Three-dimensional imaging in medicine; Lungs--Cancer--Diagnosis
Many lung diseases or injuries can cause biomechanical or material property changes that can alter
lung function. While the mechanical changes associated with the change of the material properties
originate at a regional level, they remain largely...
Parents of children with disabilities; Grief; People with mental disabilities--Family relationships
This dissertation is an investigation into the intensity, nature, predictors, and time
course of grief that parents of adult children with a severe mental illness experience. This
is an area of research that has not been fully understood or...
Short-term memory; Memory--Effect of sound on; Memory--Effect of noise on; Speech
The Irrelevant Speech Effect (ISE) is a phenomenon in which the presentation of
auditory materials (typically speech) impairs the serial recall of visually presented
materials, either digits or letters. Although this effect has been replicated in a...
This project investigated the effect of hypothermia on the monocyte response with the goal of understanding, which intracellular processes are affected by hypothermia leading to differences in cytokine secretion. A better understanding of the...
English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers; Reading; Second language acquisition
Teaching reading in the mainstream classroom is a challenge. This challenge is
compounded when trying to meet the needs of English language learners. Recently,
Response to Intervention (RTI) has been suggested as a framework for classroom
Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980--Criticism and interpretation; Percy, Walker, 1916-1990--Criticism and interpretation; Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967--Criticism and interpretation; Nichols, Mike--Criticism and interpretation; Existentialism in art;...
Jean-Paul Sartre's existential philosophy concerns the free human individual,
particularly his possibilities to continuously create his own identities. Human existence is
never defined by objects, and he is only determined by his own actions. As...
Jin, Ha, 1956-; Masculinity in literature; Chinese literature--20th century; Sex (Psychology) in literature
This dissertation consists of readings of three selected novels by Ha
Jin-Waiting, The Crazed, and A Free Life. These novels cover three historical
periods of Contemporary China under the rule of the Communist Party in
sequence-the Mao's era...
Social anxiety is prevalent and debilitating. Contemporary models of social
anxiety posit that negative, self-focused thought aids in the maintenance of social anxiety
symptoms. Although these models emphasize in-situation cognition, recent...
Hypertension--Genetic aspects; Coronary heart disease--Genetic aspects; African Americans--Health and hygiene
Cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension, are the leading causes of death in
the United States. African-Americans carry the highest burden of disease with 32% of
adults with hypertension. Blood pressure (BP) dipping, defined as a drop of>...
Aims. The primary aims of this randomized, controlled, blinded clinical trial were to
compare the hard and soft tissue response following either a connective tissue (CT) or
acellular dermal matrix (ADM) graft placed...
Dentist and patient; Dentists--Training of; Dentistry--Practice; Orthodontics, Corrective
Competition for orthodontic patients is at an all time high. Ways to differentially market an orthodontic practice are essential in attracting patients. It is hypothesized that the patients don't understand the extra training that an orthodontist...
Star Wars films--History and criticism; Myth in motion pictures; Lucas, George, 1944-
The Star Wars franchise is one of the most successful film series of all time. The original three
movies, along with the more recent three prequels, serve as the foundation to a vast empire of
Star Wars television shows, action figures, comic...
Human-animal relationships in literature; Coetzee, J. M., 1940---Criticism and interpretation; Coetzee, J. M., 1940---Characters--Elizabeth Costello; Animals (Philosophy); Animal rights
For the past four decades, scholarship on the relationship between human and
nonhuman animals has been growing inside the academy and sprouting ontological and
epistemological concerns about the status of the Humanities as an institution....
Introduction: Although orthodontics can correct a variety of dental and skeletal
malocclusions, research has shown an increased risk of enamel demineralization leading
to white spot lesions (WSLs). The purpose of this study was to compare the...
Introduction: African Americans are disproportionally diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes,
and have been observed to have poor self-management, which increases risk of
complications. Social influences are commonly associated with...
Sleep disorders in children; Children--Sleep; Blind children
Research has confirmed that individuals with blindness have an increased risk of
developing sleep problems; this is especially problematic for families with young
children who are blind. Not only does the lack of sleep impact the growth...
Teachers of children with disabilities--Attitudes; Teacher-student relationships; Developmentally disabled children--Education; Affective education
The First Step to Success early intervention program (Walker, 1998) is a
secondary prevention intervention that targets primary grade children with moderate or
emerging behavior disorders. While the effectiveness of the First Step to Success...
Breast--Cancer--Diagnosis; Medical screening; Breast--Radiography; Mobile hospitals
This study used the de-identified breast cancer screen data which recorded the
information of 58231 screens and 22534 participants with different background. The
analysis of disparities on age, ethnic, health insurance and screen location has been...
Youth--Employment; Teenagers--Health and hygiene; Industrial safety; Safety education, Industrial
Teenaged workers are twice as likely to be injured on the job as adult workers, and face a
number of differences developmentally and psychosocially that present challenges for
their safety at work. Little research has focused on the tasks that...
Web search engines; Automatic abstracting; Graph theory--Data processing
After a user types in a search query on a major search engine, they are presented with a number of search results. Each search result is made up of a title, brief text summary and a URL. It is then the user's job to select documents for...