Dissertations from the Ph.D. Program in Health Related Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

Relationship of demographic characteristics of occupational and physical therapists towards their knowledge and attitude on person-centered care in skilled nursing facilities, Sadashiv R. Aggarwal

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Education Support for Foster Care Youth: The Impact of Federal Spending on Employment Outcomes, Carlisle C. Bates

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Bridging the Digital Divide: A Risk-Based “Telehealth Needs” Scoring Model for Patient Outcome Prediction, Cindy Ann Crump

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The Relationships Among External Environments, Organizational Structures, and Performance in Pursuit of the Clinical and Academic Missions at Academic Health Centers, Eric J. Strucko

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Process Factors Affecting Reperfusion Time in Patients Presenting with ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), Richard R. Wall

Smallest Worthwhile Effect Values for Pain and Function after a Total Knee Replacement, Nancy Wofford, Daniel L. Riddle, Benjamin J. Darter, and Robert Perera

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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PERCEIVED IMPACT OF AMBIENT OPERATING ROOM NOISE BY CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETISTS, Marianne S. Cosgrove

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Adaptation and Validation of the Situation Awareness Global Assessment Technique for Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Deniz Dishman

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REHABILITATION COUNSELOR CLINICAL JUDGMENT MODEL APPLICATION WITH DATA FROM AN INDIVIDUALIZED PLACEMENT AND SUPPORT TRIAL FOR VETERANS LIVING WITH SPINAL CORD INJURIES, Kevin Fields

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What's in a Message? The Impact of Patient-Clinician Email Message Content on Patient Health Outcomes and Healthcare Utilization, Dawn M. Heisey-Grove

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Getting to Zero Preventable Falls: An Exploratory Study, Kate Lim

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The Effect of Change in Medi-Cal Dental Coverage on Dental Care Utilization Among Medi-Cal Beneficiaries, Min H. Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Usefulness of the Captia Syphilis IgG EIA test method and reverse algorithm for detection of syphilis infection in a public health setting, Patricia Armour

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A COMPARISON OF QUALITY INDICATORS BETWEEN MEDICARE ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANIZATIONS AND HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS USING PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DATA, William W. Campbell III

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Predicting Arterial Oxygen Desaturation Events Via Patient Journal and Pulse Oximetry Data in Postoperative Ambulatory Surgery Patients, Charles R. Elam IV

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THE COGNITIVE AND FUNCTIONAL IMPACT OF OPEN HEART SURGERY: A PILOT STUDY INCLUDING THREE COMMON PROCEDURES (CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFT, HEART VALVE REPLACEMENT, AND LEFT VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE), Robert Fix

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Inpatient Utilization of Computed Tomography: the Influence of Market, Hospital, and Patient Characteristics, Michael Hanshew

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Ageism Among Healthcare Professionals: The Influence of Personal Aging Anxiety, Job Role, and Work Setting on Attitudes Toward Older Patients, Jennifer L. K. Inker

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Evaluating the Effects of a Flipped Classroom Compared to a Traditional Classroom on Retention of Information and Course Engagement in a Radiation Safety Course, Stephanie A. McHugh

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Relationship Between Patient-Health Coach Interactions and Changes in Markers of Glucose Homeostasis, Jason P. Nagy

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The Relationship Between Central Venous Catheter and Post-Operative Complications in Patients Undergoing Hepatic Resection, David C. O'Connor

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Assessing Baseline and Post-Discharge Risk Factors in Subjects with and without Sleep Apnea Undergoing Endoscopy with Deep Sedation, Mercedes E. Weir

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Reducing Sepsis Mortality: A Cloud-Based Alert Approach, Janet A. Zink

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Impact of Perceived Mental Illness Stigma on Caregivers’ Desire to Relinquish Care, Tyler R. Corson

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A Study of Critical Value Notification in the Outpatient Setting: The Relationship Between Physician Response and Patient Outcomes, Kristie Renee Finney