Complete print copies of the following dissertations can be accessed at the Learning Resource Center at RMUoHP.

Browse through the accomplished works of RMUoHP’s alumni. Click on the Specialization name to get a complete list of the authors and titles that contributed to each of them.

Athletic Training

Listed in alphabetical order.

Braun, Timothy (2015). “Epidemiological Aspects of Community Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcal Aureus (CA-MRSA) Infections Within Northeastern Intercollegiate and High School Athletics.” RMU Dissertations: 1-64.

Brown, C. D. (2013). “Red Bull vs Red Bull Total Zero’s Affect on Performance and Perceived Exertion in Collegiate Soccer Players.” RMU Dissertations: 1-137.

Davie, E. E. (2013). “Effectiveness of Mobile Learning on Athletic Training Psychomotor Skill Acquisition and Retention.” RMU Dissertations: 1-89.

Dorrel, Bryan Scott (2015). “Evaluation of the Functional Movement Screen as an Injury Prediction Tool.” RMU Dissertations: 1-65.

Doyle, Andrew (2017). Examining the Effects of Three Soft Tissue Treatments on Functional Movement and Functional Performance Enhancement.” RMU Dissertations: 1-111.

Edsall, Jason R. (2016). “Effects of 6-Week Individualized and Group Interventions on Functional Movement Screen Scores in NCAA Division III Athletes.” RMU Dissertations: 1-110.

Escalante, G. (2012). “The Effects of the Use of Versa Gripps on Surface Electromyographic Signal Amplitude of Selected Muscles During Pull-ups in Strength Trained Participants and on Maximal Pull-Up Performance in Women.” RMU Dissertations: 1-94.

Franek, T. B. (2013). “Athletic Training Students’ Transfer of Learning During Their Clinical Education Experience: A Grounded Theory Study.” RMU Dissertations: 1-126.

Harrison, K. A. (2011). “The Effects of Computer-based Written Simulations on Critical Thinking Skills of Pre- Professional Athletic Training Students.”RMU Dissertationss: 1-122.

Hinnerichs, K. R. (2010). “Effects of varying body composition on glucose and insulin response following seven weeks of progressive resistance training in young, healthy females.” RMU Dissertations: 1-70.

Howard, D. L. (2012). “A comparison of hip musculature, knee extensor, and hip musculature and knee extensor exercises for the management of patellofemoral pain syndrome: A randomized clinical trial.” RMU Dissertations: 1-58.

Hoyt, P. L. (2012). “Comparison of a personalized corrective exercise warm-up protocol versus a general corrective exercise warm-up protocol on Functional Movement Screen and Y Balance Test scores in college athletes.” RMU Dissertations: 1-96.

Hughley, T. W. (2012). “The Effect of an 8 Week Neuromuscular Training Program on Neuromechanics in African American Female Athletes.” RMU Dissertations: 1-97.

Kicklighter, Taz H. (2015). “A Holistic Investigation of Clinical Reasoning in Athletic Training.” RMU Dissertations: 1-130.

Kinslow, Beth L. (2017). “Utilization of Hybrid Simulation: Effectiveness in Preparing Athletic Training Students for the Assessment and Treatment of Exertional Heat Stroke.” RMU Dissertations: 1-115.

Kraemer, Ellanora (2017). “Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Athletic Trainers’ Perceptions and Experiences.” RMU Dissertations: 1-139.

Keeley, K. (2013). “Evidence?Based Practice: Beliefs and Behaviors among Athletic Trainers.” RMU Dissertations: 1-123.

Kreiswirth, E. M. (2012). “The Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Injuries among Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Athletes.” RMU Dissertations: 1-37.

Lawler, Racheal (2017). “Perceptions of Exertional Heat Stroke Policy: The Insights of High School Athletic Directors: A Mixed Methods Study.” RMU Dissertations: 1-89.

Le Cara, E. C. (2012). “Structure versus Function: Exploring the Relationship between Lumbar Multifidus Morphology and Activation among Individuals with Low Back Pain.” RMU Dissertations: 1-116.

Monaco, M. J. (2009). “Critical Thinking: The Relationship between Years of Experience as an ATC and the Level of Critical Thinking.” RMU Dissertations: 1-87.

Myer, G. D. (2010). “Development and validation of a clinic-based ACL injury risk prediction algorithm for use in targeted neuromuscular injury prevention training.” RMU Dissertations: 1-234.

Ohkubo, Monica A. (2017). “California Community College Preparatory Athletic Training Programs: Relevance to Athletic Training Education and Student Success.” RMU Dissertations: 1-150.

Paddack, M. E. (2012). “Policies, Procedures, and Practices Regarding Sport-related Concussions in California Community College Athletics.” RMU Dissertations: 1-105.

Potteiger, K. (2012). “Attitudes and Perceptions of Environmental Sustainability in Athletic Training.” RMU Dissertations: 1-172.

Ramirez, D. A. (2012). “Effect of Ankle Support on Performance, Range of Motion, and Perception.” RMU Dissertations: 1-84.

Ramirez, Richard (2016). “Beliefs and Behaviors of Strength and Conditioning Coaches at the NCAA Division I Level: An Investigation of Evidence Based Practice Concepts.” RMU Dissertations: 1-113.

Rodriguez, M. (2013). “Mexican American Adolescents’ Knowledge of Health Issues.” RMU Capstones: 1-121.

Rogers, Jennifer J. (2014). “Student Athlete Perceptions of Athletic Trainers’ Competence Based on Appearance and Dress.” RMU Dissertations: 1-116.

Romero, Manuel G. (2015). “Role Strain in Athletic Trainers Working in Professional Sports: A Mixed Method Study.” RMU Dissertations: 1-105.

Sandvik, Jodi (2017). “Celiac Disease: College Athletes’ Perspectives on Accommodations and Support for Nutritional Needs and Challenges Encountered.” RMU Dissertations: 1-85.

Sax, Misty A. (2017). “Exploring the Socialization of Athletic Trainers in the Performing Arts, Military, and Physician Extender Setting.” RMU Dissertations: 1-61).

Shaffer, Joseph D. (2017). “The Use of the Selective Functional Movement Assessment on Athletes Who Experience Low Back Pain.” RMU Dissertation: 1-90.

Shotwell, C. A. (2013). “Collegiate Wrestler’s Compliance and Institutional Perceptions to the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Weight Loss Plan.” RMU Dissertations: 1-96.

Smith, Darrin M. (2017). “Utilizing Alternative Planes of Motion for Hamstring Stretching: Can it Reduce Pain, Improve Range of Motion, Increase Muscle Strength, and Facilitate Early Return to Performance in Recreational Athletes With Acute Exercise-Induced Muscular Damage?” RMU Dissertations: 1-188.

Stokes, Lindsey (2017). Critically Appraising Evidence Within the Literature: Perceptions of Athletic Training Preceptors.” RMU Dissertations: 1-125.

Strand, S. L. (2011). “Relative Risk of Concussions in Youth, Female Soccer Players.” RMU Dissertations: 1-56.

Toma, M. (2012). “A Determination if Total Hip Arthroplasty (Anterior Approach) Improves Early Functional Outcomes.” RMU Dissertations: 1-67.

Ulrich, Bethany J. (2017). “Effects of Short-Term, Intermittent Cryotherapy on Velocity, Accuracy, Perceived Exertion, and Perceived Recovery in Collegiate Softball Pitchers.” RMU Dissertations: 1-73.

Warren, Karlita L. (2015). “Minority Enrollment and Retention in Athletic Training Programs: An Exploratory Study.” RMU Dissertations: 1-166.

Watts, Melinda (2017). “Epidemiology of Collegiate Rodeo.” RMU Dissertations: 1-78.

Weuve, C. M. (2012). “Workplace Bullying in Athletic Training: Perceptions and Experiences of Collegiate Certified Athletic Trainers.” RMU Dissertations: 1-132.

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Clinical Electrophysiology

Listed in alphabetical order.

Armantrout, E. A. (2007). “Physical Therapist Compliance with Electroneuromyography Guidelines.” RMU Dissertations: 1-75.

Baker, R. D. (2004). “Electromyographic Amplitude Comparison of the First Dorsal Interosseous of the Feet of Chronologically Diverse Subjects.” RMU Dissertations: 1-73.

Brooks, M. E. (2006). “Clinical Electrophysiology” RMU Dissertations: 1-96.

Casciere, C. Bruce (2014). “Normative Data for Trans-Tarsal Conduction Velocity of the Medial and Lateral Plantar Nerves Recorded from the Flexor Hallucis Brevis and First Dorsal Interosseous.” RMU Dissertations: 1-49.

DePasquale, L. V. (2001). “Position Dependent Changes in Tibial Motor Conduction Velocity Across the Tarsal Tunnel.” RMU Dissertations: 1-86.

Downs, W. J. (2006). “The Effect of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on Flexor Carpi Radialis H-reflex Latency.” RMU Dissertations: 1-162.

Eisner, W. D. (2013). “Comparison of two methods of tibial H-reflex acquisition and predictive value of an abnormal H/H ratio in unilateral S1 radiculopathy.” RMU Dissertations: 1-128.

Elsayed, Gamal Ramadan Hamed (2008). “Prediction of the Abnormality of the Medial and Lateral Plantar Mixed Nerve Action Potential by Combining Vibration Perception Threshold and Semmes Weinstein Monofilament in Adult Onset Diabetes.” RMU Dissertations: 1-124.

Elskenidy, Naglaa (2005), “Innovative Procedure for Measuring Motor Nerve Conduction Velocity Across the Carpal Tunnel.” RMU Dissertations: 1-79.

Galloway, K. M. (2002). “Electrophysical Response Recorded in the First Dorsal Inerosseous Muscle with Stimulation of the Tibial and Deep Fibular Nerves.” RMU Dissertations: 1-53.

Gomaa, H. (2008). “Effect of reference electrode position on normal distal motor latency and action potential amplitude of the ulnar nerve.” RMU Dissertations: 1-87.

Hutchinson, D. (2011). “Reliability of Upper Arm Median and Ulnar Motor Nerve Conduction Results in Children and Youth with Cervical Spinal Cord Pathology.” RMU Dissertations: 1-95.

James, E. D. (2010). “Sensitivity and Specificity of Tinel’s, Phalen’s and the Hand Diagram in Electrodiagnostically Confirmed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.” RMU Dissertations: 1-51.

Kostopoulos, D. (2005). “The effects of ischemic compression and passive stretching on spontaneous electrical activity and participants’ pain perception of myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle.” RMU Dissertations: 1-90.

LaPlante, M. (2003). “The Lumbrical/Interossei Specific Examination of Median/Ulnar Motor Distal Latency, a New Method for Placement of the Recording Electrode.” RMU Dissertations: 1-81.

Lord, D. R. (2008). “Distal motor latency in hand intrinsic muscles: effects of less commonly considered sources of variance.” RMU Dissertations: 1-80.

McKibben, R. J. (2013). “The effect of carpal tunnel syndrome on the median mixed nerve forearm potential.” RMU Dissertations: 1-134.

Moses, B. (2005). “THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SKIN TEMPERATURE AND NEURONAL CHARATERISTICS IN THE MEDIAN, ULNAR AND RADIAL NERVES OF NON-IMPAIRED INDIVIDUALS.” RMU Dissertations: 1-97.

Palazzo, J. J. (2006). “Normative values for ulnar motor nerve conduction to the adductor pollicis (AP) compared to the first dorsal interosesous (FDI) and abductor digiti minimi (ADM) muscles in asymptomatic normal adults.” RMU Dissertations: 1-78.

Read, R. L. (2004). “A Comparison of the Intra-Subject Differences in the Bilateral Compound Muscle Action Potential Maximal Amplitudes for the Upper Trapezius Muscle Responses in Asymptomatic Subjects.” RMU Dissertations: 1-99.

Romero, Leon Constantine (2016). “The Sensitivity and Specificity of Short Segment Transcarpal Median Motor Testing in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.” RMU Dissertations: 1-146.

Ruediger, T. M. (2008). “Electrophysiologic Measures of Ulnar Sensory Nerve Function: Reference Values and Reliability of the Measure.” RMU Dissertations: 1-83.

Sadek, Azza Ahmed (2007). “Effect of Recording Electrode Size on Median Motor Nerve Conduction in Healthy Subjects.” RMU Dissertations: 1-94.

Schaney, C. R. (2002). “Nitrous Oxide With Propofol Reduces Somatosensory Evoked Potential Amplitude in a Pediatric Population.” RMU Dissertations: 1-75.

Schrank, E. C. (2004). “Therapeutic Continuous Ultrasound as a Diagnostic Tool for Median Neuropathy At or Distal to the Wrist.” RMU Dissertations: 1-54.

Sellin, R. A. (2001). “Case Report: The use of Electrophysiological Evaluation in Peripheral Nerve Injuries in Thoroughbred Foals and Yearlings.” RMU Dissertations: 1-54.

Silver, H. L. (2009). “The effects of latent myofascial trigger points on muscle activation patterns during prone hip extension.” RMU Dissertations: 1-85.

Sweet, Jeffrey A. (2013). “Median Nerve Transcarpal Motor Conduction Normative Amplitudes and Velocities Using a Unique Approach.” RMU Dissertations: 1-54.

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Geriatrics

Listed in alphabetical order.

Burnett, C. C. “Correlational study of the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale with Older African Americans with Acute Stroke.” RMU Dissertations: 1-80.

Farrell, M. K. (2008). “Reliability and Predictive Validity of the Physical Performance Test in People with Dementia.” RMU Dissertations: 1-62.

Flemming, P. J. (2003). “Utilization of a Screening Tool to Identify Homebound Older Adults at Risk for Falls: Validity and Reliability.” RMU Dissertations: 1-25.

Ganz, S. B. (2005). “FUNCTIONAL RECOVERY FOLLOWING HIP FRACTURE IN THE SUBACUTE SETTING.” RMU Dissertations: 1-37.

Johnson, B. (2003). “Comparison of Work Injuries for Younger Versus Older Workers in the Health Care Industry in North Dakota.” RMU Dissertations: 1-70.

Lookabaugh-deur, H. J. (2008). “Incontinence as a Fall Risk Factor in Older Adults: A Qualitative Study.” RMU Dissertations: 1-109.

Ronis, D. L. (2009). “Fall Risk Assessment in Home Care: A Description of Clinical Decision Making, Knowledge, and Practice of Physical Therapists in One Florida Agency.” RMU Dissertations: 1-108.

Tripicchio, R. (2005). “Increasing Patient Participation: The Effects of Training Physical and Occupational Therapists to Involve Geriatric Patients in Treatment Planning.” RMU Dissertations: 1-84.

Weddle, M. L. (2006). “Understanding Exercise Behavior Change in Older Women.” RMU Dissertations: 1-119.

Williams, Bernadette Rene (2005). The Effect of Behavioral Contract on Adherence to a Walking Program in Postmenopausal African American Women.” RMU Dissertations: 1-115.

Zacharewicz, L. (2003). “A Comparison of Hip versus Ankle Exercises in Elders and the Influence on Balance and Gait.” RMU Dissertations: 1-72.

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Hand Rehabilitation

Listed in alphabetical order.

Bentzel, K. (2009). “Effect of Portability to the Jebsen Hand Function Test on Scores: Implications for Use in Home Health Care.” RMU Dissertations: 1-43.

Panchik, D. (2007). “Development and Validation of the Hand Assessment Tool.” RMU Dissertations: 1-46.

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Health Promotion and Wellness

Listed in alphabetical order.

Baldis, M. W. (2011). “Comparisons of Body Composition and Self-Perception of Body Type in Racially and Ethnically Diverse Male and Female College Students.” RMU Dissertations: 1-50.

Boardman, Paula (2017). “Investigating Labyrinth Walking as a Tool for Stress Relief in the Workplace.” RMU Dissertations: 1-124.

Bradford, Elissa Held (2015). Engagement in Gait- and Balance-Enhancing Behaviors in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis After Out-Patient Physical Therapy.” RMU Dissertations: 1-278.

Black, R. E. (2010). “Personal Health Behaviors and Role-Modeling Attitudes of Physical Therapists and Student Physical Therapists.” RMU Dissertations: 1-81.

Curtis, J. M. (2013). “ Winning the Challenge : The Interaction of Conscientiousness and Perceived Autonomy.” RMU Dissertations: 1-84.

Droppa, M. M. (2011). “The association between wellness and academic performance in college students.” RMU Dissertations: 1-77.

Ettinger, M. L. (2013). “Identifying Determinants to Predict Intention to Complete a Health Risk Assessment: A Questionnaire Development and Implementation.” RMU Dissertations: 1-107.

Ewoniuk, J. H. (2010). “Perceived wellness in mothers of children with special needs Jane.” RMU Dissertations: 1-109.

Gaines, Chayla Harris (2013). “The Association Between Bodyage and the Perceptions of Wellness Among Employees of a Worksite Wellness Facility.” RMU Dissertations: 1-132.

Gammill, Eddie (2016). “The Effects of Synchronized Music on Heart Rate, Distance, Rate of Perceived Exertion, and Motivation During 30 Minutes of Two Different Types of Physical Activity: A Prospective Community Fitness Center Intervention Study.” RMU Dissertations: 1-114.

Googins, Lori J. (2017). “A Mixed Methods Investigation of Physical Activity Levels in Community College Students.” RMU Dissertations: 1-193.

Grace-Farfaglia, Patricia (2017). “Is Health Philosophy Associated With Life Satisfaction Among Registered Dietitian Nutritionists?” RMU Dissertations: 1-98.

Griffin, A. F. (2011). “Examining the Change in Physical Activity, Fitness and Self-Efficacy Of African American Adolescent Girls following an 8-Week Intervention Cultural Moves .” RMU Dissertations: 1-106.

Harris-Gaines, C. (2013). “The Association between BodyAge and the Perceptions of Wellness among Employees of a Worksite Wellness Facility.” RMU Dissertations: 1-143.

Hughes, L. C. (2011). “Cognitive Mapping in Persons with Type 2 Diabetes.” RMU Dissertations: 1-81.

Ingman, M. (2011). “The Association Between Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Adults After Bariatric Surgery.” RMU Dissertations: 1-139.

Lewis, L. A. (2012). “Body Composition and Peak VO2 of Major League Baseball Players: 1991 2007.” RMU Dissertations: 1-45.

Mejia-Downs, Anne M. (2016). “An Intervention Enhances Resilience in Physical Therapy Students.” RMU Dissertations: 1-145.

Nesseth, J. R. (2008). “Return to Sport after ACL Reconstruction using Hamstring Autografts: A Comparison of Factors Associated with Failure.” RMU Dissertations: 1-28.

Nustad, J. (2008). “Relationship between Perceived Wellnes, Self-efficacy, Body Mass Index, and Illness Experienced by College Freshman.” RMU Dissertations: 1-102.

Patel, Rupal M. (2016). “Effectiveness of a Group-Based Culturally Tailored Lifestyle Intervention Program on Changes in Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Among Asian Indians in the United States.” RMU Dissertations: 1-172.

Ratliff, P. L. R. (2011). “Efficacy of a Community- and Group-based Intervention to Reduce Fall Risk among Older People.” RMU Dissertations: 1-99.

Richardson, Scott (2017). “Effects of Resistance Training on Smoking Behavior and Self-Efficacy.” RMU Dissertations: 1-110.

Schoenfeld, Brad (2014). “Effects of Different Volume-Equated Resistance Training Loading Strategies on Muscular Adaptations in Well-Trained Men.” RMU Dissertations: 1-153.

Smith, Trevor Quintin (2017). “Examining Self-Reported Adult Physical Activity Levels in an Integrated Health Care System.” RMU Dissertations: 1-140.

Sternburgh, Lucille E. (2014). “The Effects of Sit-Stand Equipment and Hourly Prompting on Occupational Sitting Time.” RMU Dissertations: 1-176.

Taylor, Mary Jean (2016). “Obesity in Female Adolescents: Influence on Fitness, Health Literacy, and Engagement in a Fitness and Health Promotion After-School Program.” RMU Dissertations: 1-139.

Urda, Joyan L. (2015). “Effects of Common Interventions at the Workplace on Sedentary Behavior, Physical Activity and Perceived Wellness.” RMU Dissertations: 1-146.

Wasserman, Jennifer B. (2017). “Soft Tissue Mobilization in Treatment of Chronic Pain Following Caesarean Section.” RMU Dissertations: 1-202.

Winkelman, Nicklaas (2015). “The Effect of Attentional Focus on Sprint Performance.” RMU Dissertations: 1-167.

Wludyga, Joshua (2017). “Exercise Knowledge and Behavior: Former Athletes Compared to the General Population.” RMU Dissertations: 1-87.

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Neurology

Listed in alphabetical order.

Bartscherer, M. L. (2008). “The Effects of Synchronized Timing Training on Timing, Attention, Motor Function, and Self-perception in Children with Dyscoordination.” RMU Dissertations: 1-119.

Batson, Glenna (2006). “Effect of Group Delivery of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement on Balance, Functional Mobility, and Quality of Life in Adults Post-Stroke.” RMU Dissertations: 1-151.

Byrne, E. M. (2010). “Effects of Neonatal Physical Therapy Instruction on Parent Competency and Anxiety in a Neonatal Intensive Care Setting.” RMU Dissertations: 1-149.

Csiza, L. (2005). “The use of Taoist meditation on the reduction of heart rate, blood pressure, fatigue and depression in persons with Multiple Sclerosis: a single subject design.” RMU Dissertations: 1-164.

Davidson, C. A. (2005). “Surviving to Living: The Transition from Rehabilitation to Community Participation after Spinal Cord Injury.” RMU Dissertations: 1-68.

Dewane, J. A. (2009). “The Relationship Between Postural Control, Gait Variability and Cognition, and Their Association to Falls Risk.” RMU Dissertations: 1-101.

Gallichio, J. (2009). “Changes in Muscle Activity Patterns during Forward Pedaling after Backward Pedaling in Persons with Post-Stroke Hemiplegia.” RMU Dissertations: 1-53.

Ibrahim, Mohamed Attia Abbas (2004). “A Comparison of Actual and Perceived Balance Abilities in Patients with Stroke.” RMU Dissertations: 1-151.

Karpatkin, H. I. (2009). “Effect of a Single Bout of Intermittent vs. Continuous Walking on Perceptions of Fatigue in Persons With Multiple Sclerosis.” RMU Dissertations: 1-67.

Legters, K. S. (2002). “The Relationship Between the Activities-Specific Balance Confidence (ABC) Scale and the Dynamic Gait Index (DGI) in Peripheral Vestibular Dysfunction.” RMU Dissertations: 1-78.

Massery, M. (2011). “The effect of airway control on postural stability.” RMU Dissertations: 1-48.

Meretta, B. M. (2005). “Responsiveness of Five Times Sit to Stand Test as an Indicator of Improvement in Balance After Vestibular Rehabilitation in People with Balance and Vestibular Disorders.” RMU Dissertations: 1-48.

Nordon-craft, A. (2009). “Effects of Chemotherapy on Balance in Women with Stage I, II or IIIA Breast Cancer.” RMU Dissertations: 1-137.

Ryerson, S. J. (2006). “Loss of Trunk Repositioning Sense and Its Relation To Postural Control Functions in People Post Stroke.” RMU Dissertations: 1-131.

Stoeckmann, T. M. (2007). “A comparison of position-, velocity-, and acceleration-dependent mechanical loads on muscle recruitment and activation patterns during reaching in people with hemiparesis.” RMU Dissertations: 1-87.

Thompson, M. J. (2011). “Postural Sway Characteristics of Low and High Fall Risk Community Dwelling Older Adults.” RMU Dissertations: 1-198.

Venglar, M. C. (2004). “The Effects of Tai Chi on Persons with Parkinson s Disease.” RMU Dissertations: 1-142.

Walsh, S. F. (2007). “The Effect of Ice Skating versus Overground Walking on the Lower Extremity EMG Activation and Energy Expenditure Index of Children With Cerebral Palsy.” RMU Dissertations: 1-254.

Winkler, P. (2005). “An Investigation of Abnormal Vestibular and Oculomotor Function in Individuals with Visual Motion Hypersensitivity.” RMU Dissertations: 1-116.

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Nursing

Listed in alphabetical order.

Amazon, J. (2007). “Phenomenological Inquiry into the Decision-Making Process of the Older Adult Who Has Elected to Receive Electroconvulsive Therapy.” RMU Dissertations: 1-32.

Backus, D. (2010). “Association of Adherence to Follow-up Recommendations from Community Health Blood Pressure Screening Clinics to Healthy Lifestyles: Results from a Rural Cohort.” RMU Dissertations: 1-201.

Baron, Kristy A. (2014). “Changing to Concept-Based Curricula: The Process for Nurse Educators.” RMU Dissertations: 1-162.

Braun, P. G. (2007). “The Process of Transition of Care of the Neurogenic Bowel in the Preadolescence with Spina Bifida: The Primary Caregiver’s Perspective.” RMU Dissertations: 1-101.

Capewell, R. A. (2010). “Evaluation of a Tool Kit for Safe Patient Handling in the Home Care Setting.” RMU Dissertations: 1-139.

DalPezzo, N. K. (2010). “A Phenomenological Study of Barriers to Nursing Care Experienced by Nurses Working in Medicare Certified Home Care Agencies.” RMU Dissertations: 1-56.

Fink, G. E. (2012). “The Effect of Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation on Anxiety in Interventional Pain Management Procedures.” RMU Dissertations: 1-93.

Gardner, S. S. (2010). “Learning to Teach: The Lived Experience of Peer-Nominated Effective Nurse Educators.” RMU Dissertations: 1-232.

Hermann, E. M. (2012). “The Lived Experience of Heart Transplant Patients: Post-Operative Initial Awareness.” RMU Dissertations: 1-180.

Jett, K. (2013). “Voices from the Bedside: Registered Nurse Perceptions of the Work Environment.” RMU Dissertations: 1-200.

Langemeier, J. (2010). “Exploring the Influences of Homelessness on the Single-parent Family: A Grounded Theory Approach.” RMU Dissertations: 1-223.

Longo, M. A. (2011). “Direct Care Registered Nurse Perceptions of the Healthy Work Environment.” RMU Dissertations: 1-142.

Martin, S. D. (2010). “Maine Nurses Ability and Willingness to Work during Pandemic Influenza.” RMU Dissertations: 1-81.

Mendes, B. A. (2009). “Phenomena of inner strength in women post-myocardial infarction coronary stent placement: A grounded theory study.” RMU Dissertations: 1-78.

Reveles, Kathryn (2015). “A Qualitative Descriptive Study of Women in a Transitional Living Facility.” RMU Dissertations: 1-84.

Robison, B. J. (2007). “Journaling scrapbooks in the treatment of women with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD): A grounded theory approach.” RMU Dissertations: 1-26.

Spencer, Cara S. (2015). “Sleep Issues in Children Adopted from China: A Qualitative Study.” RMU Dissertations: 1-169.

Tierney, C. C. (2010). “Professional role growth experienced by graduates of an on-site RN to BSN program.” RMU Dissertations: 1-118.

Vietz, Karen Kay (2016). “Effect of Collaborative Testing on Long-Term Knowledge Retention Among Baccalaureate Nursing Students.” RMU Dissertations: 1-131.

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Orthopaedics

Listed in alphabetical order.

 

Bishop, D. L. (2005). “The Effects of Lumbar Spine Position on Shoulder Range of Motion in Asymptomatic Subjects.” RMU Dissertations: 1-55.

Brooks, C. P. (2004). “The Immediate Effects of Manual Massage on Power Grip Performance Following Maximal Exercise in Healthy Adults.” RMU Dissertations: 1-62.

Bull, E. C. (2006). “Specific Stabilization Exercises to Medical Diagnoses of Lumbar Segmental Instability.” RMU Dissertations: 1-64.

Carling, J. M. (2006). “Electromechanical Delay and Pre-Motor Time in Quadriceps Following ACL Reconstruction from 2 weeks to 3 months Post-operatively.” RMU Dissertations: 1-38.

Christensen, V. N. (2009). “The Effect of Ankle Bracing on Knee Joint Kinematics and Kinetics during Repeated Single Leg Hop and Drop Vertical Jump in High School Aged Girls.” RMU Dissertations: 1-54.

Christoff, R. (2007). “EMG ANALYSIS OF SELECTED MUSCLES OF THE SHOULDER DURING OPEN AND CLOSED CHAIN EXERCISES.” RMU Dissertations: 1-46.

Curtis, T. J. (2002). “The Lateral Scapular Slide Test: A Reliabilty Study of Subjects With and Without Shoulder Pathology.” RMU Dissertations: 1-66.

Cutrone, G. (2004). “Effects of ASTM AdvantEDGE TM on Tendon Morphology Related to Functional Outcomes in Patients with Patellar Tendinopathy.” RMU Dissertations: 1-39.

Dodge, C. (2007). “The Effectiveness of Mobilization with Exercise and Sacroiliac Belts in the Treatment of Pelvic Pain and Disability in Pregnant Patients.” RMU Dissertations: 1-66.

Dodson, W. H. (2007). “Validity and reliability study of a multi-dimensional Computerized pain assessment tool (ComPAT).” RMu Dissertations: 1-138.

Ekstrom, R. (2001). “ELECTROMYOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF MANUAL MUSCLE TESTING POSITIONS AND EXERCISES FOR THE TRAPEZIUS AND SERRATUS ANTERIOR MUSCLES Submitted to the Faculty of Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions By Richard Ekstrom In Partial Fulfillment of the Requir.” RMU Dissertations: 1-228.

Elskenidy, N. (2005). “Innovative Procedure For Measuring Motor Nerve Conduction Velocity Across the Carpal Tunnel.” RMU Dissertations: 1-87.

Grafa, C. S. (2003). “Effect Of Exercise On Index Of Kyphosis , Trunk Strength , Shoulder Flexion And Functional Disability Scores In Postmenopausal Women With Low Bone Mass Colleen S . Grafa A Doctoral Research Project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for.” RMU Dissertations: 1-171.

Grundman, D. M. (2005). “The impact of custom semi-rigid foot orthotics on lower extremity function and pain in a patellar-femoral population.” No Abstract Available.

Himel, E. (2010). “Effect of a Graded Exercise Program with Manual Physical Therapy on Supraspinatus Tendinopathy in Primary Compressive Disease: A One Group Pretest-Posttest Repeated Measures Design.” RMU Dissertations: 1-54.

Ibrahim, Mahmoud Ibrahim (2008). “The Effectiveness of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Patients with Plantar Fasciitis Who Satisfy a Clinical Prediction Rule.” RMU Dissertations: 1-81.

Kemp-Smith, K. (2006). “Frequency, severity and mechanism of injury in beginner, intermediate and expert kiteboarders.” RMU Dissertations: 1-64.

King, T. (2008). “Use of a wrist extension inhibition brace to increase velocity and accuracy of a baseball pitch.” RMU Dissertations: 1-66.

Klein, A. B. (2008). “Predictors of Physical Therapy Outcomes in Patients with Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Dysfunction.” RMU Dissertations: 1-77.

Miller, E. R. (2002). “A Comparison of a McKenzie Approach to a Specific Spine Stabilization Program for Chronic Low Back Pain.” RMU Dissertations: 1-65.

Plisky, M. S. (2005). “An epidemiological investigation of lower extremity injury among high school cross country runners.” RMU Dissertations: 1-72.

Plisky, P. J. (2005). “Relationship between risk of lower extremity injury and Star Excursion Balance Test reach distance in boys and girls high school basketball players.” RMU Dissertations: 1-72.

Rauh, J. G. (2003). “Lapse Time, Patient Satisfaction and Utilization of Physical Therapy Services in Episodes of Care with Non-surgical Spinal Conditions.” RMU Dissertations: 1-66.

Robinson, K. (2004). “Case Report: The clinical presentation and rehabilitation of a patient following arthroscopic debridement of an anterior tear of the acetabular labrum.” RMU Dissertations: 1-35.

Samuelson, P. L. (2009). “Physical Therapists Inclusion of Advising/Teaching Future Health Problem Avoidance and Injury Prevention in Outpatient Care.” RMU Dissertations: 1-231.

Smith, J. A. (2007). “Prospective Examination of Closed Versus Open Kinetic Chain Exercise For Symptoms and Disability Associated with Subacromial Impingement Syndrome.” RMU Dissertations: 1-105.

Stolze, L. (2011). “Derivation of a clinical prediction rule for identifying a sub-group of patients with low back pain likely to benefit from pilates exercise.” RMU Dissertations: 1-43.

Torres, E. (2007). “Effect of Anchoring and Object Symmetry on Visual Estimates of Angles.” RMU Dissertations: 1-48.

Vittone, Danielle (2004). “Physical Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): An Investigation of PTSD in an Outpatient Physical Therapy Population.” RMU Dissertations: 1-206.

Volansky, K. (2002). “THE UTILIZATION OF E-MAIL BY OCS PHYSICAL THERAPISTS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE.” RMU Dissertations: 1-86.

Williams, B. J. (2006). “Comparison of Three Training Protocols for Trunk Extensor Endurance.” RMU Dissertations: 1-216.

Williams, D. A. (2008). “Alternative Methods for Measuring Scapular Protraction and Retraction Maximal Isometric Forces.” RMU Dissertations: 1-73.

Zazzali, Michael S. (2002). “Subscapularis Syndrome: Clinical Testing, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Should Impingement.” RMU Dissertations: 1-51.

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Pediatrics

Listed in alphabetical order.

Agee, R. (2009). “Effects of soft shoe inserts on foot alignment and falls in toddlers with moderate to severe flat feet.” RMU Dissertations: 1-41.

Arndt, S. (2007). “Neuro-Developmental Treatment versus Parent-Infant-Playgroup for Infants With Posture and Movement Dysfunction – Effects on Gross Motor Function.” RMU Dissertations: 1-193.

Butz, S. M. (2011). “Relationships among Age, Gender, Anthropometric Characteristics, and Dynamic Balance in Children 5 to 12 years of age.” RMU Dissertations: 1-90.

Clark, E. (2008). “Effects of a Motor Control Intervention in Two-and- a-half to Six Year Old Children Diagnosed with Idiopathic Toe Walking.” RMU Dissertations: 1-175.

Coulter-O’Berry, C. (2009). “Functional and kinematic advantages of providing knee components in the first prosthesis of infants and toddlers with high level lower limb amputations.” RMU Dissertations: 1-178.

Dannemiller, L. A. (2004). “Partial Weight Bearing Treadmill Training in the Home with Young Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Study of Feasibility and Motor Outcomes.” RMU Dissertations: 1-148.

Dodds, C. B. (2011). “The Effect of Physical Activity on Parental-Reported Health-Related Quality of Life, Sleep, and Pain in Non-Ambulatory Children with Multiple Disabilities.” RMU Dissertations: 1-115.

Eigsti, H. J. (2008). “A Longitudinal Study of Outcome Measures and the Use and Impact of Environmental Modifications for Children Receiving Early Intervention Services.” RMU Dissertations(1): 1-57.

Evans-Rogers, D. L. (2012). “Short-term, Intensive Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) Program Experiences of Parents and their Children with Disabilities.” RMU Dissertations: 1-237.

George, K. W. (2011). “The effectiveness of a dynamic orthotic and strapping system on trunk postural control in gait and gross motor function in children with cerebral palsy.” RMU Dissertations: 1-114.

Glumac, L. K. (2006). “Guatemalan Caregivers Perceptions of the Experience of Receiving and Using Wheelchairs Donated for their Children.” RMU Dissertations: 1-185.

Hickman, R. A. B. (2007). “Linking Family and Community Ecology With Child Development Outcomes Among Nevada Early Head Start Enrollees.” RMU Dissertations: 1-210.

Hiranaka, Channa (2016). “The Relationship of Temperament and Sensory Processing to Social Participation in Young Children with Developmental Delays.” RMU Dissertations: 1-228

Hobbs, Laurie A. (2005). “The Effects of Rigid, Hinged, and Supramalleolar Orthoses on the Characteristics of Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy.” RMU Dissertations: 1-113.

Logan, L. R. (2010). “Effects of sensory level electrical stimulation on muscle cross- sectional area, strength and metabolite production in children with cerebral palsy.” RMU Dissertations: 1-106.

Low, S. A. (2008). “Comparison of Two Support Walkers on the Gait Parameters of School-Aged Children with Cerebral Palsy.” RMU Dissertations: 1-114.

Magee, J. A. (2005). “Bone Health Knowledge, Self Efficacy, and Behaviors in Adolescent Females.” RMU Dissertations: 1-29.

McElroy, J. J. (2011). “Variability of Foot Movements during Spontaneous Leg Movements in Infants Born Full Term.” RMU Dissertations: 1-188.

Meade, V. A. (2007). “Sensitivity and Specificity of a Two Step Screening Procedure For Four to Six Month Old Infants.” RMU Dissertations: 1-111.

Miles, C. (2013). “Potential Risk Factors Related to Diagnosis of Torticollis.” RMU Dissertations: 1-93.

Pratt, B. (2012). “Effect of the Built Environment on the Playground Participation of Ambulatory Children with Cerebral Palsy.” RMU Dissertations: 1-115.

Robertson, S. Y. (2008). “Effects of Positioning On Respiratory Measurements In Individuals With Cerebral Palsy And Severe Scoliosis.” RMU Dissertations: 1-100.

Rowland, Phyllis O. (2016). “Relationship Between Balance and Motor Skills in Young Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder.” RMU Dissertations: 1-180.

Schlough, K. (2002). “The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Endurance, Strength, Function and Self-Perception in Adolescents with Spastic Cerebral Palsy.” RMU Dissertations: 1-128.

Shen, E. Y. C. (2012). “Adults with Cerebral Palsy: Independent Community Living Factors and Perceived Quality of Life.” RMU Dissertations: 1-192.

Smith, Allison P. (2016). “Effects of Swaddling on Infants Born Preterm During Bottle Feeding: A Randomized Crossover Study.” RMU Dissertations: 1-95.

Stemm, K. A. (2009). “Consistency of Identification by School Personnel of Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder in the Public School Setting.” RMU Dissertations: 1-104.

Yocum, A. A. (2002). “Reliability And Validity of the Heel-Rise Test for Children.” RMU Dissertations: 1-153.

Zapf, S. A. (2012). “Predictive Validity of the Matching Assistive Technology to Child-Augmentative Communication Evaluation Simplified (MATCH-ACES) Assessment Protocol.” RMU Dissertations: 1-255.

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Sports Orthopaedics

Listed in alphabetical order.

Ames, P. S. (2011). “Reliability and Range of Motion Characteristics of Shoulder Internal Rotation in the Sidelying Position in Collegiate Overhead and Non-Overhead Athletes.” RMU Dissertations: 1-57.

Amundson, F. M. (2003). “The Effectiveness of a Prevent injury, Enhance Performance (PEP) Program on Improving the Neuromuscular Performance of 14 to 18 Year Old High School Female Basketball Players Friend.” RMU Dissertations: 1-73.

Ardali, Gunay (2016). “Ability to Perform Floor Transfer as a Measure of Readiness for Independent Living Among Older Adults.” RMU Dissertations: 1-141.

Baker, Robert L. (2016). Surface Electromyography of the Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Medius and Tensor Faciae Latae Muscles and Kinematic Assessment of the Hip and Knee in Runners with and Without Iliotibial Band Syndrome: A Controlled Study with Flexibility and Functional Assessment.” RMU Dissertations: 1-78.

Bennett, J. E. (2011). “The relationship between isotonic plantar flexor endurance, navicular drop, and exercise-related leg pain in a cohort of collegiate cross-country runners.” RMU Dissertations: 1-53.

Bhanot, K. (2013). “Hip and Trunk Muscle Activity During the Star Excursion Balance Test in Healthy Adults.” RMU Dissertations: 1-70.

Bost, B. C. (2011). “The Effects of Elliptical Cross Training of Patellofemoral Pain.” RMU Dissertations: 1-95.

Brumitt, J. (2011). “Can Functional Testing Identify Division III Collegiate Athletes Who Are At Risk for a Lower Extremity or Low Back Injury?” RMU Dissertations: 1-97.

Carinci, J. M. (2012). “AN ELECTROMYOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF TRUNK AND HIP MUSCLES DURING BRIDGING EXERCISES USING TWO DIFFERENT ANKLE POSITIONS.” RMU Dissertations: 1-85.

Costello, M. J. (2012). “Soft Tissue Mobilization or Therapeutic Ultrasound for Subjects with Neck and Arm Pain with Evidence of Neural Mechanical Sensitivity: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” RMU Dissertations: 1-91.

Doerfler, D. (2013). “High Velocity Quadriceps Exercises Compared to Slow Velocity Quadriceps Exercises Following Total Knee Arthroplasty.” RMU Dissertations: 1-135.

Freedman, S. R. (2013). “Immediate Effects of Kinesio Taping on Pain, Function, and Predictors of Effectiveness in Patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.” RMU Dissertations: 1-113.

Gallo, J. A. (2004). “A Comparison of Temperature Increase in Human Muscle During 3 MHz Continuous and 3 MHz Pulsed Ultrasound With Equivalent Temporal Average Intensities.” RMU Dissertations: 1-51.

Garlock, P. (2008). “Comparison of High School Football and Soccer Injuries on FieldTurf versus Natural Grass.” RMU Dissertations: 1-42.

Heick, John Duane (2015). “Investigating the Psychometric Properties of the King-Devick Test in Healthy 14 to 24 Year Olds.” RMU Dissertations: 1-105.

Jefferson, J. R. (2010). “Subjective and electrophysiologic findings during provocation tests for the ulnar nerve in asymptomatic individuals.” RMU Dissertations: 1-171.

Kaur, N. (2013). “Effects of Lower Exremity and Trunk Muscle Recruitment on Serratus Anterior Muscle Activation in Healthy Male Adults.” RMU Dissertations: 1-68.

Luedke, Lace E. (2016). “Influence of Step Rate on Shin Injury and Anterior Knee Pain in High School Cross Country Runners.” RMU Dissertations: 1-83.

McClinton, Shane (2017). “Effectiveness of Physical Therapy Treatment in Addition to Usual Podiatry Management of Plantar Heel Pain.” RMU Dissertations: 1-129.

McCormack, Joshua R. (2015). “Eccentric Exercise Eccentric Exercise and Astym in the Management of Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” RMU Dissertations: 1-75.

Mulligan, I. J. (2003). “Isokinetic Profile of Shoulder Internal Rotation and External Rotation Concentric and Eccentric Strength in High School Baseball Pitchers.” RMU Dissertations: 1-146.

Niemuth, P. E. (2003). “Hip Weakness and Overuse Syndromes in Recreational Runners.” RMU Dissertations: 1-57.

Paterno, M. V. (2010). “Relationship between dynamic lower extremity biomechanics and single leg postural stability and a second anterior cruciate ligament injury in a population of athletes returning to sport after unilateral anterior cruciate reconstruction.” RMU Dissertations: 1-130.

Reisch, Rebecca A. (2014). “Overactive Bladder in Female Graduate and Health Professions Students: Prevalence, Effect on Quality of Life, and Risk Factors.” RMU Dissertations: 1-76.

Roach, S. (2009). “Myofascial trigger points in the hip as a contributing factor in patellofemoral pain.” RMU Dissertations: 1-83.

Rodeghero, J. R. (2013). “The Impact of Physical Therapy Residency or Fellowship Education on Clinical Outcomes for Patients with Common Musculoskeletal Impairments.” RMU Dissertations: 1-79.

Shanley, E. (2011). “An epidemiological investigation of injury among high school windmill softball and baseball players.” RMU Dissertations: 1-103.

Staples, K. (2011). “Effect of performing the Standing Pilates repertoire on balance in an aging female population.” RMU Dissertations: 1-78.

Steinley, M. S. (2003). “Diagnostic Values of Two Labral Tests in Patients with Shoulder Pain.” RMU Dissertations: 1-32.

Stratton, M. (2008). “THE EFFICACY OF LOW FREQUENCY ELECTRICAL STIMULATION FOR.” RMU Dissertations: 1-2.

Thein-Nissenbaum, J. M. (2009). “Associations between disordered eating, menstrual dysfunction, and musculoskeletal injury in female high school athletes.” RMU Dissertations: 1-85.

Wilson, E. (2001). “The Efficacy of Muscle Energy Technique in Patients with Acute Low Back Pain : A Randomized , Controlled.” RMU Dissertations: 1-42.

Young, I. A. (2008). “Manual Therapy, Exercise, and Traction For Patients With Cervical Radiculopathy: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” RMU Dissertations: 1-37.

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