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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 ...


“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 ...


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


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 ...


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 ...


Student Experiences With Engagement In A Nursing And Physical Therapy Interprofessional Education Simulation, Sarah Koplow, Melissa Morris, Shari Rone-Adams, Heather Hettrick, Bini Litwin, Lisa B. Soontupe, Archana Vatwani 2020 Nova Southeastern University

Student Experiences With Engagement In A Nursing And Physical Therapy Interprofessional Education Simulation, Sarah Koplow, Melissa Morris, Shari Rone-Adams, Heather Hettrick, Bini Litwin, Lisa B. Soontupe, Archana Vatwani

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: Interprofessional Education (IPE) incorporated into healthcare discipline instruction has been shown to be successful in improving the understanding perceptions of complimentary professions. The purpose of this mixed method study was to measure differences in perceptions of early Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) students and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) with participation in a immersive interprofessional education experience. Method: Students completed a pre and posttest survey consisting of the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale and several short answer qualitative questions. Cohorts of BSN and DPT students participated in a computerized mannequin simulation experience or a hybrid simulation. Results: Students ...


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 ...


Physical Therapists' Perspectives Of School Functioning For Children With Cerebral Palsy (Cp), Vevian Grace A. Lee 2020 Georgia Southern University

Physical Therapists' Perspectives Of School Functioning For Children With Cerebral Palsy (Cp), Vevian Grace A. Lee

University Honors Program Theses

The purpose of this study was to use a qualitative participatory action research method – Photovoice – to identify perceived barriers and facilitators to school functioning among school-based physical therapists of children with cerebral palsy (CP). Seven physical therapists made up the participants in this study. The researchers followed the nine-step methodology recommended for Photovoice. During the training session, participants were educated on the background of Photovoice and the purpose of the study. They were given 14 days to take photographs after which researchers used a focus group interview structured by the SHOWeD method. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health ...


Updated Poster Presentation Abstract (N = 58) From 2020 Combined Sections Meeting Of The American Physical Therapy Association: How Well Do Clinical Walking Measures Predict Natural Walking Behavior In Parkinson Disease?, James T. Cavanaugh, Cristina Colon-Semenza, Tammy DeAngelis, Ryan P. Duncan, Daniel Fulford, Martha Hessler, Michael LaValley, Timothy Nordahl, Lisa Quintiliani, Kerri S. Rawson, Marie Saint-Hilaire, Cathi A. Thomas, Jenna A. Zajac, Gammon M. Earhart, Terry D. Ellis 2020 University of New England

Updated Poster Presentation Abstract (N = 58) From 2020 Combined Sections Meeting Of The American Physical Therapy Association: How Well Do Clinical Walking Measures Predict Natural Walking Behavior In Parkinson Disease?, James T. Cavanaugh, Cristina Colon-Semenza, Tammy Deangelis, Ryan P. Duncan, Daniel Fulford, Martha Hessler, Michael Lavalley, Timothy Nordahl, Lisa Quintiliani, Kerri S. Rawson, Marie Saint-Hilaire, Cathi A. Thomas, Jenna A. Zajac, Gammon M. Earhart, Terry D. Ellis

Physical Therapy Faculty Publications

Declines in the amount and intensity of natural walking behavior in people with Parkinson disease (PD) may precede declines in motor behavior, gait, and balance. Physical interventions targeting walking behavior in PD may have the greatest impact on slowing the progression of disability. Despite a lack of supporting evidence, however, clinicians may be more likely to rely on quick performance measures of walking speed, capacity, and balance to make inferences about a patient’s walking health, rather than direct measures of natural walking behavior. Our primary purpose, therefore, was to examine the extent to which clinical walking measures might predict ...


A Case Study On The Effects Of Functional Exercises In Improving Quality Of Life (Qol) In A Patient Diagnosed With Glioblastoma Multiforme (Gbm), Kathy Nguyen, Savonna Reed, Sepehr Rezaei, Vanessa Rindge-Silvas, Brianne Bozzella 2019 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

A Case Study On The Effects Of Functional Exercises In Improving Quality Of Life (Qol) In A Patient Diagnosed With Glioblastoma Multiforme (Gbm), Kathy Nguyen, Savonna Reed, Sepehr Rezaei, Vanessa Rindge-Silvas, Brianne Bozzella

San Marcos, Fall 2019

Background and Purpose: The estimated prevalence of primary brain tumors in the US population is 14 per 100,000. GBM accounts for 50% of primary central nerve tumors in people older than 15 years old. Approximately 12,820 deaths each year are due to primary and nervous system tumors. There is limited research on the optimal interventions and effects of physical therapy on individuals diagnosed with GBM.1 The purpose of this case report was to determine which aspects of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health model are the most important to consider during physical rehabilitation and possible ...


The Effect Of Aquatic Interventions In Combination With Early Start Physical Therapy Services On Gross Motor Development In A Male Child With Down Syndrome, Roxanne Mueller 2019 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

The Effect Of Aquatic Interventions In Combination With Early Start Physical Therapy Services On Gross Motor Development In A Male Child With Down Syndrome, Roxanne Mueller

San Marcos, Fall 2019

Introduction: Aquatic therapy has been used in various patient populations as a modality to facilitate motor control and manage tonicity.1-3 Despite the variety of literature addressing individuals with Down syndrome (DS) and aquatic therapy, there has been little described about the effects of aquatic therapy on early gross motor development in children with DS.

Purpose: The purpose of this case study is to examine whether aquatic physical therapy interventions combined with early start physical therapy influence gross motor developmental delay in a child with DS.

Case Description: The patient is a 31-month-old boy with diagnosis of DS presenting with ...


Weight-Bearing Interventions To Decrease Spasticity And Improve Gait In Stroke Patients: A Case Report, Melin Nguyen, Shelby Peterson, Jessika Sun, Irene Taing, Faris Alshammari 2019 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Weight-Bearing Interventions To Decrease Spasticity And Improve Gait In Stroke Patients: A Case Report, Melin Nguyen, Shelby Peterson, Jessika Sun, Irene Taing, Faris Alshammari

San Marcos, Fall 2019

The purpose of this case report was to determine the success of weight-bearing interventions on spasticity reduction and improved gait patterns in a 61 year-old-male patient recovering from a chronic left hemorrhagic CVA. The patient’s primary impairments included right upper and lower extremity spasticity, circumduction gait, weakness and decreased range of motion of right extremities.

The interventions included in this patient’s treatment program included standing calf stretches, toe raises, ankle range of motion and gait training for 1 hour once a week for 4 weeks. This case report supports the application of weight-bearing through the paretic limb, which ...


What Is Congenital Talipes Equinovarus?, Cornelia Lieb-Lundell 2019 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

What Is Congenital Talipes Equinovarus?, Cornelia Lieb-Lundell

San Marcos, Fall 2019

An estimated 80% of clubfoot cases occur in low to middle-income countries. Incidence of clubfoot is estimated to be 1-1.5 per 1000 births, and male to female occurrence is 3:1. (1) Left untreated, this congenital anomaly becomes a “neglected clubfoot” and can result in lifelong hardships including limited ambulation related to gait deviations, pain, foot deformities and an inability to wear shoes. Without treatment, this health condition can lead to functional limitations with limited independence in activities of daily living and participation restrictions within the family and community related to decreased mobility. (2)

The intervention presented is the ...


Screening Of Physical Activity Levels In Older Adults At A Community-Based Health Fair: A Feasibility Study, David B. Gillette, Preeti Oza, Todd E. Davenport 2019 University of the Pacific

Screening Of Physical Activity Levels In Older Adults At A Community-Based Health Fair: A Feasibility Study, David B. Gillette, Preeti Oza, Todd E. Davenport

Pacific Journal of Health

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of activity level screenings in community-based health fairs. Additionally, we assessed relationships between participants’ sociodemographics, health-related factors and self-reported activity levels.

Methods: Feasibility was assessed by the time required to conduct screenings and ease of integrating it into the health fair workflow. Physical Therapy students collected responses using Activities Specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC) and the Physical Activity Level (PAL) items from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Results:Screenings increased service and wait times. Participants (N=37, mean age=71.5 years) reported a mean of 4 ...


Combining A Comprehensive Physical Therapy Program And Electroshock Therapy For A Patient With Plantar Fasciitis: A Case Report, Kathryn Piersiak 2019 University of New England

Combining A Comprehensive Physical Therapy Program And Electroshock Therapy For A Patient With Plantar Fasciitis: A Case Report, Kathryn Piersiak

Case Report Posters

Plantar fasciitis (PF) affects 2 million Americans per year and 10% of the population over a lifetime. PF is inflammation to the thick, fibrous connective tissue originating on the medial calcaneal tubercle extending to the metatarsal heads of the foot. A comprehensive physical therapy (PT) plan of care (POC) of proximal strengthening, distal stretching and soft tissue massage (STM) has been shown to improve PF symptoms. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive modality that uses sound waves to create a controlled microtrauma to the impaired tissue to stimulate a healing response and microvascularization. ESWT has shown to be effective ...


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