Completed Dissertations

Completed Dissertations

1994 - 2013

  Student /
Semester Completed
  Advisor   Committee Members   Dissertation Title  
  2013  
  Chao Zhang
May, 2013
  Connie Miller
Sheila Ryan
  Katherine Jones
Jane Meza
  The effects of simulation-based interprofessional education on teamwork  
  2012  
  Lynda (Lynn) Macken
August, 2012
  Bernice Yates   Jane Meza
Sue Barnason
Bunny Pozehl
Joseph Norman
  Health-Related Quality of Life Outcomes in Coronary Artery Bypass Patients and Partners  
  Ockjae (Esther) Lee
August, 2012
  Bernice Yates   Karen Schumacher
Carol Pullen
Karl Kosloski
Jane Meza
  The Experience of Caregiving in Spouses of Patients with Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and Cancer  
  Tiffany A. Moore
August, 2012
  Ann Berger   Margaret Wilson
Ann Anderson-Berry
Kendra Schmid
Jeffrey French
  Relationships between stress biomarkers and feeding intolerance in preterm infants over time  
  Nadin Abdel Razeq
August, 2012
  Margaret Wilson   Mary Megal
Shirley Wiggins
Gleb Haynatzki
  Examining the Shift of Sleep-Wake states during Procedural Pain in Neonates  
  2011  
  Beverly Carlson
May, 2011
  Bunny Pozehl   Karen Schumacher
Melody Hertzog
Lani Zimmerman
  Exploration of the predictors of perceived general health status and evaluations of modifiable predictors of this outcome in patients with heart failure  
  Ronda Kinsey
May, 2011
  Julia Houfek
Peggy Wilson
  Cecilia Barron
Stephen Rennard
Melody Hertzog
  Contextual and Intrapersonal Factors in Adolescent Smoking Behavior  
  2010              
  Lufei Young
December, 2010
  Lani Zimmerman   Sue Barnason
Bunny Pozehl
Karen Schumacher
Jane Meza, PhD, UNMC
  The Economic Evaluation of a System Management Intervention on Physical Activity in the Older Patients Following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery  
  Heidi Keeler
December, 2010
  Susan Noble Walker
Melody Hertzog
  Lisa Crockett-Psych-UNL
Carol Pullen
Margaret Kaiser
  Mother Child Connectedness, Parental Behavioral Control, Psychosocial Maturity and Adolescent Sexual Health Risk Behavior  
  Trina Aguirre
August, 2010
  Diane Brage Hudson   T. Kim Rodehorst
Bunny Pozehl
Linda Boeckner-UNL Nutrition & Health
  Mexican-American Mothers' Eating and Child Feeding Behaviors  
  Kathy Gill-Hopple
2010
  Diane Brage-Hudson   Margaret Wilson
Lynne Buchanan
Helen MacIlvain
  Planning for the Future, Making the Second Home Through Compadrazgo in Mexican American Women  
  2009              
  Pamela McCabe
December, 2009
  Sue Barnason   Cecilia Barron
Julia Houfek
Karen Schumacher
Jane Meza – Prev. & Soc.Med.
  Predictors of Symptoms and Psychological Distress in Patients  
  Karen J. Anderson
December, 2009
  Carol Pullen
Ann Berger
  Julie Stonner
Cecilia Barron
Martha Foxall
Vicki Conn
  An Intervention to Increase Physical Activity Behavior Among Older  
  Lisa Bauer
August, 2009
  Bunny Pozehl   Mary Filipi
Melody Hertzog
Lani Zimmerman
Julene Johnson – U of CA-SF
  Congestive heart failure patients: quality of life indicators.  
  Khaled Suleiman
May, 2009
  Bernice Yates   Ann Berger
Bunny Pozehl
Jane Meza
  Translating the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index into Arabic  
  2008              
  Rita McGuire
December, 2008
  Lani Zimmerman   Nancy Waltman
Kathleen Duncan
Jennifer Huberty
Junfeng Sun
  Examining Intervention Components for Promoting Adherence to Strength Weight Training Exercise in Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Survivors With Bone Loss  
  Amy Abbott
May, 2008
  Sue Barnason
Lani Zimmerman
  Ann Berger
Janet Nieveen
Mark Williams
  Symptom Management of Fatigue, Sleep Disruption, and Pain in Post-CABG Patients.  
  2007              
  Kimberly Wielgus
December, 2007
  Ann Berger   Barb Piper
Nancy Waltman
Margaret Ann Kessinger
  Oncology Patients Receiving Hospice Care.  
  Paula Schulz
December, 2007
  Bernice Yates   Lani Zimmerman
Bunny Pozehl
Joseph Norman
Junfeng Sun
  Predicting Physical Outcomes in Elderly CABG Patients  
  Larry Dahlen
December, 2007
  Lani Zimmerman   Cecilia Barron
Jorge Rodriquez-Sierra
Shelton Hendricks
  Functional Status as Influenced by Pain Perception Following Total Knee Arthroplasty.  
  Kelly Bosak
December, 2007
  Bernice Yates
Bunny Pozehl
  Diane Brage-Hudson
Scott Shurmur
Cheryl Thompson
  Measuring, Monitoring and Managing Outcomes in Advanced Nursing Practice with an Emphasis on Chronic Disease Processes Managed by Advanced Practice Nurses.  
  Teresa Barry
December, 2007
  Cheryl Thompson   Susan Noble Walker
Katherine Kaiser
Shireen Rajaram
James Lynch
  Changes in Perceived Health Status and Health Determinants in Low-Income Midlife Women.  
  Suzanne Nuss
May, 2007
  Margaret Wilson   Cecilia Barron
Ann Berger
Pamela Hinds
Brigette Ryalls
  Redefining Parenthood: Surviving the Death of a Child  
  Helga Helgadottir
May, 2007
  Margaret Wilson   Mary Megel
Julie Stoner
Lani Zimmerman
  Education for Parents to Manage Children's Pain at Home after Tonsillectomy  
  Merry Foyt
May, 2007
  Margaret Wilson   Cecilia Barron
Boyd Littrell
Martha Foxall
Kathleen Gilbert
  The Experience of Infant Death for African American Mothers  
  Joyce Fjelland
May, 2007
  Martha Foxall
Cecilia Barron
  Margaret Kessinger
Roni Reiter-Palmon
  Meaning and Depression in Women with Breast Cancer  
  Mary Minton
May, 2007
  Cecilia Barron   Barbara McCabe
Melody Hertzog
Roni Reiter-Palmon
Jeff French
  Widowhood: The First Anniversary: Spousal Bereavement-Related Stress, Coping, and Well-Being in Older Women  
  2006              
  Cynthia Elverson
December, 2006
  Peggy Wilson   M. Patricia Leuschen
Jeffrey French
Judith Heermann
Melody Hertzog
  Social Regulation of the Stress Response of the Transitional Newborn  
  Catherine Bernosky de Flores
August, 2006
  Margaret Wilson   Diane Brage-Hudson
Bernice Yates
Lourdes Gouveia
Robert Ramaley
  Human Capital, Personal Networks, and social Capital for Childbearing Mexican Immigrant Women in a New Destination Community  
  Shirley Roddy
May, 2006
  Susan Walker   Ada Lindsey
Bernice Yates
Jennifer Larsen
Scott Shurmur
  Raloxifene Effects on Lipids and Lipoproteins in Dyslipidemic Postmenopausal Women  
  Sara Becker
May, 2006
  Nancy Waltman   James Anderson
Virginia Tilden
Martha Foxall
  Breast Cancer Screening Patterns Related to Mammography Adherence Among Northern Plains Tribes American Indian Women  
  Carolyn Reilly
May, 2006
  Lani Zimmerman
Sue Barnason
  Keith Mueller
Li-Wu Chen
  Testing the Feasibility of Conducting a Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of a Home Communication Intervention in the Elder Persons Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting  
  2005              
  Connie Miller
December, 2005
  Lani Zimmerman   Lynne Farr
Cecilia Barron
Susan Barnason
Lynn Mack-Shipman,MD
Ralph DeAyala, PhD
  Symptom Management Intervention in Diabetic Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Patients  
  Patricia Wilhelm
August, 2005
  Margaret Wilson   Pamela Hill
Martha Foxall
Judith Heermann
Jeffery French
  The Effect of Early Kangaroo Care on Breast Skin Temperature, Distress, and Breastmilk Production in Mothers of Premature Infants  
  Jane Schlickau
August, 2005
  Margaret Wilson   James Anderson
Martha Foxall
Bernice Yates
Jan Riordan
  Prenatal Breastfeeding Education: An Intervention for Pregnant Immigrant Hispanic Women  
  Brenda Skaggs
May, 2005
  Bernice Yates   Cecilia Barron
Joseph Norman
Melody Hertzog
Bunny Pozehl
  Management of symptoms of post-angioplasty in cardiac patients.  
  Rebecca Kreman
May, 2005
  Bernice Yates   Kathryn Fiandt
Wayne Briner
Scott Shurmur
  Study healthy clients with hyperlipidemia, risk status, effects of providing additional counseling (diet therapy, exercise, quitting smoking, etc. and tying that in with medication compliance.  
  Cindy Costanzo
May, 2005
  Susan Walker   Barbara McCabe
Bernice Yates
Kris Berg
  Women's health, specifically, outcomes on health with regard to specific risk factors associated with heart disease  
  Claudia Chaperon
May, 2005
  Catherine Todero
Lani Zimmerman
  Bernice Yates
Irving Zucker
  Circadian sleep disturbance/fatigue in older adults.  
  2004              
  Majeda El-Banna
May, 2004
  Lynne Farr
Martha Foxall
  Ann Berger
R. Gregory Boceik
Fannie Gaston- Johansson
Barbara Piper
  Correlates of Fatigue in Lymphoma Patients Undergoing Autologous Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation  
  Jane Peterson
May, 2004
  Bernice Yates   Jan Atwood
Martha Foxall
Joe Norman
  Promotion of Heart Health in Mid-Life Women: The Church-based Heart and Soul Physical Activity Program  
  Barbara Hobbs
May, 2004
  Lynne Farr   Lani Zimmerman
Bunny Pozehl
James Anderson
Susanna VonEssen
Bette Keltner
  Individual Differences and Sleep Disturbances in American Indian/Alaskan Native and White, Non Hispanic Nurse Shiftworkers  
  2003              
  Jo Voss
December, 2003
  Bernice Yates   Cecilia Barron
Austin Thompson
Marion Good
Mara Baun
  Effect of Sedative Music and Scheduled Rest on Anxiety, Pain, and Myocardial Oxygen Demand During Chair Rest in Adult Postoperative Open Heart Patients  
  Jette Hogenmiller
December, 2003
  Jan Atwood   Ada Lindsey
David R. Johnson
J. Scott
  Measures and Prediction of Pap Smear Screening Participation Among Inner City Sheltered Women  
  2002              
  Nancy Fahrenwald
December, 2002
  Jan Atwood   Susan Walker
Kris Berg
David Johnson
  "Moms on the Move", A physical activity intervention for WIC mothers.  
  Margaret Kaiser
August, 2002
  Bevely Hays   Margaret Wilson
Cecilia Barron
John Repke
Manoj Sharma
  Transition to motherhood in adolescence: The development of the adolescent prenatal questionnaire  
  Deborah Banik
August, 2002
  Cecilia Barron   Ada Lindsey
Don Johnson
Elizabeth Reed
  Stress, coping, and physiological responses related to post treatment mammogram in breast cancer survivors.  
  Linda Hughes
May, 2002
  Lani Zimmerman   Lynne Farr
Cecilia Barron
Richard Latin, UNO
  Sociocultural, physiologic, and psychologic variables that influence pain in the fibromyalgia patient.  
  2001              
  Janet Nieveen
December, 2001
  Bernice Yates   Mara Baun
Shelton Hendricks
Susan Barnason
Barbara Piper
  Fatigue and functional status in postoperative coronary bypass patients  
  Francese Henton
December, 2001
  Bevely Hays   Jan Atwood
Susan Walker
Keith Mueller
  Determinants of Medicare home health care service use.  
  Ann Hubbert
August, 2001
  Bevely Hays   Bernice Yates
Rosalee Yeaworth
Christine Reed
  Senior=s need for and use of Medicare home health services  
  Rebecca Keating-Lefler
May, 2001
  Margaret Wilson   Bevely Hays
Cecilia Barron
Julie Johnson
Karen Pridham - U of WI
  The process of evolving motherhood for single, unpartnered, Medicaid eligible first time mothers: Reformulating life.  
  2000              
  Natalie Rasmussen
May, 2000
  Lynne Farr   Lani Zimmerman
Patricia Leuschen
Terry Hexum
Mara Baun
  Morphine Effects on Circadian Nociception and Beta-Endorphin  
  1999              
  Francine Nelson
December, 1999
  Lynne Farr   Lani Zimmerman
Mara Baun,
Shelton Hendricks
Manuchair Ebadi
  Salivary Melatonin and Pain Perception in Response to Graded Acute Pain Stimuli  
  Joyce Black
December, 1999
  Nancy Bergstrom   Nancy Betts
Phillip Smith
Kashinath Patil
Lynne Farr
  Patient and Wound Factors Associated with Pressure Ulcer Healing Rates  
  Janet Cuddigan
May, 1999
  Nancy Bergstrom   Mara Baun
William Mayham
Kurtis Cornish
Kashinath Patil
  Pressure Ulcer Risk in the Critical Care Population  
  1998              
  Karen Willette
December, 1998
  Rosalee Yeaworth   Lynne Farr
Shelton Hendricks
David R Johnson
Catherine Todero
  Mental Well Being and Subjective Sleep of Older Wife Caregivers for Spouses with Alzheimer=s Disease and Related Disorders.  
  Carol Pierce
December, 1998
  Mara Baun   Ada Lindsey
Austin Thompson
Kashinath Patil
  Relationship of Dyspnea, Functional Status, and Functional Capacity in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Following Lung Resection Surgery  
  1997              
  Marcelline Harris
December, 1997
  Lani Zimmerman   Nancy Bergstrom
Kris Berg
Martha Foxall
  Descriptors and Predictors of Functional Status After Total Knee Replacement  
  Theresa Welcher
May, 1997
  Martha Foxall   Douglas Abbott
Thomas Larsbach
Arlene Carmey
Susan Walker
  Factors Influencing Family Adaptation of Families of a Deaf Child  
  Linda Jensen
May, 1997
  Rosalee Yeaworth   L. Collette Jones
Mary Ann Lamanna
Ross Thompson
  Social Support and its Relationship to Parenting for Adolescent Mothers in a Rural Are  
  1996              
  Ann Berger
December, 1996
  Susan Walker   Anne Kessinger
Lani Zimmerman
Lynne Farr
  Patterns of Fatigue and Factors Influencing Fatigue During Adjuvant Breast Cancer Chemotherapy  
  June Eilers
December, 1996
  Lani Zimmerman   Douglas Abbott
James Armitage
Martha Foxall
  Factors that Influence the Impact of Bone Marrow Transplantation for Family Caregivers of Adult Transplant Recipients  
  Ok-Soo Hong
December, 1996
  Martha Foxall       Antecedents and Health-related Consequences of Loneliness in older Korean Immigrants.  
  1994  
  Esther Hellman
December, 1994
  Susan Walker   Nancy Bergstrom
Mark Williams
James Thorson
David Johnson
  Stages of Exercise Adherence Among Older Cardiac Clients  

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