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Evaluation Of User Interface In Drive Focus® Application, Bailey Kiser, Paul S. Peritos, Noreen Hasan, Anjelica J. Collins 2020 Dominican University of California

Evaluation Of User Interface In Drive Focus® Application, Bailey Kiser, Paul S. Peritos, Noreen Hasan, Anjelica J. Collins

Occupational Therapy | Graduate Capstone Projects

Technology is used in healthcare settings to aid clinicians in accessing client information, researching data, and enhancing communication with the client and other healthcare team members. In order for an app to best support client engagement, the app needs to have a well-developed user interface design There are four main aspects of user interface design, context, fidelity, accessibility, and consistency. The Drive Focus® application (app) is designed to identify how an individual recognizes, prioritizes, and reacts to information during real-world driving simulations. The Drive Focus® app has efficacy and feasibility, however, the user interface design has never been assessed. Therefore ...


A Novel Case Based Approach To Icf Education For Pm&R Residents, Nick Freedman, DO, Michael Mallow, MD, Nethra S. Ankam, MD 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

A Novel Case Based Approach To Icf Education For Pm&R Residents, Nick Freedman, Do, Michael Mallow, Md, Nethra S. Ankam, Md

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Posters

Little exists in the literature on reliable methods of ICF education. Our goal was to increase knowledge of the ICF and encourage residents to use the ICF framework to inform their clinical thinking through a case-based exercise.


Creating Evidence-Based Practitioners: Bridging The Gap Between The Classroom And Clinic, Carolyn J. Murphy, Patti T. Calk 2020 University of Louisiana at Monroe

Creating Evidence-Based Practitioners: Bridging The Gap Between The Classroom And Clinic, Carolyn J. Murphy, Patti T. Calk

Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion

Occupational therapy (OT) academia is responsible for educating students about evidence-based practice (EBP). Unfortunately, students rarely see the connection between academic assignments related to research and application in clinical practice. Academicians need to explore instructional methods to help students bridge the gap between the classroom and being able to apply them in a clinical setting. Stube and Jedlicka (2007) noted that teaching strategies and methods that incorporate what students perceive as being clinically relevant promotes learning and utilization of evidence into practice. The purpose of this paper is to report the outcomes related to combining the concepts of problem-based learning ...


Parents Of Children With Physical Impairments And Their Relationship With Intervention Team Members: A Case Study, Patti Calk 2020 University of Louisiana at Monroe

Parents Of Children With Physical Impairments And Their Relationship With Intervention Team Members: A Case Study, Patti Calk

Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion

Aim. Historically, parents of children with disabilities report mixed views of their relationship with their children’s intervention team. The author was interested in ascertaining reasons for positive and negative interactions and ways to improve collaboration and teamwork.

Methods. A qualitative study was conducted utilizing interviews with three mothers of children considered multi-handicapped. The subjects were chosen from a purposive, convenience sample. Data was coded into recurrent themes.

Results. Mothers of children with disabilities indicated that the attitude of the professionals, communication among team members, and listening behaviors contribute to the formation of a positive or negative parent-professional relationship. Recommendation ...


“But I’Ve Always Lived Here”: Evidence Informed Analysis On Aging In Place, Roxanne Mueller, Allison Paris, Holly Olsen, Lindsey Valentine, Chris Childers 2020 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

“But I’Ve Always Lived Here”: Evidence Informed Analysis On Aging In Place, Roxanne Mueller, Allison Paris, Holly Olsen, Lindsey Valentine, Chris Childers

Physical Therapy Collection

Purpose: The purpose of this poster/presentation is to provide an exploration and analysis of aging in place. To ensure the success of the older adult to remain in their home it is essential to determine and meet the changing needs of the aging population in a way that preserves lifelong health and wellness.

Description: The global trend of population aging is on the continual rise due to longer life expectancy and lower fertility rates.1 It is predicted that by the year 2036 one in every four individuals will be a senior citizen. In some areas, the availability of ...


Prehabilitation To Improve Positioning Reproducibility In Patients Undergoing Pelvic Radiation Therapy, Alexander Lukez, Lauren O'Loughlin 2020 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Prehabilitation To Improve Positioning Reproducibility In Patients Undergoing Pelvic Radiation Therapy, Alexander Lukez, Lauren O'Loughlin

Capstone Presentations

Prehabilitation to improve patient positioning: pelvic exercises assist in reducing sacral slope variability during radiation therapy

Purpose/Objective(s):

Reproducible patient positioning is essential for precision in radiation therapy (RT) delivery. However, a retrospective review of pre-treatment imaging demonstrated variability in daily patient set-up. We tested the hypothesis that a structured daily pre-treatment stretching regimen is both feasible and effective for minimizing variability in positioning, as measured by sacral slope angles (SSA).

Materials/Methods:

After obtaining IRB approval, we had 8 female patients undergoing pelvic radiotherapy perform a structured daily hip exercise regimen (extension and external rotation) immediately prior to ...


Learning Strategies And Academic Difficulty In Physical And Occupational Therapy Online Education, Evan M. Pucillo, Erica J. Kiernan 2020 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Learning Strategies And Academic Difficulty In Physical And Occupational Therapy Online Education, Evan M. Pucillo, Erica J. Kiernan

Physical Therapy Collection

The purpose of this study was to explore the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) in relation to hybrid-online clinical neuroscience course outcomes in occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) students. OT and PT students self-administered the LASSI during the Spring of 2019. N=34 students (14 OT; 20 PT) completed the LASSI. The scales of Information Processing (r = -0.43; p


From Their Perspective: A Qualitative Analysis Of Stroke Survivor’S Motivation To Participate In Rehabilitation, Katie Tinsley, Rachel Johnson 2020 Old Dominion University

From Their Perspective: A Qualitative Analysis Of Stroke Survivor’S Motivation To Participate In Rehabilitation, Katie Tinsley, Rachel Johnson

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Introduction: It is common practice for healthcare professionals to make judgments about a patient's motivation based on their demeanor and compliance with therapy. Motivation is one of the predictors used to determine a stroke survivor's rehabilitation potential. There are several theories and constructs for motivation; however, there is limited research applying these concepts in stroke rehabilitation. Rehabilitation clinicians primarily rely on their clinical judgment and consult the evidence from related fields to identify the motivational needs of a stroke survivor. The objective of this study was to understand specific barriers to participation and identify motivational needs to sustain ...


The Effects Of Group Music Therapy On Levels Of Anxiety, Depression, Well-Being, Functional Disability, And Distress In Adult Congolese Refugees, Elise Hawkes 2020 Southern Methodist University

The Effects Of Group Music Therapy On Levels Of Anxiety, Depression, Well-Being, Functional Disability, And Distress In Adult Congolese Refugees, Elise Hawkes

SMU Journal of Undergraduate Research

Refugees have a variety of mental health needs due to their experiences, including trauma, anxiety, and depression. Psychotherapy, one of the main modalities for treatment, presents limitations including language barriers and negative stigmas. Music therapy might help to overcome these limitations due to its reliance upon music, rather than verbal language, as the therapeutic medium, and due to music’s ubiquitous cultural prevalence. Music therapy has been shown to have positive effects on sleep quality, well-being, trauma symptoms, social function, and mood. Music therapy training and research results have demonstrated ways to connect with clients through music and overcome cross-cultural ...


Designing A Course To Acculturate Professional Behaviors Of International Students In Physical Therapy Education, Nicole M. Sleddens, Kathleen G. Volkman, Betsy J. Becker, Ka-Chun Siu, Michael Smith, Joseph F. Norman 2020 University of Nebraska Medical Center

Designing A Course To Acculturate Professional Behaviors Of International Students In Physical Therapy Education, Nicole M. Sleddens, Kathleen G. Volkman, Betsy J. Becker, Ka-Chun Siu, Michael Smith, Joseph F. Norman

Posters and Presentations: Physical Therapy

The University of Nebraska Medical Center DPT program has a Global Health Opportunity track in which international students work on a master’s degree and complete a DPT. The current students are from China and meet all requirements of the DPT and graduate admissions, including a high proficiency in English (e.g. TOEFL ³ 90). All students have undergraduate degrees in medicine, rehabilitation therapy or medical sciences from universities in China. While these students have performed well in the didactic DPT curriculum, we noted a trend in professional interactions and communication which interfered with clinical performance and required remediation. To ...


Return To Golf In A 71-Year-Old Female After A Mako Robotic-Arm-Assisted Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty Surgery: A Case Report, Katelyn Austin 2020 University of New England

Return To Golf In A 71-Year-Old Female After A Mako Robotic-Arm-Assisted Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty Surgery: A Case Report, Katelyn Austin

Case Report Papers

Background and Purpose: Knee osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the elderly. The prevalence of unicompartmental knee arthroplasties (UKAs) increases by 30% each year. Benefits of UKA’s are quicker recovery times and an overall less invasive procedure compared to a total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Robotic-arm-assist surgery has been shown to increase the accuracy of implant positioning compared to traditional surgical techniques. The purpose of this case report was to look at the impact of physical therapy (PT) on outcomes and return to golf in a patient following a Mako robotic-arm-assisted UKA. Case Description: The patient was a ...


Reaching The Summit: From Exposure To Immersion In Quality Improvement In Physical Therapy Education, Tami Struessel, Nicole M. Sleddens, Katherine J. Jones 2020 University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Reaching The Summit: From Exposure To Immersion In Quality Improvement In Physical Therapy Education, Tami Struessel, Nicole M. Sleddens, Katherine J. Jones

Posters and Presentations: Physical Therapy

Following the release of its 2001 report, Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) convened a summit of 150 interprofessional healthcare educators to reform health professions education. As a result, in 2002, the IOM established an overarching vision to achieve care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely efficient, and equitable: “All health professionals should be educated to deliver patient-centered care as members of an interdisciplinary team, emphasizing evidence-based practice, quality improvement approaches, and informatics.” Physical Therapy educators have expanded curricula to teach three of these five competencies. We routinely teach ...


Loss Of Self In Dissociation In Prostitution; Recovery Of Self In Connection To Horses: A Survivor's Journey, Sandra Norak 2020 University of Rhode Island

Loss Of Self In Dissociation In Prostitution; Recovery Of Self In Connection To Horses: A Survivor's Journey, Sandra Norak

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

This narrative is about dissociation in the lives of women who have been exploited through prostitution. When we speak about prostitution, we do not speak often enough about the dissociation needed for women and girls to survive sexual exploitation. The author challenges the wisdom of governments such as Germany that legalize prostitution, treating it as a “job” and ignoring the violence and subsequent dissociation in women. The author describes her personal journey, explaining how women are traumatized even after the first commercial sex act, which is a sexual assault. They dissociate which makes their lives bearable, but they fail to ...


Appendix 10: Neurotechnology Descriptions, Namrata Grampurohit, PhD, OTR/L 2020 Thomas Jefferson University

Appendix 10: Neurotechnology Descriptions, Namrata Grampurohit, Phd, Otr/L

Department of Occupational Therapy Faculty Papers

Neurotechnologies Covered:

  • Electrical stimulation over the surface of the arm or hand
  • Electrical stimulation over the surface of the spine
  • Electrical stimulation over the surface of the head
  • Magnetic stimulation over the surface of the head
  • Braces that are powered to amplify movements
  • Brain computer interface with a cap
  • Baclofen pump


Experiencing Ipe: A Framework Integrating Ipec Standards In Multi-Disciplinary Education, Norman C. Belleza, Maureen Johnson 2020 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Experiencing Ipe: A Framework Integrating Ipec Standards In Multi-Disciplinary Education, Norman C. Belleza, Maureen Johnson

Physical Therapy Collection

Course Overview

This workshop creates an immersive experience demonstrating the effectiveness using the IPEC framework with IPE-based activities and shares outcome measures for integration into respective educational curricula. A gap exists in health-science programs regarding the effects of IPE. Novel activities include a multi-disciplinary experience of an escape room, chart review, and simulation vignettes. After the workshop, attendees will have tools to build an IPE framework in their respective programs.

Description of Content

Interprofessional education (IPE) elicits better quality behaviors amongst team players promoting improved patient safety and patient outcomes. However, there is a gap in multi-disciplinary health-science academic and ...


Educational Model Integrating Ipec Collaborative Practice Competencies Across Multiple Disciplines, Norman C. Belleza, Maureen Johnson 2020 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Educational Model Integrating Ipec Collaborative Practice Competencies Across Multiple Disciplines, Norman C. Belleza, Maureen Johnson

Physical Therapy Collection

Purpose

The purpose of this project was to design an educational model that integrates the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Collaborative Practice Competency Domains into the curriculum across multiple disciplines. A faculty team from physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), medicine, and physician’s assistant (PA) programs, collaborated to create an introductory interprofessional education (IPE) framework and course module series. Currently, there are limited studies in rehabilitation education programs demonstrating the effectiveness of IPE-based activities on student outcomes. The proposed framework employs a series of novel educational activities including a multi-disciplinary escape room and scavenger hunt experience, chart review, and interprofessional ...


Perceptions Of Higher Education Health Science Faculty On Debriefing After Simulation Based Activities, Maureen Ellen Johnson 2020 Walden University

Perceptions Of Higher Education Health Science Faculty On Debriefing After Simulation Based Activities, Maureen Ellen Johnson

Occupational Therapy Collection

Health science faculty striving to be academically competitive can adopt debriefing after simulation-based activities to help transition occupational therapy and physical therapy students from classroom skills to clinical competence. The purpose of this qualitative study was to discover the perceptions and experiences of health science faculty during and after their adoption of debriefing after simulation-based activities. The theory of diffusion and experiential learning theory were used as a conceptual framework. The research questions related to the perceptions and experiences of faculty from their training sessions and implementing debriefing sessions after simulation-based activities in their courses and how these experiences related ...


Educational Impact On Therapists’ Knowledge, Beliefs, And Actions: A Pilot Study, Elena Wong Espiritu, Natalie N. Michaels, Steven Busby 2020 Belmont University

Educational Impact On Therapists’ Knowledge, Beliefs, And Actions: A Pilot Study, Elena Wong Espiritu, Natalie N. Michaels, Steven Busby

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

ABSTRACT

Purpose: Collaborative goal setting has been shown to be an effective way to promote client engagement leading to improved outcomes; however, healthcare professionals face challenges when implementing collaborative goal setting into their clinical practice. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of educational workshops to 1) increase a therapist’s knowledge of motivational interviewing and action planning, 2) promote collaboration between therapists and their patients/clients, 3) promote collaboration between therapists and their interdisciplinary team and 4) increase the ease of implementation of motivational interviewing and action planning skills into a therapist’s clinical practice. Method ...


Quilting And Sharing: Promoting Lifelong Learning And Service To Others, Jennifer Fortuna 2020 Grand Valley State University

Quilting And Sharing: Promoting Lifelong Learning And Service To Others, Jennifer Fortuna

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Lynne Hall, an occupational therapist, educator, and quilter based in Kalamazoo, MI, provided the cover art for the Winter 2020 issue of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT). “Four Patch Posy” is a 45” x 55” quilt made from cotton. In her 50th year of occupational therapy practice, Lynne’s philosophy is rooted in lifelong learning and service to others. The quilt aesthetic provides Lynne a creative medium to serve in her community. With her person-centered approach, Lynne facilitates human potential in the clients, students, and community members she serves. Success in both occupational therapy practice and quilting require ...


Developing Tailored Program Proposals For Occupational Therapy In Primary Care, Katie Smith, Mackenzie Day, Sherry Muir, Sue Dahl-Popolizio 2020 Samaritan Health Services

Developing Tailored Program Proposals For Occupational Therapy In Primary Care, Katie Smith, Mackenzie Day, Sherry Muir, Sue Dahl-Popolizio

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

No abstract provided.


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