This community houses work produced by South Dakota State University graduate students. The collection includes both born digital ETDs, and digitized versions of printed theses and dissertations from 1883 to 2012.
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    Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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    Comparison of Nursing Facility Administrators, Directors of Nursing and Medical Directors Regarding Certified Nurse Practitioner Practice in Nursing Facilities, Claudia Kapp

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    A Descriptive Study of Employer Demand for Nursing Personnel in South Dakota, Kim D. Kee

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    The Effects of an Educational Intervention of the Knowledge of, Beliefs about, and Behavioral Intentions Related to Preterm Labor Signs and Symptoms Among Normal, Healthy, Pregnant Women, Rhonda Klages

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    Evaluation of Corn Distillers Grains and a Blend of Protein Supplements with or without Ruminally Protected Amino Acids for Lactating Cows, Caini Liu

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    Quality of Life and Sexual Functioning of Men Treated with Sildenafil Citrate (Viagra), Susan A. Matthew

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    Special Care Unit Nursing Staff to Resident Ratio Relationship to Quality Indicators, Barbara Meek

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    Instrinsic Fall Risk Factors and Their Relationship to Falls Suffered by Female Nursing Home Residents, Brian Miller

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    The Influence of Homogenization of Cream on Yield and Functionality of Cheddar Cheese, Manoj Gopinathan Nair

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    Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of the General Public Regarding Organ Donation, Julie A. Nelson

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    A Biological Assessment of Four Northern Black Hills Streams and the Reproductive Success of Longnose Dace (Rhinichthys cataractae), Ryan Newman

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    Levels of Hope, Fatigue, Dyspnea, Functional Status, and Social Networking Before and After a Structured Exercise Program for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Elizabeth L. Niemeyer

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    A Study of Prescriber Mix and Medication Management, Eric Noyes

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    Effect of Homogenization of Cream on Composition, Yield, and Functionality of Cheddar Cheese Made from Milk Supplemented with Ultrafiltered Milk, Bonney Sam Oommen

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    Nurses' Attitudes Toward Nurse Colleagues' Substance Abuse, Teri L. Osterkamp

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    Comparison of Exercising and Nonexercising Type 2 Diabetics on Health Locus of Control, Fatigue, Risk Factors, and Barriers, Cynthia J. Pallsen

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    Advanced Practice Nurses: Attitudes Towards Caring for AIDS Patients, Diane Robb

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    Nontarget Avian Use of DRC-1339 Treated Plots During An Experimental Blackbird Control Program in Eastern South Dakota, Jason A. Smith

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    Nurses' Knowledge of Palliative Care in a Midwestern Federal Medical Center, Patricia Snow

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    Food Habits and Diet Overlap of Age-1 and Older Walleye and White Bass in Lake Poinsett, South Dakota, Andrew B. Starostka

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    Patterns of Use Among Mammography, Breast Self-examination and Clinical Breast Examination, Cynthia R. Studsdahl

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    Effects of an Increasing Lesser Snow Goose Population on Shorebird Foraging Ecology at La Perouse Bay, Manitoba, Curtis M. Vacek

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    Motivation and Health Risk Behaviors Among City Employees Who Participate and Do Not Participate in Wellness Programming, Tiffanie Van Eimeren

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    Development of Predictive Modeling for the Reduction of Escherichia Coli During the Curing Time of American Type Cheese, Yu Zhang

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    Determination of the Optimal Time in the Lactation Cycle to Start Feeding a Direct-Fed Cellulase/Xylanase Enzyme Mixture to Dairy Cows, Wei Zheng

    Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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    The Difference between Third-party Payments for Health Care for Successful and Unsuccessful Health Promotion Program Participants, Mark A. Aberle