Florida Southern College Digital Repository

The Florida Southern College Digital Repository is the college's institutional repository for collecting, preserving, and providing online access to exemplary publications authored by FSC students and to the scholarly and creative work of faculty and staff. Content is freely available on the web and may include technical reports, working papers, honors program and master's theses, doctoral dissertations, major research papers, articles, conference papers and posters, audio and visual works, and other digital presentations.

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Recent Submissions

Difusión de Identidad en La última niebla
(Florida Southern College, 2023-05-02) Gasmann, Alec J.
En la novela La última niebla de María Luisa Bombal, la niebla omnipresente es una representación del personaje principal y la difusión de su identidad que es resultado de la vida aislada que se encuentra atrapada actualmente. La mayoría de las interpretaciones de la niebla han sido que representa un portal a un mundo de fantasía, o que representa la trampa de una vida aburrida y miserable que es ineludible. En la novela, la audiencia puede ver al personaje principal disolverse en la niebla, según el efecto psicológico negativo en la protagonista, las similitudes entre la protagonista y la niebla, y la relación positiva entre la protagonista y la niebla.
2023 Spring Fiat Lux
(Florida Southern College, 2023-04-27) Florida Southern College
Florida Southern College fosters an environment where students actively transition from being consumers of knowledge to becoming scholars who create new knowledge, insights, connections, and understanding. For over 20 years, our students have gathered at the end of each semester to present and discuss the scholarly work they have been doing in and beyond their courses. The goal of Fiat Lux and the Fall Academic Showcase is twofold: to provide students a platform for their ideas, and to provide the wider community a window into the creative and intellectual energy that pervades our campus. Today’s event provides a singular opportunity to publicly share the meaning and joy of scholarly inquiry.
Parental experiences related to pediatric and adolescent chronic non-cancer pain: A qualitative exploration
(Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 2023-03-01) Cole, Molly; Frye, William S.; Risko, Judy; Hall, Carrie Ann
Purpose: To explore parental experiences in personal functioning and parenting associated with having a child experiencing chronic non-cancer pain. Methods: Parents with children experiencing chronic pain were asked to fill out a survey prior to their initial Pediatric Pain Clinic or Pain Psychology appointment at a children's hospital in the southeastern United States. A retrospective analysis of qualitative data was conducted. Qualitative results from open-ended survey questions will be focused on within this manuscript. Findings: A total of 288 surveys were collected in this study, with 243 participants answering at least one qualitative question. Of participants who responded to open-ended survey questions, there were 88 responses to a question related to parental change, 73 to parental impact, and 239 to goals of the visit. Through thematic analysis, five qualitative themes were identified: Pain Central: The Hub, Juggling Life, Suffering Side by Side, Unrealized Dreams, and Gettin’ it Under Control. Discussion: Parents do experience alterations in personal functioning and parenting as a result of having a child that experiences chronic non-cancer pain. Parents face struggles in many aspects of life including emotions, work, and interpersonal relationships. Theoretical considerations were discussed. Application to practice: Understanding the experiences parents have in raising a child with chronic pain is important in helping health care providers to recognize that this population may need interventions. This also assists in informing patient treatment, improving patient and parent care outcomes, and educating clinicians on how to better support parents. © 2022 Elsevier Inc.
Systematic review and meta-analysis of changes in quality of life following initiation of buprenorphine for opioid use disorder
(Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2022-06-01) Golan, Olivia K.; Totaram, Rachel; Perry, Elizabeth; Fortson, Kennicia; Rivera-Atilano, Raul; Entress, Rebecca; Golan, Matthew; Andraka-Christou, Barbara; Whitaker, Daniel; Pigott, Therese
Background: People with opioid use disorder (OUD) experience lower quality of life (QoL) than the general population, but buprenorphine treatment for OUD could help improve QoL of individuals with OUD. Thus, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of buprenorphine on QoL among people with OUD. Methods: Seven databases were searched through August 2020. We included English-language studies with pre- and post- QoL assessments internationally. Standardized mean differences were calculated for five domains of QoL measures using a random effects model for correlated effect sizes with robust variance estimation. Meta-regression was used to assess variation in effect sizes based on QoL domain, treatment, and patient factors. Results: Twenty-one peer-reviewed studies from twelve countries were included. Only three studies included a no-treatment control group and five studies assigned groups using randomization. Improvements between baseline and follow-up were observed across all five domains of QoL measures (overall, physical, psychological, social, and environmental). The certainty of evidence was low for all domains of QoL, and very low for environmental QoL. We did not observe differences in the effect of buprenorphine on QoL by QoL domain, duration, dose, participant characteristics, or adjunctive counseling services. Conclusions: Buprenorphine treatment likely improves overall, physical, psychological, and social QoL, and may improve environmental QoL, for individuals with OUD. Findings are limited by study quality, including lack of control groups and incomplete reporting. Future studies with more rigorous methods and comprehensive reporting are needed. © 2022 Elsevier B.V.
Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Sleep Quality in People With Drug Addiction and Non-Addicts and the Role of Resilience Between Them
(Psychological Reports, 2022-03-30) He, Jingzhen; Wang, Rufang; Liu, Jun; Yip, Peter
People with drug addiction are more likely to suffer from sleep disorders than non-addicts. The roles that childhood adversity experiences and resilience play in the development of sleep disorders will be explored in this study. A total of 459 participants with drug addiction and 400 non-addicts were investigated with the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Scale, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), and Connor–Davidson Resilience Scale from April 2019 to December 2020. Our results suggested that participants with drug addiction had worse sleep quality compared to non-addicts. Resilience acted as a mediator and significantly affected the relationship between ACEs and sleep quality. For all participants who experienced ACEs, individuals with high resilience reported lower PSQI score, the regulatory effect of medium and high resilience on sleep quality was better than that of low resilience. Moreover, comparing to the non-addicts who experienced mild ACEs, high resilience showed a good buffer effect on the sleep quality for people with drug addiction. And high resilience played a stronger regulatory role in females as compared to males. The results help to broaden the relevant research in the field of sleep and we should pay attention to the role of resilience in regulating sleep quality.