Projects

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As part of a research university, the Division of Occupational Therapy engages students in research projects starting in their first year in the program and culminating in their Masters research project at the end of their grad year. The projects listed below are the current student project being completed within the Division. If you have any questions regarding these projects please contact the faculty advisor listed in the left hand column.

Class of 2016

Advisors: Acord-Vira
Students(s): Bacher & Callaway
Title: Health and Wellness/Biking Club for kids

Advisors: Acord-Vira
Students(s): Shark
Title: Quality of Life Following a Stroke

Advisors: Acord-Vira
Students(s): Wagoner & Reis
Title: Caregivers Role Changes-Pediatric TBI

Advisors: Acord-Vira
Students(s): Willis & Thomas
Title: Stroke

Advisors: Brown
Students(s): Herzberger
Title: The effect of geographical location on occupational engagement and quality of life in retirees

Advisors: Brown
Students(s): Kehr & Weightman
Title: Decreasing occupational deprivation in the elderly through education on the use of I-Pad technology

Advisors: Brown
Students(s): Willoughby
Title: The psychosocial aspect of recovery in patients with burns: Patient and occupational therapy practitioner's perspectives

Advisors: Burt
Students(s): Bray & Bright
Title: Sensory and Developmental Needs of Children Impacted by Public Elementary School Playgrounds

Advisors: Burt
Students(s): Evans & Feiertag
Title: The Effectiveness of a Combined Educational and Physical Activity Wellness Program on Pediatrics Quality of Life

Advisors: Burt
Students(s): Kehrer
Title: What is the OT’s Role, and how does it Change Throughout the Educational Career of a Student with Autism?

Advisors: Burt
Students(s): Steel & Kurtz
Title: Parental Stressors of Children with Down Syndrome

Advisors: Colaianni
Students(s): Kady
Title: Lymphedema treatment with patients after breast cancer

Advisors: Cronin
Students(s): Sims
Title: Touchscreen technology use with children

Advisors: Cronin
Students(s): Zamias
Title: Functional impairments in cancer survivors

Advisors: Davis
Students(s): Garland & Chieppo
Title: Alzheimer’s and Care Givers and QOL

Advisors: Davis
Students(s): Hall & Lago
Title: The effects of CVA's on higher level cognitive functions. I am continuing this study on the quality of life post stroke with a focus on cognitive functions

Advisors: Davis
Students(s): Shark & Acord
Title: Quality of Life of Stroke

Advisors: Davis
Students(s): Snyder & McGurk
Title: How relationships are effected after a loved one has a stroke

Advisors: Graebe
Students(s): Long
Title: Returning Veteran’s: A comparison of Current vs. Vietnam Veteran’s Return to Civilian Life

Advisors: Graebe
Students(s): Ninan
Title: Computerized Training of Immediate Memory

Advisors: Kessler
Students(s): Riggs
Title: Schizophrenia and Its Effects on Therapy Progression

Advisors: Kessler
Students(s): Stemple
Title: Domestic Violence

Advisors: McCombie
Students(s): Dragovich & Stalnaker
Title: Perceptions and Use of Anxiety and Related Medications Among Occupational Therapy Students

Advisors: McCombie
Students(s): Henson
Title: Abuse of Alcohol by Practicing Occupational Therapy Clinicians

Advisors: McCombie
Students(s): Huggins & Keefer
Title: Non-Medical Use of Prescription Stimulant Medications Among Allied Healthcare Students

Advisors: McCombie
Students(s): Wolfe
Title: Occupational Performance in Relation to Sleep

Advisors: Wheeler
Students(s): Little & Williams
Title: Caregivers and TBI Patients

Advisors: Wheeler
Students(s): Paulus & Trunkle
Title: TBI and the Quality of Life

Advisors: Wheeler
Students(s): Swanson & Ross
Title: Music and TBI’s

Advisors: Wheeler
Students(s): Zonts
Title: TBI

Class of 2015

Advisors: Acord-Vira
Students(s): Alverez & Rudy
Title: Caregivers Role Changes-Pediatric TBI

Advisors: Acord-Vira
Students(s): DeFazio & Butcher
Title: Therapy Interventions with Stroke

Advisors: Acord-Vira
Students(s): Whetsell & Jones-Parker
Title: Virtual Reality

Advisors: Burt
Students(s): Fox & Greer
Title: Caregivers perspective and autism

Advisors: Burt
Students(s): McIntosh & Walberg
Title: Parents Perspective Versus Child’s Actual Functional Outcomes in Occupational Therapy for Microdeletion

Advisors: Burt
Students(s): Roupe-West & Powell
Title: Caregiver and therapist’s perspectives on using hippotherapy or therapeutic riding as a treatment modality

Advisors: Colaianni
Students(s): Leach & Greaf-Davies
Title: Parental stress with DD

Advisors: Colaianni
Students(s): Mattera & Petras
Title: Animal assisted therapy guidelines

Advisors: Colaianni
Students(s): Scott
Title: Factors that affect OT recruitment

Advisors: Graebe
Students(s): Cumpston & Jougras
Title: Computerized Training of Immediate Memory

Advisors: McCombie
Students(s): Cox & Heavener
Title: Mainstream Technology’s Role in a Therapeutic Setting

Advisors: McCombie
Students(s): Menarcheck & Snyder
Title: Perceptions of Wheeled Mobility Users on Participation in the Community