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 2009

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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

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Antirheumatic drug therapy and its effects on cardiovascular health, Kimberly L. Brunie

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Overweight children : can parent education put a halt on this epidemic?, Melanie Lynn Brzozka

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Interventions to decrease inappropriate prescribing and medication use in older adults : a clinical review, Jill Ann Buschur

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The use of pharmaceuticals in the comprehensive treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders, Caroline Maria Cadmus

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Female survivors of military sexual assault : living with PTSD, Tiffany Nicole Colvin

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Occupational therapy using the sensory integrative model of practice : a case study, Melinda N. Crater

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The effects of imagery-based occupation on duration of prone extension in four-and five-year old children, Melinda N. Crater

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Sensory integration as a foundation for learning : a case study, Regina Diller

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Osteogenesis imperfecta : current and future treatment, Lindsay Marie-Belt Dillon

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Ohio physician assistants' attitudes towards and knowledge of emergency preparedness and disaster response, Carly Ferguson

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Treating hypertension near the eighth decade of life : benefit or burden?, Ashley Danielle Finch

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Motivations, preoperative, and postoperative well-being associated with cosmetic surgery, Jennifer Haster Goldberg

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An American study of the inter-rater reliability of the Swedish Housing Enabler, Joseph W. Gross

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Development of an introductory course in assistive technology, Joseph W. Gross

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Characterizing patient understanding of diet, exercise, and cancer risk, Allison Koprowski Hamburger

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Clinical understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder : a review of the literature, Anthony Christopher Hamilton

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A case study report : occupational therapy for an adult male truck driver in a return to work program, Melissa A. Hasenmeier

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Responsiveness and predictive validity of the self-identified goals assessment, Melissa A. Hasenmeier

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Altruism and performance of elderly women living in long term care and assisted living facilities, Amanda F. Hatfield

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Mental health maintenance : psychiatric occupational therapy for a participant in the NASA 12 week bedrest study, Amanda F. Hatfield

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Huntington's disease : where are we and where should we be?, Karen Michelle Hemmer

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Literature review : does the distribution of condoms to male prison inmates affect (decrease) the spread of sexually transmitted diseases like HIV/AIDS?, Temeki Donette Hill

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Evidence-based management of concussion in youth athletes, Aaron Robert Hoekje

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A literature review : female genital mutilation and its implication on eliciting comprehensive health histories and performing physical exam assessments, Phil O. Johns

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Lower extremity functioning and appropriate grab bars for bathing areas of community dwelling elderly, Kathryn Korp

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Affinity's effect on choice and movement, Jennifer L. Koval

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Occupational therapy for adults with secondary lymphedema : a case study, Gina L. D. Kubec

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Reliability and validity evidence for the revised Caregiver Self-Efficacy Scale for Transfers, Gina L. D. Kubec

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Occupationally-based neurorehabilitation : a case study report, Karrie L. Leibacher

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Effective preventive treatments for hereditary breast cancer, Kimberlie Anne Liebert

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Case study of a child with autism : implementation of the P.L.A.Y. project, Elizabeth C. Lyons

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The use of assistive technology in the community by older adults after hip fracture, Elizabeth C. Lyons

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Category response analysis of the revised Caregiver Self-Efficacy Scale for Transfers, Danielle L. McPeck

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Knowledge of results and learning to tell time with typically developing 7 and 8-year-old children, Jennifer L. Meyer

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A meta-analytic review : can apathy be isolated from depression in Parkinson's Disease?, Carli M. Minich

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Determining Ohio physician assistants' attitudes on assessing geriatric driving, Christine Mary Oswald

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The disconnect between patient-physician perceptions related to obesity counseling, Lauren Garrett Pakosz

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Continuing education course development : role of the rehabilitation department in marketing and promotions of a skilled nursing facility, Rouslan P. Rechetnikov

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Motor impairments in children associated with impairments of speech or language : a meta-analytic review of research literature, Rouslan P. Rechetnikov

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Pediatric end-of-life : communication between patients, families, and healthcare providers, Desiree Nichole Rettig

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Acute ischemic stroke treatments beyond the three-hour mark of tissue plasminogen activator, Laura Elizabeth Rupert

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Improving school-performance using a sensory integration approach for a child with autism, Kristen Scott