Medicine and Health Sciences

Every Drop Counts: Positive Reinforcement in Increasing Hand Hygiene

Hand hygiene compliance has shown to be low in both the healthcare and public setting. This study evaluates the rates of hand hygiene compliance of a regular hand sanitizer dispenser to one with a positive reinforcement visual usage count. Each machine was individually observed for cafeteria visitor's hand hygiene usage or refusal.

WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00018704

The Effect of Live Music as an Intervention on Antepartum Patients

This project examines the effect of playing live, violin music at the bedside of high-risk pregnant patients staying in the Perinatal Special Care Unit at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns. Before and after the music session, blood pressure, heart rate and mean arterial pressure were measured.

WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00018700

Effects of Strength-Based Development on Resilience in Undergraduate Nursing Students

This study focuses on the effects of strength-based interventions on the resilience of sophomore nursing majors at Point Loma Nazarene University. Main emerging themes include positive peer to peer interaction, stress reduction, and fighting burnout.

WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00018659

The Significance of Comprehensive Sex Education in Relation to Sexual Health at a Private Christian University

STIs are increasing in the U.S., particularly among college-age students. One potential factor is the amount of variance among sex education curriculum in the U.S. To combat knowledge gaps and increase awareness related to safe sexual activity among college students, a sex education seminar was offered at PLNU.

WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00018655

A Comprehensive Review of Maternal Mortality Rates in the United States and Other Developed Nations

Maternal mortality rates are a reflection of the overall health and quality of healthcare within a country. While the majority of developed countries have seen a decrease in maternal mortality rates over the past few decades, the United States has seen an increase in rates.

WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00018622

Effects of Pelvic Rotation, Trunk Rotation, Ground Reaction Force on Bat Speed in Collegiate Baseball Hitters

Although much research exists on baseball pitching, there is limited research on baseball hitting to show what factors can best predict bat speed. Using 3D Motion Capture, this study shows how stance leg impulse (force x time) predicts pelvic velocity, and angular bat speed, trunk rotation (X factor), and stride length explain bat speed.

WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00018594

The Mediator - Volume X, Issue 1 December 2014

The present issue may be regarded as an epistemological sampler. Each article takes a distinctive approach to ways of knowing. Our first article, from professors Kwon and Crizaldo, takes a decidedly modern tack yet reaches a markedly post-modern conclusion. Using the standard tools of qualitative social sciences, they tackle the problem of knowledge, attitudes, and practices relative to dengue prevention in a community located adjacent to the Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary.

English
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WHDL-00016199

A Web-Based Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Ophthalmic Pathologies

Chronic ophthalmic pathologies are a prevalent cause of blindness and vision impairment (VI) in the world. There are an estimated 1.02 million people who are blind, 3.22 million people with vision impairment, and 8.2 million people living with correctable vision impairment. 1 Glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, cataract, cancers, and diabetic retinopathy are the prominent pathologies among the many that can cause vision impairment or vision loss.

WHDL ID: 
WHDL-00015215

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