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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Are Emergency Department Providers Identifying Which Patients Are At Risk?, Barbara Kay Stuart 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Are Emergency Department Providers Identifying Which Patients Are At Risk?, Barbara Kay Stuart

Theses and Dissertations

Objective: Identify patients with specific emergency department (ED) discharge diagnoses who later report symptoms associated with a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), compare frequency and severity of MTBI symptoms by discharge diagnoses, investigate the frequency of head injury education provided to ED patients with each diagnosis, and finally, to learn what type of changes have occurred in the lives of patients as a result of their injury.

Methods: Fifty-two ED patients, aged 18 to 28 who were at least two weeks post injury, spoke English and were discharged with a diagnosis of concussion/closed head injury (CHI), head laceration, motor ...


The Prevalence Of Postpartum Depression In Hispanic Immigrant Women, Nissa BreAnn Lucero 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

The Prevalence Of Postpartum Depression In Hispanic Immigrant Women, Nissa Breann Lucero

Theses and Dissertations

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of postpartum depression among Hispanic immigrant women seeking healthcare services at a community health clinic.

Data Sources: Hispanic immigrant women were recruited. Out of 116 study participants, 96 women were in the final sample. Using the Beck PDSS-Spanish version, women were screened for symptoms of postpartum depression.

Conclusions: The prevalence rate of significant symptoms of PPD was 54.2% for the entire sample of 96 women. Nearly 66% of women who screened positive for symptoms of PPD scored above the listed cutoff score for suicidal thoughts. Women were divided ...


Maternal Genes And Facial Clefts In Offspring: A Comprehensive Search For Genetic Associations In Two Population-Based Cleft Studies From Scandinavia, A. Jugessur, M. Shi, H. K. Gjessing, R. T. Lie, A. J. Wilcox, C. R. Weinberg, K. Christensen, A. L. Boyles, Sandra Daack-Hirsch, T. T. Nguyen, L. Christiansen, A. C. Lidral, J. C. Murray 2010 University of Iowa

Maternal Genes And Facial Clefts In Offspring: A Comprehensive Search For Genetic Associations In Two Population-Based Cleft Studies From Scandinavia, A. Jugessur, M. Shi, H. K. Gjessing, R. T. Lie, A. J. Wilcox, C. R. Weinberg, K. Christensen, A. L. Boyles, Sandra Daack-Hirsch, T. T. Nguyen, L. Christiansen, A. C. Lidral, J. C. Murray

College of Nursing Publications

BACKGROUND: Fetal conditions can in principle be affected by the mother's genotype working through the prenatal environment. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Genotypes for 1536 SNPs in 357 cleft candidate genes were available from a previous analysis in which we focused on fetal gene effects. After data-cleaning, genotypes for 1315 SNPs in 334 autosomal genes were available for the current analysis of maternal gene effects. Two complementary statistical methods, TRIMM and HAPLIN, were used to detect multi-marker effects in population-based samples from Norway (562 case-parent and 592 control-parent triads) and Denmark (235 case-parent triads). We analyzed isolated cleft lip with or ...


Smoking Cessation In Patients With Substance Use Disorders: The Vancouver Coastal Health Tobacco Dependence Clinic, Milan Khara, Chizimuzo Okoli 2010 University of Kentucky

Smoking Cessation In Patients With Substance Use Disorders: The Vancouver Coastal Health Tobacco Dependence Clinic, Milan Khara, Chizimuzo Okoli

Chizimuzo T.C. Okoli

Summary of Key Findings •Smoking abstinence at end of program:

–Intent to treat analysis: 32.2%(83/258) –Among program completers: 41.3%(83/201)

•Significant predictors of abstinence : –Having an alcohol, heroin (or other opioid) or marijuana use history was a significant predictor of being less likely to quit smoking when compared to having no history of substance use disorder. –Having a lower CO level at program enrolment was a significant predictor of being more likely to quit –Attending the TDC program for a longer duration was a significant predictor of being more likely to quit.


Biomechanics Of The Toddler Head During Low-Height Falls: An Anthropomorphic Dummy Analysis Laboratory Investigation, Nicole G. Ibrahim, Susan S. Margulies 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Biomechanics Of The Toddler Head During Low-Height Falls: An Anthropomorphic Dummy Analysis Laboratory Investigation, Nicole G. Ibrahim, Susan S. Margulies

Departmental Papers (BE)

OBJECT

Falls are the most common environmental setting for closed head injuries in children between 2 and 4 years of age. The authors previously found that toddlers had fewer skull fractures and scalp/facial soft-tissue injuries, and more frequent altered mental status than infants for the same low-height falls (≤3 ft).

METHODS

To identify potential age-dependent mechanical load factors that may be responsible for these clinical findings, the authors created an instrumented dummy representing an 18-month-old child using published toddler anthropometry and mechanical properties of the skull and neck, and they measured peak angular acceleration during low-height falls (1, 2 ...


Qualidade De Vida De Estudantes De Enfermagem De Uma Faculdade Privada / Quality Of Life Of Undergraduate Nursing Students From A Private University, Everton Fernando Alves 2010 Universidade Estadual de Maringá

Qualidade De Vida De Estudantes De Enfermagem De Uma Faculdade Privada / Quality Of Life Of Undergraduate Nursing Students From A Private University, Everton Fernando Alves

Everton Fernando Alves

O presente estudo teve como objetivo avaliar a qualidade de vida dos estudantes no curso de Enfermagem de uma faculdade privada. Realizou-se um estudo descritivo, com abordagem quantitativa, utilizando a Escala de Qualidade de Vida de Flanagan e um instrumento de coleta de dados complementares, contendo questões estruturadas. Resultou numa amostra de 192 (cento e noventa e dois) estudantes. O diagnóstico evidenciou que a maioria dos estudantes está „Satisfeitos‟ e „Pouco satisfeitos‟ com a sua qualidade de vida, entretanto identificou a presença de vários problemas que necessitam de atenção dos educadores. Concluiu-se que se faz necessária a formação de um ...


Perfil Dos Atendimentos Ambulatoriais Realizados Em Uma Clínica De Cirurgia Plástica No Sul Do Brasil / Outpatient Service Profile In A Plastic Surgery Clinic In Southern Brazil, Everton Fernando Alves 2010 Universidade Estadual de Maringá

Perfil Dos Atendimentos Ambulatoriais Realizados Em Uma Clínica De Cirurgia Plástica No Sul Do Brasil / Outpatient Service Profile In A Plastic Surgery Clinic In Southern Brazil, Everton Fernando Alves

Everton Fernando Alves

Objetivo: Descrever o perfil dos atendimentos ambulatoriais realizados em uma clínica de cirurgia plástica no sul do Brasil. Materiais e Métodos: Foi realizado um estudo descritivo, exploratório e de caráter quantitativo com o intuito de analisar a totalidade de atendimentos ambulatoriais (consultas e cirurgias) realizadas em uma clínica privada de cirurgia plástica no período de 01 de janeiro a 31 de dezembro de 2010. Resultados: Observou-se que, das 671 (60,5%) consultas novas, apenas 205 (18,5%) cirurgias foram realizadas. Março foi o mês com mais consultas (10%) e cirurgias (11,7%). Do total de consultas novas, as reparadoras foram ...


Perspectives Of College Students With Childhood Ad/Hd, T. Robin Bartlett, Tracie Rowe, Mona Shattell 2010 DePaul University

Perspectives Of College Students With Childhood Ad/Hd, T. Robin Bartlett, Tracie Rowe, Mona Shattell

Mona Shattell

Purpose: To determine what successful young adults perceive was helpful to them when they were struggling with their attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms as children.

Study Design and Methods: Sixteen young adult college students with a history of ADHD participated in semistructured interviews that asked them which people and what strategies they had found most helpful to them during their childhood. Data were analyzed using content analysis.

Results: The most helpful people were parents and teachers; the most helpful strategies were caring behaviors and active teaching/learning strategies. Participants remembered helpful people as “giving me strategies to help me keep ...


“An Existential Place Of Pain:” The Essence Of Despair In Women, Nancy Scroggs, Mona Shattell, W. Richard Cowling 2010 DePaul University

“An Existential Place Of Pain:” The Essence Of Despair In Women, Nancy Scroggs, Mona Shattell, W. Richard Cowling

Mona Shattell

While there is a substantive body of knowledge on depression, little is known about the experience of despair. This phenomenological study explored women’s experience of despair through qualitative interviews with 14 women ages 28 to 55 (M= 45) who self-identified as experiencing despair. Three themes emerged: “crippling and debilitating,” “there’s nothing you can do”, and “it’ll never end.” The findings suggest that women desire to have their experiences recognized and validated while simultaneously receiving acknowledgement of their ability to overcome the past and to shape their own destinies.


Worksite-Induced Morbidities Of Truck Drivers In The United States, Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Sevil Sönmez, Mona Shattell, michael belzer 2010 DePaul University

Worksite-Induced Morbidities Of Truck Drivers In The United States, Yorghos Apostolopoulos, Sevil Sönmez, Mona Shattell, Michael Belzer

Mona Shattell

A critical review was conducted of social, psychological, and health science literature on the array of health risks and morbidities of truckers. Multilevel worksite-induced strains (e.g., long work hours and fatigue, shift work and sleep deprivation, postural fatigue and exposure to noise and vibration, sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy diet, exposure to diesel exhaust fumes, and other occupational stressors) were categorized into six primary morbidities for truckers: (1) psychological and psychiatric disorders; (2) detriments resulting from disrupted biological cycles; (3) musculoskeletal disorders; (4) cancer and respiratory morbidities; (5) cardiovascular disease; and (6) risk-laden substance use and sexual practices. Elevated morbidity ...


Strengthening Mental Health Promotion: Zeroing In On The Workplace, Mona Shattell, Yorghos Apostolopoulos 2010 DePaul University

Strengthening Mental Health Promotion: Zeroing In On The Workplace, Mona Shattell, Yorghos Apostolopoulos

Mona Shattell

No abstract provided.


Use It Or Lose It: Physical Fitness For Nurses, Kelly Amtmann, MSN, RN, John Amtmann, EdD 2010 Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Use It Or Lose It: Physical Fitness For Nurses, Kelly Amtmann, Msn, Rn, John Amtmann, Edd

Nursing

No abstract provided.


Pediatric Nurses’ Attitudes And Knowledge Regarding The Provision Of Breastfeeding Support In A Pediatric Medical Center, Tracy L. Brewer 2010 Wright State University - Main Campus

Pediatric Nurses’ Attitudes And Knowledge Regarding The Provision Of Breastfeeding Support In A Pediatric Medical Center, Tracy L. Brewer

College of Nursing and Health Faculty Publications

Breastfeeding gives all neonates the best nutritional start in life.


Mobile Librarian Service To The Wayne State University College Of Nursing, Nancy A. Wilmes 2010 Wayne State University

Mobile Librarian Service To The Wayne State University College Of Nursing, Nancy A. Wilmes

Library Scholarly Publications

In recent years, College of Nursing faculty and students have visited the Science and Engineering Library (which houses the Nursing Collection) less frequently to obtain reference assistance and research support. Nursing faculty and students are using online resources for their research, but these patrons still need to be able to ask questions and obtain clarification about: database search strategies, electronic journal access and full-text document delivery. To address these important resource and service issues, the Nursing Librarian Liaison has been offering reference service and research support in person, on-site in the Wayne State University College of Nursing office building. This ...


Sexual Harassment At Work Place: Are You Safe?, Anila Naveed, Ambreen tharani, Nasreen Alwani 2010 Aga Khan University

Sexual Harassment At Work Place: Are You Safe?, Anila Naveed, Ambreen Tharani, Nasreen Alwani

School of Nursing & Midwifery

In today's world women are increasingly participating in the realm of work force, yet they are facing many obstacles in their way. Sexual harassment is one of those obstacles. Sexual harassment at work place is prevalent in every society. It could happen to anyone but women are the targeted victims. Sexual harassment is considered as a traumatic event and the victim may end up in having physical and mental sufferings that hinders a person to work effectively. At an organisational level this may result in decrease work effectiveness, decreased work productivity, high absenteeism, high turnover, and low staff morale ...


New Mothers' Perceptions Of Their First Encounter With A Health Care Provider, Katherine Ure 2010 Fort Hays State University

New Mothers' Perceptions Of Their First Encounter With A Health Care Provider, Katherine Ure

Master's Theses

Since its genesis, health care has been developing and evolving to meet the needs of the population it serves. Hospital length of stay after childbirth has progressively decreased over the past 29 years initially in response to public pressure to reduce the medical aspect of childbirth. More recently, the decrease in length of stay has accelerated in response to cost-containment pressures (Eaton, 2001). This investigation examined new mothers’ perceptions of their maternal role attainment through their initial interaction with a health care provider. Ramona Mercer (1990) stated in Parents at Risk that there is a pressing need to facilitate early ...


Adn Program Benchmarking Using Standardized Exams For Assessment And Remediation, Amy J. Waters 2010 Fort Hays State University

Adn Program Benchmarking Using Standardized Exams For Assessment And Remediation, Amy J. Waters

Master's Theses

The purpose of this research investigation was to determine the correlational values between testing scores when utilizing the Assessment Technologies Institute™, LLC (ATI) standardized content exams during the third and fourth semesters of an associate degree nursing (ADN) program, and the sub-scale scores in the same content areas of the comprehensive final exam, the ATI RN-Predictor, taken during the final weeks of nursing school. The RN-Predictor is used to assess graduating students’ preparedness for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®). A Level II, nonexperimental, correlational study design utilized convenience and retrospective sampling of academic variable data of ...


The Effect Of Using A Turn Clock To Cue Patient Repositioning For Pressure Ulcer Prevention In An Acute Care Setting, Julie Wiens 2010 Fort Hays State University

The Effect Of Using A Turn Clock To Cue Patient Repositioning For Pressure Ulcer Prevention In An Acute Care Setting, Julie Wiens

Master's Theses

Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, a nursing care quality indicator, are becoming increasingly common in United States acute care facilities. In fiscal year 2007, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recorded 257,412 “avoidable” Stage III and Stage IV pressure ulcers acquired in our nation’s hospitals on patients who were admitted to receive care for their primary diagnosis (CMS, 2007). Pressure ulcers are associated with pain and suffering, loss of function, increased length of stay, increased morbidity and mortality, and significant financial burden (Ayello & Lyder, 2008). In October 2008, the CMS discontinued payments for additional costs associated with pressure ...


Understanding The Perspective Of Adolescent Siblings Of Children With Down Syndrome Who Have Multiple Health Problems, Carol Ann Graff 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

Understanding The Perspective Of Adolescent Siblings Of Children With Down Syndrome Who Have Multiple Health Problems, Carol Ann Graff

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to obtain information from adolescent siblings of children with Down syndrome (CWDS) regarding their perceptions of living with a child who has Down syndrome (DS). Twenty-three adolescents between 12 and 19 years of age who lived with a child who had DS and additional health problems including cardiac, endocrine, gastrointestinal, hematological, neurological, and behavioral conditions were interviewed individually. After examining the tape recorded interviews, major themes revealed both positive and negative aspects of living with a child with DS who has major health problems. However, overall the adolescents reflected more positive experiences ...


Hiv: Make The Diagnosis And Take The Next Step, Julie G. Stewart, Amy R. Weinberg 2010 Sacred Heart University

Hiv: Make The Diagnosis And Take The Next Step, Julie G. Stewart, Amy R. Weinberg

Nursing Faculty Publications

With the CDC urging screening for all willing patients, providers will be testing and managing a growing number of HIV-positive individuals.

The CDC estimates that with more than 40,000 new infections annually, more than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV-and 24% to 27% may not be aware of their infection status.1 Studies have shown that HIV is often diagnosed late in the disease process, when the individual has already developed AIDS, which typically occurs 8 to 11 years after HIV infection.2 Research also points to missed opportunities to offer HIV testing ...


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