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Life After Nbc’S “The Biggest Loser”: The Experiences And Perspectives Of Former Reality Tv Contestants, Darren D. Moore, Clinton Cooper, Toiya Williams, Kai Zwierstra 2017 Alliant International University

Life After Nbc’S “The Biggest Loser”: The Experiences And Perspectives Of Former Reality Tv Contestants, Darren D. Moore, Clinton Cooper, Toiya Williams, Kai Zwierstra

The Qualitative Report

Utilizing Qualitative Description influenced by aspects of phenomenology, we conducted fifteen open-ended, semi-structured interviews with former contestants of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” The purpose of the study was to explore experiences of significant weight loss. We focused on challenges, emotional well-being, and relational dynamics of contestants transitioning through their weight loss journeys, which included what happened after the show was completed. Further, we analyzed perspectives regarding the utility of Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) in working with this population. In the study, three themes emerged which included: (1) Living at the ranch: It’s reality TV, not reality; (2 ...


Military: Family Of Origins And Life Cycles, Linda C. Osterlund 2017 Associate Dean, Division of Counseling and Family Therapy, Regis University

Military: Family Of Origins And Life Cycles, Linda C. Osterlund

Linda Osterlund

An in-depth study of military family life cycle including adult development. The impact of transitions such as deployment, career, marriage, divorce, and death at different stages of the family life cycle as guides to therapeutic understanding.


Childhood Abuse Types And Adult Relational Violence Mediated By Adult Attachment Behaviors And Romantic Relational Aggression In Couples, Tabitha Nicole Webster 2016 Brigham Young University

Childhood Abuse Types And Adult Relational Violence Mediated By Adult Attachment Behaviors And Romantic Relational Aggression In Couples, Tabitha Nicole Webster

All Theses and Dissertations

The current study investigated how three distinct types of childhood abuse—witnessing of parental domestic violence, experiencing physical abuse and total in-home violence, and experiencing sexual abuse—predicted partner reports of relational violence through the mediating factors self-perceptions of attachment and partner reports of relational aggression. The study used paired dyadic data from 1,658 couples who had completed the RELATionship Evaluation (RELATE). The Family Violence, the Brief Accessibility and Responsiveness, Couples Relational Aggression and Victimization, and the Conflict Tactics scales were the measures used. Data was analyzed by using structural equation modeling to estimate an actor-partner interdependence model exploring ...


Singled In Later Life: Interaction Effects On Family Relations And Health, Hyunsook Kang Ph.D. 2016 Stephen F Austin State University

Singled In Later Life: Interaction Effects On Family Relations And Health, Hyunsook Kang Ph.D.

Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice

This study examines the interaction effects on health and family relations of singled and non-singled older adults. In this study, family relations comprised family criticism and family demands. Data from the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP) survey were used (57-85 years of age (n=3005). This current study reflects a secondary analysis of the NSHAP data and hypothesized that life-long singled older adults’ health differentially influenced family relation such as family criticism and demands. This study, built on the Convoy Model to account for how singled older adults’ health, is differentially associated with their family criticism and ...


Military: Family Of Origins And Life Cycles, Linda C. Osterlund 2016 Associate Dean, Division of Counseling and Family Therapy, Regis University

Military: Family Of Origins And Life Cycles, Linda C. Osterlund

Annual Faculty Scholars Reception

An in-depth study of military family life cycle including adult development. The impact of transitions such as deployment, career, marriage, divorce, and death at different stages of the family life cycle as guides to therapeutic understanding.


Actually, Let’S Not Talk About Sex: The Value-Laden Sex Education Received By China’S Young Women, Allyson Tsu 2016 SIT Study Abroad

Actually, Let’S Not Talk About Sex: The Value-Laden Sex Education Received By China’S Young Women, Allyson Tsu

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This research explored China’s sex education and the values it imparts to China’s young women. Findings indicate that although young women wish to learn about safe sex and sexuality from both schools and parents, communication is restricted by both parties embarrassment, lack of preparation, and fear that open dialogue on such topics will promote sexual activity.

The study found that while sex education classes were informative on physiological topics, in participants' perceptions, they lacked information on safe sex (i.e. use of contraceptives) by sticking to the abstinence narrative, and assuming—or pretending—that China’s young people ...


“Always A Double-Edged Sword”: How Women And Health Care Providers Navigate Issues Of Contraception In Differing Senegalese Communities, Angelina Strohbach 2016 SIT Study Abroad

“Always A Double-Edged Sword”: How Women And Health Care Providers Navigate Issues Of Contraception In Differing Senegalese Communities, Angelina Strohbach

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This paper examines how women and health care providers in two distinct Senegalese settings—Dakar and Mouit, a village located within the Gandiol region-- navigate contraception as both a social and medical good. Contraception is an invaluable tool in terms of advancing women’s right to reproductive health, but major discrepancies in its usage exist across a variety of social lines in Senegal, including level of education, marital status, occupation, age, and living in a rural versus urban setting. What socially constructed thought processes and lived experiences contribute to these discrepancies? In a cultural context heavily based upon tradition and ...


Vulvodynia; An Under-Recognized Disease, Simona Roxana Georgescu, Cristina I. Mitran, Mădălina I. Mitran, Maria I. Sârbu, Mircea Tampa 2016 Carol Davila University, Department of Dermatology and Venereology

Vulvodynia; An Under-Recognized Disease, Simona Roxana Georgescu, Cristina I. Mitran, Mădălina I. Mitran, Maria I. Sârbu, Mircea Tampa

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Vulvodynia is a chronic condition which affects an increasing number of women; it presents currently an incidence that is higher than had previously been estimated. Regarding pathogenesis, several (hormonal, infectious, inflammatory and psychological) factors have been proposed, but vulvodynia etiology remains still unclear. This disorder is a multifactorial condition with a significant impact on the patient’s quality of life, yet is difficult to diagnose (an under-estimated/ under-recognized affection). Certain medical investigations are required in order to exclude other diseases (the diagnosis of vulvodynia being one of exclusion), but anamnesis and physical examination are essential steps in the diagnosis.

Although ...


The Current Treatment Of Erectile Dysfunction, Maria Isabela Sarbu, Mircea Tampa, Mădălina I. Mitran, Cristina I. Mitran, Vasile Benea, Simona R. Georgescu 2016 Carol Davila University, Department of Dermatology and Venereology

The Current Treatment Of Erectile Dysfunction, Maria Isabela Sarbu, Mircea Tampa, Mădălina I. Mitran, Cristina I. Mitran, Vasile Benea, Simona R. Georgescu

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve and maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual intercourse. It is the most frequent sexual dysfunction in elderly men and its prevalence increases with age.

Ever since ED was recognized as a real health problem, several treatment options became available and some of them proved to be very efficient. PDE5 inhibitors are the mainstay treatment of ED.

However, other treatment options such as intracorporal injections, surgery, vacuum devices and prosthesis are also available for patients who are unresponsive to PDE5 inhibitors. Since none of the treatment options available so far has proven ...


Creating And Elevating Awareness In Teachers Who Plan To Do Counseling In Pakistani Schools, Farah A. Ibrahim 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Creating And Elevating Awareness In Teachers Who Plan To Do Counseling In Pakistani Schools, Farah A. Ibrahim

Farah Ibrahim

No abstract provided.


Existential Philosophy: Applications To Cross-Cultural Counseling, Farah A. Ibrahim 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Existential Philosophy: Applications To Cross-Cultural Counseling, Farah A. Ibrahim

Farah Ibrahim

No abstract provided.


Secondary School Counselor Preparation, Farah A. Ibrahim, B. J. Helms, R. Wilson, D. L. Thompson 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Secondary School Counselor Preparation, Farah A. Ibrahim, B. J. Helms, R. Wilson, D. L. Thompson

Farah Ibrahim

No abstract provided.


Counselor Perceptions And The Relation To Parent Perceptions Of The Role And Function Of The Secondary School Counselor, B. J. Helms, Farah A. Ibrahim 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Counselor Perceptions And The Relation To Parent Perceptions Of The Role And Function Of The Secondary School Counselor, B. J. Helms, Farah A. Ibrahim

Farah Ibrahim

No abstract provided.


A Systems Approach To Guidance: A Model For Pakistan, Farah A. Ibrahim 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

A Systems Approach To Guidance: A Model For Pakistan, Farah A. Ibrahim

Farah Ibrahim

No abstract provided.


Testing Your Mentoring Quotient, Farah A. Ibrahim 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Testing Your Mentoring Quotient, Farah A. Ibrahim

Farah Ibrahim

No abstract provided.


Response To Current Crisis, Farah A. Ibrahim 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Response To Current Crisis, Farah A. Ibrahim

Farah Ibrahim

No abstract provided.


Need And Importance Of Guidance In Pakistani Schools, Iffat Almas, I. N. Hasan, Farah A. Ibrahim 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Need And Importance Of Guidance In Pakistani Schools, Iffat Almas, I. N. Hasan, Farah A. Ibrahim

Farah Ibrahim

No abstract provided.


Cross-Cultural Couple Counseling, Farah A. Ibrahim, D. Schroeder 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Cross-Cultural Couple Counseling, Farah A. Ibrahim, D. Schroeder

Farah Ibrahim

No abstract provided.


Americans Can Learn To Be Free Of Racism And Sexism, Farah A. Ibrahim, D. Schroeder 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Americans Can Learn To Be Free Of Racism And Sexism, Farah A. Ibrahim, D. Schroeder

Farah Ibrahim

No abstract provided.


Asian-American Women: Identity Issues, Farah A. Ibrahim 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

Asian-American Women: Identity Issues, Farah A. Ibrahim

Farah Ibrahim

No abstract provided.


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