This collection contains over 600 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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Investigating the effect of caregiver height when completing a pivot transfer, Richelle Gray

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

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

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When a child has a disability : exploring the experience of young siblings through photovoice, Kristy M. Bernard

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Does sensory gating vary according to the neurological threshold axis of Dunn's four quadrant model in typical adults?, Ashley M. DeVore

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Skills for living independently : a program development plan for juvenile offenders, Ashley M. DeVore

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A review of current approaches to metabolic consequences of atypical antipsychotics and a description of a potential novel non-pharmacologic strategy, Susan Hope Dundas

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Choice and quality of life in caregivers of individuals with dementia, Francine M. Ellis

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Transition services and life skills for adolescents and young adults with disabilities : the role of occupational therapy : a course development, Francine M. Ellis

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Enhancing quality of life of an adolescent burn survivor from Romania using Fidler's Lifestyle Performance model : a case study, Emily E. L. Fahrer

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Effects of static wrist splinting on compensatory movements of the upper extremity, Rachel Griffin

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COPE : Children's Openness to Personal Experiences, Mary Allison Hillard

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Interlimb coupling in the proximal and distal joints : a comparison, Michael D. Iott

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Occupational therapy sensory learning in developmental education program (OT SLIDE) : a program development plan, Michael D. Iott

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Program development plan : the Volume program self-advocacy for adults with developmental disabilities, Dianna M. Lust

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When a child has a disability : exploring the experience of adolescent siblings through photovoice, Dianna M. Lust

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Forces women with arthritis use to access or operate containers free-handed and when using wrist orthoses, Chase A. Majewski

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The B.L.U.E. collar program : building safe labor practices and utilizing wellness for employees, Chase A. Majewski

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Improving quality of life for individuals with limb loss : a program development plan, Lisa R. Nutting

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A course to educate child care teachers on methods to enhance toddler development, Ashley Obarski

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Clinical utility of the Mellville-Nelson Self-Identified Goals Assessment, Ashley Obarski

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Energy conservation and chemotherapy-related fatigue in adult women with breast cancer, Casey T. Poupard

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Enhancing life skills for adolescent females at Second Chance : a program development plan, Casey T. Poupard

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Intensity of meaning upon the efficiency of a reach movement in healthy adults using negatively associated objects, Kareisha J. Sackaloo

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Use of technology in the preschool setting : advocating the role of occupational therapy, Kareisha J. Sackaloo

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Responsiveness and predictive validity of the self-indentified goals assessment with individuals in skilled nursing facilities, Laura R. Schofield

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School environment impacts on learning : advocating the role of occupational therapists, Laura R. Schofield

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SCOPE-IT model applied to an occupation-based home intervention to increase performance skills : a case study, Courtney C. Schott

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The relationship between hand strength and the forces used to access containers by elderly women with arthritis, Courtney C. Schott

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Healthy Engagement in Relationships and Occupations (H.E.R.O.) : an occupation-based program development plan for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Shellie Theiss

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Information available to parents on the internet : a thematic analysis of web pages providing information about occupational therapy for children with autism, Shellie Theiss

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Reducing barriers to church participation among older adults : an advocacy plan at the organizational level, A. Grace Weybrecht

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Examining the meaning of training animals : a photovoice study with at-risk youth, Rachel L. Williams

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Helping animals and teens together (HATT) : a program development plan, Rachel L. Williams

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The Move to Improve program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities : a program development plan, Lauren Renee Yoh

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The relationship between choice, quality of life and depression in individuals living in independent and assisted living facilities, Lauren Renee Yoh

Submissions from 2012

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Developing a role for OT in cardiac rehabilitation, Karen M. Austermiller

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Readability levels of Parkinson's Disease websites in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States, Karen M. Austermiller

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Healthy occupation in the management of eating disorders : a program development plan, Sarah B. Baker

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Occupational therapists in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery : a survey of knowledge and attitudes, Sarah B. Baker

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Caregiver forces required for sliding a patient up in bed using an array of slide sheets, Lindsay M. Bartnik

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Male hormonal contraception : a major cardiovascular disease risk factor?, Robert Edward Bell Jr.

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Screening active patients with new onset hip pain for femoroacetabular impingement, Brent Alexander Bernard

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What factors are associated with male acceptance of the human papillomavirus vaccine?, Stacey Marie Boswell

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Optimal timing of surgical decompression in acute spinal cord injury, Alexis Marie Brown