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A Correlational Study on the Bibliometric/Citation Analysis Variables Affecting the Quality of Resources Used in Ed.D. Applied Dissertation Reference Lists at NSU and Selected Ed.D. Programs at First-Tier Carnegie Research Institutions in the United States

The researchers' previous research (Brydges & Tunon, 2005; Tunon & Brydges, 2004) demonstrated that citation analysis in conjunction withobjective and subjective rubrics can be used to...

An Investigation into the Effects of Low Intensity Laser Therapy on Conduction Velocity and Amplitude of Large Diameter Myelinated Sensory Fibers of the Median Nerve and its Correlation with Current Perception Threshold in Normal Subjects

Purpose: Low intensity laser therapy (LILT) is claimed to reduce the pain of myofacial and neuropathic origin. The mechanism of this action, however, is unclear. One possibility is that photonic...

A Post-Hoc Investigation of Factors Contributing to Attrition from the Computing Technology in Education Doctoral Program in the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences

The Computing Technology in Education doctoral program (DCTE) in the Graduate School of Computer and Information Science (GSCIS) currently realizes an attrition rate of over 60%, a figure nearly...

Automated Recognition of Dyskinesia and Motor Fluctuation in Patients with Parkinson's Disease Using Surface Electromyography

Clinically, the hallmarks of Parkinson's Disease (PD) include bradykinesia, rigidity and tremor. Levadopa, together with a decarboxylase inhibitor, continues to be the standard of therapy for...

Behavioral Risk Factors in Type-2 Diabetes; Associations with Cognitive Appraisal Type and Psychological Distress

While type-2 diabetes has a genetic component, managing diabetes is lifestyle-dependent and prognosis is associated with obesity, smoking, and other behavioral factors. These behavioral risk...

Caries and Feeding Patterns in South Florida Preschool Children

Although results of national surveys indicate that the incidence of dental caries has decreased in the United States. Regional studies suggest the incidence and prevalence of dental disease are...

Design and Test of Prediction Markets to Aid IS Project Planning: A Field Study

It is well known that IS projects fail to achieve the desired objectives with alarming regularity and early prediction of potential failures can have a considerable economic impact of IS projects....

Designing Interdisciplinary Health Professions Curricula for the Future

Introduction: In order to prepare health care practitioners to deliver quality patient care services, health professions education, by necessity, must foster integrated multidisciplinary practice....

Development of Biocompatibility and Embryotoxicity Testing Methods at NSU as an Alternative to Animal Experimentation

Every year in the United States, millions of animals including monkey's, rats, mice, rabbits, cats, and dogs suffer experimentation to test the biocompatibility of products before they are...

Effects of Myofascial Release Treatment on Post-Operative Sequelae of C-Section

Post-operative pain and other adverse treatment reactions following cesarean (c-) section often require high doses of narcotics and other medications, resulting in poor return to normal bowel...

Hoxb13 Gene Silencing by Small Interference RNA

Severe scarring is one of the most serious complications after cleft lip and palate surgeries. Homeobox gene Hoxb13 has been reported to play a role in scarless wound healing process. Recent adult...

Implementation and Evaluation of Strategies to Increase Self-Efficacy Perceptions and Academic Achievement in Teenaged Mothers Enrolled in an Alternative School

The proposed project will examine an academically at-risk group of approximately 60 teenaged mothers and pregnant teens (teen moms) to determine the relationship, if any, between self-efficacy...

Laboratory Assessment of Plant Extracts to Improve Oral Health

Investigations of oral health among Americans have shown that almost everyone suffers from oral diseases during their lifetime. The creation of improved healthcare products is essential to prevent...

Mapping the Relationship Between Physician Density and Breast Cancer Mortality in the State of Florida: A Geographic Information Systems Approach

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, and the second leading cause of cancer mortality in women in the United States. The distribution of breast cancer mortality varies among geographic...

Ongoing Research: Emergent Literacy Skills Enhancement

The present multidisciplinary, collaborative study will explore the efficacy of an enhancement to early childhood curriculum designed to promote reading readiness among preschoolers. The benefits...

Platelet Response to Aspirin and Clopidogrel Therapy in Outpatients Following an Acute Coronary Syndrome Event

Antiplatelet therapy is the cornerstone of pharmacotherapeutic management of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), a general term for the cardiac events that can result from atherosclerotic plaque-related...

Project A+ (Autism + Mathematics = Communication)

Autism is a complex, neurological disorder that affects as many as 1 in every 166 students. At present, there is no known cure for autism. However, most experts agree that early intervention plays...

Relationship Between Fitness Levels and Eye Health in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

Need/Background: Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions. Obesity and lack of fitness correlate with rise in numbers diagnosed annually. Diabetes is a multi-system disease, impacting all...

Sense of Self, Sense of Other: Life Stories and Encounters of Palestinian and Israeli Émigrés to the United States

The conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis has raged for over one hundred years. One result of this conflict is that many Palestinians and Israelis have immigrated to the United States....

Surveillance of Childhood Obesity: A Preliminary Investigation of Obesity and Overweight Children in a High-Risk Child and Adolescent Population

Obesity is one of the most common behavioral health problems observed in childhood and its prevalence has been increasing rapidly. Recent estimates suggest that childhood obesity has risen nearly...

The Effects of Sex Hormones on Tissue Water Content and Skin Blood Flow: Implications for Therapy of Premenopausal Women with Postmastectomy Arm Lymphedema

Lymphedema and arm swelling after surgery and/or radiotherapy for breast cancer is a major complication in about 30% of breast cancer survivors. When this occurs in premenopausal women, a...

The Nano Self-Assembled DSPE-PEG Micelle System for siRNA Drug Delivery

RNA interference (RNAi) is the process where the introduction of double stranded RNA into a cell inhibits gene expression in a sequence dependent fashion. However, advanced drug delivery, systemic...

VHF Tracking of Captive-Release Manatees in the Alvarado Lagoon System, Veracruz, Mexico

This is a collaborative research project designed to investigate the habitat use and behavioral ecology of the Antillean manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus) in the Alvarado Lagoon System (ALS) in...

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