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    • A study in music interpretation and nuances 

      Khow, Karine (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      The purpose of this study is to address the importance of interpreting music and to explore the possibility of transferring ideas from the score to the audience. The study will consist of a brief description of the meaning ...
    • A survey of physicians' perceptions of physician assistant education and qualifications 

      Britz, Molly; Schrader, Mindy; Sholtz, Sedera; Unruh, Madalyn (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Little research has been conducted on physicians' attitudes and understanding of the physician assistant (PA) profession. As healthcare demands continue to grow, it isimperative physicians understand the education ...
    • Characterization of oligodendrocyte progenitor cell differentiation on co-electrospun nanofibers of PCL with gelatin 

      Shrestha, Bikesh; Ceylan, Muhammet; Moon, Alex (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Axonal re-myelination in injured central nervous system (CNS) has been a scientific challenge. Focal delivery of Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells (OPCs) provides promising approach. We used a novel bioengineering technique ...
    • Combat identification using an augmented reality learning system 

      Smith, Dustin C.; Chinn, Melissa E. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      This research will examine training with an augmented reality learning system to identify combat vehicles. Due to the increase in use of unmanned vehicles (UVs) for missions, a question arises: How do we best train operators ...
    • Contemporary problems and solutions in the field of modern percussion repertoire 

      Slater, Andrew C. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Contemporary music presents a unique set of challenges to its performers. This is especially so for the modern percussionist. Aside from being both mentally and physically draining, the performer must convince an audience, ...
    • Developing a quantitative measure of self-as-context 

      Gird, Suzanne R. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      The theoretical model upon which acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) [1] is based holds that six distinct, but interrelated processes, contribute to psychological flexibility. The psychometric properties of a self-report ...
    • Direct implementation of gate operations between non-interacting quantum bits in quantum systems 

      Garigipati, Rudrayya Chowdary (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Most physical realizations of a quantum computer are based on a linear nearest neighbor (LNN) arrangement of qubits where qubits are arranged along an array, and only the adjacent qubits interact with each other. To perform ...
    • Do epistemological beliefs and ways of knowing predict reactions to a child with Asperger syndrome? 

      Cernik, Karin Hampton (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      This study explored the relationship between epistemological beliefs, ways of knowing, parenting styles, and how one reacts to a child with Asperger Syndrome acting out in public. The purpose was to determine if epistemological ...
    • Does primary care provider advance directive education influence attitudes and practice? 

      Johnson, Kimbra (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Many people do not have advance directives (ADs) prepared and have never discussed their wishes for end-of-life care. Primary care providers (PCP) who have limited knowledge of ADs contribute to this problem. Does PCP AD ...
    • Effects of plantar flexion stretching on flutter kicking time in competitive age group swimmers 

      Beason, Ricki; Murphy, Sarah; Musch, Abbey; Pham, Ly; Sanders, Dana (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      This investigation examined the effects of plantar flexion (PF) stretching on flutter kicking time in competitive swimmers. A single blind randomized control study was performed with 19 male and female Wichita Swim Club ...
    • Efficacy of the falling less in Kansas toolkit 

      Holwey, Nicholas J.; Snell, Cameron D. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      An effort to provide fall prevention education to rural older adults has led to the development of a fall prevention toolkit, Falling Less in Kansas. Usability testing was done to determine the ease of use of the toolkit ...
    • Evaluating nanosafety of nanomaterials by in-vitro cytotoxicity tests on fibroblast cells 

      Srikanth, Madhulika; Misak, Heath Edward (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      In the recent years, the use of nanomaterials has increased exponentially. In spite of the extensive research in this field, some areas are not completely understood, one of them being nanosafety. Because of their size and ...
    • Examining the mechanisms of phantom limb pain 

      Clark, Benjamin; Austin, Anne; Denman, Rachelle; McCuistion, Kent; Smith, Stacey (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Phantom limb pain (PLP) is pain (shooting, stabbing) emanating from the missing limb(s) and is the most prevalent amputee-related pain. Therefore, it is important for clinicians who treat amputees to understand the underlying ...
    • Exploring older persons use of computer-mediated communication technologies 

      Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel; Nilsen, Kari M.; Smith, Rachel A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Older persons receiving services in community settings, rather than Nursing Homes, are at risk of social isolation. Computer mediated communication offers technological resources which recipients of Home and Community-Based ...
    • Facilitating literacy development: A dual language perspective 

      Vaughn, Jennifer S. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      With an increasingly bilingual population, children have more opportunities for dual language education. Literacy activities at home have been correlated with reading and writing success; however, helping a child learn ...
    • Factors affecting quality of life in breast cancer survivors 

      Ward, Margaret A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Many factors affect the quality of life in breast cancer survivors. The author performed an integrative review of the literature pertaining to quality of life among breast cancer survivors. The 14 research articles that ...
    • Fire retardancy of nanocomposites incorporated with graphene and nanoclay inclusions 

      Ghazinezami, Ali; Jabbarnia, Amir (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      The applications of polymeric materials in many industries show the great importance of these materials. Due to their molecular structure and chemical composition, polymeric materials are highly flammable. This study is ...
    • Gene delivery with PCL nanofiber in vitro 

      Ceylan, Muhammet; Jiang, Jianhao (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Gene therapy has widely been known to be the promising treatment approach for many diseases, whether acquired or inherited through a genetic disorder. Viral and nonviral vectors are the primary research fields of gene ...
    • Implementing a Toffoli gate in an N-qubit linear nearest neighbor array 

      Daraeizadeh, Saman (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Most proposals for quantum computers are based on linear nearest neighbor (LNN) arrangements where qubits only interact with neighbors. A Toffoli gate is a three-qubit operation, which is used in many quantum applications ...
    • Injectable thermosensitive hydrogels as drug delivery systems. 

      Saeednia, Leyla; Usta, Aybala (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Recently, injectable thermosensitive hydrogels have been attracted much attention for the biomedical applications, such as drug delivery and tissue engineering. Injectable hydrogels offer a number of advantages, including ...