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The Relationship Between Optimism And Bmi In Generation Z – An Exploratory Investigation., Allison Tucker 2021 Georgia Southern University

The Relationship Between Optimism And Bmi In Generation Z – An Exploratory Investigation., Allison Tucker

University Honors Program Theses

Optimism is defined as explaining and expecting the future in a positive manner (Seligman, 2017). Biber and Czech (2015) have shown a significant negative correlation between optimism and overall BMI. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to examine differences between Optimism and Healthy, Overweight and Obese Generation Z university students. METHODS: This study is classified as aquantitative, quasi-experimental, cross-sectional descriptive study. There were 2287 participants- 986 male and 1285 female who were all aged 18-22. Participants attended a southeastern University and were enrolled in a required physical activity course. These students were classified in the Generation Z. Participants self-reported ...


Reducing The Rate Of Falls In Hospice Patients: A Fall Prevention Pilot Program, Allison Floyd 2020 University of San Diego

Reducing The Rate Of Falls In Hospice Patients: A Fall Prevention Pilot Program, Allison Floyd

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Background and Evidence Problem: As the population ages, there is an increase in the incidents of falls. Falls are the predominant cause of both nonfatal and fatal injuries among adults aged 65 years and older (Bergen et al., 2016). Extensive research has been conducted in fall prevention in hospitals, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation units. End-of-life care in a hospice setting presents a greater challenge in risk identification and prevention of falls. A local hospice had 457 falls between July 2018 to mid-March 2019 with a lack of consistent, detailed, fall education and documentation.

Evidence-Based Practice Intervention: Utilizing the American Geriatrics ...


Orthostatic Blood Pressure And Arterial Stiffness In Persons With Spinal Cord Injury: The Effect Of The Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System, Caitlyn G. Katzelnick 2020 Seton Hall University

Orthostatic Blood Pressure And Arterial Stiffness In Persons With Spinal Cord Injury: The Effect Of The Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System, Caitlyn G. Katzelnick

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

With advances in acute medical care, longevity has increased in persons with SCI; however, morbidity due to cardiovascular disease (CVD) occurs at an earlier age compared to the general population. Arterial stiffness (AS) is recognized as an independent risk factor for CVD and, specifically, pulse wave velocity (PWV) has been proven to be a valid tool to predict and track structural arterial changes that reflect arteriosclerosis. Evidence has shown that persons with SCI have increased AS compared to uninjured able-bodied controls; however, possible contributors to this increase are not yet fully understood. After a SCI, sympathetic control in the regions ...


Implementation Of A Computer-Vision System As A Supportive Diagnostic Tool For Parkinson’S Disease, Diego Machado Reyes 2020 University of Mississippi

Implementation Of A Computer-Vision System As A Supportive Diagnostic Tool For Parkinson’S Disease, Diego Machado Reyes

Honors Theses

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, affecting nearly 1 million people in the US and it is predicted that the number will keep increasing. Parkinson’s disease is difficult to diagnose due to its similarity with other diseases that share the parkinsonian symptoms and the subjectivity of its assessment, thus increasing the probabilities of misdiagnosis. Therefore, it is relevant to develop diagnostic tools that are quantitatively based and monitoring tools to improve the patient’s quality of life. Computer-based assessment systems have shown to be successful in this field through diverse approaches that can be classified ...


Predicting Disease Progression Using Deep Recurrent Neural Networks And Longitudinal Electronic Health Record Data, Seunghwan Kim 2020 Washington University in St. Louis

Predicting Disease Progression Using Deep Recurrent Neural Networks And Longitudinal Electronic Health Record Data, Seunghwan Kim

Engineering and Applied Science Theses & Dissertations

Electronic Health Records (EHR) are widely adopted and used throughout healthcare systems and are able to collect and store longitudinal information data that can be used to describe patient phenotypes. From the underlying data structures used in the EHR, discrete data can be extracted and analyzed to improve patient care and outcomes via tasks such as risk stratification and prospective disease management. Temporality in EHR is innately present given the nature of these data, however, and traditional classification models are limited in this context by the cross- sectional nature of training and prediction processes. Finding temporal patterns in EHR is ...


Optometry's Contribution, Paul B. Freeman OD 2020 University of the Incarnate Word

Optometry's Contribution, Paul B. Freeman Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief


Does Patient-Provider Race/Ethnicity Concordance Impact Outcomes For Adults With Lupus?, Pamela C. Delis PhD, RN, CNE, Inge B. Corless PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, Indigo Young MS, CCC-SLP, Mary W. Hildebrand OTD,OTR/L, Jessica G. Bell MS, Amanda Tarbet MSLIS 2020 MGH Institute of Health Professions

Does Patient-Provider Race/Ethnicity Concordance Impact Outcomes For Adults With Lupus?, Pamela C. Delis Phd, Rn, Cne, Inge B. Corless Phd, Rn, Fnap, Faan, Indigo Young Ms, Ccc-Slp, Mary W. Hildebrand Otd,Otr/L, Jessica G. Bell Ms, Amanda Tarbet Mslis

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

Background: Health disparities exist among the 1.5 million Americans with lupus, with women of color bearing higher disease rates and burden. Complex reasons include genetics, comorbidities, and socioeconomics. These factors may lead to differences in health-related outcomes in lupus.

Aim: To determine if patient-provider racial/ethnic concordance plays a role in outcomes for adults with lupus.

Method: For this scoping review, the authors searched PubMed Medline and CINAHL using keywords and subject headings for lupus, race or ethnicity, and patient-health professional concordance.

Results: Despite an intentionally broadened search of literature, the authors identified a lack of studies examining the ...


Health Information Management Careers: The Importance Of Skillset And Location On Salary, Danielle Sager 2020 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Health Information Management Careers: The Importance Of Skillset And Location On Salary, Danielle Sager

Applied Research Projects

Health information management is an engaging and dynamic occupational field that employs thousands of individuals throughout the United States across the spectrum of health care providing organizations. The ability to navigate these opportunities is influenced heavily by the location of available positions and the skillsets desired by employers. Through study of workforce development data and research in health information management one is able to determine the location and skillset of positions that will help distinguish oneself in a competitive marketplace that values not only education and experience, but the ability to lead in a field that is rapidly changing and ...


How Data Is Changing The World Of Healthcare, Cameron Marous 2020 Ohio Northern University

How Data Is Changing The World Of Healthcare, Cameron Marous

Honors Capstone Enhancement Presentations

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Feasibility Of A Readiness Exam For Predicting Radiography Program Success: A Pilot Study, Tammy L. Webster, Sarah B. McBrien, Gregory M. Mehrer, Harlan R. Sayles 2020 University of Nebraska Medical Center

Feasibility Of A Readiness Exam For Predicting Radiography Program Success: A Pilot Study, Tammy L. Webster, Sarah B. Mcbrien, Gregory M. Mehrer, Harlan R. Sayles

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

ABSTRACT

Background: Research investigating predictors of academic success in rigorous health science education is valuable for curricular intervention for identified at-risk students. Various predictors of success have been investigated, but the literature is insufficient when examining anatomy and physiology readiness scores as they correlate to radiography curricular success. This pilot study assessed the correlation between readiness exam scores and programmatic course GPA to determine if the scores could be used as a metric for identifying academic success resources for incoming students. Cohorts of the radiography program at a midwestern health sciences center demonstrated a longitudinal trend of difficulty with anatomy ...


Understanding And Identifying The Knowledge And Attitudes Of High School Coaches On Sport-Related Concussions, Marc A. Mortellaro 2020 Seton Hall University

Understanding And Identifying The Knowledge And Attitudes Of High School Coaches On Sport-Related Concussions, Marc A. Mortellaro

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Background and Purpose of the Study: Sport-related concussions are a major public health issue, particularly so in the setting of sports. Sports dominate American culture and with millions of athletes of all ages participating in these sports these athletes predispose themselves to the risks of sport-related concussions. High-school athletes are of particular interest because of the heightened risks of long-term consequences and of particular note second impact syndrome, which is a catastrophic injury primarily reported in the adolescent aged athlete. Appropriate concussion assessment and management is necessary for reducing the possibility of these long- term effects of concussions. Properly trained ...


The Spars Pandemic 2025-2028: A Futuristic Scenario To Facilitate Medical Countermeasure Communication, Emily K. Brunson, Hannah Chandler, Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Sanjana Ravi, Tara Kirk Sell, Matthew P. Shearer, Monica L. Schoch-Spana 2020 Texas State University

The Spars Pandemic 2025-2028: A Futuristic Scenario To Facilitate Medical Countermeasure Communication, Emily K. Brunson, Hannah Chandler, Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Sanjana Ravi, Tara Kirk Sell, Matthew P. Shearer, Monica L. Schoch-Spana

Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research

Effective communication about medical countermeasures—including drugs, devices and biologics—is often critical in emergency situations. Such communication, however, does not just happen. It must be planned and prepared for. One mechanism to develop communication strategies is through the use of prospective scenarios, which allow readers the opportunity to rehearse responses while also weighing the implications of their actions. This article describes the development of such a scenario: The SPARS Pandemic 2025-2028. Steps in this process included deciding on a timeframe, identifying likely critical uncertainties, and then using this framework to construct a storyline covering both the response and recovery ...


In Gratitude Of 2019 Jpcrr Peer Reviewers, 2020 Aurora Health Care

In Gratitude Of 2019 Jpcrr Peer Reviewers

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews gratefully acknowledges the contributions of its submission reviewers from the previous year. Peer review is an essential component to publishing high-quality scientific literature. The editors thank these individuals for their generous volunteerism.


An Interprofessional Clinical Placement In A Primary Healthcare Setting: A Pilot Study, Christina Aggar, Beth Mozolic-Staunton, Renee Joyce Lovi, Maggie Scorey, Melissa Kemp, Tara Walker, Sian Lewis 2020 Southern Cross University

An Interprofessional Clinical Placement In A Primary Healthcare Setting: A Pilot Study, Christina Aggar, Beth Mozolic-Staunton, Renee Joyce Lovi, Maggie Scorey, Melissa Kemp, Tara Walker, Sian Lewis

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: Internationally, and in Australia, interprofessional education (IPE) is becoming typical in primary healthcare delivery and is core to delivering patient-centred care. It is essential that primary healthcare education develop interprofessional capacity in order to produce a skilled workforce. An IPE clinical placement for undergraduate health students was developed and piloted in primary healthcare settings. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the IPE clinical placement in a primary healthcare setting on students’ perceptions of interprofessional education. Method: A pre-post placement validated questionnaire (n=19) indicated overall perceptions of IPE significantly increased over the course of ...


Opioids And An Active Population: Athletic Trainers' Perceptions, Dana Karlene Bates 2020 Pacific University

Opioids And An Active Population: Athletic Trainers' Perceptions, Dana Karlene Bates

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: Opioid use, misuse, and abuse are occurring in both high school and collegiate athletes. There is limited research that examines athletic trainers' perceptions of opioids. The purpose of this qualitative research study was to investigate athletic trainers’ awareness and practice of opioids in an active population. Method: Qualitative inquiry was used to explore athletic trainers' awareness of opioids in an active population. Ten athletic trainers (7 male, 3 female) employed in the Northwest Athletic Training Association (6 collegiate, 4 high schools) volunteered for this study. Phone interviews were conducted in July to September 2017 with a semi-structured interview protocol ...


Student Experiences With Engagement In A Nursing And Physical Therapy Interprofessional Education Simulation, Sarah Koplow, Melissa Morris, Shari Rone-Adams, Heather Hettrick, Bini Litwin, Lisa B. Soontupe, Archana Vatwani 2020 Nova Southeastern University

Student Experiences With Engagement In A Nursing And Physical Therapy Interprofessional Education Simulation, Sarah Koplow, Melissa Morris, Shari Rone-Adams, Heather Hettrick, Bini Litwin, Lisa B. Soontupe, Archana Vatwani

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: Interprofessional Education (IPE) incorporated into healthcare discipline instruction has been shown to be successful in improving the understanding perceptions of complimentary professions. The purpose of this mixed method study was to measure differences in perceptions of early Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) students and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) with participation in a immersive interprofessional education experience. Method: Students completed a pre and posttest survey consisting of the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale and several short answer qualitative questions. Cohorts of BSN and DPT students participated in a computerized mannequin simulation experience or a hybrid simulation. Results: Students ...


The Use Of An Embedded Librarian To Enhance Student Information Literacy Skills: A Pilot Study, Elaina J. DaLomba, Elizabeth Kavanaugh, Kaitlin Manbeck, Samantha O'Neill, Kyle Soldevilla, Melanie Watson, Ellen McLaughlin 2020 Samuel Merritt University

The Use Of An Embedded Librarian To Enhance Student Information Literacy Skills: A Pilot Study, Elaina J. Dalomba, Elizabeth Kavanaugh, Kaitlin Manbeck, Samantha O'Neill, Kyle Soldevilla, Melanie Watson, Ellen Mclaughlin

Journal of Occupational Therapy Education

This pilot study explored an embedded librarian (EL) intervention to enhance occupational therapy student information literacy skills development. The EL provided computer laboratory and in-class instruction, online presence in the classroom website, and extensive office hours to assist students in the identification of information needed, determination of how and where to find scholarly information needed, and assessment and utilization of information retrieved to meet assignment requirements. Participants were 46 third-year (junior) occupational therapy students. Three tools were used to assess skills pre and post intervention: the Student Assessment of Information Literacy Skills, the Student Perception of Literacy Skills-Q (SPIL-Q), and ...


The Relationship Between Youth Inactivity And Health, Alexis Michelle Dress-Moran 2020 Eastern Washington University

The Relationship Between Youth Inactivity And Health, Alexis Michelle Dress-Moran

2020 Symposium Posters

As technology advances, youth engage in the sedentary lifestyle of playing computer games, leaving no time for physical activities. The purpose of this study is to prove the relationship between youth inactivity and health. The inactive behavior of adolescents has contributed to increased health issues. Among them are cardiovascular diseases, obesity, depression, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension. The research data was collected in the form of secondary data from a literature review, where credible peer reviewed articles published between 2013 to 2020, and government websites were used for the study. By studying the connection of physical inactivity and the health ...


Development Of Learning Objectives To Guide Enhancement Of Chronic Disease Prevention And Management Curricula In Undergraduate Medical Education, Michael Dekhtyar, Cristin Colford, Ebony Whisenant, Jill Huber, Eric Johnson, Patricia Thomas, Kate Kirley, Lauren Mazzurco, Arden D. Dingle, Valerie Terry, Senthil Rajasekaran, Laken Barkowski, Mrinalini Kulkarni-Date, David Henderson, LuAnn Wilkerson 2020 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Development Of Learning Objectives To Guide Enhancement Of Chronic Disease Prevention And Management Curricula In Undergraduate Medical Education, Michael Dekhtyar, Cristin Colford, Ebony Whisenant, Jill Huber, Eric Johnson, Patricia Thomas, Kate Kirley, Lauren Mazzurco, Arden D. Dingle, Valerie Terry, Senthil Rajasekaran, Laken Barkowski, Mrinalini Kulkarni-Date, David Henderson, Luann Wilkerson

School of Medicine Publications and Presentations

Phenomenon: Chronic disease is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. With an increase in the demand for healthcare and rising costs related to chronic care, physicians need to be better trained to address chronic disease at various stages of illness in a collaborative and cost-effective manner. Specific and measurable learning objectives are key to the design and evaluation of effective training, but there has been no consensus on chronic disease learning objectives appropriate to medical student education. Approach: Wagner’sChronic Care Model (CCM) was selected as a theoretical framework to guide development of an enhanced ...


Compounding Effects Of Reducing Nurse Burnout And How It Can Produce An Increase In Patient Safety And Satisfaction, Alexander Mua 2019 The University of San Francisco

Compounding Effects Of Reducing Nurse Burnout And How It Can Produce An Increase In Patient Safety And Satisfaction, Alexander Mua

Master's Projects and Capstones

The reduction of nurse burnout has shown to have an increase in patient satisfaction and quality of care. It also has shown a decrease in patient-related or sentinel events. Accordingly, with the reduction of nurse burnout, there has also been a reduction of compassion fatigue. This project has illuminated the benefits of acuity-based caseload at the micro-level, including the cost-effective nature of overtime pay, including HCHAPS benefit score. The method of obtaining, planning, and implementing was based on the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA), which required collaboration amongst multiple disciplines, groups, departments, and executives. The process and goals concluded to ...


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