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Submissions from 2013

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Awareness and beliefs regarding intimate partner violence among first-year dental students, Rhonda J. Everett, Karl Kingsley, Christina A. Demopoulos, Edward E. Herschaft, Christine Lamun, Sheniz Moonie, Timothy J. Bungum, and Michelle Chino

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Enrollment in YFV Vaccine Trial: An Evaluation of Recruitment Outcomes Associated with a Randomized Controlled Double-Blind Trial of a Live Attenuated Yellow Fever Vaccine, Paula M. Frew, Eve T. Shapiro, Lu Lu, Srilatha Edupuganti, Harry L. Keyserling, and Mark J. Mulligan

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From (Un)Willingness to InvolveMENt: Development of a Successful Study Brand for Recruitment of Diverse MSM to a Longitudinal HIV Research, Paula M. Frew, Victoria A. Williams, Eve T. Shapiro, Travis Sanchez, Eli S. Rosenberg, Vincent L. Fenimore, and Patrick S. Sullivan

Influenza Vaccination Acceptance Among Diverse Pregnant Women and its Impact on Infant Immunization, Paula M. Frew, Siyu Zhang, Diane S. Saint-Victor, Ashley C. Schade, Samantha Benedict, Maral Banan, Xiang Ren, and Saad B. Omer

Identifying and reconstruction common cold misconceptions among developing K-12 educators, Marcus L. Johnson and Timothy J. Bungum

Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor-Induced Macrophage Differentiation Influences Myotube Elongation, Sara Keeling, Nadia Deashinta, Katherine M. Howard, Sara Vigil, Sheniz Moonie, and Barbara St Pierre Schneider

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Household Catastrophic Medical Expenses in Eastern China: Determinants and Policy Implications, Xiaohong Li, Jay J. Shen, Jun Lu, Mei Sun, Chengyue Li, Fengshui Chang, and Mo Hao

Message Framing Strategies to Increase Influenza Immunization Uptake Among Pregnant African American Women, Heather A. Marsh, Fauzia Malik, Eve Shapiro, Saad B. Omer, and Paula M. Frew

Foreign-trained Versus United States Nurses: Trend Analysis of Educational Qualifications and Work Experiences (1988-2008), Olena Mazurenko, Gouri Gupte, and G. Shan

Analysis of Mercury in Desert Varnish Samples in Areas Impacted by Coal-fired Power Plants, Piotr Nowinski, Vernon F. Hodge, Shawn Gerstenberger, and James Cizdziel

Measurement of Polypectomy Rate Using Administrative Claims Data with Validation Against the Adenoma Detection Rate, N. C. Patel, R. S. Islam, Qing Wu, S. R. Gurudu, F. C. Ramirez, M. D. Crowell, and D. O. Faigel

Predicting Barriers to Primary Care for Patients with Disabilities: A Mixed Methods Study of Practice Administrators, Jennifer Pharr and Michelle Chino

Application of Multidisciplinary Collaborations for the Advancement of Public Health, Jennifer Pharr PhD, Courtney Coughenour PhD, and Shawn Gerstenberger PhD

Accessible Medical Equipment for Patients with Disabilities in Primary Care Clinics: Why is it Lacking?, Jennifer Renee Pharr

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Accessible Medical Equipment for Patients with Disabilities in Primary Care Clinics: Why is it Lacking?, Jennifer Renee Pharr

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Accommodations for patients with disabilities in primary care: a mixed methods study of practice administrators, Jennifer Renee Pharr

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Predicting Barriers to Primary Care for Patients with Disabilities: A Mixed Methods Study of Practice Administrators, Jennifer Renee Pharr and Michelle Chino

Predicting Barriers to Primary Care for Patients with Disabilities: A Mixed Methods Study of Practice Administrators, Jennifer Renee Pharr and Michelle Chino Dr

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Environmental, Human and Socioeconomic Characteristics of Pedestrian Injury and Death in Las Vegas, NV, Jennifer Renee Pharr, Courtney Coughenour, and Timothy J. Bungum

A note on exact conditional and unconditional tests for Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium, Guogen Shan

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Exact unconditional testing procedures for comparing two independent Poisson rates, Guogen Shan

More Efficient Unconditional Tests for Exchangeable Binary Data with Equal Cluster Sizes, Guogen Shan

Efficient tests for one sample correlated binary data with applications, Guogen Shan and Changxing Ma

Randomized two- stage phase II clinical trial designs based on Barnard’s exact test, Guogen Shan, Changxing Ma, Alan D. Hutson, and Gregory E. Wilding

Some tests for detecting trends based on the modified Baumgartner-Weiβ-Schindler statistics, Guogen Shan, Changxing Ma, Alan D. Hutson, and Gregory E. Wilding

ExactCIdiff: An R Package for Computing Exact Confidence Intervals for the Difference of Two Proportions, Guogen Shan and Weizhen Wang

American English Pronunciation and the Internationally Educated Nurse, Jay J. Shen, Nina Carter, Shelley Staples, and Yu Xu

Using the Interpersonal Skills Tool to Assess Interpersonal Skills of Internationally Educated Nurses, Jay J. Shen, Yu Xu, Shelley Staples, and Anne L. Bolstad

Using Logistic Regression to Investigate Self-Efficacy and the Predictors for NCLEX® Success for Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Linda A. Silvestri, Michele Clark, and Sheniz Moonie

Racial-ethnic Colorectal Cancer Survival Disparities in the Mountain West Region: The Case of Blacks Compared to Whites, Lucas N. Wassira, Paulo S. Pinheiro, J. Symanowski, and Audrey Hansen

Effectiveness of EarthTec® for Killing Invasive Quagga Mussels (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) and Preventing their Colonization in the Western United States, Ashlie Watters, Shawn Gerstenberger, and Wai Hing Wong

Invasive Quagga Mussels Can Be Attenuated by Redear Sunfish (Lepomis microlophhus) in the Southwestern United States, Wai Hing Wong, Shawn Gerstenberger, M. D. Hatcher, D. R. Thompson, and D. Schrimsher

Tricyclic Antidepressant Use and Risk of Fractures: a Meta-Analysis of Cohort and Case-Control Studies, Qing Wu, W Qu, M. D. Crowell, J. G. Hentz, and K. A. Frey

Submissions from 2012

Reliability of Standardized Patients Used in a Communication Study for International Nurses in the United States, Anne L. Bolstad, Yu Xu, Jay J. Shen, and Miriam Torpey

Linkage to HIV Care for Jail Detainees: Findings From Detention to the First 30 Days After Release, Cristina A. Booker, Christopher T. Flygare, Liza Solomon, Sarah W. Ball, Meredith R. Pustell, Lauri B. Bazerman, Dominique Simon-Levine, Paul A. Teixeira, Jacqueline Cruzado-Quinones, Ryan N. Kling, Paula M. Frew, and Anne C. Spaulding

Perceived environmental physical activity correlates among Asian Pacific Islander Americans, Timothy J. Bungum, Merrill Russen Landers, Maria Azzarelli, and Sheniz Moonie

Efforts to Identify At-Risk Children for Blood Lead Screening in Pediatric Clinics – Clark County, Nevada, Mackenzie Suzanne Burns, Lopa H. Shah, Erika R. Marquez, Scott L. Denton, Beverly A. Neyland, Diana Vereschzagin, David A. Gremse, and Shawn Gerstenberger

Efforts to Identify At-risk Children for Blood Lead Screening in Pediatric Clinics – Clark County, Nevada, Mackenzie Suzanne Burns, Lopa H. Shah, Erika R. Marquez, Scott L. Denton, Beverly A. Neyland, Diana Vereschzagin, David A. Gremse, and Shawn Gerstenberger

Asthma severity in children and the quality of life of their parents, Noelle S. Cerdan, Patricia T. Alpert, Sheniz Moonie, Dianne J. Cyrkiel, and Shona Rue

Tribal Capacity Building As a Complex Adaptive System, Michelle Chino

Tribal Capacity Building as a Complex Adaptive System: New Insights, New Lessons Learned, Michelle Chino

Examining Access to Trails in High and Low Income Regions of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, Courtney Coughenour MPH

Evaluating the Impact of Environmental and Social Determinants of Physical Activity in Low Income Neighborhood Parks in Las Vegas, NV, Courtney Coughenour MPH, Lisa Coker MPH, and Tim Bungum DrPH

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Type 2 Diabetes Science and American Indian / Alaska Native Culture: Creating a National K-12 Curriculum Prevention Strategy for Native Youth, Carolee Dodge Francis and Michelle Chino

Factors Mediating Seasonal and Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccine Accepting among Ethnically Diverse Populations in the Urban South, Paula M. Frew, Julia E. Painter, Brooke Hixson, Carolyn Kulb, Kathryn Moore, Carlos del Rio, Alejandra Esteves-Jaramillo, and Saad B. Omer

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Assessment of a Microbicide Candidate among a Diverse Cohort of Urban Southern US Women and their Male Sexual Partners, Paula M. Frew, Kimberly Parker, Takeia Horton, Brooke Hixson, Lisa Flowers, Frances Priddy, Lisa Grohskopf, Christine Mauck, and Kimberly Workowski

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Measuring Population Transmission Potential for HIV: An Alternative Metric of Transmission Risk in Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in the US, Colleen F. Kelley, Eli S. Rosenberg, Brandon M. O'Hara, Paula M. Frew, Travis Sanchez, John L. Peterson, Carlos del Rio, and Patrick S. Sullivan

Biological and Immunomodulatory Properties of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Derived from Human Pancreatic Islets, J. Kim, Melissa Breunig, Patricia Escalante, N. Bhatia, R. A. Denu, B. A. Dollar, A. Stein, Stacey E. Hanson, N. Naderi, J. Radek, D. Haughy, D. D. Bloom, F. M. Assadi-Porter, and P. Hematti

Cancer in the Azores: Initial Results from a Recently Established Population-based Cancer Registry, G. F. Lacerda, Paulo S. Pinheiro, J. M. Cabral, J. G. Câmara, and V. L. Rodriguez

International Medical Graduates and Health Information Technology Use in the United States, Olena Mazurenko, Gouri Gupte, and Valerie A. Yeager

Environmental Market Factors Associated with Physician Career Satisfaction, Olena Mazurenko and Nir Menachemi

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The Impact of Physician Job Satisfaction on the Sustained Competitive Advantage of Health Care Organizations, Olena Mazurenko and Stephen J. O’Connor

Determinants of Physicians’ Career Choices in Ukraine, Olena Mazurenko, Haiyan Qu, Olesya Hulchiy, S. Robert Hernandez, and Richard Shewchuk

Market Factors and Electronic Medical Record Adoption in Medical Practices, Nir Menachemi, Olena Mazurenko, Abby Swanson Kazley, Mark L. Diana, and Eric W. Ford

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Health Effects Associated with Foreclosure: A Secondary Analysis of Hospital Discharge Data, Nancy N. Menzel, Sheniz Moonie, and Melva Thompson-Robinson

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Health Effects Associated with Foreclosure: A Secondary Analysis of Hospital Discharge Data, Nancy N. Menzel, Sheniz Moonie, and Melva V. Thompson-Robinson

Application of field portable-XRF to the analysis of desert varnish samples in areas impacted by coal-fired power plants, Piotr Nowinski, Vernon F. Hodge, and Shawn Gerstenberger

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Health Disparities Experienced by People with Disabilities in the United States: A Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Study, Jennifer Renee Pharr and Timothy J. Bungum

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Health Disparities Experienced by People with Disabilities in the US: A Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Study, Jennifer Renee Pharr and Timothy J. Bungum

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Differentiation of Social and Cause-Related Marketing in Professional Sport, Jennifer Renee Pharr and Nancy L. Lough

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Differentiation of Social Marketing and Cause-Related Marketing in US Professional Sport, Jennifer Renee Pharr and Nancy L. Lough

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The Impact of Unemployment on Mental and Physical Health, Access to Health Care and Health Risk Behaviors, Jennifer Renee Pharr, Sheniz Moonie, and Timothy J. Bungum

Lead Poisoning due to Geophagia: The Consumption of Miniature Pottery, Ashley Marie Phipps, Heather Fels, Mackenzie Suzanne Burns, and Shawn Gerstenberger

The Influence of Hispanic Ethnicity on Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer Histology and Patient Survival: An Analysis of the Survival, Epidemiology, and End Results Database. Letter to the Editor., Paulo S. Pinheiro

Two-stage k-sample designs for the ordered alternative problem, Guogen Shan, Alan D. Hutson, and Gregory E. Wilding

An efficient and exact approach for detecting trends with binary endpoints, Guogen Shan, Changxing Ma, Alan D. Hutson, and Gregory E. Wilding

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Financial Position and Adoption of Electronic Health Records: A Retrospective Longitudinal Study, Jay J. Shen and Gregory O. Ginn

Organizational Factors Associated with Adoption of Comprehensive and Basic Electronic-Record Systems in U.S. Hospitals, Jay J. Shen and Charles B. Moseley

Jails, HIV Testing, and Linkage to Care Services: An Overview of the EnhanceLink Initiative, Anne C. Spaulding, Cristina A. Booker, Shalonda H. Freeman, Sarah W. Ball, Matthew S. Stein, Alison O. Jordan, Divya Ahuja, Liza Solomon, and Paula M. Frew

Body Weight and Leukocyte Infiltration After an Acute Exercise-Related Injury in Ovariectomized Mice Treated with Estrogen and Progesterone, Barbara St Pierre Schneider, Sara A. Vigil, and Sheniz Moonie

Why Health Care Became So Expensive in China? The Transformation of Healthcare Financing During Chinese Economic Development, Ying Wang, Jay J. Shen, Sun Mei, and Charles B. Moseley

Exact two-stage designs for phase II activity trials with rank-based endpoints, Gregory E. Wilding, Guogen Shan, and Alan D. Hutson

Quagga Mussel Veligers at Different Depths of Lake Mead: Abundance, Developmental Stages, and Morphology, D. Wong, Sean Robin Comeau, and Shawn Gerstenberger

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Treatment and Risk of Fractures: a Meta-Analysis of Cohort and Case-Control Studies, Qing Wu, A. F. Bencaz, J. G. Hentz, and M. D. Crowell

Non-Verbal Communication Behaviors of Internationally Educated Nurses and Patient Care Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, Yu Xu, Shelley Staples, and Jay J. Shen

Financial Impact of Iimproved Pressure Ulcer Staging in the Acute Hospital with Use of a New Tool, the NE1 Wound Assessment Tool, Daniel Young, Jay J. Shen, Nancy Estocado, and Merrill Russen Landers

Submissions from 2011

Mercury in Tadpoles Collected from Remote Alpine Sites in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA, David F. Bradford, Joanna L. Kramer, Shawn Gerstenberger, Nita G. Tallent-Halsell, and Maliha S. Nash

Correlates of Physical Activity Among Hispanic Adults, Timothy J. Bungum, Melva Thompson-Robinson, Sheniz Moonie, and M. A.F. Lounsberry

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Environmental factors affecting settlement of quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) veligers in Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, USA, Dong Chen, Shawn Gerstenberger, Sara Ann Mueting, and Wai Hing Wong

Susceptibility of quagga mussels (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) to hot-water sprays as a means of watercraft decontamination, Sean Robin Comeau, Scott Rainville, Wen Baldwin, Emily Austin, Shawn Gerstenberger, Chad L. Cross, and Wai Hing Wong

An Evaluation of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Survival on Five Environmental Surfaces, Courtney Coughenour, Vanessa Stevens, and Linda D. Stetzenbach

Socioecological Influences on Community Involvement in HIV Vaccine Research, Paula M. Frew, Matthew Archibald, Brooke Hixson, and Carlos del Rio

Acceptance of Pandemic 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccine in a Minority Population: Determinants and Potential Points of Intervention, Paula M. Frew, Brooke Hixson, Carlos del Rio, Alejandra Esteves-Jaramillo, and Saad B. Omer

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Abundance and size of quagga mussels (Dreissena bugensis) veligers in Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, Shawn Gerstenberger, Sara Ann Mueting, and Wai Hing Wong

Hospital Financial Position and the Adoption of Electronic Health Records, Gregory O. Ginn, Jay J. Shen, and Charles B. Moseley

Spatial Clustering of HIV Prevalence in Atlanta, Georgia and Population Characteristics Associated with Case Concentrations, Brooke A. Hixson, Saad B. Omer, Carlos del Rio, and Paula M. Frew

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Abundance and stomach content analysis of threadfin shad in Lake Mead, Nevada: Do invasive quagga mussels affect this prey species?, Eric Michael Loomis, Jon C. Sjoberg, Wai Hing Wong, and Shawn Gerstenberger

Regional Disparities in Prenatal Care Services in Rural China, J. Lu, Jay J. Shen, G. Chen, Charles B. Moseley, M. Sun, F. Gao, Ying Wang, Y. M. Mao, and H. Mo

Characteristics of Acute Care Hospitals with Diversity Plans and Translation Services, Charles B. Moseley, Jay J. Shen, and Gregory O. Ginn

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The 100th Meridian Initiative at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, NV, USA: Differences between boater behaviors before and after a quagga mussel, Driessena rostiformis bugensis, invasion, Sara Ann Mueting and Shawn Gerstenberger

Cancer survival among Latinos and the Hispanic Paradox., Paulo S. Pinheiro, Melanie Williams, Eric A. Miller, Stephanie Easterday, Sheniz Moonie, and Edward J. Trapido

Cancer Survival among Latinos and the Hispanic Paradox, Paulo S. Pinheiro, M. Williams, E. A. Miller, S. Easterday, Sheniz Moonie, and E. J. Trapido

Changes in Patterns of Racial Disparities in Attending Low-Mortality Hospitals and Outcomes among Patient with Stroke, Jay J. Shen and M. Lu

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Trends of Increase in Western Medical Services in Traditional Medicine Hospitals in China, Jay J. Shen, Ying Wang, Fang Lin, Jun Lu, Charles B. Moseley, Mei Sun, and Mo Hao

Physical activity participation among adult Nevadans with self-reported asthma., Masaru Teramoto and Sheniz Moonie

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High-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) screening and detection in normal, healthy patient saliva samples: a pilot cluster randomized study, Deirdre O. Turner, Shelley J. Williams-Cocks, Ryan Bullen, Jeremy Catmull, Jesse Falk, Daniel Martin, Jerom Mauer, Annabel E. Barber, Robert C. Wang, Shawn Gerstenberger, and Karl Kingsley

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Interagency monitoring action plan (I-MAP) for quagga mussels in Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, USA, Kent Turner, Wai Hing Wong, Shawn Gerstenberger, and Jennell M. Miller

Density-based empirical likelihood ratio test for inverse Gaussian, Albert Vexler, Guogen Shan, Seong E. Kim, Wan-Min Tsai, Lili Tian, and Alan D. Hutson

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Quagga mussels in the western United States: Monitoring and Management, Wai Hing Wong and Shawn Gerstenberger

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Settlement and Growth of quagga mussels (Dreissenia rostriformis bugensis Andrusov, 1897) in Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, USA, Wai Hing Wong, Shawn Gerstenberger, Wen Baldwin, and Bryan Moore