Orthodontics; Dental care--Kentucky; Health services accessibility--Kentucky
Background: Malocclusion can affect an individual's quality of life. Unfortunately, access to orthodontic treatment is limited for many children. Access is improved when orthodontists select practice locations where their services are most needed....
More than 50% of the total energy produced is typically rejected in the form of waste heat from various processes. The grand challenge is that most of this waste heat is released at temperatures much lower than 1000 C, which makes it difficult to...
Acetone--Analysis; Air quality monitoring stations
Zinc oxide (ZnO) based gas sensors with sliver ion exchanged ZSM-5 (Ag+ZSM-5) zeolite overlayer were created and tested for detection of acetone vapor in air. The ZnO and Ag+ZSM-5 films were deposisted on 400µm by 400µm platinum interdigitated...
It has been estimated that 30% of all cancer deaths in the U.S. are associated with obesity. It is well-established that obesity promotes low-grade chronic inflammation, however the mechanisms by which obesity-induced chronic inflammation may...
This thesis is a methodological analysis of fire locations in Canadian provinces
from 2001 to 2010. The research presented in this thesis highlights the dominant fire
types for each province. Accurately locating active fires and burned area is...
Stringed instruments--Instruction and study; Music teachers--Kentucky
The purpose of this study was to identify the teaching techniques of current string
teachers within the Kentucky Music Education Association. Participants (N=31)
completed a 17-question survey that focused on teaching techniques they use...
Human-computer interaction; Computer vision; Human-machine systems; Nonverbal communication
Hand gesture recognition (HGR) is an important research topic because some
situations require silent communication with sign languages. Computational HGR
systems assist silent communication, and help people learn a sign language.
In this thesis. a...
Fatigue--Diagnosis; Reaction time--Testing; Physical fitness for women; Women athletes--Physiology
Accumulated fatigue experienced during the competitive season can be detrimental to
athletic success. The purpose of the study was to identify a performance test that best correlated
with markers of fatigue in an attempt to detect accumulated...
Intonation (Musical pitch); Flute--Intonation; Singing--Intonation; Music--Instruction and study
The purpose of this study is to measure the effect of listening to and singing a tuning
pitch on a flute player's intonation. This investigation determines if these two
variables-hearing and singing-will have an effect on playing a single...
Wounds and injuries--Treatment; Drug delivery systems
Wounds care and management is one of the most basic needs in the medical setting. Burn wounds, trauma wounds, pressure ulcers and bedsores are just some of the many types of wounds that need to be treated quickly and efficiently. Take for instance...
Tick-borne diseases; Health behavior; Health attitudes; Health education--Social aspects
Human monocytic ehrlichiosis (HME), a tick-borne disease that has recently surfaced in
the United States, exists in regions where the tick vector population is established. This
study utilizes methods that look beyond identifying high-risk regions,...
Periodontitis is a chronic, destructive inflammatory disease of the supporting
tissues of the teeth with a high prevalence among adults. While the complete
pathogenesis of periodontitis remains unclear, it is initiated and sustained by...
Xenoestrogens are spread throughout the environment affecting our daily
lives and may produce potential toxic effects on human health. The purpose of
this study was to develop a mechanistically reliable model capable of identifying
Public art--Kentucky--Louisville; Public art--Social aspects--Kentucky--Louisville; Political participation--Kentucky--Louisville
Public art encompasses countless forms, serves many purposes and is
constantly evolving. Engaging the community is one way public art has
developed new forms and purposes. Involving the community allows residents to
contribute to the creative...
Student evaluation of teachers; College teachers--Rating of; College students--Attitudes; Teacher-student relationships
This dissertation explored the relationship between student, course, and
instructor-level variables and student course ratings. The selection of predictor variables
was based on a thorough review of the extensive body of existing literature on...
Drug resistance in microorganisms; Salmonella typhimurium
Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium is an enteric pathogen capable of infecting
a wide range of hosts. The manner in which this pathogen is able to interact with its
host is difficult to define, as is the case with most microbes. Through the...
Alcoholism and crime; Parks; Liquor laws; Drinking of alcoholic beverages--Social aspects
Recent criminological research has shown the importance of place, as places
create the opportunities required for crime to occur. This study tests for the presence of
crime symbiosis, or the interactive relationship between alcohol outlets and...
Parasites; Medical parasitology; Parasitic diseases
This thesis investigated infection dynamics of parasitic nematodes at both the population
and individual levels by exploring evolutionary and historical aspects of infection as well
as how host-parasite interactions influence virulence. In...
Kwame Nkrumah framed a model of African unity and development, which stood out in
sharp contrast to the Western model of capitalist development and neo-liberal democracy.
Decades after his demise, the African Union which he co-founded with other...
Farmers' markets--Kentucky--Louisville; African Americans--Nutrition; African American consumers--Kentucky--Louisville; Health promotion--Kentucky--Louisville--Citizen participation; Food--Social aspects
The purpose of this study is to obtain a better understanding of the interactions and the
social environment of the local farmers' markets, Fresh Stops, and Healthy in a Hurry
Corner Stores in West Louisville and East Downtown. This study will...