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Theses/Dissertations from 1987

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An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention Program Developed for use with University-Level Varsity Student-Athletes, Robert Joseph Marcello

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NURSE PRACTITIONERS' PERCEPTIONS AND BEHAVIORAL INTENT TOWARD PRIVATE PRACTICE AND PROFESSIONAL AUTONOMY, Steven David Mitnick

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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

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Control of Hospital Strategy in Small Multihospital Systems, Lora Hanson Warner

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

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The Synthesis and Characterization of Some Thermally Stable Polypyrazoles and Acetylene Terminated Aspartimides, John W. Connell

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Characterization of a Staphylococcal Trimethoprim Resistance Gene, Jerald Preston Coughter

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The Incidence of Auscultatory Gaps in Hospitalized Adults, Elizabeth Tayloe Courts

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Prediction of children's sociometric status from adult ratings, Robert S. Falk

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Degradation of Human Anaphylatoxin C3a by Rat Peritoneal Mast Cells: A Role for the Secretory Granule Enzyme Chymase and Heparin Proteoglycan, James Edmund Gervasoni Jr

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ELECTROCHEMICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE, pH, AND ELECTROLYTE ON THE ELECTRON TRANSFER REACTIONS OF CYTOCHROME C, Kent Brian Koller

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The Effects of War as a Basis to Consider Six Novels by Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nancy Weston Noel

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William Rimmer's Concept of the Heroic Male Nude, Malinda Wyatt

Theses/Dissertations from 1985

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The Effects of Needle Play on Pre-School Children's Anxiety Concerning Injections, Michelle Anne Belyea

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Designing a Relational Data Base for a Problem Solving Environment, Kathryn S. Dawson

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Proliferation of Schwann Cells Induced by Axolemmal and Myelin Membranes, Michael Paul Dinneen

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Alterations in Blood-Brain Barrier Function Following Acute Hypertension: Comparison of the Blood-to-Brain Transfer of Horseradish Peroxidase with That of Alpha-Aminoisobutyric Acid, Mary Draper Bennett Ellison

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Dissection of Microphage Activation Using T Cell Hybridoma Derived Lymphokines, William S. Futch Jr.

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Evaluation of Analytical, Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Methods for the Study of Digoxin, Santosh John Vetticaden

Theses/Dissertations from 1984

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Effects of N-substituents on the Polymerization Properties of Maleimide, Dilip R. Abayasekara

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Toward a Normative Computer-aided Contingency Planning Protocol, Peter H. Aiken

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FIRO-B PROFILES OF PHYSICAL THERAPY STUDENTS AND THEIR PERFORMANCES IN CLINICAL EDUCATION, Nora Donohue

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National Certification As A Performance Measure: Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, 1977-1982, Barbara Hall Dunn

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A Comparison of the Effects of Two Exercise Programs on Children's Self-Concept, Locus of Control, and Mood, Lynne Blanken Einhaus

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The Relationship Between Oral Contraceptives and Intraepithelial Neoplasia of the Uterine Cervix, Barbara Jeannette Fox

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Interpersonal Perceptions as Function of Personality Styles, Suzanne R. Gascoyne

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Use of an External Inhibition Procedure in the Treatment of Spider Phobic Subjects, Jerome D. Gilmore

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An Interactional/Social Psychological Approach to Defiance and Therapeutic Paradox, Glenn Thomas Gould

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Relations between Parents' Expressive and Instrumental Traits and Expectations and Several Early Adolescent Outcomes, Grayson N. Holmbeck

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The Use of Music and Art as Directorial Tools in a Production of Kevin O'Morrison's Ladyhouse Blues, Roseann Sheridan

Theses/Dissertations from 1983

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Coxsackievirus B4 Induced Diabetes in Cd-1 Mice, Mary C. F. Anderson

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Interactions Between Murine Peritoneal Macrophages and Naegleria Fowleri, Leigh Ann Belcher

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The Formulation of an Adult Dramatic Program for the Division of Recreation and Parks in Henrico County, Virginia, Sandra Bishop

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Distribution of Imipramine, Desipramine and Their Principal Metabolites Between Plasma, Red Blood Cells and Brain in Humans and Animal Models, Stuart Chapman Bogema Jr.

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A Nutritional and Morphological Study of Two Cyanobacteria Free Azolla Ferns, Michael Paul Bonner

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An Assessment of the Perception of Phonetic Ambiguities in 4 and 5 Year Olds, Elizabeth A. Carter

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Translation of the Tibia During Isometric Contraction of the Quadriceps, Charles V. Connors

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Prepared childbirth couple's prenatal expectations, labor coach's supportstyle and effect on the couple's postpartal perceptions and satisfaction, Shelley Flippen Conroy

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Synthesis Gas Conversion with ZS M-5 Supported Ruthenium Catalysts, Robin Elizabeth Young Eaton

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THE INFLUENCE OF CHILDREN'S ART ON JOAN MIRÓ AND JEAN DUBUFFET, Linda L. Ferrell

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THE RELATIONSHIP OF SEX ROLE SELF CONCEPT AND ROLE CONFLICT IN FEMALE NURSING ADMINISTRATORS, Charlotte B. Hoelzel

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Relaxation Therapy as an Adjunct Strategy for the Treatment of Bronchial Asthma: An Examination of Pertinent Psychological and Illness Variables, Robert Joseph Marcello

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Synthesis of Mesoionic Nucleosides as Potential Antineoplastic Agents, Shanaz Mohammedali Tejani

Theses/Dissertations from 1982

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Interfacial Electrochemistry of Cytochrome c and Myoglobin, Edmond F. Bowden

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Supramedullary Afferents to the Nucleus Raphe Magnus in the Rat: A Study Using Transcannula HRP-gel and Autoradiography Techniques, Susan Mary Carlton

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Nuclear Envelope Proteins: Chemical Characteristics and Molecular Interactions of the Lamins, David Lee Cochran

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Electrochemical Determination of the Heterogeneous Electron Transfer Kinetics of Soluble Spinach Ferredoxin, Charlene D. Crawley

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Some Developmental Components of the Career Decision Making Process Among College Students, Glenn Thomas Gould

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HEALTH RISK APPRAISAL AND HEALTH PROMOTION BEHAVIOR IN YOUNG ADULTS, Diane L. Hanna

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POSTMORTEM STABILITY OF DRUGS IN BLOOD AND TISSUES, Barry Steven Levine

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Synthesis of 3-(Substituted-aryl)-1,2,3,4-oxatriazolium-5-olates As Potential Hypotensive Agents, Mary Quinn Lund

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The American Public Art Museum: Formation of its Prevailing Attitudes, Marilyn Mars

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AN EVALUATION OF THE CENTRAL NEUROTOXIC EFFECTS OF AROCLOR 1254, A COMMERCIAL MIXTURE OF POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS, IN MICE, Diane L. Rosin

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Enflagellation of Naegleria Fowleri, Terry Wayne Woodworth

Theses/Dissertations from 1981

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An Investigation of Central Nervous System Conduction Properties in Diabetes Mellitus Using Brainstem Auditory and Somatosensory Evoked Potentials, Randy L. Anderson

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An Analysis of the Effect of Immediate Corrective Feedback Administered as a Study Aid to Undergraduate Medical Technology Students, Constance Anne Bak

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Genetic Studies of Questionnaire Data from a Residential School for the Deaf, Frederick Robert Bieber

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Comparison of the Behavioral Pharmacology of Phencyclidine to Related Compounds, Kathleen T. Brady

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Solubilization and Partial Characterization of an Activity Regulating Complement Activation from Membranes of Raji and Tonsil Cells, Patricia L. Carlson

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Components of State Anxiety for Varying Levels and Dimensions of Trait Anxiety, Dennis C. Donat

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An Investigation of Identity and Self-Esteem in Traditional Married Women during their Middle Years, and the Impact of the Life Planning Seminar, Susan E. Ellett

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The Relationship Between Type A Coronary-Prone Behavior Pattern, Achievement, and Life Satisfaction, Larraine A. Felland

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The Effects of Religious Beliefs on Preferences Among Four Types of Christian Counseling, Suzanne Ruth Gascoyne

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Effects of Cognitive Set on the Physiological, Subjective, and Behavioral Responses to Fearful Stimuli, Jerome D. Gilmore

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TEMPERATURE RECORDINGS IN NEONATES, Linda Marie Hestvik

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A PATIENT'S STRESS LEVEL DURING HOSPITALIZATION AND HIS PERCEPTION OF HIS SIGNIFICANT FAMILY MEMBER'S ROLE IN PROVIDING SUPPORT, Susan Carey Williams Johnson

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A Modified Crank-Nicolson Method, Ernest David Jordan Jr.

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EFFECTS OF GLUCOCORTICOID TREATMENT ON THE PROPERTIES OF SINGLE NOTOR UNITS IN CAT HINDLINB HUSCLES, Andrew James Robinson

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The Relationship between Self-Concept and Locus of Control in Physically Abused Women, Betsy Wright Shires

Theses/Dissertations from 1980

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The Relationship Between Self-esteem and Duration of Low Back Pain, Betty Sue Holliday Ashby

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The Chronic Effects of Estradiol Benzoate on Ventricular Myocardial Blood Flow in the Adult Female Rat, Stephen Maurice Ashe

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Loneliness: A Study of Adult Clinic Patients with Metastatic Cancer, Katherine Norfleet Berry

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An Interphysiographic Analysis of Herb and Shrub Vegetation in Virginia Forests, Stephen James Binns

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A Sourcebook for the Production of Musical Dramas and Programs in the Elementary School, Carole Elizabeth Bradley

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An Analysis of the Fit of the Negative Binomial Distribution to Frequencies of Episodes of Illness, Philip Melville Brennan Jr.

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The Effect of Three Different Types of Feedback on the Amount of Force Generated During Isometric Contraction of the Triceps Brachii Muscle, Cindy I. Buchanan

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Wolf: A Screenplay, Thompson Crane-Baker

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Autonomic Responses of Normals and Depressives to Stress Inducing Stimuli, Dennis Donat

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The Relationship Between Maternal Self-Concept and Demonstration of Adaptive Behavior, Barbara Woodland Fleming

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REGULATION OF CARTILAGE ACID HYDROLASES AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO SKELETAL GROWTH, John Richard Hubbard

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INVESTIGATION OF A FACTOR RELEASED BY NEOPLASTIC CELLS WHICH PRODUCES A CHEMOKINETIC RESPONSE IN ACTIVATED MACROPHAGES, Richard Durelle Lane

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CLEAN TECHNIQUE INTERMITTENT CATHETERIZATION AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE INDWELLING URETHRAL CATHETER, Christine Heuston Lessels

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GENETIC HETEROGENEITY IN COMPLEMENTATION GROUPS OF PROPIONIC ACIDEMIA, Catherine McKeon

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Psychopharmacological Analysis of Central Muscarinic and Nicotinic Receptors, Leonard T. Meltzer

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THE EFFECTS OF PREPARED CHILDBIRTH ON LENGTH OF LABOR IN LOW-RISK PRIMIPARAE, Beth S. Mollick

Theses/Dissertations from 1979

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A Question of Influence: William Cowper Brann and Henry Louis Mencken, Dale Owen Bishop

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The Invalid: A Play, Robert Blumenstein

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Oncogenic Transformation by Herpes Simplex Virus, James Christian Burns

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Characterization of the Bursicon-mediated Pathway for Membrane Permeability Enhancement in the American Cockroach, Periplaneta americana, David Alan Compton

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The Measurement of Anger in Children: A Multi-Modal Approach, Edward Shirrell Eastman Jr.

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A Study of the Relationship Between Maternal Employment History and a Woman's Sex Role Orientation and Career Development, Susan Elizabeth Ellett

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TO CLOTHE A FOOL : A Study of the Apparel Appropriate for the European Court Fool 1300 - 1700, Virginia Lee Futcher

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Life Change Events in Patients with Minor Injuries, Janice VanDenburg Keitz

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THE EFFECTS OF STREPTOZOTOCIN-INDUCED DIABETES ON RESPONSES TO OPIATES AND OTHER CENTRALLY-ACTING PHARMACOLOGIC AGENTS, Glenn Stuart Simon

Theses/Dissertations from 1978

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The Ascription of Mental Illness: Inside Societal Reaction, Kevin H. Ferguson

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The Effect of the Interviewer's Status Upon the Linguistic Style and Impact Messages Cenerated by the "Obsessive Personality", VIncent B. Greenwood