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A Novel Interdisciplinary Course In Gerontechnology For Disseminating Computational Thinking, Hen-I Yang, Peter Martin, Debra Satterfield, Ryan Babbitt, Johnny S. Wong, Mack C. Shelley, Carl K. Chang 2019 Iowa State University

A Novel Interdisciplinary Course In Gerontechnology For Disseminating Computational Thinking, Hen-I Yang, Peter Martin, Debra Satterfield, Ryan Babbitt, Johnny S. Wong, Mack C. Shelley, Carl K. Chang

Peter Martin

While specialized knowledge and skills are the hallmark of modern society, the size and complexity of contemporary problems often require cooperative effort to analyze and solve. Therefore, experiences with skills, methodologies, and tools for effective interdisciplinary collaboration and structured problem solving are vital for preparing students for future academic and professional success. Meanwhile, computational systems have permeated much of modern professional and personal life, making computational thinking an essential skill for members of modern society. However, formal training in these techniques is primarily limited to students within computer science, mathematics, management of information systems, and engineering. At Iowa State University ...


Welcome Readers, Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, PhD 2019 University of the Incarnate Word

Welcome Readers, Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, Phd

Optometric Clinical Practice

Interim provost would like to welcome you as readers to our new journal, Optometric Clinical Practice.


Subconjunctival Orbital Fat Prolapse: Diagnosis And Management, Leonid Skorin, Jr., DO, OD, MS 2019 Mayo Clinic Health System

Subconjunctival Orbital Fat Prolapse: Diagnosis And Management, Leonid Skorin, Jr., Do, Od, Ms

Optometric Clinical Practice

Background:

Subconjunctival orbital fat prolapse is a benign condition and most patients who present with it are asymptomatic. Their main concern is the lesions' cosmetic appearance. Many other potentially dangerous orbital pathologies can mimic subconjunctival orbital fat prolapse. The excised orbital fat needs to be evaluated histopathologically to rule-out any malignancy. Surgical repair is straight-forward and cosmetically satisfying to patients.

Case Report:

A 79-year-old male presented with subconjunctival orbital fat prolapse. He wanted the lesion removed for cosmetic reasons. The prolapsed orbital fat was excised successfully and histopathologic analysis confirmed the benign nature of his lesion.

Conclusion:

Optometrists should be ...


Presumed Diffuse Unilateral Subacute Neuroretinitis: A Review Supported By A Unique Case, Kirsti K. Ramirez, OD, Joseph Pizzimenti, OD, Jeannette Wong-Powell, OD, Jeffrey Rabin, OD 2019 University of the Incarnate Word

Presumed Diffuse Unilateral Subacute Neuroretinitis: A Review Supported By A Unique Case, Kirsti K. Ramirez, Od, Joseph Pizzimenti, Od, Jeannette Wong-Powell, Od, Jeffrey Rabin, Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

Diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis (DUSN) is a rare, sight-threatening inflammatory condition caused by a nematode. It typically affects healthy children and young adults. Various nematodes have been implicated, including those that originate from dogs and raccoons. Late stage findings include optic nerve atrophy, retinal arterial attenuation, “retinitis pigmentosa-like” retinal pigmentary changes, and central and peripheral vision loss. We present a case study of long-standing DUSN. The combination of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and visual electrophysiology testing proved invaluable in establishing a presumptive diagnosis of this rare condition.


Inaugural Editorial, Paul B. Freeman, OD 2019 University of the Incarnate Word

Inaugural Editorial, Paul B. Freeman, Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief


Welcome Letter Of Introduction To Our New Journal - Optometric Clinical Practice, Timothy Wingert, OD 2019 University of the Incarnate Word

Welcome Letter Of Introduction To Our New Journal - Optometric Clinical Practice, Timothy Wingert, Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

On behalf of the entire editorial board, Timothy Wingert, OD, dean at the University of the Incarnate Word - Rosenberg School of Optometry, welcomes you to the inaugural issue of Optometric Clinical Practice. (ISSN: 2575-7717)


The Meaning And Motivation Of Children Participating In Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Pilot Study, Beth Laskowski, Melissa Y. Winkle, Whitney Lucas Molitor 2019 University of South Dakota

The Meaning And Motivation Of Children Participating In Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Pilot Study, Beth Laskowski, Melissa Y. Winkle, Whitney Lucas Molitor

People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice

Background: Despite claims that animal-assisted therapy is beneficial, there is limited empirical evidence supporting this. Current literature supports the physical, emotional, and psychological benefits an animal can provide, but few studies have explored the outcomes of incorporating an animal into skilled treatment facilitated by a healthcare professional. This study seeks to explore the effects of animal-assisted therapy in outpatient pediatric occupational therapy practice.

Purpose: The purpose of this research is to explore the meaningfulness and motivation animal-assisted therapy interventions provide for pediatric clients when compared with traditional occupational therapy treatment.

Methods: Researchers utilized a within-participants repeated-measures design for this study ...


Enhancing Quality Of Life Of People With Visual Impairments Through Aesthetic Techniques, Christia M. Labro 2019 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Enhancing Quality Of Life Of People With Visual Impairments Through Aesthetic Techniques, Christia M. Labro

Student Capstone Projects

Vision loss affects roughly 285 million people globally and is one of the leading causes of age-related disability which can lead to reduced quality of life (QoL) and increased levels of depression and anxiety (van der Aa, Bruin, van Rens, Twisk, & van Nispen, 2015). Occupational therapists have been involved in the rehabilitation of individuals with low vision since 1917 (Warren, 1995) and are significant to the low vision community due to their knowledge and expertise addressing occupational limitations while taking into consideration psychosocial factors that result from vision loss. However, there appears to be gaps in the literature related to ...


Nanomaterial-Agrichemical Interactions: Association Of Environmental Herbicides With Two-Dimensional Graphene Nanoplatelets, Nudar A. Bhuiya 2019 Purdue University

Nanomaterial-Agrichemical Interactions: Association Of Environmental Herbicides With Two-Dimensional Graphene Nanoplatelets, Nudar A. Bhuiya

The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research

Atrazine and glyphosate are the two most common agricultural herbicides used in the United States. Both herbicides can move in the environment, which results in contamination of drinking water sources. Graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) are an emerging nanoparticle with potential uses for the remediation of environmental contamination. The first aim of this study was to determine binding interactions between atrazine and GNPs to mimic a mixture composition. To determine binding interactions, GNPs with different functional groups (none, carboxylated, or aminylated) were evaluated. GNPs at concentrations of 0, 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 mg/ml were incubated with atrazine at 3 ...


Using And Misusing Legal Decisions: Why Anti-Vaccine Claims About Nvicp Cases Are Wrong, Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, Rachel Heap 2019 UC Hastings College of Law

Using And Misusing Legal Decisions: Why Anti-Vaccine Claims About Nvicp Cases Are Wrong, Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, Rachel Heap

Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology

No abstract provided.


Study Protocol For A Stepped-Wedge Randomized Cookstove Intervention In Rural Honduras: Household Air Pollution And Cardiometabolic Health, Bonnie N. Young, Jennifer L. Peel, Megan L. Benka-Coker, Sarah Rajkumar, Ethan S. Walker, Robert Brook, Tracy L. Nelson, John Volckens, Christian L'Orange, Nicholas Good, Casey Quinn, Joshua P. Keller, Zachary D. Weller, Sebastian Africano, Anibal Osorto Pinel, Maggie L. Clark 2019 Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Study Protocol For A Stepped-Wedge Randomized Cookstove Intervention In Rural Honduras: Household Air Pollution And Cardiometabolic Health, Bonnie N. Young, Jennifer L. Peel, Megan L. Benka-Coker, Sarah Rajkumar, Ethan S. Walker, Robert Brook, Tracy L. Nelson, John Volckens, Christian L'Orange, Nicholas Good, Casey Quinn, Joshua P. Keller, Zachary D. Weller, Sebastian Africano, Anibal Osorto Pinel, Maggie L. Clark

Health Sciences Faculty Publications

Growing evidence links household air pollution exposure from biomass-burning cookstoves to cardiometabolic disease risk. Few randomized controlled interventions of cookstoves (biomass or otherwise) have quantitatively characterized changes in exposure and indicators of cardiometabolic health, a growing and understudied burden in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Ideally, the solution is to transition households to clean cooking, such as with electric or liquefied petroleum gas stoves; however, those unable to afford or to access these options will continue to burn biomass for the foreseeable future. Wood-burning cookstove designs such as the Justa (incorporating an engineered combustion zone and chimney) have the potential ...


A Legacy Of Disease, Arthur L. Frank 2019 Drexel University

A Legacy Of Disease, Arthur L. Frank

Journal of Appalachian Health

In Appalachia, like much of America, there are important health issues that have not always been appropriately predicted or dealt with when they occur. Lifestyle issues in Appalachia lead to obesity and heart disease, not surprisingly due to extensive use of sugary drinks. The current opioid crisis could have been better predicted given the trauma of mining and the past abuse of less-potent narcotics. A continuing major problem in the whole country is inadequate support for preventive health activities.


Alumni Journal - Volume 90, Number 2, Loma Linda University School of Medicine 2019 Loma Linda University

Alumni Journal - Volume 90, Number 2, Loma Linda University School Of Medicine

Alumni Journal, School of Medicine

Description

Graduation 2019
13 | Graduation Feature

Features
28 | Disclosure of Medical Errors: In Favor of Full Disclosure
31 | Strangers: A poem by Eunice M. Marpaung '19
32 | Department Reports: Plastic Surgery and Preventive Medicine
36 | Graduation Locations
38 | Alumni Spotlight
39 | Historical Snapshot

Editorials
2 | Guest Editorial
4 | From the President
6 | From the Dean

News
7 | The Student Fund
8 | School of Medicine News
10 | Alumni News
11 | Wedding Announcements
12 | AIMS Report

In Memoriam
41 | Featured Obituary: Leonard L. Bailey '69
43 | Alumni Remembered


The Effect Of Democracy, Development, Religion And Science On Animal Welfare, Sydney Richardson 2019 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

The Effect Of Democracy, Development, Religion And Science On Animal Welfare, Sydney Richardson

Celebration of Learning

This project examined the determinants of animal welfare across five countries: India, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden and the United Stated. The dependent variable of animal welfare was measured based on the Animal Protection Index (API) developed by the World Protection, a global non-profit organization. Democracy, development, religion and science were major areas that were evaluated to determine if there were correlations with the API. Correlation with the API was tested by using the Pearson Correlation Coefficient. A Country’s Freedom House scores were used to evaluate Democracy. Development examined each country’s Human Development Index from the UN’s Human ...


Socioeconomic Status's Impact On The Experience Of Loneliness, Tessa Samuels 2019 University of Puget Sound

Socioeconomic Status's Impact On The Experience Of Loneliness, Tessa Samuels

Sociology & Anthropology Theses

Loneliness is a feeling that is nearly universal, yet some people are more vulnerable to prolonged exposures of the experience of loneliness. Due to the subjective nature of loneliness, there is minimal literature on loneliness without the variable of social isolation (Hawkley et al. 2008, Ryan et al. 2008, Kearns et al. 2015, Lee and Ishii-Kuntz 1987) or social capital (Benner and Wang 2014, Andersson 1998, Ryan et al. 2008, Kearns et al. 2015) involved. There are numerous variables that impact loneliness. One must consider age — there has been solid gerontology research that reveals that elderly people are less mobile ...


We Are Constantly Expected To Disregard Ourselves And Our Personal Needs: Addressing The Daily Stressors Of Private Emergency Medical Services, Erich Jimenez Bonilla 2019 California State University - San Bernardino

We Are Constantly Expected To Disregard Ourselves And Our Personal Needs: Addressing The Daily Stressors Of Private Emergency Medical Services, Erich Jimenez Bonilla

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

Background Private Emergency Medical Services serve a vital role in the community, as such they are subject to job related stress. Currently, there is a limited amount of research related to the stressors related to the job.

Objective The purpose of this study was to define the type of daily stressors faced by Private EMS personnel and investigate how they impact their Sense of Coherence.

Study Design A mixed methods approach was used in this study to obtain the necessary data. Semi-structured one-on-one interviews were conducted with current employees of an EMS agency that provides 911 service in their ...


Integrating Digital App Technologies Within Traditional Expressive Arts Therapy For Children And Adolescents, Sarah Storjohann 2019 Lesley University

Integrating Digital App Technologies Within Traditional Expressive Arts Therapy For Children And Adolescents, Sarah Storjohann

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

In recent years, technology in the form of digital applications (apps) has emerged as a fundamental aspect of everyday life as well as a practical, convenient, and inexpensive tool for artistic self-expression, most notably amongst children and adolescents. Ninety-eight percent of U.S. households currently possess some form of mobile device (Rideout, 2017), with an estimated 95% of U.S. teenagers ages 13 to 17 owning a Smartphone (Anderson & Jiang, 2018). As digital natives, children and adolescents are more likely to identify with and connect to these arts-based methods. Clinician perspective concerning digital integration varies across a wide spectrum. Through a critical review of the existing literature, this research investigated the current state of digital app technology within the field of Expressive Arts Therapies, as well as potential benefits and drawbacks to the integration of this artistic media. Expressive Arts Therapy is predicated on the multimodal nature of artistic forms. Modality-specific apps within art, music, and dance therapy disciplines have garnered encouraging findings; however, no authentic multimodal digital app currently exists. This research explored the intermodal possibilities of both singular modality apps as well as those quantitatively examined in other mental-health related fields. Additionally ...


The Effects Of Nap Duration On Sleep Inertia And Physical Performance, Angela Petretta 2019 James Madison University

The Effects Of Nap Duration On Sleep Inertia And Physical Performance, Angela Petretta

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

PURPOSE: To assess the effects of 15 and 30-min naps on 3-km time trial performance and peak muscle strength. METHODS: Six recreationally trained college-aged participants visited the lab on 4 separate occasions. During each visit, participants completed a peak strength test, and a 3-km time trial following the nap condition. For the muscle strength test, peak isokinetic leg extension strength was assessed. The 3-km time trial was computer simulated time of completion and average power output was recorded. Nap conditions were: no-nap, 15-minute nap, and 30-minute nap. One-Way (nap condition) and Repeated Measures ANOVA’s (time x nap condition) were ...


Understanding The Help-Seeking Behaviors Of Student-Athletes: Effect Of A Multidisciplinary Healthcare Team And The Perception Of Barriers And Facilitators For Seeking Help, Lauren M. Sander 2019 James Madison University

Understanding The Help-Seeking Behaviors Of Student-Athletes: Effect Of A Multidisciplinary Healthcare Team And The Perception Of Barriers And Facilitators For Seeking Help, Lauren M. Sander

Masters Theses

This study was aimed at identifying barriers and facilitators that influence help-seeking as well as the effect of implementing an integrated healthcare approach based on current recommendations. A total of 411 student-athletes from 18 intercollegiate teams at a mid-major Division I institution in the mid-Atlantic region completed a 12–item instrument comprised of ten quantitative items and two open-ended questions. The quantitative data was analyzed using SPSS software, and a constant comparative method was used to code responses from the open-ended questions. Findings suggested a prevalence of mental health challenges among student-athletes, especially overwhelming stress, struggles with time management, and ...


An Analysis Of Providers’ Perceived Barriers To Contraceptive Access And Reproductive Healthcare, Ashley Weadick 2019 University of Rhode Island

An Analysis Of Providers’ Perceived Barriers To Contraceptive Access And Reproductive Healthcare, Ashley Weadick

Senior Honors Projects

The field of Reproductive Healthcare covers nearly every aspect of women’s health. Even during non-reproductive years, Reproductive Healthcare is important for women because it provides medical care often essential to their lives before and after child-bearing years. Contraception is needed by many women before they wish to have children, and after they have any children they choose to have, they may again wish to use contraception or they may require help with postpartum care. One of many reasons why Reproductive Healthcare is so important is because it explains the wide array of options available when it comes to methods ...


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