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Cooperative Student & Faculty Research Presentations/Publications

Department of Occupational Therapy
Research Achievements
Cooperative Faculty-Student and Student Driven Projects
Publications and Presentation Records
As of 1-16-06

Introduction: 134 research projects were completed from 1996-2005. 11 more are in process. 60 projects were published or presented. The list below does not include individual publications or presentations done solely by a faculty member.

PUBLICATIONS (22)

Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Fisher, G. S., & Coolbaugh, K. (2005), Development of an Environmental Safety Assessment Tool for Older Persons: Field Testing of the Cougar Home Safety Assessments Versions 1 and 2. Alzheimers & Dementia [Abstract], 1(1), 563-564. (Faculty with Trad grad).

American Journal of Occupational Therapy

Harkleroad, A., Schirf, Volpe, J. & Holm, M.B. (2000). Critical pathway development: An integrative literature review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 54, 148-154. (WC 97 grads and faculty member).

Holm, M.B., Santangelo, M.A., Fromuth, D.J., Brown, S.O., & Walter H. (2000). Effectiveness of everyday occupations for changing client behaviors in a community living arrangement. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 54, 361-371. Novalis, S.D., Messenger, M.F., & Morris, L. (2000). Occupational therapy benchmarks within orthopedic (hip) critical pathways. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 54, 155-158. (WC 97 grads).

Velde, B.L. (2000). The experience of being an occupational therapist with a disability. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 54, 183-188. (WC 97 grad).

Assistive Technology

Anson, D., George, S., Galup, R., Shea, B., & Vetter, R. (2001). Efficiency of the Chubon versus the QWERTY keyboard. Assistive Technology, 13(1), 40-45. (Trad grads with faculty member).

Anson, D., Lawler, G., Kissinger, A., Timko, M.,Tuminski, J., & Drew, B. (2002). Efficacy of three head-pointing devices for a mouse emulation task. Assistive Technology, 14, 140-150. Also presented as a paper at the RESNA 26th International Conference of Technology, Atlanta, Ga. 2003. (Trad 02 grads with faculty member).

Innovations in Occupational Therapy Education

Hughes, K., Mangold, S.M., Thuss, S.L., Buckley, S.M., & Lennon, J.K. (2000). Brief: Success of level II fieldwork: The student's perspective. In P.A. Crist (Ed.) Innovations in Occupational Therapy Education: 2000 (pp. 7-19). Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association. (Trad 99 grads).

Occupational Therapy in Health Care

Brayford, S., Buscarini, J., Dunbar, C., Frank, A., Nguyen, P. & Fisher, G. (2002). A pilot study of the delivery of occupational therapy in long term care settings under the medical prospective payment system. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 16(2/3), 67-76. (WC 00 grads with faculty member).

George, K., DiJiacomo, R., Neely, J., Dworak, P., & Holm, M. (2000). Patterns of referral and treatment for person with AIDS. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 13(2), 25-39. (WC 99 grads).

Gibson, D., Velde, B. Hoff, T., Kvashay, D., Manross, P., Moreau, V. & Welch, D. (2000). Clinical reasoning of a novice versus and experienced occupational therapist: A qualitative study. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 12(4), 15-31. (Trad 97 grads and faculty member).

Occupational Therapy International

Edwards, M. A., Millard, P., Paskac, L., Sandone, R., Stone, J., & Wisniewski, P.A. (in press). Early intervention: Addressing family needs. Occupational Therapy International. (WC 02 Grads).

Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics

Ackerman, S.E., Bednarczyk, K.R., Roncolato, K., Schiavone, B.A., Wito, A.L., & Cipriani, J. (2001). The use of computer technology with older adult clients: A pilot study of occupational therapists. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 20(1), 49-57. (Trad 00 grads and faculty member).

Banford, M.,Kratz, M., Brown, R., Emick, K., Ranck, J., Wilkins, R., & Holm, M.B. (2001). Stroke survivor caregiver education: Methods and effectiveness. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 19(1), 37-52. (WC 99 grads with faculty member).

Basante, J., Bentz, E., Heck-Hackley, J. Kenion, B., Young, D., & Holm, M.B. (2001). Fall risk among older adults in long term care facilities: A focused literature review. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 19(2), 63-85. (WC 99 grads with faculty member).

Brandthill, S.L., Duczeminski, J.E., Surak, E., Erdly, A.M., Bayer, S.J., & Holm, M. (2001). Coping strategies that elicit psychological well-being and happiness among elderly nuns with chronic disability. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 19(2), 87-98. (WC 99 grads with a faculty member).

Cipriani, J., Hess, S. Higgins, H. Resavy, D., Sheon, S. & Holm, M. (1999). Collaboration in the therapeutic process: Older adults' perspectives. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 17(1), 43-54. (Trad 98 grads and faculty).

Cipriani, J., Crea, J., Cvrkel, K., Dagle, S., Monaghan, K., & Seldomridge, L. (2000). Coping with the death of clients: A pilot study of occupational therapy practitioners. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 17(4), 55-77. (Trad 99 grads and faculty member).

Cipriani, J., Faig, S., Ayrer, K., Brown, l., & Johnson, N. (2006). Altruistic activity patterns among long term nursing home residents. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics (in press). (Trad grads and faculty member).

McAndrew, E., McDermott, S., Vitzakovitch, S., Warunek, M., & Holm, M.B. (1999). Patient and therapist perceptions of the occupational therapy process: A pilot study. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 17(1), 55-63. (WC 97 grads and faculty member).

Porter, J., Franklin, T., Pieninck, M., Springer, C., & Holm, M.B. (2001). Quality of follow-through with feeding interventions for long-term care facility residents. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 19(1), 77-90. (WC 97 grads with faculty member).

World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin

Cipriani, J., Shah, L., Fox, M., Giardina, C., Leatherman, H., & Wood, M. (November, 2003). A survey of occupational therapy practice in WFOT Countries. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 48, 49-56.

PRESENTATIONS (38)

Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association

Ackerman, S. Bennarczyk, K., Bruno, A., Cwikla, B., Roncolato, K. & Cipriani, J. Occupational Therapists' Use of Computers for Interventions with Older Adults. Paper presentation at the 2001 AOTA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pa. (Trad 00 grads with faculty member).

Bartolacci, G., Giancopolous, L., Hollock, A., Mazurik, L., Shellhammer, S., & Urban, K. Strategies to Improve Self-Efficacy with Members of a Community Mental Health Clubhouse. Paper presentation at the 2003 AOTA Annual Conference, Washington, DC.. (Trad 03 grads with faculty member).

Brayford, S., Buscarini, J., Dunbar, C., Frank, A., & Nguyen, P. (2002). The impact of the prospective payment system on the delivery of occupational therapy in long term care settings. Poster presentation at the 2001 AOTA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pa. (WC 00 grads).

Brown, C.B., Gatto, J.L., Hufnell, M.K., & Cipriani, J. The Move from Clinic to Academia: Why Occupational Therapists Become Educators. Paper presentation at the 1998 AOTA Annual Conference, Baltimore, Md. (Trad 98 grads with faculty member).

Buckley, S., Darrough, C. Fawbush, L., & Zack, J. Development of Occupational Therapy Awareness among Undergraduate Students Enrolled in a Pre-Medicine Education Program. Poster presentation at the 2001 AOTA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pa. (Trad 00 grads).

Bush, A., Edmonston J., Fiorilla, E., Hindson, C., Shah, L. Functional Performance and Satisfaction of Individuals with a Lower Limb Prosthesis. Poster accepted for American Occupational Therapy Association conference in 2005. (Trad 04 grads with faculty).

Candy, J., DeVaney, H., Haigh, A., Sickler, C., & Wentling, R. Universal Design: the Role of the Occupational Therapist. Poster presentation at the 2001 AOTA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pa. (Trad 00 grads).

Clement, S., Farr, C., Ferell, L., Gruber, A., Petrasek, M., & Swartwood, T. Factors that Influence Successful Community tenure for Persons with Mental Illness. Poster presentation at the 2003 AOTA Annual Conference, Washington, DC. (Trad 03 grads with faculty member).

Cipriani, J., Grant, E., Naples, S., Sims, B., & Thomas, D. A Preliminary Analysis of Gender Representation of Study Participants in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1998-2003. Presented at the 2004 Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Trad 03 grads).

DeSando, L.A., Ost, K.S., Buscarini, C.M., Ciliberto, J.L., Hunter, M.L., Elmy, M.V., Rainey. M.C. Adaptive Grip Tools and Their Effect on the Tracing Ability of Preschoolers. Poster presentation at the 2001 AOTA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pa. (WC 99 grads).

Ebbert, B., Fairfield, K., Juern-McKaughan, S., White, J., & McLaughlin, E. Adolescent Leisure Interests: A Study of Geographic Variances. Paper presentation at the 2003 AOTA Annual Conference, Washington, DC.. (WC grads with faculty member).

Fagan, K., Crossman, B., Ruckle, M., & McLaughlin, E. Influences of a Sensory-Based Activity Program on Interaction and Mastery for Children with Autism. Poster presentation at the 2003 AOTA Annual Conference, Washington, DC.. (Trad 03 grads with faculty member).

Farr, C., Petrasek, M., Gruber, A., Clement, S., Ferell, L., & Swartwood, T. Factors that Influence Successful Community Tenure for Persons with Mental Illness. Paper presentation at the 2003 AOTA Annual Conference, Washington, DC.. (Trad 03 grads with faculty member).

Haines, R.N., Hoffman, J.L., Lowe, A.M., Mock, J.D., Murphy, D.L., & Swartwood, T. The Perceived Role of Occupational Therapy in a Forensic Psychiatric Setting. Paper presented at the 2002 AOTA Annual Conference, Miami, FL. (Trad 2001 Grads with faculty member).

Hoff, T., Kvashay, D., Manross, P., Moreau, V. & Welch, D. Clinical Reasoning of a Novice Versus an Experienced Occupational Therapist: A Qualitative Study. Paper presentation at the 1998 AOTA Annual Conference, Baltimore, Md. (Trad 98 grads).

Maines-Davis, M., Murphy, K., Omilak, K. , Richards, M., & Cipriani, J. Approaches to Intervention for Clients with Spinal cord injury. Poster presentation at the 2001 AOTA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pa. (Trad 00 grads with faculty member).

Moore, M., Moore, S., Yonick, C., Zambo, M. The Effectiveness of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy: A Critical Review of the Literature. Poster presentation on May 13 at the AOTA 2005 Annual Conference & Expo in Long Beach, California. (Trad 04 grads).

Perrins, N.M., Rugletic, J., Schepis, N.M., Stepanski, H., & Walsh, M. The Immediate Effects of a Group Based Horticulture Experience on the Quality of Life of Persons with Chronic Mental Illness. Paper presentation at the 2000 AOTA Annual Conference, Seattle, WA. (Trad 99 grads).

Shah, L. Carl, R., Cronlund, R., Hoyt, D., Lounsbury, D. A correlation study of total Functional Independence Measure Score and Medical Intervention Rates. Research poster at the AOTA 2005 Annual Conference & Expo in Long Beach, California. (Faculty member- WC 03 grads).

Shah, L., Hindson, C., & Bush, A. Functional Performance and Satisfaction of Individuals With a Lower Limb Prosthesis. Research poster at the AOTA 2005 Annual Conference & Expo in Long Beach, California. (Faculty member- trad 04 graduates).

Shah, L., Myers, S., & Walker, T. Therapeutic horseback riding: Effects on postural control/dynamic sitting posture. Presented at the 2004 Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota. This topic was also presented at the 2003 POTA Conference. (Trad 03 grads with faculty member).

New York State Occupational Therapy Conference

Aeppli, M., Ahmie, A., Epe, N., Fritz, J. Steiner, K. & Shah, L. Correlation of Length of Stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with Scores on the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory and the Sensory Profile. Poster presentation at New York State Occupational Therapy Conference 2004. (Trad 04 grads).

North Carolina State Occupational Therapy Conference

Aeppli, M., Ahmie, A., Epe, N., Fritz, J. Steiner, K. & Shah, L. Correlation of Length of Stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with Scores on the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory and the Sensory Profile. Poster presentation at North Carolina State Occupational Therapy Conference 2004. (Trad 04 grads).

Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference

Baird, A., Honis, D., Kozikowski, R., Williams, J. Survey of Occupational Therapy Interventions for People with Disabilities. Poster presented at 1999 POTA Conference, Philadelphia, Pa. (Trad grads).

Baker, A., Koval, D., Lishok, C., and Stine, E. (2005). Environmental Home Assessment for Older Persons Living Alone Project completed in May 2005 and presented at Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association's Annual Conference in Valley Forge PA in October 2005. (Weekend college 2005 grads).

Burke, M., Feretti, J., Knight, S., Matukaitis, K., McLaughlin, E., & Sosnoski, T. The Influence of Handedness on Stereognostic Processing. Poster presented at 2000 POTA Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Trad grads).

Bush, A., Edmonston J., Fiorilla, E., Hindson, C., Shah, L. Functional Performance and Satisfaction of Individuals with a Lower Limb Prosthesis. Podium presentation at Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Conference 2004. (Trad 04 grads with faculty).

Carver, A., Marrone, A., Palanzo, L., Seibert, D. Senatore, C., & Westerberg, K. Characteristics of Educators who Enable or Present Barriers to the Use of Occupational Therapist Prescribed Intellikeys in the Classroom. Poster presented at 2000 POTA Conference, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Trad grads).

Emerson, L., Firpo, C., Ptak, J., and Wonn, J. Chronic Pain and Occupation: An Exploration of the Lived Experience Project completed in May 2005 and presented at Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association's Annual Conference in Valley Forge PA in October 2005. . (Weekend college grads.)

Nowak, L., Glunk, H., & Gift, S. Emerging Markets in Occupational Therapy. Poster presented at 2001 POTA Conference, Harrisburg, Pa. (Trad 01 grads).

Tegethoff, A., Luhrs, C., Whitworth, C.G., Colon, J., and Shah, L. A checklist to evaluate accessibility for children with physical disabilities. Poster presented at the 2003 New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association Conference (Trad 2003 grads with faculty member). Note: This topic also presented as a poster by Tegethoff, Luhrs, and Whitworth at the 2003 POTA conference in Pittsburgh, Pa.

RESNA International Conference

Anson, D., George, S., Galup, R., Shea, B., & Vetter, R. A Comparison of Chubon and QWERTY Keyboards. Paper presented at the 2003 RESNA annual conference in Altlanta, GA. (Trad grads with faculty member).

Anson, D., Lawler, G., Kissinger, A., Timko, M., Tuminski, J., & Drew, B. A Comparison of Head Pointer Technologies. Paper presented at the 2003 RESNA annual conference in Altlanta, GA. (Trad grads with faculty member).

Anson, D., Glodek, M., Peiffer, R., Rubino, C., & Schwartz, P. Morse code vs. Headpointer for Alternative Computer Access. Paper presented at the 2003 RESNA annual conference in Altlanta, GA. (Trad 03 grads with faculty member).

World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress

Cipriani, J., Shah, L., Fox, M., Giardina, C., Leatherman, H., & Wood, M. A Survey of Occupational Therapy Practice in World Federation of Occupational Therapist (WFOT) Countries. Poster presentation at the 13th World Congress of Occupational Therapists, June 25, 2002, Stockholm, Sweden. (Trad 99 grads with faculty members).

Cotton, M., Cipriani, J., Ambosie, M., Kozicki, K., Sprau, K., & Thoma, M. Object attachment and meaning for nursing home residents. Accepted as a poster to the 14th World Congress of Occupational Therapists, July 2006, Sydney, Australia. (Trad 05 grads with faculty member).

Shah, L., Barbose, K., Bobb, S., McShea, K., Morris, T., & Woodruff, J. Correlation of Length of Stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with Scores on the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory and the Sensory Profile. Will be Poster presenting at 14th Congress of the WFOT in Sydney Australia July 2006. (Faculty with Wec 2005 grads).

Rehabilitation International

Cipriani, J., Johnson, N., Faig, S., Ayrer, C., & Brown, L. (2004). Altruistic Activity Patterns of Older Adults Living in Nursing Homes. Podium presentation given at the 20th World Congress of Rehabilitation International, Oslo, Norway, June 23, 2004. (trad. 04 students and faculty)

Last updated: 1/16/06