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Occupational Therapy Students' Perceptions Of Their Own Notetaking, Marie-Christine Potvin, Monique C. Chabot, Kathleen Carr 2022 Thomas Jefferson University

Occupational Therapy Students' Perceptions Of Their Own Notetaking, Marie-Christine Potvin, Monique C. Chabot, Kathleen Carr

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: Notetaking is a critical skill for higher-level thinking and information integration in graduate students, including occupational therapy students. Though there is a growing body of literature about notetaking modalities, strategies utilized, and self-perceptions of skills in college students, studies about occupational therapy (OT) students’ notetaking preferences have been absent from the literature. This study examines how OT students take notes and their perceptions of their notes. Method: This descriptive study of students in a Master of Occupational Therapy program (n=57) completed the Notetaking Abilities and Strategies of University Students (NASUS) questionnaire which captures the constructs of notetaking methods ...


Influence Of Years Of Experience On Clinical Competence Of Novice Physical And Occupational Therapists In Japan, Hiroaki Sakurai, Soichiro Koyama, Shigeo Tanabe, Kazuya Takeda, Yoshikiyo Kanada 2022 Fujita Health University

Influence Of Years Of Experience On Clinical Competence Of Novice Physical And Occupational Therapists In Japan, Hiroaki Sakurai, Soichiro Koyama, Shigeo Tanabe, Kazuya Takeda, Yoshikiyo Kanada

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: To increase the clinical competence of novice physical and occupational therapists, an accurate assessment of their clinical competence is necessary. However, no previous study has objectively analyzed the changes in novice therapists’ clinical competence in Japan. Hence, this study investigated and evaluated the changes in the clinical competence of such therapists using an objective analysis. Method: The study included 34 novice therapists with 1–3 years of experience in clinical practice. Participants were divided into groups according to their years of experience. The clinical competence of the novice therapists was evaluated twice using a clinical competency evaluation scale. For ...


Assessment Of Inter-Instrument Reliability For Dominant Handgrip Dynamometry And Spirometry, Nnamdi Mgbemena, Anne Jones, Anthony Leicht 2022 James Cook University; Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine

Assessment Of Inter-Instrument Reliability For Dominant Handgrip Dynamometry And Spirometry, Nnamdi Mgbemena, Anne Jones, Anthony Leicht

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine the inter-instrument reliability of different dynamometers and spirometers commonly used in clinical practice. Methods: The study involved 113 healthy volunteers across three facility sites. At each site, dominant handgrip strength (DHGS), and lung function (forced expiratory volume in one second [FEV1], forced vital capacity [FVC] and peak expiratory flow rate [PEFR]), were compared using a local and reference device. Assessments were randomized with five minutes rest between measurements. Significant differences between devices were assessed using paired t-test while relative reliability between devices was determined via intra-class correlations (ICC). Accuracy index ...


Assessment And Diagnostic Practices Relating To Autism Spectrum Disorder In The United States And Mexico, Maria Valdez, Jessica R. Stewart, Wan-Lin Chang, Ruth Crutchfield, Ralph Carlson 2022 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Assessment And Diagnostic Practices Relating To Autism Spectrum Disorder In The United States And Mexico, Maria Valdez, Jessica R. Stewart, Wan-Lin Chang, Ruth Crutchfield, Ralph Carlson

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: The present study examined and compared professional assessment and diagnostic practices relating to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Mexico and the United States (U.S.). This information is of great importance because there is an extremely limited amount of information pertaining the assessment and diagnostic practices for ASD in Mexico and little is known about how these practices compare to those in the U.S. Methods: Archival data from a survey investigating ASD in the U.S. and Mexico was used for this study. Participants included 29 professionals from the U.S. and 7 professionals from Mexico. Professionals were ...


Assessing The Effectiveness Of The Mover Program For Treating Attention Deficit In Children (Mover: Movement Opportunities Through Vestibular Engagement Rhythm), Lindsay B. Williams, Camille Skubik-Peplaski 2022 Eastern Kentucky University

Assessing The Effectiveness Of The Mover Program For Treating Attention Deficit In Children (Mover: Movement Opportunities Through Vestibular Engagement Rhythm), Lindsay B. Williams, Camille Skubik-Peplaski

Student Journal of Occupational Therapy

Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of participation in a movement- to music program on the attention span of elementary school-aged children who have attention deficits. The hypothesis was that participants would demonstrate improved attention on the Test of Sustained Selective Attention (TOSSA) (Kovacs, 2015).

Methods: This quantitative study involved nine children who participated in four movement-to-music sessions with a staggered stop over a period of six weeks. The study incorporated a single group pre-test/post-test design, and a non-parametric Sign Test was utilized to analyze data from the TOSSA subcategories of concentration, detection, response ...


Resilience Development In Children With Adverse Childhood Experiences: The Role Of The Occupational Therapist And The Interdisciplinary Team, Kayla Frederick 2022 Huntington University

Resilience Development In Children With Adverse Childhood Experiences: The Role Of The Occupational Therapist And The Interdisciplinary Team, Kayla Frederick

Student Journal of Occupational Therapy

Research has revealed adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have a negative effect on a child’s development and put a child at an increased risk of physical and mental health problems in adulthood including obesity, diabetes, depressed mood, and attempted suicide (Anda et al., 2006; Felitti et al., 1998; Gilbert et al., 2015; Putamen, 2006). Some children have been able to counteract the negative effects of ACEs and achieve positive life outcomes using a principle called resilience (Zolkoski & Bullock, 2012). While researchers have begun to identify the key skills and character traits associated with resilience in children, few have explored whether healthcare workers are using this information to facilitate resilience development in children (Masten and Barnes, 2018; Yule et al., 2019). The current study utilized virtual surveys to examine the opinions of occupational therapists and other members of the ...


Higher Amyloid Correlates To Greater Loneliness During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Abigail L. Kehrer-Dunlap, Rebecca M. Bollinger, Szu-Wei Chen, Audrey Keleman, Anne Fagan, Beau M. Ances, Regina Thompson, Susan L. Stark 2022 Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Higher Amyloid Correlates To Greater Loneliness During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Abigail L. Kehrer-Dunlap, Rebecca M. Bollinger, Szu-Wei Chen, Audrey Keleman, Anne Fagan, Beau M. Ances, Regina Thompson, Susan L. Stark

Data and Supporting Files

This dataset contains measures of loneliness, anxiety, and depression from a cross-sectional study conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Older adults responded by either phone or email surveys. Variables include self-report measures of psychosocial symptoms - loneliness, anxiety, and depression.


An Integrative Review Of Clinical Outcome Assessments Used To Measure Carryover Effects Of Exoskeletons And Functional Electrical Stimulation In Spinal Cord Injury, Martha K. Childress, Olivia M. Biller, Nicole Gerhardt, MS, OTR/L, CBIS, Namrata Grampurohit, PhD, OTR/L, Rachel Y. Kim, OTD, OTR/L, MJ Mulcahey, PhD, OTR/L 2022 Thomas Jefferson Univeristy

An Integrative Review Of Clinical Outcome Assessments Used To Measure Carryover Effects Of Exoskeletons And Functional Electrical Stimulation In Spinal Cord Injury, Martha K. Childress, Olivia M. Biller, Nicole Gerhardt, Ms, Otr/L, Cbis, Namrata Grampurohit, Phd, Otr/L, Rachel Y. Kim, Otd, Otr/L, Mj Mulcahey, Phd, Otr/L

Department of Occupational Therapy Posters and Presentations

Introduction

  • Functional electrical stimulation (FES) and exoskeletons are rehabilitation technologies that provide direct functional ability and potential carryover effects
  • Carryover effects may be due to neuromuscular recovery, behavioral compensation, or a combination of both (Figure 1)
  • Clinical outcome assessments (COAs) are used to measure recovery of function with and without the device on


Engaging Stakeholders As Advisors On The Design Of A Large-Scale Calibration Study Of The Spinal Cord Injury Movement Index (Sci-Mi) Item Pools, Olivia M. Biller, OTDc, Jason Biundo, BS, Edward S.-L. Mitchell, MBA, Ernest Ofori, MB ChB, LMCC, Bonnie Richardson, Rachel Y. Kim, OTD, OTRL/L, Nicole Gerhardt, MS, OTR/L, CBIS, M.J. Mulcahey, PhD, OTR/L, FASIA 2022 Thomas Jefferson University

Engaging Stakeholders As Advisors On The Design Of A Large-Scale Calibration Study Of The Spinal Cord Injury Movement Index (Sci-Mi) Item Pools, Olivia M. Biller, Otdc, Jason Biundo, Bs, Edward S.-L. Mitchell, Mba, Ernest Ofori, Mb Chb, Lmcc, Bonnie Richardson, Rachel Y. Kim, Otd, Otrl/L, Nicole Gerhardt, Ms, Otr/L, Cbis, M.J. Mulcahey, Phd, Otr/L, Fasia

Department of Occupational Therapy Posters and Presentations

Introduction

  • People living with spinal cord injury (SCI) in North America are involved in the following as stake holders in research: identifying priorities for research; planning interventions; and implementing rehabilitation or peer-support interventions.
  • The best practice is for partnerships to span the continuum of research.
  • Project purpose: to collaborate with an advisory board of individuals living with SCI, to make recommendations for the methods of a large-scale calibration study of the Spinal Cord Injury Movement Index )SCI-MI).
  • The SCI-MI is being developed as a SCI clinical trial outcome assessment to evaluate the construct of movement in the context of function ...


Notes From An Epicenter: Navigating Behavioral Clinical Trials On Autism Spectrum Disorder Amid The Covid-19 Pandemic In The Bronx, Alaina S Berruti, Roseann C Schaaf, Emily A Jones, Elizabeth Ridgway, Rachel L. Dumont, Benjamin E Leiby, Catherine Sancimino, Misung Yi, Sophie Molholm 2022 Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Notes From An Epicenter: Navigating Behavioral Clinical Trials On Autism Spectrum Disorder Amid The Covid-19 Pandemic In The Bronx, Alaina S Berruti, Roseann C Schaaf, Emily A Jones, Elizabeth Ridgway, Rachel L. Dumont, Benjamin E Leiby, Catherine Sancimino, Misung Yi, Sophie Molholm

Department of Occupational Therapy Faculty Papers

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic impacted nearly all facets of our daily lives, and clinical research was no exception. Here, we discuss the impact of the pandemic on our ongoing, three-arm randomized controlled trial (RCT) Sensory Integration Therapy (SIT) in Autism: Mechanisms and Effectiveness (NCT02536365), which investigates the immediate and sustained utility of SIT to strengthen functional daily-living skills and minimize the presence of maladaptive sensory behaviors in autistic children.

Main text: In this text, we detail how we navigated the unique challenges that the pandemic brought forth between the years 2020 and 2021, including the need to rapidly adjust our ...


Walkability For Older Adults With Age-Related Vision Loss In London, Ontario, Emily Laliberte 2022 Western University

Walkability For Older Adults With Age-Related Vision Loss In London, Ontario, Emily Laliberte

Undergraduate Student Research Internships Conference

No abstract provided.


Occupational Therapy And Continuous Care: Pediatric Rehabilitation For Children With Medically Complex Conditions And Severe Burns, Elise M. Mueller 2022 University of South Dakota

Occupational Therapy And Continuous Care: Pediatric Rehabilitation For Children With Medically Complex Conditions And Severe Burns, Elise M. Mueller

Occupational Therapy Capstone Presentations

This capstone focused on developing advanced clinical knowledge and skills to treat children with medically complex conditions and severe burns. This project also incorporated interdisciplinary communication, leadership, and academic education. It took place at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital and ChildServe Medical Daycare. The population consisted of patients treated on the pediatric floor within an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, children receiving occupational therapy services in a pediatric outpatient setting, and children appropriate for medical daycare. At Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, 12 clients under the age of 21 and four clients over 21 received occupational therapy in the inpatient setting, and six children received outpatient ...


Occupational Therapy's Role In Athletic Retirement, Diana Mellin, Karen Park, Madison Harris 2022 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Occupational Therapy's Role In Athletic Retirement, Diana Mellin, Karen Park, Madison Harris

Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, Summer 2022

Athletic retirement is described as a life transition involving withdrawal from the athletic role. Throughout the process of athletic retirement, individuals experience a loss of identity, roles, routines, and social support which has shown to negatively impact their overall mental health and well-being (Marterella & Smoot, 2017). This study investigated elite athletes’ experiences throughout their transition to athletic retirement, a ten-question online survey and semi-structured interviews were administered. Themes that emerged from the data are occupational adjustment and relearning roles, experiencing a crossroads of identity, external expectations, and pressures. Participants shared experiencing a period of burnout and detachment right after transitioning ...


An Exploration Of The Lifestyle Of Rodeo Athletes, Brooke Tunnell, Susan MacDermott, Becki Cohill 2022 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

An Exploration Of The Lifestyle Of Rodeo Athletes, Brooke Tunnell, Susan Macdermott, Becki Cohill

Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, Summer 2022

Rodeo is considered one of the most rapid-growing sports across many nations and consists of highly talented, tough athletes (Haney & Pearson, 1999). There is a gap in the research that examines the occupation of rodeo through an occupational therapy and occupational science perspective. Occupational science, the study of human occupation, focuses on how the form, function, and meaning of daily activities influence health and well-being (Larson & Zemke, 2003). Form, function, and meaning guided the mixed-method research study utilizing survey, interview, narrative prompt, and photo elicitation. Three themes were extracted from the data and embodied the personal and occupational experiences of ...


Supporting Rural Seniors Aging In Place Using Telehealth, Angel Alexander Gomez, Susan MacDermott 2022 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Supporting Rural Seniors Aging In Place Using Telehealth, Angel Alexander Gomez, Susan Macdermott

Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, Summer 2022

Background: The United States is witnessing a demographic shift in that the number of Americans aged 65 and older is projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060; the percentage of the 65 and older age group will increase from 16 % to 23 % (Administration for Community Living, 2018). In this ever-growing population, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) 2018 survey found that 76% of Americans over the age of 50 would prefer to remain in their current residence and 77% would like to continue living in their community as long as possible; however ...


Transportation As A Barrier To Healthcare Access For Older Adults Of Low Socioeconomic Status, Yanira Barajas, Susan MacDermott, Jazminne Orozco Arteaga 2022 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Transportation As A Barrier To Healthcare Access For Older Adults Of Low Socioeconomic Status, Yanira Barajas, Susan Macdermott, Jazminne Orozco Arteaga

Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, Summer 2022

The older adult population of those in the age group 65+ is one of the fastest growing populations in the following years. This project sought to identify what barriers older adults of low socioeconomic status face when trying to access transportation to healthcare appointments. The project also sought to understand what barriers healthcare professionals saw when their senior clients tried using transportation as well as what opportunities occupational therapists have to address the barriers if any. There was a theme of disconnect which appeared between healthcare professionals and their senior clients across multiple healthcare disciplines. This project was able to ...


The Role Of Occupational Therapy In Unplanned Motherhood, Cierra Stewart, Karen Park 2022 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

The Role Of Occupational Therapy In Unplanned Motherhood, Cierra Stewart, Karen Park

Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, Summer 2022

For women experiencing unplanned pregnancy, the thought of becoming a mother can increase stress and affect the mother’s mental health. Maternal adjustment can include depression, anxiety, worry, stress, and happiness (Mihelic et al., 2016). The impact that this new role has effects daily demands, leading to a disruption in occupational engagement, environmental changes, and overall less time for the mother (Horne et al., 2005). There is currently not a well-defined role for occupational therapy within pregnancy medical clinics to support women experiencing unplanned pregnancy and their transition to motherhood. The purpose of this project is to provide care to ...


Perceptions Of Using Diabetic Alert Dogs To Promote Occupations And Quality Of Life, Haley Speake, Rocio Alvarenga, Adam Gibson 2022 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Perceptions Of Using Diabetic Alert Dogs To Promote Occupations And Quality Of Life, Haley Speake, Rocio Alvarenga, Adam Gibson

Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, Summer 2022

This capstone project consisted of a pilot phenomenological qualitative research study with the goal of assessing diabetic alert dogs' impact on their owners' occupations and quality of life from the owner's perspective. Individuals with type 1 diabetes that personally own a diabetic alert dog were interviewed virtually using a semi-structured approach. The goal of the interview questions was to gather information regarding health management, daily occupations, and quality of life. Gaps in the research were identified, and it was found that few research studies focused on the impact or benefits of a diabetic alert dog from the owner’s ...


The Role Of Ot In Adapted Crossfit, Emily Adams 2022 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

The Role Of Ot In Adapted Crossfit, Emily Adams

Student Capstone Projects

Background: A quarter of adults are diagnosed with a disability in the United States, with almost half considered being inactive (CDC, 2020). The population of persons with disabilities (PWD) are at higher risk for secondary health concerns due to a sedentary lifestyle (Diaz et al., 2019). CrossFit recently implemented their first adaptive division in 2021 (CrossFit, LLC, 2022), however there continue to be barriers preventing PWD from participating in CrossFit.

Problem/Purpose: PWD may experience limited access to CrossFit due to structural and social barriers to access equipment and participating in movements. The purpose of this project was to develop ...


Strategies For Enhancing Racially Diverse Student Satisfaction In Graduate-Level Occupational Therapy Programs, Kolbí L. Holmes, Christina Kane 2022 Nova Southeastern University

Strategies For Enhancing Racially Diverse Student Satisfaction In Graduate-Level Occupational Therapy Programs, Kolbí L. Holmes, Christina Kane

Department of Occupational Therapy Entry-Level Capstone Projects

A survey investigated satisfaction levels of racially diverse, graduate-level OT students at NSU and strategies for enhancing student satisfaction to ultimately meet the OT profession’s diversity goals. Overall, racially diverse students were satisfied with their OT program experience and identified diverse faculty and scholarship opportunities as desired resources needed for continuation in OT programs.


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