Thesis Title

Overexpression of the Hmp Gene in Esherichia Coli and Its Effect on Growth Rate

Date of Graduation

Spring 1998

Degree

Master of Science in Biology

Department

Biology

Committee Chair

John Steiert

Subject Categories

Biology

Abstract

This is an exploratory study of traumatic brain injury and how family communication style, perception of uncertainty and social support affect the family's ability to cope effectively. This study utilizes a qualitative method of research supported with quantitative measures to indicate family type. While there has been a plethora of research on traumatic brain injury, little has focused on how different families reduce uncertainty using social support. Data obtained through in-depth interviews was analyzed to produce reoccurring themes that answered the research questions guiding this study. Results indicated that social support does reduce the uncertainty of traumatic brain injury and lack of specific types of support lead to ineffective coping by family members.

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© Jon-David S Sears

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