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Below-Grade Structural Flexibility Study For Seismic-Resistant, Self-Centering, Concentrically- Braced Frames, Derek A.J. Hauff Jan 2016

Below-Grade Structural Flexibility Study For Seismic-Resistant, Self-Centering, Concentrically- Braced Frames, Derek A.J. Hauff

Honors Research Projects

Self-centering, concentrically braced frames (SC-CBFs) are seismic-resistant lateral-load resisting systems for buildings that increase the lateral drift capacity in comparison to conventional CBFs. Two different substructures were examined on a six-story and a ten-story building to see which below grade structure was more efficient and how the flexibility from the addition of a basement compares to previous research of SC-CBFs structures without basements.

The study was completed in phases: modeling of forces in SAP2000, sizing of structural members, coding of structure into the modeling program Open System for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (OpenSees), and comparison of the output data.

Substructure one ...


Electronic Health Records In The Academic World, Madeline Leapaldt Jan 2016

Electronic Health Records In The Academic World, Madeline Leapaldt

Honors Research Projects

Health or medical records are the backbone of the healthcare industry. They allow professions to practice patient-centered, interdisciplinary care. Electronic Health Records help accelerate the care process and allow for a smoother patient experience. However, many healthcare professionals have not used an Electronic Health Record prior to employment or internships. This can be detrimental to the process and slow down the entire team. Research shows that teaching Electronic Health Records in an academic setting allows students to safely explore the system and become comfortable with using technology for healthcare purposes. There are specific requirements that have been shown to aid ...


The College Experience: Exploring The Relationship Between Sleep, Executive Function, And Alcohol Use, Evelyn R. Conner Dec 2015

The College Experience: Exploring The Relationship Between Sleep, Executive Function, And Alcohol Use, Evelyn R. Conner

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Cirugía Cosmética: Un Análisis De Su Historia Y Prevalencia En Latinoamérica, Elena R. Hamilton Dec 2015

Cirugía Cosmética: Un Análisis De Su Historia Y Prevalencia En Latinoamérica, Elena R. Hamilton

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Zero Energy Ready Multifamily Dwellings For The Redevelopment Of Downtown Knoxville, Tn, William Twickler, Ben Webb, Georgia White Dec 2015

Zero Energy Ready Multifamily Dwellings For The Redevelopment Of Downtown Knoxville, Tn, William Twickler, Ben Webb, Georgia White

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Mental Health Screening Of Veterans Diagnosed With Cancer: Analyzing Psychological Distress And Attitudes Towards Seeking Professional Psychological Help, Jessica Jean Baptiste Aug 2015

Mental Health Screening Of Veterans Diagnosed With Cancer: Analyzing Psychological Distress And Attitudes Towards Seeking Professional Psychological Help, Jessica Jean Baptiste

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Studies analyzing mental health care utilization in veterans with a co-occurrence of a medical and psychological diagnosis are still underrepresented in the literature. The primary purpose of this study is to examine psychological screening methods of veterans diagnosed with cancer and determining when these veterans are more likely to endorse psychological symptoms. This information can contribute to the discussion of effective ways of integrating mental health screening in specialty care settings. A correlational, causal-comparative research design is employed to answer the study research questions and hypotheses. The participants include Vietnam, Korean, and World War II veterans seeking oncology services at ...


The Use Of Argumentation In Socio-Scientific Issues: Enhancing Evolutionary Biology Instruction, Heath R. Marchand Aug 2015

The Use Of Argumentation In Socio-Scientific Issues: Enhancing Evolutionary Biology Instruction, Heath R. Marchand

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

With the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), further emphasis in science education is being placed on preparing students to become more informed voters regarding social, ethical, economic and political topics that affect contemporary society. Parallel to this shift is a stronger emphasis on integrating evolutionary theory as a unifying concept in the biological sciences. Given that evolution is one of the aforementioned topics commonly discussed and debated about in social and political arenas, ensuring that instruction provides students from all backgrounds a comprehensive understanding of its principals is becoming increasingly important in contemporary science education. Chapter II ...


Importance Of Medical Informatics In Medical Students' Curricula In Saudi Arabia, Jwaher Abdullah Almulhem Aug 2015

Importance Of Medical Informatics In Medical Students' Curricula In Saudi Arabia, Jwaher Abdullah Almulhem

Theses and Dissertations

The main purpose of this research project is to determine the importance of Medical Informatics (MI) course inclusion in the curriculum studied by medical students in Saudi Arabia. The healthcare environment has changed dramatically since last few decades. It has become an information- intensive environment and has shifted its focus on technological applications. As a result of such a shift in focus, efforts should be made that future healthcare professionals be prepared for such an environment through MI. This research project aims to determine the acceptance of MI applications by medical students. The study will compare the acceptability of MI ...


Investigating The Use Of A Positive Variation Of The Good Behavior Game In A High School Setting, Shauna Lynne Aug 2015

Investigating The Use Of A Positive Variation Of The Good Behavior Game In A High School Setting, Shauna Lynne

Master's Theses

The Good Behavior Game (GBG) is an example of an interdependent group contingency that can be used in classrooms to manage behavior. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a positive variation of the GBG in which teachers attend to rule-following behavior, as opposed to the original version of the game in which teachers attend to rule-breaking behavior. In previous studies, researchers have demonstrated the effectiveness of the GBG in decreasing problematic behavior and/or increasing productive or desired behavior in classroom settings and in hospital settings and spanning preschool-aged, elementary toddlers to high school-aged adolescents ...


A Descriptive Correlational Study Measuring The Emotional Impact Of Acl Injury And Reconstruction On Intention To Return And Actual Return To Previous Level Of Sport In Competitive Athletes, Moriah M. Frazee, Molly M. Frazee Aug 2015

A Descriptive Correlational Study Measuring The Emotional Impact Of Acl Injury And Reconstruction On Intention To Return And Actual Return To Previous Level Of Sport In Competitive Athletes, Moriah M. Frazee, Molly M. Frazee

Master of Science in Nursing Theses

BACKGROUND: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries among athletes are increasingly common, yet less than 50% of these athletes return to their previous level of sport participation. While most of these athletes are physically ready to return to sport, many of them have reported they were not emotionally ready to return.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between 1) the emotional readiness to return to sport, 2) intention to return to their previous level of sport participation, and 3) actual return to their previous level of sport participation after ACL injury and reconstruction in competitive adult ...


Overcoming Barriers To Mental Health Service Utilization Among Justice Involved Youth, Susan Y. Vanallen Jun 2015

Overcoming Barriers To Mental Health Service Utilization Among Justice Involved Youth, Susan Y. Vanallen

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to identify the barriers to and facilitators of mental health services utilization among youth in the justice setting, and to explore ways to overcome these barriers and expand these facilitators. This qualitative study utilized focus groups as a means to extract themes among the perceptions of social workers on this topic. Results were transcribed to written form. Qualitative analysis procedures were followed to identify and label themes. A total of 473 statements are organized into 26 major themes with 18 sub‑themes. Suggestions for change under the agency/organizational category of domain three received ...


The Consequences Of Plan Colombia: Domestic Drug Policies In Colombia, Brittany T. Reid May 2015

The Consequences Of Plan Colombia: Domestic Drug Policies In Colombia, Brittany T. Reid

Environmental Studies Theses

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Home Of The Dead, Religions Of The Living: The Distinctions Between The Jewish And Christian Communities In Ancient Rome As Observed In The Catacombs Of The 2nd Through 4th Centuries C.E., Shoshana Foster May 2015

Home Of The Dead, Religions Of The Living: The Distinctions Between The Jewish And Christian Communities In Ancient Rome As Observed In The Catacombs Of The 2nd Through 4th Centuries C.E., Shoshana Foster

Classical and Medieval Studies Theses

No abstract provided.


Reconstruction Of The Post-Glacial Formation Of The Peddocks Island Salt Marsh, Hull, Ma, Sean W. Enos May 2015

Reconstruction Of The Post-Glacial Formation Of The Peddocks Island Salt Marsh, Hull, Ma, Sean W. Enos

Geology Theses

Climate change and associated sea level rise are of a large concern, and studying the environment’s history will allow for better predictions on the future. Salt marshes provide an excellent site for the study of changes that have occurred, as they accrete at a rate synonymous to sea level rise. Tidal salt marshes accrete upwards and landwards as diurnal tides flood the marsh, bringing in sediment. Major storm events also are known to provide sediment for marsh accretion. Lower rates of sea level rise allow marsh plants to keep in pace with incoming sediments (Niering and Warren, 1980). Sediment ...


Mobilization Of Metals By Fungi In Historic Cemeteries, Eleanor D. Briggs May 2015

Mobilization Of Metals By Fungi In Historic Cemeteries, Eleanor D. Briggs

Geology Theses

Interactions among fungi, soil, and metals are at the heart of nutrient cycling in terrestrial systems. Both major and trace elements are found in soils, but the degree to which they are biologically available is influenced by chemical weathering of soil minerals by fungi. In addition to contributing to weathering, mushrooms are known to bioaccumulate metals from soil, so edible mushrooms growing on soils contaminated with toxic metals can cause harm to those who eat them. This study focuses on metal content of mushrooms and soils from cemeteries that are suspected to be contaminated with arsenic as a result of ...


Paleoclimatic Implication Of Lake Sediment Geochemistry In Linnévatnet, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Benjamin Gray Merkert May 2015

Paleoclimatic Implication Of Lake Sediment Geochemistry In Linnévatnet, Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Benjamin Gray Merkert

Geology Theses

Linnévatnet (Norwegian, Lake Linné) is a proglacial lake located on the archipelago Svalbard at approximately 78 degrees north latitude. In addition to the sediment released by Linnébreen (Norwegian, Linné Glacier), various small streams and solifluction lobes around the lake contribute to the total sediment input. In this study, two lake cores were taken from one location along with six bulk sediment samples from major sediment sources around the lake. The elemental chemistry and physical parameters of all samples were obtained using X-ray fluorescence and a Geotek MSCL, respectively, at Hartshorne Quaternary Lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The mineralogy ...


Analysis And Comparison Of Physical Properties And Morphology Of Impact Melt Flows On Venus And The Moon To Determine Atmospheric Controls, Christine Elizabeth Dong May 2015

Analysis And Comparison Of Physical Properties And Morphology Of Impact Melt Flows On Venus And The Moon To Determine Atmospheric Controls, Christine Elizabeth Dong

Geology Theses

Impact melt flows form when target material melted by an impact breaches the rim of the impact crater. The melt flows out and away from the crater, forming a lava flow. Such flows have been identified on Venus and the Moon by previous studies. This study aims to document impact melt flows on these two bodies to determine the differences, if any, between them, and to ascertain whether these differences are due to atmospheric conditions. Previously recorded morphological data from Robert Herrick of the Lunar and Planetary Institute and Neish et al. (2014) are used in conjunction with S-band (12 ...


A Paleolimnological Study Reconstructing Organic Carbon Accumulation And Climate History; Mealy Mountains, Labrador, Canada, Timothy D. Campbell May 2015

A Paleolimnological Study Reconstructing Organic Carbon Accumulation And Climate History; Mealy Mountains, Labrador, Canada, Timothy D. Campbell

Geology Theses

Over the past century, the global climate system has experienced unprecedented warming due to the rapid increase of greenhouse gas concentrations. Thus, understanding the fate of CO2 once it is released is critical to evaluating the impacts of future climate change. Lake sediments have the potential to store large quantities of CO2 in the form of organic carbon, yet the factors which control organic carbon burial efficiency in lakes are not fully understood. Consequently, this project examines the sedimentary record from one lake spanning the boreal forest-tundra ecotone in the eastern Mealy Mountains of southeastern Labrador, Canada in order to ...


Implementing A Rib Fracture Management Pathway And Pic Scoring Tool To Reduce Icu Readmissions, Susan Mastroianni May 2015

Implementing A Rib Fracture Management Pathway And Pic Scoring Tool To Reduce Icu Readmissions, Susan Mastroianni

Master's Projects

The purpose of the project is to improve the management of patients with rib and or sternal fractures in a Level I Trauma Center. The graying of the population along with age related injury patterns, primarily falls, underscored the need for improved care among this population; this was the key driving force for the project.

We aim to improve the care of patients with rib fractures and or sternal fractures and reduce ICU readmission rates by 20% within one year after implementing the Rib Fracture Management Pathway (RFM). Incorporating best practice guidelines regarding blunt chest injury, patients’ transition experiences along ...


Incorporating Community Cultural Wealth In A Community-Based Organization, Henriette S. Ako-Asare May 2015

Incorporating Community Cultural Wealth In A Community-Based Organization, Henriette S. Ako-Asare

Master's Projects

This project examined how Hack the Hood, a Bay Area non-profit organization, successfully works with low-income youth of color in an outside of school context using technological skills to empower them. Critical Race Theory, community cultural wealth, and the many studies on academic success provided a model through which to examine the efficacy and cultural relevance of Hack the Hood programming using interviews and data already gathered on the organization. Based on the analysis of Hack the Hood and the promising findings related to how their work advance several of the tenets of the community cultural wealth model, this project ...


The Role Of Gender And Education In The Perpetration And Prevention Of School-Related Gender-Based Violence, Sabrina James May 2015

The Role Of Gender And Education In The Perpetration And Prevention Of School-Related Gender-Based Violence, Sabrina James

Master's Theses

This study examines how gender ideologies contribute to violence in and around schools while looking through a peace research framework proposed by peace studies scholar Johan Galtung (1969). The study explores school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) in three regions—the United States, India, and Central Africa—and highlights the universal and destructive nature of SRGBV as a serious obstacle to the right to education and achieving education for all.

In addition, the study examines three promising initiatives in the aforementioned regions that combat SRGBV. The aim of the study is to contribute to the dialogue of effective strategies for addressing SRGBV ...


Social Work Supervision Through A Relational-Cultural Theoretical Lens, Lisa Eible May 2015

Social Work Supervision Through A Relational-Cultural Theoretical Lens, Lisa Eible

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

The following is a comprehensive literature review accompanied by a theoretical/conceptual article related to social work supervision and Relational-Cultural Theory (RTC). The project reviews the foundational principles of social work supervision, Relational-Cultural Theory, and cultural competence in social work. The project explores the application of RCT to social work supervision, inclusive of issues faced related to racial and cultural differences. Particular attention is paid to understanding the unique attributes and challenges faced in agency-based social work supervision.


The Relationships Among School Nurse To Student Ratios, Self-Efficacy For Type 1 Diabetes Management, And Glycemic Control In Adolescents, Lori Wilt May 2015

The Relationships Among School Nurse To Student Ratios, Self-Efficacy For Type 1 Diabetes Management, And Glycemic Control In Adolescents, Lori Wilt

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood. Adolescents with T1DM experience decreased treatment adherence, poor glycemic control, and acute complications more frequently than adults. Self-efficacy is the belief that one can carry out specific behaviors in specific situations and is the major determinant of intention, and has been shown to influence diabetes self-management in the adolescent.

School nurses are in a unique position to influence self-efficacy for type 1 diabetes management in adolescents. Although previous research has shown that school nurses positively influence student health outcomes in a variety of ways, there ...


A Two-Paper Examination On The Integration Of Humor Into Clinical Social Work, Stephanie Nathanson May 2015

A Two-Paper Examination On The Integration Of Humor Into Clinical Social Work, Stephanie Nathanson

Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) Dissertations

Humor can be a powerful therapeutic tool in clinical social work: It creates a layer of connection between clinician and client, can strengthen the therapeutic bond and provides a gateway to change on cognitive, emotional, and biological levels. It can help restore a sense of playfulness, lightness, and fun—innate qualities often lost as a result of adverse early experiences, including insecure attachment and trauma. The first paper of this two-paper theoretical dissertation reviews facets of humor development as an integrated social, cognitive, and emotional system that starts in infancy, with the objective of providing clinicians with a theoretical basis ...


Ethnicity, Qualifications, And Peer Influence: Relative Effects In A Simulated Hiring Decision, Victoria Kerns May 2015

Ethnicity, Qualifications, And Peer Influence: Relative Effects In A Simulated Hiring Decision, Victoria Kerns

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Past research has examined the effects observed when résumés varying only in a name or a particular characteristic that is often stereotyped against receive differential feedback (see, for example, Derous et al., 2009). The current study sought to build on that design, adding the influence of peers as a possible way to reduce this discrimination in hiring.

Participants viewed two résumés varying in qualifications, one belonging to a seemingly Anglo candidate and one belonging to a seemingly Arab candidate. They chose a candidate for the position in the presence of peer influence which favored one candidate over another, or peer ...


Examining The Effect Of Education Type On Common Misconceptions Of Traumatic Brain Injury, Monica De Iorio May 2015

Examining The Effect Of Education Type On Common Misconceptions Of Traumatic Brain Injury, Monica De Iorio

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

It has been widely shown that misconceptions related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) are held among both family members of people with TBI and the general public. These misconceptions have the potential to increase the distress of people with TBI and negatively impact rehabilitation processes. Although increased education has often been suggested to reduce misconceptions, few studies have examined which methods are most effective in providing information to the public. In the current study, I investigated the effects of existing education materials – either a TBI factsheet or personal stories of people with TBI. These materials are currently easily accessible online ...


The Italian Immigrants’ Assimilation Into American Culture And The Subsequent Impact On Food, Language And Last Names, Joseph S. Pechie May 2015

The Italian Immigrants’ Assimilation Into American Culture And The Subsequent Impact On Food, Language And Last Names, Joseph S. Pechie

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The objective of this study is to examine the assimilation process of first, second, and third, generation Italian-Americans had on three facets of their culture’s everyday life, specifically: food, language, and last names. As Italians immigrated and assimilated into America, so did their culture and native traditions. Over time, the Italian culture has turned into a staple of American life and can be seen integrated into communities across the United States. A culture originally the subject of mockery, ridicule, and discrimination, the Italian culture endured decades, and generations, of change to become praised and appreciated. Although aspects of all ...


Exploring The Relationships Of Power, Attitudes Regarding Intermittent Fetal Monitoring, And Perceived Barriers To Research Utilization With A Labor And Delivery Nurse's Attitude Toward Patient Advocacy, Lisa Heelan May 2015

Exploring The Relationships Of Power, Attitudes Regarding Intermittent Fetal Monitoring, And Perceived Barriers To Research Utilization With A Labor And Delivery Nurse's Attitude Toward Patient Advocacy, Lisa Heelan

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

A problem identified in nursing practice was the routine use of continuous fetal monitoring (CEFM) with low risk laboring women. CEFM is associated with worsened outcomes for the low risk laboring woman with no benefit to the newborn. In addition, this routine practice does not allow most laboring women the right to make an informed choice regarding treatment options. Nursing includes the role of patient advocacy. There was a need to better understand what is associated with a labor and delivery nurse’s attitude toward patient advocacy.

This descriptive correlational research design examined the relationships of power as knowing participation ...


Exploring The Relationship Between Moral Distress And Coping In Emergency Nursing, Kathleen Zavotsky May 2015

Exploring The Relationship Between Moral Distress And Coping In Emergency Nursing, Kathleen Zavotsky

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Background: Emergency Department (ED) nurses practice in environments that are highly charged and unpredictable in nature and can precipitate conflict between the necessary prescribed actions and the individual’s sense of what is morally the right thing to do. As a consequence of multiple moral dilemmas ED staff nurses are at risk for experiencing distress and how they cope with these challenges may impact their practice.

Objectives: Is to examine moral distress in ED nurses and its relationship to coping in that specialty group.

Methods: Using survey methods approach. One hundred ninety eight ED nurses completed a moral distress, coping ...


The Relationships Among Perceived Stress, Birth Satisfaction, And Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy In Early Postpartum Women, Katherine Hinic May 2015

The Relationships Among Perceived Stress, Birth Satisfaction, And Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy In Early Postpartum Women, Katherine Hinic

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This descriptive correlational study examined the relationships among perceived stress, birth satisfaction, and breastfeeding self-efficacy in women in the early postpartum period. The study, guided by self-efficacy and stress and coping theories, aimed to identify factors related to breastfeeding self-efficacy, an important psychological variable in sustained breastfeeding. The sample (N =107) was comprised of primarily well-educated, higher income, non-Hispanic White (69.8%) women recruited from a single New Jersey hospital in the first four days postpartum. The sample was comprised of nearly equal numbers of primiparous and multiparous women, all of whom expressed an intention to breastfeed, with an overall ...