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Designing An Effective User Interface For A Mobile Application, Cynthia N. Kim 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Designing An Effective User Interface For A Mobile Application, Cynthia N. Kim

Graphic Communication

The purpose of this study was to determine the best user interface design practices for an iOS mobile application created for Pre-R, a local start-up company that offers physician house calls and telemedicine services throughout San Luis Obispo. The study included initial background research on best user interface design practices, mapping out and implementing the entire process of designing for mobile applications, conducting usability tests on potential users, and making changes according to the test results. Usability tests allowed for a greater understanding of the effectiveness of Pre-R’s mobile interface design prototype. Results from the usability tests have indicated ...


Teaching Behaviors In Athletic Training Education And Student Perceptions Of Instructional Effectiveness, Elizabeth J. Walters 2015 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus

Teaching Behaviors In Athletic Training Education And Student Perceptions Of Instructional Effectiveness, Elizabeth J. Walters

Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association

No abstract provided.


Radiography Faculty Perceptions Of The Effectiveness Of Asynchronous Online Courses, Shirley J. Cherry 2015 East Tennessee State University

Radiography Faculty Perceptions Of The Effectiveness Of Asynchronous Online Courses, Shirley J. Cherry

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to assess radiography faculty perceptions of the effectiveness of asynchronous online courses. Learning effectiveness in a web-based virtual learning environment (VLE) was the conceptual framework for this project (Piccoli, Ahmad, & Ives, 2001). For the purposes of this study, learning effectiveness was defined as the quality of learning being comparable between online and traditional courses (Moore, 2011).

Ten research questions were used to guide this study, and statistical tests were conducted to evaluate 17 null hypotheses. The statistical tests included use of one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), Pearson correlations, and single-sample t-tests. Ten of the ...


Family Planning, Pregnancy, And Birth In Guatemala: Maya Women And Modern Healthcare, Kelsay Payton 2015 Western Michigan University

Family Planning, Pregnancy, And Birth In Guatemala: Maya Women And Modern Healthcare, Kelsay Payton

Honors Theses

Within Maya populations in rural Guatemala, childbearing is considered a sacred and spiritual experience, in addition to a physical one. This country is home to some of the highest rates of maternal and infant mortality in Latin America, along with the largest disparities in health care, primarily between the indigenous Maya and ladino women (Schooley 2009). The use of biomedical reproductive services remains surprisingly low among the Maya, while it is continually rising in the ladino populations. To increase the overall reproductive health care in these indigenous communities, attention must be given to the understanding of Maya’s beliefs, therefore ...


Anthropology Of The First Puff: An Inquiry Into The Beginnings, Cultures, And Contexts Of Tobacco Use In Students At Washington University In St. Louis, Kristoffer Thomas Sladky 2015 Washington University in St Louis

Anthropology Of The First Puff: An Inquiry Into The Beginnings, Cultures, And Contexts Of Tobacco Use In Students At Washington University In St. Louis, Kristoffer Thomas Sladky

Undergraduate Research Symposium Posters & Abstracts

Cigarette smoking is widely recognized as the leading cause of preventable mortality in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths per year. Although smoking rates in adults have steadily declined over the past twenty years, smoking among college students has risen sharply. The objectives of this study were to: 1) explore the contexts within which individuals in a particular population smoke a cigarette for the first time; 2) examine how these contexts and perceptions of smoking contribute to the smoker’s future habits, and 3) determine whether any novel circumstantial factors exist that increase one’s risk ...


Identification And Characterization Of Exosomes In The Pathogenisis Of Endometriosis, Samantha Jefferson, Winston D. Thompson Ph.D., Djana Harp MD., MSCR, Adel Driss Ph.D., Indrajit Chowdhury Ph.D., Sharifeh Mehrabi Ph.D. 2015 Morehouse School of Medicine

Identification And Characterization Of Exosomes In The Pathogenisis Of Endometriosis, Samantha Jefferson, Winston D. Thompson Ph.D., Djana Harp Md., Mscr, Adel Driss Ph.D., Indrajit Chowdhury Ph.D., Sharifeh Mehrabi Ph.D.

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


A Study Of Low Weight Bearing Exercise And Its Effect On Bone Density, Elizabeth Markle 2015 Otterbein University

A Study Of Low Weight Bearing Exercise And Its Effect On Bone Density, Elizabeth Markle

Honor's Papers

Exercise has been a proven key to maintaining overall good health. There are many benefits of exercise: improved blood flood and overall heart strength, stronger muscles, improved cardiovascular system and it actively works to prevent superfluous fat storage on the body (Bassuk, 2013). Among these benefits is also the improvement and strengthening of bones (Bassuk, 2013). Bone strength can also be referred to as bone density and is very important to a person’s overall health because it relates directly to skeletal strength, posture, factors that affect falling and consequentially the fracturing of bones (Mayo Clinic Health Letter, 2011). A ...


Vaccine Introduction In The Democratic People's Republic Of Korea., F Marks, B Nyambat, ZY Xu, V von Kalckreuth, Paul E. Kilgore, HJ Seo, Y Du, SE Park, J Im, F Konings, CG Meyer, TF Wierzba 2015 Wayne State University

Vaccine Introduction In The Democratic People's Republic Of Korea., F Marks, B Nyambat, Zy Xu, V Von Kalckreuth, Paul E. Kilgore, Hj Seo, Y Du, Se Park, J Im, F Konings, Cg Meyer, Tf Wierzba

Paul E. Kilgore

The feasibility of mass vaccination campaigns for Japanese encephalitis and Haemophilus influenzae type b infections was explored in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea using pilot vaccination studies. The experiences from these initial studies were then used to support larger vaccination campaigns in children at risk of these infections. We discuss the challenges and requirements for the inclusion of additional vaccines into the existing expanded program on immunization in the country.


Amp-Activated Protein Kinase Controls Exercise Training - And Aicar-Induced Increases In Sirt3 And Mnsod, Josef Brandauer, Marianne A. Andersen, Holti Kellezi, Steve Risis, Christian Frozig, Sara G. Vienberg, Jonas T. Treebak 2015 Gettysburg College

Amp-Activated Protein Kinase Controls Exercise Training - And Aicar-Induced Increases In Sirt3 And Mnsod, Josef Brandauer, Marianne A. Andersen, Holti Kellezi, Steve Risis, Christian Frozig, Sara G. Vienberg, Jonas T. Treebak

Health Sciences Faculty Publications

The mitochondrial protein deacetylase sirtuin (SIRT) 3 may mediate exercise training-induced increases in mitochondrial biogenesis and improvements in reactive oxygen species (ROS) handling. We determined the requirement of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) for exercise training-induced increases in skeletal muscle abundance of SIRT3 and other mitochondrial proteins. Exercise training for 6.5 weeks increased SIRT3 (p < 0.01) and superoxide dismutase 2 (MnSOD; p < 0.05) protein abundance in quadriceps muscle of wild-type (WT; n = 13–15), but not AMPK α2 kinase dead (KD; n = 12–13) mice. We also observed a strong trend for increased MnSOD abundance in exercise-trained skeletal muscle of healthy humans (p = 0.051; n = 6). To further elucidate a role for AMPK in ...


The Effects Of Age On Timing Of Gross And Fine Motor Movements, Zachary T. Skabelund 2015 Utah State University

The Effects Of Age On Timing Of Gross And Fine Motor Movements, Zachary T. Skabelund

Research on Capitol Hill

No abstract provided.


Assessing Computer Vision Syndrome Risk For Pilots, Curt Mowry, David C. Ison 2015 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide

Assessing Computer Vision Syndrome Risk For Pilots, Curt Mowry, David C. Ison

Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research

The purpose of this study was to determine if pilots are at risk for computer vision syndrome (CVS) as computer display technology becomes commonplace in modern cockpits and simulators. A review of computer vision syndrome respect to causes and effects is provided. Display technology used in aircraft and simulators are outlined. Ergonomics and human factors for pilots in aircraft and in simulators are discussed in relation to video displays. A survey of 178 individuals was conducted to determine if there is a statistically significant link between exposure to computer displays and three categories of symptoms of CVS on the flight ...


The Lived Experiences Of Sandwich Generation Women And Their Health Behaviours, Allison Steiner 2015 Wilfrid Laurier University

The Lived Experiences Of Sandwich Generation Women And Their Health Behaviours, Allison Steiner

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

Sandwich generation caregivers simultaneously provide care to their aging parents/in-laws and at least one child under 18 years living in the home (Sinha, 2013). In 2012, 2.23 million Canadians were considered sandwiched caregivers. This group is expected to grow as individuals are delaying marriage, resulting in delayed childrearing (Robinson, Barbee, Martin, Singer, Yegidis, 2003). Further, the government has been advocating for caregiving to move from formal to informal caregiving. Although this would help the government immensely, this creates challenges for middle-aged adults occupying multiple roles. The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experiences of sandwich ...


La Paradoja Hispana Epidemiológica: Investigando Las Preconcepciones Y Generalizaciones, Maya H. Sandalow 2015 Claremont McKenna College

La Paradoja Hispana Epidemiológica: Investigando Las Preconcepciones Y Generalizaciones, Maya H. Sandalow

CMC Senior Theses

En los Estados Unidos, los latinos suelen tener menos acceso a la educación, el trabajo, y el seguro médico en comparación con los blancos no-latinos, pero aun así el grupo parece superar ciertos obstáculos de la salud. Las estadísticas de la población latina muestran mayor longevidad y otras tasas favorables en comparación con los blancos no-latinos. Los expertos han titulado esta contradicción “La Paradoja Hispana Epidemiológica”.

Desafortunadamente, la investigación de la paradoja está llena de generalizaciones y presuposiciones erróneas sobre la población latina diversa. Esta tesis investiga los participantes que producen generalizaciones sobre la supuesta paradoja para mostrar que estas ...


Gender Differences In Effectiveness Of The Complete Health Improvement Program, Lillian Kent, Darren Morton, Paul Rankin, John Gobble, Hans Diehl 2015 Avondale College of Higher Education

Gender Differences In Effectiveness Of The Complete Health Improvement Program, Lillian Kent, Darren Morton, Paul Rankin, John Gobble, Hans Diehl

Nursing and Health Papers and Journal Articles

Objective: To determine the differential effect of gender on outcomes of the Complete Health Improvement Program, a chronic disease lifestyle intervention program.

Design: Thirty-day cohort study.

Setting: One hundred thirty-six venues around North America, 2006 to 2009.

Participants: A total of 5,046 participants (33.5% men, aged 57.9 ± 13.0 years; 66.5% women, aged 57.0 ± 12.9 years).

Intervention: Diet, exercise, and stress management.

Main Outcome Measures: Body mass index, diastolic blood pressure, systolic blood pressure, lipids, and fasting plasma glucose (FPG).

Analysis: The researchers used t test and McNemar chi-square test of proportions, at P ...


Roles, Responsibilities And Scope Of Practice: Describing The ‘State Of Play’ For Infection Control Professionals In Australia And New Zealand, Lisa Hall, Kate Halton, Deborough Macbeth, Anne Gardner, Brett G. Mitchell 2015 Queensland University of Technology

Roles, Responsibilities And Scope Of Practice: Describing The ‘State Of Play’ For Infection Control Professionals In Australia And New Zealand, Lisa Hall, Kate Halton, Deborough Macbeth, Anne Gardner, Brett G. Mitchell

Nursing and Health Papers and Journal Articles

Background: In the past decade the policy and practice context for infection control in Australia and New Zealand has changed, with infection control professionals (ICPs) now involved in the implementation of a large number of national strategies. Little is known about the current ICP workforce and what they do in their day-to-day positions. The aim of this study was to describe the ICP workforce in Australia and New Zealand with a focus on roles, responsibilities, and scope of practice.

Methods: A cross-sectional design using snowball recruitment was employed. ICPs completed an anonymous web-based survey with questions on demographics; qualifications held ...


Analysis Of Drug Interactions With Lipoproteins By High Performance Affinity Chromatography, Matthew R. Sobansky 2014 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Analysis Of Drug Interactions With Lipoproteins By High Performance Affinity Chromatography, Matthew R. Sobansky

Student Research Projects, Dissertations, and Theses - Chemistry Department

High density lipoprotein (HDL), low density lipoprotein (LDL), and very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) are lipoproteins previously shown to bind many basic and neutral hydrophobic drugs in serum. These interactions impact the distribution, delivery, metabolism, and excretion of drugs and are important in determining drug activity, pharmacokinetics, and toxicity in the human body. Information about drug-lipoprotein interactions and the strength of these interactions can be useful in determining the distribution of drugs following administration.

The research presented in this dissertation uses high performance affinity chromatography (HPAC) and packed columns to study binding of the drug propranolol to immobilized lipoproteins such ...


Are Patients At The Centre Of Care?: A Qualitative Exploration Of Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 (Dm1), Kori A. LaDonna 2014 The University of Western Ontario

Are Patients At The Centre Of Care?: A Qualitative Exploration Of Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 (Dm1), Kori A. Ladonna

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Health care for individuals living with myotonic dystrophy (DM1)—an uncommon, life-limiting neurological condition for which there are few treatments—may be challenged by patients’ symptoms including cognitive and behavioral impairments. Is patient-centered care—which incorporates the values, experiences and expertise of patients and their caregivers—feasible or achievable? Uncovering patients’ and their caregivers’ experiences of living with DM1, their health care expectations, and their health care providers’ (HCP) perspectives about care is essential for examining patient-centered care in this population. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to: (1) add patients’ and caregivers’ voices to the literature, (2) explore ...


Australian Graduating Nurses’ Knowledge, Intentions And Beliefs On Infection Prevention And Control: A Cross-Sectional Study, Brett G. Mitchell, Richard Say, Anne Wells, Fiona Wilson, Linda Cloete, Lucinda Matheson 2014 Avondale College of Higher Education

Australian Graduating Nurses’ Knowledge, Intentions And Beliefs On Infection Prevention And Control: A Cross-Sectional Study, Brett G. Mitchell, Richard Say, Anne Wells, Fiona Wilson, Linda Cloete, Lucinda Matheson

Nursing and Health Papers and Journal Articles

Background: In recent year, national bodies have been actively addressing the increasing concern on the spread of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The current study measures the knowledge, intentions and beliefs of third-year Australian nursing students on key infection prevention and control (IPC) concepts.

Methods: A cross-sectional study of final-year undergraduate nursing students from Schools of Nursing at six Australian universities was undertaken. Students were asked to participate in an anonymous survey. The survey explored knowledge of standard precautions and transmission based precautions. In addition intentions and beliefs towards IPC were explored.

Results: 349 students from six universities completed the study. 59 ...


Accessing Canal Pride: The Intersection Of Identities For Lgbt People With Physical Disabilities At A Global Event, Margaret Webb 2014 SIT Study Abroad

Accessing Canal Pride: The Intersection Of Identities For Lgbt People With Physical Disabilities At A Global Event, Margaret Webb

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This research is the study of the intersection between queerness and disability within the context of Amsterdam Gay Pride, specifically the Canal Parade. The study examines the intersection between LGBT identity and physical disability at the event and in surrounding organization and events within the Amsterdam LGBT community. The primary research question was: how does Amsterdam Canal Pride’s accessibility affect both the positioning of the LGBT and disabled identifying community in Amsterdam and the relevance of the event as a place of activism and celebration? Five interviewees identifying as lesbian or gay, possessing a physical disability, participating in activism ...


The Phenomenon Of Outbound Medical Tourism In The United States, Tanner Douglas Cabbage 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Phenomenon Of Outbound Medical Tourism In The United States, Tanner Douglas Cabbage

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


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