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The Effects Of Dietitian Weight And Self-Disclosure About Weight On Women's Evaluations Of Registered Dietitians, Wendy Elizabeth Bounds Dec 2002

The Effects Of Dietitian Weight And Self-Disclosure About Weight On Women's Evaluations Of Registered Dietitians, Wendy Elizabeth Bounds

Doctoral Dissertations

This study investigated the effects of dietitian weight status, dietitian self-disclosure about personal weight issues, and participant weight status on participants' initial perceptions and evaluations of registered dietitians. The research design was a randomized 2x2x2 factorial design consisting of 2 dietitian weight status conditions (normal weight and obese), 2 dietitian self-disclosure conditions (absence or presence of self-disclosure about personal weight issues), and 2 participant weight status conditions (normal weight and obese). A simulated nutrition counseling situation was developed in which participants were shown a photograph of a dietitian and then listened to an audio recording of an overview of nutrition ...


Carnitine, Choline And Caffeine Promote Fat Loss And Metabolism In Rats And Humans, Nobuko Hongu May 2002

Carnitine, Choline And Caffeine Promote Fat Loss And Metabolism In Rats And Humans, Nobuko Hongu

Doctoral Dissertations

Interaction of two nutrients, carnitine and choline, has been reported. Choline supplementation causes a significant conservation of carnitine in normal healthy humans and guinea pigs. The choline supplementation promoted tissue carnitine accretion, particularly in skeletal muscle of guinea pigs, and livers of rats. Also, choline supplemented guinea pigs had lower percentage of carcass fat and higher percentage of protein but the body weights or the respiratory quotient (RQ) were not affected.

Based on these observations, we hypothesized that a combination of choline and carnitine may further increase carnitine accretion by tissues, and if energy needs were increased by exercise and ...


The Relationship Of Market Conditions, Management Practices, And Medical Staff Attributes To Operating Profit Of Small Rural Hospitals In The Carolinas, Larry Lee Isley May 2002

The Relationship Of Market Conditions, Management Practices, And Medical Staff Attributes To Operating Profit Of Small Rural Hospitals In The Carolinas, Larry Lee Isley

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship of the profitability of market conditions, management practices, and medical staff attributes of small, rural hospitals operating in North Carolina and South Carolina. The study included six research questions to measure the three independent variables.

Correlation coefficient using Spearman's Rho and Pearson Correlations were utilized to evaluate the relationship between profit and medical staff attributes and market conditions. A student's t-test evaluated management's decision to merge the rural hospital with a multi-hospital health system.

Results showed a statistically significant correlation (p < .05) between small, rural hospitals' profit and market conditions and medical staff attributes. The study concluded that rural hospitals in the Carolinas are in financial trouble, and senior leadership must broaden their understanding and involvement in the infrastructure of their local communities to form partnerships linking the success of each together.


Advantages And Disadvantages Of Home Ownership And Home Types, Leona K. Hawks, Tawnee Mccay Apr 2002

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Home Ownership And Home Types, Leona K. Hawks, Tawnee Mccay

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This publication gives the advantages and disadvantages of home ownership. It also gives details on different types of homes that are available today.


An Evaluation Of Germ City : Finding A Suitable Design, Suzanne Cherie Lusher Jan 2002

An Evaluation Of Germ City : Finding A Suitable Design, Suzanne Cherie Lusher

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

Evaluations are used to determine a program’s merit. “Germ City” utilizes experiential learning of adequate hand washing skills. An elementary school in southwestern West Virginia served to determine if the evaluation design for “Germ City” would prove to be an effective assessment for the hand-washing program. Four hundred and eighty-four participants completed an eight-question pre/post test; one hundred and forty-nine students underwent a hand quadrant evaluation. In addition, a soap and paper towel usage log was recorded. Fifty-four percent of the participants were male, forty-six percent female (n=483) with a mean grade level of 3.6 (n ...


Apparel Shopping Behaviors Among Korean Female Tourists , Jung Choi Jan 2002

Apparel Shopping Behaviors Among Korean Female Tourists , Jung Choi

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to develop profiles of apparel shopping behaviors among Korean female tourists in the U.S. More specifically, the objectives were to (1) inductively generate distinguishable variables for clothing benefits, clothing involvement, and shopping behavior of Korean female tourists, (2) identify clusters of Korean female tourists with common benefits, involvement, and behavior, and (3) examine the profiles for potential differences in travel motivations, tourism activities, travel planning styles, and cultural values.;A self-administered questionnaire was developed based on the results of background interviews and previously existing instruments. The instrument was completed by a convenience sample of Korean ...


Older Female (55+) Consumers' Apparel Shopping And Life Satisfaction: An Application Of Activity Theory , Hyun-Mee Joung Jan 2002

Older Female (55+) Consumers' Apparel Shopping And Life Satisfaction: An Application Of Activity Theory , Hyun-Mee Joung

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to explore older female consumers' social activities, apparel shopping orientations, apparel shopping activities, and life satisfaction. The objectives of this study were to determine whether or not differences existed between older female consumers aged 55--64 and those aged over 65 and between urban and rural consumers in activities, apparel shopping orientations, and apparel shopping activities. In addition, this study suggested a nomological model based on the literature to guide the examination of relationships among older female consumers' characteristics, activities, apparel shopping orientations, apparel shopping activities, and life satisfaction.;The population of interest was older female consumers ...


Comparison Of The Fashion Adopted By Young Women In The United States And South Korea In The 1970s , Eundeok Kim Jan 2002

Comparison Of The Fashion Adopted By Young Women In The United States And South Korea In The 1970s , Eundeok Kim

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is first, to describe the fashion adopted by young women within two different cultures---the United States and Korea---in the 1970s; second, to analyze qualitatively the differences and similarities of the fashion in the two cultures, and third, interpret the reasons for the similarities and differences in historical, cultural, and socio-psychological contexts.;This study adopted a qualitative approach. The procedures were as followings: First, examining magazines and compiling a stimulus set to use during interviews, second preliminary interviews, third sample selection, fourth, data collection, and finally data analysis. For data collection, in-depth interviews with open-ended questions ...


Radon, Leona K. Hawks, Andria B. Hansen Jan 2002

Radon, Leona K. Hawks, Andria B. Hansen

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No abstract provided.


Do You Have Snowblower Safety Tips?, Richard Beard Jan 2002

Do You Have Snowblower Safety Tips?, Richard Beard

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No abstract provided.


Do You Have Tips For Selecting A Bicycle Helmet?, Karen Biers Jan 2002

Do You Have Tips For Selecting A Bicycle Helmet?, Karen Biers

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No abstract provided.


Water, Leona K. Hawks, Andria B. Hansen Jan 2002

Water, Leona K. Hawks, Andria B. Hansen

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No abstract provided.


How Can I Protect My Skin From The Sun?, Louise Young Jan 2002

How Can I Protect My Skin From The Sun?, Louise Young

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No abstract provided.


Lead, Leona K. Hawks, Andria B. Hansen Jan 2002

Lead, Leona K. Hawks, Andria B. Hansen

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No abstract provided.


Research On Urban Community College Transfer And Retention: The Los Angeles Truccs Project, Linda Serra Hagedorn, Bill Maxwell Dec 2001

Research On Urban Community College Transfer And Retention: The Los Angeles Truccs Project, Linda Serra Hagedorn, Bill Maxwell

Linda Serra Hagedorn

This is a report on the Los Angeles Transfer and Retention of Urban Community College Students (TRUCCS) Project, which tracks approximately 5,000 community college students from nine campuses of the Los Angeles Community College District in order to gather information on retention and persistence. The project also investigates urban community college student patterns of reverse transfer, remediation, and social integration. The report indicates that the student ethnic and age diversity in the TRUCCS project reflects the total ethnic and age diversity of the Los Angeles Community College District, with Hispanic and African-American students representing a majority of the total ...