Master’s Theses and Graduate Research

 

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Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Typically developing sibling inclusion in occupational therapy treatment, Celise Marie Carroll

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Use of canine companions for independence as a modality in occupational therapy, Shelley Annette Paton

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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The relationship of the "Skills Plus" adult education program to its mission, Sharon Rebecca Altus

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Wrist driven wrist hand orthosis use post-discharge by individuals with tetraplegia, Deanne Carraro-Clarke

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Referral patterns to occupational therapy in home health care, Erelah Maisun Gafni

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Factors which influence dependency of the elderly on their caregivers : a Japanese perspective, Eiri Hayashigatani Inenaga

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The impact of group exercise and activity on persons with Parkinson's disease, Michelle Lozano

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The significance of leisure among persons diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Stephanie Prejza

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Performance in community living skills by persons who are homeless and mentally ill, Rachel Ann Brady

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Childhood sexual abuse of people with physical disabilities, Kaya Anne Brown

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The experiences of occupational therapists who have used humor therapeutically with elders, Jennifer Michelle Chin

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Similarities in early development of children with atypical prehension, Michelle Crosby

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Functional outcomes in occupational therapy following cerebrovascular accident, Susan Daines

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How occupational therapy perceptions and practices are being influenced by managed care, Cynthia Lynn Haut

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Factors that influence occupational therapy decisions in acute care, Nora Hirose

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Eating attitudes of Filipino-American women, Josephine Lazaro

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Assessment of the continuing education needs of occupational therapists in northern California, Stephanie Pierce

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The effects of a wheelchair on social interaction, Nora Lee Sobaszkiewicz Merck

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Pilot test of an outpatient satisfaction survey instrument, Renais Winter

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Hispanic cultural issues related to pediatric occupational therapy, Elsy Arcila-Wilkins

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A phenomenological needs assessment of sexual minority patients in an acute psychiatric setting, Richard Bookwalter

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Occupational therapy techniques in the treatment of infants exposed to cocaine in utero : a pilot study, Irene E. Brown

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The ability of individuals with schizophrenia to estimate task performance, Jennifer Claire Chapman

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The meaning of work for men with spinal cord injury : implications for impatient rehabilitation, Susan Meredith Cooke

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Assessing knowledge of health/medical personnel regarding occupational therapy, Domenique Hendershot-Embrey

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How Level I Fieldwork programs are being influenced by the changing health care system, Teri Lin Jetter

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Case studies of sensorimotor functioning in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis, Joetta Lawrence

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Employment outcomes for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, Susan Renée LeBlanc

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Mexican American perspectives on independence and role fulfillment of people with disabilities : an adapted study, Leslie Michelle Major Auer

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Identification of adjunctive methods, performance skills and leisure and pre-vocational activities used in occupational therapy, Suzanne McKenna-Stukas

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Attitudes of Vietnamese toward persons with physical disabilities as perceived by Vietnamese individuals with disability, Phuong-Trang Phan

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The relationship of perceived and observed functional abilities in patients with chronic pain, Karen L. Pickett

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Attitudes toward disability in occupational therapy students, Linda Marie Plachy

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A study of the effectiveness of acupressure in reducing spasticity in children with cerebral palsy, Monica Sampson

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The experience of depression and alcohol abuse among older women : four case studies, Gretchen Goebel Skoglund

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A study of the relationship between the Glasgow Coma Scale and the Functional Independence Measure of adult individuals with brain injuries, Jacalyn Joan Wiedenhoeft

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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The perception of six women with disabilities of their self-directed occupational role as dancer, Pamela Hope Dent

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A study of the relevance and validity of an occupational therapy frame of reference in practice : synthesis of the Model of Human Occupation and Bobath Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Elizabeth Ann Deuel

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The effects of the Rood Cone on hand function in children with spastic cerebral palsy, Emily M. Devere

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A crosscultural comparison of the performance of Icelandic children to the norms of U.S. children on the Miller Assessment for Preschoolers : a pilot study, Snaefridur Thora Egilson

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A replica study of the reported effectiveness of work hardening programs in California, Wendy Hopper

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An exploration of the needs of family caregivers of older persons after a cerebral vascular accident, Sonja Marie Johnson-Egertson

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Case studies of the effects of vestibular stimulation on reading skills in children with learning disability and accompanying vestibular dysfunction, Shelley Christine McKeone

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A comparison of specialized foster home care and institutional care on cognitive development of children with special needs, Jennifer Shiverick Muise

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The caregiver adaptation research evaluation scale (CARES) a pilot study, Maureen Vaughan Ruscher

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Occupational therapy from the start : five case studies on the experiences and needs of parents in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Wendelyn Gail Veder

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The effects of sensory integration and sensory motor treatment on hyperactive behavior, Jody Ventura

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A survey of interdisciplinary activity between occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists in the evaluation and treatment of adults with dysphagia, Frieda Kristin Weiss

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Parents' perceptions of the impact of an occupational therapy early intervention home program on their roles and use of time, Justine Alcocer

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The Effects of normalized occupation on the lives of adults with mental retardation, Jill L. Chesley

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Ways of coping : adolescents with spinal cord injury compared with able-bodied adolescents, Becky A. Gardner

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Home activity program compliance in trauma patients with upper extremity joint stiffness, Hazel M. Horti

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Vocational self-esteem and perception of employability of university students with a physical disability : a correlational study, Cathleen Marquez

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A descriptive study of adaptation to the role of caregiver, Karen Nelson

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The use of ritual in occupational therapy, Ruth Schallert

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The Effects of non-contact therapeutic touch on the parasympathetic nervous system as evidenced by superficial skin temperature and perceived stress, Christine Ann Louise Tharnstrom

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The Effectiveness of volunteer service : an occupational therapy intervention for post-traumatic stress disorder, Michelle D. Warren

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Comparative study on splinting, hand function and pain in thumb carpometacarpal arthritis, Yuriko Wong

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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A Comparison of media representation of occupational therapy with the profession's expressed image, 1917-1925, Elizabeth Ambrosi

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A Study of the role and scope of occupational therapy practice in neonatal intensive care, Sandra Assunta Cicuttin

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The effectiveness of the Campbell Transitional Living Center program, Jeanmarie Niedermeyer Courtney

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Reliability and validity of the mothers' sensory developmental expectation questionnaire, Jan A. Hiley-Young

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A Study to determine the relevance of didactic assignments to the educational goals of Level II Fieldwork and the current use of didactic assignments by fieldwork settings, Karin Boyce Hull

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Reliability testing of two volumeter methods for evaluating hand edema, Deborah Ellen Kenney

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The performance of individuals with severe physical disabilities on computer interface devices, Cynthia Lau

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Influences on clinical reasoning of practicing occupational therapists, Mary Ann Paulazzo

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Role overlap between occupational therapists and recreational therapists in the field of mental health, Elaine Paulson Saghafian

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A Study of participation in sports by children with a below elbow limb deficiency, Kristin Syms

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Therapeutic use of humor in occupational therapy, Gwen Elise Vergeer

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Perceptions of the role of occupational therapy and rehabilitation needs by persons with major burn injury, Lisa M. White

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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A Study of the practice of occupational therapy with children from birth to five years of age, Cynthia Caraway

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A survey of the reasons why new therapists chose occupational therapy as a profession : implications for recruitment, Karen Rachel Cooperstein

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A study of the physical and psychological disabilities of professional musicians relative to occupational role dysfunction, Marcia R. Dyk

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Status of activities of daily living for aging persons with spinal cord injury, Diane Foti

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Assessment of the needs of occupational therapy managers for advanced management skills, Elizabeth G. Gomes

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An exploratory study of common themes regarding quality of life for persons with rheumatoid arthritis, Jeanette Schumacher-Davis

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A study of the effects of music on attending behavior of children with autistic-like syndrome, Susie Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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Relationship of activity to pain perception, Nandita Garg

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Life satisfaction and activity balance satisfaction among individuals who have undergone hospitalization and rehabilitation for cardiac surgery or myocardial infarction, Lauri R. Michaels

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The effects of therapeutic touch on muscle tone, Nancy W. Post

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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Prevocational and vocational rehabilitation in community psychiatric occupational therapy, Beth Epstein

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A study of occupational therapy and case management in mental health, Eileen Maddox

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Occupational therapy for function in self-care following cerebrovascular accident : is there increased function?, Gail McLaughlin

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A study to test the reliability of an independent living skills assessment instrument, Michelle Martin Mueller

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The Relationship between optokinetic nystagmus and hand dominance in children, Tina Thompson Virshup