Occupational Therapy Research

As part of the Rockhurst Occupational Therapy curriculum, students complete either an individual or group research project under faculty mentorship. These projects are presented at a variety of venues, e.g., AOTA, MOTA and KOTA annual conferences. Below are the projects presented this year.

Occupational Therapy Research Capstone Symposium
Friday, November 22, 2013
2:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Science Center 115

Occupational Therapy Life Skills Training for Older Youth Within the Juvenile Justice System (PDF)
Justine Hohmann, Ellen Kupersmith, Katie McCune, Lauren Pollock, Alisha Rapp
Faculty Advisor: Mylene Schriner, PhD, OTR/L

Examining the Relevance of Neurological Frames of Reference in Regional Practice of Stroke Rehabilitation (PDF)
Madie Bahlinger, Katie Neil, Lindsey Pollock, Nikki Rosenhauer, Colleen Schneider
Faculty Advisor: Mylene Schriner, PhD, OTR/L

Does Handedness Affect Grip Strength in Adults Ages 18-74? (PDF)
Stacie Clemence, Jennifer Grooms, Kristy Litzinger
Faculty Advisor: Kris Vacek, OTD, OTR/L, CLT

An Exploratory Study: The Relationship Between Birth Weight and Pediatric Grip Strength in Children Ages 4 - 7 (PDF)
Claire Darling, Heather Metheny, Theresa Schmidt, Amy Throop
Faculty Advisor: Kris Vacek, OTD, OTR/L, CLT

The Test of Grocery Shopping Skills as a Real World Measure of Executive Function for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (PDF)
Katie Hoff, Stacey Lindhorst, Shefali Lindsey, Jenna Myers, Shanya Serna
Faculty Advisor: Liz Zayat, MS, OTR/L

To What Extent are Occupation Based Interventions Used in Occupational Therapy Practice Settings? (PDF)
Alexa Benson, Angela Brichacek, Jacqueline Horejsi, Sophia Rylko, Ginny Stimac
Faculty Advisor: Mary Jane Youngstrom, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

Measuring the Efficacy of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy and Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy on School-Aged Children to Improve Upper Extremity Function, Bimanual Coordination, and Occupational Performance: A Longitudinal Study (PDF)
Lauren Abel, Nora Browne, Lauren Gibbs, Kelly Neubarth, Haley Schelp
Faculty Advisor: Katherine Ryan-Bloomer, PhD, OTR/L

Play and Playfulness in Children with Visual Impairments Compared to Children with Typical Development (PDF)
Caitlin Colteryahn, Kaylee Greenstein, Erin Keiser, Sarah Nicholas, Lisa Steffens
Faculty Advisor: Katherine Ryan-Bloomer, PhD, OTR/L