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The lack of literature reporting on the use of customer-satisfaction-augmenting Management System Standards (MSS) in health care provided an opportunity to explore the use of one such augmenting (AUG) MSS, namely ISO 10002, for managing feedback in a Canadian provincial health care organization...
Quantification of important biochemical (e.g. intramuscular fat content, toughness) properties of beef m. longissimus thorasis (LT) using technologies of optical spectroscopy and digital image analysis was examined in this thesis research. The main objective of this thesis work focused on the...
Coal Liquefaction Liquid Quality: Influence of Temperature and Heating Approach on Solvent Extraction of CoalDownload
This project evaluated the impact of reaction temperature and of additional heating steps on the quality of the liquids obtained from solvent extraction of a lignite coal with tetralin. The points of focus were the coal liquid yield, physical properties, aromatic content and iron pyrite...
Bioturbation and Resource Quality: A Case Study from the Upper Cretaceous Lysing and Nise Formations, Ellida and Midnatsoll Fields, Norwegian SeaDownload
Nine cores (approx. 156 m) within the Upper Cretaceous Lysing and Nise formations (Møre Basin, Norwegian continental shelf) are studied in order to assess the relationship between bioturbate fabric and the resulting permeability distribution. Overall, the Lysing and Nise formations strata...
Quality indicators for patients presenting to emergency departments with cerebrovascular events: A chart review and prospective study of transient ischemic attacks and stroke within the Alberta Health Services-Edmonton ZoneDownload
This thesis presents the results from a retrospective chart review of medical records and a prospective patient interview of stroke patients within the AHS Edmonton-Zone emergency departments. Of 7330 charts reviewed, 17% had a diagnosis other than stroke/TIA (misclassified). Of the 336 patients...
Our understanding of the process of interdisciplinary research has expanded considerably over the last decades. The purpose of this brief paper is to take stock of where we are going. The first section addresses definitional issues and discusses the relationship between teaching and research....
Background: This project occurred during the course of the Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC) program of research. TREC is a multilevel and longitudinal research program being conducted in the three Canadian Prairie Provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The main purpose of TREC...
This thesis contributes toward the design of a novel pricing scheme that could be employed to compensate Canadian poultry producers according to their performance in specific quality traits. Based on biological data obtained from a set of growth experiments with chicken and data on chicken...
Background: Defining what constitutes a resident care unit in nursing home research is both a conceptual and practical challenge. The aim of this paper is to provide evidence in support of a definition of care unit in nursing homes by demonstrating: (1) its feasibility for use in data collection,...
Impact of seedling characteristics, outplanting time, and container size on early establishment of aspen (Populus tremuloides) on reclamation sitesDownload
Aspen seedlings often suffer from transplant shock after outplanting. The influence of seedling characteristics and time of outplanting (spring, summer and fall) on field performance was examined on mining reclamation sites. Seedling characteristics were modified by inducing premature bud set...