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Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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A Comparison of Perceptions of Labor and Delivery for First-Time Mothers With and Without Prenatal Education, Marla A. McDonnell

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Home Environmental Modifications: Consumer Experience and Satisfaction, Linda L. Mohney

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The Frequency of Breast Self-Examination in Women Who Participated in the Breast Cancer Prevention Trial, Kelly J. Moore

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The Effects of Music on Pain and Anxiety During Intravenous Insertion in the Emergency Department, Paula R. Nichols

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Forgiveness and the Post-Abortive Woman: Achieving Self-Forgiveness, Amy M. Peck

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Clean Versus Sterile Wound Care Technique Utilized by Registered Nurses in Acute Care when Dressing a Pressure Ulcer, Donna S. Pennington

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Neonatal Intensive Care Nurses' Perceptions of Participation in Ethical Decision Making in the Care of Imperiled Newborns, Dennis W. Philpott

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The Effect of Mutual Goal Setting on the Self-Efficacy to Manage Heart Failure in Adults, Melanie Ranta

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Evaluation of the Effect of Home Care Interventions on the Self-Care Agency and Hospital Readmission Rate of Patients with Congestive Heart Failure, Patricia K. Rau

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The Influence of Support Systems and Internal System Resources on Family Well-Being of Caregivers of a Depressed Family Member, Diane K. Richardson

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The Relationship Between Grandparent Caregiver Reactions and Support Group Participation, Karen F. Rishel

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Stress Urinary Incontinence Parous Versus Nulliparous Women Ages 18-35, Lisa Stoner and Michelle Way

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Relationship of Osteoporosis Knowledge and Perceived Susceptibility to Osteoporosis Among Hispanic Women, Johannie M. Troncoso

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Determinants of Health Promoting Behaviors in Older Adults, Kay Wallace

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The Effect of Mutual Goal Setting on Understanding the Diagnosis of Heart Failure in Adults, Susan V. Watson

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Is There a Relationship Between Stages of Change and Perceived Self-efficacy Related to Exercise Among Low Risk Pregnant Women?, Rebecca Weiner

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A Preliminary Study of the Gait Characteristics of Children with Unilateral Transtibial Amputation, Matthew Weston

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The Effects of Music Therapy on Anxiety in Surgical Patients, Mary Kay Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Effective Clinical Teaching Behaviors as Perceived by Associate and Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Students, Karyn L. Abrahamson

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The Pre-Absorptive, Instantaneous Effects of Natural and Refined Sugar on Quadriceps Peak Torque, Brian Adams, Kevin Valdes, and Scott VanZanten

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Effect of Asymmetrical Loading and Walking Time on Surface EMG Activity of the Lumbar Paraspinal Muscles, Michael Aenis, Angela Bueche, and Brian Trembly

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Physical Therapist Characteristics and Practices that Affect Patient Willingness to Comply with Home Exercise Programs, Greg Angell, Andrea Glaspie, and Melinda Winters

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The Lived Experience of Bosnian Refugees Who Have Suffered as a Result of Genocide, Gazelle Raven Animalia

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Early Nursing Interventions and Their Effect on Fatigue in Patients Receiving Chemotherapy, Karla J. Baker

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The Effects of Water or Sports Drink Ingestion Prior to Exercise on the Performance of Middle Distance, Amateur Runners in a Thermoneutral Environment, Julie A. Barnes and Scott G. DeVries

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The Effects of High Fat and High Carbohydrate Diets on Aerobic Performance, Julie Becker and Kelly Mattila

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Learning Needs Perceived by the Patient Considering Radiation Therapy and the Radiation Oncology Nurse, Kathleen E. Bell

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A Comparison Between Primary Stage Endorectal Pull-through Versus Two-Stage Surgical Resection in Hirschsprung's Disease, Tamara M. Bengtson

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Research Based Practice Among Members of the Michigan Physical Therapy Association, Sarah M. Bennett, James D. Courter, and Rachel E. Hastings

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A Comparative Study of Women's Perceptions of Vaginal and Cesarean Births, Karen Blamer

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The Life Experiences of Male Occupational Therapists as it Relates to Career Choice: A Qualitative Study, Jason R. Bomia

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The Relationship Between a Functional Throwing Performance Test and Strength of Various Scapular Muscles, Karen L. Bos, Kellie S. Gehrs, and A. Louise C. Hester

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The Relationship Between a Functional Throwing Performance Test and Strength of Various Scapular Muscles, Karen L. Bos, Kellie S. Gehrs, and A. Louise C. Hester

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The Relationship Between Physician Knowledge, Physician Background, Experience with Nurse Practitioners and Role Expectations for the Nurse Practitioner, Heidi Brands Flamming

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Quality of Life of the Hemodialysis Patient, Tammy Bronson

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Ambulatory Surgery Nurses' Perceptions of Their Ability to Provide Individualized Patient Care, Rebecca L. Brown

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The Effect of Cognitive Load on Stance Width of Healthy Older Adults, Susan Brown and Amy Thackery

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Quality of Life in the Hospice Patient, Sidney S. Brush

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The Relationship Between Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension in Junior High Aged Students with Learning Disabilities, Harvey Burkhour

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Perceived Concerns Surrounding the Utilization of Physical Therapy Aides in Michigan, Jill Bydalek and Greta Swasey-Hadlock

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Factors in Pediatrician Medication Administration, Kathleen Elaine Campbell

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Validation of the "Timed Up and Go" Test as a Functional Mobility Assessment Tool in the Pediatric Population, Susan Carman, Christina Rook, and Cathy Ruprecht

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Therapeutic Touch for Treatment of Chronic Pain Related to Fibromyalgia, Lois M. Christian

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Functional Outcome Measures Following Isometric Quadriceps Strengthening in Individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis, Rochelle Cibor, Damon Collier, and Kris Cooper

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Paraplegic Functional Ambulation with Long Leg Braces and Upper Extremity Support: Predicting Long Term Usage Patterns Utilizing the Functional Independence Measure, Karin Copenhaver and Matthew Sherman

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The Direct and Indirect Patient Benefits of Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialization, Amy Lynne Dipman

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Relationship Between Pulse Oximetry Measurements and Admission to a Hospital in the Wheezing Pediatric Population, Christine K. Dunnuck

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Quality of Life for Women Living with Advanced Breast Cancer, Maureen Mika Eberly

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Exploration into the Validity of Use of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency in Assessing the Adolescent with Down Syndrome, Robin J. Essebaggers, Wynne M. Martin, and Gina E. Smies

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Differences Between the Nursing and Family Member Role in Acute Pain Assessment in Senior Nursing Students, Debra L. Fitzpatrick

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Faculty and Student Perceptions of Effective Clinical Teachers, Patricia Frontczak

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Efficacy of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Evidence Collection: A Northern Michigan Study, Camille J. Griswold

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Examination of the Reliability and Validity of Rancho Los Amigos Observational Gait Analysis, Heather Groth and Sarah Novak

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Incidence of Myocardial Infarction in Coronary Arteries with Previously Non-Significant Stenosis (<50%) Identified on Angiography, Brandi R. Haik and Amy M. Schreur

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Independent Readers Increase Library Use, JoAnne Patricia Harrell

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The Effect of an Osteoporosis Prevention Program on Knowledge and Self-Efficacy, Kathryn Hayter

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Functional Effects of Botulinum Toxin-A Intramuscular Injections in a Patient with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Single Subject Case Design, Christina M. Higel and Molly L. Arndt

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Predictors of Successful Completion in a Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Debra S. Howell and Susan M. Stout

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Health Care Provider Knowledge of the Immunization Schedule and the Contraindications to Vaccinate, Lisa Huffstutter, Diane Kassuba, and Kelly Beschoner

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Advisors' Knowledge of Requirements for Admission to the Physical Therapy Program at Grand Valley State University, Laura Irrer, Elizabeth Knight, and Joel Vander Wall

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The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy at a Long Term Care Facility, Sarah Kendziorski and Carol Treacy

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The Lived Experiences of Persons Dependent on Hemodialysis, Molly A. Kidner

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Perceived Job Satisfaction of Nurses Working with Unlicensed Personnel Versus Nurses Working with Licensed Personnel, Wendy J. Koopman

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The Effect of Social Support on the Psychological Adaptation of an Individual receiving an Alternate Form of Nutrition Therapy, Kristin J. Ladd

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The Effect of an Initial Clinical Nursing Experience in a Nursing Home on Associate Degree Nursing Student Attitudes Toward the Elderly, Rita LaReau

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What are Female University Students' Perceptions of Their Healthcare Needs?, Kathleen K. Loose

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Platelet Plasma Membrane Comparison between Pregnant and Non-pregnant Females, Eriks A. Lusis

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Needs of Families of Severe Traumatic Brain Injured Individuals During the Critical Care Experience, Victoria L. Meyers

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Lunar Phases, Time Variations, and Birthrate in Western Michigan, Janet Mitchell

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Unplanned Hospitalization of a Child: Perceptions of Stress, Family Life Events, and Coping Resources, Jennifer Lee Moes

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A Study of Licensed Physical Therapists' Knowledge Regarding Current Legislative Issues, Jennifer Moine, Alexis Snyder, and Susannah Steele

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The Effects of Role-Play and Simulation as Pregnancy Prevention Strategies on Knowledge and Attitude of African-American Adolescents in an Urban Community, Laura B. Moody

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Accelerated Reader: Does It Work?, Deborah J. Morse

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Patient Perception of the Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care, Betsy J. Mulder

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The Effect of Antibiotic and Resistance Education on Patient Knowledge, Karen Niemchick

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Gender Differences in Importance of Stroke Health Beliefs in Timing of Seeking Treatment for Acute Stroke Symptoms, Brenda S. Nyenhuis

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Concurrence of Decreases in Barometric Pressure and Spontaneous Rupture of Membranes in Term Gravid Women, Linda M. Owen

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Adolescent Knowledge About the Relationship Between Exercise and Prevention of Osteoporosis, Alice M. Padilla

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Relationship Between Number of Prenatal Visits and Infant Apgar Scores, Sarah Pernie

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Perceived Benefits' and Barriers' Effect on Occurrence of Exercise in Women, Denise K. Petersen

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Repeatability of Kinematic and Kinetic Data in the Analysis of Normal Human Gait, Jennifer M. Piotter, Peter A. Post, and Kristi J. Vanden Berg

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The Effect of Nutritional Supplementation and Exercise on Subjective Pain and Function in People with Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Anna Power and Dan Scheffer

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The Experience of Nurse Practitioners with Peer Support: A Phenomenological Study, Carol J. Prinzo

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Can a Multidisciplinary Team Decrease Hospital Length of Stay for Elderly Trauma Patients?, Beth A. Ramsey

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EMG Measurements of Paraspinal Muscles and the Implications of Adapting Hand Placement Protocols When Using Passive Extension Exercises, Mark Randell and Geoff Willson

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The Effects of the Directed Reading Thinking Activity on Second Grade Reading Comprehension, Connie Eilar Renn

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Acute Care Nursing: Are Perceived Work Stressors Different for Nurses Working in Critical Care and Non-Critical?, Mary Jane Rolf

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HIV Risk Factors in Migrant Farmworkers, Gina Rosenberg

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Maternal Identity in Previously Infertile and Never Infertile Women, Christal L. Saffee

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Identification of Barriers to Adherence to Prescribed Schedules for Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose, Victoria E. Sawhill

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Factors Involved in the Decision to Utilize the Emergency Department for Health Care, Teri R. Simpson

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Physician Perceptions of Behaviors Associated with the Nurse Practitioner Role, Elizabeth J. Sperry

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The Relationship of Selected Health Beliefs and Exercise Adherence 8 to 12 Months After a Cardiac Event, Jill Stone

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Impact of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) on Parents and Children: What are the Lived Experiences of a Parent with a Child with ADHD?, Deborah K. Taylor

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Does the Method of Treating Bacterial Vaginosis in Early Pregnancy Affect the Re-occurrence Rate Near Term?, Karen Taylor

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An Examination of Patient and Nurse Perceptions of Stressors During the Electrophysiology Study, Donna J. Thurn

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Patients' Perceptions of Physicians' Role in Smoking Cessation by Age and Readiness to Stop Smoking, Chris Van Ryn and Joel Wetzel

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A Descriptive Analysis of Factors Related to the Effectiveness of Educational Technology Implementations in Poorer, Rural School Districts, Daniel John Vomastek

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The Effects of Prosthesis Use Versus Non-use on Forward Reach Distance in Children Ages 5 to 15 with Unilateral Upper Extremity Amputation as Measured by the Functional Reach Test, Mary E. Weber

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Fetal Infant Mortality in Kalamazoo, Lisa A. Wullschleger