Benefits of Being a Mentor: A Reflection of the TNOTA Pilot Mentorship Program
Presented by: Morgan Webb, MOT, OTR/L; Niccole Rowe, BA, COTA/L; Elizabeth Stuckey, OTD, OTR; Rebecca Denton, OTS
This poster presentation reviews TNOTA’s Pilot Mentorship Program that was held October 2019-March 2020 including the benefits of being a mentor.
1. Define the role a mentor plays in mentorship.
2. Identify three benefits to pursuing a mentor role in occupational therapy.
3. Create one action item towards becoming an effective mentor in the future.
Exploring the Perceptions of Occupational Therapy Among Physical Therapists
Presented by: Madison Rudolph, OTS; Carly Fennell, OTS; Ryan York, OTS; Laura Lawson, OTS; Erin Melhorn, OTD, OTR/L
Understanding the knowledge level that physical therapy practitioners have on the field of occupational therapy.
1. To understand the knowledge that physical therapy practitioners have on the field of occupational therapy.
2. To recognize any trends in the patterns of knowledge, including years as a practitioner, practice setting, and how often they work with an occupational therapist, among others. 3. To understand the current belief held by physical therapy practitioners regarding collaboration with occupational therapists, and referring patients to occupational therapy.
Factors Associated with Fitness-to-Drive for Older Adults with Dementia or MCI – A Pilot Study
Presented by: Rebecca Denton, OTS; Kara Reed, OTS; Kristi Ramsey, OTS; Kerri Reid, OTS; Ryan Heuer, OTS; Christy Horner, OTR/L, CDRS; Sue Iliff, PhD, OTR/L
The relationship between the clinical and on-road portions of VUMC’s driver evaluation and how it associates with final driving recommendations for people with MCI or dementia will be discussed, as well as the recommendations and implications to OT.
1. Evaluate whether scores on the clinical assessment are associated with performance on the on-road assessment.
2. Determine if different components of the driver assessment are more associated with final driving recommendation than others. 3. Determine best practices for occupational therapists regarding fitness-to-drive for clients with mild cognitive impairments and dementia.
Evaluating Fitness-to-Drive in Individuals with Sensory Deficits: A Retrospective Chart Review
The purpose of this study was to explore the predictive variables in determining fitness-to- drive recommendations in active drivers with sensory deficits.
1. Identify how lower extremity sensory deficits can impact fitness-to-drive.
2. Analyze results from this retrospective chart review regarding diagnostic validity of clinical assessments for sensation in determining fitness-to-drive recommendations in active drivers with sensory deficits.
3. Reflect on recommendations for future research and implications for occupational therapy practice.
Assessing Factors Influencing Discharge Disposition for Pediatric Patients with Inpatient Rehabilitation Requirements
Presented by: Camille Heider, MOT, OTR/L
This poster presentation aims to highlight the factors influencing ultimate discharge disposition of pediatric patients in a state with no pediatric IPR facility, and provide insights on ways of improving the rates of IPR admission for this vulnerable population.
1. Evaluate the impact of age, sex, insurance type, and primary diagnosis on the discharge disposition of pediatric patients with IPR needs
2. Identify specific factors influencing ultimate discharge disposition of pediatric patients
3. Provide insights on ways of improving the rates of IPR admission in a state that currently does not have a pediatric IPR facility
Examination of the Revised Global Life Skills Assessment in a Substance Abuse Recovery Setting
This poster describes a study that examined the internal consistency of the Global Life Skills Assessment (GLSA), a screening tool used to assess an individual’s perception of competency in community living skills. The information provided in this course will increase one’s understanding of the reliability of the GLSA as a screening tool and how to further analyze the validity and reliability of the GLSA within other populations.
1. Describe a line of research to develop the Global Life Skills Assessment (GLSA) 2. Describe the purpose, methods, and results of an assessment of the internal
consistency of the GLSA.
3. Discuss the implications of this study and its larger line of research on occupational therapy practice and knowledge of survey development.
Exploring Experiences of Children with Food Allergies Through an Occupational Lens
We studied how children ages 8-12 manage their food allergies at home, school, and community, their socio-emotional experience of having an allergy, and the knowledge that the child possesses at this age and the knowledge of their peers.
1. To understand the lived experiences of children with food allergies when engaging in occupations.
2. To understand the role of children in managing their food allergies, whether independently or with assistance from caregivers.
Long-Term Functional Effects of Medulloblastoma Treatments
Information will be provided about the long-term functional effects of treatments for medulloblastoma, the most common type of childhood brain cancer, and how practitioners can monitor these effects .
1. Participants will be able to identify at least two areas of performance often impacted in individuals undergoing or who have undergone treatment for medulloblastoma.
2. Participants will explain at least one reason underlying the use of a Goal Attainment Scale (GAS) for clients undergoing treatment for medulloblastoma.
3. Participants will explain how a Goal Attainment Scale (GAS) can be used for measurement for functional performance in individuals with medulloblastoma.
Social Deprivation and Comorbidities are Associated with Functional Outcomes Following Postoperative Occupational Therapy for Distal Radius Fracture
Presented by: Jamie L Bergner, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, COMT
This poster presents the association of comorbidities and social deprivation with functional outcomes after distal radius fracture surgery and therapy from a single-center, retrospective study.
1. Understand how social deprivation and patient comorbidities such as anxiety, obesity, and smoking are associated with worse functional outcome scores after distal radius fracture surgery and therapy
2. Identify potential modifiable risk factors that may be impactful on final functional outcomes. 3. Discuss possible modifications to treatment plans to improve occupational performance of patients at risk for a worse functional outcome.
Goniometer Measurement of Dart Thrower’s Motion of the Wrist: A Reliability Study Examining Functional Wrist Motion in Healthy Subjects
Presented by: Jennifer Q Farrar, OTR/L, CHT; Jamie L Bergner, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, COMT
Test retest reliability is an important form of reliability for novel measurements of functional motion. This study reports the intra rater reliability of dart thrower’s motion of the wrist in healthy subjects.
1. Examine intra-rater reliability of dart thrower’s motion on healthy subjects to assess the functional plane of wrist motion.
2. Identify the importance of reliability in clinical measurement for pre and post test assessment of the wrist.
3. Compare the meaning of standard error of measurement in assessing wrist impairment using dart thrower’s motion.
Advancing OT Practice Through Engagement with AOTA
Presented by: Stephanie Lancaster, EdD, OTR/L
In this session, the benefits of membership in the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) will be presented and opportunities for engagement with AOTA will be shared. Details about the Representative Assembly (RA) including recent decisions and the process of submitting a motion will be discussed.
1. Identify at least 3 benefits to membership in AOTA for OT students and practitioners
2. Discuss a recent motion put forth to the AOTA Representative Assembly for vote. 3. Identify one action they can take in the future to engage with AOTA that will enhance