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Cochlear Implantation In Adults With Neurofibromatosis Type Ii: Outcomes, Benefits, And Limitations, Lydia Riehl 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Cochlear Implantation In Adults With Neurofibromatosis Type Ii: Outcomes, Benefits, And Limitations, Lydia Riehl

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The objective of the current study was to examine, in a retrospective case series, outcome in terms of word-recognition performance in patients with neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) who have received a cochlear implant (CI) The primary independent variables were duration of deafness (DoD) and age at cochlear implantation. The secondary independent variables were status of hearing sensitivity in the ear contralateral to the one that received cochlear implantation and the type of tumor treatment.

The retrospective case series comprised eight patients who were implanted at New York University Medical Center, or who were receiving follow-up care there. All NF2 patients ...


Methods And Professionals Involved In Evaluating Postural Control In The Autism Spectrum Disorder Population: A Systematic Review, Christina Melora 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Methods And Professionals Involved In Evaluating Postural Control In The Autism Spectrum Disorder Population: A Systematic Review, Christina Melora

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The objective of this systematic review was to determine the methods in which postural stability and control are being quantified in persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), with what instrumentation and which healthcare professionals are included in this process. It is well studied that persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which now include those with Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger Disorder, often suffer from vestibular modulation abnormalities (Rogers & Ozonoff, 2005; American Psychiatric Association, 2013.) These individuals may present with either an under- or over-responsiveness to vestibular inputs resulting in a variety of repetitive behaviors or deviations in gait ...


"Marie Manje La Pom Nan." Examining The Cognitive Process Of Restructuring And Advantage Selection In The Definite Article System In Haitian Creole Among U.S. Born Heritage Speakers Of Haitian Creole, Marie-Michelle Monéreau-Merry 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

"Marie Manje La Pom Nan." Examining The Cognitive Process Of Restructuring And Advantage Selection In The Definite Article System In Haitian Creole Among U.S. Born Heritage Speakers Of Haitian Creole, Marie-Michelle Monéreau-Merry

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The distributional patterns of heritage speakers’ reanalyzed first language are often grammatically divergent from native speakers. Irrespective of the heritage language, there is converging evidence that the cognitive process of reanalysis of heritage languages is often evident in less salient properties of the language, such as inflectional morphology (Polinsky & Kagan, 2007). Therefore, Haitian Creole (HC) is a candidate for restructuring. In this investigation we compared the morphophonological patterns of the definite article system at the production and perception level between two groups of early learners of Haitian Creole (i.e. native speakers vs. United States (US) born heritage speakers).

The ...


Affordable And Accessible Hearing Healthcare Interventions In The United States: A Literature Review And Prospective Analysis, Garrett Thompson 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Affordable And Accessible Hearing Healthcare Interventions In The United States: A Literature Review And Prospective Analysis, Garrett Thompson

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Age-related hearing loss is a significant public health concern with serious and far-reaching consequences including: social isolation, depression, faster cognitive decline, and increased risk of falls. Hearing loss is a widespread condition, it is in fact a leading cause of disability among older people. Hearing aids, the primary intervention for adults with hearing loss, are costly and inaccessible to many patients who need them. Among other reasons, these factors have led to a low uptake rate among the adult population; only one in seven adults who could benefit from wearing hearing aids utilizes them. Given the status quo of high ...


Risk Factors For Pressure Injuries Among Critical Care Patients: A Systematic Review, Jenny Alderden, June Rondinelli, Ginette Pepper, Mollie Cummins, JoAnne Whitney 2017 Boise State University

Risk Factors For Pressure Injuries Among Critical Care Patients: A Systematic Review, Jenny Alderden, June Rondinelli, Ginette Pepper, Mollie Cummins, Joanne Whitney

Nursing Faculty Publications and Presentations

Objective: To identify risk factors independently predictive of pressure injury (also known as pressure ulcer) development among critical-care patients.

Design: We undertook a systematic review of primary research based on standardized criteria set forth by the Institute of Medicine.

Data sources: We searched the following databases: CINAHL (EBSCOhost), the Cochrane Library (Wilson), Dissertations & Theses Global (ProQuest), PubMed (National Library of Medicine), and Scopus. There was no language restriction.

Method: A research librarian coordinated the search strategy. Articles that potentially met inclusion criteria were screened by two investigators. Among the articles that met selection criteria, one investigator extracted data and a ...


Mechanistic Mathematical Models: An Underused Platform For Hpv Research, Marc Ryser, Patti Gravitt, Evan R. Myers 2017 George Washington University

Mechanistic Mathematical Models: An Underused Platform For Hpv Research, Marc Ryser, Patti Gravitt, Evan R. Myers

Global Health Faculty Publications

Health economic modeling has become an invaluable methodology for the design and evaluation of clinical and public health interventions against the human papillomavirus (HPV) and associated diseases. At the same time, relatively little attention has been paid to a different yet complementary class of models, namely that of mechanistic mathematical models. The primary focus of mechanistic mathematical models is to better understand the intricate biologic mechanisms and dynamics of disease. Inspired by a long and successful history of mechanistic modeling in other biomedical fields, we highlight several areas of HPV research where mechanistic models have the potential to advance the ...


Exploring The Relationship Between Occupational Burnout And The Behavioral Well-Being Of Social Workers, Damian A. Pisapia 2017 California State University - San Bernardino

Exploring The Relationship Between Occupational Burnout And The Behavioral Well-Being Of Social Workers, Damian A. Pisapia

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a relationship between occupational burnout and the behavioral well-being of social workers. Burnout is a multidimensional syndrome where workers experience feelings of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced personal accomplishment as a consequence of work related stress and overwhelming job demands. Burnout can negatively affect organizational functioning, work performance, and pose significant health risks to workers. There are a limited number of studies focusing on the impact of occupational burnout on the behavioral well-being of workers. The findings of this study indicated that there was a significant relationship between burnout ...


An Item-Response Theory Approach To Safety Climate Measurement: The Liberty Mutual Safety Climate Short Scales, Yueng-hsiang Huanga, Jin Lee, Zhuo Chen, MacKenna Laine Perry, Janelle H. Chung, Mo Wang 2017 Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety

An Item-Response Theory Approach To Safety Climate Measurement: The Liberty Mutual Safety Climate Short Scales, Yueng-Hsiang Huanga, Jin Lee, Zhuo Chen, Mackenna Laine Perry, Janelle H. Chung, Mo Wang

Psychology Faculty Publications and Presentations

Zohar and Luria’s (2005) safety climate (SC) scale, measuring organization- and group- level SC each with 16 items, is widely used in research and practice. To improve the utility of the SC scale, we shortened the original full-length SC scales. Item response theory (IRT) analysis was conducted using a sample of 29,179 frontline workers from various industries. Based on graded response models, we shortened the original scales in two ways: (1) selecting items with above-average discriminating ability (i.e. offering more than 6.25% of the original total scale information), resulting in 8-item organization-level and 11-item group-level SC ...


A Quality Improvement Project To Reduce The Wait Time For Initial Appointment In An Urban Outpatient Sleep Center, Anasua Chakraborty, MD, Ritu G. Grewal, MD 2017 Jefferson Sleep Disorder Center, Thomas Jefferson University

A Quality Improvement Project To Reduce The Wait Time For Initial Appointment In An Urban Outpatient Sleep Center, Anasua Chakraborty, Md, Ritu G. Grewal, Md

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Posters

Project aim:

In this study we aimed to see if replacing one face to face follow up visit after sleep study with a phone call by a trained office staff will

  • decrease the total number of follow up office visits, thus decreasing health care cost
  • increase the number of new patients seen during the 6 month follow up period
  • Did not decrease patient compliance

Poster presented at annual House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety poster session.


"The Weekend Effect": Weekday Versus Weekend Comparison Of Patients Admitted With Nstemi In Terms Of Length Of Hospital Stay, Door To Balloon Time And Left Ventricular Function, Wajahat Humayun, MD, Ali Raza Ghani, MD, Asoka Balaratna, MD, Mary Naglak, PhD 2017 Abington Jefferson Health

"The Weekend Effect": Weekday Versus Weekend Comparison Of Patients Admitted With Nstemi In Terms Of Length Of Hospital Stay, Door To Balloon Time And Left Ventricular Function, Wajahat Humayun, Md, Ali Raza Ghani, Md, Asoka Balaratna, Md, Mary Naglak, Phd

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Posters

The primary objective of our study was to determine the difference in the outcome, if any, between patients presenting with NSTEMI on weekends versus weekdays. We also looked for the difference in clinical outcomes between these two groups of patients.

Poster presented at annual House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Posters.


Gathering Qualitative Feedback And Demonstrating Value For An Institutional Repository (Ir), Daniel G. Kipnis, MSI 2017 Thomas Jefferson University

Gathering Qualitative Feedback And Demonstrating Value For An Institutional Repository (Ir), Daniel G. Kipnis, Msi

Center for Teaching and Learning and Scott Memorial Library Staff Papers and Presentations

Objective:

To gather qualitative feedback demonstrating value for assets discovered in institutional repository from researchers across the globe.

Poster presented at 117th Medical Library Association Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington.


Decreased Foley Insertion: Serial Straight Catheterization Versus Indwelling Catheterization, Joy R. Lopez BSN, RN, Stephanie A. Stucka 2017 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Decreased Foley Insertion: Serial Straight Catheterization Versus Indwelling Catheterization, Joy R. Lopez Bsn, Rn, Stephanie A. Stucka

Patient Care Services / Nursing

No abstract provided.


A Web-Based Stress Reduction Program For Occupational Health, Michelle N. Kabakibi, Karen Macauley 2017 Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science: Beyster Institute for Nursing Research

A Web-Based Stress Reduction Program For Occupational Health, Michelle N. Kabakibi, Karen Macauley

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Purpose: The purpose of this evidenced-based practice project is to implement a sustainable 6-week mindfulness web-based program to reduce stress of call center employees in a corporate setting.

Background/significance: Stress is a major public health issue, calling for a need of better stress management programs to prevent and manage chronic stress. Stress is caused when an individual perceives environmental demands as beyond his/her adaptive capacity. In the workplace, stress leads to emotional exhaustion, job dissatisfaction, lower productivity, and impaired performance (Allexandre et al., 2016). According to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health report, 40% of workers ...


Effects Of Hypertension Education And Motivation Interviewing By Staff On Patients' Activation, Tammy C. Lu, Kathy S. James, Laura Wolfgang 2017 University of San Diego

Effects Of Hypertension Education And Motivation Interviewing By Staff On Patients' Activation, Tammy C. Lu, Kathy S. James, Laura Wolfgang

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Objective: This evidence-based practice project piloted a team-based program using Motivational Interviewing (MI) and 5 A’s (Assess, Advise, Ask, Assist, and Arrange) to promote healthy behavior and reduce blood pressure at an on-site corporate primary care clinic.

Methods: Patients were counseled using MI and the 5 A’s techniques. Patients received an educational booklet and monthly telephone follow up. Patients returned to clinic 3 months afterwards. Data collected included Dietary Screener Questionnaire scores, blood pressure, and self-rating of concern and motivation.

Results: A total of 4 people participated with variable follow-up. Readiness for change remained stable and confidence scores ...


Implementing Awhonn’S Evidence Based Guidelines For Managing The Second Stage Of Labor, George S. Knapp 2017 University of San Diego

Implementing Awhonn’S Evidence Based Guidelines For Managing The Second Stage Of Labor, George S. Knapp

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Objective: To improve cesarean rates without worsening perineal tissue integrity or neonatal 5 minute Apgar score. Design: Quality improvement project evaluated with descriptive statistics. Setting: A 24-bed perinatal floor at a general acute care hospital in San Diego County California. Patients: Nulliparous term mothers with a vertex singleton pregnancy (NTSV) with or without epidural anesthesia (EA). Intervention/Measurements: To implement the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrical, and Neonatal Nurses’ (AWHONN) evidence based clinical practice guidelines, Nursing Care and Management of the Second Stage of Labor and Nursing Care of the Woman Receiving Regional Analgesia/Anesthesia in Labor and measure ...


Storm Lake Elementary — I-Walk Report 2013, Christopher J. Seeger, Alan Jensen, Bailey A. Hanson, Joseph Drahos, Catherine J. Lillehoj, Suzy Wilson 2017 Iowa State University

Storm Lake Elementary — I-Walk Report 2013, Christopher J. Seeger, Alan Jensen, Bailey A. Hanson, Joseph Drahos, Catherine J. Lillehoj, Suzy Wilson

Christopher J. Seeger

In the past three decades, the number of obese and overweight individuals in Iowa and across the nation has skyrocketed. With obesity comes the greater risk of health complications and life expectancy reduction. As a result, the current generation of youth face a new and growing threat to their overall quality of life. In Iowa alone, 37.1% of 3rd grade students areidentified as either overweight or obese.*


Mount Ayr Elementary — I-Walk Report 2013, Christopher J. Seeger, Alan Jensen, Bailey A. Hanson, Joseph Drahos, Catherine J. Lillehoj, Suzy Wilson 2017 Iowa State University

Mount Ayr Elementary — I-Walk Report 2013, Christopher J. Seeger, Alan Jensen, Bailey A. Hanson, Joseph Drahos, Catherine J. Lillehoj, Suzy Wilson

Christopher J. Seeger

In the past three decades, the number of obese and overweight individuals in Iowa and across the nation has skyrocketed. With obesity comes the greater risk of health complications and life expectancy reduction. As a result, the current generation of youth face a new and growing threat to their overall quality of life. In Iowa alone, 37.1% of 3rd grade students areidentified as either overweight or obese.*


Oelwein Community School — I-Walk Report 2013, Christopher J. Seeger, Alan Jensen, Bailey A. Hanson, Joseph Drahos, Catherine J. Lillehoj, Suzy Wilson 2017 Iowa State University

Oelwein Community School — I-Walk Report 2013, Christopher J. Seeger, Alan Jensen, Bailey A. Hanson, Joseph Drahos, Catherine J. Lillehoj, Suzy Wilson

Christopher J. Seeger

In the past three decades, the number of obese and overweight individuals in Iowa and across the nation has skyrocketed. With obesity comes the greater risk of health complications and life expectancy reduction. As a result, the current generation of youth face a new and growing threat to their overall quality of life. In Iowa alone, 37.1% of 3rd grade students areidentified as either overweight or obese.


Sibley-Ocheyedan Public School — I-Walk Report 2013, Christopher J. Seeger, Alan Jensen, Bailey A. Hanson, Joseph Drahos, Catherine J. Lillehoj, Suzy Wilson 2017 Iowa State University

Sibley-Ocheyedan Public School — I-Walk Report 2013, Christopher J. Seeger, Alan Jensen, Bailey A. Hanson, Joseph Drahos, Catherine J. Lillehoj, Suzy Wilson

Christopher J. Seeger

In the past three decades, the number of obese and overweight individuals in Iowa and across the nation has skyrocketed. With obesity comes the greater risk of health complications and life expectancy reduction. As a result, the current generation of youth face a new and growing threat to their overall quality of life. In Iowa alone, 37.1% of 3rd grade students areidentified as either overweight or obese.


Storm Lake St. Mary’S Catholic School — I-Walk Report 2013, Christopher J. Seeger, Alan Jensen, Bailey A. Hanson, Joseph Drahos, Catherine J. Lillehoj, Suzy Wilson 2017 Iowa State University

Storm Lake St. Mary’S Catholic School — I-Walk Report 2013, Christopher J. Seeger, Alan Jensen, Bailey A. Hanson, Joseph Drahos, Catherine J. Lillehoj, Suzy Wilson

Christopher J. Seeger

In the past three decades, the number of obese and overweight individuals in Iowa and across the nation has skyrocketed. With obesity comes the greater risk of health complications and life expectancy reduction. As a result, the current generation of youth face a new and growing threat to their overall quality of life. In Iowa alone, 37.1% of 3rd grade students areidentified as either overweight or obese.


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