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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


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 ...


Current Trends In Pediatric Physical Therapy Practice For Children With Down Syndrome, Beka Johnson, Julia Looper PT, PhD, Alyssa Fiss PT, PhD 2020 University of Puget Sound

Current Trends In Pediatric Physical Therapy Practice For Children With Down Syndrome, Beka Johnson, Julia Looper Pt, Phd, Alyssa Fiss Pt, Phd

Beka Johnson

Current Trends in Pediatric Physical Therapy Practice for Children with Down Syndrome
                                             Johnson, Beka. Looper, Julia. Fiss, Alyssa.         
 
Background. There is limited practical consensus among physical therapists (PTs) about which characteristics of DS are ‘PT related problems,’ and insufficient research evidence regarding what a PT intervention should entail. Purpose. Understand current PT practice for children with DS. Methods. A survey was designed and distributed via mail to 1000 randomly selected members of the Academy of Pediatric PT. It included seven demographic questions and two open-ended questions regarding common impairments and interventions for children with DS. PTs who had not treated ...


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 ...


A Global Perspective Of Postural-Related Shoulder Pain (Prsp), Zoe Geiger, Kiley Pinder, Kasey Cottrill, Holly Roberts 2019 University of Puget Sound - School of Physical Therapy

A Global Perspective Of Postural-Related Shoulder Pain (Prsp), Zoe Geiger, Kiley Pinder, Kasey Cottrill, Holly Roberts

Physical Therapy Research Symposium

Background: During a physical therapy service trip to Zacapa, Guatemala, in March 2019, ten of 106 patients were treated for symptoms of PRSP. Their pain was often exacerbated by repetitive work-related tasks performed with poor posture such as doing laundry by hand, carrying loads overhead, manual labor, and childcare.

Methods: A brief review of the literature was performed to determine global differences in PRSP and effective treatment interventions. PubMed, Collins Memorial Library, and Google Scholar were searched using search terms including “postural-related”, “work-related”, “shoulder pain”, and “global”.

Results: Nine full-text articles were retrieved and reviewed. PRSP was reported in Ethiopian ...


Common Experiences And Beliefs Among Highly Active, Older Adults, Alex Knapp SPT, Dominick Post SPT, Danny McMillian PT DSc 2019 University of Puget Sound

Common Experiences And Beliefs Among Highly Active, Older Adults, Alex Knapp Spt, Dominick Post Spt, Danny Mcmillian Pt Dsc

Physical Therapy Research Symposium

Background: Research on correlates and determinants of physical activity has shown that age and motivation are associated with physical activity. Self-Determination Theory (SDT) provides a well-researched framework for understanding motivation, and proposes that the satisfaction of three primary psychological needs: autonomy, competence, and relatedness, fuels motivation for physical activity and promotes wellness.

Purpose: Use SDT to identify experiences and beliefs that affect motivation for physical activity in older adults and provide a narrative approach to share their “movement stories.”

Methods: Participants were recruited using nominated sampling and a public advertising campaign. Participants were at least 55-years old with International Physical ...


Autonomic Nervous System Changes In Individuals With Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review Of The Literature, Dr. Karin Steere, Jason Steere DPT, Kasey Cottrill, Zoe Geiger 2019 University of Puget Sound- School of Physical Therapy

Autonomic Nervous System Changes In Individuals With Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review Of The Literature, Dr. Karin Steere, Jason Steere Dpt, Kasey Cottrill, Zoe Geiger

Physical Therapy Research Symposium

PURPOSE: The aim of this review was to investigate the relationship between heart rate (HR) or blood pressure (BP) and chronic pain conditions.

BACKGROUND: Treatment of chronic pain has placed enormous economic burden on the healthcare system. Autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysregulation is correlated to chronic pain. One measure of ANS dysregulation is heart rate variability (HRV), and decreased HRV can predict adverse future prognosis in a variety of conditions. While HRV validly measures ANS dysregulation, inexpensive and quicker measurements of HR and BP have been less investigated.

METHODS: Searches in PubMed, Ovid, Google Scholar, and CINAHL were performed using ...


Demographics And Treatment Strategies Utilized During A Service-Learning Trip To A Medically Underserved Region: Guatemala 2019, Anna Chang, Alex Knapp, Holly Roberts 2019 University of Puget Sound

Demographics And Treatment Strategies Utilized During A Service-Learning Trip To A Medically Underserved Region: Guatemala 2019, Anna Chang, Alex Knapp, Holly Roberts

Physical Therapy Research Symposium

Demographics and Treatment Strategies Utilized During a Service-Learning Trip to a Medically Underserved Region: Guatemala 2019

By Anna Chang, SPT, Alex Knapp, SPT, and Holly Roberts, PT, DPT, GCS, NCS

BACKGROUND: Students in the Global Health Perspectives in Physical Therapy elective at the University of Puget Sound participated in a five-day service-learning trip. They partnered with a host organization to provide physical therapy services in Zacapa, Guatemala.

PURPOSE: Synthesize demographic information and intervention plans to educate physical therapists and students to effectively evaluate and treat medically underserved populations abroad.

METHODS: Age, gender, physical therapy diagnosis, and type of intervention were ...


Latent Effects Of Stress On Delayed Modulation Of Chronic Low Back Pain: Case Series, Roger Allen PhD, PT, Anna Chang SPT, Catherine Mooney-Myers SPT, Lauren Gallison 2019 University of Puget Sound

Latent Effects Of Stress On Delayed Modulation Of Chronic Low Back Pain: Case Series, Roger Allen Phd, Pt, Anna Chang Spt, Catherine Mooney-Myers Spt, Lauren Gallison

Physical Therapy Research Symposium

Purpose: The purpose of the study was to investigate the temporal relationship between psychogenic stress and perceived intensity of chronic low back pain (LBP). LBP was chosen as a pilot condition prefacing a larger research effort to determine which variants of chronic pain may manifest latent psychogenic modulation based on previous studies of neuropathic pain conditions.

Methods: The study consisted of five subjects, one male and four females, ranging from 19-32 years old and chronicity of pain ranging from 5 months to 6+ years since diagnosis. Over 12-15 weeks, participants completed daily visual analog pain, stress, and pain-related function scales ...


Exploring The Use Of Video-Recorded Practical Examination Performance To Enhance Student Self-Assessment, Ellen R. Perlow, Niamh M. Tunney, Jeffrey G. Ebert 2019 Mercer University

Exploring The Use Of Video-Recorded Practical Examination Performance To Enhance Student Self-Assessment, Ellen R. Perlow, Niamh M. Tunney, Jeffrey G. Ebert

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

ABSTRACT

Purpose: The purposes of this study were to explore the ability of doctor of physical therapy students to self-assess performance during a video-recorded practical examination, to evaluate student perceptions of the experience, and to determine their perception of their ability to self-assess. Method: A cross-sectional design with students from 2 consecutive cohorts was utilized. Participants worked in groups of three conducting a video-recorded gait training session. Students graded their own performance immediately upon completing the practical examination. Students then regraded their performance from the video recording. The instructor graded each student’s video-recorded performance using the same rubric ...


Reviewing The Diagnostic Classifications Used For Low Back Pain In Physiotherapy-Related Research., Steve Milanese, David Worth 2019 University of South Australia

Reviewing The Diagnostic Classifications Used For Low Back Pain In Physiotherapy-Related Research., Steve Milanese, David Worth

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Background: The evidence-to-practice gap, where clinical practice does not reflect the findings from research evidence, has been identified as a concern in allied health disciplines such as physiotherapy. Failure to provide care according to current (research) evidence raises the potential that patients are receiving care that is either not needed, is ineffective, less effective than current research indicates, or potentially harmful. For research evidence to be translatable to clinical practice, the research should be seen to be applicable, i.e. the clinician should be able to recognise that the research study sample reflects their patient population. Method: This study presents ...


Ranking Of The Generic Abilities Among Baby Boomer, Generation X, And Millennial Physical Therapists And Physical Therapy Students, Catherine D. Noonan, Jennifer Bunn, Heidi Shearin 2019 Campbell University

Ranking Of The Generic Abilities Among Baby Boomer, Generation X, And Millennial Physical Therapists And Physical Therapy Students, Catherine D. Noonan, Jennifer Bunn, Heidi Shearin

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Background: The events and social conditions experienced by a generational cohort are thought to shape values and behaviors. Numerous studies have correlated generational differences with unique professional behaviors and educational preferences. However, few studies have examined this theory in the practice of physical therapy. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess generational differences in ranking of the Generic Abilities, a tool for assessing professional behaviors, as used in physical therapy in the United States of America. Methods: An online survey including demographic information, region of residence, years of experience, and ranking of Generic Abilities was sent via email ...


Best Practices For Occupational Therapy Fellowship And Physical Therapy Residency Programs: A Mixed Method Study, Morgan Chapman, Emily Lehman, Lauren Pedersen, Anna Sibson, Jianqiu Xiao, Anna Domina 2019 Creighton University

Best Practices For Occupational Therapy Fellowship And Physical Therapy Residency Programs: A Mixed Method Study, Morgan Chapman, Emily Lehman, Lauren Pedersen, Anna Sibson, Jianqiu Xiao, Anna Domina

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

ABSTRACT

Purpose: The purpose of this sequential mixed methods study was to investigate occupational therapy fellowship and physical therapy residency directors’ perceptions of components of a successful residency program. Methods: A pilot survey was administered to occupational therapy fellowship and physical therapy residency directors prior to the study. A 17-item self-report survey was used to gather fellowship and residency director perceptions on the success of their respective programs. Directors of approved occupational therapy fellowship programs and accredited physical therapy residency programs were invited to participate. Following completion of the survey, follow-up interviews were conducted to deepen the understanding of director ...


Neurorehabilitation For An Individual With Bilateral Thalamic Stroke And Preexisting Visual Impairment Presenting With Impaired Use Of Sensory Cues: A Case Report, Christina Kelly, Jen Meyer, Valery Hanks, Christy Barefield 2019 Daemen College

Neurorehabilitation For An Individual With Bilateral Thalamic Stroke And Preexisting Visual Impairment Presenting With Impaired Use Of Sensory Cues: A Case Report, Christina Kelly, Jen Meyer, Valery Hanks, Christy Barefield

Faculty Articles

Introduction: Impaired balance is one of the primary causes of functional limitations. Related to sensory deficits specifically, balance disorder in stroke may be caused by decreased central integration of sensory cues, including somatosensory, visual and vestibular input.

Case Presentation: This case describes a 23-year-old male with bilateral thalamic stroke following surgical resection of a recurring optic nerve meningioma. He had a complex medical history and is legally blind. He presented to outpatient neurorehabilitation 5 months following his stroke. He demonstrated absent light touch sensation and absent proprioception and kinesthetic awareness in his upper extremities, lower extremities, and trunk. Secondary to ...


Enhancing Scholarly Productivity Among Physical Therapy Faculty Through Professional Networks, Betsy J. Becker, Gilbert Willett, Victoria Kennel 2019 University of Nebraska Medical Center

Enhancing Scholarly Productivity Among Physical Therapy Faculty Through Professional Networks, Betsy J. Becker, Gilbert Willett, Victoria Kennel

Posters and Presentations: Physical Therapy

Purpose

Let's build a talented workforce of physical therapy educators with diverse ideas who collaborate on projects and discover new knowledge! Faculty are the educational leaders in physical therapy. With growing demands on workload and time, it is essential to attract talent to academia and provide a supportive team to navigate the path toward a successful career. Scholarly productivity accreditation requirements are challenging, especially for new faculty with primary teaching responsibilities or those without an academic doctoral degree. Evidence suggests that network connections can improve faculty performance, innovation and retention. This study arose from concerns in recent years related ...


Use Of Standardized Assessments And Online Resources In Stroke Rehabilitation, Susan H. Lin, Pamela R. Bosch, Veronica T. Rowe, Susan E. Fasoli, Jeanne Langan 2019 MGH Institute of Health Professions

Use Of Standardized Assessments And Online Resources In Stroke Rehabilitation, Susan H. Lin, Pamela R. Bosch, Veronica T. Rowe, Susan E. Fasoli, Jeanne Langan

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Background: The extent to which movement-related standardized assessments and online resources are used in stroke rehabilitation is unclear in the United States.

Method: The researchers used a cross-sectional descriptive survey that examined (a) therapists use of movement-related standardized assessments, (b) factors influencing learning of new assessments, and (c) use of frequency of online resources by occupational therapists and physical therapists in the United States.

Results: Of 151 respondents (46.4% occupational therapists, 53.6% physical therapists), the most frequently used movement-related assessments by occupational and physical therapists were the Berg and Fugl-Meyer Assessment, respectively. More physical therapists use motor-related standardized ...


Who's In The Inner Circle? Exploring Network Connections Among Health Professions Faculty For Career Advancement, Maureen Becker, Elsie Wordekemper, Betsy J. Becker 2019 York College, City University of New York

Who's In The Inner Circle? Exploring Network Connections Among Health Professions Faculty For Career Advancement, Maureen Becker, Elsie Wordekemper, Betsy J. Becker

Posters and Presentations: Physical Therapy

Purpose/Hypothesis

The purpose of this study is to explore the meaning of network connections in new or early career health professional faculty. Knowing this information can foster targeted faculty development strategies to build, leverage and maintain connections for advancement with scholarly activity. Faculty shortages currently exist amongst the medical and healthcare professions compounded by an aging U.S. population, increasing the demand for health care services.1 Each year, new faculty are hired, following carefully executed and costly searches. Much time, energy and finances are invested into "human" resources, not limited to, but including; salary, benefits and start up ...


Physical Therapy Student Perceptions Of A Global Health Service Learning Experience: A Qualitative Synthesis, Marissa Ginnett SPT, Meagan Patrick SPT, Cassandra St. Martin SPT, Holly Roberts 2019 University of Puget Sound

Physical Therapy Student Perceptions Of A Global Health Service Learning Experience: A Qualitative Synthesis, Marissa Ginnett Spt, Meagan Patrick Spt, Cassandra St. Martin Spt, Holly Roberts

Physical Therapy Research Symposium

Background and Purpose: In March 2019, eight physical therapy students (SPTs) from University of Puget Sound traveled to Zacapa, Guatemala to work with Hearts In Motion to deliver rehabilitation services and education for five days as part of a global health service learning experience (SLE). Throughout the SLE, students responded to journal prompts reflecting on their experiences. This analysis explores the impact of student experiences by identifying recurring themes in journal entries.

Methods: Eight students provided written consent for analysis of personal journal entries. Three student reviewers completed a qualitative evaluation of journals using a constant comparative method. Reviewers used ...


Wavelet-Based Analysis Of Physical Activity And Sleep Movement Data Fromwearable Sensors Among Obese Adults, Rahul Soangra, Vennila Krishnan 2019 Chapman University

Wavelet-Based Analysis Of Physical Activity And Sleep Movement Data Fromwearable Sensors Among Obese Adults, Rahul Soangra, Vennila Krishnan

Physical Therapy Faculty Articles and Research

Decreased physical activity in obese individuals is associated with a prevalence of cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. Physicians usually recommend that obese individuals change their lifestyle, specifically changes in diet, exercise, and other physical activities for obesity management. Therefore, understanding physical activity and sleep behavior is an essential aspect of obesity management. With innovations in mobile and electronic health care technologies, wearable inertial sensors have been used extensively over the past decade for monitoring human activities. Despite significant progress with the wearable inertial sensing technology, there is a knowledge gap among researchers regarding how to analyze longitudinal multi-day inertial sensor data ...


Embedding Interprofessional Activities With Physical Therapy And Athletic Training Students In Shared Professional Course, Katie Sniffen, Anthony P. Breitbach, Erick Briggs, Leslie Hinyard 2019 Saint Louis University

Embedding Interprofessional Activities With Physical Therapy And Athletic Training Students In Shared Professional Course, Katie Sniffen, Anthony P. Breitbach, Erick Briggs, Leslie Hinyard

International Journal of Health Sciences Education

Introduction and Background: Interprofessional education (IPE) is outlined in many health professions education standards creating an increased demand for its inclusion in already crowded curricula with limited faculty and financial resources. The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) developed “Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice” that outline a framework for meaningful IPE experiences. Case-based learning activities have been used to foster improvements in interprofessional role clarity, communication, and rapport among student groups. The authors describe one trial of incorporating interprofessional and team work activities in a shared professional course and report on student learning outcomes in the context of IPEC competencies.

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