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A Relationship Between Vitamin B12, Folate, Ascorbic Acid, And Mercury Metabolism, Nancy Elizabeth Zorn Aug 1988

A Relationship Between Vitamin B12, Folate, Ascorbic Acid, And Mercury Metabolism, Nancy Elizabeth Zorn

Masters Theses

The effect of megadoses of vitamin B12, folate, and vitamin C on the in vivo methylation of mercuric chloride was studied in guinea pigs. The incorporation of high levels of vitamin B12, folate, and vitamin C resulted in a decrease in both inorganic mercury and methylmercury concentrations in all tissues except the lung and heart compared to controls. However, percent methylmercury levels tended to increase with vitamin treatments.

The addition of megadoses of vitamin B12 fed either singularly or in combination with the other vitamins resulted in increased methylmercury concentrations in the liver, spleen, and kidney tissues ...


Analysis Of Processing Times Of Selected Quantity Food Production Formulas, Vivian Sue Connelly Jun 1972

Analysis Of Processing Times Of Selected Quantity Food Production Formulas, Vivian Sue Connelly

Masters Theses

The relationship of recipe processing time to number of servings, and pan size to number of servings was studied. These relationships are a prerequisite to the development of standard times for production tasks. Two recipe processing steps, panning pork chops and panning and dredging meat cubes were selected; the physical conditions influencing the performance of the steps were identified and controls defined. The variables were 100, 300, 500 and 700 servings and two pan sizes, counter pans (20 x 12 x 2-1/2 inches) and bun pans (18 x 26 x 3/4 inches).

Time required to prepare the processing ...


The Relationship Between Fluctuations In Hemlines And Stock Market Averages From 1921 To 1971, Mary Ann Mabry Dec 1971

The Relationship Between Fluctuations In Hemlines And Stock Market Averages From 1921 To 1971, Mary Ann Mabry

Masters Theses

The purpose of this research was to study selected economic factors underlying the fluctuations of hemlines and stock market averages from 1921 to 1971, and to determine any effect of these fluctuations on the upper and middle classes of society who wore these hum lengths. Hypotheses were:

1. There will be a relationship between fluctuations in hemlines and stock market averages from 1921 to 1971 which will be affected by prevalent economic factors operant at the time.

2. A study of hemline fluctuations of both the upper and middle classes from 1921 to 1971 will reveal a time lag between ...


Food Service Personnel Training And Employment Needs In East Tennessee Hospitals, Betty Ingle Foster Aug 1970

Food Service Personnel Training And Employment Needs In East Tennessee Hospitals, Betty Ingle Foster

Masters Theses

Training and employment needs for food service personnel employed in 20 randomly selected hospitals in East Tennessee were studied. Hospital administrators and heads of dietary departments answered questionnaires and participated in personal interviews.

Shortage of adequately trained food service personnel existed. Thirty percent of the heads of dietary departments had earned baccalaureate degrees, 15 percent were members of the American Dietetic Association; whereas 10 percent had not graduated from high school. Eighty percent had participated in food service training programs prior to current employment with 65 percent participating in the last two years. Five percent of the remaining food service ...


The Influence Of The Home Builders On Residential Lighting In The Greater Knoxville Area In 1967, Peggy Poling Kimsey Jul 1968

The Influence Of The Home Builders On Residential Lighting In The Greater Knoxville Area In 1967, Peggy Poling Kimsey

Masters Theses

A study was made of members of the Greater Knoxville Home Builders Association in regard to their lighting techniques. The purpose was to obtain information about the background and/or training of the builder, the influence on residential lighting and the method used to determine the lighting plan.

A questionnaire was developed by the writer and mailed to 88 members of the Home Builders Association. Responses were received from 48. The data were analyzed by tabulating the responses of the builders to the questions asked.

The results indicated that the builders had background favorable to house construction but not to ...


The Development Of A Device For The Evaluation Of The Textiles And Clothing Core Course, Katie May Varnell Aug 1967

The Development Of A Device For The Evaluation Of The Textiles And Clothing Core Course, Katie May Varnell

Masters Theses

(Introduction)

Evaluation, as an integral part of the teaching-learning process, is of prime importance to those involved with educational programs. Institutions of higher learning are faced with the difficult task of presenting an integration of knowledge among numerous fields of interest. Evaluating progress, or the lack of progress, of student comprehension of this integration of knowledge is an essential aspect of this task. Evaluation of a course involves the clarification of objectives, the development and use of a variety of ways of assessing changes in students, meaningful ways of summarizing and interpreting that evidence, and use of the information gained ...


An Investigation Of Written Church Comments Concerning Modesty As Observed In Women's Dress In The United States From 1900-1964, Barbara Alice Waln Aug 1965

An Investigation Of Written Church Comments Concerning Modesty As Observed In Women's Dress In The United States From 1900-1964, Barbara Alice Waln

Masters Theses

Purpose of the study:

The purpose of this study was to survey the extent of religious comments dealing with modesty as observed in women's dress in the United States from 1900-1964. The intent was to study written comments, condemnations, and restrictions made by the church or synagogue against certain types of women's apparel on the grounds that they indicated immodest or improper dress and to determine the extent of the religious concern with women's apparel as expressed in the sources available.

In the past the church or synagogue played an important part in influencing women's dress ...


Health Insurance Status Of Selected Rural Families In Sevier County, Tennessee, Willie F. Felder Aug 1964

Health Insurance Status Of Selected Rural Families In Sevier County, Tennessee, Willie F. Felder

Masters Theses

Expenses incurred as a result of illness or accident can be an insurmountable threat to the economic security of many families. While it is known that in Tennessee over 2,500,000 persons had some form of health insurance protection in 1962 (19, p. 27), no data are available, so far as the writer was able to ascertain, on how rural families in the state have attempted to make provision against the risk of extensive health costs.

Enrollment of selected groups of rural families in health insurance programs has been reported in a number of studies made in various sections ...


A Study Of Time Use In Relation To Selected Homemaking Activities Carried On By Full-Time And Employed Rural Homemakers In Sevier County, Tennessee, Ocie Jones O'Brien Aug 1958

A Study Of Time Use In Relation To Selected Homemaking Activities Carried On By Full-Time And Employed Rural Homemakers In Sevier County, Tennessee, Ocie Jones O'Brien

Masters Theses

The purpose of this study is to compare the time used in certain homemaking activities and community participation by full-time and employed rural homemakers to determine:

1. If there are differences in the use of time for these activities by the two groups.

2. The relationship between time spent in these activities and such factors as: a. Family composition b. Ownership of household equipment c. Condition of the house d. Attitude of homemakers toward these activities

3ยท If employed homemakers use certain work simplification methods to a greater extent than do full-time homemakers.

4. If there is any significant difference ...


A Study Of The Teaching Methods Reported As Having Been Used By Home Economics Teachers In Vocational Classes Of The High Schools In The Roanoke District Of Virginia, 1949-50, Lois Naomi Oliver Aug 1952

A Study Of The Teaching Methods Reported As Having Been Used By Home Economics Teachers In Vocational Classes Of The High Schools In The Roanoke District Of Virginia, 1949-50, Lois Naomi Oliver

Masters Theses

(From Purpose and Plan of Study)

The major purposes of this study were:

1. To find out what teaching methods were used most frequently by teachers in the various areas of home economics.

2. To find out whether teaching methods used seemed to produce satisfying results in terms of (a) pupil's liking for a subject matter area and (b) pupil's achievement.


A Study Of The Factors Affecting The Organization Of An Adult Program In Homemaking Education In Eastern Virginia, Rowena Briel Hopper Dec 1950

A Study Of The Factors Affecting The Organization Of An Adult Program In Homemaking Education In Eastern Virginia, Rowena Briel Hopper

Masters Theses

(From Purpose of the Paper)

To study the present status of the homemaking program for adults in the vocational homemaking program in 20 school divisions of Eastern Virginia in order to secure information which might be helpful in improving and extending the program.


A Way Of Living Study Of Thirty Families In Divernon, Illinois, Lucy A. Parkey Aug 1940

A Way Of Living Study Of Thirty Families In Divernon, Illinois, Lucy A. Parkey

Masters Theses

Introduction:

This is a study of thirty families living in Divernon, Illinois and the surrounding area. The aim is to picture the homes; their furnishings; the size of the families; the education, religion, social and physical conditions; the incomes and their savings and investments.

The subject was selected because the investigator felt the information learned might help her when planning a course of study in home economics for the Divernon Township High School. She felt that her teaching might become more effective if the home economics course of study was planned to meet the needs of the particular community.

The ...


A Study Of Personal Accounts Of Fifty South Carolina High School Girls, Vera Burnette Aug 1939

A Study Of Personal Accounts Of Fifty South Carolina High School Girls, Vera Burnette

Masters Theses

[From the Introduction]

The three-fold purpose of this study was to learn, (1) something of the amount spent on or by selected high school girls; (2) what they buy; (3) the price paid for various articles bought by or for the girls.

The material for this study was secured by having each girl in the home economics classes in the Greenville Senior High School, Greenville, South Carolina keep an account of everything that was spent for her individually by her family, for the school year 1938 to 1939. It was made clear to each girl that this was a personal ...


A Study Of Homemaking Activities And Related Interests Of A Selected Group Of Girls In The South Knoxville (Tennessee) Junior High School, Emily Topper Garnar Jun 1939

A Study Of Homemaking Activities And Related Interests Of A Selected Group Of Girls In The South Knoxville (Tennessee) Junior High School, Emily Topper Garnar

Masters Theses

(From the Introduction)

One of the most important problems confronting educational leaders today is that of building a curriculum which will better meet the needs of the individual and the community in which he lives. It is hoped that such a program will make it possible to give students more intelligent guidance in adjusting themselves to the world around them in performing efficiently the persistent problems of everyday living.


A Comparison Of Living Conditions Of Selected Farm, Farm-Industrial And Industrial Families Near Kingsport And Bristol, Tennessee, Rolien Ashland Rhea Aug 1938

A Comparison Of Living Conditions Of Selected Farm, Farm-Industrial And Industrial Families Near Kingsport And Bristol, Tennessee, Rolien Ashland Rhea

Masters Theses

(From Introduction - abbreviated)

The purpose of this survey was to study the effect of three sources of income on family living conditions: incomes derived from industry; from agriculture; and from a combination of industry and agriculture.

The findings of such a study may be useful in showing the needs of Tennessee homes and thus furnish a basis for home economics courses of study and for training educational and social workers to adapt their work to home and family needs.


A Study Of The Practices Of A Selected Group Of Fifty Employed Women In Knox County In The Buying And Care Of Hosiery, Ruth Deford Jun 1938

A Study Of The Practices Of A Selected Group Of Fifty Employed Women In Knox County In The Buying And Care Of Hosiery, Ruth Deford

Masters Theses

(Conclusions) The writer has drawn the following conclusions based on this study of the buying practices of a selected group of fifty employed women: (1) Some concerted effort should be made to teach people the meaning of terms used in advertising and selling hose. (2) Appearance and serviceability seem to be important factors in buying hose, but appearance makes a stronger appeal. (3) Generally speaking, price paid does not seem to be an indication of service which can be expected.


The Clothing Expenditures Of 542 Tennessee Families, Blanche Ellen Hinds Aug 1936

The Clothing Expenditures Of 542 Tennessee Families, Blanche Ellen Hinds

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Clothing Expenditures Of 542 Tennessee Families, Blanche Hinds Aug 1936

The Clothing Expenditures Of 542 Tennessee Families, Blanche Hinds

Masters Theses

Introduction: This study is an analysis of the expenditures of approximately 550 Tennessee families classified by age, occupation, and sex groups for clothing purchased, ready-to-wear and made-at-home, during the year 1932 - 1933. The data were collected during the time between August, 1933, and May, 1934, and referred to the year previous.

The survey method was used for this study, which is part of the Tennessee Living Study. Questionnaires were used for the recording of the data and were filled in by special workers during visits with the families. While the author of this study, did not make the form for ...


A Study Of Living Conditions In The Pittman Center Community, 1934-35, Juanita Maupin Aug 1936

A Study Of Living Conditions In The Pittman Center Community, 1934-35, Juanita Maupin

Masters Theses

Purpose of this Study: To determine how the families of Pittman Community live as to: Property, Housing conditions, Conveniences and work areas, Health and sanitation, Social and educational factors, Operating expenses, Foods furnished by farms and food supplies purchased, and Indications of adequacy of diet.

An effort was also made to determine the cost of clothing, but this was found to be impossible, as most of the families bought their clothing from a second-hand clothing shop at a very low cost and made the clothing over into the desired garments. As there was no fixed price for this clothing, the ...