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 2012

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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

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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