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 2012

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Guiding patients through infertility given the current ethical views on ART from Catholic, Christian-Protestant, Jewish and Islamic faith traditions, Hannah Lynn Conrad

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The influence of naturalistic materials on motor learning for assistive device use in adults with arthritis, Beth DeRemer

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Occupational therapy and mechanical engineering : an interdisciplinary assistive technology course, Elizabeth A. DeRemer

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Disaster response team members' knowledge and attitudes of the occupational therapist's role in a disaster, Ryan A. Domer

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Increasing awareness of stigmatization : advocating the role of occupational therapy, Ryan A. Domer

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Enhancing occupational performance across setting : an occupational therapy case study with a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Kendra L. Elchert

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Added meaning and purpose and its effect upon interlimb coupling, Angela M. Etter

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R.O.C.K. : a program development plan for grandparents raising grandchildren, Angela M. Etter

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Intensity of meaning in positively associated objects upon the efficiency of reach movement in healthy adults, Emily Fahrer

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Using NAVA titration to determine optimal ventilatory support in neonates, Stacey Leigh Fisher

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An occupational approach to substance use disorders within an acute care setting: a program development plan, Meghan E. Flesch

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The attitudes of occupational therapists toward lesbians, gays, and bisexuals, Meghan E. Flesch

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The utilization patterns of occupational and physical therapy in hospice, Mary Allison Hillard

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Awareness and management of hepatitis B vaccination nonresponse in healthcare workers, Lacey Marie Kane

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Bioprinting : is this the solution to the organ transplant crisis?, Natalie M. Kerestes

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Knowledge of results as a method for teaching older adults how to text, Manali Kuhlman

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Use of direct treatment and consultation in the school, home, and community to facilitate fine motor development in a pediatric client : a case study, Manali Kuhlman

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Smart tattoos : an innovation in continuous glucose monitoring, Erin Michelle Kume

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Evaluation of thyroid dysfunction and postpartum depression in the postpartum female, Catherine Gail Lindback

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Preparing for kindergarten : a unique home and communitybased occupational therapy approach, Rachel F. Lorenzo

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The role of occupational therapy in childhood chronic respiratory diseases : surveys of knowledge and perceptions, Rachel F. Lorenzo

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Physician assistant students' knowledge of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, Miguel Angel Luciano Jr.

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Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) : a clinical review, Landon McCarroll

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Tularemia : the role of the physician assistant in the age of bioterrorism, Christopher Michael McMahon

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Applying the Model of Human Occupation : three community-based case studies of individuals with HIV/AIDS, Alexis N. Misko

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The influence of action observation on motor learning for assistive device use in adults with arthritis, Alexis N. Misko

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Weight loss counsel from overweight healthcare providers, Natalie R. Nelson

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The effects of social support on choice and quality of life in individuals living in independent and assisted living, Lisa R. Nutting

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The effects of social support on choice and quality of life in individuals living in independent and assisted living facilities, Lisa R. Nutting

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Physician assistants and their role implementing motivational interviewing about weight loss, Caitlin Anne O'Hara

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Survivorship care : preventing and managing cancerrelated lymphedema a program development plan of education, Mary R. Pollock

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The association between sensory processing disorder and dysfunctional elimination syndrome in children, Mary R. Pollock

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Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes and transplant outcomes, Jonathon Ross Priebe

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The need for consistency : a proposal for a standardized nationwide antibiotic awareness campaign, Megan Lee Purcell

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Evaluation of two NIV-NAVA interfaces : the Medin nasal prongs and the RAM nasal cannula, Shanti P. Reddy

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Caregivers' knowledge, attitudes, and implementations of awake infant prone positioning, Alissa E. Ricard

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Enriching infant development through tummy time : a course development plan, Alissa E. Ricard

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The correlation of the sensory profile with sleep disturbances in toddlers, La Vonia Roane

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Successful life transitioning program at the International Boxing Club, La Vonia N. Roane

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Enhancing fine motor and social skills in early elementary school students: a program development plan / Elise D. Roth, Elise D. Roth

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The relationship between sensory processing patterns and sleep in infants, Elise D. Roth

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Forces borne upon the hands of caregivers while manually transferring a patient, Katelin Rudolph

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Safe patient handling for occupational therapy students and practitioners: a course development plan, Katelin M. Rudolph

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Effects of choice during an art project with adults who have developmental disabilities, Renae C. Sauter

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Increasing life skills for adolescents who have developmental disabilities: a program development plan, Renae C. Sauter

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Key components of an effective massive transfusion protocol, Kellie Katherine Schoenlein

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Evaluating the need for anticoagulant prophylaxis during pregnancy in asymptomatic heterozygous carriers of factor V Leiden, Ashley Morgan Sheskey

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The effectiveness of nutritional supplements in the management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Anne Simopoulos

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Effect of TeamSTEPPS on leadership development in interprofessional teams, Danielle LeAnn Spatholt

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Obstructive sleep apnea : impacting adherence, impacting prognosis, Andrew Alan St. Pierre

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The factors associated with immigrant obesity in the United States, Basheer Said Sufyan

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Expanding horizons : the physician assistant as safety officer during medical missions, Grace Ann Valentine

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The efficacy of probiotics in the management of inflammatory bowel disease, Amanda Eileen VanGemert

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Perceptions of required assistance involved with manual transfers, Marcia N. Weflen

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Safe manual handling for decreased fall prevention, Marcia N. Weflen

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Depression : inflammation as a cause, marker and target for adequate treatment, Amanda Irene Weller

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Implications for health care providers : psychological aspects of hyperemesis gravidarum, Alicia Rae Weston

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Jungle gym playroom : program development plan, Catherine E. Wolf

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Task-oriented bilateral upper extremity rehabilitation using functional electrical stimulation in a patient with hemiplegia: a case study, Jiyi Yin

Submissions from 2011

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The effect of vitamin D deficiency on maternal and neonatal health during pregnancy, Sarah Mahmoud Abdallah

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Effect of a long-term-care rotation on the University of Toledo physician assistant students' knowledge of geriatrics and attitudes toward the elderly, Dodzi Bell-Dzide

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Brief interventions for patients with an alcohol problem in the medical setting : a review, Andrew Henry Bowlus

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The development of the dialysis decisions patient education program : an evidence-based nursing practice quality improvement project, Trish Carter

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Fear of childbirth leading to maternal requested cesarean : risk factors, fears, counseling and treatment, Katherine Lynne Chalut

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Implementation of an epilepsy self management protocol in an outpatient neurology clinic, Kimberly A. Cole

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Computed tomographic colonography vs. optical colonoscopy : essentials for colorectal cancer screening in the asymptomatic patient, Joshua Scott Daniel Colliver

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The success for student veterans program at the University of Toledo, Catherine G. Contreras

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What is occupational therapy's role in the transition of returning veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?, Catherine G. Contreras

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Normative values of electrical activity of the diaphragm in developing preterm infants, Keith A. Davis II

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Disability awareness program at Cuyahoga Falls schools : a program development plan, Kimberly A. Drake

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Floor surfaces and grab bars in bathrooms of post-discharged rehabilitation patients, Kimberly A. Drake

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The PAIR Program : enhancing the parent and infant bond through infant occupation : a program development plan, Abby L. Enser

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Therapy balls provide movement for preschoolers : the effect on active engagement during circle time, Abby L. Enser

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Glioblastoma multiforme : is there an efficacious treatment for this lethal disease? Comparing the classic treatment protocol to two new treatment modalities, Nicole Marie Frost

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Developing gender specific web-based educational modules for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease, Cheryl E. Gies

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Building paternal competency in young fathers : a program development plan, Jaclyn M. Guidetti

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The effectiveness of infant positioning equipment on time spent in wakeful prone, Jaclyn M. Guidetti

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Normative values of electrical activity of the diaphragm in non-ventilated preterm infants, Rachel Hall

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The effects of regular use of a commercially available seating device for play on obtainment of fine motor milestones in at-risk infants, Angela Haskins

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The S.P.O.T.S program for families and children with autism : a program development plan, Angela Haskins

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The effects of hands-on learning versus learning by demonstration on memory in community dwelling older adults, Corrie N. Hillman

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The issue is : advocating for universal design in today's home market, Corrie N. Hillman

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Vitamin D supplementation as an adjunct for asthma prevention and treatment, Kelsey Lynn Huff

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Physician assistant knowledge of patient radiation exposure from diagnostic imaging modalities, Stephanie Lynn Illian

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The S.H.A.P.E. (Skills Helping to Achieve Performance in Education) program for preschool and kindergarten students : a program development plan, Aleasha D. Kahle

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Are patients willing to be screened for renal cell carcinoma?, Tasha Marie Kim

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Pediatric pain assessment and management : determining baseline provider behaviors in the prehospital setting, Rachael Ann Kohntopp

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Clinical indications for cell free fetal DNA (cffDNA) technology and possible ethical and social concerns, Courtney Marie Kuharik

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Exploratory analysis of anhedonia, apathy, and depression in Parkinson's Disease, Jennifer Lynn Lambarth

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Occupational therapy assisting women residents in a community-based correctional facility : a program development plan, Jennifer Lynn Lambarth

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Survey of nurses on knowledge and attitudes regarding the physician assistant profession, Daniel Liendo

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Choice as a strategy to enhance engagement in a color occupation in children with autism spectrum disorders, Christie L. Lough

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Overall risk assessment of pediatric dental fluorosis in the United States, Yekaterina Leonidovna Manyoky

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Is cryosurgery an acceptable treatment option for localized prostate cancer?, Krystyl Leann Miller

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Review of treatments for interstitial cystitis, Lindsey Ann Miller

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Therapeutic yoga program : a program development plan, Stephanie L. Mohr

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The role of the occupational therapist in facilitating the grief process in adult widowers, Stephanie L. Mohr

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Is the use of human chorionic gonadotropin effective as a weight loss regimen?, Megan Marie Mosier

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Posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan : clinical presentations and interventions, Teresa My-Hau Nguyen

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Life skills for pregnant teenagers : a program development plan, Stacey K. Niemeyer