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This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of a brief, structured pain management program to improve control over chest pain episodes in patients diagnosed with coronary artery disease. Twenty-six male veterans who attended the three-session program were compared with twenty-six matched controls. Results indicated significant short-term reductions in(More)
The Office of Graduate Studies has verified and approved the above named committee members. ABSTRACT The duration of doctoral studies has been linked to low persistence rates and can therefore be viewed as an indirect measure of risk for non-completion. In 2004, the median time between master's and doctorate in Education was 12.7 years, which was 4 years(More)
The Office of Graduate Studies has verified and approved the above named committee members. ii For Caitlin and Kristen iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Duc de la Rochefoucauld wrote in 1678 that " In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope for greater favors, " but I can think of no greater favor than the support my family, friends, and professors have given(More)
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