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Prostate Cancer: Patient Education For Changing Guidelines, Richard Mendez 2018 University of Vermont College of Medicine

Prostate Cancer: Patient Education For Changing Guidelines, Richard Mendez

Family Medicine Block Clerkship, Student Projects

In May 2012 United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against prostate cancer screening, Grade D, with no other recommendation for providers. Since prostate cancer continues to be among the most common cancer in the United States among men, patients were exposed to previous guidelines during routine visits and require updated educational materials for primary care visits.


The Effects Of Continuous Insulin Pump Therapy On Glycemic Control In Pregnant Type 1 Diabetics, Kimberly Kelsey 2017 Dominican University of California

The Effects Of Continuous Insulin Pump Therapy On Glycemic Control In Pregnant Type 1 Diabetics, Kimberly Kelsey

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

Type 1 Diabetics have various ways of managing their diabetes that have been studied for their effectiveness. Pregnancy in the Type 1 Diabetic has been understudied. It is known that Diabetics in general have poorer pregnancy outcomes because of poor glycemic control. This coupled with the fact that the body needs 3-4 times more insulin as pregnancy comes to an end makes managing blood glucose levels challenging for diabetics (Lowdermilk, 2016, p. 689). For the Type 1 Diabetic, there are two main ways to control diabetes: multiple daily injections using at least two type of insulin and continuous subcutaneous insulin ...


Do Coursework Summative Assessments Predict Clinical Performance? A Systematic Review, Rebecca Terry, Wayne Hing, Robin Orr, Nikki Milne 2017 Bond University

Do Coursework Summative Assessments Predict Clinical Performance? A Systematic Review, Rebecca Terry, Wayne Hing, Robin Orr, Nikki Milne

Dr Nikki Milne

BACKGROUND:

Two goals of summative assessment in health profession education programs are to ensure the robustness of high stakes decisions such as progression and licensing, and predict future performance. This systematic and critical review aims to investigate the ability of specific modes of summative assessment to predict the clinical performance of health profession education students.

METHODS:

PubMed, CINAHL, SPORTDiscus, ERIC and EMBASE databases were searched using key terms with articles collected subjected to dedicated inclusion criteria. Rigorous exclusion criteria were applied to ensure a consistent interpretation of 'summative assessment' and 'clinical performance'. Data were extracted using a pre-determined format and ...


Do Coursework Summative Assessments Predict Clinical Performance? A Systematic Review, Rebecca Terry, Wayne Hing, Robin Orr, Nikki Milne 2017 Bond University

Do Coursework Summative Assessments Predict Clinical Performance? A Systematic Review, Rebecca Terry, Wayne Hing, Robin Orr, Nikki Milne

Wayne Hing

BACKGROUND:

Two goals of summative assessment in health profession education programs are to ensure the robustness of high stakes decisions such as progression and licensing, and predict future performance. This systematic and critical review aims to investigate the ability of specific modes of summative assessment to predict the clinical performance of health profession education students.

METHODS:

PubMed, CINAHL, SPORTDiscus, ERIC and EMBASE databases were searched using key terms with articles collected subjected to dedicated inclusion criteria. Rigorous exclusion criteria were applied to ensure a consistent interpretation of 'summative assessment' and 'clinical performance'. Data were extracted using a pre-determined format and ...


A Qualitative Study Exploring High School Students' Understanding Of, And Attitudes Towards, Health Information And Claims, Leila Cusack, Laura N Desha, Chris B Del Mar, Tammy C Hoffmann 2017 Bond University

A Qualitative Study Exploring High School Students' Understanding Of, And Attitudes Towards, Health Information And Claims, Leila Cusack, Laura N Desha, Chris B Del Mar, Tammy C Hoffmann

Tammy Hoffmann

BACKGROUND:

Exposure to health claims, particularly in the media and social media, is pervasive, and the information conveyed is often inaccurate, incomplete or misleading. Some young people of high school ages are already making decisions about using readily available health interventions (such as sports drinks and beauty products).Although previous research has assessed adults' understanding of health claims, no research has examined this issue in young adults who are attending high school.

OBJECTIVE:

To explore high school students' understanding of, and attitudes towards, concepts relevant to assessing health information and claims.

DESIGN:

A qualitative study involving semi-structured interviews with 27 ...


A Qualitative Study Exploring High School Students' Understanding Of, And Attitudes Towards, Health Information And Claims, Leila Cusack, Laura N Desha, Chris B Del Mar, Tammy C Hoffmann 2017 Bond University

A Qualitative Study Exploring High School Students' Understanding Of, And Attitudes Towards, Health Information And Claims, Leila Cusack, Laura N Desha, Chris B Del Mar, Tammy C Hoffmann

Christopher Del Mar

BACKGROUND:

Exposure to health claims, particularly in the media and social media, is pervasive, and the information conveyed is often inaccurate, incomplete or misleading. Some young people of high school ages are already making decisions about using readily available health interventions (such as sports drinks and beauty products).Although previous research has assessed adults' understanding of health claims, no research has examined this issue in young adults who are attending high school.

OBJECTIVE:

To explore high school students' understanding of, and attitudes towards, concepts relevant to assessing health information and claims.

DESIGN:

A qualitative study involving semi-structured interviews with 27 ...


Putting Care Back Into "Health Care:" An Analysis Of The Place Of Community Health Workers Within The U.S. Health Care System, Megan Schowalter 2017 University of Puget Sound

Putting Care Back Into "Health Care:" An Analysis Of The Place Of Community Health Workers Within The U.S. Health Care System, Megan Schowalter

Honors Program Theses

This paper explores who a Community Health Worker (CHW) is and contextualizes the social, political, and historical factors that allowed for the growth of CHWs within the primary health care sector in the U.S. It analyzes how CHWs perceive their own roles and responsibilities within the U.S. health system as a means of highlighting the gap within health care services and the influence of Social Determinants of Health (SDH) on well-being. The second part of this paper relates CHWs to scholarship by medical anthropologist Paul Farmer and public health scholar Alicia Yamin concerning pathologies of power and the ...


The Lived Experience Of Chemo Brain In Early Stage Breast Cancer In Women 50 And Under, Patricia A. Gibbons 2017 Seton Hall University

The Lived Experience Of Chemo Brain In Early Stage Breast Cancer In Women 50 And Under, Patricia A. Gibbons

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Cognitive deficits have been shown to affect those who have undergone treatment with chemotherapy. This is often referred to as chemo-brain. The purpose of this descriptive phenomenological study was to explore the lived experience of the chemo brain after undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. The study sample consisted of six women between the ages of 29 and 50 with early stage breast cancer. van Manen’s (1997) descriptive phenomenological method guided data analysis. The recurrent themes identified in this study were (1) Struggles with day to day life (2) Emotions related to diagnosis and treatment, (3) Fatigue (4) Coping and ...


I’M A Big Kid Now: Enhancing Transition Rn Residents’ Confidence During Pediatric Patient Care, Emily W. Lam 2017 University of San Francisco

I’M A Big Kid Now: Enhancing Transition Rn Residents’ Confidence During Pediatric Patient Care, Emily W. Lam

Master's Projects and Capstones

The title of the clinical nurse leader project is “I’m a Big Kid Now: Enhancing Transition RN Residents’ Confidence During Pediatric Patient Care”. The project aims to improve the support components for Transition RN residents during their Transition RN Residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The clinical leadership theme that correlates to this project is communication. The clinical nurse leader’s role is to act as an educator and a facilitator throughout this project. In examining the clinical nurse leader competencies, competencies “use performance measures to assess and improve the delivery of evidence-based practices and promote outcomes that ...


Status Of The Entry-Level Clinical Doctorate In Occupational Therapy Education, Tara N. Ruppert 2017 George Washington University

Status Of The Entry-Level Clinical Doctorate In Occupational Therapy Education, Tara N. Ruppert

Doctor of Occupational Therapy Capstone Projects

Occupational therapy education has accepted two degree paths for entry-level practice since 2007 – the Masters in Occupational Therapy (MOT) and the Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD). A national debate exists about this approach, with strong voices on each side but there is a gap in the research supporting either side. A cohort study was used to gather data from program directors of entry-level occupational therapy programs in the U.S. to determine if there are trends, common perceptions, or predictive factors regarding which degree is supported by a program. Trends were identified, as were some common perceptions regarding the ...


Exploring Respiratory Care Faculty And Students’ Perceptions Of Effective Clinical Instructor Characteristics, Saad Mohammed AlRabeeah 2017 Seton Hall University

Exploring Respiratory Care Faculty And Students’ Perceptions Of Effective Clinical Instructor Characteristics, Saad Mohammed Alrabeeah

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Background: Clinical instructors play a crucial role in shaping the future of healthcare by training students on site to deliver patient-centered team based care. Respiratory care clinical instructors play an integral part in preparing respiratory care students to be effective practitioners given that almost 50% of the respiratory care curriculum is conducted in the clinical environment under the supervision of clinical instructors. Professional competence, interpersonal relationships, personality characteristics and teaching ability are all qualities that clinical instructors should possess in order to provide students with quality clinical education experiences. The purpose of this mixed method study was to (1) explore ...


Faculty Perceptions Of Communication At An Academic Medical Center: A Faculty Forward Qualitative Analysis, Brian L. Rutledge, Jessica H. Bailey 2017 University of Mississippi Medical Center

Faculty Perceptions Of Communication At An Academic Medical Center: A Faculty Forward Qualitative Analysis, Brian L. Rutledge, Jessica H. Bailey

The Qualitative Report

The purpose of the study is to examine the faculty’s suggestions on how to improve communication at five schools in an academic medical center. The University of Mississippi Medical Center facilitated the administration of the Faculty Forward Engagement Survey by the Association of American Medical Colleges to faculty in the schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, and health related professions. This survey included open-ended questions with narrative responses. On these responses to one question about communication, the authors performed the constant comparative method of grounded theory design, a foundational form of qualitative inquiry. In reviewing and coding the 201 ...


Therapy Dogs And The Impact On Employees In The Pediatric Medical Setting, Laine Foith 2017 Abilene Christian University

Therapy Dogs And The Impact On Employees In The Pediatric Medical Setting, Laine Foith

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

More than 40% of nurses reported experiencing significant burnout. Burnout is characterized by disengagement, cynicism, negative views of personal accomplishment and ability, and emotional exhaustion. The healthcare providers that experience burnout can possibly expect a decrease in ability to recognize/report errors, increase of negative feelings toward the patient, and decrease levels of patient satisfaction (Ernest, 2014). One of the ways Schub (2015) suggested to regulate burnout for employees was to provide psychosocial support to colleagues to reduce stress. This study is one of the first attempts to bridge the gap between the unknown correlation between qualitative and quantitative benefits ...


Comparison Of Lung Volumes And Estimated Vo2max In College-Aged Wind Musicians Versus Aerobic Athletes, M. Petro, B. Larouere, T. DiSanti, J. Bracken 2017 Seton Hill University

Comparison Of Lung Volumes And Estimated Vo2max In College-Aged Wind Musicians Versus Aerobic Athletes, M. Petro, B. Larouere, T. Disanti, J. Bracken

International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings

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Wearing Personal Protective Equipment And Carrying Tools Effect On Cardiac And Metabolic Stress Of Firefighters, S. McCauley, K. Lippy, J. Sanders 2017 Shippensburg University

Wearing Personal Protective Equipment And Carrying Tools Effect On Cardiac And Metabolic Stress Of Firefighters, S. Mccauley, K. Lippy, J. Sanders

International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings

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Alterg Awareness: Attentional Focus Responses To Weighted And Unweighted Walking And Running On A Treadmill, E. Lind, J. Hokanson, D. Van Langen, L. True, R. Fiddler, S. Hupman 2017 SUNY-Cortland

Alterg Awareness: Attentional Focus Responses To Weighted And Unweighted Walking And Running On A Treadmill, E. Lind, J. Hokanson, D. Van Langen, L. True, R. Fiddler, S. Hupman

International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings

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The Influence Of Proximal Versus Distal Strength On Balance Control In Athletes Versus Non-Athletes, I. Chahal, M. Meyers, E. Casto, J. McCrory 2017 West Virginia University

The Influence Of Proximal Versus Distal Strength On Balance Control In Athletes Versus Non-Athletes, I. Chahal, M. Meyers, E. Casto, J. Mccrory

International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings

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The Use And Efficacy Of Comics In Healthcare: A Scoping Review In Graphic Medicine, Matthew N. Noe, Suzana Makowski, Len L. Levin, Kelly Lund 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

The Use And Efficacy Of Comics In Healthcare: A Scoping Review In Graphic Medicine, Matthew N. Noe, Suzana Makowski, Len L. Levin, Kelly Lund

National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NN/LM NER) Repository

Background: Graphic medicine is defined as the “interaction between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare”. We seek to understand the ways in which comics are currently being employed in healthcare settings and what effects, if any, these practices have on physician, patient, and their experiences and health outcomes.

Methods: Our scoping review is following the six-stage methodology laid out by Arksey and O’Malley (2005) in order to map the field – an appropriate methodology, as graphic medicine is a relatively new field that thus far lacks clear boundaries. We built, tested, and conducted searches in six databases ...


New Outpatient Experience Survey Design: A Quality Improvement Case Study, Nathan Paluso 2017 University of Southern Maine

New Outpatient Experience Survey Design: A Quality Improvement Case Study, Nathan Paluso

Muskie School Capstones

The purpose of this capstone project is to evaluate the implementation process for a new survey methodology introduced by Maine Medical Partners (MMP), by following the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) quality improvement cycle framework. This new survey has been implemented to collect data on patients’ experiences in the MMP outpatient facilities, and is offered to the patients via iPad at check-out after their appointment. Through observation at MMP practices and MMP staff interviews, strengths and weaknesses of the implementation process have been identified. Evidence-based solutions pertaining to the identified weaknesses have been selected through a literature review and are incorporated in recommendations ...


We Are Alfred: Empathy Learned Through A Medical Education Virtual Reality Project, Barbara Swartzlander, Elizabeth Dyer, Marilyn R. Gugliucci 2017 University of New England

We Are Alfred: Empathy Learned Through A Medical Education Virtual Reality Project, Barbara Swartzlander, Elizabeth Dyer, Marilyn R. Gugliucci

Library Services Faculty Posters

Poster describing project collaboration among University of New England (UNE) librarians and College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) faculty, whose goal was to adopt technology which will teach UNECOM students to be empathic with older adults and familiarize medical students with information resources from the NIH/NLM related to older adult health. Technology tested was the Alfred Lab developed by Embodied Labs. First year medical students were required to complete the ‘We Are Alfred’ virtual reality module and a pre and post assessment. Descriptive statistics were applied to finite questions on pre and post assessments, and content analysis on open ended ...


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