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Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Determinants of the New Entry of HMOs into A Medicare Risk Contract: A Resource Dependence-Diversification Model, Chih-Wen Pai

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Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Ethanol in Healthy Volunteers: Effects of Input-Rate and Degree of Ethanol Exposure on Subjective and Objective Measures of Impairment, Vijay A. Ramchandani

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Fully Open Mouth, Louis M. Abbey

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The Computer Age and Planning: A Survey of Technological Infusion, Robert Skot Bayers

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Role of Perceived Competence in the Behavior of Socially Anxious Persons in Problem-Solving Groups, Scott D. Bradshaw

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The Relationship Between Physician Personality Type and Medical Malpractice Risk, Thomas H. Casey

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The Linkage Between Hospitals and Nursing Homes: Alternative Approaches to Minimizing Transaction Costs, Herng-Chia Chiu

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Attachment, Social Support, and Violence in Adolescent Delinquents, James R. Craft

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Statistical Methods for Detecting and Characterizing Departures from Additivity in Multi-Dimensional Drug/Chemical Mixtures, Kathryn S. Dawson

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An Empirical Examination of the Major Organizational Dimensions that Influence the Perceived Quality of Federal Personnel Office Services, John Elton Dunning

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Determinants of Continuity of Care for Persons Transitioning from State Psychiatric Facilities to Communities, Sarah P. Farrell

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Prevention as a Component of Homeless Policy: A Longer-Term Evaluation of the State of Virginia's Homeless Intervention Program, Emma Kathleen Flaherty

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Attorney and Judicial Perceptions of the Credibility of Expert Witnesses in Child Custody Cases, Michael T. Foot

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"COLD CASE" INVESTIGATIONS WITHIN FAIRFAX COUNTY: TURNING THE LIABILITY OF TIME INTO AN ASSET, Rodney L. Gohn

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The Role of Follicular Dendritic Cells in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Pathogenesis, Sonya Lynn Heath

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The Iconography of the Sacred Mother of Santa Maria Tonantzintla, Julia Stephens May

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An Evaluation of a Program for Incarcerated Mothers: Parenting Training and the Enhancement of Self-Esteem, Alvin R. Moore

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"Writing a Picture": Adolph Gottlieb's Rolling and Yoshihara Jiro's Red Circle on Black, Ginger Suzanne Russell

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ORGANIZATIONAL SLACK, EFFICIENCY, AND QUALITY OF CARE IN ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS, Kyung II Youn

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Regulatory Analysis of Vimentin Expression in Metastatic Versus Nonmetastatic Breast Cancer Cell Lines, Danielle N. Bird

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Expression, Purification and Characterization of Hepatitis C Virus Core Protein from E.Coli Using a Chemically Synthesized Gene (1), and Cloning, Expression, Purification and Characterization of the Major Core Protein (P26) from Equine Infectious Anaemia Virus, Ashley James Birkett

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A Causal Model of Hospital Volume, Structure and Process Indicators, and Surgical Outcomes, Myra Boles

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Review of the p53 Tumor Suppressor Gene and its Role in Gliomas, James Dearing Christian

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The Impact of Advanced Information Technologies on Architecture and Engineering Design Firms: A Field Study, McDonald Davis III

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ADVERTISING BUDGET REDUCTION IMPACTS ON EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: A DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS : Evaluation of Virginia State Parks 1994 Advertising Campaign, Lois Ann delBueno

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Predictors of General and Dating-Related Conflict Among Parents and Middle Adolescents: The Active Role of the Adolescent, Bonnie Brodzeller Dowdy

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The impact of telecommuting on the supervisory performance appraisal process, Margaret A. Klayton

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Einstein's Equations in Vacuum Spacetimes with Two Spacelinke Killing Vectors Using Affine Projection Tensor Geometry, Miles D. Lawrence

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The Standardized Influence Matrix and Its Applications to Generalized Linear Models, Jiandong Lu

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Florine Stettheimer: a Re-Appraisal of the Artist in Context, Melissa (Liles) Parris

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Design and Evaluation of an Augmentative Communication Aid for Multiply Impaired Individuals, Mark S. Annett

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An Investigation of Bank Lending Practices To Test Portfolio Theory and Theories of Credit Rationing and Customer Relationships, Christine Chmura

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Comparison of Succinylcholine Induced Fasciculation Attenuation with Defasciculating Doses of Vecuronium and Mivacurium Based on Ideal Body Weight, Marvin E. Early

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CHARACTERIZATION OF A PROMOTER REARRANGEMENT AND A SECOND PROMOTER IN THE HUMAN C-MYB PROTO-ONCOGENE, Sarah Margaret Jacobs

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Mechanisms of Complement Resistance by Pathogenic Naegleria fowleri Amoebae, Denise Marie Toney

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Oculomotor Deficits in Diseases of the Basal Ganglia: Parkinson's and Huntington's Diseases, Todd B. Baird

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Mature Women Students: Effects of the Gender Division of Labor on Education, Sarah Jane Brubaker

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Regulation of Phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase Activity in Rat Pancreatic Acini, Bruce R. Conway

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Rituals, Cindy Lynn Cunningham

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A Study of Virginia Public-school Affiliated GED Instructors Who Teach Writing Skills for the Essay Component of the GED Writing Skills Test, Rodger Leonard Doss

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Adolescents' Perceptions of the Effects of School-Based Family Life Education on Utilization of Parents as a Resource for Problem Solving and for Sex-Specific Information, Bonnie B. Dowdy

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SEQUENCE SPECIFICITY OF TENIPOSIDE-INDUCED DELETION AND INSERTION MUTATIONS AT THE APRT LOCUS OF CHINESE HAMSTER CELLS, Yi-Hong Han

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Evidence That Nicotine Can Acutely Desensitize Central Nicotinic Cholinergic Receptors In Vivo, John Randolph James

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An analysis of the values influencing neonatal nurses' perceptions and behaviors in selected ethical dilemmas, Deborah A. Raines

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The Social Construction of Abortion, Alexis Lora Ruffin

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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Mechanisms of Regulation of the Human c-myb Proto-oncogene During Myelomonocytic Differentiation, Lawrence H. Boise

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Divine Imagination: Correlations Between the Kabbalah and the Works of William Blake, Mikell Waters Brown

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Finessing for the Queen of Trumps, Ann Burrus

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An Empirical Investigation of a Choice of Accounting Method for Investments by Colleges and Universities: Positive Accounting Theory Applied in a Not-For-Profit Environment, Bruce W. Chase

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The Problem of Mutual Exclusion: A New Distributed Solution, Rajeev Chawla

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Perceptual and Cognitive Abnormality Model of Hypochondriasis: Psychological Correlates of Amplification and Misinterpretation, James R. Craft

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The Effects of Carboxyl-group Specific Modification and Triiodo-L-thyronine on Cardiac Sodium Channels, Samuel C. Dudley

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Job Satisfaction of Nurse Anesthesia Faculty: A Preliminary Study, James Patrick Embrey

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Geriatic Nurse Practitioner's Health Promotive Behaviors: A Test of Theory of Reasoned Action, Sandra L. Venegoni

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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A Study of Art Unions in the United States of America in the Nineteenth Century, Jane Aldrich Dowling Adams

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From Constructivism to Deconstructivism, Gladys Brenner

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Adolescent Pregnancy and Loneliness, Estelle M. Brodeur

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Immunodominant Antigens of Actinobacillus Actinomycetemcomitans in Antibody Positive Subjects, Joseph V. Califano

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Integrating a Kodaly Music Curriculum into a Developmental Early Childhood Program, Phyllis Entin

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The "New Age Movement": A Case Study, Zachary Grant Goodell

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Expression of an Expectation of a Future Desire to Move by Older Community-Dwelling Adults, Brenda K. Goodman

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EXPOSURE TO PHOSPHINE GAS DURING APPLICATION OF MAGNESIUM PHOSPHIDE IN STORED PRODUCT WAREHOUSES, Mark Anthony Harrison

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ROLE OF NEWLY SYNTHESIZED STEROID HORMONE ANTAGONISTS IN ADRENOCORTICO-STEROID HORMONE-INDUCED HYPERTENSION, Justicia Opoku-Edusei

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Molecular and Cytogenetic Characterization of de novo Acrocentric Rearrangements in Humans, Lisa Gail Shaffer

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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An Exhibition of Recent Work by Robert Colescott, Susanne K. Arnold

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Efficiency of the Thermal Jacket on the Delivered Temperature of Prewarmed Crystalloid Intravenous Fluid, Danny R. Bowen

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Biochemical Characterization of the Axolemmal Mitogen for Cultured Schwann Cells, Mark A. DeCoster

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A Critical Analysis of CBS Evening News Coverage of Two U.S.-U.S.S.R. Summit Meetings: Vienna 1979 and Geneva 1985, James M. Ellis Jr.

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Reactions of Substituted Pyridinium Salts with Cyanide; Formation and Metal Complexes of 2,2'bis (hydroxymethyl)-4,-4'bipyridine, Dorothy N. Eseonu

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Organ Doses in Routine Radiographic Procedures, Yang Han

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SENSORY REGRESSION TIME FROM SUBARACHNOID BLOCK WITH HYPERBARIC 0.75% BUPIVACAINE IN THE OBESE PATIENT, George Leslie Hilton

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CHARACTERIZATION OF STEROID-17,20-DESMOLASE AND 20α-HYDROXYSTEROID DEHYDROGENASE FROM CLOSTRIDIUM SCINDENS, Amy Elizabeth Krafft

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Evaluation of the Antagonism of Nicotine by Mecamylamine and Pempidine in the Brain, Thomas Jeffrey Martin

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

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Modeling the Determinants of Hospital Mortality, Abdolmohsin S. Al-Haider

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Home Teaching: Effect on Compliance, Hospital Readmissions and Days of Rehospitalization for Patients with Chronic Congestive Heart Failure, Betty Sue Holliday Ashby

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Federal Narcotic Violators and the Dispositions Received Through the Courts with an Emphasis on Cocaine Offenders, Phyllis Rena Baker

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The Effect of Man on the Landscape and the Effect of Land on the Manscape: Or Contingent Plans for Knowing a Mountain, Taylor Scott Baldwin

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Perceived Stressors of Hospitalized Antepartal Adolescents, Rita Murphy Ciavarelli

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Chinese Cultural Center, Wei Dong

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Sociometric Categorization of Children: An Empirically Based Method, Robert S. Falk

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The Relationship Between Position and Incidence of Spinal Headache Following Spinal Anesthesia in the Young Adult Female, Royce A. Fishell

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The Effect of Pre-emergence Gastric Aspiration on Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting Following Abdominal Surgery, Marc Alan Friedberg

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Regression Based Allowance Policy Determination Procedures in a General Job Shop: An Evaluation in Terms of Completion Inaccuracy Penalties, Edward S. Gee

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Corticosteroid Effects and Senescence in Cultured Endothelium, Stephen A. Gudas

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Glucocorticoid-Responsive Hepatic Cytochromes P-450 in the Rat: Multiplicity and Differential Regulation, Keith Alan Hostetler

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Proliferation and Differentiation of Mast Cell Progenitors, Daniel Lee Jarboe

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PHENOTYPIC AND FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERIZATION OF Ia+ AND la- SUBLINES OF THE HUMAN MONOCYTE-LIKE CELL LINE, U937, Coles Meredith Squire

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

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Health Locus of Control Belief and Health Behavior in Patients with Job Related Injuries, Elnora H. Allen

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Nursing in the University: An historical analysis of nursing education at the Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia School of Nursing, Betsy Ann Bampton

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The Effect of Utilization Controls on HMO Enrollees' Health, Satisfaction with Care, and Disenrollment, Barbara Stewart Brown

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Alternative Pharmacokinetic Models in End Stage Renal Disease During Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis, Eugenio Cefali

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An Assessment of Pain Responses During Stages of Pregnancy, Ann H. Dunbar

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False positive rates encountered in the detection of changes in periodontal attachment level, John C. Gunsolley

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Nosocomial Respiratory Tract Infections Associated with the Use of Ventilatory Support Systems: Epidemiological and Bacteriological Study of the Effect of Changing Breathing Circuits at 24 or 48 Hours, Virginia Archer Lamb

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Development of the Analytical Methodology for Pyrimethamine and Its Application to Studies of Partitioning and Binding in the Subcompartments of Blood, Anita C. Rudy

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Comparison of Virulent and Avirulent Legionella pneumophila and Evaluation of Fish as a Potential Environmental Reservoir/ Experimental Model, Sandra Reading Sommer

Theses/Dissertations from 1986

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Age and Experience Differences in Posture and Movement of Children While English Horseback Riding at a Walk, Mary Katherine Belissary

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Synthesis of Polyhydroxybenzene Derivatives for Evaluation as Antitumor Agents, Douglas L. Brown

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Essay Writing in College Mathematics and Its Effect on Achievement, Gerald Lee Burton

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Phonetic Ambiguity Perception in Reading Disabled and Non-disabled Children and Adolescents, Elizabeth A. Carter