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    • Body mass index in relation to foot pronation 

      Lentz, Ashley M. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      Excessive pronation of the foot may create an imbalance over time, potentially leading to injuries of the lower limbs. It is important to understand what causes overpronation and how to prevent or correct this issue. The ...
    • Due diligence and compromise in communication between wind energy developers and communities 

      Brand, Jack (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      Wind Energy is a critical issue in our nation and especially in Kansas. In 2010, a team of graduate students under the supervision of Dr. Deborah Ballard-Reisch conducted key informant interviews (KIIs) (n=30) and 9 focus ...
    • A pilot study to determine the usability of the falling LinKS toolkit for older adults in two rural Kansas communities -- Restricted access to full text 

      Guhl, Abby; Gatz, Jenna; Neufeld, Dana; Porter, Brianne (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      Falls among older adults (≥ 65 years) present major health and economic consequences. The WSU Falling LinKS research team developed a falls awareness and prevention toolkit tailored to rural areas in Kansas. Purpose: ...
    • F-NMR studies on Anthrax protective antigen -- Restricted access to full text 

      Chadegani, Fatemeh; Mulangi, Vennela; Miyagi, Masaru; Bann, James G. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      Anthrax secretes a three component which is composed of three proteins: lethal factor (LF), edema factor (EF), and protective antigen (PA). PA transfers LF and EF into the host cytosol through a membrane spanning pore, ...
    • Measuring the reliability of motor coordination and balance testing in youth with intellectual disabilities 

      Adair, Jeraka; Barnes, Brian; Fuller, Ashlyn; Nola, Reine; Stevens, Theodora (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      Work by Wuang and colleagues (2009) in Taiwan, using revised components of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOT-2), established valid and reliable protocols in evaluating motor coordination (MC) and balance ...
    • Team decision skills development with MBTI ® Step II -- Restricted access to full text 

      Nazaran, Parisa (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2012-04-18)
      As part of an "Engineer as Leader" course, students learn to dynamically take leadership in team problem solving. Part of this development makes use of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ® Step II. This assessment provides scores ...
    • 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 ...