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    • Utilization of mid-level providers in trauma centers: a national survey 

      Helten, Amy M.; Johnston, Angela D.; Nyberg, Sue M.; Berg, Gina M. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2006-04-25)
      The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education recently implemented standards which limits hours worked by resident physicians to no more than 80 hours per week. As a result of these limitations, teaching ...
    • Acute effect of 30 and 60 second static hamstring stretch on knee flexion strength 

      Carter, John W.; Dickinson, Jessica; Doty, Shawna; Mettling, Jason; Rohrberg, Justin (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-03-25)
      This study was designed to determine if there is a difference in torque produced with a hamstring curl after a 30 second and 60 second passive static hamstring stretch. Our study included 50 participants (13 males, 37 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Addressing the gender gap in student achievement 

      Lambertz, Emilie (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      What affect do gender specific strategies have on student achievement in math? The question was researched in a fourth grade classroom setting where four classes were taught in a departmentalized situation. Of the four ...
    • Uncertain location routing problem (LRP) integrated to inventory considering space limitation 

      Sajjadi, Seyed Reza; Cheraghi, S. Hossein (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      An optimal supply chain management system has a direct effect on the performance of any enterprise and could result in substantial cost savings. Successful supply chain management involves many decisions relating to the ...
    • Optimal distillers distribution planning in an ethanol supply chain 

      Iqbal, Qamar (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      The ethanol industry in the United States is expanding rapidly, consequently, the amount of coproducts called distillers feed is also expanding at a rapid rate. These distillers can be fed to cattle because they are ...
    • Reservoir characterization of microbial reef reservoirs at Little Cedar Creek Field, Conecuh County, Alabama 

      Koralegadara, Ganaganath; Parcell, William C. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      Little Cedar Creek Field (LCCF) in Conecuh County, Alabama is the largest Smackover field discovered in the northern U.S. Gulf Coast in the last three decades. It is now the most productive field in the State of Alabama. ...
    • The perceptions of physician assistants regarding doctorate level PA education 

      Ohlemeier, Lindsay S.; Muma, Richard D. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      Many mid-level health care professions have implemented the clinical doctorate. The physician assistant (PA) profession has not implemented doctoral-level education. This cross - sectional study was designed to determine ...
    • Detection of damage in metal lap joint by combined passive and active methods 

      Kral, Zachary Tyler; Horn, Walter J. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      Fatigue cracks and corrosion damage are critical issues for aircraft, especially for the aging fleet still in use today. The most frequent area of damage is on the aircraft skin, more specifically the joint regions. A ...
    • Bariatric surgery in the morbidly obese and the improvement in stress urinary incontinence: A retrospective chart review 

      Dudley, Chris J.; Quigley, Timothy F.; Ablah, Elizabeth; Paull-Forney, Bobbie; Early, James E. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      Obesity in America is reaching epidemic stages. An underlying co-morbidity of obesity is stress urinary incontinence. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between bariatric surgery in the ...
    • Awareness and implementation of sepsis guidelines in Kansas hospitals 

      Steadham, Matthew; Nyberg, Sue M.; Berg, Gina M.; Griffin, Audrey (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      In 2002 the Surviving Sepsis Campaign was established by an international consortium of healthcare providers as a collaborative effort to reduce mortality from the life-threatening conditions of severe sepsis and septic ...
    • Ratings of physicians relying on experts versus physicians relying on decision aids 

      Probst, Adam C.; Shaffer, Victoria A.; Lambdin, Charles Garett; Arkes, Hal R.; Medow, Mitchel A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      Errors in the field of medicine are costly, both in terms of monetary expenses and the cost of lives. Computerbased decision aids have been shown to decrease physician error. These decision aids decreased many types of ...
    • Physical activity levels in children with developmental disabilities during school 

      Fenili, Erica; Osborne, Tara; Ewertz, Kristin; Farney, Heather (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      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. However, little is known about the activity level of school-age ...
    • Classification and regression trees as alternatives to regression 

      Phelps, Mandy C.; Merkle, Edgar C. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      Traditional statistical analyses, such as ANOVA and Regression, require that many assumptions be fulfilled in order to obtain accurate results. For example, there are assumptions of normally-distributed data, linear re ...
    • The acute effects of static stretching on leg extension power: Quadriceps torque production after a 30-second static stretch versus no stretch 

      Reiman, Michael P.; Gard, Jerod; Bastian, Steven; Lehecka, B.J.; Weber, Matt (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      Traditionally, static passive stretching has been used by coaches and athletes as a warm-up technique in an attempt to promote better performances. However, the results of recent research have shown that passive muscle ...
    • Move it and consume it: Media constructions of childhood obesity 

      O'Neal, Pamela K. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      Between 1980 and 2004, the number of overweight children in the U.S., ages 6 to 19, nearly tripled from 5% to 18.8% [1]. Currently there are approximately 25 million U.S. children “at risk of becoming overweight” or ...
    • Heart rate changes comparing free weight vs elastic resisted tubing 

      Robertson, Mark; Odgers, Jarvis; Young, Jon; Wilson, Camilla; Reiman, Michael P. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      During lifting, heart rate and blood pressure have been shown to rise because of an increase in intra-abdominal pressure. This increase in pressure is known as a Valsalva maneuver. However, little research has been conducted ...
    • Systems Transformation Initiative for people with long term disabilities 

      Dziadkowiec, Oliwier; McKenney, Trisha; Wituk, Scott A.; Meissen, Gregory J. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      Strengthening service systems for people with long-term disabilities (e.g., developmental disabilities, head injuries, mental health) is of growing interest by local and state governments. There is recognition that current ...
    • Forecasting the sales of light trucks in the United States 

      Christensson, Jon (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      The motor vehicles and parts industry in the United States employed as much as 7.4% of the labour force in the manufacturing industry in 2006. The purpose of this paper is to canvass various forecasting models, determine ...
    • A framework to minimize total energy consumption and total tardiness on a single machine 

      Mouzon, Gilles C.; Yildirim, Mehmet Bayram (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
      A great amount of energy is wasted in industry by machines which stay idle due to underutilization. A way to avoid consuming the wasted energy is to incorporate energy consumption into consideration while making the ...