Doctor of Physical Therapy students at UNE develop and/or participate in the delivery of an evidence-based disease/injury prevention or health promotion/wellness project. The papers which serve as the foundation for these projects address: the risk factors for developing the target injury/disease, interventions that have been shown to be effective in decreasing risk, evidence for the underlying theory(ies) of behavior change, methods of program delivery, and proposed methods of program evaluation. Often, these projects also result in resources intended for use by health providers and the general public.
Matthew Denning, Samantha Fisk, Alyssa Grigware, Mary Leopold, Erika Lopez, Margaret Masiak, Sebastian Stoltzfus, and Ashley Tomaswick
Presentation given at Central Maine Medical Center on December 4, 2015, to build awareness of the role of rehabilitation services in cancer survivor management and discuss strategies to address existing needs. This presentation was based on a project undertaken to determine which physical distress screening tools are most appropriate to trigger a wellness or rehabilitation referral when it is warranted for a survivor. The use of effective screening tools... Read More
Cassandra Dawley, Charles Dowd, Irina Fedulow, Miranda Carlson, Lisa Gerhardt, Erin Pike, Kaitlin Powers, Nicole Christine, and Angela Serrani
Presentation proposing that standardized rehabilitation and wellness services be incorporated into cancer treatment as well as into a personalized plan of care to be carried out after cancer treatment ends. Proposal is based on research regarding evidence of causation concerning impairments developed as a result of a cancer diagnosis and cancer treatment, evidence regarding rehabilitation and physical activity as an effective intervention in the prevention and treatment of impairments... Read More