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

• (1993)
This study examined motivational patterns among high school athletes based on predictions found in Nicholls' (1984) theory of achievement motivation. More specifically, it was predicted that athletes classified as ego-involved ...

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• (1989)
The purpose of this study was to examine the metabolic response to a 763 KCAL mixed meal at rest, during exercise at 50% VO$\sb2$ max and 3 hours post-exercise in aerobically-trained (AT, n = 8) resistive-trained (RT, n = ...

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• (1992)
The effect of the flight phase on jumping distance was examined using simulation procedures. Most previous studies of the long jump have focused on the approach and take-off phases of the long jump where the jumper makes ...

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• (2010-08-31)
Preventing tobacco vendors from selling tobacco to youth is part of a comprehensive approach to combat youth smoking. The literature shows that clerks who ask for identification tend to refuse sales to minors. The current ...

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• (1994)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relations between postural configuration during bipedal stance and performance on manual control task. Postural control is influenced by the interaction of the constraints ...

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• (1994)
Culture is an intricate web of assumptions and practices that profoundly influence the meanings that humans give to their experience. Through sheer repetition, systems of belief may begin to pass as fact or truth, thus ...

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• (1987)
This dissertation presents an ecological model of human prehensile behavior utilizing the technique of dimensional analysis to develop pi-numbers that express body scaled relationships between hands and objects of prehension. ...

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• (2012-02-06)
Given the increasing prevalence of sedentary behaviors during childhood, and the concomitant pervasiveness of neurobehavioral disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a greater understanding of ...

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• (1995)
Using standing as paradigmatic example, this study considers current issues in the movement sciences in relationship to the practice of rehabilitation and movement re-education. The concepts of variety and constraint provide ...

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• (2014-09-16)
For years researchers have studied the impact of stress on health (McEwen, 2008; DeLongis, Folkman and Lazarus, 1988). Some have found that stress can be a precursor to a number of psychological and physiological health ...

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• (2011-08-25)
Background. Mexicans are disproportionately affected by cardiovascular disease and there is mounting evidence that Mexicans may be genetically prone to the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Objective. ...

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• (2011-05-25)
Rates of overweight and obesity have risen drastically in the United States in the last thirty years. As a result of the overweight and obesity epidemic, health care costs in the United States have also grown exponentially. ...

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• (2013-05-24)
Manual wheelchair users report a high prevalence of shoulder pain. Growing evidence shows that variability in forces applied to biological tissue is related to musculoskeletal pain. The purpose of this study was to examine ...

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• (2013-05-24)
In 2011, the 11th leading cause of death in the U.S. was septicemia. Sepsis is a disease pathway that leads to death by infection of the blood and is a process that is highly time dependent. The purpose of this study is ...

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• (2011-05-25)
Mass communication health campaign messages play critical roles in public health, yet studies show mixed effectiveness in reaching and impacting underserved populations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the benefits ...

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• (1987)
This dissertation explored recent theoretical propositions for linking theories of visual perception and action. Two experiments were conducted to examine the roles played by relative and absolute motion components in the ...

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• (1992)
The reported experiments were designed to examine the relation between changes in velocity and direction of travel on the perception of a moving object. The effect of these changes on time-to-contact judgements was also ...

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• (2013-05-24)
Interceptive projectile aiming to a moving target such as passing in American football requires a coordinated movement sequence based on accurately perceived and/or predicted object motion characteristics. I addressed the ...

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• (1992)
Gerontological exercise research has focused primarily on older men even though women have longer life spans. The exercise literature implies a relationship between exercise participation and health, yet only 10-20% of the ...

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