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Trekking Through The Telencephalon: Hepatocyte Growth Factor-Mediated Guidance For Parvalbumin-Expressing Interneurons, Janice R. Naegele 2010 Wesleyan University

Trekking Through The Telencephalon: Hepatocyte Growth Factor-Mediated Guidance For Parvalbumin-Expressing Interneurons, Janice R. Naegele

Division III Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Training Volume And Methods Of Athletes Competing At A Mixed Martial Arts Events, John Amtmann, EdD 2010 Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Training Volume And Methods Of Athletes Competing At A Mixed Martial Arts Events, John Amtmann, Edd

Applied Health Sciences

This study surveyed 32 athletes competing at a mixed martial arts (MMA) event held in Butte, Montana. The survey attempted to gather information regarding overall training volume, supplement use, volume change and specific exercises used. The survey return rate was 100 percent (32/32). Twenty-five of 32 athletes supplemented their training with strength training. Overall frequency of strength training ranged from one to six sessions/week, and overall frequency of fighting-specific training sessions/weel ranged from two to 10. Two of the 32 athletes used/had used anabolic-androgenic steroids. Sixteen MMA athletes performed exercises specifically for the neck musculature, and ...


Uwomj Volume 79, Issue 1, Spring 2010, Western University 2010 Western University

Uwomj Volume 79, Issue 1, Spring 2010, Western University

University of Western Ontario Medical Journal

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry


Women’S Health Guides [Review Article], Meg Miner 2010 Illinois Wesleyan University

Women’S Health Guides [Review Article], Meg Miner

Scholarly Publications

The fight for equal rights for women may be over a hundred years old, but in medical research, women have only been treated equally since the 1990s. That is also the time that evidence-based women’s health handbooks started to appear. Up to that point, most studies only included recommendations for women that had been deduced from analyses of men’s responses to clinical trials.This article reviews four new publications on women’s health: two that were written for health professionals and two for consumers.


Meso-Zeaxanthin Ocular Supplementation Trial In Normals (Most-N), James Loughman 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Meso-Zeaxanthin Ocular Supplementation Trial In Normals (Most-N), James Loughman

Conference Papers

Purpose: At the macula, the carotenoids meso-zeaxanthin (MZ), lutein (L) and zeaxanthin (Z) are collectively referred to as macular pigment (MP). To date only one study has reported on MP augmentation following supplementation with MZ, L and Z. However, that study measured only one retinal location (0.75°) and may not have been able to detect changes, if any, at other degrees of retinal eccentricity. Our study was designed to investigate (in a double-blind, randomized placebo controlled fashion) changes in MP optical density (MPOD, including its entire spatial profile), and serum concentrations of the macular carotenoids in response to supplemental ...


Preattentive Visual Search (Pavs): A Clinical Tool For Glaucoma, James Loughman 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

Preattentive Visual Search (Pavs): A Clinical Tool For Glaucoma, James Loughman

Books/Book chapters

No abstract provided.


The Mozambique Eyecare Project: Implementing A Model That Addresses Uncorrected Refractive Error In Lusophone Africa., Stephen Thompson, Diane Wallace 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Mozambique Eyecare Project: Implementing A Model That Addresses Uncorrected Refractive Error In Lusophone Africa., Stephen Thompson, Diane Wallace

Conference Papers

BACKGROUND

Optometric education and resources are drastically deficient in most of Africa, more so in Lusophone Africa where the problem is compounded by language barriers which isolate these countries from related developments in Africa and/or the developed world.

The Mozambique Eyecare Programme is a multi-partner collaboration between The International Centre for Eyecare Education (ICEE), Universidade Lúrio in Mozambique, Dublin Institute of Technology, and the University of Ulster in Ireland, designed to address the need for optometric education in Lusophone Africa.

AIM

This paper aims to document the current situation with regards to human resource development in eyecare in Mozambique ...


The Problem Of Antimicrobial Resistance In The Foodchain, Ciara Walsh 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Problem Of Antimicrobial Resistance In The Foodchain, Ciara Walsh

Reports

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) associated with the food chain is currently a subject of major interest to many food chain stakeholders. In response safefood commissioned this report to update our knowledge of this area and to raise awareness of the issue. Its primary focus is on the food chain where it impacts consumer health. This review will inform and underpin any future action to be taken by safefood with regard to AMR.


A 21st Century Communication Sciences And Disorders Program, Judith Montgomery, Janet L. Dodd, SallyAnn Giess, Kamica Barnes 2010 Chapman University

A 21st Century Communication Sciences And Disorders Program, Judith Montgomery, Janet L. Dodd, Sallyann Giess, Kamica Barnes

Communication Sciences and Disorders Faculty Articles and Research

The focus of graduate programs in communication sciences and disorders has changed greatly in the last decade to reflect changes in society in general. Newly formed graduate programs must account for these societal changes as they prepare students for practice in the 21st century. This article will discuss what is expected of new graduates, how teaching philosophies influence course content, and how a new graduate program in communication sciences and disorders came to be.


Thinking Outside Of The Assessment Box: Assessing Social Communicative Functioning In Students With Asd, Janet L. Dodd 2010 Chapman University

Thinking Outside Of The Assessment Box: Assessing Social Communicative Functioning In Students With Asd, Janet L. Dodd

Communication Sciences and Disorders Faculty Articles and Research

The assessment of a student suspected of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis requires the integration of information collected by a variety of professionals across various domains of functioning. One of the core deficits of students with ASD is a deficit related to social communicative competence (SCC). SCC requires the integration of language, social cognition, and higher order executive functions (Coggins, Olswang, Carmichael Olsson, & Timler, 2003) This article will propose an assessment model of social communicative functioning that was developed based on the SCC framework of Coggins and colleagues as a component of the Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Assessment Protocols for Autism ...


Income And Long-Term Breast Cancer Survival: Comparisons Of Vulnerable Urban Places In Ontario And California, Kevin M. Gorey 2010 University of Windsor

Income And Long-Term Breast Cancer Survival: Comparisons Of Vulnerable Urban Places In Ontario And California, Kevin M. Gorey

Social Work Publications

Effects of socioeconomic status on the long-term survival of 808 women with node-negative breast cancer in Canada and the United States were observed. Ontario and California samples diagnosed between 1988 and 1990 were followed until 2006. Socioeconomic data were taken from population censuses. Compared with their California counterparts, residents of low-income urban areas in Ontario experienced a significant 15-year survival advantage (RR = 1.66 [95% CI: 1.00, 2.76]). In these and other vulnerable, lower-middle- to working-class neighborhoods, significantly more Ontario residents gained access to adjuvant radiation therapy (RR = 1.75 [1.21, 2.53]) which seemed associated with ...


Breast Cancer Care In Canada And The United States: Ecological Comparisons Of Extremely Impoverished And Affluent Urban Neighborhoods, Kevin M. Gorey 2010 University of Windsor

Breast Cancer Care In Canada And The United States: Ecological Comparisons Of Extremely Impoverished And Affluent Urban Neighborhoods, Kevin M. Gorey

Social Work Publications

This study examined the differential effect of extreme impoverishment on breast cancer care in urban Canada and the United States. Ontario and California registry-based samples diagnosed between 1998 and 2000 were followed until 2006. Extremely poor and affluent neighborhoods were compared. Poverty was associated with non-localized disease, surgical and radiation therapy (RT) waits, non-receipt of breast conserving surgery, RT and hormonal therapy, and shorter survival in California, but not in Ontario. Extremely poor Ontario women were consistently advantaged on care indices over their California counterparts. More inclusive health insurance coverage in Canada seems the most plausible explanation for such Canadian ...


Family Members' Influence On Family Meal Vegetable Choices, Tionni R. Wenrich, J. Lynne Brown, Michelle Miller-Day, Kevin J. Kelley, Eugene J. Lengerich 2010 Pennsylvania State University

Family Members' Influence On Family Meal Vegetable Choices, Tionni R. Wenrich, J. Lynne Brown, Michelle Miller-Day, Kevin J. Kelley, Eugene J. Lengerich

Communication Faculty Articles and Research

Objective—Characterize the process of family vegetable selection (especially cruciferous, deep orange, and dark green leafy vegetables); demonstrate the usefulness of Exchange Theory (how family norms and past experiences interact with rewards and costs) for interpreting the data.

Design—Eight focus groups, two with each segment (men/women vegetable-likers/dislikers based on a screening form). Participants completed a vegetable intake form.

Setting—Rural Appalachian Pennsylvania.

Participants—61 low-income, married/cohabiting men (n=28) and women (n=33).

Analysis—Thematic analysis within Exchange Theory framework for qualitative data. Descriptive analysis, t-tests and chi-square tests for quantitative data.

Results—Exchange Theory proved ...


“Applied” Aspects Of The Drug Resistance Strategies Project, Michael L. Hecht, Michelle Miller-Day 2010 Pennsylvania State University

“Applied” Aspects Of The Drug Resistance Strategies Project, Michael L. Hecht, Michelle Miller-Day

Communication Faculty Articles and Research

This paper discusses the applied aspects of our Drug Resistance Strategies Project. We argue that a new definitional distinction is needed to expand the notion of “applied” from the traditional notion of utilizing theory, which we call “applied.1”, in order to consider theory-grounded, theory testing and theory developing applied research. We label this new definition “applied.2” research. We then explain that our descriptive work describing the social processes of adolescent substance use, identity and use, and drug norms, as well as the subsequent development and dissemination of our keepin’ it REAL middle school substance use curriculum are examples ...


More Than Just Openness: Developing And Validating A Measure Of Targeted Parent-Child Communication About Alcohol, Michelle Miller-Day, Jennifer A. Kam 2010 Chapman University

More Than Just Openness: Developing And Validating A Measure Of Targeted Parent-Child Communication About Alcohol, Michelle Miller-Day, Jennifer A. Kam

Communication Faculty Articles and Research

Research addressing parent-child communication on the topic of alcohol use relies heavily on assessing frequency of discussions and general assessments of openness in parent-child communication, ignoring the complexity of this communication phenomenon. This study adds to the literature by articulating a conceptualization and developing a measurement of parent-child communication—targeted parent-child communication about alcohol—and comparing the efficacy of targeted parent-child communication about alcohol in predicting positive expectancies of alcohol use and recent alcohol use. The predictive power of general openness in parent-child communication and frequency of communication about alcohol also were assessed. Students in 5th and 6th grade (N ...


Equal Bmd After Daily Or Triweekly Exercise In Growing Rats, B. D. Kayser, J. K. Godfrey, R. M. Cunningham, R. A. Pierce, S. V. Jaque, Ken D. Sumida 2010 Chapman University

Equal Bmd After Daily Or Triweekly Exercise In Growing Rats, B. D. Kayser, J. K. Godfrey, R. M. Cunningham, R. A. Pierce, S. V. Jaque, Ken D. Sumida

Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences Faculty Articles and Research

The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of continuous resistance training (3 days/wk) compared to interrupted resistance training where 20-24 h separated an exercise bout (i.e. 6 days/wk) for enhancing bone mineral density (BMD) in growing male rats. The total volume of work performed per week between the two resistance training programs was equivalent by design. Young male rats were randomly divided into Control (Con, n = 9), 3 days/wk resistance trained group (RT3, n = 9), and 6 days/wk resistance trained group (RT6, n = 9). The RT3 and RT6 groups were conditioned to ...


Tobacco Use And Women’S Health: An Opportunity In International Health Promotion And A Case Study Of Tobacco Policy In Canada, Hoda Malakouti-Nejad 2010 Western University

Tobacco Use And Women’S Health: An Opportunity In International Health Promotion And A Case Study Of Tobacco Policy In Canada, Hoda Malakouti-Nejad

Essay Contest 2000 - 2015

Increasing numbers of girls and women are using tobacco worldwide. As a marginalized population, women are targeted for the sale of tobacco products and social structures are organized in a manner that increases their tobacco usage. Furthermore, as a result of their anatomy and physiology, women experience greater health problems than their male counterparts when consuming the same amount of tobacco. Tobacco usage among women must be addressed globally through the lens of health promotion. Health can be increased for women, and in turn, the entire population by taking policy measures to address the issue of tobacco usage. This paper ...


Emergency Preparedness And Personal Evacuation Planning: Involvement Of Occupational Therapists, Paul Noakes Jr. 2010 University of Puget Sound

Emergency Preparedness And Personal Evacuation Planning: Involvement Of Occupational Therapists, Paul Noakes Jr.

School of Occupational Therapy Master's Theses

Disaster and emergency events are common occurrences and the skills necessary to respond to these incidents appear to fall within the scope of practice of occupational therapy (OT). This survey explored the format, methods and content, and frequency with which U.S. home health occupational therapists address two topics: emergency preparedness and personal evacuation planning with clients and caregivers, as well as their views of its place within the scope of OT practice. From 250 mailed recipients, 88 usable questionnaires were received for an adjusted response rate of 38.3%. Of the respondents, 85.2% were found to address either ...


Aquatic Programs For Individuals With Osteoarthritis And Rheumatoid Arthritis: Self-Reported Changes In Activities Of Daily Living, Andrea Figueira 2010 University of Puget Sound

Aquatic Programs For Individuals With Osteoarthritis And Rheumatoid Arthritis: Self-Reported Changes In Activities Of Daily Living, Andrea Figueira

School of Occupational Therapy Master's Theses

Arthritis is the inflammation of any joint in the body, involving continuous symptoms that are highly variable and dependent on the person. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis have been shown to affect a person’s ability to be independent in performing activities of daily living, and aquatic therapy has been shown to decrease pain and improve functional abilities. The purpose of this study was to determine the level of self-reported functional improvement in those who continued to participate in a specialized aquatic program in the Puget Sound region or in the Metro Vancouver area of British Columbia.


The Job Teaches You, If You Are Open To It: The Experiences Of Hospice Occupational Therapists, Gaea Haymaker 2010 University of Puget Sound

The Job Teaches You, If You Are Open To It: The Experiences Of Hospice Occupational Therapists, Gaea Haymaker

School of Occupational Therapy Master's Theses

During the last 3 decades, hospice care has become increasingly prevalent in the United States, and evidence indicates that occupational therapists are involved in end of life care. There is little research, however, examining the experiences and professional development of occupational therapists in hospice care. This study used qualitative methodology (grounded theory) to explore the experiences of 4 hospice occupational therapists practicing in urban western Washington. Data analysis identified 5 major themes: Enhancing clients’ quality of life, Therapeutic use of self, Advocacy, Interdisciplinary team involvement, and Images of ideal practice. A preliminary theory of the professional development of hospice occupational ...


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