LAIR: Lenoir-Rhyne Academic Institutional Repository

The Lenoir-Rhyne Academic Institutional Repository (LAIR) is managed by the University Libraries and has been established to preserve and make broadly available the scholarly works of the LR community. LAIR is appropriate for article pre-prints and manuscripts, conference papers, instructional material, as well as student projects, theses, and dissertations. The repository also provides a digital home for the university’s historical and cultural collections.

The repository is currently accepting submissions by faculty, staff, and students who want to share their work with a worldwide audience. Go to LAIR LibGuide for information on how to deposit materials to the repository. Use this form to start the submission process (you must first be logged into the LRU portal to access the form).

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Recent Submissions

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    SAGE Video: Counseling & Psychotherapy
    (2023-07) Behrend, Dawn
    SAGE Video: Counseling & Psychotherapy from Sage Publications Inc. is a collection of over 130 hours of streaming video focused on topics to provide educational training to prepare students entering the mental health profession. With a large portion of the collection being proprietary in nature and published within the past 10 years, users will find stable access to relatively current videos. Users will appreciate the flexibility to either purchase or subscribe to the collection in its entirety. The Sage Knowledge platform is intuitive, and the playback functionality of videos and the value-added features such as video clipping, creating playlists, and downloading and citing transcripts are user-friendly. Nearly half, but not all, of the collection provides psychotherapy demonstrations. Those who would like a product dedicated to psychotherapy demonstrations, particularly with well-known master therapists, may find or APA PsycTherapy to be more suitable. In particular, users who would like the option to earn continuing education credits along with expanded choices for customized packages of selected videos may find to be a preferred option. In comparison, APA PsycTherapy may be of interest to academic users seeking a range of available platforms along with a more robust collection of psychotherapy demonstration videos
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    Oral Hygiene in Children from Low-Income Households
    (2023-08-01) Dhanak, Manali
    Daily oral hygiene in children has severely decreased over years, and it has been known to make a negative impact on the future of children’s health. Children residing in low-income households in North Carolina have a poor foundation in oral hygiene due to the social determinants present in the Mecklenburg County community. This study aims to evaluate the Save a Smile program created by Mecklenburg County Health Department Pediatric Dentistry Division to address and reduce the social determinants of health that are observed under community, societal, and individual levels.
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    Implementation of a Pressure Ulcer Prevention Training Program in a Rural Nigerian Missionary Teaching Hospital
    (2023-08-01) Ukwu, Ugonna
    The purpose of this quality improvement project was to address inadequate knowledge-to-action in Hospital Acquired Press Ulcers (HAPU) prevention with comprehensive HAPU prevention training based on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality “Preventing Pressure Ulcers in Hospitals” toolkit at a rural Nigerian missionary hospital. HAPU prevention training significantly improved HAPU prevention knowledge but did not translate to robust performance and documentation of HAPU prevention best practices. Optimizing nurse to patient ratios and HAPU prevention aids can improve adoption of HAPU prevention best practices.
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    Effectiveness of an Educational Program on the Reduction of Urinary Tract Infections in Long Term Care Residents
    (2023-05-26) Williams, Andrea
    Problem: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common, costly, yet preventable problem among residents in long-term care. Unlicensed staff are the primary caregivers of residents in long-term care and can implement strategies to prevent UTIs. Objective: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to determine if an evidence-based education presentation would increase the knowledge of unlicensed staff related to UTIs and prevention and reduce their occurrence. Methods: An evidence based education program was developed and presented to unlicensed staff who participated in the project. A validated pre- and post-assessment questionnaire was used to measure knowledge gained from the education. Results: The average score for pre- to post-assessment increased from 69.39 to 85.32. Retrospective chart reviews were completed for 94 patients three months before and three months after education was provided to determine if the intervention was effective in preventing UTIs. The result was a reduction from 19 to 12 UTIs, a 36.8% decrease between pre-intervention and post-intervention. Conclusion: Educating caregivers on prevention strategies for UTIs increased knowledge and reduced the number of UTIs documented in the facility.
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    Transformative community projects in East Germany's rural spaces: exploring more sustainable forms of learning, working, and living
    (Frontiers, 2023-05-24) Painter, Janet; Broecher, Joachim
    Increasingly people experience alienation in educational institutions, in work life, and fragmentation in their personal life. This study explores more self-determined, healthy, and sustainable forms of working, learning, and living through a dynamic process that began in 2020 with the purchase of an old homestead in Eastern Germany. Through the remodeling of the buildings and grounds, the first social and cultural references emerged. Along with practical uses, the farm project sees itself as a future workshop or think tank. The resulting consideration includes ideas of compulsory schooling woven into a self-designed format and the introduction of an unconditional basic income. These components could lead to thousands of such projects in rural and urban areas. Drawing from communitarianism, the belief is that an active civil society must take on social, economic, and educational responsibilities and offer children and young people improved conditions in which to grow up. Theory development on the individual components exists, such as entrepreneurship, transformation, community-building, basic income, or self-directed learning but not on the interaction of these variables in the overall context. We tentatively call this integrated design a transformative community project.

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