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Assessing Competence During Professional Experience Placements For Undergraduate Nursing Students: A Systematic Review, Sharon Bourgeois, Denise Blanchard, Katherine Nelson 2012 University of Canberra

Assessing Competence During Professional Experience Placements For Undergraduate Nursing Students: A Systematic Review, Sharon Bourgeois, Denise Blanchard, Katherine Nelson

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers: part A

Review Objectives To identify and synthesise the best available evidence about the meaningfulness of assessments of competence during the professional experience placement for undergraduate nursing students, with the overarching aim to make recommendations concerning strategies and initiatives that support assessment of competence for undergraduate nursing programs.

Review Questions What are undergraduate nurses‟ experiences of the clinical assessment of competence? What are registered nurses‟/health care professionals experiences of the clinical assessment of competence?


Catalysis In Silico, H Yu 2012 University of Wollongong

Catalysis In Silico, H Yu

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers: part A

Abstract of paper presented at Sydney 2012 Joint AuPS/PSNZ/ASB Meeting, Dec 2- 5, UNSW Kensington Campus.


Exercise Counselling: When Undergraduate Practice-Based Learning And Community Outreach Combine, Everyone Appears To Be A Winner, Angela Douglas, Jennifer Wilkie, Herbert Groeller 2012 University of Wollongong

Exercise Counselling: When Undergraduate Practice-Based Learning And Community Outreach Combine, Everyone Appears To Be A Winner, Angela Douglas, Jennifer Wilkie, Herbert Groeller

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers: part A

Abstract of paper presented at the 5th Exercise & Sports Science Australia Conference 2012.


Can You Get It Online? How To Enhance Professional And Clinical Learning Experiences For Exercise Physiology Students, Angela Douglas, Chris Brewer, Lisa Carrington 2012 University of Wollongong

Can You Get It Online? How To Enhance Professional And Clinical Learning Experiences For Exercise Physiology Students, Angela Douglas, Chris Brewer, Lisa Carrington

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers: part A

Abstract of paper presented at the 5th Exercise & Sports Science Australia Conference 2012.


Role And Contribution Of Private Sector In Moving Towards Universal Health Coverage In The Eastern Mediterranean Region, Shehla Zaidi, Atif Riaz, Ali Thaver, Aftab Mukhi, Latif Afzal Khan 2012 Aga Khan University

Role And Contribution Of Private Sector In Moving Towards Universal Health Coverage In The Eastern Mediterranean Region, Shehla Zaidi, Atif Riaz, Ali Thaver, Aftab Mukhi, Latif Afzal Khan

Community Health Sciences

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Caring Relationships And Reintegration: Lessons From A Participatory Action Research Study In Liberia, Sierra Leone, And Northern Uganda, Miranda E. Worthen, S McKay, A Veale, M Wessells 2012 San Jose State University

Caring Relationships And Reintegration: Lessons From A Participatory Action Research Study In Liberia, Sierra Leone, And Northern Uganda, Miranda E. Worthen, S Mckay, A Veale, M Wessells

Faculty Publications

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Reintegration Of Young Mothers: Young Mothers Seeking Reintegration After Periods Of Time Spent Living With Fighting Forces And Armed Groups Face Exclusion And Stigma Rather Than The Support They And Their Children Badly Need., Miranda E. Worthen, S McKay, A Veale, M Wessells 2012 San Jose State University

Reintegration Of Young Mothers: Young Mothers Seeking Reintegration After Periods Of Time Spent Living With Fighting Forces And Armed Groups Face Exclusion And Stigma Rather Than The Support They And Their Children Badly Need., Miranda E. Worthen, S Mckay, A Veale, M Wessells

Faculty Publications

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Nutrition Literacy: Foundations And Development Of An Instrument For Assessment, Heather Diane Gibbs 2012 Olivet Nazarene University

Nutrition Literacy: Foundations And Development Of An Instrument For Assessment, Heather Diane Gibbs

Faculty Scholarship – Family and Consumer Science

Health literacy has emerged as an area of increasing research focus in the medical literature, yet it has received little attention in the nutrition literature. Registered dietitians (RDs) should be concerned about low health literacy considering its associations with decreased knowledge of disease and management, increased hospitalizations, decreased use of preventive care services, and increased cost of health care. Thus, this research attempts to apply the concept of health literacy into the context of nutrition.

Investigation into whether RDs screen for health literacy and/or adjust teaching methods for different level learners revealed that 79.2% (n=99) of RDs ...


Hiv/Aids Stigmatization Among Oromo Immigrant Congregations In The Twin Cities : A Call For Biblical And Theological Response, Fikru Andea Eticha 2012 Luther Seminary

Hiv/Aids Stigmatization Among Oromo Immigrant Congregations In The Twin Cities : A Call For Biblical And Theological Response, Fikru Andea Eticha

Master of Arts Theses

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Much More Than Just An Interview, John Redwanski, Gayle A. Brazeau 2012 University of New England

Much More Than Just An Interview, John Redwanski, Gayle A. Brazeau

Pharmacy Practice Faculty Publications

All of us have experienced the face-to-face interview process at some point in our lives. Each year, pharmacy graduates take part in this endeavor as they seek practice positions, residencies, and fellowships. However, today’s graduates will find a different job market than in past years. Interview skills are more critical than ever for pharmacy graduates interviewing with prospective employers. The standard pharmacy curriculum does not include “interview skills” but the question remains: what responsibility do pharmacy programs have to teach future graduates successful interview skills that can be used throughout their professional career?


Turf, Team, And Town: A Geriatric Interprofessional Education Program, Nancy MacRae 2012 University of New England

Turf, Team, And Town: A Geriatric Interprofessional Education Program, Nancy Macrae

Occupational Therapy Faculty Publications

Describes the Interprofessional Geriatric Education Program (IGEP) at the University of New England (U.S.). This course involves collaboration among health care students and faculty, including dental, occupational therapy, physician assistant, and physical therapy programs, and is focused on treatment for and feedback from elderly patients, who serve as “teachers” for students in the program.


Dementia And The Role Of Occupational Therapy: American Occupational Therapy Association Fact Sheet, Regula H. Robnett 2012 University of New England

Dementia And The Role Of Occupational Therapy: American Occupational Therapy Association Fact Sheet, Regula H. Robnett

Occupational Therapy Faculty Publications

Dementia results from impaired cognition, due to damage to the brain. The majority of dementia cases (60% to 80%) are classified as Alzheimer’s disease (Alzheimer’s Association, n.d.). The signs of dementia generally include, but are not limited to, decreased short term memory, decreased problem solving skills, decreased perceptual skills, and personality changes. The onset of dementia is gradual, and the course of the disease spans several years or more. In Alzheimer’s disease, the person progresses through several stages that roughly coincide with reverse developmental levels, with those in the final stages being completely dependent on others ...


Whole Body Vibration Training Is Osteogenic At The Spine In College-Age Men And Women, Todd C. Shoepe, Hawley C. Almstedt, Gianna C. Ligouri 2012 Loyola Marymount University

Whole Body Vibration Training Is Osteogenic At The Spine In College-Age Men And Women, Todd C. Shoepe, Hawley C. Almstedt, Gianna C. Ligouri

Health and Human Sciences Faculty Works

Osteoporosis is a chronic skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass which is currently challenging the American health care system. Maximizing peak bone mass early in life is a cost-effective method for preventing osteoporosis. Whole body vibration (WBV) is a novel exercise method with the potential to increase bone mass, therefore optimizing peak bone and decreasing the risk for osteoporotic fracture. The aim of this investigation was to evaluate changes in bone mineral density at the hip, spine, and whole body in college-age men and women who underwent a WBV training protocol. Active men (n=6) and women (n=4 ...


Physical Activity In Childhood May Be The Key To Optimizing Lifespan Skeletal Health, Hawley C. Almstedt, Katherine B. Gunter, Kathleen F. Janz 2012 Loyola Marymount University

Physical Activity In Childhood May Be The Key To Optimizing Lifespan Skeletal Health, Hawley C. Almstedt, Katherine B. Gunter, Kathleen F. Janz

Health and Human Sciences Faculty Works

Physical activities undertaken in childhood, particularly activities which apply large forces quickly convey optimal benefits to bone mass, size, and structure. Evidence is accumulating that benefits persist well beyond activity cessation. This review examines the potential for early childhood activity to improve bone mineralization and structure and explores childhood activity as prevention for osteoporosis in later life.


Effects Of Combined Opioids On Pain And Mood In Mammals, David J. Mokler, Richard H. Rech, Shannon L. Briggs 2012 University of New England

Effects Of Combined Opioids On Pain And Mood In Mammals, David J. Mokler, Richard H. Rech, Shannon L. Briggs

Biomedical Sciences Faculty Publications

The authors review the opioid literature for evidence of increased analgesia and reduced adverse side effects by combining opioid-receptor (MOR) agonists, kappa-opioid-recepter (KOR) agonists, and nonselective low-dose-opioid antagonists (LD-ANT). We tested fentanyl (MOR agonist) and spiradoline (KOR agonist), singly and combined, against somatic and visceral pain models. Combined agonists induced additive analgesia in somatic pain and synergistic analgesia in visceral pain. Other investigators report similar effects and reduced tolerance and dependence with combined MOR agonist and KOR agonist. LD-Ant added to either a MOR agonist or KOR agonist markedly enhanced analgesia of either agonist. In accordance with other place-condition (PC ...


National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids, Robert D. Kersey, Diane L. Elliot, Linn Goldberg, Gen Kanayama, James E. Leone, Mike Pavlovich, Harrison G. Pope 2012 Bridgewater State University

National Athletic Trainers' Association Position Statement: Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids, Robert D. Kersey, Diane L. Elliot, Linn Goldberg, Gen Kanayama, James E. Leone, Mike Pavlovich, Harrison G. Pope

Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies Faculty Publications

Objective: This manuscript summarizes the best available scholarly evidence related to anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) as a reference for health care professionals, including athletic trainers, educators, and interested others.

Background: Health care professionals associated with sports or exercise should understand and be prepared to educate others about AAS. These synthetic, testosteronebased derivatives are widely abused by athletes and nonathletes to gain athletic performance advantages, develop their physiques, and improve their body image. Although AAS can be ergogenic, their abuse may lead to numerous negative health effects.

Recommendations: Abusers of AAS often rely on questionable information sources. Sports medicine professionals can therefore ...


Faith And Masculinity: A Discussion On Raising Awareness And Promoting Cancer Screening Among Latino Men, Michael J. Rovito, James E. Leone 2012 Bridgewater State University

Faith And Masculinity: A Discussion On Raising Awareness And Promoting Cancer Screening Among Latino Men, Michael J. Rovito, James E. Leone

Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies Faculty Publications

Males may experience several barriers to seeking health care, including unfamiliarity with procedures (e.g. colonoscopy), stigma and fear of a given health issue, perceived breach of masculinity (machismo), and fear of feeling vulnerable. Evidence suggests church-based interventions are an effective way to strengthen the connection between promotional message content and participant conceptualization of the risks and benefits of health screenings. However, there is a lack of evidence demonstrating such effectiveness in men’s health, and there is even more of a dearth of research focusing on Latinos. This discussion presents trends from a series of 4 community-based seminars during ...


Web-Based Assessment Of Visual And Visuospatial Symptoms In Parkinson's Disease, Melissa M. Amick, Ivy N. Miller, Sandra Neargarder, Alice Cronin-Golomb 2012 Bridgewater State University

Web-Based Assessment Of Visual And Visuospatial Symptoms In Parkinson's Disease, Melissa M. Amick, Ivy N. Miller, Sandra Neargarder, Alice Cronin-Golomb

Psychology Faculty Publications

Visual and visuospatial dysfunction is prevalent in Parkinson’s disease (PD). To promote assessment of these often overlooked symptoms, we adapted the PD Vision Questionnaire for Internet administration. The questionnaire evaluates visual and visuospatial symptoms, impairments in activities of daily living (ADLs), and motor symptoms. PD participants of mild to moderate motor severity (n = 24) and healthy control participants (HC, n = 23) completed the questionnaire in paper and web-based formats. Reliability was assessed by comparing responses across formats. Construct validity was evaluated by reference to performance on measures of vision, visuospatial cognition, ADLs, and motor symptoms. The web-based format showed ...


Medical Advice And Diabetes Self-Management Reported By Mexican-American, Black- And White-Non-Hispanic Adults Across The United States, Joan A. Vaccaro, Daniel J. Feaster, Sandra L. Lobar, Marianna K. Baum, Marcia Magnus, Fatma G. Huffman 2012 Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University

Medical Advice And Diabetes Self-Management Reported By Mexican-American, Black- And White-Non-Hispanic Adults Across The United States, Joan A. Vaccaro, Daniel J. Feaster, Sandra L. Lobar, Marianna K. Baum, Marcia Magnus, Fatma G. Huffman

Department of Dietetics and Nutrition

Background: Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, particularly among minorities, and if improperly managed can lead to medical complications and death. Healthcare providers play vital roles in communicating standards of care, which include guidance on diabetes self-management. The background of the client may play a role in the patient-provider communication process. The aim of this study was to determine the association between medical advice and diabetes self care management behaviors for a nationally representative sample of adults with diabetes. Moreover, we sought to establish whether or not race/ethnicity was a modifier for reported medical advice received ...


Factors That Influence Food Access In The United States: A Snapshot Of Food Access In Ohio And Kentucky, Maimouna Falls 2012 Wright State University - Main Campus

Factors That Influence Food Access In The United States: A Snapshot Of Food Access In Ohio And Kentucky, Maimouna Falls

Master of Public Health Program Student Publications

Background: The United States is one the richest countries in the world with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita of $48,442, yet many communities lack access to affordable nutritious food. Access to food impacts health outcomes such as obesity and diabetes. The purpose of this study was to determine the association between food access and rates of obesity and diabetes in the states of Ohio and Kentucky.

Methods: County level food access data from 120 counties in Kentucky and 88 counties in Ohio were obtained from the USDA website. The dataset included demographic variables and poverty rates. Food ...


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