Theses published by graduate students in the School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University, 1982-1999.


Theses/Dissertations from 1999


Thesis: Home Health Nurses: Are They Satisfied With Their Work Environment, Said Abu Salem

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

Thesis: A Comparative Analysis of Prospective Nursing Patient Classification and Retrospective Nursing Patient Classification, Dana Larmore Hlusko

Theses/Dissertations from 1993


Thesis: An Exploratory Study of Terminal Syndrome, Phyllis Jean Adams

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

Thesis: Nurse Manager Role Stress, RoseMarie Mohn

Thesis: Identification of Health Promotion Behaviors, Perceived Health Status and Perceived Health Education Needs of Older Women, Susan Carol Fellinger Reynolds

Thesis: Problems and Coping Styles of Antepartal Patients Being Treated for Risk of Preterm Labor, Janet Wiehrs Rogers


Thesis: A Comparative Analysis of Nurse Leaders' Degree of Transformational Leadership and Staff Nurse Job Satisfaction, Kathie Sawyer Weatherly

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

Thesis: Head Nurse Leadership Behavior and Head Nurse and Staff Nurse Job Satisfaction and Burnout in the Intensive Care Setting, Dianne Vick Benton

Thesis: Job Satisfaction and Retention: Outcomes Since Implementation of Three Scheduling Options, Katherine Marie Newnam

Thesis: Health Locus of Control, Sexual Self-Concept, Self-Efficacy and the Contraceptive Behavior of College Students, Lorraine Kime Perkins

Thesis: An Explanatory Study of Maternal Stress and Coping with a Cystic Fibrosis Child, Leslie G. Potter

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

Thesis: Self-Esteem and Perceived Barriers to and Benefits of Exercise Among Physically Active and Non-Physically Active College Students, Barbara Brown Bonheur

Thesis: An Exploratory Study of Research Utilization by Virginia Nurse Educators, Evelyn M. Clingerman

Thesis: Factors Determining Peripheral Vascular Disease Clients' Intent to Adhere to Prescribed Behaviors, Gretchen Grahn Hitchcock

Thesis: Cognitive, Retention and Transfer of Learning Consequences of Computer Assisted Instruction and Videotape Instruction with Registered Nursing Students, Linda McCormack-Miller

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

Thesis: The Influence of Nursing Experience and Education on Nurses Inferences of Patients' Suffering, Patricia A. Coots

Thesis: Development and Testing of the Stress Adaptation Scale for Parents with Chronically Ill Children (SASP), Carolyn M. Rutledge

Theses/Dissertations from 1987


Thesis: Testing Orem's Dependent Care Agency Construct: Parents as Health Educators in the Home, JoAnn M. Baldwin

Thesis: A Comparison of Nursing Role Conceptions Among Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Their Nursing Faculty, and Clinical Nurse Mentors, Michele Lynn Musella


Thesis: Pre-Natal Learning Needs Perceptions of Expectant Parents and Childhood Educators, Cynthia Divens Sweeney

Thesis: Perceived Job Stress in Critical Care Nursing in a Military Setting, Jeannette Theriault

Theses/Dissertations from 1986

Thesis: The Image of the Nurse in a Professional Journal: A Historical Perspective, Dawn Louise Crane

Thesis: A Comparative Analysis of Head Nurse Role Perceptions in Acute Care Hospitals, Margaret A. Miller


Thesis: Pregravid Weight, Prenatal Weight Gain and Maternal Age as Risk Factors in Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension Development, Maryellen C. Remich

Thesis: Use of Two Data Collection Strategies to Evaluate Stressors and Coping in Spouses of Patients Sustaining a Myocardial Infarction, Pamalla Manz Stockho

Theses/Dissertations from 1985

Thesis: The Role of the Nurse Middle Manager in a Military Health Care Setting, Terry Brown

Thesis: The Effects of Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring on Self-Esteem and the Ability to Apply Knowledge About Diabetes Mellitus, Nancy-Lu F. Moul

Thesis: Anxiety Differences Associated with Transtelephonic and Conventional Pacemaker Client Follow-Up Methods, Julieta Advento Richman

Theses/Dissertations from 1984


Thesis: Predictors of Appointment-Keeping Behaviors Among Users of Adult Medical Clinics, Ruth L. Campau

Thesis: Staff Nurses' Self-Esteem as It Relates to Working in Specialty Areas, Donna Lynn Evans

Thesis: How Registered Nurses in Skilled Nursing Facilities Rate the Importance of and the Frequency Engaged in Specific Nursing Behaviors Related to Their Role, Christine Anne Heine

Thesis: A Study of Loneliness and Health Related Complaints in Residents of High Rise Apartment Buildings for the Elderly, Susan H. Jones

Thesis: Human Need Fulfillment Alteration in the Client with Uterine Cancer: The Registered Nurses' Perception Versus the Clients' Perception, Linda Lane Lilley

Thesis: Trait Anxiety in Female Heads of Household, Bonnie Martinetta Wheeler

Theses/Dissertations from 1983

Thesis: The Effect of Therapeutic Touch on Anxiety and Physiological Measures, Marie Nicholas Bremner

Thesis: An Analysis of the Correlation Between Nurses' Attitudes Toward Death and Their Presence with the Dying Patient, Uvonna Weeks Daniels

Thesis: The Effect of a Cardiac Education Program on the Knowledge, Stress, and State Anxiety Levels of First Time Post Myocardial Infarction Patients in a Post Coronary Care Unit, Jeanine L. Johns

Thesis: Registered Nurses' Ability to Discriminate Similar Human Need Fulfillment Alterations Specific to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and to Diabetes Mellitus, Kathleen Bowen Waite

Theses/Dissertations from 1982

Thesis: The Effects of Exercise on Women's Self-Esteem, Wendy Laurie Biddle

Thesis: Client Acceptance of the Role of the Nurse Practitioner, Mary Elizabeth Butt

Thesis: The Influence of Lamaze Classes and Delivery Room Presence on Paternal Attachment Behavior, Cherie Sammis-Gonzales


Thesis: Measuring Interpersonal Dependency in Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatients, Susan D. Schaffer


Thesis: A Comparative Analysis of Factors Influencing Registered Nurse Retention and Turnover Below the Head Nurse Level in Acute Care Hospitals, Jean M. Snyder