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An Evaluation Of A Student Allied Health Professions’ Social Prescribing Scheme, Kirstie A. Goodchild, Anya De Iongh Dec 2023

An Evaluation Of A Student Allied Health Professions’ Social Prescribing Scheme, Kirstie A. Goodchild, Anya De Iongh

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: Social prescribing is a core part of healthcare policy within the NHS and requires support and contributions from all healthcare professionals, including Allied Healthcare Professionals (AHPs). The well-established medical student-led social prescribing student champion scheme (SPSCS) has been expanded to include AHPs, and AHP champions were recruited to deliver peer-led activities focused on social prescribing. This article aimed to evaluate the impact of the scheme's expansion on AHP students. Method: Fourteen AHP champions ran 21 activities that reached 524 students. Those participating in the champion-led activities were asked to complete pre- and post-session surveys to capture the impact of …


The Object Play Of Young Children On The Autism Spectrum: A Narrative Review Of Strengths-Based Literature, Sharon Eva Dec 2023

The Object Play Of Young Children On The Autism Spectrum: A Narrative Review Of Strengths-Based Literature, Sharon Eva

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: The play in young children with autism has been historically seen as deficits-based, with a focus on the limitations of autistic object play. More recently, there has been a shift towards a strengths-based view of autistic object play, where their play preferences and skills are viewed as vehicles for meaningful engagement and as having potential for learning. The aims of this narrative review are two-fold: to identify themes in the existing literature regarding the object play of young children with autism; and, to summarize the existing literature specifically examining object play in young autistic children from a strengths-based point …


How Traits Of Emotional Intelligence Affect Perceived Stress In Entry-Level Doctor Of Occupational Therapy Students, Heidi A. Carpenter, Chelsey Edwards, Scott Richardson Dec 2023

How Traits Of Emotional Intelligence Affect Perceived Stress In Entry-Level Doctor Of Occupational Therapy Students, Heidi A. Carpenter, Chelsey Edwards, Scott Richardson

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: Students in an entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) programs are subject to high levels of stress and emotional burnout. Effective management of stress impacts life satisfaction and academic performance. Emotional intelligence (EI) has been shown to relate to lower stress levels in allied health students. Despite this, little has been done to investigate the emotional demands of an occupational therapy education. Methods: Participants were a convenience sample of 51 entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Students recruited from the Southwest and Midwest cohorts of an OTD program. The participants were surveyed approximately 30 days after beginning their semester curriculum. …


Utilization Of The Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative As An Evaluation Framework For Student Participation In A Community-Engaged Project, Elise Boyle, Benjamin Feiten, Amy A. Abbott, Sadie Schultes, Shelby Hoffmann, Emily Knezevich, Vanessa D. Jewell Dec 2023

Utilization Of The Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative As An Evaluation Framework For Student Participation In A Community-Engaged Project, Elise Boyle, Benjamin Feiten, Amy A. Abbott, Sadie Schultes, Shelby Hoffmann, Emily Knezevich, Vanessa D. Jewell

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: Interprofessional education is a foundational component of many health professions educational programs as it contributes to the goals of the Quadruple Aim by prioritizing collaborative and streamlined quality healthcare. Furthermore, student engagement in interprofessional educational activities provides opportunities to better understand their own and others’ health profession disciplines. The purpose of this project was to utilize Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC) to evaluate a framework for student engagement in a community-engaged project focused on reducing barriers to care in people living with type 1 diabetes in rural communities. Methods: As members of an interprofessional, type 1 diabetes, community-engaged research …


Intraprofessional Education In Allied Health And Nursing Curricula, Kayla Galvan, Dianna Lunsford Sep 2023

Intraprofessional Education In Allied Health And Nursing Curricula, Kayla Galvan, Dianna Lunsford

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Abstract

Purpose: Throughout all healthcare systems, healthcare workers collaborate interprofessionally and intraprofessionally. Studies show that successful teamwork within a healthcare team leads to an increase in patient satisfaction and outcomes. The purpose of this scoping review is to explore and examine the literature on allied health and nursing intraprofessional education and determine best approaches for educators to successfully implement intraprofessional education in allied health and nursing curriculums. Method: A literature search was conducted between July 7, 2022 through July 9, 2022. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses Extension for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA- ScR) was used for this …


The Impact Of Experiential Learning In A Pro Bono Ot Clinic On Clinical Reasoning Development, Julie Sandvig, Debra Hanson, Paula Kitzenberg Sep 2023

The Impact Of Experiential Learning In A Pro Bono Ot Clinic On Clinical Reasoning Development, Julie Sandvig, Debra Hanson, Paula Kitzenberg

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Abstract

Fieldwork educators have expressed concerns about the readiness of occupational therapy students for clinical reasoning in the practice setting. Experiential learning involving face-to-face personal interactions with clients facilitates the application of theoretical knowledge, and the development of professional skills, competence, and self-confidence. Having the opportunity for extensive hands-on time working with clients, such as is offered in a pro bono clinic structure, may positively impact student clinical reasoning development of occupational therapy students.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of participation in a student-run occupational therapy pro bono clinic on student perceptions of clinical …


Gross Motor Assessment Tools For Children 0-12 Years Of Age Using Telehealth: A Scoping Review, Claire M. Grant, Anne Jones, Michael Crowe, Helen Land Sep 2023

Gross Motor Assessment Tools For Children 0-12 Years Of Age Using Telehealth: A Scoping Review, Claire M. Grant, Anne Jones, Michael Crowe, Helen Land

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Objective: The objective of this review was to understand the scope of evidence relating to the use of telehealth for gross motor assessment tools in children 0-12 years of age.

Background: Telehealth has been widely used by physiotherapists since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, however little is known about the validity and reliability of using gross motor assessment tools via telehealth. Gross motor assessment tools are used by physiotherapists to understand motor function, support diagnoses of motor disorders, plan and evaluate interventions. Qualitative research identifies a lack of confidence by physiotherapists in undertaking physical assessment via telehealth.

Method: A …


Improving Hand Recovery In Tetraplegia Through The Use Of Meaningful Occupations: A Qualitative Case Series, Amanda C. Glueck, Casey E. Humphrey, Elizabeth Salmon Powell, Cassandra Catherine Ginn, Melba G. Custer, Camille L. Skubik-Peplaski Sep 2023

Improving Hand Recovery In Tetraplegia Through The Use Of Meaningful Occupations: A Qualitative Case Series, Amanda C. Glueck, Casey E. Humphrey, Elizabeth Salmon Powell, Cassandra Catherine Ginn, Melba G. Custer, Camille L. Skubik-Peplaski

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: This qualitative descriptive study explored participants’, with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI), experiences with meaningful intensive task specific training (ITST). Methods: Three participants completed 24-ITST upper extremity motor therapy intervention sessions. Qualitative interviews were completed at three time points for a case series: baseline, within 7 days of the completion of the final ITST intervention session, and within one month of the final ITST intervention session for a total of 9 interviews. Results: Three themes were identified including: Quality of Movement Enhances Normal Use of Hands, Empowering Through Education and Motivation to Participate and Enhance Quality of Life. Through …


Telerehabilitation: An Updated View Of Practices, Cost Analysis, And Client Perceptions, Gokcen Akyurek, Selen Aydoner Jun 2023

Telerehabilitation: An Updated View Of Practices, Cost Analysis, And Client Perceptions, Gokcen Akyurek, Selen Aydoner

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Telerehabilitation is an alternative and complementary rehabilitation method in which information and communication technologies are used to remove the distance between healthcare professionals and clients. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the rapid adoption of telerehabilitation services, limiting the in-person rehabilitation services available all over the world. The restrictions that started with the COVID-19 pandemic also negatively affected rehabilitation services, clients, and healthcare professionals, and it was considered essential to provide services using telerehabilitation technology. Therefore, this review aimed to examine and inform health professionals' telerehabilitation practices such as remote assessment, evaluation, intervention, monitoring, supervision, education, and follow-up during the …


Drug Ideologies Of The United States, Macy Montgomery May 2023

Drug Ideologies Of The United States, Macy Montgomery

Helm's School of Government Conference - American Revival: Citizenship & Virtue

The United States has been increasingly creating lenient drug policies. Seventeen states and Washington, the District of Columbia, legalized marijuana, and Oregon decriminalized certain drugs, including methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine. The medical community has proven that drugs, including marijuana, have myriad adverse health side effects. This leads to two questions: Why does the United States government continue to create lenient drug policies, and what reasons do citizens give for legalizing drugs when the medical community has proven them harmful? The paper hypothesizes that the disadvantages of drug legalization outweigh its benefits because of the numerous harms it causes, such as …


Libraries Advancing Social Justice And Improving The Health Care Of The Lgbtqai+ Communities, Kayo Denda, Daniel Delmonaco, Victoria Wagner Oct 2021

Libraries Advancing Social Justice And Improving The Health Care Of The Lgbtqai+ Communities, Kayo Denda, Daniel Delmonaco, Victoria Wagner

New Librarianship Symposia Series: Fall 2021

LGBTQAI+ communities have faced discrimination in health care due to inadequate medical care, unfair health insurance policies and entrenched prejudice. To remedy this situation, many medical schools and hospitals have created co-curricular interventions, such as events and programs and new staff positions to address this issue. This librarian-led collaboration challenges and advances the discussion on comprehensive LGBTQAI+ health care and promotes deeper understanding of LGBTQAI+ communities by transforming health professionals’ cultural competency and compassionate health care practices towards equity and social justice.

This project – Babs Siperstein Humanities and Medicine Series - was born when the faculty affiliated with the …


Gout: Current Considerations, Alexandria Fappiano, Wilson Crone Oct 2021

Gout: Current Considerations, Alexandria Fappiano, Wilson Crone

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Gout is a treatable chronic inflammatory condition that can cause severe joint pain and disfigurement. Commonly, it affects the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint as a monoarticular process. It is typically caused by hyperuricemia and genetic mutations of the uricase gene. Gout is definitively diagnosed with the presence of negative birefringent needle-shaped crystals in the synovial fluid of the affected joint. Classically, seafood and alcohol are risk factors for developing gout. However, given current population trends, obesity is another major risk factor. While weight loss is the best conservative management, medications can also be used to manage gout. The treatment is …


Huy X Ngo Phd Dissertation, Huy Ngo Oct 2018

Huy X Ngo Phd Dissertation, Huy Ngo

Huy Ngo

No abstract provided.


Development And Presentation Of An Employer Sponsored Health Center Proposal, Johnna Costello Dec 2016

Development And Presentation Of An Employer Sponsored Health Center Proposal, Johnna Costello

Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project

Employer managed health centers were investigated in order to develop a business proposal to present to a Midwestern city for implementation. Benefits to the employer and employee were investigated and included in the proposal. Companies of varying size have implemented successful onsite health centers and help to increase employee productivity while decreasing the overall cost of health care and health care insurance. Self-insured companies with at least 1000 employees are recommended and will provide the earliest return of investment. Lost productivity is a significant cost to the company, on average a company will spend more on lost productivity than on …


Molecular Ablation Of Tgf-Beta Signaling Pathways By Tyrosine Kinase Inhibition: The Coming Of A Promising New Era In The Treatment Of Tissue Fibrosis, Joel Rosenbloom, Sergio A. Jimenez Jan 2008

Molecular Ablation Of Tgf-Beta Signaling Pathways By Tyrosine Kinase Inhibition: The Coming Of A Promising New Era In The Treatment Of Tissue Fibrosis, Joel Rosenbloom, Sergio A. Jimenez

Selected Works of Sergio Jiménez, MD, MACR

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Allograft Inflammatory Factor 1 In Systemic Sclerosis, Francesco Del Galdo, Carol M. Artlett, Sergio A. Jimenez Nov 2006

The Role Of Allograft Inflammatory Factor 1 In Systemic Sclerosis, Francesco Del Galdo, Carol M. Artlett, Sergio A. Jimenez

Selected Works of Sergio Jiménez, MD, MACR

ABSTRACT

Purpose: To review studies which support the hypothesis that allograft inflammatory factor-1 (AIF-1), a protein initially identified in chronically rejected cardiac allografts, may be involved in the pathogenesis of the progressive fibroproliferative vasculopathy which is a hallmark of systemic sclerosis (SSc).

Recent findings: Recent findings demonstrated elevated AIF-1 expression both in SSc affected tissues and peripheral blood mononuclear cells. A detailed immunohistopathologic study examined the tissue and cellular localization of the protein in affected SSc tissues and demonstrated its expression in the endothelium of dermal and pulmonary vessels, in the pulmonary parenchyma, and in relevant inflammatory cells including T …


Description Of Twelve Cases Of Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy And Review Of The Literature, Fabian A. Mendoza, Carol M. Artlett, Nora Sandorfi, Kevin Latinis, Sonoles Piera-Velazquez, Sergio A. Jimenez Feb 2006

Description Of Twelve Cases Of Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy And Review Of The Literature, Fabian A. Mendoza, Carol M. Artlett, Nora Sandorfi, Kevin Latinis, Sonoles Piera-Velazquez, Sergio A. Jimenez

Selected Works of Sergio Jiménez, MD, MACR

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To review the clinical and laboratory features of twelve cases of nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy (NFD) studied at our institution and of 70 previously described cases in the literature.

Methods: Clinical evaluation and laboratory studies of twelve patients with NFD associated with chronic hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis for end-stage renal disease and a review of 23 previous publications describing 70 patients with this disease.

Results: Eleven patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis and one patient undergoing chronic peritoneal dialysis for end-stage renal failure developed a severe and progressive cutaneous fibrotic process with woody induration of legs, thighs, hands and forearms, and …


Inhibition Of Collagen Gene Expression In Systemic Sclerosis Dermal Fibroblasts By Mithramycin, Nora Sandorfi, Natalia Louneva, Elena Hitraya, Gyorgy Hajnoczky, Biagio Saitta, Sergio A. Jimenez Dec 2005

Inhibition Of Collagen Gene Expression In Systemic Sclerosis Dermal Fibroblasts By Mithramycin, Nora Sandorfi, Natalia Louneva, Elena Hitraya, Gyorgy Hajnoczky, Biagio Saitta, Sergio A. Jimenez

Selected Works of Sergio Jiménez, MD, MACR

ABSTRACT

Introduction. The antitumor antibiotic mithramycin has also been shown to be a potent and effective inhibitor of fibrosis following glaucoma surgery. This DNA interacting drug displays high affinity binding to GC rich sequences in DNA, including those present in the promoter of the gene encoding the Α1 chain of type I collagen (COL1A1).

Objective. To evaluate the effects of mithramycin on the production of type I collagen in fibroblast cultures from patients with systemic sclerosis. Methods. Confluent cultures of dermal fibroblasts from patients with recent onset of the diffuse form of systemic sclerosis were treated with varius concentrations of …


Trichloroethylene And Cardiac Malformations, Robert L. Brent Aug 2004

Trichloroethylene And Cardiac Malformations, Robert L. Brent

The Selected Works of Robert Brent

No abstract.


Utilization Of Juvenile Animals Studies To Determine The Human Effects And Risks Of Environmental Toxicants During Postnatal Developmental Stages, Robert L. Brent Jan 2004

Utilization Of Juvenile Animals Studies To Determine The Human Effects And Risks Of Environmental Toxicants During Postnatal Developmental Stages, Robert L. Brent

The Selected Works of Robert Brent

Toxicology studies utilizing animals and in-vitro cellular or tissue preparations have been used to study the toxic effects and mechanism of action of drugs and chemicals and to determine the effective and safe dose of drugs in humans and the risk of toxicity from chemical exposures. Testing in animals could be improved if animal dosing using the mg/kg basis was abandoned and drugs and chemicals were administered to compare the effects of pharmacokinetically and toxicokinetically equivalent serum levels in the animal model and human. Since alert physicians or epidemiology studies, not animal studies have discovered most human teratogens and toxicities …


Commentary: Teratology In The 20th Century Environmental Causes Of Congenital Malformations In Humans And How They Were Established By Harold Kalter, Robert L. Brent Jan 2004

Commentary: Teratology In The 20th Century Environmental Causes Of Congenital Malformations In Humans And How They Were Established By Harold Kalter, Robert L. Brent

The Selected Works of Robert Brent

No abstract


Medical, Social And Legal Implications Of Treating Nausea And Vomiting Of Pregnancy, Robert L. Brent Jan 2002

Medical, Social And Legal Implications Of Treating Nausea And Vomiting Of Pregnancy, Robert L. Brent

The Selected Works of Robert Brent

This article will deal with medical, social, and legal implications of treating nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP). Clinical problems occur when the symptoms become exaggerated and result in debilitation, dehydration, and hospitalization. The treatment of NVP in its early stages has the implication that it will prevent the more serious complications, including hospitalization. Therapeutic modalities discussed in this conference that have been used or are being tested are primarily symptomatic treatments (antihistamines, Bendectin (Merrell Dow; Cincinatti, Ohio), phenothiazines, hyponosis, accupressure, relaxation behavioral modification, audiogenic feedback training, newer medications, diet, and nutritional support). Bendectin is probably the most studied medication …


Sensitivity Of Bovine Blastocyst Gene Expression Patterns To Culture Environments Assessed By Differential Display Rt-Pcr., D R Natale, P A De Sousa, M E Westhusin, A J Watson Nov 2001

Sensitivity Of Bovine Blastocyst Gene Expression Patterns To Culture Environments Assessed By Differential Display Rt-Pcr., D R Natale, P A De Sousa, M E Westhusin, A J Watson

Obstetrics & Gynaecology Publications

The use of culture media to support the development of preimplantation embryos to the blastocyst stage is often associated with detrimental effects on normal development. These effects have been uncovered largely by investigating the phenotypic abnormalities displayed by fetuses and newborns derived from cultured preimplantation embryos. Research to understand the impact of culture on the embryonic developmental programme has focused on embryo metabolism, gene expression and genomic imprinting. We have used differential display RT-PCR to examine culture influences on global transcript pools in bovine embryos. Others have examined culture influences on candidate "marker genes" in cultured murine, ovine and bovine …


Teratogen Update: Reproductive Risks Of Leflunomide (Arava); A Pyrimidine Synthesis Inhibitor: Counseling Women Taking Leflunomide Before Or During Pregnancy And Men Taking Leflunomide Who Are Contemplating Fathering A Child, Robert L. Brent Feb 2001

Teratogen Update: Reproductive Risks Of Leflunomide (Arava); A Pyrimidine Synthesis Inhibitor: Counseling Women Taking Leflunomide Before Or During Pregnancy And Men Taking Leflunomide Who Are Contemplating Fathering A Child, Robert L. Brent

The Selected Works of Robert Brent

Arava™ (leflunomide) is a pyrimidine synthesis inhibitor used in the treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The chemical name for leflunomide is N- (4’-trifluoromethylphenyl)-5-methylisoxazole-4-carboxamide. Because the drug has been successful in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), it is being widely prescribed. In spite of the clear warning that the drug should not be prescribed for pregnant women, approximately 30 women have become pregnant while taking leflunomide as of December 1999. This commentary was prepared to aid teratology counselors and genetic counselors that might be contacted by physicians or patients about the risk of leflunomide exposure during pregnancy. Before the …


Thesis 5-Ht 1983.Docx, Edward Yu Jun 1983

Thesis 5-Ht 1983.Docx, Edward Yu

Edward Yu

No abstract provided.