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Validation Of The Medication Box Task Assessment, Katherine Blank, Alison Chandler, Malcolm Isely, Serena Soria, Yamin Zaw 2017 Dominican University of California

Validation Of The Medication Box Task Assessment, Katherine Blank, Alison Chandler, Malcolm Isely, Serena Soria, Yamin Zaw

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

There are a limited number of validated occupation-based cognitive assessments that are feasible in clinical settings. For individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI), ecologically valid cognitive assessments are needed to understand how cognition influences functional performance. This study implemented a quantitative exploratory correlational design using a battery of gold standard tabletop cognitive assessments as criterion measurements against the Medication Box Task assessment, an occupation-based cognitive assessment. Eight participants completed the test battery. The student researchers used Pearson correlations to analyze each participant’s scores on the Medication Box Task assessment and the scores on the battery of gold standard assessments ...


Efficacy Of Therapeutic Listening® Quickshifts In Children With Sensory Processing Difficulties, Shannon Preto, Ann Malloy, Bryant Luong 2017 Dominican University of California

Efficacy Of Therapeutic Listening® Quickshifts In Children With Sensory Processing Difficulties, Shannon Preto, Ann Malloy, Bryant Luong

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

Few empirical studies provide evidence for the effectiveness of Therapeutic Listening - Quickshifts (TL-Q). However, anecdotally, therapists and clients report TL-Q produces consistent positive results as an intervention for children with learning and developmental problems. In this study, the researchers examined the effectiveness of TL-Q intervention for five children with sensory processing difficulties to improve participation and function in (1) self-regulation and arousal, (2) activities of daily living (ADLs), (3) social/emotional skills, and (4) sensorimotor skills. Over the course of an 8-week prospective study, the researchers conducted a pre-test, post-test, prospective case study. During the intervention period, occupational therapist with ...


Sleep As An Occupation In College Students: A Mixed Method Study, Charlotte Sally, Savannah Hancock, Rhianna Wallace, Jacqueline Bloom 2017 Dominican University of California

Sleep As An Occupation In College Students: A Mixed Method Study, Charlotte Sally, Savannah Hancock, Rhianna Wallace, Jacqueline Bloom

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

Sleep is an emerging area of research and practice for occupational therapists. The purpose of this study was to identify and investigate how college students’ cognitive perceptions and beliefs about sleep affect their quality of sleep. Four college students participated in qualitative interviews investigating their sleep beliefs and attitudes. The students also completed a two-week daily sleep diary to report their sleep beliefs, attitudes, and daily living patterns. Four emerging themes were identified from the interviews: beliefs about sleep patterns related to temporal structure of sleep, stress, daytime performance associated with sleep, and conflicting beliefs about sleep. Daily sleep diaries ...


Implementing Multifactorial Education Modules With Older Adults: Individualized And Interactive Fall Prevention Education, Salvador Chavez, Jocelle Flores, Rachelle Yambao 2017 Dominican University of California

Implementing Multifactorial Education Modules With Older Adults: Individualized And Interactive Fall Prevention Education, Salvador Chavez, Jocelle Flores, Rachelle Yambao

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

Falls are a significant concern for community-dwelling older adults (OAs), with one in four OAs reporting a fall every year. Occupational therapy students collaborated with first responders of the Novato Fire District to identify gaps in fall prevention community outreach programs and found that many interventions lack an interactive or individualized approach. Based on the gap analysis and current literature, seven education modules were developed to address key risk factors including home safety hazards, polypharmacy, fear of falling, and strength and balance exercises. Thirty community-dwelling OAs participated in the education modules that were implemented at two senior community sites in ...


The Duc Healthy Aging Website: Providing Online Occupation-Based Information, Haley Caruthers, Samantha Talavera, Jackeline Ulloa, Stephanie Vera 2017 Dominican University of California

The Duc Healthy Aging Website: Providing Online Occupation-Based Information, Haley Caruthers, Samantha Talavera, Jackeline Ulloa, Stephanie Vera

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

Access to current, evidence-based health information is an important step to the promotion of health and wellness for all age groups, including OAs. Since the virtual world is easily accessible and is being used more frequently by OAs, an effective way to convey relevant up-to-date health information is through a website devoted to the dissemination of health promotion information tailored for OAs, including tips for integrating healthy habits into their lifestyle. Dominican University of California’s (DUC) Healthy Aging website, developed in May 2014, contains relevant and evidence-based research, including activities and local community based programs that promote healthy aging ...


Occupational Therapy In The Intensive Care Unit, Kelsie Colombini, Kristen M. Henderson, Michelle Huie, Courtney Malachowski 2017 Dominican University of California

Occupational Therapy In The Intensive Care Unit, Kelsie Colombini, Kristen M. Henderson, Michelle Huie, Courtney Malachowski

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

In recent years, the number of inpatient cardiovascular surgeries has significantly increased in hospitals around America. Occupational therapists in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center (Burlingame, California) lack a standard protocol for addressing physical, cognitive, and psychosocial factors in patients post cardiac surgery. Furthermore, individuals’ experience and clinical reasoning frequently guides interventions rather than current evidence. The American Occupational Therapy Association’s Centennial Vision encourages occupational therapists to pursue science-driven practices and provide evidence-based interventions. In response to this Vision, an evidence-based clinical pathway was developed for the occupational therapists at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center. The clinical pathway ...


The Effects Of Therapeutic Listening On Bilateral Coordination, Avery Wilson, Mios Buccat, Amanda Grace Irao, Morgan Mousley, Michael Yra Munchua 2017 Dominican University of California

The Effects Of Therapeutic Listening On Bilateral Coordination, Avery Wilson, Mios Buccat, Amanda Grace Irao, Morgan Mousley, Michael Yra Munchua

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

Therapeutic Listening® is an intervention increasingly used by occupational therapists despite the lack of supporting evidence in current literature. Therapeutic Listening® is a sound-based treatment developed by Sheila Frick, OTR/L, rooted in sensory integration. The purpose of this continuation study was to compare the quality of bilateral movement in typically developing children after either listening to Therapeutic Listening® Bilateral Coordination Quick Shift or listening to white noise. This study used a randomized control pretest-posttest experimental design to analyze posture, smooth and continuous movement, effort, precision, and arm/leg movements. Specific items were further analyzed after eliminating those with a ...


Cec Newsletter (Spring 2017), Mary Lloyd Moore, Executive Director 2017 Western Kentucky University

Cec Newsletter (Spring 2017), Mary Lloyd Moore, Executive Director

CEC Publications

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The Immediate Cardiovascular Response To Joint Mobilization Of The Neck - A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial In Pain-Free Adults, Emmanuel Yung, Cheongeun Oh, Michael Wong, Jason Grimes, Erica M. Barton, Muhammad I. Ali, David Cameron 2017 Sacred Heart University

The Immediate Cardiovascular Response To Joint Mobilization Of The Neck - A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial In Pain-Free Adults, Emmanuel Yung, Cheongeun Oh, Michael Wong, Jason Grimes, Erica M. Barton, Muhammad I. Ali, David Cameron

David A. Cameron

Background: Some normotensive patients can have a spike in resting systolic blood pressure (SBP) in response to acute neck pain. Applying the typical dosage of mobilization may potentially result in a sympatho-excitatory response, further increasing resting SBP. Therefore, there is a need to explore other dosage regimens that could result in a decrease in SBP.

Objectives: To compare the blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) response of pain-free, normotensive adults when receiving unilateral posterior-to-anterior mobilization (PA) applied to the neck versus its corresponding placebo (PA-P).

Study design: Double-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial.


The Immediate Cardiovascular Response To Joint Mobilization Of The Neck - A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial In Pain-Free Adults, Emmanuel Yung, Cheongeun Oh, Michael Wong, Jason Grimes, Erica M. Barton, Muhammad I. Ali, David Cameron 2017 Sacred Heart University

The Immediate Cardiovascular Response To Joint Mobilization Of The Neck - A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial In Pain-Free Adults, Emmanuel Yung, Cheongeun Oh, Michael Wong, Jason Grimes, Erica M. Barton, Muhammad I. Ali, David Cameron

Emmanuel Yung

Background: Some normotensive patients can have a spike in resting systolic blood pressure (SBP) in response to acute neck pain. Applying the typical dosage of mobilization may potentially result in a sympatho-excitatory response, further increasing resting SBP. Therefore, there is a need to explore other dosage regimens that could result in a decrease in SBP.

Objectives: To compare the blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) response of pain-free, normotensive adults when receiving unilateral posterior-to-anterior mobilization (PA) applied to the neck versus its corresponding placebo (PA-P).

Study design: Double-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial.


Patient-Reported Outcome Measures In Arthroplasty Registries Report Of The Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Working Group Of The International Society Of Arthroplasty Registries Part Ii. Recommendations For Selection, Administration, And Analysis, Ola Rolfson, Eric Bohm, Patricia D. Franklin, Stephen Lyman, Geke Denissen, Jill Dawson, Jennifer Dunn, Kate Eresian Chenok, Michael Dunbar, Soren Overgaard, Goran Garellick, Anne Lubbeke 2017 University of Gothenburg

Patient-Reported Outcome Measures In Arthroplasty Registries Report Of The Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Working Group Of The International Society Of Arthroplasty Registries Part Ii. Recommendations For Selection, Administration, And Analysis, Ola Rolfson, Eric Bohm, Patricia D. Franklin, Stephen Lyman, Geke Denissen, Jill Dawson, Jennifer Dunn, Kate Eresian Chenok, Michael Dunbar, Soren Overgaard, Goran Garellick, Anne Lubbeke

Patricia D. Franklin

The International Society of Arthroplasty Registries (ISAR) Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Working Group have evaluated and recommended best practices in the selection, administration, and interpretation of PROMs for hip and knee arthroplasty registries. The 2 generic PROMs in common use are the Short Form health surveys (SF-36 or SF-12) and EuroQol 5-dimension (EQ-5D). The Working Group recommends that registries should choose specific PROMs that have been appropriately developed with good measurement properties for arthroplasty patients. The Working Group recommend the use of a 1-item pain question ("During the past 4 weeks, how would you describe the pain you usually have ...


Patient-Reported Outcome Measures In Arthroplasty Registries, Ola Rolfson, Kate Eresian Chenok, Eric Bohm, Anne Lubbeke, Geke Denissen, Jennifer Dunn, Stephen Lyman, Patricia D. Franklin, Michael Dunbar, Soren Overgaard, Goran Garellick, Jill Dawson 2017 University of Gothenburg

Patient-Reported Outcome Measures In Arthroplasty Registries, Ola Rolfson, Kate Eresian Chenok, Eric Bohm, Anne Lubbeke, Geke Denissen, Jennifer Dunn, Stephen Lyman, Patricia D. Franklin, Michael Dunbar, Soren Overgaard, Goran Garellick, Jill Dawson

Patricia D. Franklin

The International Society of Arthroplasty Registries (ISAR) Steering Committee established the Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Working Group to convene, evaluate, and advise on best practices in the selection, administration, and interpretation of PROMs and to support the adoption and use of PROMs for hip and knee arthroplasty in registries worldwide. The 2 main types of PROMs include generic (general health) PROMs, which provide a measure of general health for any health state, and specific PROMs, which focus on specific symptoms, diseases, organs, body regions, or body functions. The establishment of a PROM instrument requires the fulfillment of methodological standards and ...


Utilization Of Postural Control Training To Improve Gait Symmetry And Walking Ability In A Patient Following A Lacunar Stroke: A Case Report, Hannah C. Wilder 2017 University of New England

Utilization Of Postural Control Training To Improve Gait Symmetry And Walking Ability In A Patient Following A Lacunar Stroke: A Case Report, Hannah C. Wilder

Case Report Papers

Background and Purpose: Stroke affects approximately 800,000 people annually and alterations in gait is one of the most noted impairments following stroke. The purpose of this case report is to outline physical therapy (PT) rehabilitation that utilized postural control training, task-oriented training, and visual feedback to address walking ability and functional capacity in a patient following a stroke. Case Description: The patient was a 67-year-old male apple orchard owner three months post a lacunar ischemic stroke affecting the posterior limb of the internal capsule, the basal ganglia, and part of the cerebellum. His initial examination revealed impaired strength, sensation ...


The Use Of Therapeutic Exercises And Manual Stretching For A Patient Following A Total Knee Arthroplasty (Tka) Revision: A Case Report, Nicholas Cebula 2017 University of New England

The Use Of Therapeutic Exercises And Manual Stretching For A Patient Following A Total Knee Arthroplasty (Tka) Revision: A Case Report, Nicholas Cebula

Case Report Papers

Background and Purpose: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) ranks among the most frequently performed orthopedic procedures in the United States. Approximately 581,000 people undergo TKA annually, and the number of procedures is expected to increase significantly by 2030. The purpose of this case report was to document the potential benefits of prescribed physical therapy (PT) interventions for a patient following TKA revision. Case Description: The patient was a 69-year-old female post her eighth right (R) knee surgery, a TKA revision, due to an aseptic loosening of components from a previously placed artificial joint. The original TKA was eleven years prior ...


Total Joint Replacement Prehabilitation: A Feasibility Study, Jennifer Baima, Elizabeth Z. Li, Amanda Doodlesack, Mathew J. Most, Jeffrey Metzmaker, David C. Ayers 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Total Joint Replacement Prehabilitation: A Feasibility Study, Jennifer Baima, Elizabeth Z. Li, Amanda Doodlesack, Mathew J. Most, Jeffrey Metzmaker, David C. Ayers

Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation Publications and Presentations

Objectives: Pre-operative physical therapy has been shown to reduce post-acute care service utilization. Shifting rehabilitation to the presurgical period, referred to as prehabilitation, could result in reduced recovery time and cost. Limited access to physical therapy may prevent patients from achieving the benefits, and a standard set of independent exercises may be an alternative. We aim to assess the feasibility of an independent exercise program as a pre-surgical intervention for total hip and knee replacement.

Design: Participants were taught two exercises for hip or knee arthritis at least one week prior to surgery and instructed to perform them independently at ...


Two Cases Of Lyme Arthritis In Winter In New England: A Case Series, Jennifer Baima, Lauren Woo 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Two Cases Of Lyme Arthritis In Winter In New England: A Case Series, Jennifer Baima, Lauren Woo

Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation Publications and Presentations

Case Diagnosis: Lyme Arthritis

Case Description: Patient 1 is a 26 year old male who presented in March with severe right knee pain and swelling for two weeks. He had a similar episode a month prior, but it resolved. The second episode progressed with pain from knee to foot and numbness on top of the foot. He had no known history of tick bites, travel, or trauma, but endorsed contact with a dog. On physical exam, he had a right knee effusion with limited ROM, diffuse joint line tenderness, positive McMurray’s, and pain with ligamentous testing. Synovial fluid of ...


Restoration Of Functional Mobility For A Young Adult Patient Following A Severe Motor Vehicle Accident: A Case Report, Zachary Mercier 2017 University of New England

Restoration Of Functional Mobility For A Young Adult Patient Following A Severe Motor Vehicle Accident: A Case Report, Zachary Mercier

Case Report Papers

Background and Purpose: Motor vehicle accidents are a common occurrence causing increased morbidity and possible mortality, thus, increasing lifetime medical costs for those affected. The purpose of this case report is to document the selected patient's response to skilled physical therapy (PT) interventions, ranging from bed mobility tasks to ambulation, following a motor vehicle accident. Case Description: A 20-year-old female was a passenger in a severe motor vehicle versus tree accident with fatalities. The patient suffered multiple fractures throughout her skeleton and spent 20 days in a hospital prior to presenting to the skilled nursing facility. Care included high ...


Ipsilateral Lower Limb Weakness After Sarcoma Treatment: A Case Report, Jennifer Baima, Amanda Doodlesack, Jennifer LaFemina 2017 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Ipsilateral Lower Limb Weakness After Sarcoma Treatment: A Case Report, Jennifer Baima, Amanda Doodlesack, Jennifer Lafemina

Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation Publications and Presentations

Case Diagnosis: Our patient experienced worsening left foot neuropathy following chemotherapy and radiation treatment for sarcoma.

Case Description: A 24-year-old man underwent local resection of a 12cm x 8cm x 14.5cm rhabdomyosarcoma in the left vastus lateralis. Then, he was treated with vincristine for 40 weeks and radiation to the left lateral thigh with a maximum dose of 50.4 Gy. The sciatic nerve was outside the target area and received a lower dose. While undergoing chemotherapy, the patient experienced bilateral dysesthesias in his fingertips and feet. He had no history of neuropathy prior to treatment. After chemotherapy was ...


The Recovery Glove System- A Sensor Driven Glove With Interactive Games For Fine Motor Skill Disabilities, Brian Lee, Oscar Ledezma, Jonathan Rey, Nicholas Alvarado, Deborah Won 2017 California State University, Los Angeles

The Recovery Glove System- A Sensor Driven Glove With Interactive Games For Fine Motor Skill Disabilities, Brian Lee, Oscar Ledezma, Jonathan Rey, Nicholas Alvarado, Deborah Won

Biomedical Engineering Western Regional Conference

Hand mobility is commonly impaired in stroke victims. Treatment for hand impairment range from therapist-guided physical exercises to robotically controlled exoskeletons. However, A more effective treatment which actually restores hand mobility is by encouraging patients to carry out hand movements themselves.We have designed an Arduino based hand therapy device in which the user interacts with a computer graphic interface (CGI) game controlled by a glove was embedded with a force sensing resistor (FSR) at each of the fingertips except for the thumb. The interactive therapy guides the user through exercises and provides live, quantitative information by which the stroke ...


The Immediate Cardiovascular Response To Joint Mobilization Of The Neck - A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial In Pain-Free Adults, Emmanuel Yung, Cheongeun Oh, Michael Wong, Jason Grimes, Erica M. Barton, Muhammad I. Ali, David Cameron 2017 Sacred Heart University

The Immediate Cardiovascular Response To Joint Mobilization Of The Neck - A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial In Pain-Free Adults, Emmanuel Yung, Cheongeun Oh, Michael Wong, Jason Grimes, Erica M. Barton, Muhammad I. Ali, David Cameron

PTHMS Faculty Publications

Background: Some normotensive patients can have a spike in resting systolic blood pressure (SBP) in response to acute neck pain. Applying the typical dosage of mobilization may potentially result in a sympatho-excitatory response, further increasing resting SBP. Therefore, there is a need to explore other dosage regimens that could result in a decrease in SBP.

Objectives: To compare the blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) response of pain-free, normotensive adults when receiving unilateral posterior-to-anterior mobilization (PA) applied to the neck versus its corresponding placebo (PA-P).

Study design: Double-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial.


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