Recent Submissions

  • The Use Of Melatonin For Insomnia In Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    Bevan, Brooke; Ackerman, Margaret (2020-05-04)
    Review literature and evidenced based use of melatonin to treat insomnia in people with COPD
  • The Pronunciation Effect On Vocabulary Choices Of Multilingual English Speakers In Oral Discourse

    Bustamante Martinez, Esau I.; Gonzalez, Melanie; Gonzalez, Melanie (2020-05-04)
    Pronunciation and vocabulary are two important elements in English language learning. This pilot study uses a qualitative approach to investigate the relationship between pronunciation and vocabulary choices of multilingual English language learners. In the study six different instruments were used to assess the participant’s pronunciation and their reasons for her vocabulary choices. The results showed that there is a variation in the participant’s pronunciation at the segmental and phonotactic level and her responses indicated that pronunciation has an impact in vocabulary choices as well.
  • Preventing Osteoporosis In Postmenopausal Women

    Balla, Blerta; Ackerman, Margaret (2020-05-04)
    Review of literature analyzing best practice for treatment of osteoporosis in post menopausal women.
  • Diabetes Education In School Nurses

    Zichella, Carol; Williams, Cheryl (2020-05-04)
    Increasing incidence of diabetes in youth requires the school nurse to be competent in providing evidence-based nursing care for the management of diabetes in the school setting. The purpose of this project was to evaluate and increase the knowledge and confidence level of school nurses in the care of students with type 1 diabetes. The lack of literature or competencies focused on diabetes management in the school setting led to the development of a curriculum and survey to measure the effectiveness of the curriculum. 15 school nurses participated in the educational offering. Paired sample t-tests demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in diabetes knowledge and confidence in diabetes care. (p<0.01).
  • Monitoring Changes In Microbial Composition And Density In Coastal Marine Waters In Essex County, MA: Part I

    Gordon, Ethel; Fregeau, Mark; Maney, Ted; Brown, Jason; Scottgale, Thomas; Schreiner, Sheila M.; Alachi, Peter (2020-05-04)
    This research tests the hypothesis that periodic assessment of the variety and density of coastal microbes will coincide with the safety or danger of these waters for public use. We will use sterile containers to collect samples from surface water near the Salem State University mussel farm and assess microbes by conventional and genetic reactions. A prolonged study of microbial life in this area may have implications for understanding the impact of current environmental changes.
  • Coronavirus Explainer

    Sprenkle, Amy B. (2020-05-04)
    As a professor or Microbiology, Biotechnology and Immunology here at Salem State, I’ve been following COVID-19 quite closely, and communicating the details to my students. Here is a brief coronavirus explainer during the time of the pandemic.
  • Role of Vitamin D in Preventing Falls in Nursing Home Patients

    St. Paul, Mahala; Ackerman, Margaret (2020-05-04)
    Literature review and analysis of best practice for use of Vitamin D to prevent falls in elderly.
  • The Efficacy of Non-Pharmacological Management for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

    O'Malley-Singh, Lauren; Bashir, Mercy (2020-05-04)
    Chronic pain is a complex, subjective, persistent, unpleasant sensory and emotional experience affecting >100 million people in the US.
  • Privatized v. Academic Online Tutoring: A Proposal to Determine the Effectiveness of the Mary G. Walsh Writing Center Compared to Pearson-Smarthinking

    Quackenbush, Will; DeCiccio, Al (2020-05-04)
    This proposal for an experiment (which is part of a larger study) will evaluate the effectiveness of the Mary G. Walsh Writing Center’s online tutoring system when compared to that of Pearson Education’s (known as Smarthinking Online Tutoring). This experiment is primarily interested in discerning which online system (PearsonSmarthinking or that of the Mary G. Walsh Writing Center) can provide the most complete virtual “tutor experience.”
  • Should I Be CNOR? Peri Op Nurses Perception About Certification

    Venico, Rener; Williams, Cheryl (2020-05-04)
    Nurses are expected to provide the highest form of nursing care to all patients. Patients are the most important stakeholder in the health care environment. They deserve to receive excellent care from qualified highly trained nurses. Numerous nursing organizations believe that to maintain the highest standard of practice more importantly in a specialty, nurses need to be certified. This study surveyed nurses’ perception of certification. There are various viewpoints on achieving certification among per-operative nurses.
  • Interventions For Opioid Addiction Disorder

    Zuod, Sulayman; Bashir, Mercy (2020-05-04)
    The Center for Disease and Control Prevention estimated from 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 people have died from drug overdose.
  • Pain Assessment In Students Who Cannot Self-Report: A Pilot Study

    Rybicki, Michelle L.; Quinn, Brenna; Riccio, Cathy; Leger, Robin (2020-05-04)
    This is a pilot study in students who cannot self report pain due to intellectual disabilities.
  • Becoming A Nurse Just In Time

    Bombino, Kathleen; Williams, Cheryl; Williams, Cheryl (2020-05-04)
    This study examined the implications of nursing student attrition, risk factors for course failure, and proposed utilization of a faculty desktop tool to identify students in need of support to remain academically successful. The Student Academic Success Survey (SASS) tool, developed by the researchers, was used at a local regional state university with 103 students. The SAS tool was not linked with student GPA, however, its utility as an early attrition marker needs further development.
  • The Effect Of Physical Activity In The Elderly With Mild Cognitive Impairment

    Kim-Hodgkins, Olga; Bashir, Mercy (2020-05-04)
    Physical activity can be beneficial to the elderly with mild cognitive impairment.
  • Examining Integrated Primary Care And Depression Outcomes

    Morisson, Elizabeth; Bashir, Mercy (2020-05-04)
    The United States is in the midst of a mental health. The number of patients needing access to mental health care exceeds the supply of available licensed mental health providers.
  • Managing Cardiovascular Disease In The Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Population

    Fennel, Jaclyn; Bashir, Mercy (2020-05-04)
    Hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients are a very unique population with an equally unique set of risk factors predisposing them to cardiovascular disease.
  • Improving Healthcare For African American Adult Males Through Barbershop-Based Programs

    Grullon, Sasha; Bashir, Mercy (2020-05-04)
    Healthcare access, perceptions of health based on masculinity ideology and psychological factors are all contributing factors affecting health promoting behaviors in African American men.
  • Yoga As A Treatment For Anxiety In Adult Women With Breast Cancer

    Carideo, Regina; Bashir, Mercy (2020-05-04)
    The incorporation of complimentary holistic therapies, including yoga practice, have been alleged to offer benefits to those suffering from anxiety symptoms.
  • Advanced Care Planning Interventions In Primary Care

    Cliffe, Kathleen; Bashir, Mercy (2020-05-04)
    Advancements in medical technology have allowed for an increase in the average life expectancy of human beings. To prevent individuals from suffering at end of life its imperative that advance care planning conversations occur between patients and their providers.
  • Effective Treatment Of Adult Patients With Spinal Stenosis To Restore Optimal Function

    Serhan, Haitham; Ackerman, Margaret (2020-05-04)
    Analyze effectiveness of pharmacotherapy versus surgical interventions in the treatment of adult patients with spinal stenosis.

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