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 2013

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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

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Impact of years of clinical practice on ethical decision making, Kristin Jo Campos

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Identifying high-risk patients for pancreatic cancer, Emily Therese Carbott

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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