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2005

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Online Academic Libraries And Distance Learning, Merilyn Burke, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson Oct 2011

Online Academic Libraries And Distance Learning, Merilyn Burke, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

Although educational institutions create courses and programs for distance learners, they often omit the support component that librarians and accrediting organizations consider critical.


Online Academic Libraries And Distance Learning, Merilyn Burke, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson May 2011

Online Academic Libraries And Distance Learning, Merilyn Burke, Bruce Levin, Ardis Hanson

Merilyn S Burke

Although educational institutions create courses and programs for distance learners, they often omit the support component that librarians and accrediting organizations consider critical.


Internet Accessibility And Usage Among Urban Adolescents In Southern California: Implications For Web-Based Health Research, C. Anderson Johnson, Ping Sun, Jennifer B. Unger, Paula Palmer, Peggy E. Gallaher, Chih-Ping Chou, Steve Sussman, Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati Oct 2005

Internet Accessibility And Usage Among Urban Adolescents In Southern California: Implications For Web-Based Health Research, C. Anderson Johnson, Ping Sun, Jennifer B. Unger, Paula Palmer, Peggy E. Gallaher, Chih-Ping Chou, Steve Sussman, Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

The World Wide Web (WWW) poses a distinct capability to offer interventions tailored to the individual’s characteristics. To fine tune the tailoring process, studies are needed to explore how Internet accessibility and usage are related to demographic, psychosocial, behavioral, and other health related characteristics. This study was based on a cross-sectional survey conducted on 2373 7th grade students of various ethnic groups in Southern California. Measures of Internet use included Internet use at school or at home, Email use, chat-room use, and Internet favoring. Logistic regressions were conducted to assess the associations between Internet uses with selected demographic, psychosocial ...


Intention To Seek Information On Cancer Genetics, James E. Andrews, J. David Johnson, Donald O. Case, Suzanne L. Allard, Kimberly Kelly Jul 2005

Intention To Seek Information On Cancer Genetics, James E. Andrews, J. David Johnson, Donald O. Case, Suzanne L. Allard, Kimberly Kelly

Communication Faculty Publications

Objective. The public has a high interest in seeking personal genetic information, which holds implications for health information seeking research and health care policy. Rapid advances in cancer genetics research promise early detection, prevention and treatment, yet consumers may have greater difficulty finding and using the information they may need to make informed decisions regarding their personal health and the future of their families.

Design. A statewide telephone survey was conducted of non-institutionalized Kentucky residents 18 years of age or older to investigate factors associated with the intention to seek cancer genetics information, including the need for such information seeking ...


Prevalence And Profiling: Hazing Among College Students And Points Of Intervention, Michelle Campo, Gretchen Poulos, John Sipple Feb 2005

Prevalence And Profiling: Hazing Among College Students And Points Of Intervention, Michelle Campo, Gretchen Poulos, John Sipple

Michelle L. Campo

Objective: To examine university students' attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs related to hazing. Methods: A random and representative sample of students completed a web-based survey regarding team-building and initiation behaviors (N=736). Results: Thirty-six percent of the respondents participated in hazing. Greeks, males, varsity athletes, leaders, and upperclassmen were more likely to engage in hazing. Students who engaged in hazing were more likely to engage in positive team-building activities. Conclusions: Hazing is occurring on campus, although not always recognized as such by students. Various factors that would enable someone to stop a hazing situation are addressed.


Beyond 'Hot Lips' And 'Big Nurse': Creative Writing And Nursing, Sandra Young Jan 2005

Beyond 'Hot Lips' And 'Big Nurse': Creative Writing And Nursing, Sandra Young

English Faculty Publications

This essay describes a special topics creative writing course designed for nursing students, and argues that creative writing strategies work to improve nurses' compositional skills. Also discussed are other potential benefits from creatively writing patients' lives, notably, the blending of arts and sciences, and the ways in which medical schools are encouraging their students to study the humanities, especially literature and creative writing. The essay includes student creative writing samples.

The essay also discusses the depiction of nurses in popular culture. M*A*S*H*, Richard Hooker’s black comedy about the antics of doctors and nurses during the Korean ...


A Call To Action On Adolescent Mental Health, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Daniel Romer Jan 2005

A Call To Action On Adolescent Mental Health, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Daniel Romer

Departmental Papers (ASC)

No abstract provided.