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Dissertations from 2010

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Effect of Shapedown on Habits and Self-Esteem for Overweight and Obese Children, Susan Bonnell PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Feasibility Study among Military Personnel with Traumatic Amputation during Military Combat or Training, Michele (Shelly) R. Burdette-Taylor PhD, MSN, RN-BC, CWCN, CFCN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Battery and Abuse in the Elderly: A Forensic Analysis, Amy Y. Carney PhD, MFS, NP

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Dissertation: Open Access: Predictors of Job Satisfaction and Burnout in Travel Nurses, Marcia Faller PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Violence, Depression, Parental Stress, and Child Neglect among High Risk Postpartum Women, Kristen D. Lambert PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Breastfeeding and Mothers with Chronic Health Conditions, Blanche Landis PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Quality of Life, Religious/Spiritual Coping, Demoralization and Depression in Heart Failure Patients, Terry Larsen PhD, RN, CNS

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Dissertation: Open Access: Application of Systems Engineering Science to the Healthcare Environment, Jonathan Mack PhD, MSN, ANP, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Quality of Life, Hope, Social Support, and Self-Care in Heart Failure Patients, Karen A. McGurk PhD, MN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Shared Presence: Caring for a Dying Spouse, Lana Sue McLouth Kanacki PhD, MS, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of High Risk Infants, Lisa E. Miklush PhD, MSN, RNC, CNS

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Dissertation: Open Access: Thai Patients' Experiences of End-Stage Renal Disease: A Path through an Unknown World, Chuleeporn Piyasut PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Critical Reflection on Advanced Practice Nursing, Patricia Quinn PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Tuberculosis Awareness and Public Opinion on Expanding Health Insurance Coverage, Belal A. Saadeh PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Impact of a Clinical Mentor Program on Patient Outcomes, Cynthia M. Steckel PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Pressure Ulcer Risk Factors for Patients with Hospital Versus Community Acquired Pressure Ulcers, Margaret Talley PhD, MN, RN, CNS, CWCN-AP

Dissertations from 2009

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Relationship of Level of Traumatic Exposure, Perceived Stress, and Resilience with Salivary Cortisol and Salivary Alpha-Amylase Diurnal Rhythm in Palestinian Children 10-12 Years Exposed to Chronic War Violence, Mohammad R. Asia PhD, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Psychometric Testing of the Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model of Behavior Change Questionnaire in Mexican-Americans with Diabetes Type 2, Beverley Brownell PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Provider Response to Emergency Pandemic (PREP) Tool, Linda Suzzanne Good PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Wellness Characteristics and Health Risk Behaviors of Young Adult University Students, Nicole Mareno PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Is Parenting Style Related to Overweight in Mexican or Mexican-American Preschoolers?, Darlene McPherson-Ventura PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Gender Differences in Depression and Immune Response in Colorectal Cancer, Barbara Anne Rose PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Contextual Factors Influencing the Acute Care Registered Nurse's Response to Clinical Alarms, Kathleen Mary Stacy PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Examination of Alcohol Use in the Gastric Bypass Patient, Kathleen Winston PhD, MSN, RN

Dissertations from 2008

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Dissertation: Open Access: Intergenerational Communication: Its Effect on Early Screening Activities in African-American Adult Daughters of Mothers with Breast Cancer, Rita R. Callahan PhD, MA, BSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Educational Initiative to Promote Evidence-Based Practice, Laurel Ann Ecoff PhD, MS, RN, NEA-BC

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Dissertation: Open Access: Mortality Prognostication in Long-Term Care Residents: The MDS-CHESS Scale, Caroline Etland PhD, MSN, CNS

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Dissertation: Open Access: Predictors of Re-Hospitalization for Home Healthcare Patients, Brenda Fischer PhD, MSN, MBA, RN, CPHQ

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Dissertation: Open Access: Spirituality and Symptom Self Management of Osteoarthritis, Lois M. Kannan PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Quantitative and Qualitative Inquiry into Moral Distress, Compassion Fatigue, Medication Error, and Critical Care Nursing, Jeanne Maiden PhD, MS, RN, CNS

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Effects of Flaxseed SDG on Perimenopausal Women with Mild Hyperlipidemia, Bonnie Marblestone PhD

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Dissertation: USD Users Only: Cancer Related Symptom Clusters, Alice E. Noquez PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Contemporary Perspective of Wellness through the Voices of the Kūpuna, Anne P. Odell PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Sense of Humor, Stress and Coping, and Outcomes in Children's Lives, Lambertha Okhuizen-Stier PhD, MPH, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Obesity Risk Knowledge, Self-Efficacy, and Physical Activity in Families of Adolescents, Elaine M. Rutkowski PhD, MSN, RN, CNS

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Ethnography Study of HIV Positive Midlife Black Women, Charlotte Stoudmire PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Dyspnea: Effect of Auricular Acupressure in End Stage Lung Cancer Patients, a Pilot Feasibility Study, Roger Alan Strong PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Use of Healing Touch in Adults with Hepatitis C Virus Receiving Interferon and Ribavirin: A Pilot Study, Margaret Ann Taylor PhD, MSN, CNS, HTCP/I

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Dissertation: Open Access: Transformations with Tai Chi: The Experience of Community-Dwelling Tai Chi Practitioners, Sunny Yim Alperson PhD

Dissertations from 2007

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Dissertation: Open Access: Navy Nurses' Experiences during Operation Unified Assistance Aboard the USNS MERCY: A Grounded Theory Study, Angelica L.C. Almonte PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Lived Experience of Wives and Husbands with Coronary Heart Disease, Patricia A. Bradley PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Psychometric Testing of the Walker's Feelings and Thoughts About Weight Scale in Taiwan, Shu-wen Chang PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Composite Cognition Instrument for Nursing Care of Combat Casualties, Patricia Frohock Hanes PhD, MSN, MAED, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Transition to Nursing Home of Korean-American Elders, Myungja Kim Hahm PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Families Moving Forward: Homeless Women with Children Transitioning to Independent Living, Kristin Elizabeth Hoyt PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Symptom Burden at End of Life in Patients with Terminal and Life-Threatening Illness in Intensive Care Units, Peggy G. Kalowes PhD, MSN, RN, CNS

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Dissertation: Open Access: Parental Decision Making in the Administration of Stimulant Medication for their Latency Age Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Randye Kay PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Relationship between Nurse Manager Leadership Attributes and Nurse Clinical Autonomy: Magnet Versus Non-Magnet Hospitals, Catherine A. Verkaaik PhD

Dissertations from 2006

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Dissertation: Open Access: What are they Saying: Voices from the Inner City? Lived Experience of Inner City African American Adolescents with Asthma, Othello Childress PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Resilience and Quality of Life in Taiwanese Survivors of Childhood Cancer, Li-Na Chou PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Beholding the Beauty of Self: The Psychological Integration of the Afrocentric-Self among African-American Females Socialized in a Eurocentric Aesthetic, Donna Lynn Cook PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Older Single Women in Transition: Moving to a Supportive Retirement Community, Linda L. Hansen-Kyle PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Healthcare Encounters of Formerly Incarcerated Women: A Grounded Theory Study, Karen Sue Hoyt PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Nurse Practitioner Adoption of Clinical Innovations, Rhoberta Jones Haley PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Changes in Functional Status of Home Health Cardiac Patients from Admission to Discharge, Mary Rita McGoldrick PhD, MPH, MSN, RN, ANP-BC

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Dissertation: Open Access: Clients' Expectations of Public Health Nurses' Home Visits, Eva G. Miller DNSc, MS, RN, PHN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Creativity Fostering Behaviors in the Nurse Educator, Barbara Neher Taylor PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: African American Father-Child Reproductive Health Communication, Nnenna Ohalete PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Defining Health and Health-Related Behaviors Following a Near-Death Experience, Suzanne C. Robertson PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Access to Care: The Experience of Community-Dwelling Older Adults Receiving Medicare and Medicaid, Mary Ann Simanello PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: A Retrospective Evaluation of the Planetree Patient Centered Model of Care Program's Impact on Inpatient Quality Outcomes, Susan Stone PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Navigating the Rules of Clinical Practicum Work: An Interpretive Study of the Experiences of Associate Degree Nursing Students, Leonie L. Sutherland PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Relationship between Coping, Anxiety, and Quality of Life for Taiwanese Post-Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Patients, Heng-Hsin Tung PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Effects of Organizational Trust, Pablo Velez PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exercise Self-Efficacy, Stages of Exercise Change, Health Promotion Behaviors, and Physical Activity in Postmenopausal Hispanic Women, Pamela Wolfe Kohlbry PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Male Arab-Muslims Health and Health Promotion Perceptions and Practices, Abdel-Raheem O. Yosef PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Homeless Mothers' Perceptions of Parenting in Shelters, Sarah E. Young Whitaker DNSc, MSN, RN

Dissertations from 2005

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Dissertation: Open Access: Seeking Life Balance: The Perceptions of Health of Cambodian Women in Resettlement, Olivia Catolico PhD, MSN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Unintended Pregnancy Prevention and Active Duty Women, Min S. Chung-Park PhD, MSN, WHNP

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Dissertation: Open Access: Chronically Ill Adolescents' Involvement in Health Treatment Decision Making, Edna B. Domingo PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: From Presence to “E-Presence” in Online Nursing Education, Lisa M. Kaiser PhD, MSN, BSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Incidence and Clinical Predictors of Risk Factors for Inappropriate Shock in Patients with Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators, Shu-Ling Lo PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Reconciling Temporalities: A Substantive Explanation of the Origins of Difficulty in the Nurse Patient Encounter, Marilyn Theresa Macdonald PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Navigating the Change of Life: The Menopausal Transition of Thai Immigrant Women, Bulaporn Natipagon-Shah PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Managing Susceptibility to Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer, Cynthia E. Perry PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Psychosocial Responses by Adolescent Male Victims to Peer Bullying, Karin Eve Reuter-Rice PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Being Whole: Aligning Personhoods to Achieve Successful Childbirth with a History of Childhood Sexual Abuse during Perinatal Services, Karla Kendall Richmond PhD, MSN, RNC, CNS

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Dissertation: Open Access: Nursing Students' Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Pain and Pain Management, Ruth L. Schaffler PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Exploratory Study of Functional Status in Post Cardiac Arrest Survivors Discharged to Home, John J. Whitcomb PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Think First for Kids (TFFK): A Longitudinal Analysis of a School-Based Injury Prevention Curriculum, Dorothy L. Zirkle PhD

Dissertations from 2004

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Effect of a Nurse Practitioner Intervention on Women Referred for Screening Mammography, Susan Renee Carlson PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Functioning among Taiwanese Families with a Child Having Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Jih-Yuan Chen PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Keeping Safe: Field Public Health Nurses' Perceptions, Karen Nielsen-Menicucci PhD, MS, RN, PHN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Postpartum Fatigue in the Active Duty Military Woman, Jacqueline D. Rychnovsky PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Efficacy of a School-Based Support Group on Adolescent Self-Esteem and Social Support, Julia Ann Smith PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Factors Influencing Middle-Aged and Older Latin American Women's Participation in Physical Activity, Stephanie Vaughn PhD

Dissertations from 2003

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Dissertation: Open Access: Managing Stigma in Planned Lesbian-Parent Families, Natalie Cheffer PhD, MN, CPNP

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Lived Experience of Latina Women Giving Birth in the United States, Ana-Maria Gallo PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Effect of Professionally-Facilitated Group Support on Psychological Well-Being among Clients with Cancer, Joann C. Harper PhD, MS, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: An Interpretive Exploration of the Meaning of Being with Women during Birth for Midwives, Lauren P. Hunter PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Exercise Level and Age as Related to Self-Perceived Physical Health, Mental Health, and Social Health in Older Adults, Barbara Jean Leach PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Wikoff Spiritual Focus Questionnaire, Karen Luther Wikoff PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Justifying Coercion: Nurses' Experiences Medicating Involuntary Psychiatric Patients, Paula K. Vuckovich PhD, RN

Dissertations from 2002

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Dissertation: Open Access: Resilience: The Lived Experience of Elderly Widowers Following the Death of a Spouse, Dorothy Battersby Crummy PhD, MSN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Role Perceptions of School Nurses Who Work with Medically Fragile Students, Cay Chapman Casey PhD

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Dissertation: Open Access: Getting Back: Successful Rehabilitation after a Hip Fracture, Carole Florek Hair PhD, MS, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Development of the Postpartum Smoking Questionnaire (PPSQ), Cynthia J. Gantt PhD, MSN, C-FNP, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: The Development and Psychometric Testing of an Instrument Measuring the Use of Intuition by Nursing Students, Anita Joel Smith PhD, MN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Protective Care: Mothering a Child Dependent on Parenteral Nutrition, Lorie H. Judson PhD, MN, RN

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Dissertation: Open Access: Prenatal Maternal Attachment: The Lived Experience, Regina Ann Leva-Giroux DNSc