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An Occupational Therapy Community-Based Self-Esteem Program For Adolescents Who Have Experienced Burn Injuries, Karla Beck, Kathryn Miller 2011 University of North Dakota

An Occupational Therapy Community-Based Self-Esteem Program For Adolescents Who Have Experienced Burn Injuries, Karla Beck, Kathryn Miller

Occupational Therapy Capstones

Self-esteem is a problem that adolescent burn survivors deal with on a daily basis. Yet, there is limited research regarding adolescent burns and the psychosocial aspect within their daily occupations. The purpose of this scholarly project was to develop and provide occupational therapists with interventions and outcome measures to utilize in a Self-Esteem Program for implementation in both inpatient and outpatient settings. This program focuses on helping adolescents to regain their self-esteem and confidence when returning back to their communities. Burns have an emotional and behavioral effect on children/adolescents, causing anxiety, pain, distorted self-image, and depression (Pardo, Garcia, Marrero ...


Traditional Treatment And Altered Auditory Feedback Lead To Intelligibility Benefits In A Subset Of Speakers With Parkinson Disease, Christopher Dromey 2011 Brigham Young University

Traditional Treatment And Altered Auditory Feedback Lead To Intelligibility Benefits In A Subset Of Speakers With Parkinson Disease, Christopher Dromey

All Faculty Publications

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All-Terrain Vehicle-Related Injuries And Hospitalization: An Examination Of The Influence Of Age And Alcohol Or Drugs, Shelby Bohl, Manoj Sharma, Chester Jones 2011 Walden University

All-Terrain Vehicle-Related Injuries And Hospitalization: An Examination Of The Influence Of Age And Alcohol Or Drugs, Shelby Bohl, Manoj Sharma, Chester Jones

School of Health Sciences Publications

All-terrain vehicle (ATV) related injuries are a significant source of morbidity, mortality, disability, and hospitalization, and serious injuries among the elderly are increasing. In addition, alcohol and drug use are prevalent among those injured in ATV-related incidents. However, studies indicate varying alcohol and drug use patterns among age groups and less attention has been paid to the experience of older adults and to the influence of substance abuse (alcohol or drug involvement). Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between age, substance abuse and hospitalization resulting from ATV incidents among injured adults over the age of ...


Relationship Between Graduate Students’ Statistics Self-Efficacy, Statistics Anxiety, Attitude Toward Statistics, And Social Support, Michelle Perepiczka, Nichelle Chandler, Michael Becerra 2011 Walden University

Relationship Between Graduate Students’ Statistics Self-Efficacy, Statistics Anxiety, Attitude Toward Statistics, And Social Support, Michelle Perepiczka, Nichelle Chandler, Michael Becerra

School of Counseling Publications

Statistics plays an integral role in graduate programs. However, numerous intra- and interpersonal factors may lead to successful completion of needed coursework in this area. The authors examined the extent of the relationship between self-efficacy to learn statistics and statistics anxiety, attitude towards statistics, and social support of 166 graduate students enrolled in master’s and doctoral programs within colleges of education. Results indicated that statistics anxiety and attitude towards statistics were statistically significant predictors of self-efficacy to learn statistics, yet social support was not a statistically significant predictor of self-efficacy. Insight into how this population responds to statistics courses ...


Lessons Learned Conducting Breastfeeding Intervention Research In Two Northern Plains Tribal Communities, Mary Beth Stepans, S Wilhelm, K Rodehorst-Weber, T Aguirre, M Hertzog, M Clarke, A Herboldsheimer 2011 Walden University

Lessons Learned Conducting Breastfeeding Intervention Research In Two Northern Plains Tribal Communities, Mary Beth Stepans, S Wilhelm, K Rodehorst-Weber, T Aguirre, M Hertzog, M Clarke, A Herboldsheimer

School of Nursing Publications

AIM:

The overall purpose of this article was to describe the challenges and benefits of conducting breastfeeding intervention research with two Native American Tribal communities.

METHODS:

A focus group with an interpretive approach was used to collect data within this qualitative study as a means of incorporating a complex, holistic, subjective interpretation of the case managers' perceptions and experiences. In addition, researchers' field notes were used. Findings are discussed in relation to Rogers' Diffusion of Innovation Framework.

RESULTS:

Themes that emerged during the focus group discussions were related to innovation, relative advantage, complexity, compatibility, trialability, and observability.

CONCLUSIONS:

Conducting research ...


An Examination Of Errors Of Coherence In Adolescent Sentence Combining, Ginger Gunter Collins 2011 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

An Examination Of Errors Of Coherence In Adolescent Sentence Combining, Ginger Gunter Collins

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Young adolescents should be able to write organized multi-paragraph compositions that develop a central idea and unfold in logical and sequential order, unified through the use of transitional words and phrases. In other words, the compositions should not just consist of a string of related sentences, but represent a dynamic text that has coherence. It is important that speech-language pathologists develop quick and reliable methods for assessing coherence to aid in making data driven decisions and progress monitoring consistent with principles of Responsiveness to Intervention. Yet, the holistic quality of coherence makes it difficult to assess, both within a composition ...


Comparison Of The Diagnostic Evaluation Of Language Variation-Screening Test (Delv-St) To Two Other Screeners For Low-Income, African American Children, Christy Wynn Moland 2011 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Comparison Of The Diagnostic Evaluation Of Language Variation-Screening Test (Delv-St) To Two Other Screeners For Low-Income, African American Children, Christy Wynn Moland

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the validity of the DELV-ST by comparing it to two other screeners, the Fluharty-2 and the Washington-Craig Language Screener (WCLS). The participants were 73 African American Pre-K and Head Start children, aged four- to five-years-old. Fail rates were higher than what has been reported in the literature. They were highest for the Fluharty-2 (57%), lower for the DELV-ST (52%), and lowest for the WCLS (46%); however, there were no statistical differences in the fail rates by screener. Approximately 54% of the children passed or failed all screeners. Unfortunately, the remaining 46% failed ...


Public Opinions Of Schizophrenia, Amy Guiomard 2011 Ouachita Baptist University

Public Opinions Of Schizophrenia, Amy Guiomard

Honors Theses

Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder characterized by disturbances in thought, behavior, and communication that last longer than 6 months (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). The symptoms of schizophrenia are often so severe that the individual is unable to function normally in society. The resulting erratic behavior, combined with misinformation about the disorder in general, leads to the negative stigma now associated with the disorder. The research presented here evaluates public stigmatization towards schizophrenics; it also explores the similarities between behavior due to racial stereotyping and behavior based on stigmatization of schizophrenics.


Pcr-Based Genotyping Of Helicobacter Pylori Of Gambian Children And Adults Directly From Biopsy Specimens And Bacterial Cultures, Ousman Secka, Martin Antonio, Mary Tapgun, Douglas E. Berg, Christian Bottomley, Vivat Thomas, Robert Walton, Tumani Corrah, Richard A. Adegbola, Julian E. Thomas 2011 Medical Research Council Laboratories, The Gambia

Pcr-Based Genotyping Of Helicobacter Pylori Of Gambian Children And Adults Directly From Biopsy Specimens And Bacterial Cultures, Ousman Secka, Martin Antonio, Mary Tapgun, Douglas E. Berg, Christian Bottomley, Vivat Thomas, Robert Walton, Tumani Corrah, Richard A. Adegbola, Julian E. Thomas

Open Access Publications

No abstract provided.


A Genetic Risk Score Combining Ten Psoriasis Risk Loci Improves Disease Prediction, Haoyan Chen, Annie Poon, Celestine Yeung, Cynthia Helms, Jennifer Pons, Anne M. Bowcock, Pui-Yan Kwok, Wilson Liao 2011 University of California - San Francisco

A Genetic Risk Score Combining Ten Psoriasis Risk Loci Improves Disease Prediction, Haoyan Chen, Annie Poon, Celestine Yeung, Cynthia Helms, Jennifer Pons, Anne M. Bowcock, Pui-Yan Kwok, Wilson Liao

Open Access Publications

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Complete Genome Sequence Of Treponema Paraluiscuniculi, Strain Cuniculi A: The Loss Of Infectivity To Humans Is Associated With Genome Decay, David Smajs, Marie Zobanikova, Michal Strouhal, Darina Cejkova, Shannon Dugan-Rocha, Petra Pospisilova, Steven J. Norris, Tom Albert, Xiang Qin, Kym Hallsworth-Pepin, Christian Buhay, Donna M. Muzny, Lei Chen, Richard A. Gibbs, George M. Weinstock 2011 Masaryk University

Complete Genome Sequence Of Treponema Paraluiscuniculi, Strain Cuniculi A: The Loss Of Infectivity To Humans Is Associated With Genome Decay, David Smajs, Marie Zobanikova, Michal Strouhal, Darina Cejkova, Shannon Dugan-Rocha, Petra Pospisilova, Steven J. Norris, Tom Albert, Xiang Qin, Kym Hallsworth-Pepin, Christian Buhay, Donna M. Muzny, Lei Chen, Richard A. Gibbs, George M. Weinstock

Open Access Publications

No abstract provided.


Osteoblast Connexin43 Modulates Skeletal Architecture By Regulating Both Arms Of Bone Remodeling, Marcus Watkins, Susan K. Grimston, Jin Yi Norris, Bertrand Guillotin, Angela Shaw, Elia Beniash, Roberto Civitelli 2011 Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Osteoblast Connexin43 Modulates Skeletal Architecture By Regulating Both Arms Of Bone Remodeling, Marcus Watkins, Susan K. Grimston, Jin Yi Norris, Bertrand Guillotin, Angela Shaw, Elia Beniash, Roberto Civitelli

Open Access Publications

No abstract provided.


Prevalence Of Nasal Carriage Of Mupirocin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Among Hospitalized Patients In Thailand, Anucha Apisarnthanarak, David K. Warren, Victoria J. Fraser 2011 Thammasat University Hospital

Prevalence Of Nasal Carriage Of Mupirocin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Among Hospitalized Patients In Thailand, Anucha Apisarnthanarak, David K. Warren, Victoria J. Fraser

Open Access Publications

No abstract provided.


A Genome-Wide Screen For Interactions Reveals A New Locus On 4p15 Modifying The Effect Of Waist-To-Hip Ratio On Total Chloesterol, Andrew C. Heath, et al. 2011 Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

A Genome-Wide Screen For Interactions Reveals A New Locus On 4p15 Modifying The Effect Of Waist-To-Hip Ratio On Total Chloesterol, Andrew C. Heath, Et Al.

Open Access Publications

No abstract provided.


Characterizing Associations And Snp-Environment Interactions For Gwas-Identified Prostate Cancer Risk Markers—Results From Bpc3, Sara Lindstrom, Fredrick Schumacher, Afshan Siddiq, Ruth C. Travis, Daniele Campa, Sonja I. Berndt, W. Ryan Diver, Gianluca Severi, Naomi Allen, Gerald Andriole, Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, Stephen J. Chanock, David Crawford, J. Michael Gaziano, Graham G. Giles, Edward Giovannucci, Carolyn Guo, Christopher A. Haiman, Richard B. Hayes, Jytte Halkjaer, David J. Hunter, Mattias Johansson, Rudolf Kaaks, Laurence N. Kolonel, Carmen Navarro, Elio Riboli, Carlotta Sacerdote, Meir Stampfer, Daniel O. Stram, Michael J. Thun, Dimitrios Trichopoulos, Jarmo Virtamo, Stephanie J. Weinstein, Meredith Yeager, Brian Henderson, Jing Ma, Loic Le Marchand, Demetrius Albanes, Peter Kraft 2011 Harvard University

Characterizing Associations And Snp-Environment Interactions For Gwas-Identified Prostate Cancer Risk Markers—Results From Bpc3, Sara Lindstrom, Fredrick Schumacher, Afshan Siddiq, Ruth C. Travis, Daniele Campa, Sonja I. Berndt, W. Ryan Diver, Gianluca Severi, Naomi Allen, Gerald Andriole, Bas Bueno-De-Mesquita, Stephen J. Chanock, David Crawford, J. Michael Gaziano, Graham G. Giles, Edward Giovannucci, Carolyn Guo, Christopher A. Haiman, Richard B. Hayes, Jytte Halkjaer, David J. Hunter, Mattias Johansson, Rudolf Kaaks, Laurence N. Kolonel, Carmen Navarro, Elio Riboli, Carlotta Sacerdote, Meir Stampfer, Daniel O. Stram, Michael J. Thun, Dimitrios Trichopoulos, Jarmo Virtamo, Stephanie J. Weinstein, Meredith Yeager, Brian Henderson, Jing Ma, Loic Le Marchand, Demetrius Albanes, Peter Kraft

Open Access Publications

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A Nine Amino Acid Domain Is Essential For Mutant Prion Protein Toxicity, Laura Westergard, Jessie A. Turnbaugh, David A. Harris 2011 Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

A Nine Amino Acid Domain Is Essential For Mutant Prion Protein Toxicity, Laura Westergard, Jessie A. Turnbaugh, David A. Harris

Open Access Publications

No abstract provided.


Small Intestine Submucosa Effects On Long Term Viability Of Transplanted Pancreatic Cells, Joshua P. Pregnar 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Small Intestine Submucosa Effects On Long Term Viability Of Transplanted Pancreatic Cells, Joshua P. Pregnar

PCOM Biomedical Studies Student Scholarship

The biologic functions carried out by the pancreas are, without a doubt, essential to life. This can be demonstrated by the fact that some diabetics require insulin supplementation and those suffering from other diseases of the pancreas, such as pancreatitis, or who have undergone pancreatectomy require supplementation with exocrine enzymes. As would be expected, we are constantly searching for more longterm, patient oriented solutions to chronic health conditions. As such, there has been a gradual transition from daily insulin injections to insulin pumps which allow for easier and more closely controlled glucose levels. Work has also been done regarding various ...


Androgen Receptor-Dependent Effects Of Resveratrol On Tnsin Mrna Levels In Prostate Cancer Cells, Courtney Pisano 2011 Philadelpha College of Osteopathic Medicine

Androgen Receptor-Dependent Effects Of Resveratrol On Tnsin Mrna Levels In Prostate Cancer Cells, Courtney Pisano

PCOM Biomedical Studies Student Scholarship

The chemopreventive effects of resveratrol (RSV) on cancers, including prostate cancer, have been well documented; but the mechanisms are not well known. It has been reported recently that tensin, a matrix-adhesion protein, which is greatly down-regulated in prostate cancer, has been induced by RSV in several cancer cell lines. In order to know if RSV up-regulates tensin in prostate cells, we first treated LNCaP cells with RSV and demonstrated that tensin mRNA levels were upregulated by RSV in a time and dose dependent manner. Since LNCaP cells are androgen receptor (AR) positive and previous findings have shown that RSV down-regulates ...


Infection With Chlamydia Pneumoniae In Neuronal Cells Alters The Expression Of Genes Involved In Apoptosis And Autophagy Pathways, Annette K. Slutter 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Infection With Chlamydia Pneumoniae In Neuronal Cells Alters The Expression Of Genes Involved In Apoptosis And Autophagy Pathways, Annette K. Slutter

PCOM Biomedical Studies Student Scholarship

Dysfunctions in cellular mechanisms such as apoptosis and autophagy have been implicated in the neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Autophagy in AD pathogenesis has been linked to the endosomal-lysosomal system, which has been shown to play a role in amyloid processing. Studies have suggested that apoptosis may contribute to the neuronal cell loss observed in AD; however, there is no evidence of the apoptotic process leading to terminal completion. Aβ1-42 has been shown to induce apoptosis in neurons and may be an initiating factor in AD. Our previous studies demonstrated that neurons infected with C. pneumoniae are resistant ...


Does Use Of A Cell Phone Affect Cognition?, Kharma J. Lundy 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Does Use Of A Cell Phone Affect Cognition?, Kharma J. Lundy

PCOM Biomedical Studies Student Scholarship

This research examined the effects that a cell phone distraction had on subjects completing a maze task. Twenty-four subjects participated in the study (12 Younger subjects and 12 Older subjects; 14 females and 10 males). Subjects completed an identical maze task during each of three sessions. During the first session, subjects completed the maze task without the distraction of cell phone use. The second session involved completion of the maze task while listening to a transcript read over a cell phone. The third session involved completion of the maze task while participating in a cell phone conversation. Subjects’ performances were ...


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