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

• (2001)
The purpose of this study was (a) to estimate the tibio-femoral and patello-femoral contact forces during the takeoff and landing phases of eight different types of vertical jumps (squat, countermovement, hop approach and ...

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• (1980)
The primary purpose of this study was to identify the essential knowledge competencies needed by a director of hospital education. A modified Delphi technique was employed to identify these essential knowledge competencies. ...

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• (2019-04-09)
A central component of a person’s well-being that is significantly impacted by cancer and its treatments is sexual health. To improve the quality of life after cancer, efforts that embrace a sex-positive view and that are ...

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• (2018-04-12)
Obesity is a growing concern in today’s world with about two thirds of adults and one third of children classified as overweight or obese. Childhood obesity is a growing public health concern because children who are living ...

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• (2010-08-20)
Concussion has been shown to cause immediate impairment in neurocognitive function and motor control. A widely accepted recovery time from concussion is 7-10 days. However, late life health issues and evidence of chronic ...

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• (1983)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the longitudinal effects of the Know Your Body (KYB) curriculum and the clinical screenings in improving health knowledge, attitude and habits of the high school students. Data ...

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• (1993)
The purpose of this study was to describe peak height velocity (PHV) characteristics and its relationship to morphological and functional developmental components in a select group of Brazilian children. The children (18 ...

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• (2018-03-29)
By 2050, the aging population worldwide is expected to increase vastly. This has major implications as the progressive loss of muscle strength is a common consequence of aging and negatively impacts physical performance ...

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• (2012-09-18)
The purpose of the present research study was to examine the effects of wheeled mobility devices on self-reported measures of community participation, quality of life and self-perception on the campus of the University of ...

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• (1990)
After two terms of "new patriotism" and chants of "U.S.A.: We're number 1," Ronald Reagan attributed his phenomenal popularity with the American public not to the made promises of government but to the real progress made ...

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• (1977)

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• (2014-01-16)
The primary goal of this dissertation was to understand to what extent are humans capable of accurately perceiving both their own rotations and the rotations of others and how do spatial manipulations of the actor and the ...

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• (2013-05-28)
The goal of this study was to estimate the prevalence of overweight and obesity among Asian Indian high skilled migrants in central Illinois and quantify the magnitude of association between the prevalence of overweight ...

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• (1974)

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• (2017-04-25)
Purpose: Optimizing athlete performance is the central focus of players, coaches, and support staffs alike. For years, monitoring the stressors encumbering athletes has focused on the injury-risk dimension and has failed ...

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• (1997)
When male participants perceived a performance motivational climate in their team, they were more likely to judge inappropriate behaviors as appropriate, and report the intention to engage and greater frequency of engagement ...

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• (1988)
The purpose of this investigation was to examine the motives interscholastic sport participants have for sport participation and withdrawal. Particular emphasis was placed on an independent and simultaneous examination of ...

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• (1990)
Much of the research examining the motivational aspects of exercise behavior has been descriptive. One weakness of this descriptive research is the overuse of a product oriented approach, which assumes that stable ...

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• (2014-01-16)
Collaborative research into the different aspects of a child’s lifestyle to address concerns of obesity and sedentary behavior is not conclusive. It is imperative to address major influences for lifestyle behaviors such ...

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• (1992)
Pesticides that have been tested as posing a risk to humans and$\\$or the environment have been banned for use in the United States. However, federal law allows exportation of these pesticides to countries for agricultural ...

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