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Perceptions Of Higher Education Health Science Faculty On Debriefing After Simulation-Based Activities, Maureen Ellen Johnson 2019 Walden University

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

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

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 ...


Effect Of Case Presentation On Physical Therapy Students’ Clinical Reasoning, Nicholas LaRosa 2019 University of North Florida

Effect Of Case Presentation On Physical Therapy Students’ Clinical Reasoning, Nicholas Larosa

UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This mixed-methods study investigated the effects of case method presentation on the clinical reasoning hypotheses generated, strategies implemented, and errors made by physical therapy students working through a musculoskeletal clinical problem. The study was framed by Marton and Säljö’s levels of processing, McCrudden’s et al. goal-focusing model, Cognitive Load Theory, and the Model of Domain Learning. Verbatim transcriptions for each problem-solving session was created and coded. Cohen’s kappa was κ = .75 indicating substantial inter-rater reliability for the finalized coding schemes. Quantitative analysis included mean and standard deviation calculations followed by Mann Whitney-U comparisons which detected several ...


The Effects Of An 8-Week Judo Program On The Psychosocial Factors Of Children Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Auckland J. Burrell Jr 2019 University of Central Florida

The Effects Of An 8-Week Judo Program On The Psychosocial Factors Of Children Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Auckland J. Burrell Jr

Honors Undergraduate Theses

The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of an 8-week judo program on self-competency, physical activity (PA) motivation, and enjoyment of PA in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). METHODS: The sample included 20 children (ages 8 – 17) with a primary diagnosis of ASD. The participants completed an 8-week judo program that occurred once a week for 45 minutes. Participants were instructed to complete a series of questionnaires that measured athletic self-competency, PA motivation, and PA enjoyment at baseline and at the end of the 8-week judo program. Paired t-tests were conducted to examine differences in ...


Breast Injury During Sport Participation, Laura J. Smith, Tamara Eichelberger, Elizabeth Miller, Edward J Kane 2018 University of Michigan - Flint

Breast Injury During Sport Participation, Laura J. Smith, Tamara Eichelberger, Elizabeth Miller, Edward J Kane

Athletic Training Collection

A recent study found that almost half (47.9%), of female college athletes participating in basketball, soccer, volleyball and softball (n = 194) suffered a breast injury during their college career with less than 10% reporting their injury to health personnel with only 2.1% receiving treatment [1]. Breast injury in female athletes is under-reported and is lacking a much-needed level of awareness in sport. If there is a void in awareness of breast injuries and in reporting breast injuries, preventive measures as well as any potential sequela from the injury will not be given the necessary attention.


Meet An Ipe Faculty Champion From Thomas Jefferson University: Janet Jackson-Coty, Pt, Dpt, Pcs, Janet Jackson-Coty, PT, DPT, PCS 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Meet An Ipe Faculty Champion From Thomas Jefferson University: Janet Jackson-Coty, Pt, Dpt, Pcs, Janet Jackson-Coty, Pt, Dpt, Pcs

Collaborative Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Education and Evaluation (JCIPE)

Meet an IPE Faculty Champion from Thomas Jefferson University: Janet Jackson-Coty, PT, DPT, PCS


Patient Deception In Health Care: Physical Therapy Education, Beliefs, And Attitudes, Drew A. Curtis, Han-Hung Huang, Kendra L. Nicks 2018 Angelo State University

Patient Deception In Health Care: Physical Therapy Education, Beliefs, And Attitudes, Drew A. Curtis, Han-Hung Huang, Kendra L. Nicks

International Journal of Health Sciences Education

A good professional-patient relationship is important to clinical practice, which may be compromised by deception. Deception research in physical therapy is scant. The current study investigated how the topic of patient deception is addressed in Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) educational curriculum, explore DPT students’ beliefs about deception and attitudes toward patient deception, and examine the effects of a pedagogical intervention on DPT students’ beliefs about deception and attitudes toward patient deception. The first objective was pursued by a descriptive survey sent to 217 DPT programs in the US. The second and third objectives were achieved by one-group pretest-posttest design ...


The Tailoring Of National Guidelines For Upper Extremity Post-Stroke Rehabilitation: A Concept In Use., Salem F. Alatawi 2018 University of Tabuk

The Tailoring Of National Guidelines For Upper Extremity Post-Stroke Rehabilitation: A Concept In Use., Salem F. Alatawi

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Background: In Saudi Arabia, national evidence-based clinical guidelines (NCG) were created based for healthcare interventions. However, clinicians appear to be slow to incorporate the evidence into practice. As a result, there exists a time-gap between the gathering and presentation of evidence for best practice and the use of that evidence by clinicians. It becomes, therefore, imperative to investigate the gap between the research evidence and clinical practice. The knowledge to action (KTA) framework is available to facilitate the implementation of research evidence. This framework incorporates the theory of tailoring, a concept that is intended to create a fit between the ...


Physical Therapy Management Of Scoliosis Resulting In Bilateral Shoulder Pain In An Older Factory Worker: A Case Report, John Donovan 2018 University of Iowa

Physical Therapy Management Of Scoliosis Resulting In Bilateral Shoulder Pain In An Older Factory Worker: A Case Report, John Donovan

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Case Reports

Background: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) affects as many as 4 in 100 adolescents. The efficacy of conservative treatments has been closely examined in younger age groups, but little research exists examining conservative management of AIS as adolescents age into adulthood and beyond. Considering the aging population, including those with conservatively managed AIS, is at risk for pain and dysfunction resulting from degenerative changes of spinal alignment, a need for this research exists in order to properly manage cases of peripheral joint dysfunction rooted in spinal deformity. Case Description: A 61 year old male presenting with bilateral shoulder pain also has ...


Physical Therapy Management Of A Patient Diagnosed With Transverse Myelitis: A Case Report, Collin Schrader 2018 University of Iowa

Physical Therapy Management Of A Patient Diagnosed With Transverse Myelitis: A Case Report, Collin Schrader

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Case Reports

Background: Transverse myelitis is a rare neurological disorder affecting the spinal cord and most commonly resulting in lower extremity functional deficits. Symptoms and complications can arise quickly leading to loss of ambulation, but the effects vary in each case. While medical treatment options and diagnostic approaches are discussed in the literature, research on physical therapy interventions are relatively rare. Thus, the purpose of this case report is to provide an example for acute rehabilitative care that may help document treatment options for this condition. Case Description: Patient A was admitted to inpatient rehabilitation after being diagnosed with transverse myelitis. She ...


The Use Of High Intensity Interval Training To Improve Gait In A Patient With Sub-Acute Stroke: A Case Report, Katherine Helmlinger 2018 University of Iowa

The Use Of High Intensity Interval Training To Improve Gait In A Patient With Sub-Acute Stroke: A Case Report, Katherine Helmlinger

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Case Reports

Background: Residual hemiparesis is common after stroke and affects patients’ ability to perform functional mobility and ambulation. Stroke patients often have decreased gait speed and endurance, limiting their ability to participate in the community. Treadmill training is one method that has been shown to improve gait outcomes after stroke. Preliminary evidence has suggested high intensity interval training (HIIT) can also improve gait outcomes in stroke patients, more efficiently and possibly to a greater degree. Purpose: The purpose of this case report is to 1) describe the use of HIIT as an intervention to improve gait in the sub-acute stroke population ...


Use Of Hippotherapy In A Pediatric Patient With Right Hemiplegia: A Case Report, Caitlyn Schug 2018 University of Iowa

Use Of Hippotherapy In A Pediatric Patient With Right Hemiplegia: A Case Report, Caitlyn Schug

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Case Reports

Background: Hippotherapy uses horseback riding to provide specific perturbations to engage an individual’s sensory, motor, and cognitive system. It has been incorporated into plans of care by specially trained physical therapists to address gait and balance deficits primarily in children with cerebral palsy. Limited information exists for the potential benefit of using hippotherapy to treat a child in the years following a stroke. Case Description: The patient was a 9-year-old female who suffered a left middle cerebral artery (MCA) hemorrhagic stroke with resulting right-sided hemiplegia during a craniotomy at the age of two. She participated in clinic-based physical therapy ...


Physical Therapy Management Of Acute Polymyositis: A Case Report, Calista Beyer 2018 University of Iowa

Physical Therapy Management Of Acute Polymyositis: A Case Report, Calista Beyer

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Case Reports

Introduction: Polymyosits (PM) is a rare systemic disease, which is typically a diagnosis of exclusion. Due to the rarity of this disease, there is little published research regarding the physical therapy management of this condition, particularly during the acute stages. This case report outlines one approach taken during the management of a patient with PM in an inpatient rehabilitation facility (IPR) and documents his steps towards functional improvement during his stay. Patient History: A 41-year-old African American man presenting with the diagnosis of PM with reports of progressive weakness and an inability to fully lift his head or ambulate independently ...


Utilizing Functional Electrical Stimulation For The Treatment Of A Pediatric Patient With Cerebral Palsy: A Case Report, Allison Garmager 2018 University of Iowa

Utilizing Functional Electrical Stimulation For The Treatment Of A Pediatric Patient With Cerebral Palsy: A Case Report, Allison Garmager

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Case Reports

Background: Functional electrical stimulation (FES) treatment is becoming an increasingly studied intervention topic. To date, the majority of studies evaluate the use of FES with gait analysis, and there are few studies which utilized FES during cycling. Intervention: This case report evaluates FES treatment utilized for a five-year old boy with quadriplegia spastic cerebral palsy. FES treatment was initially used in conjunction with the RT300 cycling machine, and we then had the child transition to performing treatment sessions on the RT600 elliptical stepper machine. Outcome Measures: We utilized outcome measures directly related to performance during the RT300 and RT600 treatment ...


Comparison Of Functional Electrical Stimulation And Ankle-Foot Orthosis To Improve Gait Quality In A Patient With Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: A Case Report, Sarah Kemp 2018 University of Iowa

Comparison Of Functional Electrical Stimulation And Ankle-Foot Orthosis To Improve Gait Quality In A Patient With Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: A Case Report, Sarah Kemp

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Case Reports

Background: Loss of mobility is commonly reported by people with multiple sclerosis and can dramatically affect quality of life. Foot drop is a manifestation of the disease that increases fall risk. The purpose of this case report is to describe the clinical decision-making process used in determining the best method to correct foot drop for improving gait quality in a patient with multiple sclerosis. Case Description: This case examines a 67-year-old male with a history of primary progressive multiple sclerosis. He presented to therapy for this episode of care with functional foot drop and gait disturbances. Intervention: The patient trialed ...


The Utilization Of Blood Flow Restriction In The Rehabilitation Of A Professional Baseball Pitcher Status Post Subscapularis Strain: A Case Report, Nick Nielsen 2018 University of Iowa

The Utilization Of Blood Flow Restriction In The Rehabilitation Of A Professional Baseball Pitcher Status Post Subscapularis Strain: A Case Report, Nick Nielsen

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Case Reports

Background: Rotator cuff injuries are among the most common types of injuries in professional baseball and account for the greatest amount of time missed from play. Blood flow restriction (BFR) therapy provides the opportunity to initiate hypertrophy and strength gains early in rehabilitation while minimizing unnecessary stress on healing tissues. BFR training aims to expedite both the rehabilitation process and return to play. However, this remains a relatively new intervention that is not well known to many physical therapists. Thus, the purpose of this case report is to highlight a patient who had a positive outcome using BFR during rehabilitation ...


Utilizing Bal-A-Vis-X Exercises As An Adjunct To Physical Therapy Treatment Of A Child With Autism And Adhd: A Case Report And Literature Review, Paige Polonus 2018 University of Iowa

Utilizing Bal-A-Vis-X Exercises As An Adjunct To Physical Therapy Treatment Of A Child With Autism And Adhd: A Case Report And Literature Review, Paige Polonus

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Case Reports

Background: Autism is one of five diagnoses classified within autism spectrum disorder. The diagnosis is characterized by communication and sensory impairments, repetitive behaviors, and gross motor delays. While physical therapy is not a primary treatment for these children, physical therapy intervention addressing motor dysfunction may facilitate improved social interaction with peers. Purpose: The purpose of this case study is to address the use of Bal-A-Vis-X exercises that incorporate a multisystem approach in conjunction with pediatric physical therapy treatments for a child with a gross motor delay and previous diagnoses of autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Case Description: A 6 ...


Using Mirrors For Visual Feedback During Early Strengthening Following A Non-Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Report, Abigail Drexler 2018 University of Iowa

Using Mirrors For Visual Feedback During Early Strengthening Following A Non-Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Report, Abigail Drexler

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Case Reports

Background: Non-traumatic spinal cord injuries (NTSCI) occur commonly due to causes such as spinal cord degeneration, vascular disease, tumors or inflammation. These injuries can lead to loss of motor function and sensory impairments affecting patients’ abilities to complete Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and return to independence. Purpose: The purpose of this case report is to describe the use of a mirror for feedback with early strengthening in a NTSCI patient with impaired sensation and muscle weakness in bilateral lower extremities. Case Description: A 38-year-old female with a T7 hemangioma resection, T5-6 laminectomy, and T5-T9 posterior spinal fusion was seen ...


Physical Therapy Management And Recovery Of An Individual With A Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case Report, Kristen Bolen 2018 University of Iowa

Physical Therapy Management And Recovery Of An Individual With A Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case Report, Kristen Bolen

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Case Reports

Background: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) leads to long lasting effects on health and quality of life. The prognosis following a TBI is unique and often unpredictable. While research is beginning to study the impact of rehabilitation on outcome following TBI, there is minimal good quality evidence in the literature on what the most effective rehabilitation interventions are for the TBI population. Case Description: The patient is a 35-year-old man who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury after falling off a bicycle. He was diagnosed with a right subdural hematoma and a left sided fracture through mastoid air cells. He received ...


Considerations When Measuring Outcomes Of A Patient With Guillain-Barre Syndrome In An Outpatient Orthopedic Setting: A Case Report, Sonja Gilbertson 2018 University of Iowa

Considerations When Measuring Outcomes Of A Patient With Guillain-Barre Syndrome In An Outpatient Orthopedic Setting: A Case Report, Sonja Gilbertson

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Case Reports

Background: Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a condition resulting from the immune system attacking the myelin in the peripheral nervous system and can lead to acute peripheral polyradiculoneuropathy. While an acute condition, symptoms can persist long after neurological recovery has occurred. Unfortunately, the effects of these prolonged issues on the patient are often overlooked. Purpose: The purpose of this case report is to propose considerations for measuring outcomes during physical therapy for an individual diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome in an outpatient orthopedic setting. Case Description: A 38-year-old male presented to physical therapy seven weeks after acute onset of clinically diagnosed Guillain-Barre Syndrome ...


Outpatient Rehabilitation For A Post-Operative Thyroid Cancer Patient With Pectoralis Major Flap Reconstruction And Head And Neck Lymphedema: A Case Report, Sara Hahn 2018 University of Iowa

Outpatient Rehabilitation For A Post-Operative Thyroid Cancer Patient With Pectoralis Major Flap Reconstruction And Head And Neck Lymphedema: A Case Report, Sara Hahn

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Case Reports

Background: Individuals diagnosed with head and neck cancers are often presented with a range of treatment options which may include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. For some with advanced cancers, this may include a form of neck dissection surgery followed by a pectoralis major pedicled flap reconstruction (PMPF). Past research has shown that such surgeries may make the individual more likely to experience cervical spine and glenohumeral pain and dysfunction along with head and neck lymphedema. Each of these surgical side effects may be managed with physical therapy rehabilitation, though there is limited research to guide decision-making with these patients. Case ...


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