This collection contains nearly 650 project documents completed by students at The University of Toledo Health Science Campus (and former Medical College of Ohio) from 2004 to the present as part of their master’s and doctoral degree requirements. A small number of project documents from master’s students in the College of Education are also included.

The documents are culmination of each student’s scholarly in-depth investigation of a particular topic. Some describe a research project or implementation of a program and others focus on systematic reviews of the literature.

Click here to search for all master’s and doctoral students’ projects in the University of Toledo Libraries, including print versions of over 4,100 documents written by Main Campus students between 1961 and 2004.

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Submissions from 2016

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Hematopoietic stem cell transplant : is this the definite cure for sickle cell anemia?, Ifeyinwa Ajumobi

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Do mesenchymal stem cell improve bone healing in non-union?, Anita Akpunku

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Effect of insulin resistance in polycystic ovary syndrome and impact on pregnancy, Eric Appiah

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Does LUCAS bridge the gap between patient care and rescuer safety?, Christina Elizabeth Baker

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Current status in Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers : a literature review and critical summary of the field, Heidi Alyse Borucki

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Factors influencing childhood obesity in the African American and Hispanic population, Chinemelum Sonia Chris-Ukah

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Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder misdiagnosis : the influence of gender, race and age, Melissa Renee Edwards

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The use of transcranial magnetic stimulation in preserving cognitive function: A literature review, Chelsea Alana Foster

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Medication adherence : a retrospective literature review and proposed methods of management, Alyssa L. Germann

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Reiki in the treatment of depression : a literature review, Tilia Gonzalez

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Investigating the effect of caregiver height when completing a pivot transfer, Richelle Gray

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The prevalence of hydronephrosis on renal ultrasound in patients with acute kidney injury : a systematic review and meta-analysis, Maria Katherine Groh

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How does the safety and efficacy of rivaroxaban compare to that of warfarin in the prevention of stroke in non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients?, Steven F. Hammersmith

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The effects of sleep deprivation on cognition and behavior in physicians in training, Ryan Holmes

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Neonatal abstinence syndrome : the increasing concern of prenatal substance use, Luke Joseph Holubeck

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The outcomes of cognitive, motor, and behavioral development of low-birth-weight and preterm infants, Jacquis LeShay Hood

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Effects of nasogastric tube placement, head position and nostril choice on episodes of apnea, bradycardia and desaturations in the preterm neonate, Kaitlyn Marie Hummer

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Viral vectors for gene delivery : precision medicine in patient care, Cameron Jeffrey Hunter

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Diabetes medication adherence and glycemic control : patients with vs. without psychotic disorders, Sarah Elizabeth Jedele

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Transcendental Meditation, mindfulness, and yoga : a review of the therapeutic potential of mind-body interventions on stress and cardiovascular disease, James E. Jones

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Learning to Increase Function Everyday (L.I.F.E.) : a program development plan for community-based occupational therapy at the Stroke Life Center, Karen M. Karmol

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Early effects and future implications of USPSTF’s recommendation against prostate cancer screening, Emily Ann Kasminsky

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A review of current pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies for the treatment of chronic migraine, Samantha L. King

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NOAC dosing in patients after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, Laura Susanne Kovacik

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Paving the way to healthcare for the future Latino generation, Jennifer Lievanos

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The influence of mobile application technology on the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder : a literature review, Bethany Michele Mallory

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A multifaceted examination of hypertension within the African-American community, Darian LaSalle Marsalis

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Reprocessing medical devices : is this following evidence-based medicine?, Lindy Frances Martin

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Preventing disease through lifestyle changes : how diet and exercise can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus, Jessica Alyse McGill

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Obesity and fertility : connecting metabolism and reproduction through neuropeptides, Courtney Moyer

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Comparison of body surface area and weight based dosing for common anesthesia drugs, Amy Elizabeth Nedley

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What is the impact of early sport specialization on overall pediatric health and what can be done by health care providers to monitor this growing phenomenon?, Domini M. Paradiso

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Assessment of bullying in the primary care setting : a literature review and recommendation, Julie Ann Rego

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The safety of high-dose antibiotic cement spacers in the two-stage revision of infected total joint arthroplasty, Allison Rae Roberts

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Reliability levels of lymphedema websites in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, Jenell A. Roberts

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Improving the diagnosis : Takotsubo cardiomyopathy vs. acute myocardial infarction, Emily Ann Robertson

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Rheumatoid arthritis : costs, treatments, and novel targets for therapy development, William Joseph Roberts

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Control of junctional hemorrhages in the civilian arena : what physician assistants should know, Kelli Marie Sanow

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Promoting positive outcomes in parentally bereaved children and adolescents, Emalee Kernisan Singer

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Progress towards a better vaccine against tuberculosis, Jewel H. Songo

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Student education on transgender health care: transgender patient perspectives, Elizabeth Anne Stark

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The Zika virus, Christina Marie Sulkowski

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Risk factors : a study of stroke in the young, Benjamin David Tobias

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Association of saturated fats and cardiovascular disease, Gregory M. Verzumo

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Conservative versus surgical management of pediatric appendicitis, Kristin Anne Wishnosky

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Occupational therapy in adult day services : transitional programming to promote aging in place : program development plan, Marie Zipp

Submissions from 2015

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End of life discussions in the community, Elizabeth Houglan Adkins

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Help Us Grow (H.U.G.) : a program development plan, Ellen E. Del Valle

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Convergent validity : the relationship between pain levels and the Manual Ability Measure (MAM-20), Danielle Fowler

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Aging individuals with developmental disabilities : paid service providers' recommendations for successful aging in place : a focus group study, Erica L. Frederick

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Multisensory environments, autism, and sympathetic nervous system, Anna N. Grieger

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Advocacy through a professional journal : barriers to complex medical technology, Rachel Griffin

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Multisensory environments, autism, and the parasympathetic nervous system, Logan N. King

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The class-wide help for early elementary teacher with attention harmony (CHEETAH) program : a program development plan, Briana N. Klingle

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When a child has a disability : exploring the family experience through photovoice, Briana N. Klingle

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A study of inter-instrument reliabilty between two Baseline digital dynamometers, Bridgette Kreuz

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Apps in therapy : occupational therapists' use and opinions, Anna Kyaio

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The effects of inflated seating cushions on engagement in preschool circle time, Anna Kyaio

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Forces involved when sliding a patient up in bed, Robert E. Larson

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Safe patient handling research : forces involved when completing a lateral bed to bed transfer, Robert E. Larson

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Adult pinch strength norms using the Baseline digital pinch gauge, Courtney Lea

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Program development plan : working towards independence day program, Courtney Lea

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Adult grip strength norms for the Baseline digital dynamometer, Chelsey L. Meek

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Healthy living : a program development plan to promote aging in place, Chelsey L. Meek

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Required caregiver forces while sliding a patient up in bed using a variey of bed heights, Elise M. Murtagh

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Successful aging : growing older with a developmental disability, Nicole M. Orlove

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Precision and repeatability of the Motion Analysis Corporation digital motion capture system, Maria Reinbolt

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A.C.E. : After Cancer Experience : a community-based occupational therapy program for women after breast cancer, Hannah Robinson

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Family opinions of their adult children with developmental disabilities aging successfully, Hannah Robinson

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Teaching resources, autonomy, and novel skills for independence and transitions (T.R.A.N.S.I.T.) life skills program : a program development plan, Heather M. Veith

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A thematic analysis of available webpage information for parents about occupational therapy with children, Lindsay N. Weigand

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The effectiveness of infant positioning equipment on time spent in wakeful prone, Jenna N. Wells

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Using the sensory processing measure quick tips to enhance occupational engagement across environments for a preschool client with global development delays, Jenna N. Wells

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The relationship of anthropometry and infant positioning equipment in effectiveness of maintaining wakeful prone, Annalise Worsdall

Submissions from 2014

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Quality of handwriting and the scaling of hand size to pencil size in typically developing children, Sarah E. Bialecki

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Women's heathcare in women with developmental disabilities, Sarah Elizabeth Boerst

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Baby doll therapy in dementia residents, Barbara A. Braden

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The effects of environmental change on the play and social behaviors of children with developmental disabilites, Ashley A. Bryner

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Cultivating wellness : a program for enhancing health and wellness among Ohio AgrAbility, Britanny Cowgill

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What is the role of occupational therapy in Ohio's AgrAbility Program in helping farmers continue to farm?, Britanny Cowgill

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A study of inter-instrument reliability and concurrent validity between the Baseline Digital Dynamometer and the Jamar Hydraulic Dynamometer, Heather A. Deaton

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Semantic priming of motor performance in persons who stutter : effects on grasp aperture in a reaching occupation, Ellen E. Del Valle

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Social interaction of preschool children with developmental delays when playing with higher functioning peers, Kristyn N. Elliott

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School based intervention for promotion of fitness and academic performance in third grade children, Kami L. Fox

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Efficiency of reach in persons with and without stroke in bimanual and unimanual tasks : occupationally embedded exercise versus rote exercis, Sara M. Gosser

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The effects of perceived risk on the quality of occupationally-embedded movements in females aged 7 to 9 years, Abigail Hobbs

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Semantic priming of occupational performance in persons who stutter : effects of movement performance in a reaching occupation, Anna R. Jones

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Reality, virtual reality, and imagery : quality of movement in novice dart players, Reggie R. Kehoe

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Enhancing engagement in storybook reading through thematically related toy play and repeated exposure in a small group storybook reading for a child with hearing impairment, Laura M. Kristoffersen

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Efficacy and feasibilities of an evidence based program for seventh graders on teen dating violence : an evidence based nursing practice project, Jaclyn A. Lanham

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Convergent validity and responsiveness of the manual ability measure (MAM-20), Rachel Martinez

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A study of inter-instrument reliability and concurrent validity of Baseline digital pinch gauge and the B&L pinch gauge, Kailee Miller

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Does the number of toys in the environment influence play in toddlers?, Michelle L. Phlipot

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Effect of individualized use of a multisensory environment on engagement in preschool children with autism spectrum disorders, Natasha Smet

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Relationships and spinal cord injury : occupational therapy's role in facilitating the transition post-injury, Sarah E. Stamps

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Forces and perceptions of required assistance involved in a pivot transfer, Elizabeth J. Stringer

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Experiencing dementia in the workplace : impacts of younger onset dementia on employment, Carmen Travis

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Reliability levels of traumatic brain injury websites in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Heather M. Veith

Submissions from 2013

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A safe patient handling continuing education course for allied health professionals, Lindsay M. Bartnik

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The Play and Learn (P.A.L.) program for enhancing social participation and peer interaction for children with special needs : a program development plan, Kristy M. Bernard