Theses, Dissertations, and graduate student summative projects submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation from Augsburg University

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Somali Culture and Maternal Health: Induction of Labor, Faiso Abdulle

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Increasing Mental Health Awareness among Somali Youth in Minneapolis, Ikraan Abdulle

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Increasing Autism Awareness in the Somali Community, Safiya Ahmed

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New Treatment Options for Concussions Using Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Crystal Amundson

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Assuring Cultural Competence in the Nurse Caring for the Transgender Patient, LeAnn Bauman

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Vitamin C as an Adjunct Therapy in Sepsis Management, Nicholas Becker

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Reiki for Pain and Anxiety in an Early Cancer Therapeutics Unit, Gwen M. Boe

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Does administration of antipsychotic medications reduce the incidence and duration of delirium in critically ill adult patients?, Ellen Brateng

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The Role of Temperature Management in Neurologic Outcomes of Adult Cardiac Arrests:, Trenton Christensen

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A Proposal to Implement Assertive Community Treatment Into a Primary Care Shelter Clinic, Julie Churcher-Fields

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Restorative Yoga Practice in Arthritis, Mary Burkhart Denton

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Creating Health Membership in a Health Commons, Melinda Dively-White

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Nicotine Exposure During Pregnancy and Risk of Behavioral Disorders in Offspring, Bailey Eklund

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Assessing Trauma in Adolescents With Chronic Pain, Andrea Ellingson

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Misuse of Prescription Stimulants and Their Effect on Cognition, Zachary Friederichs

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Does Platelet Rich Plasma show improved outcomes in the treatment of chronic tendinopathies compared to other non-operative treatment options?, Brittany Goodmanson

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Reiki Training for the Informal Caregivers of Adult Hospice Patients, Jenna K. Haberman

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Monitoring Patient and Caregiver Adherence to Treatment in Management of Vascular Ulcers, Angela N. Ikeri

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Ethically Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy in Pediatric Populations, Tommie L. James III

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Colloids Compared to Crystalloids in Emergent Stabilization of Critically Ill Adults, Jerry Johnson

Does the Gut Microbiome Play A Role in the Development of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus?, Ramandeep Kaur

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In Adults with Difficult Intubations, What Is a Gold Standard Method for Success?, Nathaniel Kitzmann

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Application and use of autophagy in cancer treatment; Does the application of autophagy in patients undergoing chemotherapy/radiation enhance treatment and recovery?, Jordan Dietz Kraay

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Non-Surgical vs. Surgical Management of Heart Failure in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease, Miranda LaCroix

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Implementing Health Coaching Principles Into the Role of a Family Nurse Practitioner, Jamie C. Lang

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Does an ACL autograft, allograft or synthetic graft lead to improved long term knee stability?, Parker Lanoue

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Is there a link between Periodontal Disease and Alzheimer's Disease?, Jing Lin

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Does the Use of Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Improve Neurologically Favorable Survival in Patients with Refractory Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest?, Timothy Lund

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and ICD Therapy, Sarah Marti

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Does Urbanization or Industrialization Have More Impact on the Increasing Prevalence of Diabetes in Developing Countries?, Simon Mazza

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Fostering Humanization: Providing Care in the Margins, Alicia McCauley

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Factors that Impact Glycemic Control in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes, Kelsey McFarling

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What are the Clinical Implications on the Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Human Health: A Literature Review, Merari Morales Rosales

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A Literature Review: An Analysis of the Widespread Effects of Solitary Confinement/Social Isolation on Mental Illness and Mortality, Taneasha Muonio

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Family-inclusive Services for Children With Complex Health Care Needs, Jennifer Odegard

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Transgender Patient Care Education for Rural Ambulatory Care Nursing Staff, Peggy S. Olson

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The Great Flood: An Exploration of Fluid Resuscitation in Sepsis, Adam Olsson

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Non-adherence to Diabetes Medication Among Kenyan Women, Risper M. Onkoba

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Does Hyperthermic Intaperitoneal Chemotherapy Treatment Increase Life Expectancy in Ovarian Cancer Patients?, Alessandra Orthey

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Early Childhood Nutrition Education: Primary Prevention Within Minnesota’s Daycare System, Rebecca L. Partridge

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Would The Use of Early Albuminuria Screening In Underserved Populations Lead To More Ac- curate Predictions of Chronic Kidney Disease?, Soaly Pin

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Current prospects and outlook of CRISPR/Cas technology in clinical therapy, James Piper

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Education for Health Care Providers: Medical Cannabis, Morgan C. Rohl

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Parental Education For An Active Child, Elizabeth W. Roth

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Health Impacts of Global Climate Change With a Focus on Women’s Health, Mikhaila Samz

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Rochester Health Commons: Making Community Connections Through Service Learning, Anna L.R. Sanchez

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Idiopathic Gastroparesis: Lifestyle Modifications Versus Pharmacotherapy, Rebecca K. Schieffer

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Comparison of Non-NSAID Pain Management in the Treatment of Patients with Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis, Nicholas Schmitz

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Comparison of Non-NSAID Pain Management in the Treatment of Patients with Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis, Nicholas Schmitz

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Energy Medicine Yoga as an Adjunct Therapy for Patients who Suffer from Migraine Headaches, Catherine Slade

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Holistic Care of the Home Dialysis Patient, Dennis J. Stacy

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Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Kaitlin Storo

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Medical Treatment of Diabetes Compared to Bariatric Surgery, Daniel Thornley

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Care During Pregnancy While Hemodialysis Dependent, Elizabeth Ann Timmerman

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Impact of Music Therapy on Hospice Patients, Amie M. Tipton

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The Presence and Prognosis of Acute Kidney Injury and Renal Abnormalities in Hospitalized SARS-CoV-2 Patients, Mara Waaraniemi

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Shifting the Paradigm: Promoting Wellness for Cancer Caregivers, Anna J. Windish

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Effects and Methods of Music Therapy for Infants in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Erica Abeler

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Understanding Culture Care Among Somali Persons Receiving Home Healthcare, Daniel Amenya Amenya

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Workplace Violence Education for Nursing Students, Carla Berg

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Depression in Childbearing-aged Women, Alicia R. Bestland

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Impact of Climate Change on Children’s Health: Speaking up for the Future, Brent Bissen

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Among Patients with Chronic Hypertension, Does Blood Pressure Control with Anti-Hypertensives Decrease the Incidence of Cognitive Decline and Vascular dementia, Anna S. Boyd

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Suicide Throughout Military Personnel and Veterans: A Literature Review, Brandon Cottrell

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Operative versus Conservative Treatment of Clavicular and Scapular Fractures, Chase Davis

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Caregiver Burden: the use of Stress Reduction Techniques to Promote Self-care, Leslie C. Duane

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Short-Term Medical Missions: Capacity building in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) to address the main concerns and measure the long-term impacts on communities, Alexander Edorh

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Providing Education for Family Nurse Practitioners: the Dangers of a Sports Concussion, Anne M. Egan

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An Evaluation of the Refugee Experience of Liminality and the Impact of Best Practice Models of Care, Hanna Erickson

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The 4th Quarter: a Nutrition Education Program for Children, Jill Flaby

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Behavioral Safety Interventions for an hiv Outpatient Clinic, Marla Frahm

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Preventing Road Traffic Incidents in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Kayla Fuechtmann

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Obstetric Violence: Suffering in Silence, Theresa Goodsell

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Barriers that prevent initial prescription of hydroxyurea in sickle cell disease, Harini Halaharvi

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Ear Bead Therapy Facilitates Stress Reduction in Home Hospice Staff, Melinda Hansen

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Alleviating Toxic Stress by Nurturing Resilience Among Children Through Yoga, Vicky L. Hedican-Sime

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A Case Management Pocket Resource Guide, Teresa Hegard

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Decreasing Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Adolescents Through Meditation, Amy Heins

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Childhood Immunization Coverage and Challenges: United States vs. Latin America, James Cedric Holden

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Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention in Central America, Madeline Jensen

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Physical Activity Guidelines in Patients with Hemophilia: Benefits, Barriers, and Recommendations, Chelsea Johnson

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Holistic Nurse Coaching in Adults 65 Years and Older With Chronic Illness, Dawn M. Johnson

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Do cognitive stimulating activities help prevent the development of dementia in seniors living in Latin America?, Sarah Kane

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The Right Vasopressor at the Right Time Does Early Use of Vasopressors Decrease Morbidity and Mortality in Septic Shock, Michael Kittok

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Early Implementation of Advance Care Planning in the Primary Care Setting, Germaine Marie Kleinheksel

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Acupressure Self-care for Health Promotion, Amanda F. Knapton

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Reproductive Health Needs in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Emily Bo LaFountaine

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Opioid Agonist Therapy and Detoxification: Improving Outcomes for Fetuses Born to Addicted Mothers, Kao Lee

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The Heart of Atrial Fibrillation: Integrating Yoga for Holistic Care, Jessica Lee McAlpine

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Barriers to Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Access in Central America With a Focus on Modern Contraception, Maria McCoshen

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Reflux and Barrett’s Esophagus, Jacqueline J. Meyer-Rostad

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Health Literacy With Somali Families in the Pediatric Emergency Department, Katharine T. Misk

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Geographic Variances of Osteoporosis: What Interventions Can be Implemented to Raise Awareness and Reduce the Risk of Fractures in Latin America?, Kayla Mork

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Spirituality and Religiosity: The Impact of Spirituality and Religiosity on Health Outcomes, Nonglee Moua

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Hydrocortisone, Ascorbic Acid and Thiamine (HAT) as Adjunctive Therapy for the Septic Patient, Keith Fertey Moy

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Changing the way Urban Youth in Minneapolis, Minnesota Cope With Poverty-related Stress, Michelle DC Palmborg

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Mentorship Through Storytelling Program, Debra Marie Perry

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An Evaluation of Home-based Primary Care (HBPC): Impact on Cost and Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction in the United States and Abroad, Isaac Pierre

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Interventions in Reducing Weight Bias in Healthcare Providers and Preservice Students, Nora Powers

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Living Mindfully With a Chronic Illness, Janie M. Reitz