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 2005

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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

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Centenarians : the relative effects of genetics, diet and other lifestyle choices : a pilot study, Jennifer Nichole Church

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The process of identifying goals among patients in skilled nursing facilities : a grounded theory investigation, Jessica L. Cray

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Gnathology and Pankey-Mann-Schuyler : fulfilling the requirements of occlusion in oral rehabilitation, Gary M. DeWood

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Reliability and validity evidence for the revised Caregiver Self-Efficacy Scale, Jessica F. Duke

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Noise survey in four skateparks, Robert L. England

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Obesity in adolescence : an epidemic in the face of modern medicine, Gail Marie Evans

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Investigating the disparity of LDL-C screening and management among health care providers in North West Ohio and South East Michigan as compared to NCEP guidelines, Ajwad Sadallah Farah

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Inter-limb coupling in musicians versus non-musicians, Caroline Fidler

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The utilization of breast self exam reminder systems in females living in rural southeastern Michigan, Janine Ann Filipek

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The effects of differing drop heights on maximum vertical jump performance in Division II women's basketball players, Joseph L. Fisher

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Effect of superficial pre-cooling on stretching effectiveness, Melissa Geller

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Concurrent validity evidence of partial weight bearing lower extremity performance measure, Jamila Gilbert

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The effects of position change on behavioral and physiological states in preterm infants, Lisa G. Gill

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Age differences in postural sway and muscular activity during four different functional tasks, Kathleen Griffin

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High school students' use of cellular phones, Andrea Hayes

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Decision making of physical therapists regarding discharge planning and future independence level for patients from the acute care setting : a focus on age, Julianna Hermes

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Limbal stem cell transplantation for the restoration of vision after corneal damage : a literature review, Kimberly Diane Hills

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Patient and therapist ratings on patient-identified goals : do they agree?, Melanie Himmelein

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Healthcare providers' knowledge of group B streptococcus, Nicole Yvonne Horn

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The growing significance of myeloperoxidase as an inflammatory marker in coronary artery disease and other non-infectious diseases, Faye Michelle Imm

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The high protein/low carbohydrate diet : a literature review of it's effectiveness for weight loss, Stephanie Jo Kirian

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Comparing weight loss of dieters who use and who don't use calcium supplementation, Kristi Diane Klein

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Physician assistants' knowledge and attitudes toward nurse practitioners, Joanna Lynn Kofler

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A literature review on the effects of dietary fatty acids on serum LDL levels and LDL metabolism, Brandi Marie Kraus

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Benefits children in low-income families receive from attending a community-based health fair, Carol L. Long Krieger

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Perspective and attitudes of patients participating in randomized trials, Vidya Krishnamurthy

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The prevalence of tobacco use at the Medical College of Ohio, Kevin Charles Lake

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Postpartum depression in women : antepartum and postpartum factors, Norma Jean Lake

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The reliability of a physical therapist to remotely identify gross horizontal plane asymmetry in health subjects : a pilot study, Tiffany Lenk

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Chemical dependency in student nurses : developing a policy, Pamela Jean Marok

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N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids : reducing the risk of sudden cardiac death, Kristina K. Masters

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A clinical review article on current therapeutic modalities to aid smoking cessation, Amy Elizabeth Mitchell

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Using the CONSORT criteria to analyze published occupational therapy randomized controlled trials, Emily Moberg

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A grounded theory investigation of how patients in skilled nursing facility rehabilitation make their therapeutic goals, Jennifer L. Oehler

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The efficacy of Tai Chi Chuan in physical rehabilitation : a literature review, Corey Overmyer

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The relationship between memory processing and balance in older adults, Christy Paine

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Is female sexual dysfunction receiving proper clinical attention? : a clinical review on female sexual dysfunction, Holly Ann Paxson

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Correlation of partial weight bearing lower extremity performance measure with self-assessed activity level, Alison Pollacek

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Usefulness of the revised Caregiver Self-Efficacy Scale in discriminating among caregiver characteristics, Courtney Anne Pymer

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Occupationally embedded exercise versus rote exercise in terms of psychosocial effects on college-age females, Karla A. Reppert

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The effect of skipping breakfast on weight in African American women, Heather Marie Rohrs

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Effect of maternal smoking on the development of childhood behavioral disorders, Kelly Michele Sadowski