Douglas scale


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Douglas scale

n
1. (Nautical Terms) an international scale of sea disturbance and swell ranging from 0 to 9 with one figure for disturbance and one for swell
2. (Physical Geography) an international scale of sea disturbance and swell ranging from 0 to 9 with one figure for disturbance and one for swell
[C20: named after Sir Henry Douglas (1876–1939), former director of the British Naval Meteorological Service]
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Another scale, called the Douglas Scale (1986), assesses different issues such as the psychological issues by means of the mental status, the physical by means of pain, activity, physical condition, incontinence and the therapeutic issues by means of special risks including steroid therapy, diabetes, cytotoxic therapy and dyspnoea (Keller et al.
2004) tested three different risk assessment scales in intensive care patients, namely the Braden, the Cubbin and Jackson and the Douglas scales and found out that the scale with the highest sensitivity was the Douglas Scale with 100%, but the latter also had the lowest specificity, the highest negative predictive validity and the lowest positive predictive validity.
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Richard Crescenzo and Douglas Scales will each have the role of Managing Director and Co-Head of Broadpoint's new Investment Grade Sales Department, reporting to Joseph Mannello, Executive Managing Director and Head of Broadpoint Capital's Debt Capital Markets Division.