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  • Database trial impact on graduate nursing comprehensive exams 

    Pionke, Katharine; Huckstadt, Alicia A. (Medical Library Association, 2015-10)
    While the authors were doing a test period of databases, the question of whether or not databases affect outcomes of graduate nursing comprehensive examinations came up. This study explored that question through using ...
  • Prevalence of pediatric epilepsy in low-income rural Midwestern counties 

    Hawley, Suzanne R.; Ablah, Elizabeth; Hesdorffer, Dale C.; Pellock, John M.; Lindeman, David P.; Paschal, Angelia M.; Thurman, David J.; Liu, Yi; Warren, Mary Beth; Schmitz, Terri; Rogers, Austin; Romain, Theresa St.; Hauser, W. Allen (Elsevier B.V., 2015-12)
    Epilepsy is one of the most common disabling neurological disorders, but significant gaps exist in our knowledge about childhood epilepsy in rural populations. The present study assessed the prevalence of pediatric epilepsy ...
  • A web-based social-cognitive sexual counseling intervention for nurses: a pilot study 

    Steinke, Elaine E.; Barnason, Susan; Hill, Twyla J.; Mosack, Victoria (Oxford University Press, 2015-08-31)
    Background and purpose: Nurses consider cardiac patients’ education and sexual counseling needs within their scope of responsibility, although infrequently addressed in practice, citing inadequate knowledge, skills and ...
  • Autism spectrum disorder early screening practices: a survey of physicians 

    Self, Trisha L.; Parham, Douglas F.; Rajagopalan, Jagadeesh (SAGE Publications, 2015-08)
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy statement in 2007 urging physicians to screen for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at 18 and 24 months. This study sought to identify the screening practices of ...
  • Student reflections following exposure to a case-based interprofessional learning experience: Preliminary findings 

    Goldberg, Lynette R.; Brown, Gina R.; Mosack, Victoria; Fletcher, Phyllis A. (Taylor & Francis Group, 2015-07)
    This study analyzed students' written reflections following their initial exposure to interprofessional teamwork in case-based problem-solving. A three-hour seminar featuring three sequenced scenarios was developed and ...
  • Change in sexual activity after a cardiac event: the role of medications, comorbidity, and psychosocial factors 

    Steinke, Elaine E.; Mosack, Victoria; Hill, Twyla J. (Elsevier B.V., 2015-08)
    Aim: The aim of this study was to examine change in sexual activity before and after cardiac diagnosis in men and women by medication class. Background: Decline in sexual activity after cardiac diagnosis frequently ...
  • Predictors of quality of life among African Americans with peripheral artery disease 

    Collins, Tracie C.; Ahluwalia, Jasjit; Nollen, Nikki; Rogers, Nicole L.; Zackula, Rosalee E. (Springer International Publishing AG, 2015-04-14)
    African Americans are at increased risk for peripheral artery disease (PAD)—atherosclerosis of the abdominal aorta and arteries of the lower extremities. PAD is a major risk factor for poor quality of life but the risk ...
  • Factors associated with walking ability among African Americans with peripheral artery disease 

    Collins, Tracie C.; Zackula, Rosalee E.; Nollen, Nikki; Rogers, Nicole L.; Ahluwalia, Jasjit (Springer International Publishing AG, 2015-04-14)
    African Americans are two times more likely than non-Hispanic whites to have peripheral artery disease (PAD) -- atherosclerosis of the abdominal aorta and arteries of the lower extremities. Walking distance is a commonly ...
  • Minimizing hypoglycemia in diabetes 

    Amiel, Stephanie A.; Aschner, Pablo; Childs, Belinda P.; Cryer, Philip E.; de Galan, Bastiaan; Heller, Simon R.; Frier, Brian M.; Gonder-Frederick, Linda; Jones, Timothy; Khunti, Kamlesh; Leiter, Lawrence A.; Luo, Yingying; Vigersky, Robert; Zoungas, Sophia (American Diabetes Association, 2015-08)
    Hypoglycemia caused by treatment with a sulfonylurea, a glinide, or insulin coupled with compromised defenses against the resulting falling plasma glucose concentrations is a problem for many people with diabetes. It is ...
  • Abortion procedures by APRNs and Pas 

    Coombs, Jennifer; Nyberg, Sue M.; Warner, Mary L. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014-10)
    "The patient safety of nurse practitioners (NPs), certified nurse midwives (CNMs), and physician assistants (PAs) (n=5,675) were compared to physicians (n=5,812) using a prospective, observational study of early aspiration ...
  • Usability testing of a fall prevention toolkit 

    Keuter, Kayla R.; Berg, Gina M.; Hervey, Ashley Marie; Rogers, Nicole L. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015-05)
    Objectives: This study sought to evaluate a fall prevention toolkit, determine its ease of use and user satisfaction, and determine the preferred venue of distribution. Methods: Three forms of assessment were used: ...
  • Identification and support of at-risk students using a case management model 

    Elder, Betty L.; Jacobs, Phyllis M.; Fast, Yvonne J. (Elsevier B.V., 2015-05)
    This study evaluated a program to identify and support students at risk for failure in nursing courses or NCLEX-RN. A case management model (CMM) was implemented to provide assessment of and support for 183 bachelor of ...
  • Effects of consecutive trials and test-retest reliability of 1000-Hz tympanometry in adults 

    Carazo, Carla Dominguez; Sun, Xiao-Ming (Informa Plc., 2015-04)
    Objective: To investigate the effect of consecutive 1000-Hz tympanometry testing on admittance measures, and examine test-retest reliability. Design: Repeated measures with eight trials of 1000-Hz Y-a and B-a/G(a) tympanometry, ...
  • Sexual counseling and cardiovascular disease: practical approaches 

    Steinke, Elaine E.; Jaarsma, Tiny (Medknow in association with Editorial office, Asian Journal of Andrology, 2015)
    Patients with cardiovascular disease and their partners expect health care providers to provide sexual counseling to assist them in maintaining sexual quality of life. Evidence suggests however, that there is a gap in ...
  • Measuring joint hypermobility using the Beighton Scale in children with intellectual disability 

    Pitetti, Kenneth H.; Miller, Ruth A.; Beets, Michael W. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015)
    Purpose: To determine the feasibility and reliability of using the 9-point Beighton Hypermobility Score (9-BHS) with youth with intellectual disabilities using a least to most prompting technique. Method: One hundred one ...
  • Student preparation for professional practice in early intervention 

    Francois, Jennifer R.; Coufal, Kathy L.; Subramanian, Anu (SAGE Publications, 2015-05)
    The preparation of students for professional practice in the field of early intervention has changed as a result of mandates through Part C, Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The purpose of this survey ...
  • Normal HR with tilt, yet autonomic dysfunction in persons with Down syndrome 

    Bunsawat, Kanokwan; Goulopoulou, Stella; Collier, Scott; Figueroa, Arturo; Pitetti, Kenneth H.; Baynard, Tracy (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015-02)
    Persons with Down syndrome (DS) exhibit altered autonomic function at rest and in response to adrenergic stimuli. It is unknown whether a subset of persons with DS that have similar HR responses to a task would have similar ...
  • Tailoring supported conversation 

    Martinez, Maria (Wichita State University, 2014-07)
    The purpose of this study was to determine if tailoring communication notebooks and methods of conversation to the individual needs of clients with aphasia would enhance their quality of life. Nine adults (4 females and ...
  • Assessing articulatory speed performance as a potential factor of slowed speech in older adults 

    Mefferd, Antje S.; Corder, Erin E. (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2014-04)
    Purpose: To improve our understanding about the underlying factors of aging-related speaking rate decline, the authors sought to determine if lip and jaw speeds are physiologically constrained in older adults. Method: ...
  • Effects of consecutive wideband tympanometry trials on energy absorbance measures of the middle ear 

    Burdiek, Laina M.; Sun, Xiao-Ming (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2014-10)
    Purpose: Wideband acoustic immittance (WAI) is a new technique for assessing middle ear transfer function. It includes energy absorbance (EA) measures and can be acquired with the ear canal pressure varied, known as wideband ...

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