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Immigrant & Refugee Family Wellness Through Yoga & Zumba, Elizabeth Crawford, Faith Swenson, Angela Serrani, Kathleen Cassidy, Brittany Roy 2015 University of New England

Immigrant & Refugee Family Wellness Through Yoga & Zumba, Elizabeth Crawford, Faith Swenson, Angela Serrani, Kathleen Cassidy, Brittany Roy

Immigrant and Refugee Family Wellness Engagement Through Yoga and Zumba

Research poster stemming from CEIPE mini-grant funded student project Immigrant And Refugee Family Wellness Engagement Through Yoga And Zumba. Students from multiple health professions collaborated to provide Yoga and Zumba classes at the Riverton Community Center. The project aimed to increase the participants’ ability to utilize stress reducing activities through a blend of student created heath education materials and yoga and zumba classes for refugee women and children.


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, The Primary Motor Neuron Disease, Jacob P. Naumann 2015 Cleveland State University

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, The Primary Motor Neuron Disease, Jacob P. Naumann

The Downtown Review

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a degenerative neurological disease that damages nerve cells in the brain, in particular the neurons that are involved in voluntary muscle movements. Internationally the disorder is also known as Charcot’s disease and motor neuron disease. In the United States, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, motor neuron disease, and more colloquially ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is the most prominent of the five motor neuron diseases, distinguishing itself from the others through degeneration of both upper motor neurons (UMN) and lower motor neurons (LMN) respectively. The “Father of neurology” Jean-Marie ...


Novel Advances In Alzheimer's Disease, Jacob P. Naumann 2015 Cleveland State University

Novel Advances In Alzheimer's Disease, Jacob P. Naumann

The Downtown Review

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia in adults, is a progressive degenerative neurological disease that affects memory, cognition, and behavior. Dr. Alois Alzheimer discovered and diagnosed the irreversible disease in 1906 after documenting the famous case of Auguste Deter.1 Since the discovery of the disease, numerous advances have made it possible to not only better understand the causal factors, but also to improve the medical diagnosis and preventative measures that healthcare providers can implement. For the first time since 1984, the National Institute on Aging (NIAA) and the Alzheimer’s Association (AA) proposed and published new ...


Use Of Medicare Claims As A Source For Research Prevalence And Utilization Of Medical Care Services In Persons With Autism Spectrum Disorder Over And Under Age 65, Henry J. Carretta, PhD, Katelyn Graves, MS, Teal W. Benevides, PhD, MS, OTR/L 2015 Florida State University, College of Medicine

Use Of Medicare Claims As A Source For Research Prevalence And Utilization Of Medical Care Services In Persons With Autism Spectrum Disorder Over And Under Age 65, Henry J. Carretta, Phd, Katelyn Graves, Ms, Teal W. Benevides, Phd, Ms, Otr/L

Department of Occupational Therapy, Presentations

Objective:

1. To evaluate the feasibility of using Medicare claims by determining the number of identifiable persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a three year limited data set (2008-2010)

2. To describe the structure, types, and limitations of Medicare claims files for ASD research


Early Mobilization Of Intensive Care Unit Patients: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Erica Rao DPT, Nethra Ankam MD 2015 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Early Mobilization Of Intensive Care Unit Patients: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Erica Rao Dpt, Nethra Ankam Md

Population Health Matters (Formerly Health Policy Newsletter)

No abstract provided.


Acute Effects Of Self-Myofascial Release And Static Stretching On Shoulder Range Of Motion And Performance In Overhead Athletes With Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit, Ryan R. Fairall 2015 Seton Hall University

Acute Effects Of Self-Myofascial Release And Static Stretching On Shoulder Range Of Motion And Performance In Overhead Athletes With Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit, Ryan R. Fairall

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the acute effects of a) self-myofascial release (SMR), b) static stretching (SS), and c) the combination of self-myofascial release and static stretching (SMR+SS) on glenohumeral internal rotation range of motion and markers of shoulder performance (i.e. glenohumeral external rotation isometric strength, motor unit recruitment, and throwing velocity) in male softball players with glenohumeral internal rotation deficit (GIRD).

Methods: The sample consisted of 12 male amateur softball players (age: 36.92 ±11.17 years; height: 177.42 ±6.30cm; mass: 87.58 ±18.39kg) who exhibited ≥20° less internal rotation ...


Reliability Of Precision In Motion Software, Nicole Laura, Kristen Petrillo, Marybeth Grant-Buettler, Richard Beuttler 2015 Chapman University

Reliability Of Precision In Motion Software, Nicole Laura, Kristen Petrillo, Marybeth Grant-Buettler, Richard Beuttler

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

Background: There is a current lack of affordable 3-D motion analysis systems available to physical therapists for documenting objective data.

Objective: Compare data from inexpensive 3-D motion capture system using the Kinect, to the Codamotion, a traditional active marker, motion analysis system. Determine data reliability.

Design: Reliability-method comparison study

Methods: Seventeen subjects (9 females, 8 males) were instructed to walk down marked runway, arms across chest while both systems recorded data. Data was collected with Kinect on the same and opposite side as the Coda. Kinect and Coda data were interpolated and normalized for comparison. A program for heel strike ...


Clinical Application Of The Mulligan Concept For Rapid Improvements In Patient-Rated Outcomes In An Athletic Training Clinic, Alex Rhinehart 2015 Bowling Green State University

Clinical Application Of The Mulligan Concept For Rapid Improvements In Patient-Rated Outcomes In An Athletic Training Clinic, Alex Rhinehart

Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association

No abstract provided.


2015 Create Day Presentations In The Jdc, Daniel G. Kipnis, MSI 2015 Thomas Jefferson University

2015 Create Day Presentations In The Jdc, Daniel G. Kipnis, Msi

Jefferson Digital Commons News

Collaborative Research and Evidence Among Therapists and Educators (CREATE) Day is a clinical education program presented by occupational therapy graduate students in partial fulfillment of the Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University. Students conduct a systematic review of the literature on key topic areas that reflect current occupational therapy practice trends. The presentations include an introduction of the topic literature.

The latest round of 2015 Collaborative Research and Evidence Among Therapists and Educators (CREATE) Day presentations have been loaded into the Jefferson Digital Commons


The Physiological Effects Of A Cross Country Bike Ride On Novice Cyclists, Wade Weatherholt 2015 Western Kentucky University

The Physiological Effects Of A Cross Country Bike Ride On Novice Cyclists, Wade Weatherholt

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Purpose: The physiological responses and adaptations experienced by novices engaging in cross-country cycling have received little attention in the scientific literature. Such endeavors typically involve a sizeable increase in physical activity for most individuals, but the acute and chronic effects of such an endurance feat are not well understood. Similarly, research shows that experienced cyclists often demonstrate osteoporosis in the spine, linked to many years of training accompanied by little or no weight bearing stress upon the axial skeleton. Greater understanding of these issues is needed, as long distance cycling has increased in popularity in recent years, and exercise professionals ...


Supporting The Occupational Therapy Student In The Production And Dissemination Of Systematic Reviews: An Interprofessional Collaboration Among Librarians And Occupational Therapy Faculty, Teal W. Benevides, PhD, OTR/L, Paul Hunter, DMD, MLIS, Gary E. Kaplan, MS, AHIP, Daniel G. Kipnis, MSI 2015 Department of Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University

Supporting The Occupational Therapy Student In The Production And Dissemination Of Systematic Reviews: An Interprofessional Collaboration Among Librarians And Occupational Therapy Faculty, Teal W. Benevides, Phd, Otr/L, Paul Hunter, Dmd, Mlis, Gary E. Kaplan, Ms, Ahip, Daniel G. Kipnis, Msi

Department of Occupational Therapy, Presentations

Objectives

This poster describes the outcomes of a curriculum-based collaboration between librarians and OT faculty (‘collaboration’) to enhance graduate student skills for conducting a systematic review (SR); the collaboration included database instruction, bibliographic management software, and culminated in student presentations to healthcare practitioners for continuing education credit. Three outcome areas are discussed: impact of the collaboration on student satisfaction and perceived competence; characteristics of the included literature; and the dissemination of SR findings to healthcare practitioners.

Methods

Three librarians participated in the instruction and the institutional repository (Jefferson Digital Commons; JDC) deposits. A total of 132 students over a period ...


Internship Impact In Early Intervention, Morgan E. Anderson 2015 University of Rhode Island

Internship Impact In Early Intervention, Morgan E. Anderson

Senior Honors Projects

Early childhood intervention programs were introduced in the 1960s, and professionals have recognized the benefits of intensive therapy and education starting when the child is an infant up to the age of three. Working with a child in a comfortable environment, such as their own home, preschool, child care center or even the community has many benefits. Conducting sessions in a more everyday environment encourages family interaction and support. When a family member, caretaker, or even teacher is present to witness the therapy session, they are more likely to be comfortable carrying these techniques over into the everyday routine. Working ...


Creative Expression And Dementia, Danielle A. Lavee-Dixon 2015 Dominican University of California

Creative Expression And Dementia, Danielle A. Lavee-Dixon

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

Art is the expression or application of human creative skills using that individual’s imagination. While most often taught amongst young people, I believe that art is a tool that can be used at all ages to promote reflection, pleasure, and personal passions. As a way to investigate the benefits of artistic expression amongst different groups of people, I have focused on the rewards achieved with art practiced by individuals living with dementia. Highlighting the difficulties a patient with dementia may encounter, and some of the benefits art can have on those patients; I was able to create art workshops ...


Load Carriage: Reconditioning For The Return Top Work Of Tactical Athletes, Rob Marc Orr 2015 Bond University

Load Carriage: Reconditioning For The Return Top Work Of Tactical Athletes, Rob Marc Orr

Rob Marc Orr

Tactical athletes, like police officers, soldiers and fire-fighters, carry external loads as an occupational requirement. For police officers these loads can weigh up to 27 kg, fire fighters up to 37 kg, and soldiers over 50 kg (Knapik, et al., 2004; Orr, 2012). Furthermore these loads are often carried in extreme and unhospitable environments where threat to life is an occupational risk. Not only are these load weights increasing (Orr, 2010), but research suggests that once a load carriage injury has been sustained, the carrier is at a high risk of subsequent load carriage injuries (Orr, 2012) . Therefore, optimizing the ...


Productions Of Metalinguistic Awareness By Young Children With Sli And Typical Language, Lucy E. Long 2015 East Tennessee State University

Productions Of Metalinguistic Awareness By Young Children With Sli And Typical Language, Lucy E. Long

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study seeks to: (1) determine if differences exist between children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) compared to age-matched (AM) and language- matched (LM) children with typical language development (TL) in rates and proportions of five types of metalinguistic productions and (2) test theories of metalinguistic production. Forty-five children, 24 with TL and 21 with SLI, paired for age or language level, formed two groups. Previously collected data from two studies of verb learning (Proctor-Williams & Fey, 2007; Proctor- Williams, unpublished) were analyzed for rates and types of metalinguistic productions. Results yielded no within or between group significant differences in the rates types ...


The Preschool Kitchen Task Assessment (Pkta): Assessing Validity Of A Performance-Based Assessment Of Executive Function, Emily Fry, Hayley Gilligan, Liza Henty-Clark, Jennifer Weissensee 2015 Dominican University of California

The Preschool Kitchen Task Assessment (Pkta): Assessing Validity Of A Performance-Based Assessment Of Executive Function, Emily Fry, Hayley Gilligan, Liza Henty-Clark, Jennifer Weissensee

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

Background and purpose. Executive function (EF) deficits is a growing area of focus in pediatric occupational therapy practice. However, there is a lack of performance-based assessments of EF in preschool-aged children. This study sought to establish preliminary criterion-related validity of the Preschool Kitchen Task Assessment (PKTA), a test of EF in preschoolers developed by Christine Berg, Ph.D., OTR/L, in which children complete a multi-step craft project.

Subjects. Fifteen typically developing preschool-aged children participated in this study.

Methods. An exploratory design was used to assess criterion-related validity of the PKTA. Participants completed the PKTA along with several established neuropsychological ...


How The Phoenix Took Wing: An Examination Of The Humanities Canon As It Relates To The Psychology Of Posttraumatic Growth, Stephen Dalton 2015 Dominican University of California

How The Phoenix Took Wing: An Examination Of The Humanities Canon As It Relates To The Psychology Of Posttraumatic Growth, Stephen Dalton

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

The investigation of posttraumatic growth as a psychological principle is giving researchers new ways to understand how it is that some people seem to thrive following events that are normally perceived as tragic and wholly negative. These survivors do not just bounce back from their tragedies; the researchers describe these people as “bouncing forward” – that is, the survivors report that their lives now are profoundly better than they were before the trauma. While the psychological research into posttraumatic growth is relatively new, the field of Humanities has conducted this same inquiry for several thousand years. For example, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote ...


Gender Differences In Load Carriage Injuries Of Australian Army Soldiers, Rob Marc Orr 2015 Bond University

Gender Differences In Load Carriage Injuries Of Australian Army Soldiers, Rob Marc Orr

Rob Marc Orr

Soldiers are required to carry loads of 50+kg while performing combat tasks, often in unpredictable and hostile environments. Removal of gender restrictions in combat arms trades of military forces, combined with the changing nature of warfare, means female soldiers are more frequently exposed to heavy military load carriage. Currently female soldiers carry lighter absolute loads than male soldiers but only slightly heavier relative loads. Purpose: To determine relative risks and patterns of injuries, including serious personal injuries (SPI), associated with contemporary military load carriage in female compared to male soldiers.


Bridge/Adapt: A Systematic Cognitive Rehabilitation Curriculum, Julie S. Bergen, Natalie Repin 2015 Dominican University of California

Bridge/Adapt: A Systematic Cognitive Rehabilitation Curriculum, Julie S. Bergen, Natalie Repin

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

Cognitive impairment, including deficits in memory, attention, visual perception, executive functioning, and self-awareness, is a common consequence of acquired brain injury (ABI). Subsequently, these cognitive impairments result in functional impairments in daily life activities for clients with ABI. Rehabilitation efforts are categorized under two broad approaches: remediation and adaptation. Computer-assisted cognitive retraining (CACR) is a remediation approach using a computer platform to deliver cognitive exercises. CACR therapy can lead to improvements in memory and attention for adults with chronic ABI. However, memory and attention improvements from CACR may not carry over to functional improvements in occupational performance. Research suggested that ...


Fret: Validity Of A Fall Risk Evaluation Tool For Individuals With Acquired Brain Injuries, Desiree Shaver, Colon Mikaela, Irene Leung, Melanie Shea 2015 Dominican University of California

Fret: Validity Of A Fall Risk Evaluation Tool For Individuals With Acquired Brain Injuries, Desiree Shaver, Colon Mikaela, Irene Leung, Melanie Shea

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

Objective: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the predictive validity of the Fall Risk Evaluation Tool (FRET) for individuals with acquired brain injuries (ABIs).

Methods: Ten participants were included for the study. Inclusion criteria for participants included: age 18 and older, English speaking, 6-months post ABI, ambulatory with or without an assistive device, and uses a wheelchair less than 25% of the day. Exclusion criteria for participants included: global confusion and degenerative neurological conditions. Following the administration of the FRET, participants recorded falls that occurred over the following 3-month study period.

Results: Data was analyzed using the Pearson ...


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