Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection

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The goal of this creative project is to explain the different roles of advanced practice nursing as well as the role of a registered nurse. Advanced practice nursing roles include Certified Nurse Practitioner, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Certified Nurse Midwife. The role of the registered nurse is included in this website because this role is the foundation for becoming an advanced practice nurse and is an equally important role. The target audience for the website is potential nursing students, current nursing students, and licensed nurses who desire to advance their career and are looking for ...

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Thompson, Rachel, Banchik, Jennifer, Peterson, Katherine, et al.
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2015-12

Post-traumatic stress disorder is prevalent in refugees. The population of refugees in the United States is continuing to increase, of which the majority of the incoming refugees are children. A more comprehensive approach is needed to assess children for PTSD. This creative project involved reviewing existing literature on refugees in the United States, child refugees, Erik Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development, and available and applicable PTSD assessment tools. I developed a reference chart that compared the available assessment tools. I recognized that a PTSD assessment tool for refugee children does not exist. In response, I created an approach to assessing ...

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Buizer, Danyela Sutthida, Walker, Beth, Stevens, Carol, et al.
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2017-05

At least 30 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder during their lifetime (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, 2016). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines anorexia nervosa as a disorder where the person strives to maintain a lower than normal body weight through restriction and starvation (CDC MMWR, 1996). People with this disorder constantly have to control and count everything they eat (Mayo Clinic, 2016). For my creative project, I documented my sister’s struggles through Digital Storytelling. My hope was to use my creative project to help others who are ...

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Werner, Kaitlyn Nicole, Stevens, Carol, Johnson, Melinda, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

I conducted a research study with the intent to test an educational tool (a PowerPoint presentation) to evaluate its effectiveness at educating a group of nursing students (ASU college juniors) about Parkinson’s disease (PD), Parkinson’s medication and medication administration guidelines, and the necessity of getting patients with PD their medication on time. This research was based on the fact that a majority of patients with PD do not get their medication on time in a healthcare environment, and that structured interventions will increase awareness and knowledge of the specific needs of the PD patient. Upon analyzing the results of a ...

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Hodges, Marie Bernadette, LuPone, Kathy, Ash, Deborah, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

The purpose of this study was to explore how the phenomenon of familismo effects behavioral change within the Mexican-American family if one member of the family participates in an obesity prevention curriculum. The qualitative approach findings indicate that the principle of familismo regarding perceived responsibility to provide emotional support to family members regarding changes in physical activity and dietary habits. Participants reported that their families are eating healthier, since, they started the obesity prevention curriculum. The findings regarding physical activity were inconclusive. This study can help nurses, because it emphasizes the importance of promoting family involvement as a motivator for ...

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Rodriguez, Manuela, Stevens, Carol, Perez, Adriana, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

Patients receive electroconvulsive therapy every day in the United States but negative media representations of the therapy put doubts in the minds of potential patients as to whether or not they should go through with the therapy or not. The purpose of this study was to explore how health care providers perceive the influence of media on patient decision-making regarding whether or not to receive electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and how they might address the perceived effects of said media. A total of 16 articles were analyzed in a literature review regarding the media's portrayal of ECT and/or how it affected ...

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Issar, Stephanie Marie, Pickens, Judith, Sayles, Judy, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

The purpose of this study was to determine whether a peer nursing student who presents a longitudinal case study on warfarin in a pharmacology course classroom influences prelicensure and postbaccalaureate nursing students’ knowledge and perceived knowledge about warfarin. The study was a descriptive design that used a convenience sample of baccalaureate nursing students enrolled in two pharmacology courses. All participating students answered warfarin case-study questions and completed a self-demographic questionnaire, a knowledge pretest and posttest, and a self-efficacy questionnaire after the activity, which evaluated students’ knowledge and perceived knowledge on 11 warfarin concepts. For all students (N = 89), the ...

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Lam, Wing Tung, Vana, Kimberly, Holcomb, Cynthia, et al.
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2014-12

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most prevalent form of cancer in both genders and second highest cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Despite the availability of preventative CRC screening, Latinos as a group are of particular concern for CRC as they tend to have a lower screening rate, contributing to the possibility of late-stage diagnosis or even death. However, little is known about the perceptions of CRC screening and factors which contribute to beliefs about CRC in Latinos. Most studies are quantitative and rarely include a qualitative approach focusing on cultural aspects and communication with physicians. The ...

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Magdaleno, Claire Rose, Kim, Sunny, McNulty, Julie, et al.
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2015-12
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Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a unique but intense procedure used to save the lives of patients with hematopoietic malignancies. However, patients and caregivers undergoing HSCT can experience prolonged psychological distress due to an intense and distinctive transplant process. Types of psychological distress include anxiety, depression, social isolation, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Although this a significant healthcare problem, limited research has been conducted within the HSCT patient and caregiver population to investigate ways to improve their mental health. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of an educational video intervention about post-transplant recovery in decreasing emotional ...

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Bosselman, Kate Elizabeth, Kim, Sunny, Lee, Rebecca, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

This blog is to be used as a resource for communication/networking and a tool for stress coping methods. With this blog, it is my objective to aid my peers who might need help recognizing and coping with stress by the following methods: a) Actualize the burden of Stress—Chronic stress is a burden and can be overwhelming if not managed. By disclosing my own stressors, it is my hope that peers will identify with me, so that I can then change the way they view and handle the stress. b) Discuss the psychological and physical effects of stress on the body—It ...

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Lilley, Angela Marie, Stevens, Carol, Borgiali, Daniela, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.