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 2008

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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

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Assessment of occupational therapists' attitudes and knowledge of Alzheimer's disease, Andrea J. Sensel

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Case study : returning to work after burns to the left hand, Andrea J. Sensel

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Cultural relevancy in a reaching and placing task among Asian-born and North American-born students, David P. Sika

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Wheelchair prescription for a fifty year old gentleman following multiple neurological accidents : a case study report, David P. Sika

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An assessment of the knowledge and attitudes of Ohio physician assistants regarding organ donation and transplantation, Jena Rae Smith

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Protective measures that will decrease the incidence of Alzheimer's disease, Tina Marie Smith

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Treatment of dysthymic disorder in older adults, Michelle Ann Sovern

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Interfacing Ryan White Program with outpatient occupational therapy services at the University of Toledo Medical Center, Sarah B. Stauffer

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Herbal supplementation : practical guidelines for the clinician : a review of the top ten herbal supplements used in the United States, Andrea Marie Tardivo

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Alcoholism : are we losing the battle?, Tabitha Lynn Taylor

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Student, staff and faculty knowledge of AED placement at the University of Toledo Health Science Campus, Steven D. Theiss

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Cerebral palsy : steps to independence vs. traditional therapy, Sarah Lorine Wade

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Long-handled shoehorn length, body mass index (BMI), and hip range of motion in female adults, Rachel Wehrkamp

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Electrical injury : are tasers the new wave?, Gary Michael Wolfe II

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A case study report : treating a patient with a complex upper extremity diagnosis, Carrie Yearley

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The effects of hands-on versus demonstration teaching methods on immediate, short-term, and long-term recognition in adults, Carrie Yearley

Submissions from 2007

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The process of exploring goal-setting among patients in skilled nursing facilities : a grounded theory investigation Carrie A. Bass, Carrie A. Bass

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The history of needle exchange programs in the United States, Sara Elizabeth Bassler

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Transfer of learning of a pattern drawing task in typically developing children : effects of gross motor training, Breanne Bates

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The terms activity and occupation over the history of occupational therapy official publications, Bree Bauerschmidt

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Comparing motor control and muscle behaviors in a reaching and placing task in two different body orientations in adults, Kevin Brod

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Deep vein thrombosis : diagnosis and treatments from medical to surgical, Amber Renae Brown

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Agreement between Occupational Therapy Practice Framework classifications and occupational therapists' classifications, Denea S. Butts

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Lithotripsy : benefits and unwanted side effects, Joseph Wendell Dieringer

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Public health initiative : male circumcision for prevention of HIV in sub-Saharan African countries, Kristin Elizabeth Donley

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The effects of hands-on versus demonstration teaching methods on immediate, short-term, and long-term recognition in older adults, Colleen Dougherty

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LACTIN-V : a probiotic choice in the prevention of UTIs in women, Rachel Ann Fedewa

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Quality of reach and presence of contrasting occupational forms based on personal preference, Wendi Fiest

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PolyHeme : a possible alternative to fluid resuscitation in acute blood loss and hypovolemic shock in trauma patients, Sarah Melissa Finke

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Interrater reliability of measuring assistive devices in homes of persons with Parkinson's disease, Dana N. Frisch

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The use of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) in the treatment of osteoarthritis, Cariandra Meghan Hall

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Motor learning strategies in adults with acquired brain injury, Melissa Hillman

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A comparison of two joint protection educational methods and their effects on implementation of recommendations, Rebecca J. Johnson

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Exploring preference, repetition, duration, and psychosocial meaning in an occupationally embedded exercise versus rote exercise in older adults, Julie Jowett

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Public misconceptions of immunizations and the link to the MMR vaccine and autism controversy : the vital role of health care professionals, Heather Bree Lee

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Semantic modulation in a daily occupational performance, Kimberly A. Link

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A literature review examining the association between the duration of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and the risk of breast cancer in women, Rema Palissery Menon

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The impact of the HPV vaccine on cervical cancer, Ariana Milling

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Specificity of task goal and quality of movement in healthy adults, Michele L. Mitchell

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Use of adjuvant herceptin in the treatment of HER2 positive breast cancer : what a healthcare provider needs to know, Megan Marie Peck

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Physician assistants as a member of an interdisciplinary approach in extended care, Amber Pollak

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Why are [i.e., is] the efficacy of glucosamine and chondroitin still being questioned?, Jana Nicole Polsley

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Volar and dorsal static splints and EMG activity of the forearm : a counterbalanced study, Eric Polz

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The use of extended regimen oral contraceptive pills to decrease the intensity and occurrence of hormone withdrawal symptoms, Ashley Price

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Omalizumab : indications for allergic disease other than asthma, John Mason Rohrs

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Autism : early diagnosis and intervention, Megan Leigh Ruhe

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Acetaminophen use in patients with Gilbert's syndrome, Lucas Jay Shaffer

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Umbilical cord blood : advocating donation and comparing public versus private UCB banking, Patsy Lynn Skabla

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Intermanual transfer of a bimanual motor skill in a piano and drum playing task, Andrew L. Stillberger

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Evidence-based management strategies for pediatric overweight that can be utilized in the primary care setting, Amy Marie Taushanoff

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Analysis of existing data from the Ohio Trauma Registry : a look at the impact of restraint status on injury severity and patient outcome for drivers involved in motor vehicle crashes from 2003 through 2005, Jenifer G. VandeHatert

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The terms occupation and activity in policies of the American Occupational Therapy Association : 1948-2005, Chris Willinger

Submissions from 2006

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Grasping naturally vs. grasping with a reacher in young adults : effect of task difficulty, Katharine E. Ault

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Job satisfaction in Toledo area oncology nurses, Kristi L. Bowser

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Alteration of UE postural responses to low-frequency fatigue : a grant proposal, Allen M. Bresson

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Rating scale analysis of the caregiver self-efficacy scale, Fran E. Darr

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Artificial intervertebral disc, Vikas Ghai

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Evaluating documentation in telephone triage, Angela L. Long Henry