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    • 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 ...
    • Using ipad games to observe executive functioning strategies in typical adults 

      Roberts, Nicole (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      Limited empirical evidence is available for the use of iPads in speech and language therapy. To exercise evidence based methods in clinical practice, the study sought to investigate how users of the iPad integrate planning, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • The role of forgiveness in mediating feelings of betrayal within older adult romantic relationships 

      Patton, Bailey (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      This study examined the contribution of forgiveness to psychological and relational well-being in adults who experienced romantic relationship betrayal. Three fourths of the participants stated having been betrayed by ...
    • 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 ...
    • The use of yoga as a healing method for survivors of sexual and domestic violence 

      Stolz-Newton, Mary E. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      This study examines the use of yoga to increase self-compassion in female survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Because of the isolating nature of sexual victimization, many survivors are left abandoned by their support ...
    • 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 ...
    • Study of charcoal rot disease using model plant arabidopsis thaliana 

      Fernandes, Priya (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      To understand the disease mechanisms of charcoal rot caused by Macrophomina phaseolina at the molecular level, we established a pathosystem using the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. The cellular infection process and ...
    • 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 ...
    • The 'hidden' injuries in military personnel and the potential implications for speech therapy 

      Spradlin, Morgan A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      The prevalence of mild traumatic brain injury military personnel is receiving national attention. This study focused on a review of the literature from government and military hospital sources relative to the identification ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • The effects of cryotherapy and hot-pack treatments on quadriceps femoris strength measured by an isokinetic machine 

      Axman, Tyler; Esfeld, Shane; Jackson, Corey; Moore, Ashley; Quillin, Daniel (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      The purpose of this investigation was to test the assumption that the application of heat will produce a greater increase in muscle strength as compared to the application of ice. Thirty-five male and female university ...
    • The social support networks of elderly home and community- based service recipients 

      Nilsen, Kari M.; Smith, Rachel A.; Ofei-Dodoo, Samuel; Curry, Missy; Webber, Rochelle (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
      One goal of the current research was to apply a previously developed method of assessing social support networks (SSNs) to a relatively unstudied population: "frail" elderly Medicaid-eligible home and community-based service ...
    • 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 ...