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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Are Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in Mississippi Participating in Practices that Advocate the Nursing Profession, Sarah Adams, Melanie Bush, Lacy Estes, Lisa King, and Paige Long

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Knowledge Deficit of Patients Regarding Organ Donation in the Primary Healthcare Setting, Emily Anders

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College Students' Knowledge of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Willingness to Participate in Screening, Alison Campbell, Aar'rin McDougal, Eritiki Morris, Nekesha Johnson, and Laura K. Nipper

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Patient Knowledge and Perception Regarding Antibiotic Misuse in Primary Care, Aimee Cockerham, Megan McDaniel, Hannah McMillin, Kelly Nash, and April Robinson

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An Assessment of the Utilization of Geriatric Depression Screenings in Primary Care Providers, Ashleigh Flora, Devi Moon, Tiffine Prisock, Shelby Reeves, and Rachel Romero

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Assessment of Prediabetes Testing Practices Among Primary Care Providers in Mississippi, Blake McCaulley, Marlana McFarland, Erica Mosley, Yvette Munn, and Lindsay Wynne

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Utilization of Genetic Screening Practices by Primary Care Providers for Individuals with Increased Risks for Alzheimer’s Disease, Cindy R. Quinn, Mallory Stockstill, Lucy Barnes, Jalisha Brown, and Angela Reeves

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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CONFIDENCE LEVEL OF PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS IN AUTHORIZING ATHLETIC RETURN-TO-PLAY, Cassie L. Austin, Laura H. Flippin, Cody R. Gullick, William J. Hodentott, Camille W. Lott, and Hillary B. Lott

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Barriers to the Administration of the Influenza Vaccine, Lauren Babb, Heather Bishop, Carrie Dozier, Renea Hopple, Hannah Marlin, and Jennifer Sartin

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Early Detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults Through the Use of Annual Screening in the Primary Care Setting, Jordan Fulcher, Donald Tisdale, Charles Knapp, Jessica Mann, and Kayla McMorise

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Antibiotic Stewardship Among Primary Care Providers in Mississippi, Foley D. Graham, Hayden S. Kilgore, Kali D. Rogers, Sierra G. Cain, Brittany D. Dickerson, and Kayla L. Warner

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Implementation of the Eighth Joint National Committee Guidelines of Hypertension By the Primary Care Provider, Emily J. Stidham, Meagan Z. Hillhouse, Haley J. Murphy, Shelly R. Parker, Elaina A. Ponder, and Lauren A. Tutor

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Cognitive Screening Practices of Primary Care Providers in Mississippi, Andrea Branch

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Opioid and Naloxone Prescribing Practices in Mississippi, Rebecca Brown, Brittany Clayton, Alissa Damiens, Natalie Keyes, Gary A. McPherson, and Anna E. Wiygul

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Knowledge and Beliefs of Parents of Young Athletes Regarding Sports-Related Overuse Injuries, Kathryn C. Carroll

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College Students’ Knowledge of Human Papillomavirus, Knowledge of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Series, and Their Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Compliance, Shelley Hamblin

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Co-morbidities Associated With Adult Obesity in Mississippi, Richmond Lachney

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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A Change in Pre-participation Exam Guidelines for Student Athletes in the State of Mississippi, Alisha Tenhet

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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An Analysis of Providers' Practices Regarding Smoking Cessation, Laurie Fowler

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Quality of Life in men With Prostate Cancer, Pamela Lott Baird

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Evidenced Based Practice Considerations Regarding Rural Health and Access to Care, Amy S. Benjamin

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The Current Level of Nursing Knowledge Regarding the Management of Cardiovascular Disease in Postmenopausal Women, Lynda Smith Hardin

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The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in the Use of Homeopathy in Healthcare, Misty Mathis Harris

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The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Health Promotion During Pregnancy, Sarah Elizabeth Hendrix

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Role of the Nurse Practitioner: Health Promotion and Education in Teenage Pregnancy Prevention, Alissa Anne Hood

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The Role of the Nurse Pracitioner in End of Life Care, Caryn Alison Johnson

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The Role of Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention of Obesity in Children, Pamela Johnson

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Patient Satisfaction With Nurse Practitioner Care In Telemergency, Melissa Henry King

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Youth Soccer Intervention for Childhood Overweight in Mississippi, Robert A. Leach D.C.

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Effect of Health Disparities On African American Clients, Sonia L. McClinton

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The Role of the Nurse Practitioner Regarding the Promotion of Health in Childhood Obesity, Joanna R. McCollum

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An Evidence Based Practice Perspective Regarding the Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Men's Health Promotion, Ronald Anthony Perkins

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The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Providing Supportive Care to Patients with Migraine Headaches, Kala White Phillips

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Autonomy As It Relates To The Role of the Nurse Practitioner, James A. Ray

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An Evidence Based Practice Perspective Regarding the Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Access to Mental Health Care, Alvin Terry Ricks Jr.

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An Evidenced Based Practice Perspective Regarding the Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Disaster Preparedness and Education, Angeles Lynn Russell Bayou

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The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in End of Life Care, C'sara R. Strong

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The Relationship Between the Health Behaviors of Female University Freshmen and Their Academic Success, Courtney Taylor

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An Evidence Based Practice Perspective in Effects of Spirituality on Health Outcomes, Jessica Heard Walling

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Evidence-Based Practice Considerations For the Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Promoting Resilience, Amanda M. Weeks

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THE ROLE OF THE NURSE PRACTITIONER IN SUPPORT OF FAMILIES EXPERIENCING CHRONIC SORROW, Teresa Ann Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Evidence-based Practice Considerations in Facilitating the Risk Surveillance of Occupational Exposure to Antineoplastic Agents, Theresa A. Rafique

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Effects of Mentholatum on Onychomycosis of the Toenail, Susan Cappleman

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Primary Care Providers' Prescribing Practices of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, Ginger Dowell

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Facilitators and Barriers to Compliance of Middle-Aged Hypertensive African-American Adults, Monica Jones

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Knowledge of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Perception of Risk in Women, Kimberly Kuykendall-Marlar

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Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioners’ Practices O f Assessment For The State O f Thriving Among Community-Based Elders, Judy Labonte

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The Effectiveness of a Congestive Heart Failure Teaching Program to Community-Based Elders, Debbie Meggs

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The Relationship Among Lifestyle, Self-Esteem, and Body Mass Index in Children, Wanda Stroupe

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Identification of Common Variables Among A Select Group of Children with Autism, Angela Yarbrough

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Family Nurse Practitioners' Perceptions of Bereavement Care, Joy Young Loden

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Effects of an Educational Program on Breast Health Promotion in Elderly Women, Patricia A. Bader

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Adherence to JNC VI Guidelines For Hypertension Management By Primary Care Nurse Practitioners, Gregory N. Cagle

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Risk Behaviors of HIV-Infected Young Adults, Jennifer Doss Dewey

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Knowledge Levels of College Students Concerning Folic Acid, Lesa Faye Ferguson

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Relationship Between Body Weight and Levels of Self-Esteem in Overweight Women, Kristi Hollingsworth Goodson

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Outcomes of an Abstinence Education Program on the Perceptions of Risks and Intentions About Sexual Activity Among Eighth-Grade Students, Cindy Holcomb

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Modifiable Risk Factors for Osteoporosis Prevention in the College Population, Sally Pearson

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Facilitators and Barriers to Initiation of Hormone Replacement Therapy By Nephrology Health Care Providers, Lynn Tramel

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Rural Elders' Knowledge of Nurse Practitioners as Health Care Providers, Tim Watson

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Repeat Adolescent Pregnancy From the Perspective of the Pregnant Teen, Marianna Wharton

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Preconception Health Care Practices of Nurse Practitioners in the Primary Care Setting, Charlotte Anne Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Elementary School Children's Fears Regarding School Violence, LaQuita Bain

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Method of Exercise Intstruction and Exercise Frequency Among Older Women Diagnosed With Osteoporosis, Tina D. Highfill

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The Effects of Psychotropic Medication Therapy on the Behaviors of the Institutionalized Alzheimer's Disease Patient, Mary Beth McKinneu

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Factors Influencing Smoking in Adolescents, Jeff J. Mitchell

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Factors Which Influence College-Aged Men to Perform Testicular Self-Examinât i on, Keith Odendahl

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Effect of Early Childhood Tobacco Education Program on Knowledge and Attitudes of Elementary Students, Dianne G. Pittman

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Gender Discrimination in Nursing, Robert Swanson

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Congestive Heart Failure in Elders: Relationships Among Adherence Behaviors, Depression, and Self-Efficacy, Sue Temple

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Pagophagia and Hemoglobin Levels in Pregnant Women, Contessa Ward

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Knowledge Level and Teaching Practices of Hospice Nurses Regarding Terminal Dehydration, Kristi Adams Acker

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Nurse Pracitioners' Assessment of Sexuality Among Elders, Michelle Banks

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Outcomes of a Teaching Intervention on College Cigarette Smokers, Jeanne Benson

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Factors That Influence Family Nurse Practitioner Job Satisfaction, Jeffrey M. Bishop

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Screening Practices of Primary Care Nurse Practitioners for Domestic Violence, Amy Branyon

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Knowledge and Behaviors Related to Safe Sex in Young Adults, Paula DeCanter

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The Use and Effectiveness of Coping Mechanisms in Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes, J. Shelley Dornan

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Effects of Exercise on Lipid Levels and Muscle Strength in Elderly Women, Lisa Foley

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Children's Health Perceptions, Amy Forrest

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The Effect of Chelation Therapy Upon the Perceptual Quality of Life and the Perception of Pain in Clients Receiving Infusions, Francine Glenn

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Demographics at Diagnosis of Children with Type 2 Diabetes, Marcia Fleming Hammett

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Screening and Intervention Practices of Family Nurse Practitioners for Smoking Tobacco Usage, Joseph H. Maness

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Identification of Needs in Treatment of Breast Cancer, LuAnn Massey

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Comparison of Nurse Practitioner Exercise Prescription: Mississippi Versus Retrospective International Internet Data, Lesa J. Mathis

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Current Sexual Behaviors of HIV-Positive Women, Nina Sublette

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Bedtime Routines and Sleep-Rest Patterns of Elders, Leanne Lott Tew

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Influence of Music Therapy on Adult Patients in an Outpatient Setting, Cathy Waldrop

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Alternative Health Practices of Homebound Adults in Northeast Mississippi, Jenny Barnes

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The Use of Emergency Contraception: College-Age Students' Knowledge and Attitudes, Dollie J. Cadden

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Testicular Self-Examination Among College-Aged Males, Angela Pruitt Durham

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The Effects of Personalized Dietary Education on Glycosylated Hemoglobin Levels in Adult Diabetic Patients, Lacey Gentry

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Knowledge and Attitudes About HIV/AIDS in An Adolescent Population, Tracey Hickman

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Factors Influences Adolescents' Choice and Discontinuation of Depo-Provera, Carey E. McCarter

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Impact of a Multidisciplinary Education Class on Knowledge and Health-Promoting Behaviors in Persons with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Rural Mississippi, Carmen Leigh Parks

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Outcomes of an Educational Program on the Knowledge Level of Shaken Baby Syndrome Among Adolescent Babysitters, Mickey White Parks

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The Effects of Two Teaching Methodologies On Knowledge of Insulin Administration Practices in an Older Adult Group, Clara D.J. Pieh

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Screening for Domestic Violence by Nurse Practitioners in the Primary Care Setting, Patricia A. Plant

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Exercise Prescriptive Practices of Nurse Practitioners Who Use the Internet, Cindy L. Robertson

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Congestive Heart Failure Clients' Knowledge Level About Self-Care Measures, Phyllis Savage