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 1991

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    Caring: The Essence of Nursing a Study of Patients' Perceptions of Caring Behaviors of the Nurse, Becky Nelson

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    Breast Self-Examination Performance Proficiency Among Rural Women, Linda Pudenz

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    Cultural Comparison: Nurse Selected Pain Management Actions, Verna J. Schad

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    Composition and Flavor of Milk and Butter from Cows Fed Unsaturated Dietary Fat and Receiving Bovine Somatotropin, Gene Alan Stegeman

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    The Veterans' Degree of Satisfaction with Selected aspects of Hospital Nursing Care Behaviors, Linda S. Tom

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    The Effects of Voluntary Decision to Enter a Supervised-living Apartment Dwelling on Elderly Residents' Frequency of Experienced Uplifts, Hassles, and Self-Efficacy, Robyn L. Tyler

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    Growth Characteristics of Bifidobacteria in Ultrafiltered Milk, Bobbi L. Ventling

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    A Study of the Characteristics of Chemically Dependent Nurses of Disciplined by a State Board of Nursing in the Upper Midwest, Diana V. Woude

    Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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    Interactions of Bovine Somatotropin and Nutrition on Milk Production and Composition of Dairy Cows, Christopher Lee Austin

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    Health Beliefs and Compliance Among Adults with Cardiac Disease, Elizabeth S. Bauer

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    Population/Biomass Estimates and Relative Abundance Indices of Adult Common Carp in Arrowwood and Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuges, Shane Warren Clark

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    Surveys of Citizens Attitudes Towards Hunting, Hunters and Wildlife in South Dakota, Nancy J. Dietz

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    Distribution and Productivity of Least Terns and Piping Plovers Along the Missouri and Cheyenne Rivers in South Dakota, Brian J. Dirks

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    The Needs of Family Members of Critically Ill Patients and those the Family Members Identify as Persons who Help Them Meet Those Needs, Beverly Duffel

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    Fatigue Experiences in Cancer Patients: Etiology and its Impact on Self-care Activities and Quality of Life, Kristine Gaster

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    Population Dynamics of Largemouth Bass and Panfish in South Dakota Ponds, Christopher S. Guy

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    Informational and Support Needs of Hysterectomy Patients: Patient Perceptions, Susan F. Hohm

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    Impact of Presurgical Learning on Anxiety and Knowledge, Valerie A. Jones

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    Influence of Microbial Inoculants for Corn Silage on Fermentation Characteristics and Nutrient Composition in Vitro, and on Production Responses in Lactating Cows, Byung Ho Kang

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    Women's Perception of Treatment Choices and Counseling for Early Breast Cancer, Phyllis Kertzman

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    Relationship of Forest Characteristics and Lanscape Patterns To Wild Turkey Populations in Eastern and Central South Dakota, Patricia M. Knupp

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    Effects of Common Carp and Black Bullheads on Sago Pondweed, Bret F. Kolterman

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    Waterfowl Breeding Pair and Brood Usage of Oxbows and Riverine Habitats on the James River, Scott V. Larson

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    The Relationship of Knowledge, Health Beliefs and Health Behaviors in Osteoporosis Prevention of College-Age Women, Joanne Mehlhaff

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    Evaluation of Smallmouth Bass Introductions in South Dakota Lakes, Craig L. Milewski