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Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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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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Purification and Characterization of Two Oxidoreductases Involved in Bile Acid Modification by the Intestinal Anaerobe Eubacterium sp. VPI 12708, Clifton Franklund

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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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Professionalism and Job Satisfaction of Registered Nurses in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Elisabeth B. Hutton

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Imide/Arylene Ether Copolymers, Brian J. Jensen

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STRESS AND SOCIAL SUPPORT OF PARENTS WITH AN ADULT MENTALLY RETARDED CHILD, Nancy Patricia Kropf

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

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Hospital Quality Assurance and Outcomes of Hospitalization, Patricia A. Rowell

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

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The Analysis of 3-Channel "Vector" Visual Evoked Potentials and Possible Neuroanatomical Correlates, Lance Mitchell Siegel

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

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IMMUNOMODULATORS IN SENESCENT MICE, Kevin R. McCormick

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AGE-RELATED DIFFERENCES IN THE MOVEMENT PATTERNS OF ADOLESCENTS 11, 14, AND 17 YEARS OF AGE RISING TO STANDING FROM SUPINE ON A BED, Jeanne O'Neil McCoy

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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Marco Polo, John Gunther Hoppenthaler

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

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New Antimuscarinic Agents for Improved Treatment of Poisoning by Cholinesterase Inhibitors, Robert Lee Hudkins

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Proliferation and Differentiation of Mast Cell Progenitors, Daniel Lee Jarboe

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THE PERCEPTIONS OF VIRGINIA PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS WITH RESPECT TO KEY ELEMENTS OF THE VIRGINIA PUBLIC PROCUREMENT ACT, Gwen Edwards Lilly

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THE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF SYSTEM ACQUIRED HOSPITALS, Janet Lynch

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ELECTROCHEMICAL AND SURFACE ENHANCED RESONANCE RAMAN STUDY OF HEME PROTEINS AT BARE METAL ELECTRODES, David Edward Reed

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

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Mechanisms of Tolerance to the Effects of Clozapine and Pimozide on a Multiple Fixed Interval 60-second Fixed Ratio-30 Food Reinforcement Schedule in Rats, Heidi Freese Villanueva

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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The Role of Familial Conflict in the Adaptation to Menarche: Sequential Analysis of Family Interaction, Grayson N. Holmbeck

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EFFECTS OF HEMATOCRIT VARIATIONS ON MICROCIRCULATORY HEMODYNAMICS AND OXYGEN TRANSPORT IN HAMSTER STRIATED MUSCLE, Lih Kuo

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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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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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EXTENT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS BY EXECUTIVE NURSES IN VIRGINIA'S ACUTE CARE HOSPITAL, Mary R. Pippin

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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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Differences in Nursing Home Utilization and Clinical Outcome in Veterans Administration Nursing Home Patients, Christine M. Sheehy

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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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The effect of a cardiovascular risk factor education program on health behaviors of selected school age children, Terry M. Tuck and Sharon K. Williams

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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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HEALTH PERCEPTION, ANGINAL SYMPTOMS AND LIFE SATISFACTION AFTER CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS AND PRECUTANEOUS TRANSLUMINAL CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY, Diana Creger Porter

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ILLNESS BEHAVIOUR QUESTIONNAIRE AS A PREDICTOR OF PROBLEMATIC AND APROBLEMATIC PATIENTS WITH A PAINFUL UPPER EXTREMITY, Suzanne S. Seay

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An Evaluation of Two Training Programs Designed to Enable Hostages to Cope More Effectively with Captivity Stress, Thomas Strentz

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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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Chemical Studies on Oxomolybdenum(VI,IV) Complexes as Bioinorganic Models for the Molybdenum Oxidases, James Thomas Lyon III

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The Incidence of Postoperative Retching and Vomiting in the Adult Patient Undergoing Abdominal Surgery Following Intraoperative Administration of Droperidol, Gary L. Miller

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Qualitative and quantitative morphology of lateral rectus motoneurons of the principal abducens nucleus, Helen Russell-Mergenthal

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

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A descriptive study of the relationship of teaching level and subject area assignment to teachers' attitudes toward critical thinking, Patricia Barnes Walker

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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A DESCRIPTION OF THE THEATRE CURRICULUM AT HOPEWELL HIGH SCHOOL, Don P. McMillan

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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

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The effect of social support on the blood pressure of mild and moderate hypertensives, Edith Price Vaughan

Theses/Dissertations from 1983

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