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  • Effectiveness and Invasiveness in Patient Medical Decision Aids 

    Hulsey, Lukas; Shaffer, Victoria A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    This research tested the hypothesis that including anecdotal evidence impacts treatment choice by influencing the trade-off between effectiveness and invasiveness. In addition, the role of decision-making style was examined. ...
  • Effects of dynamic warm-up with and without a weighted vest on lower extremity power performance of high school male athletes 

    Carter, John W.; Boehner, Amber L.; Cameron, Cori N.; Murphy, Jessica R.; Peintner, Ashley (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    The purpose of this study was to compare lower extremity power performance utilizing the Margaria-Kalamen Power Test after a dynamic warm-up with and without a weighted vest. Sixteen (n = 16) high school male football ...
  • Effects of Lower Trapezius Muscle Strengthening Exercises 

    Haag, Rachel; Voegele, Barbara; Cook, Staci; Carlgren, Jennie; Manske, Robert C.; Reiman, Michael P. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    The lower trapezius (LT) muscle is important for normal shoulder function. Evidence for optimal strengthening exercises and dosage for a weak LT muscle does not exists. Our goal was to determine if purported LT strengthening ...
  • An efficient carrier offset estimator for multicarrier modulation system 

    Gami, Hirenkumar; Shatnawi, Heba Awad Addad; Qasaymeh, Mahmoud Mohammad; Pendse, Ravi; Sawan, M. Edwin (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    In this paper, we proposed a closed-form solution for blind Carrier Frequency Offset (CFO) estimation employing the Rank-Revealing QR triangular factorization Method (RRQR) for Multicarrier Modulation system. The advantage ...
  • Electropolymerization of Triphenylamine appended Zinc Porphyrin to form Porphyrin-Fullerene dyads at the electrode surface for photochemical studies 

    Subbaiyan, Navaneetha K.; D'Souza, Francis (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Porphyrins with their attractive chemical properties qualify to seek potential technological applications including solar energy conversion, sensors, catalysts, biomedicine, molecular electronics, and photonics. Many of ...
  • Empowering the disenfranchised: Creating college access for foster care youth 

    Kirk, Chris M.; Lewis-Moss, Rhonda K.; Nilsen, Corinne; Colvin, Deltha Q. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    College attendance has been demonstrated to be a factor in lifetime income level, quality of life, better health, and decreased strain on government financial support systems. Yet, the privilege of attending college continues ...
  • Energy transfer followed by electron transfer in a supramolecular Boron Dipyrrin-Zinc Porphyrin-Fullerene 

    Maligaspe, Eranda; D'Souza, Francis (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Photosynthesis, the process of converting light energy into chemical energy, involves two major steps, absorption and transportation of light energy of appropriate wavelength by the antenna light harvesting molecules to ...
  • Evaluating a community health center's diabetes project: A strategy to reduce health disparities 

    Wernick, Shoshana; Lewis-Moss, Rhonda K. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Diabetes poses a serious health problem in the African American community who experience significantly higher rates of diabetes and diabetes complications when compared to Caucasians. The current study evaluated a Diabetes ...
  • An evaluation of indirect interactions between herbivore guilds: Effects of meristem miners on flower head feeders 

    Jones, M.; Russell, F. Leland (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    In the study of biological control of weeds, effects of insect herbivores that attack different plant organs have long been assumed to be independent events. Emerging research indicates stronger interactions between herbivore ...
  • An examination of becoming a certified peer specialist 

    Grant, Emily A.; Reinhart, Crystal; Keele-Lien, Ashlee; Swink, Nathan; Wituk, Scott A.; Meissen, Gregory J. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Peer support between mental health consumers in the mental health system is not a new concept. However, the position of Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) is a recent addition to the mental health system. CPSs are people in ...
  • Facies characterization and mechanism of termination of a tertiary carbonate platform: Rajamandala Fm., West Java 

    Jeffrey, Brad M.; Lehrmann, Dan (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    The objective is to better understand an Oligocene coral reef ecosystem, exposed in SW Java as a scenic ridge of karst towers. Extensive mining threatens to destroy the spectacular scenery and important geological history. ...
  • First Step to Active Health - Online Plus: Pilot Study 

    Amini, Sahar B.; Slimmer, Mindy Lynn; Park, Eun Young; Rogers, Nicole L. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    The aim of this project is to implement, and demonstrate the efficacy of, a blended delivery multi-component physical activity program. The experimental group (FSAH-O) consisted of 24 male and females (age = 68.7 ± 5.5 ...
  • Free-time leisure activities 

    Schrag, Kylea (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    While literacy continues to be important during the secondary school years, motivation to read in middle school declines [1, 2, 3, 4]. There is little research on adolescents free-time activities that could include reading ...
  • How inflationary are oil price shocks? A regional analysis 

    Christensson, Jon (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    The impact of oil shocks is analyzed by estimating an augmented Phillips curve on a national, regional and city level in the United States. A significant pass-through to inflation (including all items) is recorded for all ...
  • Identifying users' characteristics critical to product selection using Rough Set theory 

    Ahmady, Ali (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    A consumer's purchase decision making process is very complex. It is obvious that the set of product functional features has a major role in the purchase decision. However, for a same product, users may have different ...
  • Impact of the first step to active aging on older adult's functional fitness, balance and daily activity 

    Slimmer, Mindy Lynn; Park, Eun Young; Rogers, Nicole L. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    To determine how the First Step to Active Aging (FSAH) program impacts functional fitness (FF), balance, and daily physical activity (DPA) in older adults. The FSAH group consisted of 18 women. FSAH group met at a senior ...
  • An improved frequency estimator 

    Shatnawi, Heba Awad Addad; Qasaymeh, Mahmoud Mohammad; Gami, Hirenkumar; Sawan, M. Edwin (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    A novel method of estimating the differential delay of a sinusoidal signal is considered. The new method utilizes the Propagator Method (PM) which does not require the eigen-decomposition of the cross-spectral matrix (CSM) ...
  • Load rate effects on Interlaminar fracture toughness of composite materials 

    Nandakumar, Pratap Nuggehalli; Keshavanarayana, Suresh R. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    The energy dissipation due to the failure of composites is of particular interest for crash applications involving dynamic loading. Separation of layers or delamination which can occur in opening (mode-I) is one of the key ...
  • Measuring the physical activity level of two children with combined cerebral palsy and intellectual disability. 

    Bengtson, Megan; Blake, Stephanie; Chamberlain, Laurie; Runge, Jodi (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Current guidelines recommend that school-age children accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) on most days of the week. Research has established a valid methodology in measuring the ...
  • Member retention in consumer-run organizations 

    Dziadkowiec, Oliwier; Vu, Chi C.; Shagott, Todd P.; Reinhart, Crystal; Keele-Lien, Ashlee; Swink, Nathan; Meissen, Gregory J.; Wituk, Scott A.; Hymer, Kimberly; Banta, Adrienne (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Consumer run-organizations (CROs) have been empowering and socially supportive settings chosen by mental health consumers as a complement or an alternative to traditional mental health services. According to previous ...