Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program

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Graduates of the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral  Program

 

(Class of 2005-2014)

 

 

Year of Graduation

2005

Name

Lori Bolgla, Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

ETIOLOGY OF PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN SYNDROME: A PROXIMAL LINK TO A DISTAL PROBLEM

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

   

Year of Graduation

2005

Name

Jane O’Regan Kleinert, Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

A COMPARISON OF SYNTAX TRAINING FOR STUDENTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES UTILIZING CLINICIAN-DIRECTED VERSUS SELF-DETERMINED SESSION PARADIGMS

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

 

 

Year of Graduation

2005

Name

Scott Tomchek, Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

CHARACTERIZING SENSORY PROCESSING IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

 

 

Year of Graduation

2006

Name

Sherri Lovelace, Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

THE ROLE OF BOOK TYPE IN THE RETENTION OF NOVEL VOCABULARY AMONG CHILDREN AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN WITH VOCABULARY DEFICITS

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

 

 

Year of Graduation

2007

Name

Sharon Hart, Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF USING COMMUNICATION-CENTERED INTERVENTION TO FACILITATE PHONOLOGICAL LEARNING IN YOUNG CHILDREN

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

 

 

Year of Graduation

2007

Name

Scott Shafer, Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

THE IMPACT OF DIABETES AND PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY ON FALL RISK AND FUNCTION IN ADULTS

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

 

 

Year of Graduation

2007

Name

Alyssa Catherine LaForme Fiss, Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

EFFECT OF INCREASED PRACTICE TIME USING SENSORIMOTOR GROUPS ON GROSS MOTOR SKILL ACQUISITION FOR CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

 

 

Year of Graduation

2007

Name

Christine Teeters Myers, Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF THERAPY PROVIDERS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD TRANSITIONS:  PARTICIPATION, PRACTICES, AND PREDICTORS OF INVOLVEMENT

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

 

 

Year of Graduation

2007

Name

Kyle Benjamin Kiesel, Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

A COMPARISON OF SELECT TRUNK MUSCLE THICKNESS CHANGE BETWEEN SUBJECTS WITH LOW BACK PAIN CLASSIFIED IN THE TREATMENT-BASED CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM AND ASYMPTOMATIC CONTROLS

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

 

 

Year of Graduation

2007

Name

Lyn Roark Tindall, Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

VIDEOPHONE DELIVERED VOICE THERAPY: COMPARING OUTCOMES TO TRADITIONAL DELIVERY FOR ADULTS WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

 

 

Year of Graduation

2007

Name

Henry "Hank" White, II Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

VALIDITY OF THE PENDULUM TEST TO MEASURE QUADRICEPS SPASTICITY IN CHILDREN DIAGNOSED WITH CEREBRAL PALSY

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

 

Year of Graduation

2008

Name

Tony English, Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

CLINICAL FUNCTIONAL TESTING IN PEOPLE 30-60 YEARS OLD. EXPECTED PERFORMANCE VALUES AND CORRELATIONS TO MUSCLE FITNESS AND ACTIVITY LEVEL

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2008

Name

Tamara Cranfill, Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE ASSESSMENT: DOMAIN IMPORTANCE TO PERSONS WITH APHASIA

Location

 http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2008

Name

Lisa Thomas, Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

EFFECT OF DYSTROPHIN DEFICIENCY ON SELECTED INTRINSIC LARYNGEAL MUSCLES OF THE mdx MOUSE

Location

 http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2009

Name

Somaya H. Malkawi,  Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

PARTICIPATION IN PLAY ACTIVITIES OF CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2009

Name

Maureen K. Dwyer,  Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

THE ROLE OF THE HIP ABDUCTOR MUSCLE COMPLEX IN THE FUNCTION OF THE PATHOLOGICAL HIP JOINT

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2009

Name

Kelly A. Kleinhans, Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

WRITTEN DESCRIPTIONS:  AN INDIVIDUALIZED METHOD FOR INTERPRETING UNFAMILIAR COMMUNICATIVE ACTS

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2009

Name

Charles R. Hazle,  Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

A SIMULATED PASSIVE INTERVERTEBRAL MOTION TASK: OBSERVATIONS OF PERFORMANCE IN A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2010

Name

Anne Olson,  Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

AUDITORY TRAINING AT HOME FOR ADULT HEARING AID USERS

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2010

Name

Kathleen E. Yancosek,  Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

INJURY-INDUCED HAND DOMINANCE TRANSFER

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2011

Name

Ashwini Joshi,  Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

CENTRAL NEURAL AND BEHAVIORAL CORRELATES OF VOICE SECONDARY TO INDUCED UNILATERAL VOCAL FOLD PARALYSIS

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2011

Name

Matthew Hoch,  Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

THE EFFECT OF JOINT MOBILIZATION ON FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES ASSOCIATED WITH CHRONIC ANKLE INSTABILITY

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2011

Name

Jennifer Howard,  Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

CLINICAL AND FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT FOLLOWING AUTOLOGOUS CHONDROCYTE IMPLANTATION TO THE KNEE:  THE ROLE OF PATIENT REPORTED OUTCOMES, PERFORMANCE BASED ASSESSMENT, AND RESPONSE SHIFT

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2011

Name

Claire Davies,  Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

PRACTICE PATTERNS OF PHYSICAL THERAPISTS IN CLINICAL DECISION-MAKING WHEN TREATING PATIENTS WITH LOW BACK PAIN

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2012

Name

Carrie Silkman Baker,  Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SELF-EFFICACY OF BALANCE SCALE (SEBS): INVESTIGATION OF PSYCHOMETIRC PROPERTIES IN FEMALE BASKETBALL PLAYERS

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2012

Name

Melba Custer,  Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

DEVELOPING A MODEL OF CLIENT SATISFACTION WITH A REHABILITATION CONTINUUM OF CARE

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2012

Name

Kellie Ellis, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dissertation Title

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS' PERCEPTIONS AND KNOWLEDGE OF EMERGENT LITERACY INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES: A MIXED METHODS STUDY

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2012

Name

Thomas Palmer,  Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

EFFECTS OF PROXIMAL STABILITY TRAINING ON SPORT PERFORMANCE AND PROXIMAL STABILITY MEASURES

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2012

Name

Gina C. Siconolfi-Morris,  Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

USE OF A VIDEO GAME BASED BALANCE TRAINING INTERVENTION ON THE BALANCE AND FUNCTION OF CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2012

Name

Camille Skubik-Peplaski,  Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE ON AN INPATIENT STROKE REHABILITATION PROGRAM 

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2012

Name

Johanna Hoch, PhD, ATC

Dissertation Title

DIFFERENCES IN ARTICULAR CARTILAGE DAMAGE, AND SELF-REPORTED PAIN AND FUNCTION FOR PATIENTS WITH ACUTE KNEE LIGAMENT INJURY BASED ON BONE BRUISE LESION PRESENCE AND SEVERITY

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2012

Name

Susan Frank,  Ph.D.

Dissertation Title

USE OF EXPLICIT NON-EVOCATIVE PRINT REFERENCING WITH AT-RISK PRESCHOOL CHILDREN: IMPLICATIONS FOR INCREASING PRINT KNOWLEDGE

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2013

Name

Andrea Cripps, Ph.D., ATC

Dissertation Title

ALTERATIONS IN VISUAL PROCESSING AND ITS IMPACT ON UPRIGHT POSTURAL STABILITY IN ATHLETES FOLLOWING SPORT-RELATED CONCUSSION

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2013

Name

Megan Danzl, Ph.D., PT, DPT, NCS

Dissertation Title

DEVELOPING THE REHABILITATION EDUCATION FOR CAREGIVERS AND PATIENTS (RECAP) MODEL FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY IN STROKE REHABILITATION

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2013

Name

Joseph Matthew Day, Ph.D., PT, OCS, CIMT

Dissertation Title

SCAPULAR MUSCLE ASSESSMENT IN PATIENTS WITH LATERAL EPICONDYLALGIA

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2013

Name

Mary I. Fisher, Ph.D., PT, OCS, CLT

Dissertation Title

A COMPARISON OF UPPER EXTREMITY FUNCTION BETWEEN FEMALE BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS AND HEALTHY CONTROLS: TYPICAL SELF-REPORT OF FUNCTION, MOTION, STRENGTH, AND MUSCULAR ENDURANCE LEVELS

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2013

Name

Amy Marshall, Ph.D., OTR/L

Dissertation Title

DESCRIPTION AND SERVICE INNOVATION IN ADOLESCENT TRANSITION WITHIN KENTUCKY STATE AGENCY EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2013

Name

Stephanie Moore, Ph.D., ATC

Dissertation Title

PREDICTORS OF OUTCOME FOLLOWING STANDARDIZED REHABILITATION FOR PATIENTS WITH SHOULDER PAIN

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2013

Name

Daisuke Sugimoto, Ph.D., ATC, CSCS

Dissertation Title

EFFECT OF COMPLIANCE OF NEUROMUSCULAR TRAINING ON LOWER EXTREMITY MUSCULATURE STRENGTH IN FEMALE ATHLETES

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2013

Name

Christine Waters Banker, Ph.D., ATC

Dissertation Title

IMMUNOMODULATORY EFFECTS OF MASSAGE IN SKELETAL MUSCLE

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2014

Name

Nicole Etter, M.S., CCC/SLP

Dissertation Title

The Relationship of Somatosensory Perception and Fine-Force Control in the Adult Human Orofacial System

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/

 

Year of Graduation

2014

Name

Jenny Toonstra, M.A., ATC

Dissertation Title

The relationship between patient expectations, functional outcome, self-efficacy, and rehabilitation adherence following cartilage repair of the knee: a sequential explanatory analysis

Location

http://uknowledge.uky.edu/rehabsci_etds/