During the course of two semesters, UNE Doctor of Physical Therapy students who elect the research track to fulfill the program’s scholarship requirement develop a research proposal and complete the project in consultation with a faculty advisor, or work with the advisor on his or her ongoing research projects. One way students learn about disseminating their research is by creating and exhibiting a scientific poster following the guidelines, format, and standards for a poster presentation at a professional or scientific meeting.
Chelsea Paul, Emily Gall, Kristina Jamo, and Shannon Bergeland
Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation (MASR) is an adaptive sporting program that relies on volunteers to instruct participants of varying abilities. In order to effectively instruct, volunteers should firmly understand the health condition their participant has. Previously, MASR lacked a formal curriculum to educate their volunteers. The aim of this research project was to create online learning modules & determine whether a massed or distributed learning schedule resulted in... Read More
Irina Fedulow and Katherine S. Rudolph
The perception of pain in patient populations can arise from tissue damage but when pain persists past the point of tissue healing it is thought to relate to abnormal pain processing in the CNS such as persistent central sensitization. Studies have shown that persistent central sensitization occurs in about 1/3 of people with chronic pain from knee OA and this abnormal pain processing can affect motor output and motor... Read More
Test-Retest Reliability And Minimal Detectable Change Of The Modified Fresno Test Of Evidence Based Practice In DPT Students
Erin Pike and Lisa Gerhardt
Poster presenting a research study whose purpose was to determine the test-retest reliability and MDC of the MFT in first, second, and third year DPT students, and to compare the mean total score of the MFT among the three student groups. Using a simple random sample, 21 students were recruited from each of the three UNE DPT classes. The participants completed the MFT twice, separated by 14 days, in... Read More