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 1997

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    The Relationship Between Antepartum Fatigue and Traumatic Perinatal Experience Among Employed Pregnant Women, Kimberly K. Brands

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    Women's Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Hormone Replacement Therapy, Lucy L. Burchill

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    Family Environments that Promote the Immunization of At-Risk Children, Carol S. Clark

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    The Relationship Between Documented Foot Care and Amputation Rates in Native Americans with Diabetes on Two Midwest Reservations, Virginia Cozad

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    Interactions with Dying Patients: Nurse Practitioners' Attitudes, Joanna L. Dorn

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    Breakdown Risk in Persons with Tuberculosis in a Northern Plains Indian Tribe, Deann Eastman-Jansen

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    Knowledge Level of Adolescents About HIV and AIDS in a Frontier Community, Genie M. Ellis

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    A Comparative Study of Selected Variables in Women Who Gave Birth to a Child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome on a Plains Indian Reservation Between 1981 and 1992, Mary C. Ewing

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    Enhancement of Floral Species Richness in Glaciated Prairie Temporary Wetlands, Douglas C. Franke

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    Effects of Land Use on Avifauna in the Lake Thompson Watershed, South Dakota, Ruth Anne Franke

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    A Descriptive Study of South Dakota Nurse Practitioner Management of Clients with Type II Diabetes, Catherine D. Friesen-Tabke

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    Food Plot Effects on Winter Home Range and Survival of Radio-Marked Pheasant Hens in East-Central South Dakota, Andy E. Gabbert

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    Band-Recovery Analysis and Survival Estimates for South Dakota Giant Canada Goose Populations, Jeffrey S. Gleason

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    A Physiologically-based Evaluation of a Multidisciplinary Team Approach to the Treatment of Diabetes, Mary L. Graham

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    The Effect of Staged Diabetes Management on Metabolic Control in Native Americans with Type II Diabetes, Darci J. Harper

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    Crop Depredation by White-Tailed Deer at Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge, South Dakota, Wendy K. Hayes

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    Life History and Bioenergetics of Chinook Salmon in Lake Oahe, South Dakota, Tracy D. Hill

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    Depressive Symptomatology and Perceived Social Support in Rural Women, Ann H. Hodgman

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    A Descriptive Study of the Advanced Practice Role of Nurse Practitioners in South Dakota, Kelly S. Hofer

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    The Relationship Between Traumatic Perinatal Experience and Postpartum Fatigue in Employed Women, Kelly J. Hoffman

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    Characteristics of Wetlands and Used by Breeding Diving Ducks in Eastern South Dakota, Matthew M. Holland

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    Job Satisfaction and Anticipated Turnover Among Rural Nurses, Marcia Kells

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    Estimation of Predator Densities in Western South Dakota, Craig D. Kost

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    Effect of Emulsifiers and Food Gum on Non Fat Ice Cream, Nagarathna Krishnaswamy

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    Faunal Diversity and Richness of Natural, Restored, Dam-Created, and Borrow-Pit Wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region of Eastern South Dakota, Kjersten Larson