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Experiences With A Service Dog Of An Adolescent With Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Sarah Onsager 2011 University of Puget Sound

Experiences With A Service Dog Of An Adolescent With Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Sarah Onsager

School of Occupational Therapy Master's Theses

Adolescents with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) may receive occupational therapy services and may at times use service dogs. Literature suggests that service dogs can provide social and physical benefits to children and adults with physical disabilities, however little research has been published, especially with adolescents. A qualitative methodology was used to best gain insight on the daily life experiences with a service dog of a thirteen year old female adolescent with a diagnosis of SMA and her mother. Major themes that emerged from interviews included: A Process, A Special Bond, A Sense of Security, Increased Independence and Participation in Life ...


The Effects Of Gum Chewing On Classroom Performance In Children With Adhd: A Pilot Study, Tracy Pham 2011 University of Puget Sound

The Effects Of Gum Chewing On Classroom Performance In Children With Adhd: A Pilot Study, Tracy Pham

School of Occupational Therapy Master's Theses

A four-week single subject (A-B) research design examined the effects of gum chewing on classroom performance in two 2nd grade boys with a diagnosis of ADHD. This study focused on three variables: on-task behaviors, task completion, and quality of work. Data, using visual analogue scales, on these three variables were collected during 12 writing periods. The researcher observed and documented the participants’ on-task behaviors, and the teacher scored the participants’ quality and amount of work completed on writing assignments. Visual analysis and 2-standard deviation band methods were used to compare the participants’ performance when gum was not chewed to the ...


The Acute Effect Of Pre-Exercise Static And Dynamic Stretching Of The Leg Flexors, Jocelyn Riordan 2011 University of Puget Sound

The Acute Effect Of Pre-Exercise Static And Dynamic Stretching Of The Leg Flexors, Jocelyn Riordan

Summer Research

The purpose of this study was to investigate the acute effects of pre-exercise static and dynamic stretching on peak torque of the knee extensors in female athletes and non-athletes. Thirty subjects (15 athletes and 15 non-athletes) completed three tests on an isokinetic dynamometer. After performing a randomly assigned pre-exercise stretching protocol (no stretching, static or dynamic) the subjects performed eight maximal, reciprocal knee extensions on an isokinetic dynamometer at three speeds (180, 120, 60˚/s) while measuring peak torque. No significant differences (p < .05) were found among the three stretching protocols for either the athletes or non-athletes. However, the results suggest that static stretching may cause a loss in overall peak torque in contrast to dynamic stretching in athletes.


Can Ultrafiltration Be Used As Primary Treatment Of Congestive Heart Failure?, Jennifer Tallis 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Can Ultrafiltration Be Used As Primary Treatment Of Congestive Heart Failure?, Jennifer Tallis

PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship

Objective: To determine whether ultrafiltration can be used as primary treatment of Congestive Heart Failure.


Is A Structured Comprehensive Warm Up Program Effective In Preventing Injuries In Female Soccer Players?, Lena Sifen 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Is A Structured Comprehensive Warm Up Program Effective In Preventing Injuries In Female Soccer Players?, Lena Sifen

PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review is to determine whether or not a comprehensive warm up program is effective in preventing injuries in female soccer players.


Is Liraglutide Safe And Effective As A Monotherapy For The Treatment Of Obesity In Type 2 Diabetics And Healthy Individuals?, Erica Sheeran 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Is Liraglutide Safe And Effective As A Monotherapy For The Treatment Of Obesity In Type 2 Diabetics And Healthy Individuals?, Erica Sheeran

PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review is to determine whether or not liraglutide is safe and effective as a monotherapy for the treatment of obesity in type 2 diabetics and healthy individuals.


Does Beta Amyloid Immunization Reduce Amyloid Plaques And Preserve Cognitive Function In Patients With Alzheimer’S Disease?, Andrea Sasin 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Does Beta Amyloid Immunization Reduce Amyloid Plaques And Preserve Cognitive Function In Patients With Alzheimer’S Disease?, Andrea Sasin

PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship

Objective: The objective of this systematic review is to examine the efficacy of beta amyloid immunization in reducing amyloid plaques and preserving cognitive function in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).


Does Massage Therapy Promote Weight Gain In Preterm Infants?, Tyler Rychlewski 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Does Massage Therapy Promote Weight Gain In Preterm Infants?, Tyler Rychlewski

PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review is to determine whether or not massage therapy promotes weight gain in preterm infants.


Is Iron Sucrose (Venofer) A Safe Treatment For People With Chronic Kidney Disease?, Kait Reid 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Is Iron Sucrose (Venofer) A Safe Treatment For People With Chronic Kidney Disease?, Kait Reid

PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine if Iron Sucrose (Venofer) is a safe treatment for people with Chronic Kidney Disease.


Is Maternal Buprenorphine Use During Pregnancy Effective In Preventing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome?, Danielle L. Parrott 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Is Maternal Buprenorphine Use During Pregnancy Effective In Preventing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome?, Danielle L. Parrott

PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review is to determine whether or not maternal buprenorphine use during pregnancy is effective in preventing neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).


Is Lenalidomide, In Combination With Dexamethasone, A Safe And Effective Treatment For Relapsed Multiple Myeloma?, Sarah Moncado 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Is Lenalidomide, In Combination With Dexamethasone, A Safe And Effective Treatment For Relapsed Multiple Myeloma?, Sarah Moncado

PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review is to determine whether or not lenalidomide, in combination with dexamethasone, is a safe and effective treatment for relapsed multiple myeloma.


Is Extract Err731 From The Rheum Rhaponticum Effective In Relieving Menopausal Symptoms In Women Aged 45 To 55 Years Of Age?, Annette M. Merlino 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Is Extract Err731 From The Rheum Rhaponticum Effective In Relieving Menopausal Symptoms In Women Aged 45 To 55 Years Of Age?, Annette M. Merlino

PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether ERr 731 extract from the Rheum rhaponticum plant is effective in relieving symptoms of menopausal symptoms in women aged 45 to 55 years of age


Is Acupuncture Effective In Reducing Nausea And Vomiting In Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy?, Kara Meekins 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Is Acupuncture Effective In Reducing Nausea And Vomiting In Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy?, Kara Meekins

PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship

OBJECTIVE- The objective of this systematic review is to determine whether or not acupuncture effective in reducing nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing chemotherapy.


Is L-Carnitine An Effective Treatment To Improve The Quality Of Life For Patients With Rett Syndrome?, Bernadette Mason 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Is L-Carnitine An Effective Treatment To Improve The Quality Of Life For Patients With Rett Syndrome?, Bernadette Mason

PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship

Objective: To determine “Is L-carnitine an effective treatment to improve the quality of life for patients with Rett Syndrome?”


Is Esomeprazole (Nexium) More Effective Than Omeprazole (Prilosec) In Reducing Heartburn And In Increasing The Rate Of Esophageal Healing In Adults With Endoscopically Diagnosed Erosive Esophagitis (Ee)?, Shawn P. Mahoney 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Is Esomeprazole (Nexium) More Effective Than Omeprazole (Prilosec) In Reducing Heartburn And In Increasing The Rate Of Esophageal Healing In Adults With Endoscopically Diagnosed Erosive Esophagitis (Ee)?, Shawn P. Mahoney

PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review is to determine whether Esomeprazole (Nexium) is more safe and effective than Omeprazole (Prilosec) in reducing Heartburn and in increasing the rate of esophageal healing in adults with endoscopically diagnosed Erosive Esophagitis (EE)


Does A Diet That Consists Of High Fiber Prevent The Recurrence Of Colorectal Adenomas In Patients Who Have Previously Had At Least One Adenoma Detected Via Colonoscopy?, Conor Luskin 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Does A Diet That Consists Of High Fiber Prevent The Recurrence Of Colorectal Adenomas In Patients Who Have Previously Had At Least One Adenoma Detected Via Colonoscopy?, Conor Luskin

PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether ingesting a diet high in fiber will decrease the incidence of colorectal adenoma recurrence in a person who has previously had colorectal adenomas.


Is Acupuncture An Effective Adjunctive Treatment For Chronic Asthma In Adults?, Armand DelRosario 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Is Acupuncture An Effective Adjunctive Treatment For Chronic Asthma In Adults?, Armand Delrosario

PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review is to determine whether acupuncture is an effective adjunctive treatment for chronic asthma in adults.


Is The Use Of Narrowband Ultraviolet B (Nb-Uvb) Phototherapy Effective Monotherapy In The Treatment Of Adults With Plaque Psoriasis?, Andrea M. Cardine 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Is The Use Of Narrowband Ultraviolet B (Nb-Uvb) Phototherapy Effective Monotherapy In The Treatment Of Adults With Plaque Psoriasis?, Andrea M. Cardine

PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review is to determine whether or not narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy is effective monotherapy in the treatment of adults with plaque psoriasis.


Does Fish Oil Supplementation (Omega-3 Pufa) Cause Mood Improvement In Adults With Depression, Lauren Cabana 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Does Fish Oil Supplementation (Omega-3 Pufa) Cause Mood Improvement In Adults With Depression, Lauren Cabana

PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship

Objective: The objective of this systematic review is to determine whether or not “Does fish oil supplementation (omega-3 PUFA) cause mood improvement in adults with depression?”


Is White Bean Extract A Safe And Effective Treatment For Weight Loss?, Jamie Berkowitz 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Is White Bean Extract A Safe And Effective Treatment For Weight Loss?, Jamie Berkowitz

PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship

Objective: The objective of this systematic review is to determine whether or not white bean extract is a safe and effective treatment for weight loss.


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