Collaborative Research and Evidence Among Therapists and Educators (CREATE) Day CREATE Day is a clinical education program presented by occupational therapy graduate students in partial fulfillment of the Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University. Students conduct a systematic review of the literature on key topic areas that reflect current occupational therapy practice trends. The presentations include an introduction of the topic, literature review methods, and thematic results of the evidence. Implications for practice and research are discussed.

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Submissions from 2014

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Sensational Students: Evidence to Support Sensory-based Interventions for Fine Motor Performance, Jessica Arneson, OTS; Michelle Gorman, OTS; Lauren Kanaskie, OTS; Kim Nguyen, OTS; and Alex Wolfgang-Price, OTS

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The Overlooked Deficits of Acquired Brain Injury: Bringing Visual Rehabilitation into Focus, Jennifer Bebey, Meredith McCaffery, Caitlin McCormick, Erika Ortiz, and Yolanda Scarpati

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Building Strength in Survivors: Biomechanical Interventions for Women Status Post Breast Cancer Surgery, Molly Benner, OTS; Abigail Billingsley, OTS; Rachael Black, OTS; and Susanna Daniels, OTS

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Post Stroke Apraxia: The Best Way to Plan to Move and Get Moving!, Stephanie Bennett, BS, OTS; Harpreet Kaur, BS; and Genna Wallerstein, BA, OTS

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Caring for the Caregiver: Strategies to Support Family Caregivers of Older Adults with Dementia, Lauren Bleiler, OTS; Jillian Carl, OTS; James Jang, OTS; Pam Keats, OTS; and Michelle Leister, OTS

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Food for Thought: Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy Interventions to Improve Feeding and Eating in Children, Maria Cerase, BS, OTS; Alyssa Faigle, BS, OTS; Elizabeth Hunsinger, BA, OTS; and Erin Manus, BS, OTS

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WiiHabilitation: The Effect of Interactive Gaming on Upper Extremity Functioning in Adults with Stroke, Lauren Donlan, OTS; Emily Tetley, OTS; Laurence Ledesma, OTS; and Danielle Olivieri, OTS

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DiverseOT: Increasing diversity within the field of Occupational Therapy, Jocelyn Dressel, OTS; Erin Shervinskie, OTS; and Lauren Yaker, OTS

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No Bodies Perfect: The Role of Occupational Therapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorders, Kelsey Engelstad, Kelsey Fair, Brittany Grady, Ashley Haly, and Allison Salvo

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Serving Those Who Served Us First: Evidence to Support Effective Interventions for Returning Veterans, Kelly Fiocco, Dana Tavares, and Tracey Barretto

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Systematic Review: Occupational Therapy and Chronic Conditions in Primary Care, John Flood, Jillian Petty, Noreen Reidy, and Shannon Whyte

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What's Next: Improving Community Participation For Individuals with s Serious Mental Illness: A Systematic Review of the Literature, Tova Ganz, LeeAnne Kashner, Adam Remich, and Natalie Torres

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Tools to Increase Quality of Life and Decrease Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults, Annie Gofberg OTS, BA; Jackie Carroll OTS, BA; Jillian Strober-Horowitz OTS, BS; Seema Gandhi OTS, BS; and Stephanie Esgro, OTS, BS

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Promoting Health in Mental Health, Alexandra Harkins, OTS; Elise Leizerovich, OTS; Elizabeth Shieh Fiuczynski, M.Ed, OTS; Sasha Pisapia, M.Ed, OTS; and Bethany Shipman - Meyer

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Sensational Aging: Evidence on the Use of Sensory-Based Interventions for Adults with Dementia, Alexis Huesgen, Jacqueline Michel, Lauren Rickard, and Magie Rickert

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Beyond the Burn: Psychosocial Interventions for Burn Survivors, Brittany Jemmoua, MS, CCLS, OTS; Ryan Laliberte, OTS; Mollie Magee, OTS; Justin Sutter, OTS; and Danielle Pascetta, OTS

Submissions from 2013

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Thinking Through the Chemo-Fog: Occupational Therapy’s Role in Promoting Participation in Adults with Breast Cancer, Amanda Ally, Lisa Ferguson, Emily Grabow, Katrina Long, and Alisha Sharp

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Paws with a Purpose: Evidence Supporting the Use of Animal Assisted Therapy to Improve Quality of Life in Adults with Psychiatric Diagnoses, Julia Andraka, Lacey Brinser, Kelly D'Ambrosio, Jordan Justice, and Elizabeth Rugen

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Transitions for Tomorrow: An Evidence-Based Review of Post-Secondary Transition Planning for Individuals with Autism, Julie Bardenwerper, James Gillette, Elizabeth Luk, Hilary Moser, and Alanna Raffel

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Beyond Piecework: Employment for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Kelly Brandwene, Ilese Coleman, Adva Epstein, Alyssa Peachey, and Lauren Rosenthal

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You've Got a Friend in Me: Effectiveness of Social Skills Interventions for Children with ADHD, Michelle Carlton, Kelly Davis, Jacquelyn Matlack, and Marietta Van Ness

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Can't Hold Me Back! Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy for Children with CP: Evidence Based Review, Rebecca Coale, Danni Eisner, Alissa Herman, and Sarah Merhaut

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Doing it Well: Education to Promote Satisfaction with Sexual Intimacy for People with Spinal Cord Injury, Allison Duggan, Erin Maniscalco, Dannielle Miccinello, Lauren Pasciuto, and Catherine Scaccia

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Technology in Practice: Promoting Participation in Patients with High Level of Spinal Cord Injury, Morgan Gill, Kate Nuschke, Kaitlin O'Sullivan, Casey Puvogel, and Alex Sagnor

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Falling into Home Mods: Occupational Therapy’s Role in Keeping Older Adults Safe at Home, Elizabeth Janeczko, Brendan Kiernan, Mary Susan Paige, Stephanie Reitemeier, and Joshua Springer

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Rehabilitative Interventions to Improve Biomechanical or Functional Outcomes for Children with Obstetric Brachial Plexus Palsy, Loren Massimino, Erin Mulrain, Katherine Scheponik, Rachel Wiley, and Houman Ziai

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Clinical Effectiveness of Motor Imagery Post-Stroke: An Evidence Based Review, Azadeh Narimanian, Amanda Reese, Karina Ryabo, Rachel Shepp, and Annalisa Synnestvedt

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Dementia and Technology: Evidence Supporting Assistive Technology for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, Diana Skoutelas, Christine Tanner, Gabriella Vulpis, and Gittel Zelczer