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Leveraging Behavioral Economics-based Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence 

Owensby, Justin (2017-08-18)  ETD File Embargoed
Poor medication adherence to chronic medications can lead to added patient harm and increased costs. Concepts from behavioral economics have guided interventions to help overcome the tendency toward non-adherence with ...

Laboratory Testing of Transverse Joints in Precast-Panel Bridge-Deck Replacement Systems 

Matthews, Jamieson (2017-08-17)  ETD File Embargoed
Out of the 614,387 bridges in the United States, 56,007 are structurally deficient (FHWA 2016). In many instances this structural deficiency relates to the deck of the bridge. Deck degradation is very common in bridges ...

Quantifying Flow and Sediment Yield of an Ungauged Catchment using a Combination of Continuous Soil Moisture Accounting and Event-based Curve Number Method 

Tamang, Sagar (2017-08-17)
A serious aggradation problem has been identified in the Soapstone branch, a tributary to Little Choctawhatchee River. A study of historical aerial imageries shows deforestation of the catchment by a significant amount in ...

Analysis of Braided Composites Structures and Yarns for Compression Loading and Design for First Bending Mode 

Mysore, Shivacharan (2017-08-17)  ETD File Embargoed
The open architecture composite structures team at Auburn University has developed prototypes of strong, ultra-lightweight braided lattice structures for primary application in the aerospace sector. This research focuses ...

The Influence of Arch Height on Propulsion and Landing Mechanics during Jumping and Hopping Tasks 

Wilburn, Christopher (2017-08-15)
Arch height has served as a major indicator of foot function during locomotive tasks. Previous studies have identified that structural alterations in arch height, specifically low arch heights, can produce maladaptive ...

Developing and Testing a Consumer Attributes Model to Measure the Effectiveness of Facility Naming Rights Sponsorships in a Professional Baseball Setting 

Stephan, John Jr (2017-08-14)  ETD File Embargoed
Although the effectiveness of facility naming rights is generally assumed, there is a general lack of academic research into both how effective these facility naming rights agreements are to both the sponsor and team as ...

Determination of the Allowable Parametric Uncertainty in the Closed Loop Via a Skew-μ Based Technique with an Application to the Yaw-Roll Vehicle Model 

Brown, Lowell (2017-08-14)  ETD File Embargoed
In this dissertation, a methodical approach is presented that quantifies how well model parameters need to be known or by how much they can vary in order that the performance of a controller in closed loop is maintained. ...

Optimizing a Standard Sampling Program to Evaluate Fish Community Structure for Non-wadeable Rivers in Alabama 

Dattilo, Jason (2017-08-03)  ETD File Embargoed
Alabama’s non-wadeable rivers support exceptionally high biodiversity of fishes but no formal sampling program has been developed to monitor the fish community in these systems. Recent developments in Alabama have caused ...

Evaluation of Pine Bark Mulch-Herbicide Combinations for Weed Control in Nursery Containers 

Burrows, Matthew (2017-08-03)  ETD File Embargoed
Weed control is a continuing challenge for greenhouse, field, and container nursery growers across the United States. Weed control techniques in container grown ornamentals include hand pulling, herbicide applications, ...

Language Style Matching and Older Adult's Marital Satisfaction 

Burke, Benjamin (2017-08-03)
Poor marital communication is a leading reason that couples seek therapy. Because of its importance in marriage, marital communication is one of the most studied aspects of relational functioning. In fact, recent works ...

Analytical and experimental analysis of the permanent deformation after collisions 

Ghaednia, Hamid (2017-08-03)
This work studied the normal and oblique impact of elastic-plastic metals. The focus of this work was to investigate the relations between the permanent deformations after the collisions and the motion of the impacting ...

Program Evaluation of Elementary School Field Trips to a Botanical Garden 

Lewis, Elizabeth (2017-08-03)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve’s 4th grade environmental science pond studies field trip programs. Student knowledge gain and attitude towards subject matter was ...

Transcriptional rearrangement by plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria in priming drought tolerance in plants 

Liu, Wenshan (2017-08-01)
In recent decades, the scarcity of water, referred to as drought, has become one of the most main problems in agriculture throughout the world. Especially since recent increases in human population, and the global climate ...

Three Essays on the Application of Second Generation Cointegration Analysis in Time Series Econometrics 

Gueye, Ghislain (2017-07-31)
Frank (2009) constructed a comprehensive panel of state-level income inequality measures using individual tax filing data from the Internal Revenue Service. Employing an array of cointegration exercises for the data, he ...

Petrofacies Evolution of Upper Siwalik-equivalent (?) Pliocene-Pleistocene Dupi Tila Formation, Bengal Basin, Bangladesh 

Munim, Mustuque (2017-07-31)  ETD File Embargoed
Nearly 2.5-km-thick Pliocene-Pleistocene Dupi Tila Formation of the Bengal basin is composed of yellow, light brown, and pink, coarse- to very fine-grained, moderately to loosely indurated sandstone, siltstone, silty clay, ...

Evaluating the Effects of Omission Errors during Token Economies 

Luna, Odessa (2017-07-31)
A token economy is a differential-reinforcement of alternative-behavior (DRA) procedure that can be used to decrease problem behavior and increase appropriate behavior and involves the delivery of tokens on a specified ...

Novel Lipid Nanoassemblies with Advanced Functionality: Design, Photosynthesis Mimicking and Self-Assembly 

Wang, Mingming (2017-07-31)  ETD File Embargoed
Model lipid membranes have attracted considerable attention over the past several decades. They are ideal biomimetic models for studying cells and cellular processes. Due to their unique properties and functional versatility, ...

Evaluating the Agreement of Methods using Gaillard-Makki Method 

Makki, Golbou (2017-07-31)  ETD File Embargoed
In many laboratory studies such as medicine, fisheries, and chemistry comparison of two different methods of measurement is of great importance. These measurements are critical when the methods are changed, a new or ...

Investigation of bioactivity and variations in alkaloid and hydrocarbon profiles of Solenopsis invicta Buren minim workers in relation to their age 

Chen, Meng (2017-07-31)  ETD File Embargoed
Red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, is a significant invasive pest introduced into the United States in the early 1930s. Venom alkaloids and hydrocarbons play important roles in the social life of the red ...

Theoretical predictions and experimental measurements of sound transmission through a flat plate and a cylindrical shell 

Taha, Fatima E (2017-07-31)
Sound transmission through a flat plate and a cylindrical shell was studied both theoretically and experimentally. The theory consisted of using statistical energy analysis (SEA) to predict the transmission loss of each ...

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