Michele Shaw

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The Capability Maturity Model for software has become a major force in software development process improvement. We looked at the role of process improvement in the context of a small organization. Although the Capability Maturity Model integration is replacing the CMM, we focused on the older CMM. We had to look at more than which CMM key process areas(More)
The challenge for software development enterprises is to find a path to apply Software Process Improvement (SPI) technologies to realize their company's improvement goals. The most pressing requirements for improvement paradigms are that these SPI technologies are not only effective but also realize tangible results quickly, which can be implemented(More)
Asthma is a major cause of illness, missed school days, and hospitalization in children. One type of asthma common in children is exercise-induced asthma (EIA). EIA causes airway narrowing with symptoms of cough and shortness of breath during exercise. The purpose of this article is to review the literature relevant to screening children and adolescents for(More)
PURPOSE This study explored obstetric nurses' perceptions of providing inpatient care during labor, birth, and postpartum to pregnant and parenting women with histories of misusing opioids. Specific aims included to 1) describe common themes associated with nurses' perceptions of caring for this population, and 2) identify specific areas for intervention(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine rural-urban differences among substance-abusing mothers enrolled in the Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) from 1998 to 2008 in Washington State. METHODS This was a longitudinal study utilizing PCAP data reports of 773 women enrolled from 1998 to 2008. Differences across urban-rural PCAP participants(More)
OBJECTIVES Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions among children and is one of the leading causes for pediatric hospitalizations. More evidence is needed to clarify the risks of repeat hospitalization and the underlying factors contributing to adverse health outcomes among pediatric patients hospitalized with asthma. The purpose of this study(More)
Enteral supplementation for nutritional support in pediatric oncology patients remains nonstandardized across institutions and between providers. Pediatric oncology patients frequently fail to meet their growth curve percentiles, lose weight, and/or are malnourished due to both the oncologic process as well as side effects from chemotherapy and radiation(More)
INTRODUCTION There is a large prevalence of asthma, particularly among Hispanic children. Although physical activity is a good way to manage asthma, more Hispanic children with asthma lack activity than their healthy classmates. Given this, the purpose of this study was to explore the development of exercise perceptions in Hispanic children with asthma and(More)
PURPOSE Most asthma-related emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations for asthma are preventable. Our purpose was to develop a grounded theory to guide interventions to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and ED visits. DESIGN AND METHODS Grounded theory inquiry guided interviews of 20 participants, including 13 parents and 7 children. (More)