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    • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents 

      Kromer, Sarah (2010-04-01)
      Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is often misunderstood with many stigmas associated with the illness itself. Healthcare providers are undereducated on posttraumatic stress disorder, resulting in less than optimal care, and ...
    • Renal Disease, Dialysis, and Sleep Deprivation 

      Sasser, Pam (2009-04-01)
      Renal disease was the ninth leading cause of death in 2004 taking the lives of 42,480 Americans (CDC, 2004), and 500,000 people are receiving dialysis (Wrobel, 2007). Renal disease is a serious problem in the United States ...
    • Prevention and Management of Type 2 Diabetes With Lifestyle Changes and Weight Control 

      Manion, Brenna (2009-04-01)
      Affecting 20.8 million Americans, 7% of the population, Type 2 diabetes (DM2) is currently considered a pandemic affecting people of all ages, sex, and race (National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse [NDIC], 2005). ...
    • Living With Multiple Sclerosis: Effects on Activities of Daily Living 

      Jones, Raquel (2009-04-01)
      Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and incurable autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. It is one of the leading causes of neurodegenerative disability in persons 20 to 40 years of age. The purpose ...
    • The Experience of Living with Congenital Heart Disease 

      Brady, Kinzie (2009-04-01)
      Congenital heart disease (CHD) is seen in about 1,000,000 Americans, and each year there are approximately 35,000 infants bom with a cardiac defect (American Heart Association [AHA], 2008a). The purpose of this thesis was ...
    • Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya, Africa: A Quantitative Study 

      Johnson, Bray (2009-04-01)
      More than thirty-eight million people were estimated to be living in the world with HIV/ AIDS, in 2005. The purpose of this study was to explore the risk for infection of HIV/AIDS in Kenya, Africa. This is a descriptive ...
    • Cystic Fibrosis: Living With a Chronic Disease 

      Heidenreich, Brittany (2009-04-01)
      Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited chronic disease that shortens the life expectancy of the individual to an average age of 37. It is a debilitating disease that negatively affects the respiratory system and digestive ...
    • Complementary and Alternative Therapy for Low Back Pain 

      Hursh, Casey (2009-04-01)
      Low back pain is the second most common reason people seek medical care in industrial countries (Quinn, 2006). A significant number of people have been turning to complementary and alternative therapy to treat their low ...
    • Chronic Tension Headaches: A Critical Analysis of Treatment 

      Addison, Kara (2009-04-01)
      Chronic tension headaches are the most prevalent type of pain experienced by Americans and account for over eighty percent of reported pain (Walling, 2002). Although common, understanding the exact etiology of these headaches ...
    • Spirituality in Individuals Recovering from Facial Trauma 

      Streich, Jenny (2009-04-01)
      Trauma is the leading cause of death of individuals between the ages of one to 44 (Albertson et al., 2006). The purpose of this thesis is to gain an understanding of the role spirituality play in the recovery from traumatic ...
    • Coping With Pediatric Cancer 

      Barnekoff, Whitney (2009-04-01)
      Cancer is a life altering experience, and is the leading cause of death between infancy and fifteen years of age. This thesis explored coping, stress, and pain management of the individual and family throughout the lived ...
    • Postoperative Pain: Senior Nursing Students' Knowledge and Attitudes Related to Postoperative Pain 

      Whitten, Krystal (2009-04-01)
      Presently, postoperative pain remains inadequately assessed and poorly managed both of which can have a profound impact on the individual's physiological and psychological state, possibly resulting in severe complications ...
    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome 

      Sargent, Jessica (2008-04-01)
      Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that affects between 3.5 and 5 million women of reproductive age in the United States (Barron, 2004). It is characterized by hyperandrogenism and menstrual ...
    • The Lived Experiences of Those with Urinary Tract Infections 

      Solheim, Joshua (2008-04-01)
      Urinary tract infections are prevalent in our society and result in much discomfort including dysuria, fever, chills, and kidney infections. Because of these infections, thousands of people require hospitalization every ...
    • Living and Recovering from a Heart Attack in Montana: A Phenomenological Study 

      Malabanan, Manuel (2008-04-01)
      Myocardial infarction or heart attack claimed 221,000 lives in the United States annually. The purpose of this thesis is to gain a better understanding of the true meaning of living and recovering from a myocardial infarction. ...
    • Issues and Concerns of Individuals Living with Heart Failure 

      Julson, Marci (2008-04-01)
      Five million people in the United States have heart failure and approximately 550,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. About 22 percent of men and 46 percent of women will develop heart failure within 6 years of having ...
    • Nursing Interventions Utilized by Parish Nurses in Swaziland 

      Hedrick, Jaimie (2008-04-01)
      The area and culture most affected by AIDS is in sub-Saharan Africa, where 74 percent of the total number of people infected resides. In January 2005 data was collected through the nursing intervention classification (NIC) ...
    • The Experience of Families Living with a Child with Type I Diabetes 

      Franchini, Joni (2008-04-01)
      The goal of aggressive treatment for type 1 diabetes mellitus is the prevention of chronic neuropathic complications that are most notably related to metabolic alterations of hyperglycemia. The purpose of this thesis is ...
    • Early Assessment and Prevention of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Premature Infants 

      Weber, Kathryn (2008-04-01)
      Premature infants who are very low birth weight have a high mortality rate; one of the primary causes of death in infants transpires from a gastrointestinal complication, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Currently there ...
    • Alcohol-Related Emergency Room Admissions: The Experience of Underage Youth 

      Bunica, Rebecca (2008-04-01)
      Alcohol use among the underaged is hard to deny in today’s society, yet even extreme use when the individual ends up in the emergency room at the hospital is portrayed as a non-life-changing event. The aim of the present ...