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 2010

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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

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Category response analysis of the paid Caregiver Self-Efficacy Scale for Transfers, Shaundra J. Garrett

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The C.R.O.S.S. Over Program for young adults at the University of Toledo, Shaundra J. Garrett

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Program modification plan for level I fieldwork placement with the ASNO ESY, Kelly Gelske

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Reliability and validity evidence for the paid Caregiver Self-Efficacy Scale for Transfers, Kelly A. Gelske

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Identifying, screening, and treating postpartum depression in adolescents, Kaitlin Marie Getz

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The psychosocial impact of breast cancer recurrence, Robert Eugene Gospodarek

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S.T.A.R. program of life management skills (Succeed, Thrive, Advance, and Reclaim), Denise Hall

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Smoking habits of healthcare professionals and students and the impact of smoking bans at an academic medical center in Northwest Ohio, Kimberly Louise Hebeler

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Attitudes and knowledge of occupational therapy professionals in a multi-state survey on complementary and alternative medicine, Jennifer M. Herold

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A correlational study of apathy and depression in Parkinson's Disease, Julia L. Hill

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Easter Seals' F.A.C.E.S. Program : families with autism in the community and engaging in society, Julia L. Hill

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Patients with Parkinson's disease : are they safe drivers? : Their perceptions of driving safety compared with their caregivers, Angela Kellermeyer

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Implications for occupational therapy practice in a client with burn injury, Kathryn Korp

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Implications of an in-home, family-centered occupational therapy approach with a pediatric client with Smith-Magenis Syndrome, Jennifer Koval

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An interdisciplinary approach to the management of Alzheimer's disease [electronic review] : a literature review, Kimberly Ann LaVigne

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An investigation of patient readiness : helping occupational therapists initiate a sexual discussion post-spinal cord injury, Kristen Lohrer

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Beyond burns : an occupational therapy case study at Shriners Hospitals for Children - Cincinnati, Kristen M. Lohrer

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The physical, psychological, and social impact placed on caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease : a literature review, Laurie Lynch

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Factors affecting asthma in minorities : African-Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Mexican-Americans, Fouad Malik

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Case study of an infant with a critical illness and the benefits of occupational therapy intervention throughout hospitalization, Jennifer Meyer

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PREvention : preventing the re-injury of epicondylitis, Carli M. Minich

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Huntington's disease : a review and therapeutic proposal, Sean Michel Newbill

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The effect of a carpometacarpal joint thumb splint on perception pain, Daniel C. Osten

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Concerns, knowledge, and beliefs of northwestern Ohio patients regarding human papillomavirus vaccine and acceptability for themselves and for their children, Erin Cathleen Palecek

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Analysis of low back pain evaluation and treatment comparing chiropractic and conventional medical care, Melissa Joy Palmer

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Immunization information systems : a clinical review, Jon Patrick Patterson

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Screening for eating disorders in primary care, Jennifer Lynn Peyton

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Lymphedema Education and Awareness for Pre-Surgical Patients (L.E.A.P.P.) to Recovery from Breast Cancer program development plan, Kristin M. Pitzen

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Occupational therapy and palliative care : a survey of attitudes and knowledge, Kristin M. Pitzen

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Atrial fibrillation : more than just an arrhythmia, Erin Marie Reiter

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Environmental assessment for senior-friendly emergency departments, Eric Anthony Romp

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What is the best first-line treatment for infertility due to anovulation in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome?, Erin Casey Roper

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Mobile bearing unicompartmental knee arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty done on the same patient : does the patient perceive a benefit with one or the other?, Jeremy James Rowe

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CT colonography : can it be used as a primary screening method for colorectal cancer in place of standard colonoscopy?, Andrea Lynn Sheibley

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Alzheimer's disease immunization strategies : a review of current research, Laura Ona Sirgedas

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Program development plan : Skills for Independent Living through Occupation (SILO) transitional program for young adults with developmental disabilities, Nicole L. Stanger

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Sexual attitudes of occupational therapists regarding persons with physical disabilities : a follow-up study, Nicole L. Stanger

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Physician assistant attitudes and practices regarding patients' use of the Internet for health information, Jessica Marie St. Aubin

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Long-term efficacy and immunogenicity of the human papillomavirus vaccine, Brittany Ann Stout

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Role changes related to multiple sclerosis : a case study, Kyle Swim

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The role of a three-day trial of continuous glucose monitoring on HbA1C in noncompliant type 1 diabetic adolescents and teenagers, Elizabeth Joan Szynkowski

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The effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on muscle recovery and strength after injury, Samantha Jane Ticchi

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Engaging Children in Healthy Occupations (ECHO) program development plan, Lauren Tooman

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Patient and therapist ratings on self-identified rehabilitation goals at admission and discharge : do they agree?, Lauren Tooman

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Return to work : the value of the occupational therapy in upper extremity physical disability, Rachel A. Wehrkamp

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Interventional modalities for the prevention and management of acute ischemic stroke : current evidence and future directions : a clinical review, Jena Brooke Wilms

Submissions from 2008

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Preparing for kindergarten using a sensory integrative approach : a case study, Samantha L. Applegate

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The role of occupational therapy in return to work following orthopedic trauma : a case study, Tiffany Arcaro

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Effects of perceived value and affinity as dimensions of meaning : kinematic performance in a reach occupation, Christina M. Asbrock

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Task difficulty and frequency of knowledge of results in well young and elderly adults, Kelli M. Barton

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Engaging child with autism in tabletop occupation : case study, Sara M. Bertalan

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Lower extremity function and slip-resistant surfaces for bathing areas of community dwelling older adults, Jessica Black

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Pilot study on occupational therapy and bereaved males : an analysis of coping methods and personality type, Erin Blythe

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Purposeful living : an introductory occupational therapy course, Erin M. Blythe

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Isolated pulmonary metastasis of prostate adenocarcinoma detected by ProstaScint scan, Brendan Patrick Boyer

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A case study report : occupational therapy for an older adult with shoulder impingement syndrome, Lindsey M. Brown