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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.


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 ...


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

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


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 ...


It's Debatable: Tracking Changes In Student Opinions On Drug Policies After Classroom Debate, Carolyn Schubert, Lara Sapp, Elizabeth Howley 2014 James Madison University

It's Debatable: Tracking Changes In Student Opinions On Drug Policies After Classroom Debate, Carolyn Schubert, Lara Sapp, Elizabeth Howley

Libraries

This poster provides a case study integrating ethical reasoning and debate into an undergraduate Health Sciences course on drugs uses, effects, and policies. The course instructor, Health Sciences and Nursing Librarian, and JMU Debate Team coaches collaborated on building the tiered assignment of annotated bibliographies and classroom student debates. The results document pre and post surveys of student opinions regarding each of the debate topics, providing insight on how opinions changed through the course of this assignment.


American Ginseng Supplementation Does Not Attenuate Indices Of Exercise Induced Muscle Damage, Brent Smith 2014 The University of Western Ontario

American Ginseng Supplementation Does Not Attenuate Indices Of Exercise Induced Muscle Damage, Brent Smith

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

ABSTRACT

PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of American ginseng consumption on changes in average peak torque measures of dominant leg extensors following a downhill running bout. METHODS: Ten university aged male volunteers were divided equally into two groups in this double-blind study. Both groups performed baseline tests to determine average peak torque of leg extensors. Subjects then began a 4 week supplementation period of American ginseng or placebo. They then performed a downhill treadmill run at a speed between 9.7-11.3 km/h and -12% grade. The muscle strength protocol involving the dominant leg extensors was then repeated at ...


The Antimicrobial Activity Of Whey Permeate (Against Escherichia Coli Atcc 25922), Sahand Mohsen Pour [Thesis] 2014 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Antimicrobial Activity Of Whey Permeate (Against Escherichia Coli Atcc 25922), Sahand Mohsen Pour [Thesis]

Other resources

This project evaluated the antimicrobial activity of whey samples and its potential as a new sanitising agent. Whey samples produced during the manufacture of various cheese types were tested. Different thermal treatments (65°C for 10, 20 and 30 minutes, 72°C for 15 sec and 121°C for 15 minutes) were applied to the whey samples. The impact of the heat treatment on mesophilic, psychrotrophic and lactic acid bacteria, yeast and moulds were monitored. The physio-chemical properties (pH, water activity, moisture content, ash content, soluble solids and turbidity), proximate analysis (protein content using the Bradford assay and peptide pattern ...


Quest: Creating A Biotechnology Workforce Pipeline, Lynette Hazleton MPH 2014 District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund

Quest: Creating A Biotechnology Workforce Pipeline, Lynette Hazleton Mph

Population Health Matters (Formerly Health Policy Newsletter)

No abstract provided.


A Day In My Life With Partial Lobe Damage, Ashley Dutton 2014 Stephen F Austin State University

A Day In My Life With Partial Lobe Damage, Ashley Dutton

Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


A Peek Behind The Courtain: Peer Review And Editorial Decisions, Gustavo Saposnik 2014 St Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto

A Peek Behind The Courtain: Peer Review And Editorial Decisions, Gustavo Saposnik

Gustavo Saposnik

No abstract provided.


The Energy Expenditure And Feasibility Of Two Prenatal Yoga Programs, Doree Lynn Gardner 2014 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

The Energy Expenditure And Feasibility Of Two Prenatal Yoga Programs, Doree Lynn Gardner

Masters Theses

Purpose: To determine the energy expenditure and feasibility of two different DVD-­‐ based prenatal yoga programs (static yoga practice and vinyasa practice). Methods: Participants were 25 women in their second trimester (13-­‐28 weeks) who werescreened for pregnancy-­‐related risk factors. The two DVDs used were “Prenatal Yoga with Shiva Rea” (DVD A) which is a static yoga practice, and “Jennifer Wolfes Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga” (DVD B) which is a flow yoga practice. Both DVDs were approximately 50-­‐55 minutes, and included three phases (warm up, main, cool down). Each subject completed both prenatal DVD routines approximately two weeks apart ...


The Environmental And Health Costs Of Alternative Diets: A Comparative Study Of The U.S. Diet Relative To The French, Japanese, Mediterranean, And Nordic Diets, Sarah Rehkamp 2014 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Environmental And Health Costs Of Alternative Diets: A Comparative Study Of The U.S. Diet Relative To The French, Japanese, Mediterranean, And Nordic Diets, Sarah Rehkamp

Dissertations and Theses in Agricultural Economics

This thesis contributes to the literature on sustainable consumption by using scenario analysis to evaluate the environmental and health costs of the U.S. diet relative to the French, Japanese, Mediterranean, and Nordic diets, identified in the literature as healthier diets. As a first step in estimating environmental costs, the energy efficiencies of each diet are calculated by decomposing each of the diets into their respective components. Then, the dietary efficiencies are translated into CO2 emissions. As a first step in estimating health costs, a pooled cross-section time-series dataset is used to find the association between BMI and five ...


Use Of Photobiomodulation In Osteoclast Formation: Possible Intervention For The Treatment Of Osteoporosis, Lisa Lauren Anderson-Antle 2014 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Use Of Photobiomodulation In Osteoclast Formation: Possible Intervention For The Treatment Of Osteoporosis, Lisa Lauren Anderson-Antle

Theses and Dissertations

After critically examining the literature to gain a robust understanding for the pathogenesis of bone loss, specifically osteoporosis, the development of a possible new intervention to prevent or treat osteoporosis was explored. The purpose of this dissertation was to pilot test a new protocol designed to answer the broad research question: Does Near-Infrared Light Emitting Diode (NIR-LED) treatment affect Receptor Activator of Nuclear Factor Kappa-B Ligand (RANKL) induced osteoclastogenesis in a cell culture model?

Osteoporosis is defined as a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility to ...


Quantitative Ultrasound: Measurement Considerations For The Assessment Of Muscular Dystrophy And Sarcopenia, Michael O. Harris-Love, Reza Monfaredi, Catheeja Ismail, Marc R. Blackman, Kevin Cleary 2014 George Washington University

Quantitative Ultrasound: Measurement Considerations For The Assessment Of Muscular Dystrophy And Sarcopenia, Michael O. Harris-Love, Reza Monfaredi, Catheeja Ismail, Marc R. Blackman, Kevin Cleary

Exercise Science Faculty Publications

Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound has potential clinical utility in characterizing pathological muscle tissue. Sonography has been long proposed as method of assessing muscle damage due to neuromuscular diseases such as muscular dystrophy, and more recently, changes in body and tissue composition associated with muscle wasting disorders such as sarcopenia. The use of quantitative ultrasound as an adjunct diagnostic procedure has different technical challenges than the traditional use of ultrasound in clinical medicine. Operator-dependent technique and variation are critical considerations when obtaining measures of echointensity (i.e., tissue composition estimates) and tissue dimensions (i.e., muscle thickness) – key elements of the ultrasound ...


Perceived Impacts Of A Public Health Training Center Field Placement Program Among Trainees: Findings From A Small Group Externship Experience, Patrik Johansson, Brandon Grimm, Tarik Abdel-Monem, Stacey J. Hoffman, Mark DeKraai, Analisa McMillan 2014 University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha

Perceived Impacts Of A Public Health Training Center Field Placement Program Among Trainees: Findings From A Small Group Externship Experience, Patrik Johansson, Brandon Grimm, Tarik Abdel-Monem, Stacey J. Hoffman, Mark Dekraai, Analisa Mcmillan

Publications of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

There is heightened interest in identifying the impact of the federally funded Public Health Training Center (PHTC) program. Although evaluation studies have been conducted of public health training in general, evaluations of PHTC programs are rare. Field placement components are congressionally mandated requirements of PHTCs. Field placements are typically intensive, supervised externships for students to gain public health experience with local health departments or non-profit organizations. We have found no published evaluations of PHTC field placement components. This may be because of their small size and unique nature. We designed and evaluated a 200-h field placement program at an established ...


Managing Uncertainty In Young-Onset Parkinson's Disease, Michael J. Ravenek 2014 The University of Western Ontario

Managing Uncertainty In Young-Onset Parkinson's Disease, Michael J. Ravenek

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Typically considered a disease of old-age, Parkinson’s disease can affect those younger in life, i.e., before the age of 55, when it is referred to as young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD). Using constructionist grounded theory, this research sought to understand how, and why, individuals with YOPD became informed about their disease over time. A total of 39 individuals, who self-identified as living with YOPD, took part in this study which was organized according to four cycles of data collection. These cycles utilized focus groups, in-depth interviews and a private online discussion board, supplemented by 14 autobiographies written by ...


Student Safety And Patient Violence: The Basic Facts, Kevin J. Black 2014 Washington University School of Medicine

Student Safety And Patient Violence: The Basic Facts, Kevin J. Black

Kevin J. Black, MD

When our main view of patients is that we are there to help them, it seems odd to discuss the possibility that they may hurt us. Fortunately, this is rare. Unfortunately, it does happen. Below I have tried to give a few facts and hints to help keep you safe during your clinical years as a medical student.


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