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Scoping Review - Physical Accessibility & Post-Secondary Education, Lea E. Klinger 2014 Western University

Scoping Review - Physical Accessibility & Post-Secondary Education, Lea E. Klinger

Occupational Therapy Publications

No abstract provided.


3d Printing Of Low-Cost Orthotics And Assistive Devices For Disabled Children, Brittany Marie Brady 2014 University of North Georgia

3d Printing Of Low-Cost Orthotics And Assistive Devices For Disabled Children, Brittany Marie Brady

University of North Georgia Annual Research Conference

Background:3D printing allows the creation of a three-dimensional object that translates a virtual 3D computer model into a usable product. The process allows individualization of adaptive components providing an opportunity to meet the needs of a child with limited motor abilities.

An 11 year old male who displayed decerebrate posturing at rest, communicated through eye blinks and was able to initiate random movement of all extremities. Limiting motor control problems included lack of trunk and head control; inability to grasp the handlebars; inability to sustain foot placement on the pedals and inability to maintain appropriate alignment of the lower ...


Technology-Supported Art As A "Way To Participation", Molly Bathje MS, OTR/L 2014 Western Michigan University

Technology-Supported Art As A "Way To Participation", Molly Bathje Ms, Otr/L

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Brianna Vitale provided the painting featured on the cover of the Spring 2014 issue of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. Brianna completed the painting, titled “Flamingo,” using a mouth joystick (joust) to draw the image on her computer and an assistive device to translate her computer artwork into the watercolor painting. At 12 years old, Brianna has been living for the past 9 years with tetraplegia, the result of a spinal cord injury (SCI). Through technology and with the support of family, friends, and health care professionals, Brianna energetically engages in a variety of creative, social, and philanthropic activities.


Student Advocacy And Research Regarding Employability With Women In An Addiction Recovery Center, Christine Privott Ph.D., OTR 2014 Western Michigan University

Student Advocacy And Research Regarding Employability With Women In An Addiction Recovery Center, Christine Privott Ph.D., Otr

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

This article presents a course project that allowed senior undergraduate occupational science students the opportunity to experience advocacy and leadership roles as they prepared to transition to entry-level occupational therapy programs. The students coordinated an on-site employment fair for women residents of one Alcoholics Anonymous-based substance abuse recovery center in Kentucky. This ultimately led to a preliminary qualitative program evaluation study of the participants’ perceptions of employability after participating in the fair. Following a semi-structured interview protocol, nine participants were interviewed by student investigators immediately following the fair. The resulting data were compared within and across transcripts, and coded for ...


Establishing Normative Values For The Barnett Balance Assessment Tool: A Preliminary Study, Monica L. Cercone MSOTS, Katherine M. Grulke-Kidd MSOTS, Alora S. Haskin MSOTS, Kyle M. Medearis MSOTS, Clarissa J. Wegner MSOTS, Ellen Herlache-Pretzer Ed.D, MA, OTRL 2014 Western Michigan University

Establishing Normative Values For The Barnett Balance Assessment Tool: A Preliminary Study, Monica L. Cercone Msots, Katherine M. Grulke-Kidd Msots, Alora S. Haskin Msots, Kyle M. Medearis Msots, Clarissa J. Wegner Msots, Ellen Herlache-Pretzer Ed.D, Ma, Otrl

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

The purpose of this study was to establish normative data for the Barnett Balance Assessment (BBA) for individuals ages 18-70+ years. The BBA is a newly developed assessment tool that may address limitations present in other assessments currently used to detect balance deficits. The BBA was administered to 141 participants who had no history of medical issues that could impact balance. A review of the normative data collected indicated little variation in total assessment scores in the age categories of 18-29, 30-39, and 40-49, due to the presence of a ceiling effect. Variations existed in scores among participants in the ...


Visual-Motor Skills Performance On The Beery-Vmi: A Study Of Canadian Kindergarten Children, Melissa Coallier B.Sc.O.T.; M.Sc.; PhD student, Natasha Rouleau B.Sc.OT.; M.A. student, Florence Bara PhD, Marie-France Morin PhD 2014 Western Michigan University

Visual-Motor Skills Performance On The Beery-Vmi: A Study Of Canadian Kindergarten Children, Melissa Coallier B.Sc.O.T.; M.Sc.; Phd Student, Natasha Rouleau B.Sc.Ot.; M.A. Student, Florence Bara Phd, Marie-France Morin Phd

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

The Beery VMI is one of the standardized assessment tools most widely used by occupational therapists to assess visual-motor integration. Currently, no specific norms exist for Canadian children. This study was developed to assess whether kindergarten children in Canada compared similarly to the norms established in the U.S. sample of the Beery VMI in order to validate its use with Canadian children. Possible gender differences were also examined. The Beery VMI was administered to 151 kindergarten children, aged 5 to 6 years, at the end of the school year. The data collection took place in seven schools, where the ...


Promoting Client Goal Ownership In A Clinical Setting, Laura H. VanPuymbrouck OTR/L 2014 Western Michigan University

Promoting Client Goal Ownership In A Clinical Setting, Laura H. Vanpuymbrouck Otr/L

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Effective goal setting involves collaboration between the client and therapist and is an important component of occupational therapy practice. However, encouraging involvement and collaboration does not necessarily guarantee that client goals are incorporated into the treatment plan. The purpose of this innovative treatment program was to determine if providing a client with a venue for goal identification, documentation, and maintenance might impact participation and satisfaction in a day rehabilitation setting. Responses to a study satisfaction survey (Ss) were taken at baseline and immediately postintervention from the experimental (N = 11) and control (N = 10) groups and attendance rates were compared between ...


Effects Of Cognitive Status On Life Participation Of Cancer Survivors, Mary F. Baxter PhD, OT, FAOTA, Theresa Smith PhD, OTR/L, CLVT, Jennifer Wahowski, OTR 2014 Western Michigan University

Effects Of Cognitive Status On Life Participation Of Cancer Survivors, Mary F. Baxter Phd, Ot, Faota, Theresa Smith Phd, Otr/L, Clvt, Jennifer Wahowski, Otr

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

The purposes of this study were to identify the cognitive status of cancer survivors, determine the effect of cognitive status on function and participation in daily activities, and explore how cancer survivors perceive changes in their cognition. The study used a quantitative nonexperimental cross-sectional design. The participants included 35 cancer survivors from two different sites. Instruments included the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and the Reintegration to Normal Index-Postal Version (RNLI-P) in the measurement of cognitive impairment and functional performance respectively. Data were also collected with a supplemental questionnaire to explore participants’ perspectives on their cognitive difficulties and current function. The ...


Technological Guidelines: The Relationship Between Our Expanding Knowledge And Our Philosophical Assumptions, Diane Powers Dirette Ph.D., OTL 2014 Western Michigan University

Technological Guidelines: The Relationship Between Our Expanding Knowledge And Our Philosophical Assumptions, Diane Powers Dirette Ph.D., Otl

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

No abstract provided.


Canwell: Using Exercise To Empower People With Cancer, Oren Cheifetz 2014 McMaster University

Canwell: Using Exercise To Empower People With Cancer, Oren Cheifetz

Open Access Dissertations and Theses

People with cancer face many challenges related to their disease and its associated treatments. This dissertation consists of two studies directly evaluating the effects of exercise on cancer survivors who participated in a community-based exercise program (CanWell program) and a measurement paper that evaluated a measure of symptom burden. The first study outlines the development and effectiveness of the CanWell program as measured by the 6-minute walk test, STEEP treadmill test, Functional Cancer Therapy Assessment – General, and the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS). This study found that participants in the CanWell program have significantly improved physical abilities, improved quality-of-life, and ...


Return To Sport Following Acl Reconstruction, Jacquie J. Minnes 2014 McMaster University

Return To Sport Following Acl Reconstruction, Jacquie J. Minnes

Open Access Dissertations and Theses

Objective: To perform an environmental survey of clinical practice amongst surgeons and physiotherapists in making return to sport (RTS) decisions following ACL reconstruction (ACLR); to gain a better understanding of how clinicians and patients define successful return to sport; and to compare patients’ level of satisfaction with their current level of activity following ACLR.

Design: Multidisciplinary cross sectional study.

Setting: Online

Participants: Orthopaedic surgeons and registered physiotherapists; and patients who had undergone ACLR within the previous 6-18 months.

Interventions: Surgeons and physiotherapists completed separate web surveys, each consisting of 10 closed format questions that included sections on demographics, outcome measures ...


Exploring Client-Centred Care Experiences In Adult Rehabilitation Settings: Health Care Professionals’, Patients’, And Their Families’ Experiences, Elena L. Bamm 2014 McMaster University

Exploring Client-Centred Care Experiences In Adult Rehabilitation Settings: Health Care Professionals’, Patients’, And Their Families’ Experiences, Elena L. Bamm

Open Access Dissertations and Theses

Introduction: Client-Centred Care (CCC) is emerging as a best practice in health care organizations around the world. Partnerships between patient, family, and health professionals in planning and delivery of health care services are known to improve outcomes and satisfaction with care. Studies report lack of understanding of the elements involved in creating this partnership, and identify the need for valid and reliable measures of client-centredness for adults

Objectives: 1) To explore the historical evolution and current state of CCC as these were used in adult health care settings; 2) to evaluate the performance of the adapted MPOC for Adults (MPOC-A ...


Bridging The Evidence Gap: The Role Of Fieldwork Students, Tracey Vause-Earland, MS, OTR/L, E. Adel Herge, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA 2014 Thomas Jefferson University

Bridging The Evidence Gap: The Role Of Fieldwork Students, Tracey Vause-Earland, Ms, Otr/L, E. Adel Herge, Otd, Otr/L, Faota

Department of Occupational Therapy, Presentations

Introduction

Understanding and using evidence in practice improves health care delivery (Lugtenberg, Burgers, & Westert, 2009), reduces errors, and increases professional identity. Despite the call for increased use of evidence in occupational therapy decision making and positive attitudes of therapists toward use of evidence in practice), evidence based practice (EBP) is perceived by clinicians as time consuming and difficult due to lack of knowledge and/or resources (Humphries, et al, 2000; Bennett et al, 2003).


Avoid, Accommodate, Confront Or Collaborate: Using Simulation To Teach Conflict Resolution Skills, E. Adel Herge, OTD, OTR/L, Deborah A. Hopkins, MS, OTR/L 2014 Thomas Jefferson University

Avoid, Accommodate, Confront Or Collaborate: Using Simulation To Teach Conflict Resolution Skills, E. Adel Herge, Otd, Otr/L, Deborah A. Hopkins, Ms, Otr/L

Department of Occupational Therapy, Presentations

Objective:

  • Interprofessional education competencies include understanding roles & responsibilities of team members, and demonstrating effective communication and team building skills (Pardue, 2013).
  • Team conflict impacts patient safety and outcomes (Knickle & McNaughton, 2009; Wagner, Liston & Miller, 2011) so effective team communication and conflict resolution in an important skill for students to develop (Greer et al., 2012; Levi, 2014).
  • Simulation is effective in teaching interprofessional communication skills to health profession students (Velde, 2009).


Integrating The Classroom, Clinic, And Use Of Simulation To Prepare Students For Working With Individuals With Sci, Audrey Zapletal, MS, OTR/L, Rob Hargraves, BA, Gina Cooke, MS, OTR/L 2014 Thomas Jefferson University

Integrating The Classroom, Clinic, And Use Of Simulation To Prepare Students For Working With Individuals With Sci, Audrey Zapletal, Ms, Otr/L, Rob Hargraves, Ba, Gina Cooke, Ms, Otr/L

Department of Occupational Therapy, Presentations

Background Information

  • Students learn best through active engagement. Although experiences vary, practicing skills in clinical situations have proven to be an effective method.
  • Practicing skills in a simulated controlled environment provides opportunities for students to receive feedback on their skills.
  • Standardized patient experiences provide students a safe environment to practice clinical skills in challenging situations. These experiences have been shown to have a positive impact on learning.


Evaluating The Effects Of Grasp Patterns And Grip Strength On Handwriting Skills, Jennifer Bebey, OTS, Kelsey Engelstad, OTS, Audrey Zapletal, MS, OTR/L 2014 Thomas Jefferson University

Evaluating The Effects Of Grasp Patterns And Grip Strength On Handwriting Skills, Jennifer Bebey, Ots, Kelsey Engelstad, Ots, Audrey Zapletal, Ms, Otr/L

Department of Occupational Therapy, Presentations

Background Information

  • Handwriting is a critical and complex skill that school aged children acquire over time.
  • When a child demonstrates handwriting difficulties, he or she may have challenges with:

Completing written school assignments in a timely fashion,

Taking notes,

Finishing homework,

Completing exams, especially short answer.

  • 80% to 85% of occupational therapy referrals in schools are due to atypical grasp pattern, fine motor and handwriting concerns that affect a child’s educational performance.


Implementation Of A Four Year Rehabilitation Curriculum For Medical Students, Nethra S. Ankam, MD 2014 Thomas Jefferson University

Implementation Of A Four Year Rehabilitation Curriculum For Medical Students, Nethra S. Ankam, Md

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Faculty Papers

In 2009 the Vice-Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education modified the 4th year curriculum by eliminating the required clerkship in Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Department was tasked with the creation of a four year curricular thread. While disappointing, this was a blessing in disguise. For years, we attempted to fit a great deal of content into an ever decreasing timespan, to increasingly disinterested students. Our teachers were also burned out with the sheer volume of students.

Through collaboration with other course directors, we inserted content where it fit the developmental needs of the students. We were also able to introduce students ...


Resting State Functional Magnetic Resonance And Diffusion Tensor Imaging Of Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Patients Treated With Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: Predictors And Clinically Correlated Evidence Of Neuroplasticity, Kathryn Y. Manning 2014 Western University

Resting State Functional Magnetic Resonance And Diffusion Tensor Imaging Of Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Patients Treated With Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: Predictors And Clinically Correlated Evidence Of Neuroplasticity, Kathryn Y. Manning

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Hemiplegic cerebral palsy is characterized by unilateral upper limb impairment and patients often compensate by performing most tasks with their unaffected arm. Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) directly combats this learned non-use by casting the unaffected arm and forcing the patient to repetitively practice skills with the hemiplegic limb. Subjects with hemiplegic cerebral palsy were recruited from Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Thames Valley Children’s Centre and McMaster Children’s Hospital. MRI acquisitions and clinical evaluations were collected at baseline, 1 and 6-months later. The case group participated in a CIMT camp after baseline evaluations and was compared to an ...


Occupational Therapy Resources For Ot322/670, Information Services Librarians 2014 Thomas Jefferson University

Occupational Therapy Resources For Ot322/670, Information Services Librarians

Electronic Handouts

Databases/Resources for finding evidence-based information for occupational therapy (OT322/670); including fee-based (free for Jeffersonians) and free resources. 9 pages.


The Effect Of High-Top And Low-Top Shoes On Ankle Inversion Kinematics And Muscle Activation In Landing On A Tilted Surface, Weijie Fu, Ying Fang, Jianfu Hou 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Effect Of High-Top And Low-Top Shoes On Ankle Inversion Kinematics And Muscle Activation In Landing On A Tilted Surface, Weijie Fu, Ying Fang, Jianfu Hou

Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies Publications and Other Works

Background

There is still uncertainty concerning the beneficial effects of shoe collar height for ankle sprain prevention and very few data are available in the literature regarding the effect of high-top and low-top shoes on muscle responses during landing. The purpose of this study was to quantify the effect of high-top and low-top shoes on ankle inversion kinematics and pre-landing EMG activation of ankle evertor muscles during landing on a tilted surface.

Methods

Thirteen physical education students landed on four types of surfaces wearing either high-top shoes (HS) or low-top shoes (LS). The four conditions were 15° inversion, 30° inversion ...


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