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The Effect Of Neuragen Pn® On Neuropathic Pain: A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial, Li Li 2010 Georgia Southern University

The Effect Of Neuragen Pn® On Neuropathic Pain: A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial, Li Li

Li Li

Background: A double blind, randomized, placebo controlled study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the naturally derived topical oil, "Neuragen PN®" for the treatment of neuropathic pain.

Methods: Sixty participants with plantar cutaneous (foot sole) pain due to all cause peripheral neuropathy were recruited from the community. Each subject was randomly assigned to receive one of two treatments (Neuragen PN® or placebo) per week in a crossover design. The primary outcome measure was acute spontaneous pain level as reported on a visual analog scale.

Results: There was an overall pain reduction for both treatments from pre to post application ...


Survival Strategies For Physical Educators During Recessionary Times, Robert C. Schneider, Ferman Konukman, William F. Stier 2010 The College at Brockport

Survival Strategies For Physical Educators During Recessionary Times, Robert C. Schneider, Ferman Konukman, William F. Stier

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Faculty Publications

Physical education programs throughout the country are feeling the negative effects of what is proving to be the longest and most severe financial crisis in this country since the Great Depression. Potentially negative issues in physical education programs resulting from the current recession include: (a) low workplace morale, (b) the elimination of teaching as well as coaching positions, (c) an increase in physical education class size, and (d) a decline in resources (i.e., equipment and supplies). Physical education teachers must understand the current economic situation they find themselves in and react in an appropriate manner and timely fashion if ...


Title Ix Compliance In Ncaa Athletic Departments: Perceptions Of Senior Woman Administrators, Robert C. Schneider, William F. Stier, Timothy J. Henry, Gregory E. Wilding 2010 The College at Brockport

Title Ix Compliance In Ncaa Athletic Departments: Perceptions Of Senior Woman Administrators, Robert C. Schneider, William F. Stier, Timothy J. Henry, Gregory E. Wilding

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Faculty Publications

Perceptions of Senior Woman Administrators (SWAs) were sought regarding the equal provision of 13 Title IX compliance areas in women’s athletic programs as compared to men’s. A five point agree/disagree Likert‐scale survey was electronically mailed to all SWAs at National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) membership institutions throughout the United States. Of the 841 surveys mailed, 406 were returned for a 48.3% return rate. The SWAs disagreed or strongly disagreed at the highest rates that the following five Title IX compliance areas were being provided for equally in the women’s programs when compared to the ...


Developing Moral Sport Policies Through Act-Utilitarianism Based On Bentham’S Hedonic Calculus, Robert C. Schneider 2010 The College at Brockport

Developing Moral Sport Policies Through Act-Utilitarianism Based On Bentham’S Hedonic Calculus, Robert C. Schneider

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Faculty Publications

Moral policy can be developed and maintained in sport organizations through an approach that incorporates act -utilitarianism (AU) based on Jeremy Bentham’s hedonic calculus (HC). Sport managers’ effective application of AU based on HC takes on the form of a holistic approach to moral policy development and maintenance and requires an understanding of the parts and process of a strict adherence to AU based on HC. The traits of common sense, habits, and past experience are supported by the utilitarian views held by Bentham and Mill to accurately predict happiness and unhappiness that result from actions (Beauchamp, 1982) and ...


Step Counts Of Non-White Minority Youth By Gender, Grade Level, And Mode Of School Transportation, Tyler G. Johnson, Timothy A. Brusseau, Paul W.S. Darst, Pamela H. Kulinna, Janel White-Taylor 2010 Boise State University

Step Counts Of Non-White Minority Youth By Gender, Grade Level, And Mode Of School Transportation, Tyler G. Johnson, Timothy A. Brusseau, Paul W.S. Darst, Pamela H. Kulinna, Janel White-Taylor

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Faculty Publications

Background: The purposes of this study were to describe and analyze the steps/d of nonwhite minority children and youth by gender, grade level, race/ethnicity, and mode of school transportation. A secondary purpose was to compare the steps/d of minority children and youth to their Caucasian grade-level counterparts. Methods: Participants were 547 minority youth grades 5 to 8 from 4 urban schools. Participants wore sealed pedometers for 6 consecutive week/school days. Three hundred and ten participants responded to a questionnaire concerning their mode of transportation to and from school.

Results: Statistical analyses indicated a main effect for ...


The Emotional Reactions To Challenging Behavior Scale-Korean (Ercbs-K): Modification And Validation, Hyun-Kyoung Oh, Dong-Chul Seo, Francis M. Kozub 2010 California State University - San Bernardino

The Emotional Reactions To Challenging Behavior Scale-Korean (Ercbs-K): Modification And Validation, Hyun-Kyoung Oh, Dong-Chul Seo, Francis M. Kozub

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Faculty Publications

The purpose of this study was to explore the original version of Mitchell and Hastings's (1998) Emotional Reaction to Challenging Behavior Scale (ERCBS) and estimate validity and reliability of a revised version containing 29 items. The Emotional Reaction to Challenging Behavior Scale-Korean (ERCBS-K) was studied using 445 in-service physical educators (228 females; 217 males). Data were collected using onsite administration as well as mail survey administration procedures. Confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses results supported a five factor, 28-item scale (ERCBS-K). Acceptable internal consistency coefficients were found for each of the subscales of the ERCBS-K (Cronbach's alpha ranged from ...


The Psychometric Properties Of The Difficult Behavior Self-Efficacy Scale, Hyun-Kyoung Oh, Francis M. Kozub 2010 California State University - San Bernardino

The Psychometric Properties Of The Difficult Behavior Self-Efficacy Scale, Hyun-Kyoung Oh, Francis M. Kozub

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Faculty Publications

The study was designed to estimate the psychometric properties of Hastings and Brown’s (2002a) Difficult Behavior Self-efficacy Scale. Participants were two samples of physical educators teaching in Korea (n = 229) and the United States (U.S.; n = 139). An initial translation of the questionnaire to Korean and pilot study were conducted along with the larger study using a confirmatory factor analysis procedure. Internal consistency estimates (weighed Omega) for the five-item scale were 0.88 both the Korean and U.S. samples. The average variances extracted for the one factor were 0.59 for the total data set and 0 ...


Philosophy Of Sport In Latin America, Cesar R. Torres, Daniel G. Campos 2010 The College at Brockport

Philosophy Of Sport In Latin America, Cesar R. Torres, Daniel G. Campos

Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education Faculty Publications

The purpose of this paper is to explore the evolution of the philosophical analysis of sport in Latin America from the nineteenth century to the present. To do so, this paper identifies the main themes and the leading works that emerged throughout this period as well as their relation to regional philosophical traditions. Likewise, to situate the philosophical analysis of sport in Latin America in a broader perspective, this paper makes reference to its relation to the philosophy of sport in parts of the English-speaking world and the Iberian Peninsula (Portugal and Spain). This paper also includes an account of ...


Development Of Lower Extremity Injury Criteria And Biomechanical Surrogate To Evaluate Military Vehicle Occupant Injury During An Explosive Blast Event, Brian J. Mckay 2010 Wayne State University

Development Of Lower Extremity Injury Criteria And Biomechanical Surrogate To Evaluate Military Vehicle Occupant Injury During An Explosive Blast Event, Brian J. Mckay

Wayne State University Dissertations

Anti-vehicular (AV) landmines and improvised explosive devices (IED) have accounted for more than half of the United States military hostile casualties and wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). The lower extremity is the predominantly injured body region following an AV mine or IED blast accounting for 26 percent of all combat injuries in OIF (Owens et al., 2007). Detonations occurring under the vehicle transmit high amplitude and short duration axial loads onto the foot-ankle-tibia region of the occupant causing injuries to the lower leg. The current effort was initiated to develop lower extremity injury criteria and biofidelic biomechanical surrogate to ...


Complexity And Human Gait, Leslie M. Decker, Fabien Cignetti, Nicholas Stergiou 2010 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Complexity And Human Gait, Leslie M. Decker, Fabien Cignetti, Nicholas Stergiou

Journal Articles

Recently, the complexity of the human gait has become a topic of major interest within the field of human movement sciences. Indeed, while the complex fluctuations of the gait patterns were, for a long time, considered as resulting from random processes, the development of new techniques of analysis, so-called nonlinear techniques, has open new vistas for the understanding of such fluctuations. In particular, by connecting the notion of complexity to the one of chaos, new insights about gait adaptability, unhealthy states in gait and neural control of locomotion were provided. Through methods of evaluation of the complexity, experimental results obtained ...


Variability Of Lower Extremity Joint Kinematics During Backward Walking In A Virtual Environment, Dimitrios Kastavelis, Mukul Mukherjee, Leslie M. Decker, Nicholas Stergiou 2010 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Variability Of Lower Extremity Joint Kinematics During Backward Walking In A Virtual Environment, Dimitrios Kastavelis, Mukul Mukherjee, Leslie M. Decker, Nicholas Stergiou

Journal Articles

Backward walking (BW) shows significant differences with forward walking (FW) and these differences are potentially useful in rehabilitation. However the lack of visual cues makes BW risky. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of visual cues provided by a virtual environment on FW and BW on gait variability. Each subject underwent four conditions of treadmill walking at self-selected pace. The subjects walked backwards in three conditions and forwards in the fourth condition. A virtual corridor was displayed to the subjects in the FW condition (forward optic flow) and two of the backward conditions (forward and backward ...


The Power Of Empowerment: An Icf-Based Model To Improve Self-Efficacy And Upper Extremity Function Of Survivors Of Breast Cancer, Mary Insana Fisher, Dana Howell 2010 University of Dayton

The Power Of Empowerment: An Icf-Based Model To Improve Self-Efficacy And Upper Extremity Function Of Survivors Of Breast Cancer, Mary Insana Fisher, Dana Howell

Physical Therapy Faculty Publications

Breast cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers among women. Breast cancer treatments often negatively impact the function of the arm, and quality of life and upper extremity function does not always return to a prediagnosis level. Survivors of breast cancer may also experience feelings of diminished self-efficacy related to functional deficits resulting from their physical limitations. The International Classification of Functioning (ICF) provides a framework for rehabilitation practitioners to address physical and psychological impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. Patient outcomes may be improved by fostering self-efficacy through empowerment. This paper explores how the ICF model and ...


Enrichment Of Echinacea Angustifolia With Bauer Alkylamide 11 And Bauer Ketone 23 Increased Anti-Inflammatory Potential Through Interference With Cox-2 Enzyme Activity, Carlie A. LaLone, Nan Huang, Ludmila Rizshsky, Man-Yu Yum, Navrozedeep Singh, Cathy Hauck, Basil J. Nikolau, Eve S. Wurtele, Marian L. Kohut, Patricia A. Murphy, Diane F. Birt 2010 Iowa State University

Enrichment Of Echinacea Angustifolia With Bauer Alkylamide 11 And Bauer Ketone 23 Increased Anti-Inflammatory Potential Through Interference With Cox-2 Enzyme Activity, Carlie A. Lalone, Nan Huang, Ludmila Rizshsky, Man-Yu Yum, Navrozedeep Singh, Cathy Hauck, Basil J. Nikolau, Eve S. Wurtele, Marian L. Kohut, Patricia A. Murphy, Diane F. Birt

Food Science and Human Nutrition Publications

Bauer alkylamide 11 and Bauer ketone 23 were previously found to be partially responsible forEchinacea angustifolia anti-inflammatory properties. This study further tested their importance using the inhibition of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and nitric oxide (NO) production by RAW264.7 mouse macrophages in the absence and presence of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and E. angustifolia extracts, phytochemical enriched fractions, or pure synthesized standards. Molecular targets were probed using microarray, qRT-PCR, Western blot, and enzyme assays. Fractions with these phytochemicals were more potent inhibitors of LPS-induced PGE2 production than E. angustifolia extracts. Microarray did not detect changes in transcripts with ...


Electromyographic Analysis Of Trunk Muscle Activation During A Throwing Pattern Following Rotator Cuff Mobilization, Aubrey L. Doede 2010 Claremont McKenna College

Electromyographic Analysis Of Trunk Muscle Activation During A Throwing Pattern Following Rotator Cuff Mobilization, Aubrey L. Doede

CMC Senior Theses

Correct muscular activation of the body segments during an overhand throw is achieved when movement originates in the larger and more proximal legs and trunk and moves sequentially to the smaller, distal segments of the shoulder and arm. This sequence permits angular velocity to transfer progressively through the throw as part of an open kinetic chain. The athlete can summate angular velocity and segmental forces only if he is able to create a separation between the body segments during the movement pattern, and this separation is thus essential to effective segmental sequencing for activation of the trunk muscles to occur ...


The Influence Of Title Ix On Personal And Professional Biographies Of Early Career Female Club Volleyball Coaches, Dennis Dahlberg, George M. De Marco, Corinne M. Daprano, Carolyn Ridenour 2010 University of Dayton

The Influence Of Title Ix On Personal And Professional Biographies Of Early Career Female Club Volleyball Coaches, Dennis Dahlberg, George M. De Marco, Corinne M. Daprano, Carolyn Ridenour

Health and Sport Science Faculty Publications

Seeking to understand the relationship between Title IX and its impact on a select group of its contemporary beneficiaries, the purpose of this study was to determine the influence of Title IX on the personal and professional biographies of 8 early career female club volleyball coaches. This study utilized a modified case study design featuring constant comparison data analysis. Data were collected using a qualitative interview technique with each of the candidate’s interviews subdivided into four distinct sections. Part I of the interview established a basic personal and professional biography of each individual coach. Part II provided data on ...


A Survey Of Lymphoedema Practitioners Across The Us., Jane M. Armer, Electra D. Paskett, Mei R. Fu, Joseph L. Feldman, Robin Shook, Melanie K. Schneider, Bob R. Stewart, Janice N. Cormier 2010 University of Missouri

A Survey Of Lymphoedema Practitioners Across The Us., Jane M. Armer, Electra D. Paskett, Mei R. Fu, Joseph L. Feldman, Robin Shook, Melanie K. Schneider, Bob R. Stewart, Janice N. Cormier

Robin Shook

An online survey was developed by the American Lymphedema Framework Project (ALFP) executive and research committees to assess the current scope of practice in lymphoedema treatment in the US. The analysis included responses from 415 therapists from 46 states. Respondents typically had a background in physical or occupational therapy. Nearly all reported having completed a 135-hour training course on lymphoedema treatment and management. Treatment options most often reported were comprehensive decongestive therapy (CDT), exercise/movement, risk-reduction education, and skin care.


How Does Background And Training Affect Dance Pedagogy In Higher Education?, Meredith Erin Sims 2010 University of Kentucky

How Does Background And Training Affect Dance Pedagogy In Higher Education?, Meredith Erin Sims

University of Kentucky Master's Theses

Dance faculty in higher education have various backgrounds and training ranging from professional dance careers to doctoral degrees in dance. This study sought to examine the ways background and training impact faculty members‟ pedagogical approach to a dance technique class in a higher education dance department. This study examined the pedagogical knowledge, content knowledge, and pedagogical content knowledge of participants through qualitative methods including interviews, observations, and document analysis. Six major themes emerged from the data: desire to teach, teaching focus, challenging students, planning and preparation, instructional methods, and assessment strategies.


Caffeine Does Not Augment Markers Of Muscle Damage Or Leukocytosis Following Resistance Exercise, Marco Machado, Alexander J. Koch, Jeffrey Willardson, Frederico C. dos Santos, Victor M. Curty, Lucan N. Pereira 2010 Laboratory of Physiology and Biokinetic (UNIG Campus V)

Caffeine Does Not Augment Markers Of Muscle Damage Or Leukocytosis Following Resistance Exercise, Marco Machado, Alexander J. Koch, Jeffrey Willardson, Frederico C. Dos Santos, Victor M. Curty, Lucan N. Pereira

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of caffeine ingestion before a resistance exercise session on markers of muscle damage (CK, LDH, ALT, AST) and leukocyte levels. Methods: Fifteen soccer athletes completed two resistance exercise sessions that differed only in the ingestion of caffeine or a placebo preworkout. Results: CK concentration increased significantly following the caffeine session (415.8 ± 62.8 to 542.0 ± 73.5) and the placebo session (411.5 ± 43.3 to 545.8 ± 59.9), with no significant differences between sessions. Similarly, LDH concentration increased significantly following the caffeine session (377.5 ± 18 ...


Effect Of Different Resistance Exercise Repetition Velocities On Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption And Energetic Expenditure, Ana Critine Barreto, Alex Souto Maior, Pedro Menzes, Jeffrey Willardson, Antonio Jose Silva, Victor Machado Reis, Roberto Simão, Jefferson Novaes 2010 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Effect Of Different Resistance Exercise Repetition Velocities On Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption And Energetic Expenditure, Ana Critine Barreto, Alex Souto Maior, Pedro Menzes, Jeffrey Willardson, Antonio Jose Silva, Victor Machado Reis, Roberto Simão, Jefferson Novaes

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

The excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) consists of the excess oxygen consumed above a resting state following exercise. Performance of resistance exercise can significantly disrupt the body’s homeostasis, with the EPOC being dependent on the specific combination of prescriptive variables. Presently, the effects of different repetition velocities on VO2 and caloric expenditure during and following resistance exercise bouts have not been completely elucidated. Objective: To examine the effect of different repetition velocities on EPOC and total energetic expenditure during and following resistance exercise bouts. Methods: Twenty women (34.6 ± 5.5 years; 159 ± 4.1 cm; 55.1 ± 3 ...


Equal Bmd After Daily Or Triweekly Exercise In Growing Rats, B. D. Kayser, J. K. Godfrey, R. M. Cunningham, R. A. Pierce, S. V. Jaque, Ken D. Sumida 2010 Chapman University

Equal Bmd After Daily Or Triweekly Exercise In Growing Rats, B. D. Kayser, J. K. Godfrey, R. M. Cunningham, R. A. Pierce, S. V. Jaque, Ken D. Sumida

Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences Faculty Articles and Research

The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of continuous resistance training (3 days/wk) compared to interrupted resistance training where 20-24 h separated an exercise bout (i.e. 6 days/wk) for enhancing bone mineral density (BMD) in growing male rats. The total volume of work performed per week between the two resistance training programs was equivalent by design. Young male rats were randomly divided into Control (Con, n = 9), 3 days/wk resistance trained group (RT3, n = 9), and 6 days/wk resistance trained group (RT6, n = 9). The RT3 and RT6 groups were conditioned to ...


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