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Latina Adolescent Outreach Project, Susan C. Scwartz, Claudia Guerra, Julianna Deardorff, Janice Barlow 2016 Zero Breast Cancer

Latina Adolescent Outreach Project, Susan C. Scwartz, Claudia Guerra, Julianna Deardorff, Janice Barlow

Susan C. Schwartz

• To culturally adapt and translate into Spanish three components of the Breast Cancer and Environment – Peer Education Tool Kit (2006) for Marin County Latina adolescents: Top Twelve Messages, Teen Brochure, and Personal Action Plan

• To disseminate the adapted, translated materials to high school health educators and community organizations


Adolescent Breast Cancer Prevention, Risk Reduction And Education Project, Susan C. Schwartz, Janice Barlow 2016 Zero Breast Cancer

Adolescent Breast Cancer Prevention, Risk Reduction And Education Project, Susan C. Schwartz, Janice Barlow

Susan C. Schwartz

The Adolescent Breast Cancer Prevention, Risk Reduction and Education Project was developed in 2003 in recognition of the growing scientific evidence that early life events play an important role in the development of breast cancer and the onset of puberty is thought to be a key seventy influencing subsequent breast cancer risk.


Breast Cancer And Environment Peer Education Tool Kit -- Community Action Panel, Susan C. Schwartz 2016 Zero Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer And Environment Peer Education Tool Kit -- Community Action Panel, Susan C. Schwartz

Susan C. Schwartz

The Breast Cancer and Environment Peer Education Tool Kit culminates three years of dedicated effort by the Zero Breast Cancer leadership and staff, community partners and advisors, and peer education specialists in the San Francisco Bay Area. The teen breast cancer risk awareness curriculum tools that Zero Breast Cancer is making available to the broader community evolved from a formative community assessment to address the need for ageappropriate teen breast cancer outreach education in a community known for high breast cancer incidence.

The impetus to develop this program has been threefold: 1) to disseminate knowledge back to the community that ...


Psychosocial Aspects Of Occupational Therapy, Ruth Ramsey 2016 Department of Occupational Therapy, Dominican University of California

Psychosocial Aspects Of Occupational Therapy, Ruth Ramsey

Ruth Ramsey

Psychosocial dimensions of human performance are fundamental to all aspects of occupation and occupational therapy, with every client, and across all practice settings. Occupation is defined as “activities of everyday life, named, organized, and given meaning by individuals and a culture” (Law, Polatajko, Baptiste, & Townsend, 1977, p. 34). A key tenet of occupational therapy is that the loss of valued occupations may adversely affect an individual’s sense of self and agency in the world. An individual’s sense of self is influenced by the social, cultural, personal, psychological, and spiritual contexts in which these occupations occur (Kannenberg & Greene, 2003).


Does Generalization Occur Following Computer-Based Cognitive Retraining?—An Exploratory Study, Kitsum Li, Jonathan Alonso, Nisha Chadha, Jennifer Pulido 2016 Department of Occupational Therapy, Dominican University of California

Does Generalization Occur Following Computer-Based Cognitive Retraining?—An Exploratory Study, Kitsum Li, Jonathan Alonso, Nisha Chadha, Jennifer Pulido

Kitsum Li

Computer-based cognitive retraining (CBCR) intervention has gained great popularity in recent years. This study aimed to investigate the occurrence of skill generalization to daily living task for individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) after completion of eight modules of a commercially available CBCR program, the Parrot Software. The study investigated changes in individuals’ global cognition as measured by the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, and changes in individuals’ performance during a medication-box sorting task, a novel instrumental activity of daily living. The medication-box sorting task resembled real life medication management with daily prescribed and over-the-counter medications. Twelve individuals with ABI from a ...


Teaching Care Of A Stroke Patient To International Students Through Simulated Inter-Professional Care And Electronic Documentation, Kitsum Li, Margaret Fink, Barbara McCamish, Adrienne Opet 2016 Department of Occupational Therapy, Dominican University of California

Teaching Care Of A Stroke Patient To International Students Through Simulated Inter-Professional Care And Electronic Documentation, Kitsum Li, Margaret Fink, Barbara Mccamish, Adrienne Opet

Kitsum Li

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The Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise Program For Older Adults, Anna Lee, Courtney Beyer, Jessica Lim, Sienna Anderson 2016 Dominican University of California

The Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise Program For Older Adults, Anna Lee, Courtney Beyer, Jessica Lim, Sienna Anderson

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the most common cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults over the age of 65 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2009). Falls can lead to a myriad of traumatic physical and emotional consequences. Integrated exercise programs such as the Lifestyle-integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) program are effective in preventing falls and increasing fall efficacy in individuals who have previously fallen (Clemson et al., 2012). The purpose of our study was to examine if the LiFE program is as effective in reducing fall risk and increasing fall ...


Effectiveness Of The Bridge/Adapt Program On Functional Skill Generalization After Acquired Brain Injury, Janice S. Li, Diana Lopez, Eugene Cheung, Angela Talamantez 2016 Dominican University of California

Effectiveness Of The Bridge/Adapt Program On Functional Skill Generalization After Acquired Brain Injury, Janice S. Li, Diana Lopez, Eugene Cheung, Angela Talamantez

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

This study explored the effectiveness of the Bridge/Adapt program for generalizing increased cognition to functional skills. Three participants, identified as having significant cognitive impairments as measured by the Cognistat assessment, participated in the Bridge/Adapt program, an eight-week program that includes both remedial and compensatory components. The remedial component used was a computer-based cognitive rehabilitation program called Parrot Software. Past studies have proven computer-based cognitive rehabilitation to be effective in increasing overall cognition. The Bridge/Adapt module is the compensatory component that utilized a variety of strategies and everyday tasks to facilitate the generalization of improved cognition to functional ...


Increasing Occupational Participation Of Older Adults With Low Vision Through An Occupation-Based Exercise Video, Valerie J. DeRoos, Skyler Moon 2016 Dominican University of California

Increasing Occupational Participation Of Older Adults With Low Vision Through An Occupation-Based Exercise Video, Valerie J. Deroos, Skyler Moon

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

With the increasingly large population of older adults with low vision, many older adults would benefit from having a guide dog as an assistive device. When walking with a guide dog, different upper extremity muscles and postures are adopted to handle the guide dog. However, older adults with low vision may not be in the proper physical condition to meet the strenuous demands of handling a guide dog due to the normal aging process and decreased mobility. To prevent pain and injury, stretching and strengthening muscles used when handling a guide dog may benefit older adults before entering the Guide ...


Preventing And Reducing Falls In Assisted Living Facilities: An Educational Intervention, Jennifer A. Borcich, Raquel F. Ramos, Taylor S. Wong 2016 Dominican University of California

Preventing And Reducing Falls In Assisted Living Facilities: An Educational Intervention, Jennifer A. Borcich, Raquel F. Ramos, Taylor S. Wong

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

As the number of older adults continues to rise, falling in older adults has become a national health care issue. Many older adults who fall reside in assisted living facilities. Every time a fall incident occurs, first responders are called, utilizing a significant amount of first responder’s time and resources. Therefore, the purpose of this project was to implement a fall prevention program for residents of an assisted living facility (ALF) to reduce fall risk and fall-related calls to the local fire department. The project consisted of a four-week course given once weekly for 60 minutes to residents at ...


Capturing Success At Autistry Studios: A Qualitative Study, Ali Ives, Vince Colombano, Joey Bava 2016 Dominican University of California

Capturing Success At Autistry Studios: A Qualitative Study, Ali Ives, Vince Colombano, Joey Bava

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

This qualitative study examined the perceived outcomes of participation at Autistry Studios among young adult students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autistry Studios is a unique program offering services to individuals with ASD similar to that of a pre-vocational training program. The mission of Autistry Studios is to help students with ASD become independent adults by engaging in “project-based therapy.” A setting is provided where individuals with ASD can achieve personal and functional growth with the use of creative resources like art supplies, raw materials, and power tools to pursue and complete a project that is client-centered. The purpose of ...


Facilitating Effective Communication Between First Responders And Older Adults During Fall Incidents: An Educational Intervention, Krystin M. Beeman, Erica L. Berger, Isabel A. Cabezas, Nicole M. Mathews 2016 Dominican University of California

Facilitating Effective Communication Between First Responders And Older Adults During Fall Incidents: An Educational Intervention, Krystin M. Beeman, Erica L. Berger, Isabel A. Cabezas, Nicole M. Mathews

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

PURPOSE. The purpose of this project was to provide first responders with communication strategies for older adults that may help when responding to fall- related calls. General information was also provided to First Responders on working with older adults with a focus on the aging process, fall risk factors, and communications strategies.

METHODS. A series of educational sessions to first responders at a local fire district were developed and presented by occupational therapy students. Materials were developed by presenters from evidence-based resources and tailored to the target population. Each presentation focused on statistics about older adults, the aging process, fall ...


Bridge/Adapt: Transfer From Computer Remediation To Functional Skill, Janice S. Li, Diana Lopez, Eugene Cheung, Angela Talamantez 2016 Dominican University of California

Bridge/Adapt: Transfer From Computer Remediation To Functional Skill, Janice S. Li, Diana Lopez, Eugene Cheung, Angela Talamantez

Scholarly and Creative Works Conference

This study explored the effectiveness of the Bridge/Adapt program for generalizing increased cognition to functional skills. Three participants, identified as having significant cognitive impairments as measured by the Cognistat assessment, participated in the Bridge/Adapt program, an eight-week program that includes both remedial and compensatory components. The remedial component used was a computer-based cognitive rehabilitation program called Parrot Software. Past studies have proven computer-based cognitive rehabilitation to be effective in increasing overall cognition. The Bridge/Adapt module is the compensatory component that utilized a variety of strategies and everyday tasks to facilitate the generalization of improved cognition to functional ...


The Effect Of Therapeutic Listening On Bilateral Coordination, Avery Wilson, Michael Yra Munchua, Mios Buccat, Morgan Mousley, Amanda Grace Irao 2016 Dominican University of California

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

Scholarly and Creative Works Conference

Therapeutic Listening® is a sound-based treatment developed by Sheila Frick, OTR, rooted in sensory integration (Frick & Young, 2009). In Therapeutic Listening® programs, clients listen to music that has been electronically altered (Hall & Case-Smith, 2007). Therapeutic Listening® is an intervention increasingly used by occupational therapists despite the lack of supporting evidence in current literature.

A previous thesis study attempted to determine the effectiveness of Therapeutic Listening® through the outcome measure of bilateral movement. In the previous thesis study, three assessments were used to measure bilateral coordination in typically developing children. However, the quantifiable results did not reflect the qualitative observations of ...


Ot & Industrial Design: Developing Client-Centered Product Designs To Enhance Occupational Performance & Participation, Kimberly S. Mollo, OTD, OTR/L, Robert W. Walsh, MS, OTR/L, Michael McAllister, MID 2016 Thomas Jefferson University

Ot & Industrial Design: Developing Client-Centered Product Designs To Enhance Occupational Performance & Participation, Kimberly S. Mollo, Otd, Otr/L, Robert W. Walsh, Ms, Otr/L, Michael Mcallister, Mid

Department of Occupational Therapy, Presentations

Objectives

  • Recognize the needs and benefits of broadening inter-professional collaborations outside traditional occupational therapy models of teaching, learning, and practice.
  • Identify components required to create, conduct, and integrate effective inter-professional occupational therapy and industrial design collaboration
  • Describe outcomes to measure effectiveness at the student, client, and inter-professional levels.


Enhancing Occupational Therapy Student Systematic Reviews: An Occupational Therapy Faculty And Librarian Collaboration, Teal W. Benevides, PhD, OTR/L, Katie Moran, OTS, Gary E. Kaplan, MS, AHIP, Paul Hunter, MLIS, DMD, Daniel G. Kipnis, MSI 2016 Thomas Jefferson University

Enhancing Occupational Therapy Student Systematic Reviews: An Occupational Therapy Faculty And Librarian Collaboration, Teal W. Benevides, Phd, Otr/L, Katie Moran, Ots, Gary E. Kaplan, Ms, Ahip, Paul Hunter, Mlis, Dmd, Daniel G. Kipnis, Msi

Department of Occupational Therapy, Presentations

Objective: To describe the outcomes of a curriculum-based collaboration between Occupational Therapy faculty and librarians (‘collaboration’) to enhance graduate student skills for conducting and disseminating a systematic review (SR)


Using Animals During Occupational Therapy To Improve Quality Of Life, Lauren Morosky, MAT, OTS, Elizabeth Gina Fenn, OTS, Audrey Zapletal, MS, OTR/L 2016 Thomas Jefferson University, College of Health Professions, Department of Occupational Therapy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Using Animals During Occupational Therapy To Improve Quality Of Life, Lauren Morosky, Mat, Ots, Elizabeth Gina Fenn, Ots, Audrey Zapletal, Ms, Otr/L

Department of Occupational Therapy, Presentations

Background:

Integrating animals into occupational therapy intervention with individuals of various health conditions…

  • Incorporating animals into an OT intervention plan is unique and can be an alternative to traditional device. Research suggests the animals may be viewed as a form of assistive technology(Camp, 2001).
  • Occupational therapy intervention incorporating animals may:
  • Increase participation in the community
  • Augment the individual’s independence
  • Positively impact the individual's psychosocial functioning (Camp, 2001)


Teaching Mindfulness Strategies To Parents Of Adolescents With Executive Functioning Deficits To Support Caregiving Skills, Kimberly S. Mollo, OTD, OTR/L 2016 Thomas Jefferson University

Teaching Mindfulness Strategies To Parents Of Adolescents With Executive Functioning Deficits To Support Caregiving Skills, Kimberly S. Mollo, Otd, Otr/L

Department of Occupational Therapy, Presentations

SETTING & BACKGROUND

Health Horizons

  • Suburban private medical practice located in suburbs of Philadelphia
    • General, integrative, and holistic medicine; psychiatry
  • OT referrals contracted to Kimberly S. Mollo’s private homecare practice
    • Population: child, adolescent & young adult (ages 7-25)
    • Dx: ADHD, ODD, LD, NVLD, anxiety, & co-morbid executive dysfunction
    • OT sessions in home; parents are present to provide carryover
    • Fee-for-service pay structure

Executive Functioning

  • Defined: complex neurological processes necessary for purposeful activity
  • Skills emerge, combine, and mature during teenage years
  • Lack of skill attainment:
    • Leads to difficulties in all areas of occupation
    • Predictor of level of occupational dysfunction in adulthood
  • Parents are ill-equipped to facilitate skill development
  • Mindful approach to parenting enhances caregiving ability


Facilitating Cultural Competence Among Students In Health Care Fields Of Study, Jordan Remington, Michelle Lynn Bloomfield 2016 James Madison University

Facilitating Cultural Competence Among Students In Health Care Fields Of Study, Jordan Remington, Michelle Lynn Bloomfield

Graduate Showcase of Scholarship and Creative Activities

The purpose of this study is to document and statistically analyze a protocol-driven cultural competency training session, combined with hands-on culturally diverse experiences, in order to improve health care students’ cultural competence. This study is focused on undergraduate students at James Madison University who are seniors in the pre occupational therapy major or social work major. There was a total of 27 students involved in this research study, 19 of the students were declared social work majors and 8 were in the pre occupational therapy professional program. 18 of the students were in the experimental group and 9 students were ...


Benefits Of An Intergenerational Program On The Health And Wellbeing Of Older Adults In A Day Treatment Program, Taylor Henshaw, Alexis Cunningham 2016 James Madison University

Benefits Of An Intergenerational Program On The Health And Wellbeing Of Older Adults In A Day Treatment Program, Taylor Henshaw, Alexis Cunningham

Graduate Showcase of Scholarship and Creative Activities

The purpose of this study is to describe how a 5-week shared-site intergenerational program increases wellbeing in older adults. Implementation of the research took place once a week at Generations Crossing in Harrisonburg, VA. Generations Crossing is a combined adult day center and a preschool. For five weeks, participants were presented with an activity that had the main goal of promoting social interactions between the older adults and the children. Data collectors used the Intergenerational Observation Scale (IOS) to record five older adults. The IOS determined how well intergenerational programming supported social interaction and positive affects between the two generations ...


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