Village Characteristics and Health of Rural Chinese Older Adults: Examining the CHARLS Pilot Study of a Rich and Poor Province

Village Characteristics and Health of Rural Chinese Older Adults: Examining the CHARLS Pilot Study of a Rich and Poor Province

Date: December 2013
Creator: Yeatts, Dale E., 1952-; Pei, Xiaomei; Cready, Cynthia M.; Shen, Yuying; Luo, Hao & Tan, Junxin
Description: Article on the village characteristics and health of rural Chinese older adults and an examination of the CHARLS pilot study of a rich and poor province.
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Piano-related Musculoskeletal Disorders: Posture and Pain

Piano-related Musculoskeletal Disorders: Posture and Pain

Date: May 2013
Creator: Shamoto, Yoshiko
Description: A healthy posture protects the body-supporting functions and prevents injuries by maintaining balance. Literature in performing arts medicine suggests that posture is an important component to prevent piano-playing related injuries. However, no known research studies have quantified, characterized, and compared pianists' sitting postures. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between playing postures and perceived pain among pianists. This study applied innovative approach using qualitative and quantitative methods, combined with three-dimensional motion captured technology. To examine risk factors related pianists' postures, three-dimensional motion-capture cameras recorded approximate 40 pianists' postures in various situations; data recordings were combined with a statistical method to investigate pain-posture correlations. Results reveal that the degrees of head-neck or body tilt angles are the tendency of risk factors for piano-playing related pain. Results from this study may have multiple practical implications among which are: (1) a risk factor pain, injury index, or indicator (2) a performance habits profile and (3) practice guide to prevention of piano-playing related musculoskeletal disorders.
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An Analysis of the Problem of the Insecurity of Children

An Analysis of the Problem of the Insecurity of Children

Date: June 1939
Creator: Little, Edith
Description: This study is an attempt to find causes and indications of insecurity in elementary school children. Possible solutions and ways to increase security are also explored.
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An Analysis of the Adequacy of the Health Program in Certain Texas High Schools

An Analysis of the Adequacy of the Health Program in Certain Texas High Schools

Date: June 1939
Creator: Heizer, Richmond P.
Description: This thesis examines the state of Texas high school health programs using federal standards first established seven years previously.
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A Teaching Guide for the Development of Personal and Social Qualities in the Women Major Students of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department of North Texas State College, Denton, Texas

A Teaching Guide for the Development of Personal and Social Qualities in the Women Major Students of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department of North Texas State College, Denton, Texas

Date: August 1950
Creator: Johnson, Eithel Lenora
Description: The investigator had the following purposes in developing the study: 1. To determine the social and personal qualities that should be developed in women major students in the health, physical education, and recreation department of North Texas State College. 2. To organize topics centering around the selected social and personal qualities for presentation in the Teaching Guide of this study. 3. To set up for each topic a suggested teaching plan by outlining contents and suggested activities related to each topic to be used as a guide for physical education teachers in promoting the development of personal and social qualities in the women major students. 4. To construct the Teaching Guide.
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A Study to Construct a Handbook on the Effective Use of the Bulletin Board in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation in the Secondary Schools and Colleges

A Study to Construct a Handbook on the Effective Use of the Bulletin Board in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation in the Secondary Schools and Colleges

Date: August 1950
Creator: Phillips, Arah
Description: Although most schools have bulletin boards, in most cases its educational possibilities and potentialities have not been fully realized by teachers of the health, physical education, and recreation departments. The wealth of facts innate in this program make it a rich field for full realization of values to be derived from the effective use of the bulletin board. Therefore, the writer became interested in setting forth some definite, concise, and practical suggestions in the form of a manual that would serve as a guide in the effective use of the bulletin board.
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A Review of Literature on the Consumption of Vegetables in America

A Review of Literature on the Consumption of Vegetables in America

Date: 1946
Creator: Ware, Martha
Description: This thesis is a review of thirty-two investigations made from 1917 to 1944 relative to vegetables in the diet of the American people.
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A Survey of Eye Hygiene in Ascher Silberstein Elementary School, Dallas, Texas

A Survey of Eye Hygiene in Ascher Silberstein Elementary School, Dallas, Texas

Date: 1941
Creator: Evans, Mary Sue
Description: The problem of this research was to make a survey of cumulative and permanent records of the children in the Ascher Silberstein Elementary School in order to discover the eye conditions, and to determine the necessity for an expanded program of eye hygiene.
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UNT Wellness Initiative

UNT Wellness Initiative

Date: March 24, 2011
Creator: Vosvick, Mark A. & Williamson, Celia
Description: This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out, the Symposium on Well-Being. In this presentation, the author discusses the importance of quality of life to achieve happiness and wellness.
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The Relationship of Health Knowledges to Health Practices of College Freshmen at North Texas State University

The Relationship of Health Knowledges to Health Practices of College Freshmen at North Texas State University

Date: May 1969
Creator: Fisher, Millard Jay
Description: The problem of this study was the relationship of health knowledges to health practices of college freshmen at North Texas State University.
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The Origin, Growth, and Development of Physical and Health Education for Girls in the Public Schools of El Paso, Texas

The Origin, Growth, and Development of Physical and Health Education for Girls in the Public Schools of El Paso, Texas

Date: August 1939
Creator: Markgraff, Beatrice
Description: This study presents the origin, growth, and development of the health and physical education progressive movement aimed at public high school girls in El Paso, Texas.
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Traditional Medicine: a Blessing or Bane? The Case of Ghana

Traditional Medicine: a Blessing or Bane? The Case of Ghana

Date: August 1996
Creator: Sakyi-Addo, Isaac
Description: The study examines the socio-demographic characteristics of Traditional Medical Practitioners in Ghana. Their attitudes towards collaboration with biomedical practitioners, their associations, and regulation is also discussed. Data for the study was obtained from a Survey of Traditional Medical Practitioners in Ghana.
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Longitudinal Study of Loneliness and Depression as Predictors of Health in Mid- to Later Life

Longitudinal Study of Loneliness and Depression as Predictors of Health in Mid- to Later Life

Date: May 2008
Creator: Chlipala, M. Linda
Description: The longitudinal relationship between loneliness and depression as predictors of chronic health conditions in middle-aged to older adults was investigated utilizing data collected by the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), a national representative longitudinal study of health, retirement, and aging, conducted by the Institute for Social Research (ISR) Survey Research Center (SRC) at the University of Michigan, funded by the National Institute on Aging and the Social Security Administration. The correlation between these loneliness and depression was moderate (r = .32 to r = 51). The single-item subjective self-report of loneliness was found to be an adequate measure of loneliness. A cross-lagged panel correlation and regression design was used to examine the longitudinal relationship between loneliness, depression, and chronic health conditions. A temporal precedence was indicated implying a causal relationship with depression leading to subsequent loneliness. The relationship between recurring loneliness and chronic health conditions was weak (r = .13).
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A Survey of Health Programs in Texas High Schools of 50 to 500 Enrollment

A Survey of Health Programs in Texas High Schools of 50 to 500 Enrollment

Date: June 1959
Creator: Brown, Jimmy Dillon
Description: The purposes of this study are: (1) to provide a history of school health programs; (2) to secure from authorities in the field an idea of what constitutes a good school health program; (3) to examine present programs in Texas Public High Schools of 50 to 500 enrollment in order to determine the nature of activities being carried on; (4) to show how programs are organized, administered, and financed; and (5) to point out existing deficiencies and to offer recommendations for improving present programs based upon the most successful and outstanding patterns.
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The Role of the Teacher in the Health Service Program of the Elementary Schools of Dallas, Texas

The Role of the Teacher in the Health Service Program of the Elementary Schools of Dallas, Texas

Date: 1947
Creator: Williams, Beatrice Mabry
Description: It was the purpose of this study, first, to determine how and to what extent a teacher can be instrumental in improving the health status of the Dallas elementary school child, and second, to ascertain the importance of a teacher's evaluation of physical aspects from the standpoint of their effect on the mental, social, and emotional well-being of the school child.
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Development and Psychometric Validation of the State-Trait Spirituality Inventory

Development and Psychometric Validation of the State-Trait Spirituality Inventory

Date: August 2004
Creator: Harvey, Michelle B.
Description: The present study contributes to the widening body of spirituality research by conceptualizing it as a state-trait construct. A new measure of spirituality, the State-Trait Spirituality Inventory (STSI), was created and validated according to psychometric methods of test construction. In its current form, the STSI contains seven state spirituality items and six trait spirituality items. A thorough review of the literature identified common themes in spirituality definitions and assisted in developing definitions of trait and state spirituality. Internal consistency for the trait scale was .88 and for the state scale, .68. Good test-retest reliability was found with coefficients of .84 for trait spirituality and .81 for state spirituality. Results from a preliminary undergraduate sample as well as from the validation sample yielded a two-factor solution. In general, items determined by expert panels as trait items loaded on one factor and items deemed to be state items loaded on the second factor. Multitrait multimethod analysis yielded mixed findings for convergent, divergent, and concurrent validity for the spirituality and religiosity traits. Methods consisted of paper-and-pencil cognitive and behavioral measures. Cognitive measures were more likely to support convergent/divergent validity than were behavioral measures. A major emphasis in the study was to determine whether ...
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Iron and Copper Metabolism of Young College Women on Self-Selected Diets

Iron and Copper Metabolism of Young College Women on Self-Selected Diets

Date: 1947
Creator: Holt, Nora Flowayne
Description: The object of this study is to determine the copper and iron intake in food and the output in the urine and feces of women students living in the Home Management House eating a self-selected diet.
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What's Wrong with Processed Food?

What's Wrong with Processed Food?

Date: October 24, 2011
Creator: Kaplan, David M.
Description: This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on the Food We Eat. The topics include what processed food is, genetically-modified foods, functional foods, and the impacts of processed foods.
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The Food We Eat

The Food We Eat

Date: October 24, 2011
Creator: Mondragon-Becker, Antonio
Description: This poster introduces the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on the Food We Eat. This series features Dr. James Veteto, director of the Laboratory of Environmental Anthropology, and the Southern Seed Legacy project, Dr. David Kaplan, assistant professor of philosophy and director of the Philosophy of Food Project, and Dr. Priscilla Connors, associate professor of hospitality management.
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Campania In-Felix (Unhappy Country)

Campania In-Felix (Unhappy Country)

Date: May 2011
Creator: Corsale, Ivana
Description: This documentary film explores the damages produced by the illegal dumping of toxic waste in the environment and the rise in health concerns specific to the Campania region in Southern Italy. The management of waste material in the region is in the hands of the Camorra - a mafia organization with vast economic and political power. Through the narration of personal stories, the documentary reveals the broken emotional and cultural balance between the people from the region and their land.
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Nitrogen Metabolism of College Women on Self-Selected Diets

Nitrogen Metabolism of College Women on Self-Selected Diets

Date: 1947
Creator: Boshart, Gayle Jewel
Description: The purpose of the present study is to determine the nitrogen intake and output (in both urine and feces) of two groups of Texas college women living in the Home Management House at North Texas State College.
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Diet in Relation to Health and Some Common Diseases

Diet in Relation to Health and Some Common Diseases

Date: 1942
Creator: Merrett, Mary Jo
Description: The purpose of this study is to present a concise and practical method of applying diet management in health and in some common diseases.
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Uninsured Adult Working-Age Population in Tarrant County: Access, Cost of Care, and Health--Hispanic Immigrants

Uninsured Adult Working-Age Population in Tarrant County: Access, Cost of Care, and Health--Hispanic Immigrants

Date: August 2004
Creator: Queen, Courtney M.
Description: This study uses secondary survey data collected from a sample population of clients from JPS Health Network in Tarrant County, Texas from July-August, 2000. Respondents for this study represents a group of working-age Hispanic immigrant adults, N=379. Andersen's "Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations" is used to as the theoretical framework. Bivariate crosstabulation revealed significant relationships for dependent variables: problems getting needed healthcare, doctor visits, emergency room visits, overnight in the hospital, and obtaining prescription medication. Findings confirm that lack of coverage, competing needs, and difficulties in the health care system are significant in access health care. Subsequent implications and policy recommendations suggests the inevitability of short and long term health consequences unless changes are made to policies and programs.
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Automated Syndromic Surveillance using Intelligent Mobile Agents

Automated Syndromic Surveillance using Intelligent Mobile Agents

Date: December 2007
Creator: Miller, Paul
Description: Current syndromic surveillance systems utilize centralized databases that are neither scalable in storage space nor in computing power. Such systems are limited in the amount of syndromic data that may be collected and analyzed for the early detection of infectious disease outbreaks. However, with the increased prevalence of international travel, public health monitoring must extend beyond the borders of municipalities or states which will require the ability to store vasts amount of data and significant computing power for analyzing the data. Intelligent mobile agents may be used to create a distributed surveillance system that will utilize the hard drives and computer processing unit (CPU) power of the hosts on the agent network where the syndromic information is located. This thesis proposes the design of a mobile agent-based syndromic surveillance system and an agent decision model for outbreak detection. Simulation results indicate that mobile agents are capable of detecting an outbreak that occurs at all hosts the agent is monitoring. Further study of agent decision models is required to account for localized epidemics and variable agent movement rates.
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