Recent Submissions

  • Interventions for Informal Caregivers of Persons with Dementia: Implications for Quality of Care

    Debrah, Emmanuella; The College at Brockport (7/1/2018)
    This research examines interventions for informal caregivers of people living with dementia, as well as the implications of such interventions for the quality of care provided. Family caregivers of people with dementia face numerous challenges in the course of caring for their loved ones. Several interventions currently in use to help caregivers cope includes: educational support, cognitive stimulation therapy, meetings, and telephone support. Studies used in this literature review utilized a randomized control trial (RCT) and systematic review methodology, with some evidence supporting improvement in family caregiver quality of life, which leads to better care for loved ones with dementia.
  • Keep Your Hands to Yourself: Parents and Special Education

    Blair, Abigail; The College at Brockport (7/1/2018)
    My research involves parental involvement with special education programming and how it relates to their children’s behavior. To conduct this research, literature will be reviewed and interviews will be done with teachers and parents of children enrolled in special education programs. We will look into the amount of involvement suggested to parents, as well as how much they are allowed to participate through the review of programs, meetings, and other related policies. It is anticipated that we will find a correlation between children’s behavior, academic progress, and parental involvement in their respective programs.
  • How feasible is it for LA to host the Olympics in 2028 given the city's existing transportation, lodging, and other resources?

    Stoutz, Connor; Litto, Alyssa; SUNY Brockport (1/1/2020)
    Hosting the Olympics is a monumental task that can negatively effect a host city. It is well established that hosting the Olympics is a costly venture. The aim of this paper is to determine how feasible it is for the city of Los Angeles to host the 2028 Olympic Games given the city's existing transportation, lodging, and other resources.To test the hypothesis that Los Angeles is relatively well suited to host the 2028 Olympic Games, I examined three past Olympic Games in order to determine where they succeeded and where they fell short. The studied games include, London 2012, Sochi 2014, and Rio 2016 London 2012 was largely a success, while Sochi and Rio struggled. London was able to succeed by focusing on the legacy of the games, while Sochi and Rio were deterred by corruption from Game organizers and government officials. I also examined public data in Los Angeles including existing venues, budgets, infrastructure, and lodging. The results showed that showed that little construction would have to be done for sports venues.These results suggest that Los Angeles is more well suited to host the games compared to most countries due to its existing infrastructure.
  • Assessing the Association Between Persons’ Abstraction Ability and Religious Behavior

    Too, Matthew; SUNY Brockport (1/1/2020)
    The relationship between abstract thinking ability and religiousness between atheists and Christians taken from the AddHealth Wave IV Database was tested. This relationship was also tested over the various races. Using one-way ANOVAs and Pearson correlation coefficients, it was found that abstract thinking ability and religiousness were not correlated with one another although it was found that atheists were shown to be more abstract than Christians were. No differences in abstract thinking behavior was observed among the various races although religious differences were noted. It was suggested that other factors not tested in this study were to account for this unusual behavior. The results of this study show that Christians do not understand God in terms of the metaphysical better than atheists do, thereby substantiating other findings that adults tend to anthropomorphize (attribute human-characteristics to) God in the Christian religions.
  • How feasible is it for LA to host the Olympics in 2028 given the city's existing transportation, lodging, and other resources?

    Stoutz, Connor; SUNY Brockport (1/1/2020)
    Hosting the Olympics is a monumental task that can negatively effect a host city. It is well established that hosting the Olympics is a costly venture. The aim of this paper is to determine how feasible it is for the city of Los Angeles to host the 2028 Olympic Games given the city's existing transportation, lodging, and other resources.To test the hypothesis that Los Angeles is relatively well suited to host the 2028 Olympic Games, I examined three past Olympic Games in order to determine where they succeeded and where they fell short. The studied games include, London 2012, Sochi 2014, and Rio 2016 London 2012 was largely a success, while Sochi and Rio struggled. London was able to succeed by focusing on the legacy of the games, while Sochi and Rio were deterred by corruption from Game organizers and government officials. I also examined public data in Los Angeles including existing venues, budgets, infrastructure, and lodging. The results showed that showed that little construction would have to be done for sports venues.These results suggest that Los Angeles is more well suited to host the games compared to most countries due to its existing infrastructure.
  • Summer Program at the United Nations: Why Should You Care?

    Olagunju, Deborah; The College at Brockport (7/1/2018)
    The Summer Program at the United Nations was an enticing and inspirational experience. We met daily with Directors of different sectors in the United Nations. They taught us about their area of specialty and the importance of their role. We sat in on multiple Security Council sessions where we observed how all the countries who were present interacted with one another and voted on global issues that would better the lives and overall status of the member countries. Through firsthand experience, we analyzed the function of the United Nations versus the failed League of Nations.
  • Minority Caregivers of Dementia Patients: Quality of Life and Implications for Quality of Care Provided.

    Odam, Rachael; The College at Brockport (7/1/2018)
    This literature review examines minority caregivers of patients living with dementia, issues affecting their quality of life, as well as implications for the quality of care provided to their loved ones living with dementia. There is evidence that minority caregivers face significant barriers, which may impact the quality of care provided to their loved ones. Some common characteristics observed among minority caregivers of people with dementia include a lower level of education, language barriers, and inadequate social supports. We hypothesized that caregiver quality of life affects the quality of care provided to persons living with dementia.
  • Should surrogacy care be included in nursing educational programs?

    Estrella, Reneth Karla; The College at Brockport (7/1/2018)
    Surrogacy is a growing option for families unable to successfully conceive or carry a baby to term for various reasons. Despite the growth in the use of surrogate mothers both in the U.S. and globally, very few nursing education programs provide adequate education on this topic. A literature review of 12 peer-reviewed sources published within the past 12 years was conducted. Clearly, there is a critical lack of content about care of surrogate mothers in nursing programs. Nursing education should continue to evolve alongside societal changes in order to provide holistic care to our growing and diverse population.
  • Stained with Blood: Idealism and Reality in Whitman’s Drum Taps

    Oyer, Julie M.; The College at Brockport (2/1/2015)
  • Mind and Body Medicine: Is Prayer an Alternative Treatment?

    Ralph, Betty; The College at Brockport (7/1/2018)
    My research involves exploring Mind and Body alternative medicine. Through a literature analysis, I will examine the relationship between prayer and healing. Research shows that most individuals who have been hospitalized either believe or have prayed for improved health. If there is a significant relationship between prayer and healing, it is necessary to ask the following questions: When should prayer be offered? Should it be planned? Should prayer be a choice? These are questions that would need to be taken into consideration if this treatment is to be implemented.
  • Sociocultural and Socioeconomic Determinants of Organ Donation

    Gagliano, Amy; The College at Brockport (7/1/2018)
    Recent research has indicated that community-level characteristics are predictive of donor designation in a given region. This current study extends the body of this work to consider the potential impact of regional level sociocultural and socioeconomic determinants of health on measures of Organ Procurement Organizations’ (OPOs) success at facilitating organ transplants. Using select indicators from The National County Health Rankings dataset, county-level indicators were aggregated to provide estimates of health within each of the 57 national OPOs donation areas. Significant associations were documented.
  • Exploring the Issues Students with Learning Disabilities Encounter as they Transition into College

    Turner, Donald; The College at Brockport (7/1/2018)
    The transition from the secondary learning institution to the collegiate setting is already a challenging task to navigate. It becomes a much more daunting task for a student who has a learning disability. The primary focus of this research is to gain insight into the various obstacles and issues related to improving the transitioning of incoming freshmen with learning disabilities into the collegiate setting. With knowledge gained from this research, we hope to design a step by step plan to ensure a smooth transition from the secondary learning institution to the collegiate setting.
  • Academic Advisement: Age, Transfer Status & Ethnicity

    Horton-Williams, La Vonia; The College at Brockport (7/1/2018)
    This study explored the academic satisfaction of students at SUNY Brockport in regards to age, transfer status, and ethnicity. The 2017 NSSE was administered on-line to all the registered freshmen and seniors in Spring 2017. The mean advisement scores were obtained for these students and their counterparts and recorded. Independent t-tests revealed no significant difference of academic advisement satisfaction among students, regardless of age group or minority status; however, transfer students were shown by an independent t-test to have slightly lower satisfaction compared to non-transfer students. A more detailed analysis of the survey findings will be presented and discussed.
  • Reducing Adverse Drug Events through Leadership

    Harrigan, Sheniqua; The College at Brockport (7/1/2018)
    This research involves finding ways through communication and collaboration to reduce adverse drug events/medication errors in healthcare. Through implementing leadership amongst healthcare professionals, medication safety would increase. This is a literature review of various articles and books about leadership, communication in healthcare, and adverse drug events. Adverse drug events can be reduced if health professionals in various healthcare facilities are routinely allowed to attend training workshops focused on communication, collaboration, and leadership development.
  • Traumatic Events Impact on Colleges Enrollment of Students with Learning Disabilities

    Blair, Shaniece; The College at Brockport (7/1/2018)
    Numerous traumatic events have occurred in recent years and have greatly impacted people of all ages, including college-aged students. One of the causes of learning disabilities may be the increasing number of traumatic events. It is hypothesized that there has been an increased enrollment of students with learning disabilities in areas where traumatic events have occurred. Using data acquired from public and private colleges or universities in New York, we will determine if the number of students with learning disabilities is increasing on New York college campuses post-traumatic events and what services are being most frequently utilized.
  • Mutagenesis at Amino Acid Phosphorylation sites of the Human ERH protein

    Grant, Markaylia; The College at Brockport (7/1/2018)
    The goal of this project is to successfully create plasmids containing mutant human enhancer rudimentary, e(r) genes. The e(r) gene encodes for the protein, enhancer rudimentary homolog (ERH), which has been shown to promote the progression and survival of certain human cancers. These plasmids containing the mutant human genes will be inserted into the genome of Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly, to study the effects of the mutations on the activity of the protein.
  • African Cultural Retention in the African Diaspora ?

    Brown, Aaron; The College at Brockport, State University of New York? (1/1/2019)
    This research will discuss how African culture has survived throughout the diaspora. Through misinformation and myth perpetuated in part by Eurocentric media, many don’t recognize the lasting legacy of African culture. A closer look at music, language, food, religion, etc., will help dismantle false narratives pertaining to African culture and enlighten people to what has been retained. For example, Nigerian culture can clearly be found within Brazilian culture’s religious practices. My research seeks to encourage accurate and precise information in relation to the depiction of Africa and support a multicultural lens on African and Black History in our educational system.
  • Destined to Die Prematurely: An Examination of African American Life Expectancy

    Howard, Jianna; Howard, Jianna; The College at Brockport (4/1/2017)
    In recent decades, scholars have noted the connections of health, socioeconomic status, and the role that individual, systemic, and institutional racism, legal and de-facto segregation, and criminalization (Wacquant, 2009) have had in producing health disparities, including unequal life expectancy rates between black Americans and other racial groups in the country. Over the past century, African American males and females have experienced shorter life expectancies than the national averages. Many rationalize this troubling disparity by citing individual “lifestyle factors” as a primary cause, thereby suggesting that health outcomes are a simple matter of individual choice. Otherwise known as healthism (Cheek, 2008), this ideology fails to acknowledge how social determinants such as where one lives, household income, and education can impact one’s ability to directly control their own health within constrained conditions. This study seeks to examine the historical underpinnings of racial disparities in health and how they ultimately impact life expectancy in addition to displaying that the healthism ideology is not basis for biological explanation.
  • Chronic Low Back Pain

    Williams, Lascelles; The College at Brockport (7/1/2018)
    Chronic low back pain is a typical musculoskeletal disease that affects males and females of all age groups. The problem is becoming more prominent both due to aging and the increase in population size. This presentation will discuss the anatomy of the lumbar spinal region (lower back), the possible causes of the illness, and non-invasive ways to treat this condition. Information will be drawn from many different scholastic and peer-reviewed research articles about the prevalence of this disease, current treatments, and future advancement in the subject area.
  • The Barriers African Americans Face in Becoming Registered Nurses

    Wall, Aishia; The College at Brockport (7/1/2018)
    This project discusses the shortage of African American registered nurses in the United States. The US has a population of over 300 million Americans. There are about two million registered nurses, of which only 9.9 percent are African American. Our research will review the barriers Blacks/African Americans experience on their paths to becoming registered nurses. We will also be looking into why there are disparities within the nursing population compared to other ethnicities. The information presented on the topic will cover current materials from literature review and census data.

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