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    • Measuring joint hypermobility using the Beighton Scale in children with intellectual disability: a study of reliability 

      Cook, William; Hadley, Maria; Harrington, Courtney; Niederklein, Kendra (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      Hypermobility relates to excessive joint motion caused by laxity of surrounding tissue, thus allowing joints to move beyond the expected normal range. The 9-point Beighton Hypermobility Score (9-BHS) is the most widely ...
    • Redefining materiality: physical relationships of materials in comparison to clay 

      Eames, Matthew (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      Clay and its ceramic counterparts are one of the most prominent materials used within contemporary society. There is countless integration amongst the development of our surrounding world from utilitarian vessels to ...
    • The dynamics of Chinese purchases of U.S. securities 

      Gardner, Stephen (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      A significant amount of academic literature exits on the United States’ trade deficit, and its financing through foreigners’ purchases of U.S. securities. Over the last several years, the trade relationship between The ...
    • Use of artificial neural networks to detect damage in composite laminates 

      Kral, Zachary Tyler (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      A novel method of damage detection in composite laminates through the use of using artificial neural networks to interpret ultrasonic sensor signals has been investigated for this research. Four sensors were placed 4.25 ...
    • Art within ceramic decoration 

      St. Clair, Joyce (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      Decoration in early ceramic work stemmed from the abstraction of culturally significant symbols and motifs now serves as a record of cultural identity. Contemporarily, the role of decoration in our visual culture has been ...
    • The perception of U.S. physician assistants (PA) regarding PA to physician bridge programs 

      Phipps, Brandon; Vredenburg, Shawn (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of PAs on the creation of a PA to physician bridge program; whether they would support a bridge program, its feasibility, or generally whether or not bridge programs ...
    • Changes in tongue strength and endurance after a typical meal in healthy older adults in a continuing care community 

      Van Ravenhorst-Bell, Heidi A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      The ability to swallow safely is vital for nourishment of the body and brain and depends on adequate tongue function, particularly strength and endurance. Purpose: Investigate changes in tongue strength and endurance in ...
    • Effect of whole body vibration exercise on muscle activity when using elastic resistance bands 

      Hawkins, William C.; Swart, Brent; Amick, Ryan Zackary (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      INTRODUCTION: Whole-body vibration (WBV) has been shown to increase muscle fiber recruitment during isotonic contractions. No prior published studies have used elastic resistance. PURPOSE: The main purpose of this study ...
    • New progress in self-healing technology of composite wind turbine blades 

      Patlolla, Vamsidhar Reddy; Jabbarnia, Amir (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      Wind turbine blades are subjected to cyclic loadings, resulting in the development of micro and nanocracks, which in course of time becomes macro cracks, thus leading to fatigue and failure. The concept of self-healing ...
    • Respiratory support during speech breathing in adolescents in different positions 

      Patton, Sierra; Sticken, Jennifer (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      This research aims to study the effects of position on the respiratory support of speech breathing in adolescent children. It was hypothesized that when children were seated, speech would be supported mainly by rib cage ...
    • Physiological fitness profile of collegiate cheerleaders -- Restricted access to full text 

      Roberts, Devin; Scott, Cody; Hawkins, William C.; Harland, Justin (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      Cheerleading is a highly competitive sport that is physically demanding and requires specificity in training as is necessary for other sports. Although cheerleading has evolved into one of the most popular activities with ...
    • Are two computer monitors better than one? 

      Owens, Justin W.; Teves, Jennifer P.; Nguyen, Bobby T.; Smith, Amanda Lynn; Phelps, Mandy C. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      Previous studies have found using more than one monitor increases productivity, but benefits may diminish when monitor count or size increases. The purpose of this study was to determine whether increases in productivity ...
    • Acute effect of whole-body vibration on knee extensor strength 

      Swart, Brent (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of whole body vibration on knee extensor muscle strength. METHODS: Male college students (n=7) were recruited for the research study. Subjects performed baseline ...
    • LacI-DNA-IPTG loops: Equilibria among conformations by single-molecule FRET 

      Wang, Zifan; Goodson, Kathy A.; Haeusler, Aaron R.; English, Douglas S.; Kahn, Jason D. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      The E. coli Lac repressor (LacI) tetramer binds simultaneously to a promoter-proximal DNA binding site (operator) and an auxiliary operator, resulting in a DNA loop, which increases repression efficiency. Induction of the ...
    • Physician assistant program education on spirituality and religion in patient encounters 

      Whitney, Melissa P.; Wentling, Callie J.; Hervey, Ashley Marie (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      Motivation. This study describes instructional practices of physician assistant (PA) programs in educating students to discuss spirituality and religion during patient encounters. Methodology: An electronic survey was ...
    • Spatio-temporal integration & optic flow quality: unpacking factors that influence driving performance 

      Nguyen, Bobby T. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      Research has shown that optic flow plays an important role in self-motion, such as walking or driving. Further, research has demonstrated that spatial, temporal, and qualitative aspects of optic flow have an effect on ...
    • Patient-provider communication 

      Mude, Jamie L.; Simon, Kouri (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      A study was conducted addressing the document Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and-Family-Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals, which was developed by JCAHO (Joint Commission on ...
    • In situ generation of bromine for micelle-assisted bromination and oxidation -- Restricted access to full text 

      Mishra, Archana; Wang, Zifan; English, Douglas S. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      This paper describes our recent work in which CTAB (cetyltrimethylammonium bromide) micelles are used as catalytic platforms for performing bromination and oxidation reactions in water. The bromide counter ion is used to ...
    • Saloons: eat, drink, and be civil 

      Rhodes, Austin Charles (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      Through Hollywood and dime novels the old west saloons have achieved a mythic status. Saloons are almost always shown as exciting places full of gambling, prostitution and violence. A place where a person was just as likely ...
    • A conceptual study of airfoil performance enhancements 

      Ghoddoussi, Armin (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      A conceptual study of performance enhancing devices for an airfoil is performed using Computational Fluid Dynamics. Three simple, passive devices are examined to explore alternate methods for stall control and lift-to-drag ...