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Hospital Research & Clinical Trials

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    The CCPR maintains long standing academic associations with Kent State University Department’s of Psychology & Exercise Physiology and University of Akron Departments of Sports Science & Wellness Education, Curricular & Instructional Design and College of Nursing and more recent associations with CWR Francis Bolton College of Nursing and Youngstown State Universities’ Department of Human Performance and Exercise Science researchers.

    The following is a list of graduate degrees achieved by student research activities while working in the CCPR lab.

    Jocob D. Banayan, M.S.
    The University of Akron 1995
    Traditional vs. Accelerated Cardiac Rehabilitation
    Programs and Their Relative Physiological Benefits

    Bradley K. Potts, Ph.D.
    The University of Akron 1996
    The Relationship of Learned Optimism and
    Dispositional Optimism to Cardiac Rehabilitation Outcomes

    Lisa Schweitzer Courtice, Ph.D.
    The University of Akron 1997
    A Study of the Relationship between Psychological Factors
    and Attrition, Compliance, and Gains in Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation

    John Laux, Ph.D.
    The University of Akron 2001
    Measuring the Relationship between Physical Capacity and Quality of Life
    Changes with a Cardiac Rehabilitation Population: An Empirical Investigation

    Russell Brown, Ph.D.
    The University of Akron 2003
    An Application of the Systematic Treatment Model, for the Purpose of Improving
    Cardiac Rehabilitation Care: Typologies and the Relationship of Typologies to Quality of Life

    Christine Brewer, Ph.D.
    The University of Akron 2003
    A Study of the Relationship between Social Support, Family Coping, Age, Marital Statue, and Sex, to Individual Quality of Life and Family Adaptation in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Setting

    Rajini Poth, Ph.D.
    The University of Akron 2003
    An Investigation of the Relationship between Family Support and Quality
    of Life in Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients: A Test of the Circumplex Model

    Alise Bartley, Ph.D.
    The University of Akron 2005
    The Relationship of Social Support, Depression, and Quality
    of Life to Medical Adherence: A Family Systems Approach

    Faith Luyster, M.A
    Kent State University 2005
    Psychosocial Predictors of Depression and Anxiety in
    Patients Treated with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

    Nate Deichert, Ph.D.
    Kent State University 2006
    Depression as a Mediator of the Social Support-Physical Symptom Relationship in a
    Sample of Congestive Heart Failure Patients with Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators

    Elizabeth Casey, M.A.
    Kent State University 2007
    Depression as a Predictor of Completion, Attendance,
    and Short-Term Outcomes in Cardiac Rehabilitation

    Faith Luyster, Ph.D
    Kent State University 2007
    The Relationship between Psychological Distress, Cognitive Impairment,
    Adherence to Treatment Recommendations, and Adverse Health Outcomes
    in Congestive Heart Failure Patients Treated With an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

    Ahlam Salameh, M.S.
    University of Akron 2009
    Protocols Comparison of Peak Exercise Times in Cardiac Patients

    Vicki Doe, Ph.D.
    Kent State University 2009
    Effect of Cardiac Rehabilitation in Depressed vs. Nondepressed
    Individuals on Fitness, Depression, and Perceived Exertion

    Angela Roberts Miller, M.P.H.
    Kent State University 2010
    Measuring Stages of Change in Cardiac Rehabilitation through the Development of a Targeted

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