Recent Submissions

  • Interpretation Preferences Of Spanish- And Portuguese-Speaking Clients In Adult Physical Rehabilitation Settings

    Wilson, Kendra; Fink, Twyla (2022-05-05)
    This poster presentation will provide an overview of a quantitative survey designed to explore the interpretation preference of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking clients in adult physical rehabilitation settings.
  • Polypharmacy And Medication Reconciliation In The Elderly Population

    Yirga, Wondimu; Bashir, Mercy (2022-05-05)
    Older adults are vulnerable to comorbidities and multiple medications worldwide.
  • Paying Attention To Mindfulness

    Zolt, Brittany; Smith, Johanna (2022-05-05)
    Students often struggle with paying attention in class, especially those with ADHD or who exhibit behaviors that align with ADHD symptoms.  Through small group counseling sessions, counselors will look at the impact mindfulness techniques have on students who struggle with attention in the classroom.  I will work with these students by teaching them techniques they can use when they feel they are losing their focus and begin to exhibit disruptive behaviors. The goal of this study is to give students the tools they need to be successful by using mindfulness techniques to help them regain control of their minds and bodies. 
  • Approaches To Animal Assisted Occupational Therapy For Persons With Intellectual Disabilities

    Wilbur, Jocelyn; Silveira, Jeramie (2022-05-05)
    An exploration of the current approaches utilized by occupational therapy practitioners in treatment of persons with intellectual disabilities, clinical implications, and directions for future research.
  • Improving Cultural Competency To Reduce Health Disparities In Primary Care For FTM (Female To Male) Transgender Population

    Simpson, Mercy; Bashir, Mercy (2022-05-05)
    Transgender people face numerous health disparities as well as stigma, discrimination, and lack of access to care.
  • A Comparative Analysis Of The Effects Of Antecedent Exposure To A Checklist And Performance-Based Feedback

    Trebicka, Helen; Rosenberg, David; Crone-Todd, Darlene (2022-05-05)
    This study focuses on training behavior technicians to implement discrete-trial training with clients on the autism spectrum through the use of an antecedent fidelity checklist, and performance based feedback.
  • Mental Health Literacy And Occupational Therapy Practice

    Rourke, Amanda; MacLachlan, Jean (2022-05-05)
    This poster presentation will cover a proposed student research study on mental health literacy and occupational therapy practice.
  • Comparative Analysis Of Module-Based Training And Behavior Skills Training

    Silva, Steven; Rosenberg, David; Crone-Todd, Darlene; Crone-Todd, Darlene (2022-05-05)
    Comparing Module-based training and Behavior skills training for staff.
  • Parents With Physical Disabilities And Allied Health Support

    Raposa, Sarah; Fink, Twyla (2022-05-05)
    This study will explore the parenting experiences of individuals with physical disabilities, and the supports that they may or may not utilize to facilitate their roles as parents. Research suggests that parents often rely on informal supports, such as family and friends, if they need assistance with childrearing. Understanding the needs of parents with physical disabilities can create more impactful interventions to help individuals participate in childrearing, thus fulfilling their important parenting role.
  • The Efficacy Of Mobile Health Clinic For The Homeless And People Live In Shelters

    Regis, Jhony; Bashir, Mercy (2022-05-05)
    Approximately 17 people per 10,000 experience homelessness each day (Stasha, 2022)
  • Integrative Review: Certification In Nursing Education

    Pokharel, Deekshya S.; Williams, Cheryl (2022-05-05)
    Nursing, being the foundation of healthcare, need competent nursing educators to prepare the future workforce. Certification demonstrates that a nurse has surmounted a specialized body of knowledge. The National League for Nursing (NLN) offers certification as an academic nurse educator (CNE), academic clinical nurse educator (CNEcl), and novice academic nurse educator (CNEn). The NLN’s nurse educator certification mission is to promote excellence in the advanced specialty role of the nurse educator; clinical and classroom roles. Professional and personal accomplishment, satisfaction, and empowerment are the benefits of certification. Cost, time, academic workloads, lack of promotion, tenure, reward, and certification in another specialty are considered major barriers. Faculty are motivated in pursuing certification if provided ample time, financial reimbursement, and recognition from the institution. Policy development and organizational processes should be expanded to prepare nursing faculty for the CNE since research has shown that certified nursing faculty exhibited improvements in their teaching and their roles were extended. However, little research exists that links certification with improvement in nursing student outcomes.
  • Do Sensory Environments Or Sleep Routines Improve Sleep Participation And Sleep Preparation In Adults With Mental Health Disorders?

    Perkins, Michele; Turcotte, Jill (2022-05-05)
    Over 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems. In 2020 alone, 52.9 million adults experienced mental illness. A comprehensive literature review was conducted to help Occupational Therapy Practitioners best utilize evidence-based interventions that help facilitate sleep participation among adults with mental health diagnoses
  • In Children With Selective Mutism What Are Effective Treatment Interventions That Improve Educational Performance

    Perez, Sally; Schlenz, Kathleen (2022-05-05)
    Research exploring intervention approaches for children with selective mutism that improve educational performance.
  • Perceptions On Comprehensive Sexuality Education In Alternative Education Programs

    Peck, Jessica; Silveira, Jeramie (2022-05-05)
    Current research has shown that adolescents with developmental disabilities are at increased risk of sexual abuse, exploitation, pregnancy, and transmitted infections compared to the general population. It is within the scope of practice for occupational therapy practitioners (OTPs) to educate and address sexuality with clients managing developmental disability. This study focuses both on the views and participation level of occupational therapy practitioners regarding comprehensive sexuality education (CSE). A quantitative, descriptive survey will be distributed online. Participants will be recruited electronically via national and local professional organizations and through social media networks. This survey will provide data to better understand the perspectives of OTPs with CSE and the barriers to participating in its delivery.
  • Are Social Skills And/Or Creative Arts Effective Interventions To Develop Social Skills For Social Participation Among Children Between Grades Kindergarten To 5th Grade?

    Onwochei, Chiedu (2022-05-05)
    This is a comprehensive literature review about the effectiveness of social skills groups and creative arts interventions for developing social skills for social participation for children between grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.
  • Complementary And Integrative Health Approaches In Veteran Affairs

    McIsaac, Michaela; Parent, Sarabeth; Silveira, Jeramie (2022-05-05)
    Complementary and integrative health (CIH) includes a broad range of treatment interventions or activities that fall outside of typical clinical practice or conventional medicine and promote overall health and well-being (yoga, meditation, tai chi, etc.). Literature supports an increased prevalence of life-altering illnesses, injuries, and diagnoses among our veteran population. Therefore, it is important to help clinicians stay up to date with best practice to enhance overall health and promote well-being. The purpose of this study is to explore the types of CIH treatment approaches occupational therapy (OT) practitioners working in Veteran Affairs (VA) utilize and how they incorporate them into their treatment planning. The study will also assess OT practitioner’s current knowledge of CIH and how often services are being delivered within the VA. An exploratory, quantitative, survey-based, design will be utilized. Participants will include OT practitioner’s who currently or previously worked within VA facilities across New England.
  • Complementary And Alternative Medicine For Hypothyroidism Treatment

    Mounchirane, Ajara; Bashir, Mercy (2022-05-05)
    Hypothyroidism is an endocrine ailment caused by an underactive Thyroid gland. This means the thyroid gland does not make enough Thyroid hormone to maintain the body's average balance. It is a clinical disorder commonly encountered by the primary care physician.
  • Effective Interventions To Reduce Anxiety Related To Fear Of Falling

    Kennedy, Sarah; Fink, Twyla (2022-05-05)
    The purpose of this poster presentation is to help occupational therapy practitioners understand what effective interventions are available to reduce anxiety related to fear of falling. A comprehensive literature review was conducted to determine clinically relevant and statistically significant interventions to specifically treat anxiety related to fear of falling.
  • What Interventions Are Effective In Decreasing Loneliness And Social Isolation In Older Adult Long-Term Care Residents

    Heffernan, Allyson; Silveira, Jeramie (2022-05-05)
    This comprehensive literature review explored effective interventions available for older adults living in long term care facilities that work towards reducing social isolation and loneliness, and the role of Occupational Therapy Practitioners in facilitating more socialization opportunities for older adult clients.
  • Nurse Practitioner Led Collaborative Care Teams For Heart Failure Management

    Hayes, Jennifer; Bashir, Mercy (2022-05-05)
    Heart failure is a prevalent chronic disease in the United States. It is defined as a complex clinical syndrome of signs & symptoms that suggest the efficiency of the heart as a pump is impaired. This condition occurs when the heart cannot adequately supply oxygen and blood to the rest of the body

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