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 2011

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Physician assistants' knowledge and attitudes regarding autism, Lindsay Margaret Pipkin

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The impact of physician assistants on health care access in rural America, Jesse Holt Pohly

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Clinician perception and patient compliance with the wearable cardioverter defibrillator, Donald Joseph Pohorence

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Do sensory-rich retreats at Camp Courageous enhance the parenting relationship?, Brooke A. Poturalski

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Shaken baby syndrome prevention program : a program development plan, Brooke A. Poturalski

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Altruism and its effects on engagement in older women residing in senior living facilities, Mallory A. Priest

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The safe patient handling program : a program development plan, Mallory A. Priest

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Predicting surgical site infection in orthopedic trauma : the need for a recommended wound classification system, Caitlin Marie Scannell

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Caregiver education and transitioning program development plan, Mallory L. Schroeder

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Cross-transfer effects in the upper extremity during an occupationally embedded exercise in healthy children, Mallory L. Schroeder

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Review of exposure therapy for combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder with special focus on virtual reality exposure therapy, Tyler Robert Sellers

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Hand dominance and the functional recovery of the upper extremity in CVA : two case studies, Shawna K. Semer

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Responsiveness and predictive validity of self-identified goals, Shawna K. Semer

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A current review of effective interventions to reduce racial/ethnic disparities in type 2 diabetes mellitus, Jawauna M. Smith

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Evaluating nutritional status in the pediatric patient, Ashley Marie Sykes

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Implementation of a pain medicine contract protocol : an evidence based clinical practice change project, Christine Ada Utley

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Efficacy of prophylactic ankle support upon stabilization and ground reaction forces in female volleyball athletes, Kendra L. Vogel

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Choice and quality of life in individuals living in independent and assisted living facilities, Melanie A. Vohnout

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Increasing public awareness of the benefits of hippotherapy : an advocacy plan, Melanie A. Vohnout

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The indoor tanning practices of undergraduate nursing students at University of Toledo, Shannon Webb Von Gunten

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Screening, assessment and management of female sexual arousal disorder, Sarah Elizabeth Walsh

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Malaria, dengue, and chikungunya : what physician assistants need to know, Alicia Christine Weitzel

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Dancing for life : an occupation-based program development plan, Angelique M. Wilcox

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Difference in goals elicited by the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure and the Self-Identified Goals Assessment, Angelique M. Wilcox

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Level of agreement on patient self-identified goals at admission and mid-therapy, Allyson E. Williams

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The ACT Now! program advocating for community transition : a program development plan, Allyson E. Williams

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Readability levels of multiple sclerosis websites in United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Catherine E. Wolf

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Depression, apathy, and anhedonia in Parkinson's disease : meta-analytic review, Jiyi Yin

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A comparison of two joint protection educational methods and their effects on generalization and knowledge, Jill M. Yost

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Comparison of an ergonomically-labeled wedge tool and a standard gardening trowel : a randomized counterbalanced study of wrist range of motion and preference of females with arthritis, Kimberly D. Zinnecker

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Person-centered care : a course development, Kimberly D. Zinnecker

Submissions from 2010

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Comparing the visual analog scale and verbally administered numeric rating scale in traumatic versus non-traumatic pain in a community hospital emergency center, Veronica Rachelle Avery

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Educational outcomes of the University of Toledo's online graduate certificate program in contemporary gerontological practice, Sharyce Nicole Banks

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Risk factors associated with hip dislocation following total hip arthroplasty, James Joseph Bitz

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Student knowledge and attitudes of the use of opioids in nonmalignant pain, Jennifer Bretl

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Electrical activity of the diaphragm : normative values in term neonates by feeding state, Jill Marie Burton

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Treating unexplained infertility : a clinical review, Rachel Jane Cengia

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Evaluating use of Depo-Provera : a closer look at association with skeletal, cardiovascular and metabolic systems, Amal Khadijih Dudar

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A survey of musculoskeletal injuries associated with manual patient lifting in occupational therapy practitioners in the State of Ohio, Jacqueline M. Dusseau

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The necessity of the provision of occupational therapy services to family caregivers, Jessica Ernsthausen

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Utilization of combined land-based and aquatic-based occupational therapy with a child with autism : a case study, Jessica Ernsthausen

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Roles of physical therapists, occupational therapists, and physician assistants on the hospice interdisciplinary team, Katie Shoe Flynn

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Universal TSH screening to detect hypothyroidism in pregnancy : a comprehensive review, Andrea M. Fox

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Occupational therapy home modification program : a program development plan, Cherilyn R. Grillot

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Participation in play and leisure occupations in children who have a sibling with autism, Cherilyn R. Grillot

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A PNF approach to occupation with incomplete spinal cord injury, Carmen R. Guidera

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The relationship between energy conservation techniques and cancer-related fatigue in adults, Carmen R. Guidera

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Occupational embeddedess upon quality of reach and postural stability in persons with Parkinson's Disease, Denise Hall

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The roles of open loop insulin delivery system and the artificial pancreas in diabetes treatment, Katherine E. Hay

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Implications of a unique occupational therapy approach with a pediatric pain rehabilitation client : a case study, Jennifer M. Herold

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Assessment of occupational therapists' attitudes and knowledge of animal-assisted therapy, Robyn M. Hightower

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Paws'itive assistance : enhancing occupational performance among individuals with mobility impairments : a program development plan, Robyn M. Hightower

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Quality of relationships between Ohio lesbian, gay and bisexuals and their healthcare providers : issues of communication, Kaitlyn M. Hogan

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Circumstances of falls in individuals with Parkinson's Disease, Michelle L. Johnson

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Incorporating active learning in a quantitative research course at Xavier University : a course development plan, Michelle L. Johnson

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Anticoagulation in orthopaedic surgery or trauma outside of THA, TKA, and hip fracture : a clinical review, Kevin Andrew Kelch

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Undergraduate student knowledge and attitude towards the physician assistant profession, Daniel S. Klepacz

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Coronary artery bypass grafting versus drug-eluting stents : has coronary bypass found its successor?, Stephen Kyser

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Hand strength as determinants for container opening strategy in healthy adults, Daniel Lemaster

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Protecting the expectant mother : a program development plan, Daniel Lemaster

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Evaluation of an evidence based leadership education intervention for registered nurse leaders, Margaret McFadden

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Awareness and knowledge of human sex trafficking involving minors among emergency room staff in Northwest Ohio, Matthew J. Meyer

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A neuro-rehabilitative model of practice with the focus on naturalistic occupation, Kristin Miller

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Providing pretend meaning enhances engagement in messy play for children with sensory sensitivity, Kristin R. Miller

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Long term use of proton pump inhibitors : is there an increase in fracture risk?, Rachel Renee Mutchler

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Ergonomically labeled trowel versus stadard design : a randomized counterbalanced study of peferences and effects on wrist range of motion in women with arthritis, Stacey K. Niemeyer

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Neuroprotective ability of magnesium sulfate in preterm infants, Nicole Marie Nissen

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Comparing the visual analog scale and verbally administered numeric rating scale in traumatic versus non-traumatic causes of pain in an academic medical level 1 trauma emergency department, Meghan Clare-McGuire Reiser

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Safety and efficacy of soy and soy isoflavones in postmenopausal women, Laura Renee Rejent

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Knowledge of botulism among health care students, Kara Marie Schmidt

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Continuous infusion pain pumps following joint arthroscopy, Sarah Sue Schumacher

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Factors influencing engagement in a messy craft occupation in young children : choice, gender, and sensory processing, Edward M. Severhof

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Training employers for autism management : a program development plan : Program TEAM, Edward M. Severhof

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Long-term, reversible, progestogenic contraceptive use in adolescents : an evaluation of common hesitations, Erika Marie Simmermeyer

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Safe patient handling curriculum in occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant programs : a descriptive study of school curriculum within the United States of America, Lisa R. Slusser

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The Senior Wellness Program : a program development plan, Lisa R. Slusser

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Screening techniques for pathological eating beahviors in female collegiate athletes, Bethany Cay Stranges

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The effect of a laser guided cane on stride length in patients with Parkinson's Disease, Kyle Swim

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Metformin : is it an effective treatment for metabolic syndrome?, Matthew C. Taylor

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The past, present and future of interdisciplinary teams in student training methods, Abigail Marie Tirpak

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Addressing self-care at home : a family-centered program for a pediatric client with a complex medical history, Anna M. Wearsch

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Testing the outcome of hands-on versus verbal demonstration teaching methods on memory in adults with Down Syndrome and/or mild-moderate developmental disabilities, Anna M. Wearsch

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Enhancing life skills to women residing at battered women's shelter : a program development plan, Kristen M. Welcome

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The effect of thematically related toy play on engagement in storybook reading in children with hearing impairment, Kristen M. Welcome

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Effects of a laser cane on functional gait in patients with Parkinson's Disease, Morgan Wilcox

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Enhancing occupational performance in a child with severe hypoxic brain injury, Morgan Wilcox

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Normative values for electrical activity of the diaphragm in full term neonates during awake and sleep stages, Jacqueline Elizabeth Wilmoth

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The effect of loop electrosurgical excision procedure on the subsequent risk of preterm delivery, Nicole Rae Young

Submissions from 2009

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Advocacy through a professional journal : the need for entrepreneurs in occupational therapy, Kristin M. Anderson

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Attitudes and knowledge of occupational therapy professionals of complementary and alternative medicine, Kristin M. Anderson

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Advocacy through professional journal : the interface between the occupational therapist and the home modification provider, Christina M. Asbrock

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Quality of life for patients with psoriasis : more than skin deep, Petrina Nicole Bamber

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Creating roles and responsibilities for children with autism through chores, Kelli M. Barton

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Current practices and opinions of Northwest Ohio and Southeastern Michigan AAOS members regarding anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and rehabilitation in athletes versus non-athletes, Meghan Elizabeth Borysiak

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Holistic Adolescent Cancer Program : making a difference in adolescents' lives, Amy M. Bower

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Knowledge of results as a method for teaching middle aged adults text message inscription, Amy M. Bower

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The HPV vaccine : a literature review examining the barriers to vaccination, Maggi Ann Bulla-Wallace

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The use of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists to protect the ovary and preserve fertility in pre- and perimenopausal women being treated for breast cancer, Rebecca M. Burgoon

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Patient and caregiver satisfaction with end-of-life care : a need for instrument validity, Karen Michelle Doten

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Historical trends in the use of compensation as documented in the official journals of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Julia Eyink