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University of Central Florida College of Health and Public Affairs

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Works: 65 works in 65 publications in 1 language and 66 library holdings
Classifications: LD1772.F877,
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Organizational change at the service delivery level : an investigation into the perceived reaction to change initiatives in morale, welfare and recreation activities of the US Army by Larry Cochran( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We hope that everyone can find enlightenment, or perhaps confirmation of their own experiences, in the responses of these managers, and can use this information productively in the management of their areas of responsibility
Local health department adoption of health information technology and its impact on population health by Tina Yeung( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This research study has contributed in three areas: 1) to fill a knowledge gap on the impact of health IT adoption by LHDs on health outcomes; 2) to formulate a theoretically grounded framework to study population health and its variability; and 3) to identify target areas for public health interventions. In conclusion, a substantial amount of resources dedicated in creating a robust health IT infrastructure requires close analysis of the impact health IT has on the population health of our nation
Annual report of the College of Health Related Professions( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Falling behind in pay : a longitudinal test of equity theory among Florida municipal police agencies' salaries by Robert Lord( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

It should also enable police administrators to gauge, relative to regional competitor salaries, at what point to anticipate negative consequences from the underpaid condition of police officers working at their municipal police agencies. The findings suggest Florida municipal police officers do not reduce their work inputs, as measured by UCR Part II arrests, but do quit their jobs in larger numbers in response to stagnant or falling salaries as predicted by equity theory. Policy implications include a better understanding by police administrators as to what they can expect and prepare for when municipal police officers' salaries become stagnant or fall as compared to pay at other regional law enforcement agencies
Interprofessional collaboration between criminal justice and mental health practitioners regarding mentally ill offenders : perceptions of collaboration from criminal justice practitioners by Christopher R Sharp( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The concept of coupling between agencies has serious ramifications for the ability of agencies to successfully collaborate. Theoretical foundations for collaboration between mental health and criminal justice agencies lie partly in labeling theory and the drive to avoid the negative stigmatization of the mentally ill by the formal criminal justice system, as stated by the President's Mental Health and Criminal Justice Consensus Project. A second theoretical foundation is found in developmental theories, which seek to explain the development of organizational knowledge and skills, in handling mentally ill offenders, through interaction between the mental health and criminal justice systems. Developmental theories argue that the development of knowledge and skills is optimized through peer interaction, which is an essential function of coupling and collaboration. Both theoretical perspectives lead to the concept of coupling as crucial for understanding the reasons for collaborating and the relationships between mental health and criminal justice practitioners in collaborative enterprises. In this study, it is asserted that agencies that are appropriately coupled and have experience with collaboration will perceive greater benefits from the collaborative exchange. Furthermore, this leads to the main hypothesis of the current study that agency coupling and collaborative experience will increase the perception of benefits of collaboration and support of collaborative efforts that deal with mentally ill offenders
An evaluation of the effects of a leisure education curriculum on delinquents' motivation, knowledge, and behavior changes related to boredom by Paul Robert Finn( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper documents the impact of a leisure education curriculum on a population of delinquent youth in a randomized experiment. The delinquent youths who received the leisure education reported higher intrinsic motivation and better use of free time. The delinquent youths also reported improved decision making related to their involvement in healthy, prosocial free time activities. Finally, the improvement in the delinquent youths' motivation influenced a significant decrease in the delinquent youths' proneness to boredom during their free time
Life partner perceptions of the emotional impact of stuttering by Athanasia Svenning( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The aim of the present study is to investigate the extent to which life partners understand the emotional impact stuttering has on their loved one who stutters. This was accomplished by administering the Speech Situation Checklist - Emotional Reaction (SSC-ER), a subtest of the Behavior Assessment Battery (BAB; Vanryckeghem & Brutten, 2018) via Qualtrics, an online survey software, to the participants who stutter and a modified version of the SSC-ER to their life partner. No significant differences and a positive correlation were observed between groups (people who stutter (PWS) and their life partner (LP) as it relates to total score on the SSC-ER. Gender, age, and duration of relationship, overall, were not confounding variables that affected the total score. Internal reliability was high across both the SSC-ER and its modified version. All items on the test correlated significantly with the total score with the exception of items 8 and 13 for PWS and items 6, 13, and 36 for LPs. Between-group item analysis revealed that the majority of test items did not differ significantly with the exception of six items: 3, 4, 13, 19, 26, and 27. The aforementioned items follow the construct pertaining to fixed sounds and/or words. The findings in this investigation provide evidence that LPs have a general understanding of the anxiety levels their partner who stutters experiences as it relates to communication situations
The effects of social support and working alliance on Latino-American male combat veterans by Lloyd Duran( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The negative effects of traumatic combat experiences on combatants' psychological functioning is well documented in the literature. The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) has resulted in many veterans returning from deployments with mental health conditions related to trauma exposure, such as posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, general anxiety, and suicidality. Past researchers found significant ethnic differences in psychological functioning, with Latino-American veterans reporting more symptoms of PTSD. Furthermore, Latino-American cultural values place importance on collective orientation and secrecy of mental health concerns which may affect treatment. Thus, this study built on limited research about Latino-American male combat veterans by focusing on the effects of social support and working therapeutic alliance during mental health treatment. Using a cross-sectional design, a sample of 42 GWOT Latino-American Veterans undergoing mental health treatment at a VA Medical Center in the Southeastern U.S. was recruited and surveyed. Participants completed a set of nine questionnaires (Beck Scale for Suicidal Ideation, PTSD Checklist--Military Version, Beck Depression Inventory--2nd Edition, Beck Anxiety Inventory, Postdeployment Social Support Scale, Combat Exposure Scale, Working Alliance Inventory--Short Form. Network Orientation Scale, and Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support). Descriptive and bivariate statistics were calculated, and regression models were tested
Preferences for performance measures : a study of a federal agency by Gina Wilson Beckles( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Surveys based on the MBSC were administered to public managers and to clients of those managers in order to determine their preferences. The results showed that managers preferred public good measures and clients preferred financial measures. Both groups' second preferred index of measures was internal management process measures
An exploratory study of socially responsible procurement activities in the expenditure of public funds at the state and local levels of government by Donna T McCarthy( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The aggregate annual expenditures of federal, state and local governments, in concert with universities and school districts represents incredible purchasing power and requires great prowess in its expenditure. Over the course of centuries, procurement has been used as a policy tool to improve society. This research delved into defining and determining the involvement of state and local governments in socially responsible activities related to the expenditure of public funds. Data collected in 2005 by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc., was reviewed to determine if the expectations set for the private sector known as corporate social responsibility could be applied to the public sector
Transferring juveniles to the adult court : a factorial survey of Florida prosecutors by Robin Janes King( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The data were also examined to determine the effect of juvenile offender and juvenile offense characteristics on the decision to transfer a juvenile to the adult court. Analysis revealed several significant predictors of preference for transfer: age, threat to society, presence of a violent offense, ethnicity of juvenile, presence of prior adjudications, and amenability to treatment
The diffusion and performance of the accountable care organization model by Yi-ling Lin( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Purpose: An integrative theoretical framework, Rogers' diffusion of innovation theory and Duncan's POET model, was used to examine ACO formation and performance. The first purpose of this study was to determine the relative influences of contextual variables and ACO characteristic variables on how early an ACO model was adopted. The second purpose was to examine how executives' perceptions of ACO performance and the ACO first-year performance are influenced by the contextual variables, ACO characteristic variables, and timing of the adoption of an ACO model
Examining the influence of personal and environmental factors on treatment outcomes in opioid dependent medication-assisted treatment patients by Vierne Erica Katrina Placide( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

With regards to environmental influences, social support was positively associated with opioid abstinence (p=.022) and integrated care was positively associated with opioid abstinence (p=.027) and retention (p=.000). Examining these factors are necessary to improve treatment adherence and expand MAT programs. Additionally, providing funding is crucial for practitioners to continually create educational intervention strategies to engage patients in treatment, thereby reducing the opioid overdose epidemic. This study extends the literature contributing to understanding personal factors and environmental influences in MATs
Assessing the impact of meaningful employment on the self-esteem of male veterans by Gary R Grimes( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Key Words: Veterans, Meaningful Work, Self-esteem
Social disorganization and Florida public high school academic performance by David Z Kanaan( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

SEM analysis found a statistically significant and large negative association between the social disorganization factors residential mobility, single-parent households, socio-economic status and percentage of divorced or separated persons, and Florida public high school academic performance at the community-level. Also at the community-level, results showed that receiving the Five Star School award for satisfying family and community involvement criteria had a statistically significant but small positive association with Florida public high school performance when social disorganization factors were simultaneously considered. At the district or county level, multiple regression analyses found relevant negative associations between social disorganization predictors low median income and ethnic heterogeneity and school district average FCAT scores and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) percentages. The study results reinforce existing neighborhood deprivation and social disorganization literature and articulate the need for a community-based approach to improve high school academic performance. Finally, the research suggests prominent education policy reforms may exacerbate social disorganization in communities and proposes alternative policy implementations
The use of crisis communication strategies to build community resilience : evidence from emergency managers by Brittany Haupt( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Keywords: emergency and crisis management, crisis communications strategies, community resilience, situational crisis communication theory
College of Health self-study report February 1984( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Work and family conflict : a comparative analysis among staff nurses, nurse managers, and nurse executives by Amanda Raffenaud( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study holds significant implication for the nursing workforce. Nurse managers and executives showed significantly higher WFC than staff nurses. This may discourage a nurse from taking on leadership roles or lead to leaving them. In an era where nurse managers and leaders are needed, efforts must be taken to decrease WFC/FWC factors. Nonwhite nurses reported higher levels of both WFC and FWC. This may contribute to tension at the workplace and a difficult family life. Leaders must continue to create platforms for nurses of all races and ethnicities to voice their work and family needs, and to be supported when doing so. Nurses working shifts over 8 hours had higher WFC levels. Although 12-hour shifts have been popular among staff and management, their use should be reevaluated. Finally, paid leave for childbirth is a program worth supporting, as it was a factor in lower FWC
Variations in health services utilization by patients with prostate cancer by Bobbie McKee( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The results show that the need-for-care factors are dominant predictors of service use. However, the relative importance of the predictor variables varies by subgroups of prostate cancer patients identified in the initial AID analysis. The findings lend some support of the use of an integrated approach to examine the personal and social determinants of health services utilization by prostate cancer patients enrolled in the U.S. Medicare program. The theoretical framework and analytic approach employed in this study make it possible to obtain an in-depth understanding of the influential factors associated with emergency room use and length of stay for all-cause hospitalizations, which can be used to inform future research and efforts aimed at developing targeted interventions to improve the coordinated care and to reduce health disparities among Medicare beneficiaries with prostate cancer
Political, economic, and health determinants of tuberculosis incidence by Ashley E Rutherford( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The epidemiologic transition has shifted major causes of mortality from infectious disease to chronic disease; however, infectious diseases are again re-emerging as a major global concern (Diamond, 1997; Karlen, 1995; McNeil, 1976). This research aimed to identify potential areas of infectious disease influence that are not health-related in order to help governments and policymakers establish new policies, correct current policies, or further address these issues in order to effectively prevent and combat infectious disease. This study employed a retrospective, cross-sectional, non-experimental design via structural equation modeling (SEM) and examined tuberculosis incidence rates at the country-level. Secondary data from open-source, international databases like World Bank's World Development Indicators, World Governance Indicators, and World Health Organization for the year 2014 was utilized. Results revealed that the latent constructs of political stability, health system indicators, and detection policies directly affected tuberculosis incidence rates; they also exhibited an indirect effect due to covariation. Economic stability did not direct affect tuberculosis incidence, but it indirectly influenced incidence through the covariation of political stability, health system indicators, and detection policies. As a country's political stability increased, tuberculosis incidence decreased. As positive health system indicators increased, tuberculosis incidence decreased. Countries with more Xpert detection policies in place experienced an apparent increase in tuberculosis incidence
 
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