Proceedings 2019: 15th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects

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Editorial Board for 2019 GRASP Symposium


Kerry Wilks, Professor & Interim Dean of the Graduate School


Rajiv Bagai, , Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

George Dehner, Associate Professor, History

Anthony DiLollo, Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Deepak Gupta, Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Industrial, Systems, and Manufacturing Engineering

Susan Matveyeva, Associate Professor, Catalog & Institutional Repository Librarian, University Libraries

Anthony May , Associate Professor, Finance Real Estate & Decision Science

Peer Moore-Jansen, Professor & Chair, Anthropology

Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn, Associate Professor, School of Music

Heidi VanRavenhorst-Bell, Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator, Human Performance Studies

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    15th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects
    (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2019-04-26) Wilks, Kerry
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    Teen dating violence among sexual minority youth: Predictions and trends using the YRBS 2017
    (Wichita State University, 2019-04-26) Wooley-Snider, Jamie; Hertzog, Jodie
    Previous studies suggest that sexual minority youth report higher frequencies of victimization of teen dating violence (physical and sexual) than their heterosexual peers. This study explores the relationship between sexual orientation, sexual partner choice, and victimization of teen dating violence (physical and sexual) with quantitative analysis using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2017. Applying both minority stress and intersectional theoretical frameworks, this study examines the differences in incidence of teen dating violence among youth who self-identify as sexual minorities and by the sex of their sex partners. The current study also predicts experiencing both types of teen dating violence (physical and sexual) by sexual identity.
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    Advanced forecasting model on land market value based on USA real estate market
    (Wichita State University, 2019-04-26) Wang, Lei;
    This research presents a time series estimation and prediction methods with the use of classic and advanced forecasting tools. Our discussion about different time series models is supported by giving the experimental forecast results, performed on several macroeconomic variables. Also, the main section deal with the experience of using such data in econometric analysis. Besides, the implementation of SAS and R software improve the parameter estimation and forecasting accuracy. The objective in providing crucial statistical techniques is to enable government and investors to make informed decisions regarding real estate. Most importantly, we obtain how to add value to business and apply skills set real estate in a real world environment. Eventually, the summary of various existing forecasting models can provide information to develop an appropriate forecasting model which describes the inherent feature of the series.
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    Physician assistant students as health educators for adolescents
    (Wichita State University, 2019-04-26) Unruh, Angelina; Buehner, Jeremy; Brown, Gina
    INTRODUCTION: Over the last 15 years, WSU PA students have been teaching West High School students a series of health modules. Through this relationship, PA students have the opportunity to work toward effective communication and motivational skills that are valuable for future care with adolescent patients. PURPOSE: Determine the effectiveness of WSU PA students as health educators to West High School students. METHODS: Five health modules were created by a group of WSU PA students in 2016 by utilizing the CDC Winnable Battles, Healthy People 2020, and the most common cause of death among US teenagers with the intent to encourage high school students to live safer and healthier lives. A survey was created using a Likert scale design and IRB approval for students to complete before and after the module presentations. Descriptive analysis was used to determine the impact of the information presented. RESULTS: Each module showed an increase in percentage of positive responses, with some modules having more pronounced changes than others. The module with the greatest percent change was the Mental Health Module. CONCLUSION: The involvement of PA students in the education of high school students on healthcare related topics dually strengthens the PA student and the high school student. PA students gain skills and the high school students can gain understanding of common health concerns appropriate for their age group.
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    Fall prevention assessment and exercise recommendations
    (Wichita State University, 2019-04-26) Walter, Jordan; Aitchison, Samuel; Gochenour, Katelyn; Keuter, Kayla R.
    INTRODUCTION: As the aging population of the United States rises, falls will become more prevalent. Exercise is an effective way of reducing falls in older adults and should be routinely prescribed to the appropriate patient. Although, screening tools, standardized algorithms, and fall prevention education tools are available to health care providers and institutions; only 8% of healthcare providers use these available resources. It is recommended that health care providers take part in preventing injuries associated with falls. PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper is to provide fall prevention assessment tools and exercise recommendations to reduce falls in the elderly. METHODS: Articles were compiled using four databases: MEDLINE, Cochrane, PubMed, and CINAHL. Search terms were: exercise, older adults, fall prevention, strength training, proprioception, aerobic, hip fractures, mortality. Center for Disease Control and National Institute of Health were also utilized for information. RESULTS: Utilization of screening tools, such as the Center for Disease Control's "Stopping the Elderly Accidents, Deaths, & Injury" algorithm, will helps health care providers identify patients at high risk of falling. Moderate and high fall risk patients should be referred to physical therapy where further testing and therapy can be initiated. Low fall risk patients can be prescribed exercises and should be provided with resources for standardized exercise programs. Combination exercises using endurance, balance, and strength training have the greatest efficacy in reducing falls; a 22% reduction. Strength training reduces the incidence of falls; balance training was found to be effective only when paired with other exercise programs. More research is needed to definitively say endurance training alone is effective in reducing falls. CONCLUSION: Falls become more prevalent as the population ages. Healthcare providers are encouraged to assess their older patients for fall risk. Many screening tools are available to identify patients at risk. Combination exercise programs, including balance, endurance, and strengthening, are found to be the most beneficial form of exercise in preventing falls in older patients.