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Changes In Student Behaviors And Policy Opinion Regarding E-Cigarettes At A Kentucky University From 2014 To 2018, Jason W. Marion, Alina Strand, Elliott Baldridge 2021 Eastern Kentucky University

Changes In Student Behaviors And Policy Opinion Regarding E-Cigarettes At A Kentucky University From 2014 To 2018, Jason W. Marion, Alina Strand, Elliott Baldridge

EKU Faculty and Staff Scholarship

The behaviors and opinions regarding e-cigarette use and campus policies prohibiting vaping vary greatly among college students nationally. Kentucky is one of the four U.S. states with the highest tobacco use prevalence, and characterizing e-cigarette use, trends and policy opinions among Kentucky undergraduates may inform interventions. To characterize population-level differences in e-cigarette-related behaviors and policy opinions among undergraduates from 2014 to 2018, results from two cross-sectional surveys (2014 and 2018) from a public regional university in south-central Kentucky were analyzed. Students from randomly selected undergraduate general studies courses completed a 5-minute in-class survey. Data were obtained from 514 and ...


Teachable Moments, John E. Franklin 2021 NA

Teachable Moments, John E. Franklin

The International Journal of Zero Balancing and Transformative Touch

A Veterinarian's Induction into the Feldenkrais Method and the Dynamic Systems Approach to the Development of Cognition and Action.


Investigating The Effects Of Zero Balancing On The Physical, Mental, Emotional, And Spiritual Dimensions Of Wellness: A Phenomenological Mixed Methods Pilot Study, Misty L. Rhoads, Mary Murphy, Michele Doucette, Tom Gentile, Dylan Rhoads, Jacob Watson 2021 Eastern Illinois University

Investigating The Effects Of Zero Balancing On The Physical, Mental, Emotional, And Spiritual Dimensions Of Wellness: A Phenomenological Mixed Methods Pilot Study, Misty L. Rhoads, Mary Murphy, Michele Doucette, Tom Gentile, Dylan Rhoads, Jacob Watson

The International Journal of Zero Balancing and Transformative Touch

Background: Today, the necessity for relieving undue stress on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels is evident at this time of concomitant global crises from the pandemic, societal inequity, and climatic challenges. Methods to restore and enhance human well-being are critically needed.The study of overall wellness has not yet included the role that skilled, conscious touch may play in supporting the dimensions of wellness, an awareness of which this study seeks to elevate by exploring the effects of receiving positive touch on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of wellness.

Methods: The researchers chose to utilize a ...


Primary Care Physician Perspectives On Screening For Axial Spondyloarthritis: A Qualitative Study, Kate L. Lapane, Divya Shridharmurthy, Sara Khan, Daniel Lindstrom, Ariel Beccia, Esther Yi, Jonathan Kay, Catherine E. Dube, Shao-Hsien Liu 2021 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Primary Care Physician Perspectives On Screening For Axial Spondyloarthritis: A Qualitative Study, Kate L. Lapane, Divya Shridharmurthy, Sara Khan, Daniel Lindstrom, Ariel Beccia, Esther Yi, Jonathan Kay, Catherine E. Dube, Shao-Hsien Liu

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Supported Publications

BACKGROUND: Many patients with axial spondylarthritis (axSpA) experience lengthy diagnostic delays upwards of 14 years. (5-14 years). Screening tools for axSpA have been proposed for use in primary care settings, but whether this approach could be implemented into busy primary care settings remains unknown.

OBJECTIVE: To solicit feedback from primary care physicians regarding questions from the Inflammatory Back Pain Assessment: the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) Expert Criteria and gain insight about barriers and facilitators for implementing axSpA screening in primary care.

METHODS: Guided by Consolidated Criteria for reporting Qualitative Research (COREQ-criteria), we recorded, transcribed, and analyzed in-depth interviews ...


Sunscreen Use And Screening In College Athletes: An Evidence-Based Pilot Project, Nicole Brustkern BSN, RN, CPN, Sharon Boothe-Kepple PhD, MSN, FNP-C, PHN (Chickasaw) 2021 University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing

Sunscreen Use And Screening In College Athletes: An Evidence-Based Pilot Project, Nicole Brustkern Bsn, Rn, Cpn, Sharon Boothe-Kepple Phd, Msn, Fnp-C, Phn (Chickasaw)

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Background: Melanoma is the third most common cancer in individuals ages 15 – 29. The greatest risk for melanoma is ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Collegiate athletes are exposed to 1,000 more sun hours per year than the average adult, placing them at higher risk for melanoma. Evidence supports sunscreen education and screening to promote protective behaviors in young adults.

Objective: This evidence-based pilot project implements the standardized screening of sunscreen use and sun protective behaviors in women’s soccer players ages 18 to 21 years old at the University of San Diego.

Methods: The Sun Exposure and Protection ...


Letting It Go: A Transformative Session Of Massage Therapy, Amanda Brauman King 2021 Zero Balancing Health Association

Letting It Go: A Transformative Session Of Massage Therapy, Amanda Brauman King

The International Journal of Zero Balancing and Transformative Touch

This personal essay the role of skilled touch, in this case massage therapy, in healing from loss.


Effects Of Social Determinants Of Health In Progression To Type 2 Diabetes, Folabi I. Ariganjoye 2021 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Effects Of Social Determinants Of Health In Progression To Type 2 Diabetes, Folabi I. Ariganjoye

Applied Research Projects

The prevalence of prediabetes and diabetes in the United States and around the world has increased faster than expected in the last 30 years. The economic burden this costs a nation can be astronomic both in terms of expense and loss in productivity. One-third of U.S. adults, 86 million people, have prediabetes. Effective management is needed that can reach these 86 million, and others at high risk, to reduce their progression to diagnosed Type 2 diabetes. After the literature review, there was not enough literature to support how these led to the progression to diabetes. The abundant literature is ...


Zero Balancing And Occupational Therapy: Removing Restrictions To Life Flow, Deanna Waggy OTR, Loren Waggy OTR 2021 Eastern Illinois University

Zero Balancing And Occupational Therapy: Removing Restrictions To Life Flow, Deanna Waggy Otr, Loren Waggy Otr

The International Journal of Zero Balancing and Transformative Touch

Zero Balancing is an effective complementary and integrative health treatment tool for Occupational Therapy practitioners. It helps remove restrictions and restore balance to a patient’s life flow, improving overall occupational performance.


Thyreos Completes Seed Funding From Invest Nebraska, Strategic Angel Investors, Nebraska Combine 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Thyreos Completes Seed Funding From Invest Nebraska, Strategic Angel Investors, Nebraska Combine

The Combine

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Thyreos (https://www.thyreosvaccines.com/), a vaccine company that is developing a novel vaccine platform that protects against a range of herpesviruses, has announced a $750,000 investment round led by Invest Nebraska with participation from other local angel investors in the animal health and veterinary space.


The Use Of Automated Text Messaging As An Intervention For Smoking Cessation, Oluwasayo Sinkaiye 2021 Valparaiso University

The Use Of Automated Text Messaging As An Intervention For Smoking Cessation, Oluwasayo Sinkaiye

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

Tobacco smoking is a widespread problem that affects the adult population in the United States (U.S.). In 2018, about 14 of every 100 adults in the USA aged 18 years or older were cigarette smokers (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2020). Tobacco smoking is associated with chronic disease conditions that have serious health implications including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (CDC, 2020). The purpose of this evidence-based practice project (EBP) was to determine the effectiveness of an automated text messaging application (SmokefreeTXT) for smoking cessation in a primary care setting for adult ...


Zero Balancing In The Chiropractic Practice, Michele Doucette DC 2021 Zero Balancing Touch Foundation

Zero Balancing In The Chiropractic Practice, Michele Doucette Dc

The International Journal of Zero Balancing and Transformative Touch

Discovering the profound gifts of the leading-edge structural and energetic manual therapy Zero Balancing (ZB), and adding it to my chiropractic and nutrition practice, has unified my personal growth with the sustainability of my professional practice. Much of humanity is starving for wholeness, authenticity, and meaningful connection with ourselves, others, and something greater. Chiropractors are well positioned to be leaders in a true evolution of healthcare, especially if, as we continue to explore the various branches of our therapeutic repertoires, we stay connected to our vitalistic roots that are now more supported than ever by new findings in the fields ...


The Role Of Extracurricular Activities And Lectures In Mitigating Medical Student Burnout, Jennifer C Sepede, Joanna Petrides, Philip B Collins, Meredith C Jones, Nicole Cantor, Linda Boyd 2021 Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

The Role Of Extracurricular Activities And Lectures In Mitigating Medical Student Burnout, Jennifer C Sepede, Joanna Petrides, Philip B Collins, Meredith C Jones, Nicole Cantor, Linda Boyd

School of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Scholarship

CONTEXT: Strong evidence throughout the literature highlights burnout as a significant and increasing problem among medical students, impacting students' ability to effectively care for and empathize with patients.

OBJECTIVES: To examine how involvement in extracurricular activities and attendance at burnout lectures can impact burnout among medical students.

METHODS: An anonymous digital survey including the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) was sent to all students (n=765) at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. The survey included questions regarding the number of burnout/wellness lectures respondents had attended, the number of clubs in which the respondents participated, the number of hours spent ...


The Ot Well-Being Summit 2021, Deanna Waggy OTR 2021 Eastern Illinois University

The Ot Well-Being Summit 2021, Deanna Waggy Otr

The International Journal of Zero Balancing and Transformative Touch

The OT Well-Being Summit empowers occupational therapists and other holistic practitioners around the globe to have confidence with holistic health and wellness skills for their therapy practice. The OT Well-Being Summit brings together 11 occupational therapists who share holistic health and wellness strategies and tools that you can use in your integrative medicine practice today with the confidence (and evidence) to use them. The OT Well-Being Summit is an online self-paced course with 12 hours of information and insights to give you the confidence to move forward in areas related to holistic health, wellness, and prevention. https://tinyurl.com/t9cc6afp


James's Choice: Treating An Infant With Craniosacral Therapy (Cst), Veronica Quarry 2021 Thom Charles River Early Intervention

James's Choice: Treating An Infant With Craniosacral Therapy (Cst), Veronica Quarry

The International Journal of Zero Balancing and Transformative Touch

No abstract provided.


Introduction To The Special Issue, Mijung Park 2021 University of California, San Francisco

Introduction To The Special Issue, Mijung Park

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

This special issue includes seven articles. We have a brief review of mental health issues among Asian and Pacific Island (API) communities. Two papers examine non-biological factors that may be associated with mood disorders, using a nationally representative sample of Asian Americans (AA). These papers are particularly informative because they report disaggregated results across four AA subgroups. Another two articles examine different interventions and their efficacy to improve mood and quality of life among APIs. Finally, the case of a clinical encounter during COVID-19 was examined through the lens of Asian critical theory. Although these papers differ in their focuses ...


Editorial, Jillian Inouye PhD 2021 University of Hawaii at Manoa

Editorial, Jillian Inouye Phd

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

No abstract provided.


Reviewers Acknowledgment, Jillian Inouye 2021 University of Hawaii

Reviewers Acknowledgment, Jillian Inouye

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

No abstract provided.


Factors Associated With Attempt For Smoking Cessation Among Hardcore Smokers In Taiwan, Hui-Wen Huang, Ya-Hui Yang, Wen-Wen Li, Chih-Ling Huang 2021 ESH Integration Department, Innolux Corporation, Tainan City, Taiwan

Factors Associated With Attempt For Smoking Cessation Among Hardcore Smokers In Taiwan, Hui-Wen Huang, Ya-Hui Yang, Wen-Wen Li, Chih-Ling Huang

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Background: Tobacco control activities have mostly influenced those smokers who found it easier to quit and, thus, remaining smokers are those who are less likely to stop smoking. This phenomenon is called “hardening hypothesis,” which individuals unwilling or unable to quit smoking and likely to remain so. The aim of this study was to identify the factors correlated with smoking cessation among hardcore smokers.

Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive correlational research design was employed. Hardcore smokers from communities in Taiwan were recruited to participate in the study (N = 187). Self-report questionnaires were used to collect demographic data as well as data ...


A Brief Review Of Mental Health Issues Among Asian And Pacific Islander Communities In The U.S., Mijung Park 2021 University of California, San Francisco

A Brief Review Of Mental Health Issues Among Asian And Pacific Islander Communities In The U.S., Mijung Park

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief summary of mental health issues among Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities in the U.S. APIs include individ­uals from Far East Asia (e.g., Korea, China), Central Asia (e.g., Afghanistan, Uzbekistan), South Asia (e.g., India, Pakistan), South East Asia (e.g., Thailand, Philippines), Western Asia (e.g., Iran, Saudi Arabia), and Pacific islands (e.g., Hawaii, Samoa, Mariana island, Fiji, Palau, French Polynesia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Zealand, Tokelau islands, Niue, and Cook Islands). Collectively they speak more than one hundred languages and dialects. Such a ...


Feasibility Of Using Mobile Technology To Improve Physical Activity Among People Living With Diabetes In Asia, Nada Lukkahatai, Pratum Soivong, Dongmei Li, Phakjira Jaiman, Supornphan Thamkaew, Duenapen Chaiwong, Nutchari Hiranlalit, Jillian Inouye 2021 School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Feasibility Of Using Mobile Technology To Improve Physical Activity Among People Living With Diabetes In Asia, Nada Lukkahatai, Pratum Soivong, Dongmei Li, Phakjira Jaiman, Supornphan Thamkaew, Duenapen Chaiwong, Nutchari Hiranlalit, Jillian Inouye

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Background: Chronic conditions such as diabetes (DM) and cardiovascular disease are associated with disability and poor quality of life. Asians are 30% more likely than non-Hispanic Whites to develop type 2 DM. The important roles of wearable technological applications or devices in maintaining individuals’ motivation to attain their physical activity (PA) goal have been reported. However, evidence of the feasibility and impact of the mobile technology on the PA in Thailand is limited. This study aims to examine the feasibility and the impact of the immediate performance feedback feature of the wearable device on PA.

Methods: This pilot study recruited ...


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