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Food Insecurity And Infant Feeding Methods Among Mothers With Infants In Children's Hospital, Sara Brobeck Apr 2022

Food Insecurity And Infant Feeding Methods Among Mothers With Infants In Children's Hospital, Sara Brobeck

Department of Nutrition Final Projects

Abstract

Introduction: Although breastfeeding is more sustainable and affordable compared to infant formula, mothers who are food insecure are shown to breastfeed less and turn to formula more. This paradox may result from beliefs surrounding diet and breastfeeding. For example, evidence shows that mothers may believe that the quality of their breastmilk may be negatively affected by insufficient diet and stress which is caused by food insecurity.

Objective: The objective was to find an association between food insecurity and method of infant feeding (breastfeeding or combination of breastmilk and formula).

Methods: Food insecurity surveys were administered to 31 mothers in ...


Self-Portraits For Social Change: Audience Response To A Photovoice Exhibition By Women With Disability, Diane Macdonald, Angela Dew, Karen Fisher Assoc Prof, Katherine Boydell Apr 2022

Self-Portraits For Social Change: Audience Response To A Photovoice Exhibition By Women With Disability, Diane Macdonald, Angela Dew, Karen Fisher Assoc Prof, Katherine Boydell

The Qualitative Report

Negative attitudes about and behaviours towards women with disability are harmful and exclusionary, contributing to poorer health, income, educational, and employment outcomes. Our study focused on what audiences learnt, felt, and did (what changed) after viewing self-portraits and stories by women with disability. We questioned whether a public exhibition of their artworks, created through photovoice methodology, could be an effective platform to provoke social change and increase inclusion for people with disability. We collected audience response to our exhibition to address a research gap and to provide an example for other photovoice researchers. We employed interpretive thematic analysis through a ...


Qualitative Data Analysis For Health Research: A Step-By-Step Example Of Phenomenological Interpretation, Sue Monaro, Janice Gullick, Sandra West Apr 2022

Qualitative Data Analysis For Health Research: A Step-By-Step Example Of Phenomenological Interpretation, Sue Monaro, Janice Gullick, Sandra West

The Qualitative Report

Phenomenological studies have been critiqued when analytic activities and intersection with the underpinning philosophy lack clarity. This methodological discussion paper describes data analysis in hermeneutic interpretive phenomenology. Data management strategies (transcript preparation, coding, philosophy application, tabling/concept maps, and Microsoft Word) and data analysis processes (reduction, display, and conclusion drawing/verification) are illustrated. Deconstruction, reconstruction, and reorganisation of themes/subthemes using hierarchical heading styles to populate the navigation pane and philosophical tenets acted as analytic hooks. This paper has outlined data analysis in hermeneutic interpretive phenomenology, including the use of MS Word and its functionality, which was supported by other ...


Covid-19 And Telehealth Use Among Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, And Speech-Language Pathology Practitioners In The United States, Caesarinne Sprianu, Dragana Krpalek, Julie D. Kugel, Gurinder Bains, Lida Gharibvand Mar 2022

Covid-19 And Telehealth Use Among Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, And Speech-Language Pathology Practitioners In The United States, Caesarinne Sprianu, Dragana Krpalek, Julie D. Kugel, Gurinder Bains, Lida Gharibvand

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: To explore occupational, physical, and speech-language pathology therapists’ perceived effectiveness of telehealth and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their professional roles. Method: Participants were recruited for the study through a research flyer distrusted via postal mail, emails, social media, and national association websites. An anonymous electronic 19-item survey was developed for this study by the researchers based on a review of the literature and clinical experience. Results. In total, 186 survey responses were obtained, with 152 meeting the inclusion criteria. The average age of participants was 38.6 years with an average work duration of 12.7 years ...


Development, Implementation, And Delivery Of A Remote Burnout Prevention Elective Course In An Accelerated Doctor Of Pharmacy Program During Covid-19, Melissa Santibanez, Jonathon May, Paul M. Boylan, Andrea Duque, Taylor Harris Mar 2022

Development, Implementation, And Delivery Of A Remote Burnout Prevention Elective Course In An Accelerated Doctor Of Pharmacy Program During Covid-19, Melissa Santibanez, Jonathon May, Paul M. Boylan, Andrea Duque, Taylor Harris

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: There is limited evidence describing burnout among graduate health professions students, including pharmacy students, and there is a need for educational institutions to mitigate burnout and promote future healthcare provider wellness. Methods: A burnout prevention elective course was developed within an accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy program. Course faculty transitioned from live to fully remote instruction in April 2020. The modified course format combined discussion-based lectures, burnout self-assessments, reflective writing assignments, and applications-based presentations. Results: Twenty-one second-year pharmacy students completed the elective, and 13 completed post-course evaluations (61.9% response rate). Evaluations indicated substantial student support, with 92.3% “strongly ...


A Survey Of Human Gross Anatomy Laboratories In Dpt Programs Across The United States, Katy Mitchell, Christina Bickley, Angela Leis, Amy Tsang Mar 2022

A Survey Of Human Gross Anatomy Laboratories In Dpt Programs Across The United States, Katy Mitchell, Christina Bickley, Angela Leis, Amy Tsang

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: The purposes of this study were to 1) describe the current teaching methodology used in Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) human gross anatomy (HGA) labs, 2) examine the demographics and perceptions of HGA instructors and compare responses based on years of experience, 3) determine the utilization and instructor perceptions related to cadaver dissection and other methods of instruction, and 4) determine which safety/security protocols are used in HGA laboratories. Method: All DPT programs (N=250) in the United States (US) accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) were eligible to participate. The anonymous, 89-item ...


Access, Engagement, And Experiences With Critical Incident Response Resources In Athletic Training, Karen L. Holmes, Elizabeth R. Neil, Kelcey C. Granger, Lindsey E. Eberman Mar 2022

Access, Engagement, And Experiences With Critical Incident Response Resources In Athletic Training, Karen L. Holmes, Elizabeth R. Neil, Kelcey C. Granger, Lindsey E. Eberman

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: Experiencing an event that involves actual or threatened death or serious injury is a critical incident and produces serious emotional responses. Athletic trainers (ATs) experience critical incidents in their day-to-day work. The purpose of this study was to explore how ATs experience a critical incident during the course of clinical practice. Methods: We used one-on-one, web-based, semi-structured interviewing with a criterion sample of ATs who experienced a critical incident and used any critical incident response resources in the last year (n=17; age=32±8; years of experience=9±7; years in current position=4±5). We used a ...


Health Administrators Go Beyond The Healthcare Leadership Alliance In Defining Soft Skill Competencies, Robbya R. Green-Weir, David M. Anderson, Rob Carpenter Mar 2022

Health Administrators Go Beyond The Healthcare Leadership Alliance In Defining Soft Skill Competencies, Robbya R. Green-Weir, David M. Anderson, Rob Carpenter

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

The Healthcare Leadership Alliance [HLA] Competency Directory includes soft skill competency statements that can be considered broad and vague and therefore, not measurable or useful for training and developing the behaviors expected of new hires. The purpose of the research was to advance the Healthcare Leadership Alliance [HLA] Competency Directory by examining the views of healthcare administrators about observable behaviors expected of new hires. A convenience panel consisted of 20 mid- to senior-level health administrators in the Midwest. The research design was a 4-Round Delphi technique. Experts reached consensus on the top two HLA soft-skill competency statements included in the ...


Effectiveness Of Interprofessional Education Modules On Cultural Competency Of Physical Therapy And Occupational Therapy Students, Ayse Ozcan Edeer, Nadia Rust Mar 2022

Effectiveness Of Interprofessional Education Modules On Cultural Competency Of Physical Therapy And Occupational Therapy Students, Ayse Ozcan Edeer, Nadia Rust

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: The United States is a melting pot of diverse ethnicities and cultures. Graduate-level teaching methods must prepare students to work with diverse populations and in various contexts. The outcome of instruction should be technically competent and culturally humble health care providers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of collaborative interprofessional instruction on cultural competency levels of Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) and Master of Science Occupational Therapy Program (MSOT) students. Methods: This was a pre-posttest quasi experimental study. A total 58 students from the DPT (28) and MSOT (30) programs participated and provided demographic ...


Using The Unfolding Case Study To Improve Clinical Reasoning, Greg Williams, Sara L. Nottingham Mar 2022

Using The Unfolding Case Study To Improve Clinical Reasoning, Greg Williams, Sara L. Nottingham

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Context: When authentic clinical experiences are unavailable, instructors may need to consider alternatives for evaluating clinical reasoning. Objective: Describe an educational technique that simulates clinical experiences to allow students to demonstrate clinical reasoning. Background: The COVID-19 pandemic created a situation where providing clinical experiences became impossible. Yet, students still needed to exercise clinical judgement as part of their athletic training education program. The unfolding case study technique aligns well with Kolb’s Theory of Experiential Learning and can be used to help students improve clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills. Description: An unfolding case study was used to simulate a ...


Attitude And Barriers To Participation In Research Among Physiotherapy Interns In Nigeria, Daha G. Muhammad, Yusuff Tunde Gbonjubola, Ibrahim Ahmad Abubakar, Adekolurejo Tobi Elisha, Hassan Yusif Ahmad Mar 2022

Attitude And Barriers To Participation In Research Among Physiotherapy Interns In Nigeria, Daha G. Muhammad, Yusuff Tunde Gbonjubola, Ibrahim Ahmad Abubakar, Adekolurejo Tobi Elisha, Hassan Yusif Ahmad

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: This study is meant to assess the attitude and barrier towards research in physiotherapy interns of Nigeria. Method: A WhatsApp-based cross sectional online survey was conducted using an e-questionnaire (Google form). The link was sent to corresponding intern from each training institution in Nigeria. Frequency, percentages, means, standard deviation and ANOVA or t test were used to analyse the data in SPSS version 20 at alpha level 0.05. Result: The majority of the participants were male (73.2%) within the age range of 26-30 years (53.6%) and undergoing the training in northwestern part of the country (48 ...


Clinical Reasoning In Pta Students: A Survey Of Pta Program Directors, Melissa Cencetti Mar 2022

Clinical Reasoning In Pta Students: A Survey Of Pta Program Directors, Melissa Cencetti

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the perspectives of program directors of CAPTE accredited physical therapist assistant (PTA) educational programs on clinical reasoning (CR) in PTA students and the applicability of the Integrated Clinical Education Theory (ICET) to clinical reasoning in PTA students through exploratory research. Methods: Participants completed a survey that collected information about demographics and PTA program directors’ perspectives on qualities of clinical reasoning and on the concepts of the ICET. Descriptive statistics and directed content analysis were used to analysis participants’ responses to Likert scale questions and open-ended questions, respectively. Results: Three hundred and ...


The Rationale Behind And Impact Of One Hospital’S Provision Of Secondary School Athletic Training Services: A Five-Year Case Study, Caroline E. Faure Edd; Atc Mar 2022

The Rationale Behind And Impact Of One Hospital’S Provision Of Secondary School Athletic Training Services: A Five-Year Case Study, Caroline E. Faure Edd; Atc

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: Sports-related injuries are common and often require physician or hospital care. Since the advent of concussion laws in fifty states, hospitals across the country have come forward to partner with secondary schools in the provision of sports medicine healthcare. The outreach agreements are consistent: Hospitals hire athletic trainers (ATs) and then outsource them to schools. ATs help mitigate risk in sports programs. Onsite at the schools daily, ATs provide immediate evaluation and treatment for injuries that occur and render decisions regarding the appropriateness of an injured athlete’s return to participation. The goal of this case study was to ...


Job Performance Of Healthcare Providers Working In Public Sector Hospitals In Pakistan, Nimra Zaman, Khalida Naz Memon, Faryal Zaman, Komal Zaman Mar 2022

Job Performance Of Healthcare Providers Working In Public Sector Hospitals In Pakistan, Nimra Zaman, Khalida Naz Memon, Faryal Zaman, Komal Zaman

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: This study sought to explore the job performance (JP) of health care providers (HCPs) working in public sector hospitals in Pakistan. Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out in Liaquat University Hospital, Hyderabad, and Jamshoro, Sir Cowasjee Institute of Psychiatry, Hyderabad, and Shah Bhittai Hospital, Hyderabad. A three-sectioned questionnaire containing the socio-demographic characteristics information regarding the job and an individual work performance questionnaire to measure job performance was used. The relationship between different job-related study variables and job performance was sought by applying a one-way ANOVA test at a p-value of 0.05. Results: Results on the job ...


Digital And Musculoskeletal Health Literacy Of Collegiate Student-Athletes, Taylor R. Niles, Matthew J. Rivera, Toni Torres-Mcgehee, Lindsey E. Eberman, Zachary K. Winkelmann Mar 2022

Digital And Musculoskeletal Health Literacy Of Collegiate Student-Athletes, Taylor R. Niles, Matthew J. Rivera, Toni Torres-Mcgehee, Lindsey E. Eberman, Zachary K. Winkelmann

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: To assess the digital health literacy (DHL) and musculoskeletal health literacy (MHL) levels of collegiate student-athletes. Methods: We used a cross-sectional survey to assess collegiate student-athletes (n=160) health literacy using the Digital Health Literacy Instrument (DHLI) and Literacy in Musculoskeletal Problems (LiMP) tool. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results: The majority of participants shared they accessed the Internet via smart phones and felt the Internet was important and useful to their health. On average, the participants scored a 3.36±0.38 on the DHLI. The LiMP score was 6.29±1.36, and 26.8% (n ...


Whey Versus Casein Supplementation In Physically Active, Healthy Individuals, Nyles V. Rife, Tobin Silver, Jose Antonio, Corey Peacock Mar 2022

Whey Versus Casein Supplementation In Physically Active, Healthy Individuals, Nyles V. Rife, Tobin Silver, Jose Antonio, Corey Peacock

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: Research shows the benefits of whey isolate protein powder and casein protein powder supplementation in regard to body composition and resting metabolic rate; however, minimal research exists comparing the effectiveness of whey to casein supplementation. Methods: Eighteen (18) physically trained, healthy individuals (23±3.1 yrs.; 171.7cm; 12 males; 6 females) completed a randomized two condition [Combat 100% Isolate (Whey) versus Combat 100% (Casein)] by two time point [Pre-, Post-] intervention. The intervention consisted of subjects supplementing on either whey or casein in conjunction with resistance training over an 8-week period. Pre and post testing included % body fat ...


Comparison Of Survival Rates Between Two Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Protocols And The Association Of Crew Consistency, Stacey L. Parrish, Lori Kupczynski, Pradeep Vanguri Mar 2022

Comparison Of Survival Rates Between Two Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Protocols And The Association Of Crew Consistency, Stacey L. Parrish, Lori Kupczynski, Pradeep Vanguri

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Background: Cardiac arrest is a life-altering event that requires swift, coordinated actions from numerous individuals for patient survival. Although return of spontaneous circulation is the goal of every emergency medical service agency, survival rates continue to be low due to many factors. Many variables are out of direct control of emergency medical service agencies, but some, such as protocol development and personnel training, are well within their power. Purpose: The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to examine the new HP-CPR protocol implemented by a large southeastern urban fire rescue department to see if changes to existing protocol assisted, in ...


College/University Independent Medical Care In The Covid-19 Era, Benjamin J. Colletti, Matthew J. Rivera, Lindsey E. Eberman Mar 2022

College/University Independent Medical Care In The Covid-19 Era, Benjamin J. Colletti, Matthew J. Rivera, Lindsey E. Eberman

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: Legislation was created for NCAA Divisions I, II, and III to guarantee an independent medical care administrative structure designed to give “unchallengeable autonomous authority” regarding diagnosis, management, and return to play decisions to primary athletics health care providers (physicians and athletic trainers). The purpose of this project was to 1) explore the structure of athletic health care in NCAA athletic institutions as it relates to independent medical care, and 2) describe changes in those structures that have occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: We used a cross-Sectional Study. Setting: College/University. In 2017, 162 supervising athletic ...


Physiotherapists’ Perspectives On The Use Of Telehealth For Service Delivery To Children With Developmental Delays: A Qualitative Focus Group Study, Claire M. Grant, Anne Jones, Helen Land Mar 2022

Physiotherapists’ Perspectives On The Use Of Telehealth For Service Delivery To Children With Developmental Delays: A Qualitative Focus Group Study, Claire M. Grant, Anne Jones, Helen Land

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: The purposes of the study are to (1) determine what barriers and facilitators physiotherapists perceive to using telehealth, (2) to determine willingness to use and (3) to determine perspectives on training in the use of telehealth. Method: This is a qualitative semi structured interview and focus group design. Participants were recruited from the first stage of the larger research process using purposive sampling. A semi structured guide was used to facilitate discussion of shared experiences and to allow themes to emerge from the discussion. Results: Thematic analysis was used to synthesise frequent and important themes. Ten participants took part ...


Can Youtube Videos Be Helpful In Promoting Self-Performed Denture Hygiene?, Kubra Degirmenci, Serkan Saridag Mar 2022

Can Youtube Videos Be Helpful In Promoting Self-Performed Denture Hygiene?, Kubra Degirmenci, Serkan Saridag

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: The longevity and success of dentures depend on clinical factors and the appropriate application of various techniques as well as on patients’ denture hygiene. Recently, the Internet has become an attractive information source for individuals searching for answers to their questions on health-related subjects. The aim of this study was to evaluate the information provided by YouTube videos on denture hygiene and analyze their content in terms of scientific validity. Method: Various key words related to denture cleaning, hygiene, and care were used to search for videos on YouTube. Based on their scientific content, the included videos were classified ...


Assessing Burnout And Resiliency In Online Degree Advancement Respiratory Care Students During A Pandemic, Kristen L. Mchenry, Thomas J. Wing, Jody Lester, Lanny Inabnit, Yong Gao Mar 2022

Assessing Burnout And Resiliency In Online Degree Advancement Respiratory Care Students During A Pandemic, Kristen L. Mchenry, Thomas J. Wing, Jody Lester, Lanny Inabnit, Yong Gao

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify and quantify the presence of burnout in online degree advancement Respiratory Care students during a pandemic and characteristics/strategies of resiliency. Method: The design of the study was quantitative; non-experimental, descriptive, cross-sectional survey research. The Maslach Burnout Inventory for Medical Personnel (MBI-HSS (MP) and Brief Resilience Scale (BRS) were used to measure these constructs. Results: One hundred and twenty-nine (129) students completed components of the survey for a response rate of approximately 28%. Relevant findings include a somewhat higher level of depersonalization for those who practice in adult acute care. Emotional ...


A Feasibility Study For Utilizing A Peer-Teaching Experiential Learning Activity To Alter Student Perceptions Of Attributes Present In Effective Clinical Instructors, Susan J. Barlow, Penelope S. Elam, Stephen W. Elam, Lee Ann Eagler Mar 2022

A Feasibility Study For Utilizing A Peer-Teaching Experiential Learning Activity To Alter Student Perceptions Of Attributes Present In Effective Clinical Instructors, Susan J. Barlow, Penelope S. Elam, Stephen W. Elam, Lee Ann Eagler

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: Many physical therapists are requested to assume the role of a clinical instructor (CI) after only one year of clinical practice. The purposes of this study are to assess the feasibility of an activity that introduces students to the responsibilities of a CI and to determine if this activity had any impact on student perceptions of attributes that are present in an effective CI. Methods: Second year DPT students enrolled in a course that utilizes case-based learning and peer-teaching activities participated in this study. Participants completed the McGill University Clinical Tutor Evaluation survey both pre- and post-learning activity. Survey ...


Allied Health Student Engagement In Telehealth Clinical Placements: A Rapid Review, Kate Bridgman, Shane Erickson, Lisa Furlong, Adam Bird Mar 2022

Allied Health Student Engagement In Telehealth Clinical Placements: A Rapid Review, Kate Bridgman, Shane Erickson, Lisa Furlong, Adam Bird

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: The engagement of allied health students in telehealth consultations whilst on clinical placement has rapidly increased due to the disruption caused by COVID-19. While this is understandable given the circumstances, it has occurred on the largely unfounded assumption that utilising telehealth is pedagogically appropriate to supplement or replace assessed placements. Method: This rapid review used the Cochrane rapid review methodology to synthesise the literature relating to the perspectives of allied health students whilst on clinical placements utilising telehealth. Results: A systematic search and selection process found three studies. In summary, the combined findings of the research suggest that student ...


Examining Newcomer Women’S Experiences With Perinatal Care In Ontario, Canada: An Application Of Carspecken’S Critical Ethnographic Method, Jessica Pimienta, Oona St-Amant, Sepali Guruge, Corinne Hart, Cristina Catallo Mar 2022

Examining Newcomer Women’S Experiences With Perinatal Care In Ontario, Canada: An Application Of Carspecken’S Critical Ethnographic Method, Jessica Pimienta, Oona St-Amant, Sepali Guruge, Corinne Hart, Cristina Catallo

The Qualitative Report

This article provides a practical description of Carspecken’s (1996) five-stage critical ethnographic approach entitled “Critical Qualitative Research (CQR).” Situated epistemologically and ontologically in the critical paradigm, this article is an exploration of critical ethnography as an important methodology for shedding light on the discursive culture of perinatal care for newcomer women during the three-month health insurance waiting period in Ontario, Canada. We argue that Carspecken’s approach to critical ethnography is especially instrumental in illuminating the social structures that contribute to health inequities.


Cross-Sectional Evaluation Of Chronic Medication Use Across Age Categories, Alecia N. Muwonge, Nedra Geddes-Mccarthy Mar 2022

Cross-Sectional Evaluation Of Chronic Medication Use Across Age Categories, Alecia N. Muwonge, Nedra Geddes-Mccarthy

NSU REACH and IPE Day

Purpose: The objective of this study was to estimate the use of chronic medications for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia, and depression in adults over 18 years old. Background: Aging is associated with increased multimorbid conditions. Management of multimorbid conditions can be complex, making polypharmacy a prevalent problem in the adult population. Previous studies investigated the prevalence of chronic medication use in older adults, but none have evaluated the trends in use with increasing age. Methods: This retrospective cross-sectional study used general population data from NHANES during the 2011-2018 cohort years for a population of all adults 18 years of age and ...


The Potential Role Of Virtual Reality Simulation To Meet Core Competencies In Non-Technical Skills In Physician Assistant Education, Jonathan D. Caplan Mar 2022

The Potential Role Of Virtual Reality Simulation To Meet Core Competencies In Non-Technical Skills In Physician Assistant Education, Jonathan D. Caplan

NSU REACH and IPE Day

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Dirfloortime: An Innovative Approach To Supporting Development Through Connection And Understanding, Jessica Townsend Feb 2022

Dirfloortime: An Innovative Approach To Supporting Development Through Connection And Understanding, Jessica Townsend

Department of Occupational Therapy Entry-Level Capstone Projects

Children with developmental delays and neurobehavioral disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), often have social, emotional, or behavioral delays. Children who are not reaching developmental milestones or are reaching them at a slower rate may need extra support and services to reach their full potential. An innovative approach to treatment of developmental delay commonly used among therapists is called DIRFloortime®. DIRFloortime® (also referred to as Floortime) is the application of the Developmental, Individual-Differences, & Relationship-Based (DIR) model in practice. The purpose of this capstone project was to explore Floortime as a holistic intervention approach ...


Developing A Sexual Health Consent Strategy For Refugees: A Qualitative Approach, Amita Tuteja, Elisha Riggs, Lena Sanci, Lester Mascarenhas, Anna Power, Di Vanvliet, Katrina Sangster, Kimberley Mcguinness, Meredith Temple-Smith Feb 2022

Developing A Sexual Health Consent Strategy For Refugees: A Qualitative Approach, Amita Tuteja, Elisha Riggs, Lena Sanci, Lester Mascarenhas, Anna Power, Di Vanvliet, Katrina Sangster, Kimberley Mcguinness, Meredith Temple-Smith

The Qualitative Report

We report the development of a strategy for obtaining a truly voluntary and informed consent for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) research with Burma-born refugees settled in Australia. Using a qualitative descriptive research design, we interviewed 29 providers of refugee services (PRS) including health care professionals (doctors, nurses, midwives), bilingual supporting staff (interpreters, social workers, settlement workers, community liaison officers) and administrative staff (practice managers, reception staff) who provide primary care services to refugees. Interviews were audio recorded, transcribed, and subjected to thematic analysis. Four themes emerged: (a) unique values of Burma-born people, (b) unfamiliarity with Western concepts of research ...


Therapeutic Processes In Clinical Interventions : A View Of Qualitative Methodological Approaches, Jennifer Denis, Marc Tocquet, François Guillemette, Stephan Hendrick Feb 2022

Therapeutic Processes In Clinical Interventions : A View Of Qualitative Methodological Approaches, Jennifer Denis, Marc Tocquet, François Guillemette, Stephan Hendrick

The Qualitative Report

This article examines several qualitative methods to capture and analyze processes in therapeutic and clinical interventions. The study of therapeutic processes provides an understanding of what leads to changes in clinical interventions. This is a goal of any therapeutic intervention. This interest should allow us to try to identify what the therapists do and think they are doing, how they do it, how they think about their interventions, and what happens during the session that might explain changes. These types of studies require that researchers provide clarifications about their epistemological and methodological choices. To meet that requirement, we propose to ...


Seizure Prediction In Epilepsy Patients, Gary Dean Cravens Feb 2022

Seizure Prediction In Epilepsy Patients, Gary Dean Cravens

NSU REACH and IPE Day

Purpose/Objective: Characterize rigorously the preictal period in epilepsy patients to improve the development of seizure prediction techniques. Background/Rationale: 30% of epilepsy patients are not well-controlled on medications and would benefit immensely from reliable seizure prediction. Methods/Methodology: Computational model consisting of in-silico Hodgkin-Huxley neurons arranged in a small-world topology using the Watts-Strogatz algorithm is used to generate synthetic electrocorticographic (ECoG) signals. ECoG data from 18 epilepsy patients is used to validate the model. Unsupervised machine learning is used with both patient and synthetic data to identify potential electrophysiologic biomarkers of the preictal period. Results/Findings: The model has ...