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Broken System, Holly Foote 2011 New York Medical College

Broken System, Holly Foote

Quill & Scope

This touching piece describes a situation where a friend fell through the cracks of the healthcare system.


Feasibility Of Harvesting Kinetic Energy From Traffic, Sarah Antolick, Alexander Hyman, Angela Nagelin, Ashley Rosano, Caitlin Walde 2011 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Feasibility Of Harvesting Kinetic Energy From Traffic, Sarah Antolick, Alexander Hyman, Angela Nagelin, Ashley Rosano, Caitlin Walde

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

Many energy sources claim to be alternatives to fossil fuels. Various kinetic energy harvesting materials are not yet readying for widespread use, but they show great promise. Applying this technology to roads could produce a useful source of energy. An important step in developing this technology is spreading awareness.


Psychophysical Impact And Optical And Morphological Characteristics Of Symptomatic Non-Advanced Cataract., S. Charalampidou, J. Nolan, James Loughman, J. Stack, L. Cassidy, S. Beatty 2011 University of Dublin, Trinity College

Psychophysical Impact And Optical And Morphological Characteristics Of Symptomatic Non-Advanced Cataract., S. Charalampidou, J. Nolan, James Loughman, J. Stack, L. Cassidy, S. Beatty

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Purpose To investigate whether
psychophysical, morphological, and/or optical
characteristics of symptomatic non-advanced
cataract are complementary to, or more
appropriate than, visual acuity (VA) for the
purposes of recording visual data that reflect
subjective visual difficulty in patients with
cataract that exhibit relative sparing of high
contrast acuity (0.4 logarithm of minimal angle
of resolution (logMAR) scale or better).


Implementing Routine Provider-Initiated Hiv Testing In Public Health Care Facilities In Kenya: A Qualitative Descriptive Study Of Nurses' Experiences, Catrin Evans, Eunice Ndirangu 2011 University of Nottingham

Implementing Routine Provider-Initiated Hiv Testing In Public Health Care Facilities In Kenya: A Qualitative Descriptive Study Of Nurses' Experiences, Catrin Evans, Eunice Ndirangu

School of Nursing & Midwifery, East Africa

Routine 'provider-initiated testing and counselling' (PITC) for HIV has been implemented amidst concern over how consent, confidentiality and counselling (the 3C’s) can be maintained in underresourced health care settings. In Kenya, PITC has been rolled out since 2005, HIV prevalence is 7.1% and over 86% of adults have not been tested. Kenyan nurses are the main cadre implementing PITC but little is known about their experiences of incorporating HIV testing into everyday practice and the challenges faced in maintaining the 3’Cs within their work environments. This study aimed to explore these issues and adopted a qualitative multi-method ...


6-Ohda Generated Ros Induces Dna Damage And P53- And Puma-Dependent Cell Death, Alison I. Bernstein, Sean P. Garrison, Gerard P. Zambetti, Karen L. O'Malley 2011 Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

6-Ohda Generated Ros Induces Dna Damage And P53- And Puma-Dependent Cell Death, Alison I. Bernstein, Sean P. Garrison, Gerard P. Zambetti, Karen L. O'Malley

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Preclinical Modeling Of Combined Phosphatidylinositol-3-Kinase Inhibition With Endocrine Therapy For Estrogen Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer, Cesar G. Sanchez, Cynthia X. Ma, Robert J. Crowder, Therese Guintoli, Chanpheng Phommaly, Feng Gao, Li Lin, Matthew J. Ellis 2011 Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Preclinical Modeling Of Combined Phosphatidylinositol-3-Kinase Inhibition With Endocrine Therapy For Estrogen Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer, Cesar G. Sanchez, Cynthia X. Ma, Robert J. Crowder, Therese Guintoli, Chanpheng Phommaly, Feng Gao, Li Lin, Matthew J. Ellis

Open Access Publications

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Flyfactorsurvey: A Database Of Drosophila Transcription Factor Binding Specificities Determined Using The Bacterial One-Hybrid System, Lihua J. Zhu, Ryan G. Christensen, Majid Kazemian, Christopher J. Hull, Metewo S. Enuameh, Matthew D. Basciotta, Jessie A. Brasefield, Cong Zhu, Yuna Asriyan, David S. Lapointe, Saurabh Sinha, Scot A. Wolfe, Michael H. Brodsky 2011 University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester

Flyfactorsurvey: A Database Of Drosophila Transcription Factor Binding Specificities Determined Using The Bacterial One-Hybrid System, Lihua J. Zhu, Ryan G. Christensen, Majid Kazemian, Christopher J. Hull, Metewo S. Enuameh, Matthew D. Basciotta, Jessie A. Brasefield, Cong Zhu, Yuna Asriyan, David S. Lapointe, Saurabh Sinha, Scot A. Wolfe, Michael H. Brodsky

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An Investigation On Hiv Related Stigma To Improve Hiv Prevention Efforts In North Dakota, Krissie Lynn Mayer-Guerard 2011 Minnesota State University - Mankato

An Investigation On Hiv Related Stigma To Improve Hiv Prevention Efforts In North Dakota, Krissie Lynn Mayer-Guerard

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

This study examines HIV stigma to improve HIV prevention in North Dakota. A survey was administered to North Dakotan adults between January 15 and February 15, 2011, in eight selected towns. The study focused on North Dakotan perceptions of HIV in their state. Research found that most North Dakotans do not view HIV as a problem in their state. There is, however, a belief that there is stigma associated with HIV in North Dakota, as 65 percent of survey respondents believe that. The study also shows that there is a need for education regarding the transmission of HIV. Sixty percent ...


Use Of Social Marketing Promotional Strategies To Create Awareness Of Worksite Health Promotion Programs: A Survey Of Program Coordinators, Anna Catherine Stahl 2011 Minnesota State University - Mankato

Use Of Social Marketing Promotional Strategies To Create Awareness Of Worksite Health Promotion Programs: A Survey Of Program Coordinators, Anna Catherine Stahl

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

There is growing interest in evidence-based research supporting worksite health promotion to help alleviate rising healthcare costs associated with unhealthy lifestyle choices of employees. Worksite health promotion programs can be designed and promoted to help prevent and reduce the negative effects of an unhealthy workforce. With that, the purpose of this research study was to assess how social marketing promotional strategies were used by worksite health promotion program coordinators in organizations located throughout the upper Midwest region of the United States. A 12-question survey collected basic demographic information on each participant, in addition to the way social marketing promotional strategies ...


Review Of Interventions To Reduce Risk Factors For Alcohol And Substance Abuse Among Student Athletes, Ilse Garcia 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Review Of Interventions To Reduce Risk Factors For Alcohol And Substance Abuse Among Student Athletes, Ilse Garcia

McNair Poster Presentations

Alcohol and drug consumption are a public health concern among young athletes throughout the entire nation. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to review substance abuse prevention and intervention outcome studies specific to athletes. A list of common keywords associated with outcome studies targeting substance abuse prevention and intervention among student athletes was generated. Interventions were derived from peer-reviewed journals, government websites and newspaper articles. Two interventions were found to successfully decrease excessive drinking and drug use among student athletes. While some researches may argue that involvement in athletes may serve as a "protective factor" for alcohol or substance ...


The Release Of Calcium In Bacillus Anthracis Pathogenicity, Natiera Magnuson, Manomita Patra, Maria Elena Reynaga, Ernesto Abel-Santos 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Release Of Calcium In Bacillus Anthracis Pathogenicity, Natiera Magnuson, Manomita Patra, Maria Elena Reynaga, Ernesto Abel-Santos

McNair Poster Presentations

Bacillus anthracis spores form in response to starvation and can withstand extremes of heat, radiation, and chemical toxins, making B. anthracis spores ideal vehicles for infections.1 The resistance and dormancy of bacterial spores are dependent on a largely dehydrated core.2 The spore core is not only devoid of water, but contains between 0.8 to 1M calcium complexed with 2,6-pyridinedicarboxylic acid (dipicolinic acid, DPA). The DPA-calcium complex (CaDPA) helps protect DNA, RNA, and the metabolic enzymes needed for the establishment of a vegetative cell cytoplasm.3 An anthrax infection starts with the germination of B. anthracis spores ...


Children's Emotional State And False Memory In The Drm Paradigm, Pamela Cornejo 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Children's Emotional State And False Memory In The Drm Paradigm, Pamela Cornejo

McNair Poster Presentations

Children are called to give testimony for highly emotional during court cases. Research indicates that children in a negative emotional state recall with lesser vividness (Berliner et al. 2003) and are more likely to incorporate false information (Levine, Burgess & Laney, 2008). The present study will examine this further by examining the influence of negative and positive emotional states on recall and recognition in child-normed lists within the Deese-Roediger-McDermott (DRM) paradigm. The DRM paradigm is a cognitive task that relies on gist memory for remembrance of the critical lure in semantically associated word lists. It is expected that the eight year ...


An Examination Of Ethnic Differences In Body Image Among Male College Students, Ricardo Rios 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

An Examination Of Ethnic Differences In Body Image Among Male College Students, Ricardo Rios

McNair Poster Presentations

Body Image and Culture

  • Limited research examines body image in males and ethnic minorities.
  • Appearance ideals are often defined by an individual's membership in a given culture.
  • Western cultures puts considerable emphasis on physical appearance.
  • There is variability across cultures with regards to male body image.

Body Image and Media

  • Western Media negatively influences body image.
  • Media's portrayal of male bodies have become more muscular over the years.
  • Contemporary male ideal body is highly muscular, lean, tall, with broad shoulders, a brawny chest, and a slim waist.

Body Dissatisfaction

  • Negative body Image: being dissatisfied with one's appearance ...


Toward A Mechanistic Understanding Of Narcolepsy With Cataplexy, William McCurdy 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Toward A Mechanistic Understanding Of Narcolepsy With Cataplexy, William Mccurdy

McNair Poster Presentations

Narcolepsy (hypersomnolence) is a disorder that affects 1 in 2000 individuals in the United States and it is characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and catalepsy, which is a sudden loss of muscle tone. As of relatively recent years, there has been a general consensus amongst the scientific community concerning the etiology of narcolepsy as numerous studies suggest that it is caused by the deficiency of neurotransmitters called orexin-A and orexin-B (or hypocretin-1 and hypocretin-2). Research suggests that deficiencies of these proteins are related to a mutation on chromosome 6 in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) complex which is a ...


Evaluation Of Health Newsletters As A Motivational Tool To Promote Exercise, JoLene Schlegel 2011 Minnesota State University - Mankato

Evaluation Of Health Newsletters As A Motivational Tool To Promote Exercise, Jolene Schlegel

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

Little is known about the relationship between SagePlus newsletters and its effectiveness to motivate physical activity. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of the SagePlus newsletter and its ability to motivate participants to achieve their goals to increase physical activity. A nonexperimental, descriptive correlational design was used in this study. Calls were made until the list of potential participants was exhausted. Forty English speaking participants were contacted and agreed to participate in the telephone survey from a potential list of 190 women enrolled in the SagePlus program. A modified questionnaire containing 19 multiple-choice and one open-ended ...


Empathy Of Nurses And Family Needs In The Intensive Care Unit, Jolene Marie Tietz 2011 Minnesota State University - Mankato

Empathy Of Nurses And Family Needs In The Intensive Care Unit, Jolene Marie Tietz

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

Introduction: Patients and patients' families are in crisis when the patient is in the Intensive Care Unit. There have been studies demonstrating the importance of recognizing patient and family needs, and meeting those needs. This study explored what needs families rank as important and if the nurse met their needs, and what effect nurse empathy had on meeting family needs. Methods: Families in the Intensive Care Unit were given questionnaires to complete that addressed which needs they felt were important, if their needs were met, and the level of empathy they gauged their nurse to have. The tools utilized in ...


The Role Of Medical Training Background In Patient Satisfaction, Mariam Zia Qureshi 2011 Minnesota State University - Mankato

The Role Of Medical Training Background In Patient Satisfaction, Mariam Zia Qureshi

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

The number of international medical graduates (IMG) is increasing and their ability to satisfy patients has never been studied. The purpose of this study is to examine if there is a difference between the patient satisfaction scores of US medical graduates (USMGs) and IMGs. This is a retrospective study in which 2627 returned patient experience surveys of 55 physicians working in Medical Practice in South Western Mayo Health System were evaluated. These surveys were returned from August 2009 to August 2010. An independent t-test and t-inverse test was conducted with significance level of 0.05. The results of t-test lead ...


An Occupation-Based Program For The Dual Diagnosis Of An Eating Disorder And Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Tessa Larson, Dana Rome 2011 University of North Dakota

An Occupation-Based Program For The Dual Diagnosis Of An Eating Disorder And Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Tessa Larson, Dana Rome

Occupational Therapy Capstones

The purpose of this project was to develop an occupation-based occupational therapy program for the dual diagnosis of an eating disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder for use in an outpatient setting. A literature review was conducted to identify the challenges associated with the assessment and treatment of eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. The literature supports the need for occupation-based interventions, especially in the areas of self-care, meal planning and preparation, sleep and rest, leisure, and various life skills. Guided by the Model of Human Occupation in conjunction with cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, an occupation-based program guide was developed. The ...


Evaluation Of A Health Newsletter Intended For Sageplus Participants, Karen Lynn Anderson 2011 Minnesota State University - Mankato

Evaluation Of A Health Newsletter Intended For Sageplus Participants, Karen Lynn Anderson

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

Little is known about the effectiveness of the SagePlus newsletter as a motivational tool for influencing behavior change. The purpose of this study was to determine the reading level of the SagePlus newsletter and to evaluate the effectiveness of the SagePlus newsletter as a communication and motivational tool for SagePlus participants. A nonexperimental, descriptive correlational design was used in this study. Forty English speaking participants were contacted and agreed to participate in the telephone survey from a potential list of 190 participants. A modified questionnaire containing 20 multiple choice and open-ended questions was used in a telephone survey. Data was ...


Effective Trauma Assessment Tools For Women With Severe Mental Illness, Heather A. Bangu 2011 Minnesota State University Mankato

Effective Trauma Assessment Tools For Women With Severe Mental Illness, Heather A. Bangu

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

Minnesota Security Hospital (MSH) serves individuals under civil commitment as Mentally Ill and Dangerous by the State of Minnesota. MSH is evaluating its practices to ensure the treatment environment encompasses a recovery oriented, person-centered, and trauma-informed program. Understanding and assessing trauma will assist clinicians in providing patients with the most effective and efficient treatment (Carlson, 1997). Long term negative outcomes exists for individuals with severe mental illness who have experienced trauma including more severe psychiatric symptoms, substance abuse, and homelessness (Mueser, Salyers, Rosenberg, Ford, Fox, & Carty, 2001). The purpose of this Capstone project was to identify and recommend evidence-based trauma ...


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