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    • Validation of the adapted Borg-CR-10 effort scale as it relates to swallowing and patients with dysphagia 

      Kurilla, Erin (Northern Illinois University, 2011)
      The aim of this study was to validate the adapted Borg-CR-10 exertion scale, a self-report scale associated with a specific activity for swallowing with the hopes of enabling speech language pathologists to quantify effort ...
    • Validation of the adapted Borg-CR-10 effort scale as it relates to swallowing and patients with dysphagia 

      Kurilla, Erin (Northern Illinois University, 2011)
      The aim of this study was to validate the adapted Borg-CR-l 0 exertion scale, a self-report scale associated with a specific activity for swallowing with the hopes of enabling speechlanguage pathologists to quantify effort ...
    • Valuation of a Trademark 

      Kocan, Christopher E. (Northern Illinois University, 1996)
    • Value Funds Versus Growth Funds: An examination of actual differences in price-to-earnings and price-to-book ratios 

      Giovannelli, Christine (Northern Illinois University, 1998)
      In recent years the Growth and Value fund investment objectives have received a great deal of attention. The growth style is typically associated with a high price-to-book ratio and a high price-to-earnings ratio while the ...
    • The value of a stay-home parent 

      Reynolds, Kevin (Student of economics) (Northern Illinois University, 2012)
      How do increasing levels of education affect parents’ decisions to stay home with their children? When children are born parents make the decision to stay home and raise them or to continue at their jobs in the labor force. ...
    • The Value of Trust: An Investigation into Shareholder Biases Regarding Firm Leadership Characteristics 

      Gerent, Sean A., 1991-- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05-03)
      The purpose of our research is to determine whether the value of corporate control is influenced by leadership characteristics. The market for corporate control can reveal the extent of trust shareholders have in the ...
    • Variable effects of mitochondrial inhibitors and uncouplers related to feeding times in colonial hydroids 

      Fletcher, Robert (Student of biology) (Northern Illinois University, 2004)
      The mitochondria of a cell are the centers of oxidative phosphorylation in aerobic organisms. Certain compounds have been found to perturb the proton gradient created during energy metabolism causing an increase or decrease ...
    • Variables : what are they and why are they important? 

      Gavin, Kathleen (Northern Illinois University, 1988)
      As a student in MATH 412 last semester, I encountered literature that suggested Algebra I students’ difficulty with that subject stemmed from their misconceptions concerning the concept of variable. Indeed, the transition ...
    • Venture Capital: The Industry and Its Role in Intial Public Offerings 

      Gwozdz, Christina F. (Northern Illinois University, 1993)
      This report analyses the venture capital industry and the role venture capitalists play in initial public offerings (IPO). Venture capitalists invest in the private equity market. They provide financial support and ...
    • Vertical axis wind turbine 

      Hsieh, Alan (Northern Illinois University, 2004)
      The objective of this project was to design and simulate a turbine capable of effectively harnessing wind energy into a viable and practical source of consumer electric energy. This was done by the optimization of three ...
    • The vessel : to have and to hold 

      McDonald, Kathy (Student of art) (Northern Illinois University, 2009)
      When investigating the term “vessel,” one immediately has a definition or a vision of what the term means to them. Upon further thought, other options may come to mind. Searching for the word in random dictionaries and ...
    • Video Games and Its Effect on Crime 

      Herrera Jr, Rogelio., 1994-- (Northern Illinois University, 2016)
      For over three decades, the media has blamed violent video games as one of the main reasons why today’s youth commits violent crimes. The research that has been conducted does not support the media’s allegations. This ...
    • Violence in the Workplace: Its Effect and How Nurses Cope 

      Hielkema, Chantal N., 1996-- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05-04)
      Abstract Purpose. The purpose of this study was to determine how often workplace violence occurs in the emergency department, how it effects nurses, and how nurses cope with these acts of violence. Background. Over ...
    • Vision'ary: drug delivery for ocular diseases 

      Sarver, Amber J., 1985- (Northern Illinois University, 2015)
      Abstract Retinal ocular diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), clinically significant diabetic macular edema (DME), diabetic retinopathy (DR) and retinal vein occlusions are currently difficult to treat ...
    • Vitamin E and its effects on survival of UCV irradiated cells 

      Cross, Torrey K. (Northern Illinois University, 1997)
      Alpha-tocopherol, better known as vitamin E, has been known for years to possess antioxidant activity. In this experiment, three cell survival experiments were performed using HeLa cells transfected with the promoter from ...
    • VS.Net : Java's killer or Java's prey? an empirical study 

      Zitella, Michael V. (Northern Illinois University, 2004)
      This study intends to help businesses decide between using Sun Microsystems's Java 2 platform and Microsoft's Visual Studio .Net. It is intended to determine if Microsoft's product, Visual Studio .Net, is currently being ...
    • The Warburg Effect and Glutamine: Targeting the Deregulation of Metabolism in Human Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cells 

      Howard, Zachary (Northern Illinois University, 2016)
      Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of liver cancer in the world. Effective therapy options are limited; sorafenib is currently the only FDA-approved medication for the disease. In order improve clinical ...
    • Wear of tools used in sheet metal stamping 

      Ortega-Perea, Rafael David (Northern Illinois University, 2018-12-09)
      Stamping is an operation that is widely used in the manufacturing industry to produce products in high volume and in a continuous cycle. This operation can be performed by pressing and drawing. The process of sheet metal ...
    • Web Design Principles 

      Pagoria, Lindsey (Northern Illinois University, 2011)
      A website that explores the principles of web design to assist amateur web designers in creating professional looking websites without needing extensive design experience. Utilizing skills obtained in Interactive Media ...
    • What are Classmates Thinking When it Comes to Post-Secondary Educational Accommodations for Students with Disabilities? 

      Ortega, Adabel , 1993-- (Northern Illinois University, 2016)
      There have been several legislative pieces (e.g., Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008) that has mandated students with disabilities are provided ...