Elizabeth Ann Richards

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BACKGROUND Dog walking is a strategy for increasing population levels of physical activity (PA). Numerous cross-sectional studies of the relationship between dog ownership and PA have been conducted. The purpose was to review studies comparing PA of dog owners (DO) to nondog owners (NDO), summarize the prevalence of dog walking, and provide recommendations(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to assess whether the APOE ε4 allele and other APOE single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) influence neuropsychological and neuroimaging outcomes in patients with brain tumors. METHODS Two hundred eleven patients with brain tumors participated in the study. All patients completed standardized neuropsychological tests(More)
State of the art review: Promoting dog walking for healthy lifestyles" (2016). Abstract word count: 200 Abstract 101 Regular physical activity is associated with numerous health benefits, including the prevention of 102 many chronic diseases and conditions or a reduction in their adverse effects. Intervention studies 103 suggest that promoting dog walking(More)
Overview: A physically active lifestyle has numerous physical and mental health benefits for patients of all ages. Despite these significant benefits, a majority of Americans do not meet current physical activity guidelines. Health care providers, especially nurses, play a vital role in physical activity promotion. Over the past several decades, exercise(More)
The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of senior undergraduate nursing students and perceptions of home care clients regarding the use of a new electronic health record and its impact on client care and communication. Findings indicate that providing students with the opportunity and time to become familiar with the use of computers during(More)
Theory and empirical work on food chains has focused primarily on closed, equilibrial environments. We tested the combined effects of secondary consumers (fish) and limiting nutrients (nitrogen) on intermediate trophic levels in an open stream environment, where flow redistributes organisms and materials among patches of streambed habitat. Fish reduced the(More)
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