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"Death is destiny": Sovereign decisions and the lived experience of HIV/AIDS and biomedical treatment in central Mozambique
Long time exposure to the threat of death under the form of extreme poverty, hunger and terror warfare turns HIV/AIDS in just another danger. Confronted with the integration of AIDS clinics in general primary health care ...
Managing a Daughter's Eating Disorder: The Mothers' Experiences
Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that often occur in female adolescents and, at times, require a caregiver to help manage care and treatment. Interviews, guided loosely by a list of pertinent questions, were ...
The Role of Transnational Municipal Network in Building Institutional Capacity for Governing Low Carbon Development in the City of Bogor, Indonesia
Cities around the world are connected in transnational municipal networks (e.g. ICLEI and the C40) that facilitate collaborative work to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Initially, the members were predominantly cities ...
Three Essays in Using Communication to Motivate Adoption and Compliance among Users of Healthcare and Emergency Systems
This thesis explores how information and communication technologies can be used to impact behavior. Specifically, this thesis studies the role of message framing in two domains: health care and extreme events. In both ...
Red Blood Cell Membrane Fatty Acids and Incident Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Postmenopausal Women
Background: Evidence exists for an association between high dietary intake of omega-3 (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and decreased risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but data using blood biomarkers ...
A Stochastic Process Model for the Distribution of Hospital Charges and Length of Stay
Hospital length of stay (LOS) and total charge on discharge are two important measures of healthcare utilization and are generally positively skewed. A lognormal distribution for charge and a Phase-Type distribution for ...