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176 Effect of activity-staging strategies for engaging psychological need on valenced intentionality toward nature among youth in a residential treatment programYost, Erik BrendonThe purpose of this study is to examine the effects of activity staging strategies designed to target the basic psychological needs of autonomy, competence, and relatedness on valenced intentionality toward nature in teen-age male students enrolled in a residential treatment program. Procedures invo...Parks, Recreation & Tourism
177 Purification and characterization of an expressed peptide representing the regulatory domain of the gamma subunit of phosphorylase kinase.Siath, Daniel John.The C-terminal 110 residues of the gamma-subunit of phosphorylase kinase have been termed the regulatory domain and contain two calmodulin-binding subdomains. In order to structurally characterize this region of the gamma-subunit, a bacterial expression system was developed to produce a 5-residue s...Biochemistry
178 Left ventricular function in single vessel coronary artery disease patients.Van Hook, Stacy HeatonCoronary artery disease has long been a subject of intensive investigation. Few studies have thoroughly examined the effects that a single lesion in the left anterior descending coronary artery, the right coronary artery, or the circumflex coronary artery has been upon the left ventricle of the hum...Biomedical Informatics
179 Coronary risk intervention in a county health department setting.Trott, David C.This study set out to develop a model of arteriosclerotic heart disease (ASHD) risk intervention that could be implemented on the local health department level. Accordingly, efforts were made to maintain simplicity and to minimize costs. The study population comprised volunteer participants from t...Family & Preventive Medicine
180 Relationship of postoperative exercises to recovery of radical mastectomy patients.Pike, Doris JenkinsThe incidence of breast cancer is widespread and usually necessitates a radical mastectomy procedure. The literature is replete with articles suggesting that postoperative exercising is necessary to prevent edema and/or limitation of motion of the arm on the operative side9 when a radical mastectom...Nursing
181 Development of a system to measure electric charge on industrially-generated aerosol.White, Kenneth LynnA system for the measurement of net electrical charge on industrially-generated aerosol was designed, built, and tested. The system was then used to measure net change on welding fume and dust generated from sanding on fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP). The measuring apparatus consisisted of a s...Family & Preventive Medicine
182 Effects of occupational role strain, life change events, and prenatal risk factors on obstetrical outcomes in hospital nurses.Siebe, Rhonda K.The relationships between stress and pregnancy outcomes in hospital nurses were examined retrospectively. Nurses who had singleton pregnancies completed a questionnaire on perceived role strain, life changes, and perinatal complications. Role strain was significantly correlated to complications du...Nursing
183 Factors affecting the decision to breast-feed and success with breast-feeding.DeBlieck, Patricia, Sister, C;S;JThe purpose of this study was to identify some of the factors associated with a woman's decision to breast feed and those factors associated with a women's decision to bottle feed her newborn infant. The study was conducted in the prenatal-postpartum clinic and the in-patient maternity service of a...Nursing
184 Patterns of postnatal weight changes in very-low-birth-weight infants.Wilson, Sandra Lee.Factors that affect initial weight loss and gain in infants < 1.501 grams are numerous. The purpose of this retrospective study was to examine short-term, postnatal weight changes in the very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) and extremely-low-birth-weight (ELBW) infants at a university hospital. Sixty-two c...Nursing
185 Dimensions of illness behavior among urban Maya.Boyle, Joyceen SThe purpose of this research was to explore selected health-illness beliefs and practices of poor Indian households living in an urban Guatemalan city. The sample consisted of 22 households or 134 individuals. Differences in standards of living among households were related to income, occupation, ed...Nursing
186 Recovery from heart attack: psychological hazards and coping responses of middle aged and elderly patients and spouses.Rolando, JoAnn.This study describes, quantifies, and compares sources of stress and coping responses of 40 heart attack patients and 32 spouses and examines whether there are age differences in stress appraisal and coping responses. Lazarus' cognitive-phenomenological paradigm of psychological stress, development...Nursing
187 The direct effects of desoxycorticosterone on skeletal muscle electrolyte metabolism.Withrow, Clarence DeanIt has been found that the primary effects of DCA upon skeletal muscle, particularly the effect upon sodium movements, are masked by electrolyte shifts that are secondary to muscle potassium depletion. The muscle potassium depletion is caused by an action of DCA to promote potassium excretion via t...Pharmacology & Toxicology
188 Assessing atypical cases of anorexia nervosa.Braun, PaulaCardinal characteristics of typical anorexia nervosa were compared to characteristics of three children who exhibited features of atypical anorexia nervosa, who were subsequently diagnosed with physical disorders to which the anorexia was secondary. The differences between the characteristics of ty...Nursing
189 Tissue pharmacokinetics for prevention of hemodialysis vascular access stenosis.Goteti, Kosalaram.The amphetamine-like compounds have prominent effects on several neurotransmitter systems within the central nervous system. The administration of multiple doses of these stimulants produces profound and long-lasting decreases in neurochemical indices of dopamine and serotonergic systems as well as ...Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry
190 Characterization of the NF1 gene and its gene product, neurofibromin.Xu, Gangfeng CloningThe neurofibromatosis 1 gene (NFl) spans approximately 350 kb of genomic DNA. To develop a comprehensive screen for NFl mutations, I constructed a genomic DNA contig that included the entire NFl cDNA sequence. Using these genomic clones, I identified all intron-exon boundaries of the NFl coding regi...Human Genetics
191 Investigating colon tumor cell response to 5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine: analysis of the CDX2 promoter and its methylation status .Moore, Brent Christopher.Cytosine methylation silences gene activation and is indicative of an inactive chromatin state. This is especially true in tumors when tumor suppressor genes are silenced by methylation. Because methylation silencing is reversible, DNA methylation has been identified as a potential drug target. M...Oncological Sciences
192 Heparinized segmented polyurethaneurea surfaces with hydrophilic spacer groups.Park, Ki DongA new heparin-immobilized segmented polyurethaneurea (SPUU, BiomerĀ®) surface using hydrophilic PEO chain as a spacer was developed for surface modification by two different methods. The first method involved the in situ surface immobilization of heparin onto SPUU surface, and the other method utili...Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry
193 Branches: a collection of fictionPrimbs, JenniferI first began this collection of fiction with the intention of having the stories tie together. Ultimately that didn't happen; however, these stories are all connected in a way because most of the characters and circumstances are from my own life. In these stories I attempt not only to portray a fe...English
194 There is a time for everything: a study of menopausal/climacteric experiences of Sikh women in Canada.George, Theresa.This was an exploratory, descriptive study utilizing an ecological framework and a modified ethnographic methodology. The focus of the investigation was the meaning, expectations and experiences surrounding menopause and the climacteric of Sikh, Indo-Canadian women in Vancouver, British Columbia, Ca...Nursing
195 Comparison of middle component potentials of preterm infants with preterm infants who had intraventricular hemorrhage.Young, Beverly AFifteen preterm infants in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, University of Utah Medical Center, were studied in an attempt to describe the middle component response (8-50 msec post-stimulus) of the auditory evoked potentials. Five of the preterm infants had intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) without ...Nursing
196 Studies on NADH(NADPH)-cytochrome c reductase from yeast.Johnson, Mark Stephen.An NADH(NADPH)-cytochrome c reductase has been isolated from an acetone powder of a top ale yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Narragansett) with a purification of 67-fold, a recovery of 2.3% and a final specific activity of 0.406 moles min('-1) mg (U/mg), and 0.312 U/mg for NADH- and NADPH-dependent ...Biochemistry
197 Analysis of organizational changes contributing to job satisfaction of registered nurses at St. Mark's Hospital: implications for nursing.Hougaard, Judy EllenThe subject of job satisfaction is an important area of research in Nursing;. Those concerned with the delivery of hospital Nursing; service can benefit from efforts to understand more completely factors underlying nurses' attitudes toward their jobs. The purposes of this study were a) to describe...Nursing
198 Fetal heart rate as a predictor of sex.Nash, Teresa BurtThe purpose of this descriptive study was to determine the relationship between the fetal heart rate during the last trimester of pregnancy and the sex of the baby. The fetal heart rates of 51 subjects were auscultated and counted between 32 and 42 weeks of gestation with the use of ultrasound moni...Nursing
199 A comparison of job content and job descriptions among Utah laboratorians.Derricott, Harold RolandThe need for well-trained personnel in the medical laboratory setting has created a job market for those persons trained as medical technologists. Medical laboratory technicians and certified laboratory assistants have also taken advantage of the job market and have gained employment in the clinica...Biomedical Informatics
200 Dissecting the Role of ALP-1 and EAT-1 Proteins in Regulation of Muscle Structure and FunctionHan, Hsiao-FenThe purpose of this dissertation is to define how muscle cells maintain their contractile machinery and how a rhythmic muscle contraction is regulated. These studies employed C. elegans as a model system to characterize pathways required for normal muscle structure and function. With easy manipul...Oncological Sciences
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