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Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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Diet Adherence Factors Affecting Diabetic Older Adults, Laurie Schluter

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Grief Experiences of Widowed Women Based on Length of Bereavement, Brenda Shelton

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Nurse Practitioners’ Developmental Screening and Referral Practices for Children With Developmental Delays, Terri Chisolm Smith

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Adolescent Mother-Infant Attachment: Self-Identification of Problems That May Impede the Process, Desiree Snow

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Coping Mechanisms of Older Adults With Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Mary M. Snuggs

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Physical Fitness Perceptions and Exercise Participation of Older Adults, Kristi J. Spruell

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The Effect of an Educational Intervention on Adolescents' Knowledge and Attitudes About Violence, Jean E. Szorady

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Correlation of Rate of Compliance to a Prescribed Treatment Regimen with Sense of Power Experienced by Elders with Type II Diabetes Mellitus, Elly Vance

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A Comparison of Practice Patterns of Nurse Practitioners in Collaborative Practice and Those in Independent Practice Arrangements, Lee Wallace

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Alternative Health Care Practices of Patients Who Attend Nurse Practitioner Clinics in North Mississippi, Wesley Barrett

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Comparisons of Outcomes in a Pediatric Primary Care Clinic in Patients Treated By A Physician or A Nurse Practitioner, Ken Burnette

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The Effect of an Osteoporosis Health Promotion Education Program for Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Women, Donna G. Cobb

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Coping Strategies of Mothers With Developmentally Delayed Children Who Attend a Support Group and Who Do Not Attend a Support Group, Donna Salvo Foster

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Self-Esteem Levels of Pregnant Adolescents from Different Races, Stephanie M. Gale

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HIV Transmission Risk Behaviors of HIV-Positive Adolescents in Mississippi, Kristi A. Henderson

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Health Beliefs and Practices Among African American Men Concernign Prostate Cancer Screening, Beverly A. Howard

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Risk Factors Associated with Coronary Artery Disease in Individuals after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, Deborah Benderman King

Staff Nurse Acceptance of the Nurse Practitioner in Long-Term Care, Susan Kirkley

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The Impact of an Educational Program on Asthma Symptoms and Knowledge in the Late Adolescent, Jeanette Arnold Lawson

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Nurse Practitioners' Spiritual Perspectives and Attitudes Toward Providing Spiritual Care, Dennis R. Long

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Effects of an Otitis Media Prevention Program on Healthy Infants, Rena D. Matthews

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The Relationship of Health-Promoting Behaviors to Hospital Admissions in Adults with Congestive Heart Failure, Debbie McFalls

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Nurse Practitioners' Attitudes Toward Substance Abuse, Anabel P. Pereda

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Incidence of Documented Exercise Prescription in Nurse Practitioner Client with a Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease, Shannon Phillips

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Effect of Peer Group Discussion on Self-Concept in the Gifted Adolescent Population, Helena Ann Rizer

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Nurse Practitioner's Beliefs Regarding Controlled Substance Prescriptive Priviledges, Holly Taylor Robertson

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Relationship Between Selected Demographic Variables and Self-Esteem in Female Adolescents in the Rural South, Denise Tennison

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Coping Mechanisms Utilized by Women Survivors of Breast Cancer, Elizabeth Polk Thomas

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Comparison of Outcomes in Emergency Department Treated By Nurse Practitioners Or Physicians, Mickey D. Aldridge

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Overcrowding in the Emergency Department: A Barrier to Health Care Access, Judy Blaine

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Levels of Depression in Diabetic Elders with Controlled and Uncontrolled Blood Glucose Levels, Julie Sharon Randolph Briggs

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The Significance of the Therapeutic Use of Pets on Socialization with Elders in an Extended Care Facility, Lisa Byrd

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Chronic Pain: Nurse Practitioners' Attitudes and Interventions in Primary Care, Brenda Kay Thornton Coggins

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Perceived Needs of Women with Breast Cancer From Diagnosis to Treatment, Barbarba Collier

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Health Beliefs in Elderly Clients with Congestive Heart Failure, Collette Dixon

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A Comparison Study; Sexuality in Women with Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus and in Women Without Chronic Illness, Beth Eubank

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Spiritual Well-Being and Coping in Women with Breast Cancer, Denise Vandergriff Ferriss

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The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Home Health Care, Bonnie McMillan

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A Descriptive Study of Family Relationships, Race and Ethnic Origin, and Sexuality Education in Pregnant Adolescents, Joy Murphy

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The Effects of a Smoking Prevention Program on the Post-test Knowledge Levels and Attitudes of Seventh and Eighth Grade Students, Sandra E. Stinson

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Health Promotion Practices of Nurse Practitioners Practicing in the State of Mississippi, Valerie O'Briant Sullivan

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Dietary Influences and Exposure to Cigarette Smoke on Myringotomy Rates of Infants, Melanie Eller Thompson

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Health Locus of Control and Health Behaviors in HIV/AIDS Individuals, Brian W. Higgerson

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A Comparison of Children's Knowledge Levels About Cardiovascular Fitness and Nutrition Before and After A Teaching Module, Susanne Isbell

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Health Promotion Lifestyle Behaviors of African American Women in a Rural Setting, Phyllis Polk Johnson

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The Health Locus of Control of Women Who Have Successfully Lost Weight in Weight Reduction Programs, Tami Babette Johnson

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Factors Associated with Safer Sex Practices Among College Freshmen, Renee Johnson Lyles

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Incidence of Cervical Dysplasia in Women With And Without Cytology Suggestive of Human Papillomavirus, Deanna Mackie

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Women's Perception of Heart Disease as a Health Risk Associated with Identified Risk Factors, Kathy McKay

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Patient Satisfaction with the Nurse Practitioner, Diane McMahen

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Residents' and Nursing Staff's Perceptions of the Needs of Nursing Home Residents, Joan M. Pritchard

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Relationship Between Hardiness and Compliance to Diabetic Treatment Regimes with Diabetes, Karen Nichols Reece

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Perception of Emergency Department Registered Nurses Concerning the Role of the Emergency Department Nurse Practitioner, Aarthur F. Rogers

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Facilitators and Barriers to the Practice of Breast Cancer in Black Women, Yvonne W. Tanner

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Meaning of Antihypertensive Medication Use to African Americans in Rural Mississippi, Connie Britt Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Perceptions of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care Toward Rationing of Health Care, Donna Baucum

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Relationship Between Perception of Risk for HIV Infection and Participation in Risk Behaviors for HIV Infection By Women, Sister Eileen Breen

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Facilitators and Barriers to the Success of Nursing Centers as Experienced by Nurse Executives, Amy Early

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The Effect of Empowerment Interventions of an Interdisciplinary Team on the Self-Esteem of Homeless Adolescent Girls, Patricia Gootee

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The Impact of the Initial Health History Interview on Patient Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction with Health Care, Lenora Griffin

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Effects of Touch on Anxiety Levels in Elders Seeking Health Care, Simon Peter Redmon II

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A Comparison of Prenatal Help-Seeking Behavior Between Rural Native Americans and Anglo Women, LaSteffia Jan Todd

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A COMPARISON OF MULTIDIMENSIONAL HEALTH LOCUS OF CONTROL IN YOUNG WOMEN WITH AND WITHOUT A SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE, Susan Elizabeth Turnage

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Perspectives of Primary Health Care Needs By Chronically Ill Adolescents and Their Parents, Catherine Benoit

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Effects of Shift Work on Insulin Dependent Diabetics, Rebecca D. Blount

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Correlation of Patient Demographics and Emergency Department Use For Minor Illness By a Rural Population, Judith Caplinger

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Effectiveness of Erythropoietin Therary in the Treatment of the Anemia in Clients with End-Stage Renal Disease in Mississippi, Elizabeth Duncan

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Prevalence of Asymptomatic Chlamydia in Pregnancy, Cynthia McAlpin

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The Significance of the Parental Replacement Role Model and the Parental Supplement Role Model to Black Adolescents Experiencing Repeat Pregnancies, Evelyn Peggy

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The Management of Nasogastric Tube Feedings in Chronic Care Settings, Joyce M. Robinson

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A Correlation of Selected Personalogical Variables and Performance of Breast Self-Examination By Registered Nurses, Vetta Russell

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Perceptions of Nurse Practitioners Regarding Expanded Practice in the Emergency Department, Donnie Scoggin

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The Relationship Between Perceived Control of Health in Older Adolescents and Their Likelihood of Engaging in Health-Promoting Behavior: A Replication, Annette Amos Williams

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A Descriptive Study Examining the Health Beliefs and Practices Among Women Over 40 Years of Age Concerning Mammographic Screening, Carlene M. Wolfe

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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The Effect of Participation in a Wellness Program on Employee Productivity, Absenteeism, and Medical Costs, Wynelle Benson

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Comparison of Level of Satisfaction by HIV-Infected Clients Who Have Received Care from Nurse Practitioners and Physicians in Outpatient Settings, Michael Hoffman

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Health-Risk Behaviors of Adolescents in Southwest Mississippi, Irene J. Martin

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Parental Factors Related to the Use of Car Seats for Children, Clara Rustin

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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The Level of Self-Confidence Related to Knowledge and Skills of Nurse Clinicians Practicing in the Expanded Role, Myra E. Fitts

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Postpartum Health Education Needs: Perceptions of First-Time Mothers and Health Care Providers, Lisa Elam Rowland

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Coping Styles of Nurse Practitioners and the Effectiveness of These Styles in Managing Stress, Carol J. Kolarik Smith

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Impact of Follow-Up Encounters By A Geriatric Nurse Clinician on Return Visits to the Emergency Department By Elderly Clients, Lynn Smith

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Reasons Community-based Hospice Patients Require Hospitalization, Patricia Northcutt Stephens

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A Comparison Study of Coping Mechanisms in Clients and Significant Others of Home and in-center Hemodialysis, Judy Stevens

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NURSE PRACTITIONERS' ATTITUDES TOWARD GERIATRIC EUTHANASIA, Carol Thompson

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The Effects of a Teaching Program About Aids Prevention on the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of High School Students, Deborah Whitehead

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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Characteristics of Hospice Nurses and Nurse Clinicians in Primary Care Settings, Glenda Avery

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Relationship Between the Effective Use of Coping Strategies by Spouses of Clients with Myocardial Infarctions and Their Knowledge Level of the Psychological and Emotional Effects, Sue Bryant

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Effects of an Educational Program on Perceived Environmental Risk and Identification of Corrective Actions Related to Falls Among Community-Based Elders, Mary Davis

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Health Locus of Control and Spiritual Well-Being of Participants in Narcotics Anonymous, Melinda Hamlin

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Relationship Between Level of Burden in Family Caregivers and Life Satisfaction in Homebound Elders, Lorraine G. Hamm

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Effects of Antihypertensive and Cardiac Drugs and Level of Depression in Community-Based Elders, Angela Hays

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Needs of Home Health Clients As Perceived By the Client, the Family, and the Nurse, Ashton J. Lastrapes

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Coping Strategies and Health Locus of Control in Women with Chronic Hypertension, Mary Ledford

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Analysis of Cholesterol Screening Practices, Jane Mattina

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Effects of an Academic Community Health Nursing Program on Self-Reported Functions and Competencies of Entry Level Public Health Nurses, Charlotte Powell

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E ffe c ts E xhibited By E lderly Insulin Dependent D iabetics Who Reuse Disposable Insulin Syringes and Those Who Do Not Reuse Syringes, Anita J. Turner

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Knowledge and Acceptance of the Nurse Practitioner Role by Rural Community Leaders, Jo-Ann M. Vandergriff

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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Maternal Role Perception in Mothers with 4-Month-Old and 8-Month-Old Infants, Teresa B. Crockett

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Characteristics of Low Risk Women Who Experience Infant Mortality, Linda S.' Forte'