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Quality of Life, Functional Performance, and User Satisfaction of Lower Limb Prosthesis Clients 

DadeMatthews, Oluwagbemiga (2022-08-03)
Limb loss is more common than many people realize. There are over two million people with amputated limbs in the United States and the numbers are expected to double in 2050. Despite the advances in prosthetic device ...

Quality or Quantity: Which is More Important for Adult Child-Parent Relationships? 

Voigt, Natasha (2019-07-12)
The purpose of this study was to explore, in a community sample, the association between quality and quantity of parent-adult child interactions and parents’ ratings of parent-adult child relationship quality. Additionally, ...

Quality Performance in Community Pharmacies: An Exploration of Pharmacists' Perceptions and Predictors 

Teeter, Benjamin (2015-09-23)
The improvement of healthcare quality has become an increasingly important issue in recent years. In an effort to improve quality of care, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has created a star rating system ...

Quality-Aware Data Crowdsourcing and Federated Learning in Wireless Networks 

Zhao, Yuxi (2022-11-21)
Data crowdsourcing (referred to as ``crowdsourcing'' for brevity) has found a wide range of applications. In principle, crowdsourcing leverages the ``wisdom'' of a potentially large crowd of workers (e.g., mobile users) ...

Quantification of Ergonomic Risk Factors in Southeastern Logging Operations 

Lynch, Stephanie (2017-07-18)
This dissertation aimed to expose and partially fill a gap in logging research regarding ergonomic risk factors associated with operating logging machines in the fully mechanized logging operations typical in the southeastern ...

Quantification of Soil Macropore Characteristics using X-ray Computed Tomography 

Budhathoki, Suman (2021-08-05)
Soil macropores, such as root channels and earthworm burrows, constitute only a small fraction of the total soil volume but contribute largely to the transport of water and solutes in subsurface flows. One of the challenges ...

The Quantification of the Concept of Engagement in Physical Education 

Stringfellow, Andy (2018-06-27)
The purpose of the first study was to develop and validate a new self-report survey used to determine the level of agentic, behavioral, cognitive, and emotional engagement of eighth and ninth grade boys and girls in physical ...

Quantification of the potential spawning contribution from oyster (Crassostrea virginica) restoration projects: a comparative study among restoration sites and substrates in coastal Alabama 

Yao, Nan (2013-01-09)
Although numerous ecosystem services of oyster reef restoration have been documented, the contribution of larvae has not been previously quantified. In this study, we selected 5 restoration sites in coastal Alabama (Billy ...

Quantification Techniques for Arterial Blood Flow and the Left Atrium 

Jha, Nikhil (2014-07-29)
Cardiovascular dysfunction is a major cause of morbidity and mortally. As such, the characterization of the heart and surrounding vessels has a high clinical significance. The advent of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging ...

Quantifying Condensation on Shell Eggs and its Effect on Salmonella Enteritidis Penetration into Egg Contents 

Gradl, Janet (2016-07-20)
Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) prevalence in eggs is a major concern to the egg industry. Some research has shown that egg sweating, which can occur when refrigerated eggs are moved into a warmer ambient temperature with ...

Quantifying fish swimming performance and behavior in two diverse environments: a multifaceted approach. 

Hershey, Henry (2019-07-11)
In the southeastern United States, low-head dams are common and the effects of these structures on migratory fishes are relatively unknown. Studying how migratory fish behave in habitats altered by dams such as the upstream ...

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 ...

Quantifying Male Reproductive Performance of Blue Catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) to Improve Hatchery Production of Hybrid Catfish 

Montague, Helen (2023-04-20)
Catfish farming constitutes about 60% of total U.S. aquaculture production, where the channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus female × blue catfish, I. furcatus male hybrid accounts for >50% of the harvest. Current hatchery ...

Quantifying Pavement Preservation Performance Using Probabilistic Deterioration Modeling 

Jalali, Farhang (2020-07-14)
Throughout the last few decades, the pavement industry has slowly transitioned from construction and rehabilitation to pavement preservation. Pavement preservation can be described as a proactive approach for protecting ...

Quantifying the Fatigue Damage Accumulation in Bridges 

Ramesh Babu, Anjan Mogali (2019-12-05)
Many of the existing bridges in the United States were built during the interstate era and are reaching the end of their life cycle. Traffic-induced loadings are one of the primary factors affecting the service and fatigue ...

Quantifying the Variability of Production of Asphalt Mixtures through newly implemented Performance Tests for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation 

Cousins, Rachel (2023-04-24)
This study aims to determine an appropriate standard deviation of Balanced Mix Design performance tests for Wisconsin specifications based on field-produced mixes. Identifying variability is an essential aspect of the ...

Quantifying Vocal Power: Correlation of Whole Body Anaerobic Power to Vocal Function Measures 

Snell, Emily (2020-03-06)
PURPOSE: The purpose of this preliminary study was to identify a vocal task that could be used as a clinical indicator of the vocal aptitude or vocal fitness required for vocally demanding occupations in a manner similar ...

Quantifying Within-field Variability in Soil Moisture and Nutrients and Scheduling Site-Specific Irrigation Using Numerical Modeling 

Kumar, Hemendra (2022-06-06)  ETD File Embargoed
The increasing global population is expected to increase pressure on water and food demands, which means intensification and improvements in irrigated agriculture are required to satisfy future needs. More than 70% of ...

A Quantitative Analysis of Factors Related to Recidivism 

Hill, Stephanie (2010-12-16)
The purpose of this study is a determination of whether percentage of time served of a prison sentence affects the rate of recidivism for offenders released from prison. A quantitative analysis was done of known factors ...

A Quantitative Analysis of Resurgence Following Downshifts in Alternative-Reinforcer Magnitude 

Ritchey, Carolyn (2021-07-28)
Resurgence occurs when a previously reinforced and then extinguished target response increases due to changes in reinforcement conditions for an alternative response, including reductions in the magnitude of reinforcement ...