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

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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

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Climate Change and Dengue Fever: Are They Connected?, Chelsey Rilatos

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Using Music Therapy as an Adjunct to Pharmacologic Therapies for Chronic Pain, Andrea L. Rosenberg

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Diagnostic techniques in resource-limited countries compared with developed countries, Rachel Schiltz

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Efficacy of a Single Dose HPV vaccine and its Potential Outcomes in Low-Income Countries, Brooke Schramm

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Antibiotic Resistance of Streptococcus Pneumoniae in the United States and Latin American Countries: Contributing Factors and Potential Solutions, Brian Sherman

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SAFE ZONE HEALTHCARE: GENDER AFFIRMING CARE FOR TRANSGENDER YOUTH IN PRIMARY CARE, Rebecca N. Spee

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Sensitivity of single organ versus multiorgan point-of-care ultrasound compared to computed tomography pulmonary angiography in detecting pulmonary embolism in adult patients, Jessica Stangenes

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Tai chi and Yoga for the Management of Chronic Noncancer Pain, Jacqueline Njoki Sumner

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Does risk stratification in post-partum hemorrhage improve outcomes?, Kamini Sundar bose

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BEFASTA Education to Change Attitudes to Call 911 When Stroke Symptoms Occur, Holly J. Swanson

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Seeking to Provide Culturally Competent end of Life Care: Exploring the Loss of a Loved One, Cheryl L. Swenson`

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How Does The Use of Pelvic Binders In Patients With Unstable Pelvic Fractures Compare To Alternative Temporary External Immobilization Methods?, Paige Thayer

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Maternal Health Interventions in Rural, Resource-Limited Countries, Katherine Tilton

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Creating a Culture of Care Among Nurse Leaders and Casting Center Staff, Tracy Y. Waters

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Non-Pharmacological HIV Prevention Strategies in Low-Income and Developing Countries: Special Focus on Latin America, Lyn Zurakowski

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Meditation Program for School-age Children, Robyn Lynn Ait Ali

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Drug Therapy Vs. Ablation Therapy for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation, Jessica Ansara

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How Does Education of Food Handlers and Citizens Improve Food Safety?, Bishop Anyiwe

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Disparities in Transgender Patient Healthcare and Implications for Primary Care Providers, Ashley Aretz

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Quiet Time: Rest as Medicine in an Acute Care and Community Setting, Kristin E. Babine-Dinnen

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Does music therapy decrease agitation in patients with dementia?, Clinton Billhorn

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A Multi-disciplinary Approach Providing Comprehensive Heart Failure Education, Jennifer L. Brakke

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Cognitive Behavioral Techniques in Pediatric Pain Management, Amity Carlson

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What methods of prevention of Zika Virus infection are most effective and what is done to prevent Zika Virus in Costa Rica and Nicaragua?, Melissa Charron

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Historical and Current Management of Hemophilia: A Focus on Inhibitor Development and Treatment in Severe Hemophilia A, Julia Colling

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Access and Attitudes Regarding Emergency Contraception and Reproductive Health in Nicaragua, Nadia Commers

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Analysis of the Effects of Music Therapy on Pain and Anxiety Levels in Pediatric Burn Patients, Maria Cook

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Local Attitudes and Prevention around the Nicaraguan Sugarcane Worker with Chronic Renal Disease, Matt Cyr

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What is the Best Antihypertensive Regimen to Prevent Stroke in Hypertensive Patients?, Pat DeWitt

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Distracted Caregivers: A Literature Review Regarding the Impact of Caregiver Mobile Device Usage on Children, Joseph Eisenschenk

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Leadership with Professional Associations, Shari R. Estep

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Effects of Cultural and Language Barriers on the Outcome of Autism Spectrum Disorder Amongst Children from the Somali Immigrant Population of Minnesota, Amal Farah

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Obesity: Best Treatment Practices Based on Current Research, Garret FitzSimmons

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Empowering Victims of sex Trafficking: Developing a Practice of Self-care, Samantha Foster

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Hyperuricemia and Mesoamerican Nephropathy, Britleigh Garcia

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How does being born via cesarean section compared to vaginal delivery change the gut microbiota and immune system in newborns and affect the development of asthma and allergies, Rachel Gratz

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The Impact of Sexual Education on Decreasing Adolescent Pregnancy in Nicaragua, Allison Greenwood

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In developing countries, does the implementation of basic cardio-pulmonary resuscitation education in the community improve patient outcomes?, Ashley Gross

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Caritas Room: a place for self-care practices, Bertina L. Haug

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Among Patients with Endometriosis, Does the Use of Serum Biomarkers, Versus Laparoscopic Surgery For Diagnosis and Staging of the Disease Decrease the Incidence of Disease Related Negative Outcomes, Ellyn C. Hexum

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Acute Post-Operative Pain Management: Preventing Overuse of Opioids, Alison Hirsch

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Developing More Effective Women’s Leadership Development Programs & Addressing the Organizational Barriers That Inhibit Them, Greta M. Hittner

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Effectiveness of Combination Prevention strategy in HIV Prevention in Latin America, Amina Iman

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Impact of Medical Scribes in Healthcare: A Systematic Review, Eryn Johnson

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Analysis of Intrauterine Device Implementation and Review of Prevention Strategies to Reduce Adolescent Pregnancy in Nicaragua, Haley Johnson

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An Essential Perspective of Surgery: a Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical Care Model, Michelle D. Johnson

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Finding the fit: job Crafting as a Leadership Tool, Paul R. Johnson

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Smallpox Bioterrorism Preparedness: The Importance of Technology and Education for Early Detection and Response, D Taylor Jorgenson-Rathke

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Exploring the Lives of Retired Nurses Using the Lens of Legacy, Verliss L. Keller-Miller

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Comparing Short and Long-Term Benefits of ACL Autograft and Allograft Reconstruction Techniques, Nathan Kleppe

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An Analysis of Music Therapy on Improving Social and Communication Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Steven Koehler

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Inhaled Aromatherapy for Stress Reduction for Head Start Teachers, Jacquelyn Faulkner Komplin

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Climate Change: Human Health, the Developing World and the Global Response, Cole James Kriett

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Are Platelet Rich Plasma injections a Better Choice Compared to Glucocorticoid Injections for the Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy in Adult Patients?, Sawyer Lange

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How is music therapy currently being used in pediatric pain management?, Kaylie LaPlante

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The Eleventh Hour: Navigating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Within a Veterans’ Community, Christopher R. Lee

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Effect of Intimate Partner Violence on Maternal and Fetal Health During Pregnancy, Chelsey Leuschke

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Maintaining Competence for Safe Equipment use in the Operating Room, Benedict M. Lorenz

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HPV Screening in Nicaragua, Claire Maccani