The College of Nursing showcases some of our best evidence based scholarly papers from graduate students in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. The papers address relevant clinical problems for advance practice nurses and are based on the best evidence available. Using a systematic approach students critically analyze and synthesize the research studies to determine the strength of the evidence regarding the clinical problem. Based on the findings, recommendations are made for clinical practice. The papers are published in professional journals and presented at professional meetings.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Identifying United States and Territory Requirements for Childhood Vaccination Exemptions, Emily Groth Dunn

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Best Practice for Treatment of Vaccination Side-effects with Antipyretic and Analgesic Medications, Lacey M. Eden, Meridith G. Lind, and Karlen E. Luthy

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Mindfulness Interventions for Preventing and Treating Eating Disorders in Adolescent and Young Adult Females, Amanda P. Graves and Jane Lassetter

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Association Between Vitamin D and UTIs, Elizabeth Harding

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The Peanut Allergic Patient: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention, Daniel W. Hill; Jane Lassetter PhD, RN; and Craig Nuttall

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State Requirements for Childhood Vaccination Exemption Forms in the United States, Katherine Elizabeth Hill

Submissions from 2016

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A Literature Review of Barriers to Immunization in Preterm, Low-Birth-Weight and Very-Low Birth Weight Infants, Sandra Burkinshaw and Janelle L. B. Macintosh

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Exploring the Effect of an Interdisciplinary Teamwork Intervention in Acute Rehabilitation, Julie K. Cope

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Immunization Status of NICU Graduates at a Tertiary Care Children's Hospital, Leslie Jane Huggins

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Role of the Endocannabinoid System and Medical Cannabis, Sabrina Jarvis, Sean Rasmussen, and Blaine Winters

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Critical Care Nurses' Perceptions of End-of-Life Care: Comparative 17-year Data, Nicole Lamoreaux

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Differentiating Celiac Disease, Lactose Intolerance, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the Primary Care Setting, Sophia M. Larimer, Donna Freeborn, and Karlen E. Luthy

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Pediatric ICU Nurses' Suggestions forImproving End-of-Life Care, Jeremy Ratliff

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Intimate Partner Violence: The Best of Primary Prevention Strategies, Sarah Roberts

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Comparison of Testosterone Replacement Therapy Medications in the Treatment of Hypogonadism, Christopher M. Williams, Donna S. Freeborn, and Karlen Luthy

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Child Suicide Screening Methods: Are we Asking the Right Questions? A Review of the Literature and Recommendations for Practice, Arwen York, Barbara Heise, and Brandon Thatcher

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Breast Cancer Risk Assessment: Evaluation of Screening Tools for Genetics Referral, Maren Lothyan Zaro

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Comparison of Iron Supplementation and Albendazole on Anemia in Ghanaian Children, Megan M. Zitting

Submissions from 2015

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Age-appropriate Post-reduction Care of Anterior Shoulder Dislocation, Hans B. Ayres, Blaine Winters, and Craig Nuttall

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Promoting Adult Pertussis Vaccination in the Workplace, Jennifer Bainum, Karlen Beth Luthy, Renea L. Beckstrand, Janelle L. B. Macintosh, and Lacey M. Eden

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Examining the Relationship Between Anemia, Cognitive Function, and Socioeconomic Status in School-Aged Ecuadorian Children, Angela Chamberlain

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A systematic approach in treating Post Concussion Syndrome, Donna Susan Freeborn and Ryan S. Francis

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Vaccination Policies of Utah Family Practice Clinics, Levi R. Kohler

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When Stress Causes a Heart to Break, Jared M. Madeo and Blaine Winters

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The Experience of Siblings of Youth with Type 1 Diabetes, Stephanie Miller

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Vitamin B12: Identification and Treatment of Deficiencies, Max Mitchell and Donna S. Freeborn

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Evaluation of Vaccination Policies Among Utah Pediatric Clinic Employees, Tia Peterson

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NICU Nurses' Perceptions of Obstacles and Supportive Behaviors in End-of-Life Care, Ann Rogerson

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Rural Emergency Nurses' End-of-Life Care Obstacles Experiences: Stories from the Last Frontier, Jonathan Rohwer

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What Do You Want to Eat? A Descriptive Study of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders' Home Food Environment, Petr Ruda

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Rural Emergency Nurses' Suggestions for Improving End-of-Life Care Obstacles, Kelly Elizabeth Smith

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Vitamin D Deficiency and Infertility: A Systematic Review, Susanne Stoddard Sollis

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Evaluation of Vaccination Policies Among Outpatient Oncology Clinics in Utah: A Pilot Study, Sarah Louise Stocksdale

Submissions from 2014

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Erectile Dysfunction as a Motivational Tool for Health Behavior Change in Men with Diabetes, Camille W. Allred and Donna Freeborn

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Comparison of Medication Efficacy and Cost, Robert M. David, Karlen E. Luthy, Janelle L. B. Macintosh, and Lacey M. Eden

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A School-Based Intervention’s Impact on Children’s Knowledge and Self-Efficacy Related to Physical Activity and Nutrition: A Pilot Study, Katherine Turley Jenkins

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The Underutilization of Primary Care Providers in Treating Opiate Addiction, Jennifer Jenkinson

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Preconception Care for Women with Pregestational Diabetes: Information for the Family Nurse Practitioner, Kathryn Conover Morrill

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Bariatric Surgery Versus Lifestyle Interventions In Managing Obesity In Patients With Type II Diabetes: A Systematic Review, Leslie C. Nakaya and Mary Williams

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Oncology Nurses' Suggestions for Improving Obstacles in End-of-Life Care, Rosanne Johnson Oliver

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Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome: Understanding, Diagnosing, and Treating, Chad W. Padovich

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The Use of Non-Nutritive Sweeteners in Establishing and Maintaining A Healthy Weight, Derrick Pickering and Mary Williams

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Telehealth in the School Setting: An Integrative Review, Cori A. Reynolds and Erin Maughan

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Interventions to Minimize Distress During Pediatric Primary Care Visits: A Systematic Literature Review, Michelle Lee Smith

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Vaccination Status and Attitudes of Urban School Employees in Utah, Kim Estella Thompson

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The Impact of the Ohana MANA Challenge on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Children, Kristin Kay Van Tassell

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Caregiver Burden and Sibling Relationships in Families Raising Children with Disabilities, Diane W. Allred

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Raising Children with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease: Parental Experiences, Kerri Louise Erickson

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Vaccination Perceptions and Barriers of School Employees: A Pilot Study, Kim Cranney Houle

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Vitamin D Deficiency and Acute Lower Respiratory Infections in Children Under 5 Years of Age: A Systematic Review, Allison Larkin

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Predictors of Cooperative and Externalizing Behaviors in Siblings of Children with Disabilities, Christine Rae Platt

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Metabolic Syndrome and Depression: A Systematic Review of the Association, Michael S. Robinson

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Rural School Employees' Awareness and Perceptions of Adult Vaccinations: A District-Wide Study, Eli Gary Thornton

Submissions from 2012

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Effect of Serum Vitamin D Levels on Cardiovascular Mortality and Cardiovascular Disease Risk, Aaron S. Bennion, Karlen E. Luthy, Donna S. Freeborn, and Renea L. Beckstrand

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The Relationship Between Select Demographic Characteristics and Body Mass Index Among Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Caregiving Adults, Katrina Duncan

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Relationship of Demographic Characteristics and BMI with Health Literacy in Pacific Islander Care-Giving Adults, Sharla E. Morgan

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Postpartum Depression in Immigrant Hispanic Women: A Comparative Community Sample, Laura Mae Shellman

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Emergency Department Nurses' Suggestions for Improving End-of-Life Care, Robert D. Wood

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Workshop/Support Group for Parents Raising Children with Type 1 Diabetes, Christina Marie Yazzie

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Nurse Practitioner Barriers to Reporting Child Maltreatment, Steven Lee Barlow

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Oncology Nurses' Impact Scores for Obstacles and Supportive Behaviors at the End of Life, Joan M. Collett

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The Last Frontier: Rural Emergency Nurses' Perceptions of End-of-Life Care, Virginia Claudia Giles

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The Experiences of Families Raising Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A Qualitative Investigation, Carol A. Loucks

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Emergency Nurses' Perception of Department Design as an Obstacle to End-of-Life Care, Ryan Jay Rasmussen

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Understanding the Perspective of Adolescent Siblings of Children with Down Syndrome Who Have Multiple Health Problems, Carol Ann Graff

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The Prevalence of Postpartum Depression in Hispanic Immigrant Women, Nissa BreAnn Lucero

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Are Emergency Department Providers Identifying Which Patients Are At Risk?, Barbara Kay Stuart

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Phlebitis Rates in Trauma Patients: Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Started In or Outside the Emergency Department, Ligia J. Zarate

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Treatment of Hypertriglyceridemia with Omega-3 Fatty Acids: A Systematic Review, Amanda Gloria Lewis

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Nursing and Health Care Among Mormon Women: An Analysis of the Relief Society Magazine, 1914-1930, Sarah Walker Barney