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

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

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

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RELIABILITY AND STABILITY OF THE SIX QUESTION DISABILITY MEASURE IN THE CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY: WHAT THE DATA CAN AND CANNOT TELL US ABOUT DISABILITY AND LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION, Jeffrey Joy Dr.

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Determinants of Hospital Administrators' Choice of Anesthesia Practice Model, Maribeth L. Massie

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THE IMPACT OF CHEMOTHERAPY AND RADIOTHERAPY FOR BREAST CANCER ON COGNITION AND FUNCTIONAL PERFORMANCE: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SURVEY DATA TAKEN AT THREE TIME POINTS POST-TREATMENT, Ann Marie Potter

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An Evaluation of Critical Resources in Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, Lois E. Stewart

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A Targeted Approach to Increasing the African American Blood Donor Pool, Arnethea L. Sutton

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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MOTIVES FOR PARTICIPATION IN TRIATHLONS AMONG MIDLIFE TO OLDER BLACK WOMEN: A MIXED METHOD STUDY, Candace Brown

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SENSORY-BASED SUBTYPING IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER, Kelle K. DeBoth

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Sciatic Peripheral Nerve Blockade for Pain Control Following Hamstring Autograft Harvest in Adolescents: A Comparison of Two Techniques, James Furstein

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Emerging Pathogens in Cystic Fibrosis Patients at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (VCUMC), Emily M. Hill

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Spontaneous Abortions Among U.S. Occupationally Exposed Radiologic Technologists, Jason S. Tavel

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Patterns in Chaplain Documentation of Assessments and Interventions, a Descriptive Study, Kevin E. Adams

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Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Predictive Factors for Successful Occupational Performance, Mary Culshaw

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Relieving Post-stroke Fatigue Using a Group-based Educational Training Approach, Catherine E. Emery

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GROWING UP IN IRELAND: FACTORS IMPACTING SLEEP PATTERNS OF PRETERM INFANTS, Joanne Fallon

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Incorporation of Molecular Diagnostics into Medical Laboratory Science Curriculum: Clinical Facilities Expectations. An Asynchronous, Iterative, Online Delphi Study., Barbara Kraj