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 2006

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The relationship between navicular height and the incidence of self-reported ankle and knee injuries : a grant proposal, Sarah Marie Hoge

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How is the triphasic burst pattern altered in the presence of low frequency fatigue in the shoulder?, Amy Hohenberger

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First responder instructor training manual : 8-hour refresher course for hazardous material releases and acts of terrorism, Jasen Mark Holton

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A comparison in attitudes and knowledge about behavioral therapy in the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder between family practice physicians and psychiatrists, Amy Christine Newman

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HIV disclosure to children : a review of the literature, Heather Pinkus

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Enhanced meaning and object novelty on task participation, Randi L. Price

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A review of the physiologic, psychological and therapeutic effects of yoga, Mary E. Scott

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Exploring preference, repetition, duration and psychosocial meaning in an occupationally embedded exercise versus a rote exercise among young adults, Samantha Semchee

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First receivers training module : response awareness to terrorism, Brian Michael Spears

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History and physical examination for dental professionals, Darrin Wiederhold

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Evaluation of near miss medication errors, Susan M. S. Williams

Submissions from 2005

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The effect of a Groshong PICC continuing education program on home healthcare nurses, Mary Theresa Ames

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Evaluation of scatter distribution through segmented intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) fields in treatment of head and neck cancer, Bishwa K. Aryal

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Development of fecal collection protocol for calprotectin measurement in persons with inflammatory bowel disease, Marissa M. Baus

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The effect of socioeconomic status and race on women's knowledge and attitudes towards hormone replacement therapy, Abbey Lauren Blair

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Development of web-based learning modules for caregivers of persons with stroke, Kelly Blickensderfer

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The influence of speech on upper extremity movement in older adults, Karen M. Boose

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Physical therapists' knowledge and attitudes regarding chiropractors, Koleen M. Brady

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An analysis of cooperative learning strategies in a middle school exploratory Spanish course, Shanna Bruggeman

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Divergence in exercise-induced adaptive change in glucose tolerance between low and high responders to training, Lauren Clink

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Evaluating the effectiveness of a sexual and reproductive health booklet designed for adolescents, Carrie A. F. Collins

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Comparison of two preterm infant procedural pain tools during heel stick procedure, Barbara Denise Crenshaw

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Concurrent validity evidence of a lower extremity performance test : correlation with self-report of physical activity level, Suzanne Danch

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The relationship between navicular height and the incidence of ankle injuries in high school athletes, Cari Dannemiller

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Determining the stages of exercise in a convenience sample of differing genders and ages at a Midwest health science center, Jackie Dight

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The lived experience of adults coping with the loss of a sibling, Cherie L. DiMasso

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Comparison of pediatrician providers vs. non-pediatrician providers in screening and treatment of adolescents (ages 12-17) with essential hypertension, Brian Michael Dlugos

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Mental capacity required for the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure and the Self-Identified Goals Assessment, Cari A. Eason

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Knowledge and implementation of the JNC VII guidelines for treatment of hypertension in the elderly by health care practitioners in northwest Ohio, Ericka Elizabeth Eugeni

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Frequency of knowledge of results and motor learning in persons with Alzheimer's, Patty Fertig

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Pictography : a method for adult patients with literacy barriers to understand medications, Carol Jean Findley

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The lived experience of adult siblings coping with the loss of a brother or sister 2-5 years after death, Carol L. Flor

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Preoperative warming and its impact on unplanned perioperative hypothermia, Frances Jane. Ford

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The relationship between navicular height and the incidence of knee injuries in high school athletes, Elizabeth Fortener

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Neonatal pain : simultaneous comparison of the scale for use in newborns and the premature infant pain profile, Ross Gahn

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The use of assistive technology devices in persons with Parkinson's Disease, Sheron J. Garmon

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The relationship between gait parameters and global rating scales for individuals with Parkinson's disease, Kasi Graul

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Physical activity and overweight in adolescents : a pilot survey, Blythe Gresser

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The influence of speech on upper extremity movement, Jennifer A. Grossi

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High school student knowledge of diet choices as modifiable cardiac risk factors, Eric J. Hamilton

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A comparison of personal exercise habits and attitudes between the medical community and the general population, Tiffani Reyna Hasselbaum

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Exercise and training levels of elite elderly athletes, Cate Johnson

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Analyzing the attitudes and practices of residents of Lucas County, Ohio in regard to advance care planning, Theresa Mary Jones

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Occupational therapists' knowledge of and interventions used with individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers, Kristy M. Knight

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Differences in clinical instructor (CI) self-assessments relative to credentialing status, Jessye Koch

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Measuring satisfaction levels with nursing care of the families of ED patients, Angela Marie Kolodzaike

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Chronic vascular wounds, Carol L. Long Krieger

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An evaluation of exercise prescribing patterns among primary care clinicians at the Medical University of Ohio at Toledo, Sarah O'Brien Landis

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Optimal treatment for depressed adult patients in primary care, Danh-Danny Thanh Le

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Acceptance testing, beam modeling and commissioning of 10 MV and 18 MV photon beams for radiation oncology applications, Chul Lee

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Wrist range of motion during a gardening occupation using an ergonomically labeled trowel versus a standard-design trowel : an extension and replication, Laurie B. Linton

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Nutrition education in the schools : whose job is it?, Judith Maria Malhotra

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An evaluation of how effective adolescents feel their health care providers are at discussing risky and unhealthy behaviors during routine well visit exams, Katherine Elizabeth McCormick

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The effects of immediate vs. prolonged visual exposure on object relevancy in a reaching and placing task, Danielle M. Meyer

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Relationship of speech and arm movement : effect of age, Lisa Miller

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Bulb planters labeled ergonomic versus standard design : preferences and effects on wrist range of motion during a gardening occupation, Ann E. Mizen

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Health care providers' knowledge base and recommendations regarding the use of vitamin E for cardiovascular health, Carmen Dell Moore

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Changes in ankle range of motion after phase II cardiac rehabilitation in older adults, Jennifer M. Morris

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Patient satisfaction : important determinants and an examination of physician assistant patient satisfaction ratings : a literature review, Shaun Morrison

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Cholesterol screening in children : an assessment of primary care physicians' practice, Susan Lynn Nichols

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Systematic review of the literature for physical therapy interventions of peripheral neuropathy : implications for individuals with HIV/AIDS, Tamara L. Noah

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Temporal aspects of object relevancy in a reaching and placing task across multiple trials, Mary Janice Noone

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Randomized controlled trials in occupational therapy and speech therapy : a comparative analysis by expanding the CONSORT statement, Julie Norton

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Effect of superficial pre-cooling on a hamstring stretching protocol, Kristin Orwig

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A systematic review of the literature : orthotic intervention for lower extremity dysfunction, Josh Perry

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A comparison of performance in materials-based, imagery-based, and rote exercise in adult males, Erin E. Raitz

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The rate of decline in hip range of motion following the cessation of a four week static stretching program, Jessica Rancour

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Influence of APTA credentialing status on student satisfaction ratings of their clinical instructor and overall clinical experience, Josie Danielle Rowe

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Nutrition : knowledge, attitudes and eating habits of eighth grade adolescents, Heather Joy Sandifer

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Development of a body weight assessment algorithm for adolescents, Katherine Serneels

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Will minority high school student's knowledge and attitude regarding the physician assistant profession change after educational intervention?, Simone Sheets

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Comparison of preterm infant pain tools : the PIPP and the NFCS, Joel Donald Simmons

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Effect of increasing the frequency of cervical cancer screening among HIV-infected women, Jessica Rae Skinn

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Comparing physiological and behavioral responses of preterm infants exposed to heel stick using the PIPP and PAT, Monica Slattman

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Changes in hip range of motion after phase II cardiac rehabilitation in older adults, Melissa N. Sliman

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Evaluation of the incidence and management of perioperative hypothermia, Pamela Diane Snyder

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Quality of life differences in multiple sclerosis patients determined by the amount of regular physical activity, Kalika Lee Stavroulakis

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Object familiarity in a reach and placing task with a 24-hour delay, Kyle Sterling

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Reliability of the GAITRite(R) Walking System for the assessment of gait in individuals with Parkinson's disease, Amy M. Stover

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A comparative study of preterm infant pain tools during a common NICU procedure, Beth Szymanski

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Why do adolescents start smoking? : theories of smoking initiation, Evangeline Mae Taylor

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Effects of therapeutic touch on pain : a systematic literature review, Christine Ulrich

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Engaging cognitive neurosciences in the classroom, Marie Vasquez-Cropper

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Proposed physical therapy treatment for HIV/AIDS patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy pain, Adrienne Vietch

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Assessing the public's knowledge of the effects of second-hand smoke, Emily Voorhees

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Knowledge of physical therapists regarding the uses and adverse effects of the twelve most common herbal supplements, Sara Walzer

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Use of intermittent stretching in maintaining hip flexion ROM following a 4-week stretching program, Justin R. Wilson

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Knowledge, behaviors, and beliefs of college freshmen women regarding osteoporosis, Alison Laureen Winans

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Women's attitudes and knowledge regarding exercise during pregnancy, Jamie Marie Yee

Submissions from 2004

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Heritability of exercise training-induced adaptive change in glucose tolerance, Keri E. Aller

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The contextual interference effect in persons with traumatic brain injury, Nadia Antonelli

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Analysis of thermal stress and plastic strain in studs/vias of multilevel integrated circuits, Oluyinka Olugbenga Bamiro

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Choice and motivation in individuals with mental retardation, Megan E. Barnes

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The clinical importance for the early detection of insulin resistance, David E. Baron

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Rate of decline of ROM following the cessation of a stretching program, Stephen Benesh

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Hands-on versus demonstration teaching methods : the effect on memory in older adults, Steven J. Bird

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The use of the Ottawa Knee Rules in emergency care facilities in northwest Ohio, Megan Suzanne Birkmeier

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Meat consumption and malignancy development, Allyson Lauren Bowman

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Strategies to control the current and continually worsening multi-drug resistant bacterial crisis, Courtney Caroline Brickner

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Measurement and compensation for prostate movement in patients receiving daily IMRT treatment using BAT system compared with EPID, Chen Chen