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Item2019 Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium - Program(2019) Symposium information and presentation abstractsThe Symposium Planning Committee is pleased to welcome you to the 2019 Annual Student Creative Arts & Research Symposium. Over the past years we have honored students, both artists and scholars, who have since gone on to fulfill the promise they first demonstrated at these Symposiums. These students have become researchers, teachers, artists, health care providers, and working professionals contributing to society and serving as positive role models as graduates of TWU. We are celebrating our 22nd year of meeting the following goals: Providing opportunities for all students to share their scholarly pursuits and build leadership and other professional skills, and celebrating student‐mentor achievements in a way that promotes a culture of scholarship and community at TWU. We continue to offer various venues for presentations including poster and platform sessions and virtual presentations. Thank you for joining us in this joyous celebration of a culture of scholarship at this, our 22nd Annual Symposium! 2019 Symposium Planning Committee Chair: Don Edwards, Chair and Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science Heidi Collins, Associate Director, Teaching and Learning with Technology Diana Elrod, Director, Center for Student Research Helen Everts, Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Food Sciences Mark Hamner, Vice Provost for Institutional Research and Improvement; Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science DiAnna Hynds, Professor, Biology Tracy Lindsay, Director of Operations, Research and Sponsored Programs Meredith Maddox, Assistant Director, Residence Education Sarah McMahan, Associate Professor, Teacher Education Aimee Myers, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Elizabeth Restrepo, Associate Clinical Professor, Nursing Shannon Scott, Chair and Professor, Psychology and Philosophy Donna Scott Tilley, Vice Provost for Research; Professor, Nursing Sumod Sebastian, Graduate Student Representative Gary Washmon, Professor, Visual Arts ItemA1c Point of Care Testing with Type II Diabetes Patients to Increase Patient Engagement and Improve Glycemic Control(2021) Mills, KimberlyBackground: Diabetes is at the forefront of chronic disease management. As the 7th leading cause of death in the United States, 34.2 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes, and 95% have type 2 diabetes. Uncontrolled diabetes can result in long-term complications, increased hospitalizations, and premature deaths. Patient and provider partnerships are essential to increasing patient engagement to improve health care outcomes. Patient engagement, inclusive of collaboration with healthcare providers, promotes shared decision-making, enhancing patient self-care behaviors and effective disease self-management. Evidence supports that implementing point-of-care A1c testing (POCT HbA1c) in primary care settings promotes patient engagement with diabetes self-management resulting in improved patient glycemic control and attainment of organizational benchmarks for diabetic Value-Based Care quality metrics. Purpose: The purpose of this quality improvement project was for uncontrolled (HbA1c>8%) Type II diabetes patients to use POCT HbA1c to improve their glycemic control. Methods: Bandura’s Self-Efficacy Theory provided the theoretical framework. The RE-AIM model with PDSA cycles guided the project implementation. Data analysis consisted of descriptive and inferential analyses to track the implementation effectiveness of POCT HbA1c to improve glycemic control. Results: Data tracking demonstrated that implementation of POCT HbA1c increased diabetes patient self-management and improved glycemic control as evidenced by decreased HbA1c and FBS results. SES scores did not demonstrate statistical significance but there was clinical significance with increased patient engagement. Conclusions/Implications for Practice: The project outcomes supported that uncontrolled Type II diabetes patients who engage in the use of POCT HbA1c increase self-management resulting in improved glycemic control. Health care providers managing uncontrolled Type II diabetes patients should strongly consider using POCT HbA1c for diabetes patient self-management. Positive financial outcomes for both the patient and healthcare system can be a benefit with the use of POCT HbA1c. Project alignment with organizational initiatives is essential for obtaining support for implementation changes and long-term sustainability by conducting subsequent PDSA cycles. ItemActive Learning Prioritization Exercise for Junior Nursing Students(2020) Meddaugh, NatalieIn response to the need to promote higher-level critical thinking and evidence-based practice education, a prioritization exercise was created for a class of Junior-level nursing students. The exercise will reinforce content, concepts, & implications for nursing regarding fluids, electrolytes, and atrial-based gas (ABGs) results in patients. Active learning blended with traditional learning allows the students to learn necessary content while utilizing critical thinking skills to increase the retention of information. During the exercise, students will be challenged to assess the fluid and electrolyte status of patients and prioritize which patients are the sickest. The exercise will also reinforce content involving labs and medications needed to treat alterations in fluids & electrolytes. ItemActivities and teacher practices for the high school dance classroom to promote the development of self-directed learners(2020) Crockett, HopeSTATEMENT OF PURPOSE: In this professional project I create and explore dance teaching practices and classroom activities that seek to support the development of self-directed learners. I implement, reflect upon, and analyze these created teaching practices and activities in my high school dance classroom at varied dance levels. Through this approach, I identify and evaluate the quality of the varied teaching practices and activities. As an end result, I evaluate and edit the resultant activities and practices in order to share this research with high school dance educators as a contribution to the field of dance education. ItemAdolescent perfection driven distress(2019) Peterson, Treisha; Dutton, Catherine L.As rates of loneliness, anxiety, and depression continue to rise, it is imperative that family advocates, educators, and professionals are familiar with the breadth of perfectionism and the impact this has on emotional, mental, and physical well‐being in the family. With a primary focus on the growing and urgent need for awareness of adolescent perfection driven distress, this poster will discuss perfectionistic traits and the critical role that adolescent distress has on the social and emotional competencies and outcomes in families, schools, and communities. In addition, this poster will address the import of the identity gap and the role of perceived ought and ideal selves on perfection driven distress in the identity seeking adolescent. Additional conversation will address wellness and connection promoting strategies that foster hope by way of healthy striving, goals, pathways, and individual agency. ItemAdvanced practice provider initiated advance care planning discussions to enhance patient-centered end-of-life care(2019) Goswami, PoonamAdvance Care Planning (ACP) is the process by which patients, with their healthcare provider and family establish values, goals, and preferences for future care, and include discussions on End of Life (EOL) care options. Advance Directives (AD) provide written documentation of patient’s wishes for future care and comprise of a Medical Power of attorney, living will document, and an Out-of-Hospital Do Not Resuscitate (OOHDNR) order. Institute of Medicine (IOM) in their 2014 report, Dying in America, identified an urgent need for improvement in health care at the end of life. The IOM also called for patient-centered EOL care that honors individual preferences and promotes quality of life. Cancer patients experience the high cost of care, may also receive unwanted treatment towards the EOL, and additional suffering, which may not reflect their values and goals. The problem exists that only 20% of the patients have completed AD documents in the Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics (ICT), and admitted patients’ resuscitation status remains a full code, which includes a cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and endotracheal intubation with mechanical ventilation. This Doctoral of Nursing Practice project consists of designing, implementing, and evaluating the effect of ACP discussions initiated by an Advanced Practice Provider with advanced cancer patients and their family members in the ICT department. The project aims to enhance patient-centered EOL care with a goal to increase the AD completion and /or a change in code status of the patients referred to ICT department. ItemAlternative Periodic Tables(2014) Peng, EmilyOver 200 years since the creation of the periodic system, it would not be surprising to see more variations or completely different versions of the periodic table. Some examples of these innovative ways people thought of to organize the elements are featured and evaluated on this poster. Of course, these are only a small sum of a vast number of alternative periodic tables out here today. ItemAnalysis of Differing Issues Amongst Women Politicians(2020) Bates, ColeWomen politicians run for office at a lower rate than their male counterparts, but when they run they are more successful. However, there seems to be a gender gap amongst the platforms that these politicians choose to focus on. This paper is an examination of those issues across both parties. ItemBarbershop blood pressure program: A quality improvement project(2019) Kirkpatrick, Whitney; Oquin, Charli LoisBlack males suffer from hypertension at far greater rates than any other demographic group. Such disproportions are due to complex, multifaceted factors ranging from perceived discrimination, physician bias, lack of culturally fluent healthcare providers, and an overall distrust of medicine marred by racist medical experimentation. Targeted healthcare delivery models have been shown to results in better outcomes when compared to current, traditional models. This project capitalized on the pre-existing trust between black barbers and their black male clients. Barbers administered blood pressure screenings at time of grooming services. This intervention brought the healthcare directly to the patient in a familiar place of comfort. Over 45 days, barbers conducted blood pressure checks on a combined 456 clients. Analysis of the blood pressure checks was performed with the Mann-Whitney U test and the Chi-Square test. Variables included systolic pressure, diastolic pressure, age, previous referral for hypertension, and medications. The findings did not suggest a statistically significant difference in blood pressures amongst those screened after being notified of their elevated pressure. However, the study shed light on the problem, fostered dialogue, and prompted black men to see a healthcare provider. ItemBiomechanical Knee Risk Factors Between Horizontal and Vertical Landing Conditions.(2015-04-15) Vining, Melissa; Neally, Ashleigh; Fuller, Kaitlyn; Lee, Sang WooThe purpose of this experiment was to determine biomechanical risk factors for knee injury between horizontal and vertical landing conditions. This experiment was performed using a 3 dimensional motion camera system, reflective markers, and two force plates. There were twelve participants who were all physically active females age 18-25. They each performed three vertical and three horizontal landing trials. The variables analyzed included ground reaction force which was used to calculate loading rate, knee orientation angle, and sagittal and frontal joint knee moment. It was found that loading rate was higher in the horizontal component; there was greater knee flexion angle in the vertical direction. Varus knee moment was greater in the horizontal direction, and greater knee extension moment in the horizontal direction. In conclusion, the horizontal landing conditions result in greater risk of knee injury. ItemBirth Trauma Vulnerability Survey Data(2023) Parker, MelodyThe following de-identified survey responses were used for reliability analysis. Upon IRB approval at Texas Woman’s University, researcher Melody Parker collected responses using Psychdata. Additional information about questions and scoring is available by emailing email@example.com ItemBlack Immigrant Women and Mental Health Group Therapy(2020) Abimbola, Deborah OlubunmiBlack immigrants constituted about 3.8 million population, with the majority migrating from Africa. Prior research has established that among African immigrants diagnosed with mental health disorders, African women were of the highest population; however, they are reluctant to seek professional help for mental health problems. This is due to their beliefs, stigma, poor access to treatment, lack of resources, and information about mental illness. African immigrant women find their coping strategies through religious leaders, traditional, and self-care means rather than clinical mental health treatment. Due to the significant amount of African women migrants in the United States, and their reluctance to seek professional treatment for mental health problems, this paper suggests that professional mental health group therapy be culturally competent to reduce healthcare disparities and improve access to mental health care among African immigrant women. ItemBullying of Students with Disabilities in Physical Education: A bibliometric analysis (1988 to 2013)(2014-04-08) Pan, Cheng-ChenThe purpose of the bibliometric study was to determine the quantity and quality of research on bullying of students with disabilities in physical education through a trend analysis. Using this research method, the initial search related to the key terms of- “bullying” and “physical education” which resulted in 3,146 articles in four databases (EBSCOhost, ProQuest, Scopus, and Science Direct ) from 1988 to 2013. Of the 3,146 articles , 223 (14%) articles were related to bullying students with disabilities in physical education. Eight articles met the selection criteria to further evaluate the levels of quality and evidence using Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT, 2004). Based on the SORT, eight articles (4%) out of 223 articles were rated low because of the quality of study and level of evidences. In addition, seven (88%) were rated as having a low quality of the research design and five (63%) with a low level of evidence to support the finding for 3 related to SORT. It was concluded that there is little research in the literature (1988-2013) and of the 8 used questionnaires or descriptive research designs, instead of using a highly evidence-based research design Item"But I Don't Dance!": Building a Cross-Curricular Integration Workshop for K-12 Educators(2022) Kirk, Bridget; Morgan, Ilana; Williford-Shade, MaryThe author arrives at this project in an effort to ease intimidation expressed by fellow K-12 educators regarding cross-curricular integration of dance in their classroom practices. These feelings of intimidation, paired with the author’s belief in the importance of and a commitment to embodied learning, led her to develop a K-12 workshop accessible to all teachers, regardless of prior dance background, experience, and/or content area. The author began by gathering current models, processes, and perspectives from published literature and arts organizations regarding dance and arts integration in professional development. With this information, she identified trends and important components to include. Additionally, she worked to define her own personal values from which to build the professional development workshop. This workshop was then designed for K-12 classroom teachers to introduce ways to integrate dance and embodied learning in their classroom curriculum without having an extensive dance background. ItemChanges in American Attitudes toward Intermarriages With Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, and Whites(2020) Prost, Jonbita; Yang, Philip Q.This is the first comparative study of changes in the American public’s attitudes toward intermarriages with blacks, Asians, Hispanics, and whites. We tested our hypotheses using nationally representative samples from GSS 2000-2016. Our trend analyses reveal that, since 2000, approximately 70 percent or more of Americans have either strongly favored or favored, or held a neutral stand on, intermarriages with blacks, Asians, and Hispanics, but strong favor toward intermarriage with whites has declined. Our regression analyses show that, either including or excluding control variables, American attitudes have become generally more supportive of intermarriages with blacks, Asians, and Hispanics but less favorable toward intermarriage with whites in the twenty-first century, especially since 2008 and in the case of intermarriage with Hispanics since 2010. The results suggest that as American society becomes more diverse and educated, intermarriages, especially with racial or ethnic minorities, have gained wide acceptance, most likely reaching the point of no return.