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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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Participants' Perceptions Of Factors In Preventing Falls, Jaclyn Fok 2015 Dominican University of California

Participants' Perceptions Of Factors In Preventing Falls, Jaclyn Fok

Scholarly and Creative Works Conference

Falls pose a serious threat to older adults, often resulting in physical, emotional, and financial consequences. The use of multifactorial fall prevention programs has provided community- dwelling older adults with strategies to decrease the risk of falling. Outcomes for these programs are measured in terms of such factors as fear of falling, balance and self-efficacy. One outcome of fall prevention programs that is less well understood is what the older adults themselves perceive as most beneficial. For this program evaluation project, five women participated in semi-structured interviews to understand which aspects of a multifactorial fall prevention program they found to ...


Interprofessional Collaboration Between Occupational Therapists And Registered Nurses In Acute Care Settings: An Exploratory Study, Vincent P. O'Brien, Bethany Loy, Kelly Nguyen, Holly Micheff 2015 Dominican University of California

Interprofessional Collaboration Between Occupational Therapists And Registered Nurses In Acute Care Settings: An Exploratory Study, Vincent P. O'Brien, Bethany Loy, Kelly Nguyen, Holly Micheff

Scholarly and Creative Works Conference

Background. Collaboration between occupational therapists and nurses is key to a positive prognosis for their patients. Currently, there is a gap in the research on professional relationships between occupational therapists and registered nurses in acute care settings. Purpose. To examine interprofessional collaboration between registered nurses and occupational therapy in an acute care setting. Methods. A phenomenological, qualitative design with use of semi-structured interviews was used. Interviewees were four occupational therapists and four registered nurses who currently work in acute care settings in Northern California and were recruited through a snowball, convenience and purposive sampling. Themes and subthemes that emerged from ...


Acl Injuries In Female Athletes, Leslie A. Mesa 2015 Dominican University of California

Acl Injuries In Female Athletes, Leslie A. Mesa

Scholarly and Creative Works Conference

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament has been studied in many different ways and become injured more with the increase in sports participation by both male and female athletes. “ACL injuries are 9x more common in female athletes than male athletes and over 1.4 million women have been suffered from the ACL rupture which is twice the rate of the previous decade” (Hewett, 2010). ACL injuries are known to occur more in females than males because of differences in anatomy, knee alignment, muscle strength, and conditioning. Since female athletes are more prone to injury, it is important to incorporate neuromuscular training ...


Oral Wellness: Using Occupational Therapy To Enhance Oral Hygiene Delivery In Long-Term Care, Lauryn J. Banovitz, Liberty Bellah, Rosemarie Lion 2015 Dominican University of California

Oral Wellness: Using Occupational Therapy To Enhance Oral Hygiene Delivery In Long-Term Care, Lauryn J. Banovitz, Liberty Bellah, Rosemarie Lion

Scholarly and Creative Works Conference

Based on current literature, oral health in long-term care (LTC) facilities is frequently of low priority and does not follow evidence-based best practices. Poor oral health reduces the quality of life of older adult patients and can lead to systemic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, and pneumonia which is the leading cause of death in LTC. Occupational therapists can play an instrumental role as oral care consultants, and educators to raise the standards of oral care in LTC facilities.

This capstone project explored ways in which occupational therapy can improve oral care in LTC facilities. The proposed solution was ...


Cross-Cultural And Inter-Professional Knowledge Translation Of Developmentally Supportive Care In An Indian Nicu, Amy Carroll, OTD, OTR/L, Susan Toth-Cohen, PhD, OTR/L 2015 Department of Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University

Cross-Cultural And Inter-Professional Knowledge Translation Of Developmentally Supportive Care In An Indian Nicu, Amy Carroll, Otd, Otr/L, Susan Toth-Cohen, Phd, Otr/L

Department of Occupational Therapy, Presentations

Synopsis:

A cross-cultural, and inter-professional NICU Team, including an American OT, used knowledge translation (KT) frameworks to apply current global evidence in developmentally supportive care in ways that were useful, cost effective, and meaningful to the families and staff in their tertiary care NICU setting in Gurgaon, India. The team used Pre & Post videotaping of routine care and procedures to measure the change in practice.

Objectives

1. Increase NICU nurses’ use of DSC during routine care and procedures

2. Decrease the use of non-supportive behaviors


Embedding Mindfulness Practice In Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Education Program: Experiences And Outcomes, Mary Muhlenhaupt, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Shelly Wallock, Dr.P.H., OTR/L 2015 Thomas Jefferson University

Embedding Mindfulness Practice In Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Education Program: Experiences And Outcomes, Mary Muhlenhaupt, Otd, Otr/L, Faota, Shelly Wallock, Dr.P.H., Otr/L

Department of Occupational Therapy, Presentations

Objective:

To embed mindfulness practice into an entry-level occupational therapy curriculum and assess outcomes to reduce student stress and promote well-being.


Occupational Therapy And Family Caregiver Training: The Key To Successful Dementia Care, Catherine V. Piersol, PhD, OTR/L, Ann O'Sullivan, OTR/L, LSW, FAOTA 2015 Thomas Jefferson University

Occupational Therapy And Family Caregiver Training: The Key To Successful Dementia Care, Catherine V. Piersol, Phd, Otr/L, Ann O'Sullivan, Otr/L, Lsw, Faota

Department of Occupational Therapy, Presentations

Most people with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders live in the community and are cared for by family caregivers who have not received formal training. Evidence has shown that caregiving can have profound negative effects on a caregiver’s own physical and psychological health, including increasing social isolation and decreasing quality of life and wellbeing. If the demands of care exceed the caregiver’s capacity, the person with dementia can also be negatively affected. Research supports the effectiveness of teaching caregivers approaches that match the skills and interests of the person with dementia, use appropriate cues, identify and modify ...


Heightened Levels Of Stress And Contributing Factors In Caregivers Of Special Needs Children, Heather Velon 2015 Georgia State University

Heightened Levels Of Stress And Contributing Factors In Caregivers Of Special Needs Children, Heather Velon

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Take 2 Steps And Call Me In The Morning: Prescribing Physical Activity Through Primary Care, Emily Knight 2015 The University of Western Ontario

Take 2 Steps And Call Me In The Morning: Prescribing Physical Activity Through Primary Care, Emily Knight

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Objectives: Physical activity guidelines for older adults target high-intensity activities (i.e. increasing exercise), with less attention on low-intensity activities (i.e. reducing/interrupting sedentary behaviours) to improve health. Mobile health (mHealth) holds promise for engaging patients in self-management of chronic diseases. The purpose of this research was to prescribe physical activity of various intensities (i.e. sedentary through exercise) in primary care paired with mHealth for self-management.

Methods: 60 older adults (55-75yr) were randomly assigned to four groups: one control, and three receiving mHealth kits plus prescription for a specific intensity of physical activity (exercise, sedentary or both). Clinical ...


Human Issues In Horticulture: A Bibliography, Diana M. Farmer 2015 Kansas State University

Human Issues In Horticulture: A Bibliography, Diana M. Farmer

NPP eBooks

This is a comprehensive bibliography of a rather broad subject area—horticultural therapy. The subject reflects a change in the definition of horticulture as the art and science of growing fruits, vegetables and flowers to include horticulture’s effects on human well-being. The number of citations also reflects the growth and continuing evolvement of this discipline. This bibliography does not include journal articles. It does include monographs, treatises, books, pamphlets, theses, dissertations and media published prior to 2000. The gardening references include a human focus and there are references as well to associated topics such as universal design, accessibility, human ...


The Feasibility Of Delivering A Home-Based Motivational Exercise Program To African-American Breast Cancer Survivors, Denise Spector, Claudio Battaglini 2015 Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Medical Center

The Feasibility Of Delivering A Home-Based Motivational Exercise Program To African-American Breast Cancer Survivors, Denise Spector, Claudio Battaglini

Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice

Most African-American breast cancer survivors do not meet current exercise recommendations for cancer survivors, which include both aerobic and strength-training exercises. This pilot study tested the feasibility of delivering a home-based exercise intervention to African-American breast cancer survivors. Sedentary African-American breast cancer survivors were recruited for a 16-week motivational home-based progressive aerobic and strength-training exercise pilot study. Participants completed weekly exercise logs and received weekly phone calls. To assess feasibility, we evaluated recruitment, retention, and adherence rates, as well as participant acceptance and safety. 17 women enrolled; 13 completed the intervention (76%). Participants had moderately-high adherence (70%) to walking goals ...


The Effects Of Vocational Support Programs On Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Ivey M. McRory, Angel Kester, Addie T. Martin, Marybeth Williams 2015 Cedarville University

The Effects Of Vocational Support Programs On Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Ivey M. Mcrory, Angel Kester, Addie T. Martin, Marybeth Williams

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

Purpose: The purpose of this review is to examine the effects of vocational support programs versus the absence of vocational support programs on employment rates, social skills, and quality of life of transition-aged youth diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and related diagnoses.

Methods: The CINAHL, Cochrane Collection Plus, Medline, PubMed, and UpToDate databases were searched for articles pertaining to our purpose statement. Four reviewers analyzed the articles for results and extracted data regarding sample characteristics, treatment characteristics, assessment tools, and outcomes.

Results: Nine studies were included, all of which related to the effects of vocational support programs on individuals with ...


The Use Of The Hit Questionnaire In A Rehabilitation Center For Juvenile Delinquents, Shannah C. Gardiner, Jenna Berkstresser 2015 Cedarville University

The Use Of The Hit Questionnaire In A Rehabilitation Center For Juvenile Delinquents, Shannah C. Gardiner, Jenna Berkstresser

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

It has been found that juvenile delinquents usually possess inaccurate explanations or thoughts about their experiences, which are called as cognitive distortions. The prior findings also suggested that juvenile delinquents’ antisocial behaviors are associated with their cognitive distortions. Therefore, many juvenile centers utilized cognitive treatment programs and tried to reduce juvenile delinquents’ cognitive distortions. Thus, it is useful to measure the changes of juvenile delinquents’ cognitive distortions in a rehabilitation center to design treatment plans and evaluate its effectiveness.

The present study aimed to measure the changes of cognitive distortions in a group of 43 adolescent juvenile delinquents at a ...


Certified Athletic Trainer’S Perceived Comfort Level With Shoulder Reductions, Jessica Pearson, Michael S. Weller 2015 Cedarville University

Certified Athletic Trainer’S Perceived Comfort Level With Shoulder Reductions, Jessica Pearson, Michael S. Weller

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

Joint dislocations are a common injury in the athletic world. The shoulder is the most commonly dislocated joint. It is important for health care professionals to be aware of this injury and be able to treat it. Athletic trainers play a vital role in the immediate care of injured athletes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceived comfort level of athletic trainers with reducing a shoulder dislocation. The results showed that there was a significant difference between ATC’s perceived comfort level in the 5-10 and 20+ years of experience groups when reducing posterior dislocations (p=.016 ...


Self Regulation Through Art And Chocolate, Lydia Royeen 2015 Western Michigan University

Self Regulation Through Art And Chocolate, Lydia Royeen

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Josh Banks provided the cover art for the spring 2015 issue of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. The cover art is titled “Birthday Party” because the piece resembles images involved in a birthday party: multi-colored balloons, napkins, cakes, and icing. Josh created the piece using oil crayons on watercolor paper. Josh is sensory seeking and has difficulty using various types of materials, which include crayons, street chalk, and markers. After much experimentation, Josh is able to use nibs, a type of marker that does not have a cap. Josh is able to sit for 5-10 minute periods and participate ...


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