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Body Mass Index (BMI) was calculated from self-reported height and weight for 1,123 university students who returned a questionnaire mailed to a 10 percent random sample of the entire undergraduate population of a large midwestern university. Seventeen percent of the females and 20 percent of the males were determined to be in excess of normal BMI… (More)
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a relationship exists between beginning nursing students' Nurse Entrance Test (NET) scores and their academic success within the first year of professional study. The major goal is to identify predictors of academic success so that supportive academic strategies could be implemented for the at-risk student.… (More)
A computerized student database can provide a comprehensive system for encoding, maintaining, and interpreting student data. This paper describes the development of a student data base at Prairie View University College of Nursing and explores possible uses of the data once collected.
In this pilot study, nursing staff matched three levels of intervention (verbal, chemical, and physical) with 84 aggressive behaviors. It was a preliminary step in the development of a theoretical framework regarding how nurses select interventions for aggressive patients. Specifically, it was an attempt to address the following: Do nurses intervene with… (More)
The purpose of this study was to examine differences in the health beliefs of older Black males and females. The sample consisted of 66 respondents, 39 females and 27 males. The six variables measured in this study were current health perceptions, health concerns, resistance-susceptibility perceptions, health outlook and rejection of the sick role. The… (More)