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- ItemOpen AccessOccupation of Indian girls after graduation at Sequoyah orphan training school, Tahlequah, Oklahoma(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1940) Lawson, Mary E., author
- ItemOpen AccessOccupational interest of 4-H Club girls of Baylor County, Texas(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1941-07) Johnson, Fontilla, author
- ItemOpen AccessPerceived deterrents to classified staff's voluntary participation in staff development activities(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1994) Reed, Nancy L., author; Nelson, Barbara J., 1949-, advisor; Richburg, Robert W. (Robert Williams), committee member; Smith, Patricia, committee member; Darkenwald, Gordon G., committee memberThe purpose of this study was to identify the deterrents to public higher education classified staff's voluntary participation in staff development activities. The population was classified staff at the three Colorado State University System institutions: Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College, University of Southern Colorado. The sample population was asked to respond to the Deterrents to Participation Scale--Staff Development (DPS-SD), a modified form of the Deterrents to Participation Scale- -General Form (DPS-G). The survey asked thirty-five questions, comprising six participation deterrent factors, and nine demographic questions. A correlational design was utilized to study the relationships between the participation deterrents perceived by classified staff and their demographics and the relationships between classified staff's perceived participation deterrents and those perceived by the personnel/human resource services directors of the three campuses.
- ItemOpen AccessClozapine and clubhouse treatment model and vocational outcomes of adults with schizophrenia(Colorado State University. Libraries, 1998) Beckel, Dennis N., author; Banning, James H., advisor; Feller, Richard, committee member; Anderson, Sharon K., committee member; Hall, Bruce, committee memberThis quasi-experimental study of the vocational outcomes of persons with schizophrenia who participated in both of two different psychosocial treatment models and one of two different psychopharmacological treatments. Vocational outcomes of clients requesting vocational rehabilitation services and participating in clubhouse model programs were compared with vocational outcomes of clients requesting vocational rehabilitation services and participating in traditional day treatment programs. Vocational outcomes of clients taking clozapine were compared with those taking other psychotropic medications. Combined effects of the psychosocial treatments and the psychopharmacological treatments was also examined. Included in this study were 150 clients with schizophrenia, all of whom participated in a cooperative vocational program of the Colorado Rehabilitation Services and the Colorado Division of Mental Health from 7/1/94 to 7/1/96. Successful employment outcomes for these clients were defined as sixty days of continuous employment, or "Status 26". Clients with schizophrenia who participated in a clubhouse model had significantly higher employment rates than those participating in a traditional day treatment model. Clients with schizophrenia taking clozapine had significantly higher employment rates than those taking other medications. Clients with schizophrenia participating in a clubhouse and taking clozapine did not have significantly higher employment rates than those only participating in clubhouse or those only taking clozapine. However, for those clients taking clozapine only, participating in a clubhouse only or both, had significantly higher employment rates than clients under neither condition. Four secondary results involving all participants with all diagnoses (n=439) were provided for future research: a) persons with major mental illness who participated in a clubhouse program had 16.9% better employment outcomes than participants in a day treatment program; b) males and females with major mental illness had equal employment outcomes, whether participating in a clubhouse or day treatment; c) no employment outcome differences occurred between the Denver metropolitan area's and other large cities' day treatment programs, but significantly better employment outcomes were observed in the metro Denver clubhouses than in the other large cities' clubhouses; d) employment data for 1994-1995 and 1995-1996 for all diagnoses showed that 11.4% more clients were successfully employed in the first year of the study than the second.
- ItemOpen AccessRepatriates: the relationship between bicultural self-efficacy and repatriate difficulty(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2003) Aure, Aaron, authorThe study hypothesized a positive influence of bicultural competencies (BC) -- specifically bicultural self-efficacy (BSE) -- on repatriate difficulties (RD) and possible group differences between minority and dominant groups. One hundred and thirty-two students returning from a study abroad experience were used as participants. Students were solicited using e-mail and asked to complete a web survey. The survey consisted of two scales measuring BSE and RD. The survey also collected categorical data including sex, ethnicity, terms spent abroad, terms since return, and fluency in the host country language. The BSE scale (α = .73) was an adapted scale from (Harrison, 1996), and the RD scale (α = . 79) was created from eight RD themes (Osland, 2000). A factor analysis on the RD items resulted in two separate factors, Host Country Comparisons (HCC) and Home Country Specifics (HCS). HCC had an overarching theme of comparing host country experiences with home country experiences. The questions related to HCS had an overarching theme related to RD experiences specific to the context of the home country. A small to medium size positive correlation was found between BSE and one aspect of repatriate difficulty, HCC (p = .005). Statistical significance was not found between the minority and dominant groups. Also, no group differences were found after controlling for categorical variables. The study suggested that BCs have a positive relationship with RD. To further understand these results a post-hoc literature review was completed on five other Bicultural Competencies, which resulted in continued support of the study's hypotheses. Further research will be required to provide additional empirical evidence to either refute or support these initial findings. This study concluded that: (1) BSE and BCs may have a positive relationship with RD. (2) The theory supporting this study might not be accurate, although one study is not adequate to refute such theories. (3) The impact of one BC may not be adequate to provide a clear positive or negative relationship with RD. Including the other 5 Bicultural Competencies may not only show a clear relationship with RD but also help us further understand the concept of BCs.
- ItemOpen AccessUnderstanding the nature of medication adherence issues with the HIV infected patient in the family practice setting(Colorado State University. Libraries, 2005) Prutch, Peter Thomas, author; Banning, James H., advisor; Quick, Donald Gene, advisor; Buchan, Victoria V., committee member; Kaminski, Karen, committee memberOne of the greatest challenges in managing the medication therapy in any chronic disease is how to influence human behavior, such as adherence to antiretroviral therapy in the Human Immune Virus (HIV) positive patient. Although data demonstrate significant viral suppression and immunologic benefits of therapy when taking antiretroviral medication at a 95% adherence, non-adherence remains a problem in the HIV or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) population. Past literature indicates it may relate to the quality of information given, the impact of the regimen on daily life, the physical or the incapacity of patients, or their social isolation. This is a basic qualitative research study. The purpose of this study is to have a basic interpretive qualitative understanding of the nature of non-adherence to mediation in the HIV infected patient in a family practice setting. During interviewing, each participant had their own personal story about being HIV positive and why they adhere or do not adhere to their medication regimen. It appears that adherence to any highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) revolves around the well being and the understanding of lifelong commitment of the HIV patient. A hypothetical model has been constructed relating the Health Belief Model to HIV medication adherence as found in this study. The educational opportunities for the HIV infected person have improved over the past 10 years. Many private and government organizations provide training and learning materials and the healthcare providers are more aware of the needs of the HIV positive person. The lifestyles of HIV positive people are no different then the non-infected person. However, the side effects of the HAART have been shown to affect the adherence. Seeing HIV in a more positive light contributes to the well being of the infected person. Patients find it easier to cope with their disease if they see it as an opportunity for personal growth or can attach some other positive meaning to it. The outlook on HIV disease has gone from a death sentence to one of guarded optimism. It is viewed as a life long commitment.