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  • Validation of a teamwork perceptions measure to increase patient safety 

    Keebler, Joseph; Dietz, Aaron S.; Lazzara, Elizabeth; Benishek, Lauren E.; Almeida, Sandra A.; Toor, Phyllis A.; King, Heidi B.; Salas, Eduardo (BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, 2014-09)
    Background TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety) is a team-training intervention which shows promise in aiding the mitigation of medical errors. This article examines the construct ...
  • Validation of balance assessment measures of an accelerometric mobile device application versus a balance platform 

    Rohleder, Peter Alexander (Wichita State University, 2012-05)
    Recent technological advancements in electronics and telecommunications have provided more accessible quantitative methods of assessing balance. The latest smartphones have built-in motion sensors called tri-axial ...
  • Validation of depression measures in adolescent populations 

    Kauth, M. R.; Zettle, Robert D. (John Wiley & Sons, 1990-05)
    Four measures of depression were administered to a normative sample (n = 44) and two psychiatric groups of adolescents (n = 40). Measures included the Adolescent Activity Checklist (AAC), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), ...
  • Validation of the MPLS module in OPNET 

    Bhagavathula, Ravi; Thanthry, Nagaraja; Pendse, Ravi (OPNETWORK 2002, 2002-08)
    MPLS is an emerging technology that combines layer 2 switching performance with layer 3 scalability. MPLS assigns labels to packets for transportation across a packet-switched or a circuit-switched network. The forwarding ...
  • Validity and reliability problems with patient global as a component of the ACR/EULAR remission criteria as used in clinical practice 

    Masri, Karim R.; Shaver, Timothy S.; Shahouri, Shadi H.; Wang, Shirley; Anderson, James D.; Busch, Ruth E.; Michaud, Kaleb; Mikuls, Ted R.; Caplan, Liron; Wolfe, Frederick (The Journal of Rheumatology Publishing Company, 2012-05-15)
    Objective. To investigate what factors influence patient global health assessment (PtGlobal), and how those factors and the reliability of PtGlobal affect the rate, reliability, and validity of recently published American ...
  • Validity of field measurements for body composition 

    Ziegler, Bryan Michael; Fetters, Leighton; Patterson, Jeremy A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    Purpose: This study was designed to test the validity of four field measurements for body composition against the standard laboratory measurement. Methods: Six participants were recruited from KSS 860 Research Methods in ...
  • Validity of ultrasound prediction equations for total and regional muscularity in middle-aged and older men and women 

    Abe, Takashi; Loenneke, Jeremy P.; Young, Kaelin C.; Thiebaud, Robert S.; Nahar, Vinayak K.; Hollaway, Kaitlyn M.; Stover, Caitlin D.; Ford, M. Allison; Bass, Martha A.; Loftin, Mark (Elsevier Science Inc., 2015-02)
    To test the validity of published equations, 79 Caucasian adults (40 men and 39 women) aged 50-78 y had muscle thickness (MT) measured by ultrasound at nine sites of the body. Fat-free mass (FFM), lean soft tissue mass ...
  • Valuation of minority stockholder's interest in a closely-held private corporation 

    Webb, Samuel C.; Haydon, Randall B. (The Journal of Forensic Economics and Allen Press Publishing Services, 1995)
  • The value of investment banking relationships: Evidence from the collapse of Lehman brothers 

    Fernando, Chitru S.; Megginson, William L.; May, Anthony D. (John Wiley and Sons, 2012-02)
    We examine the long-standing question of whether firms derive value from investment bank relationships by studying how the Lehman collapse affected industrial firms that received underwriting, advisory, analyst, and ...
  • Variation in herbivore-mediated indirect effects of an invasive plant on a native plant 

    Russell, F. Leland; Louda, Svata M.; Rand, Tatyana A.; Kachman, Stephen D. (2007-02)
    Theory predicts that damage by a shared herbivore to a secondary host plant species may either be higher or lower in the vicinity of a preferred host plant species. To evaluate the importance of ecological factors, such ...
  • Variations for susceptibilities to ultraviolet induced cellular inactivation and gene segregation among protoplast fusion hybrids of Candida albicans 

    Sarachek, Alvin; Henderson, Lori A. (University of Cambridge * Faculty Press, 1988)
    Hybrids of the naturally diploid, asexual and opportunistically pathogenic yeast, Candida albicans, can be obtained artificially by protoplast fusion. Evidence is presented that gene conversion and reciprocal recombination ...
  • Variogram matrix functions for vector random fields with second-order increments 

    Du, Juan; Ma, Chunsheng (Springer, 2012-05)
    The variogram matrix function is an important measure for the dependence of a vector random field with second-order increments, and is a useful tool for linear predication or cokriging. This paper proposes an efficient ...
  • Vascano: the Greek evil eye 

    Raftopoulos, Linda (Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University, 1983)
    The purpose of this paper is to acquaint the reader with the Greek practice which is still much believed in by Greeks today: the concept of the 'evil eye' or 'Vascano'. By the end of this paper the reader should have an ...
  • Vector random fields with compactly supported covariance matrix functions 

    Du, Juan; Ma, Chunsheng (Elsevier, 2013-03)
    The objective of this paper is to construct covariance matrix functions whose entries are compactly supported, and to use them as building blocks to formulate other covariance matrix functions for second-order vector ...
  • VEGF blockade decelerates the growth of a murine experimental osteosarcoma 

    Yin, De-zhen; Jia, Tanghong; Gong, Weiming; Yu, Haiying; Wooley, Paul H.; Mott, Michael P. (Spandidos Publications, 2008-08)
    Retrovirus-mediated sFlt-1 gene modification was performed to examine the influence of VEGF in controlling the growth of an experimental osteosarcoma in mice. Human osteosarcoma G-292 cells were in vitro infected with ...
  • Vehicle suspension identification via algorithmic computation of state and design sensitivities 

    Callejo, Alfonso; Garcia de Jalon, Javier (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2015-02)
    It is common in mechanical simulation to not know the value of key system parameters. When the simulation is very sensitive to those design parameters and practical or budget limitations prevent the user from measuring the ...
  • Velocities 

    Mikelait, Joe (Wichita State University, 2010-04-23)
    Velocities is a solo marimba piece written by Joseph Schwantner. It will be me playing a four mallet solo for marimba, expressing the thoughts and emotions Schwantner wrote. It has a variety of different musical themes ...
  • Venom variation and chemoreception of the viperid Agkistrodon contortrix: evidence for adaptation? 

    Greenbaum, Eli; Galeva, Nadezhda; Jorgensen, Michael J. (Springer, 2003-08)
    Previous studies of chemoreceptive behavior in vipers suggest that snakes focus on the scent of envenomated tissue to track their prey following envenomation. Other studies have indicated a correlation between qualitative ...
  • Vertical blow ups of capillary surfaces in R3, part 2: nonconvex corners 

    Jeffres, Thalia D.; Lancaster, Kirk E. (Texas State University - San Marcos, 2008-12)
    The goal of this note is to continue the investigation started in Part One of the structure of “blown up” sets of the form P × R and N × R when P,N R2 and P (or N) minimizes an appropriate functional and the domain ...
  • Vertical blow ups of capillary surfaces in R3, part one: convex corners 

    Jeffres, Thalia D.; Lancaster, Kirk E. (Texas State University - San Marcos, 2007-11)
    One technique which is useful in the calculus of variations is that of “blowing up”. This technique can contribute to the understanding of the boundary behavior of solutions of boundary value problems, especially when they ...