# Browse Dissertations and Theses - Kinesiology and Community Health by Title

• (2011-08-26)
Physical activity (PA) is associated with reduced side effects and enhanced quality of life (QOL) in breast cancer survivors. However, PA participation in this population is abysmal. The purpose of this study was to test ...
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• (2013-05-24)
For the past three decades, the prevalence of childhood obesity has been on the rise and correspondingly engagement time in sedentary activities has escalated. In contrast, interest, and participation rates in physical ...
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• (2014-05-30)
Eccentric contractions, often required for participation in resistance training, as well as daily activities, can injure skeletal muscle. The repair of muscle damage is essential for effective remodeling, tissue maintenance, ...
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• (1994)
The two goals pursued in this study were to identify controllable dynamic characteristics of human posture and to approach the description of these characteristics by means of computer graphics. The notion that virtual ...
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• (2014-01-16)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a 2 minute bout of body weight support treadmill training (BWSTT) on ankle spasticity in persons with advanced multiple sclerosis (MS). Spasticity is a common symptom ...
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• (1989)
Experiment 1 was used to determine the effect of systematic manipulation of five body positions (seat tube angle) and configurations (hip angle) on cycling performance while controlling for body orientation (trunk angle ...
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• (1990)
The effects of cost containment and related factors on hospital quality of care were studied. A major purpose of this study was to explore the usefulness of Peer Review data in quality of care research. National data (50 ...
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• (2012-09-18)
The benefits of exercise are well-known and well-documented, yet adherence to exercise regimens is low. There is an intuitive connection between exercise enjoyment and increasing adherence to exercise programs. Exercise ...
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• (2011-05-25)
Previous research suggests that mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) results in significant cognitive and behavioral learning deficit, as well as long-term depressive like behavior in mice. mTBI has been identified as ...
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• (2011-08-25)
Concussion has been shown to cause immediate impairment in motor control. However, the effect of subconcussive blows is much more controversial. The clinically accepted recovery time from concussion is 7-10 days. However, ...
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• (2012-05-22)
Impaired wound healing induced by obesity is a major health care concern. Non-healing wounds account for greater than $25 billion in annual health care costs in the United States alone. Thus, therapies to speed healing ... PDF (2MB) • (1994) The purpose of this project was to explore the interaction between kinematic and kinetic factors and to investigate whether this relationship is affected by different speed conditions (43, 60, 77 and 95 equivalent 8 inch ... PDF (3MB) • (1994) Effects of acute exercise and chronic exercise training on activities of five hepatic lipogenic enzymes were studied in rats fed different high-carbohydrate diets. In Study 1, ATP citrate lyase (CL), pyruvate kinase (PK), ... PDF (9MB) • (2013-05-24) Yoga practice is becoming increasing popular in the West and there is growing interest in the mental benefits, including cognitive benefits that this mind-body exercise may offer. In spite of being a topical area of enquiry, ... PDF (1MB) • (2011-08-25) Anxiety is a prevalent issue on college campuses, and is associated with impaired cognition. Finding an affordable behavioral therapy that could enhance cognitive performance in the academic setting would be valuable. Acute ... PDF (2MB) • (2012-09-18) Arterial stiffness increases cardiovascular disease risk for stroke, myocardial infarction, and mortality. The aim of this study was to examine the influence of resistance exercise intensity on arterial stiffness and blood ... PDF (467KB) • (1993) Elevated lipoprotein (a) concentration (Lp(a)) ($>\$30 mg/dl particle mass) is an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease (CAD). It has been suggested that intense exercise lowers plasma (Lp(a)) in healthy ...
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• (2013-05-24)
Health behaviors of mothers during the postpartum period are as important as health behaviors during pregnancy. Understanding the health behaviors of mothers during the postpartum period is very important in understanding ...
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• (2010-05-19)
Purpose: To determine if a difference in health status exists between the population of individuals with a disability and the population of individuals without a disability. And to examine the effects of physical activity ...
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• (2013-08-22)
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) undergoing maintenance hemodialysis therapy suffer from a variety of co-morbid conditions that greatly decrease physical function and increase cardiovascular disease ...
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