The student critically appraised quantitative studies are presented here as evidence-based literature review papers and were accepted as part of the American Occupational Therapy Association's Critically Appraised Papers Series.

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Submissions from 2017

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Critcally Appraised Paper for: “Is modified constraint-induced movement therapy more effective than bimanual training in improving arm motor function in the subacute phase post stroke? A randomized controlled trial.”, Jason Ichimaru, Jennifer Sik, Kelly Schmidt, and Kitsum Li

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Critically Appraised Paper for “Bobath concept versus constraint-induced movement therapy to improve arm functional recovery in stroke patients: A randomized controlled trial.” Clinical Rehabilitation, Emily Garnica, Savannah Hancock, Tiffany Huang, Jessica Phung, and Kitsum Li

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Critically Appraised Paper for “Effect of physical exercise-movement strategies programme on mobility, falls, and quality of life in Parkinson's disease”, April Perez, Morganne Peterson, Raechel Jacala, and Kitsum Li

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Critically Appraised Paper for “Efficacy of occupational therapy for patients with Parkinson's disease: A randomized controlled trial”, Amber Zadravecz, Hannah Tashjian, Emily White, Stephanie Pawek, and Kitsum Li

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Critically Appraised Paper for “The Effect of Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy on Spasticity and Motor Function of the Affected Arm in Patients with Chronic Stroke.”, Jacqueline Bloom, Emily Lu, Matt Tong, and Kitsum Li

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Critically Appraised Paper for “The effects of a home-based virtual reality rehabilitation program on balance among individuals with Parkinson’s disease”, Amanda Lee, Sophie E. Miller, Holly Snyder, Phoebe Taasan, and Kitsum Li

Submissions from 2016

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Critically Appraised Paper for “Cognitive stimulation of executive functions in mild cognitive impairment: Specific efficacy and impact in memory”, Avery Wilson, Yamin Zaw, Malcolm Isely, and Kitsum Li

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Critically Appraised Paper for “Cognitive training for improving executive function in chemotherapy-treated breast cancer survivors”, Kaitlyn M. Williams, Morgan Mousley, Katherine Blank, and Jocelle Flores

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Critically Appraised Paper for Occupational therapy intervention: Effects on self-care, performance, satisfaction, self-esteem/self-efficacy, and role functioning of older hispanic females with arthritis, Jennifer Borcich, Erin Sheehy, and Kitsum Li

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For stroke patients, in what ways does robot-assisted therapy improve upper extremity performance in the areas of motor impairment, muscle power, and strength?, Maria Mandrussow, Ani Keshishyan, and Kitsum Li

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In adult patients with unilateral stroke, is distributed constraint-induced therapy or bilateral arm training more effective in improving upper extremity motor and functional outcomes compared with a routine approach?, Courtney Beyer, Christine Kim, Janice Li, Angelica Soltis, and Kitsum Li

Submissions from 2015

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Does a multicomponent home intervention reduce functional difficulties in community-dwelling older adults as compared to no intervention?, Laura Henty-Clark, Rosemarie Lion, Nadine Marcelo, and Kitsum Li

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Does therapeutic horseback riding decrease balance deficits in community-dwelling older adults?, Salwa Yaser, Lisa Mrsny, Krystin Beeman, Skyler Moon, and Kitsum Li

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Do restorative home care programs increase independence in ADLs and IADLs in older adults receiving home health services?, Adrienne Angeles, Shanee Ben-Haim, Amy Smith-Schwartz, and Kitsum Li

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For healthy older adults, does participation in a water-based balance training exercise program, when compared to a land-based balance training exercise program, improve balance performance?, Sara Pro, Rajvinder Bains, and Kitsum Li

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For low-income adults who experience trouble with one or more activities of daily living (ADL) or two or more instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), does the Community Aging in Place: Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) improve performance of ADLs and IADLs?, Noelle Bakken, Lauryn Banovitz, Abigail Lafrenz, and Kitsum Li

Submissions from 2014

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Does cognitive treatment for illness perceptions increase patient-specific physical activity levels of patients with chronic low back pain when compared to no intervention?, Jaclyn Fok, Shannon Landau, Liberty Bellah, and Kitsum Li

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For younger patients with stroke, does rehabilitation in the home, compared to rehabilitation in the day clinic, improve early level of activity participation?, Elizabeth Ashley Brown, Alex Robert Shragg, Jovita Vasquez, and Kitsum Li

Submissions from 2013

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Are physical, cognitive, and perceptual exercises effective at improving abilities associated with driving (such as behavioral speed, visual attention, psychomotor performance, speed of perception, and executive functioning) in older adults compared to a control group of older adults not participating in an exercise group?, Caitlin Danae McIntyre, Regina Okun, Josue Julian Zamora, and Kitsum Li

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Does dance-based therapy improve balance and mobility in older adults?, Emily Ann Dodge, Florina Mendoza-Battle, Tanya Elesia Orgill, and Kitsum Li

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Does fall risk education tailored by motivation increase fall risk identification and fall prevention behaviors in community-dwelling older adults when compared to fall risk education tailored by authenticity?, Jonathan William Alonso, Brittnee Jane Witham, Cournety Brooke McIntosh, and Kitsum Li

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Do low vision interventions, including prescription and training in the use of low vision devices, such as magnifiers, telescopes, selective transmission lenses, electronic devices, and computers, enhance older adults’ vision in reading standard labels on medication bottles?, Vanessa Mae Clemente Carzon, Mallory Hope Engelhardt, Amanda Marie Woods, and Kitsum Li

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For community-dwelling older adults with functional limitations, does an occupational therapy home modification intervention program that includes the provision of adaptive equipment and/or architectural renovations to the home help improve occupational performance and satisfaction with the ability to perform everyday activities?, Sarah Jane Dequis Calub, Matthew Jordan Carlson, Monica Fernandez, and Kitsum Li

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For patients with acute cerebral vascular accident, is virtual reality gaming more effective than standard recreational therapy for the improvement of hand function?, Amy Marie Sequeira Boeschen, Elizabeth Jeanne Szoboszlay, Martha Welderufael, and Kitsum Li