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Critically Appraised Topics from 2022

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Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy Self-Management Interventions Among Chronically Homeless Veterans with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders, Jace Allard, Hannah Leisenheimer, and Adeyinka Omotunde

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Family-centered Care for Preschool Children with Disabilities, Kaylee Athmann, Ashley Freund, and Rachel Koenig

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Identifying the Role of Occupational Therapy in the Pediatric Palliative Care Team for Pediatric Cancer Patients, Rudessa Bedonie, Hannah Gianan, Riley Thomas, and Kennedy Tooke

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The Benefits of Habituation Altering Occupational Therapy Interventions to Improve Engagement in ADLs and IADLs for Adults with Chronic Pain, Alexis Brolsma, Aleece Durbin, and Casidi Pullar

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How the Physical Long-Haul Symptoms of COVID-19 Influence Occupational Performance From a Person-Environment-Occupation Perspective: A Critically Appraised Topic, Emmalee Burtsfield, Amber Matlock, and Alyssia Pucel

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Effectiveness and Availability of Occupational Therapy Interventions for Improving Quality of Life for Families Dealing with Virtual Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Substance Use Issues, Madison Christian, Alexis Lehmann, and Hannah Steckler

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The Link Between Occupational Therapy Interventions, Quality of Life, and Social and Leisure Participation in Adults with Chronic Conditions, Katie DeBoer, Callie Kleindl, and Monicah Nyakoe

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Occupational Therapy’s Ability to Address Perceived Stress Levels in Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia, Kjerstin Drugan, Molly Van Drehle, and Jadalyn Wagner

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Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy Services on Quality of Life Among Chronically Homeless Mothers with Children, Stephanie Dullum, Caitlyn Fussy, and Cierra Jacobson

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Interventions for Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis to Increase Quality of Life and Motivation in Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living: A Critically Appraised Topic, Erin Ferebee, Makenzie Kroupa, and Makayla Tucker

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Intervention Strategies to Combat the Impacts of COVID-19 on Adolescents Mental Health: A Critically Appraised Topic, Rylie Garner, Lauryne Griego, Kailey Squier, and Jamie Steinhoff

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Occupational Therapy in Palliative Care: Incorporating Meaningful Occupations and Education Programs for Occupational Therapists, Emily Geissler, Mariah Herring, and Katya Kivi

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Efficacy of Educational Programs for Homeless Adults with Mental Illness, Madison Herbeck, Samantha Proctor, and Bailee Scheer

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Critically Appraised Topic: The Use of Occupation-Based Sensory Intervention and Environmental Modification with School-Aged Children who have Experienced Trauma, Josie Huot, Abigail Kasper, Erin Siebenaler, and Jessica Wetzel

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Effectiveness of Early Intervention Programs Addressing Mental Health Issues Caused by Long-Haul COVID-19 in Older Adults, Grace Kleinvachter, Lauren Fischer, and Kelsey Rajewsky

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Effective Occupational Therapy Interventions for Reducing Parental Stress in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Ann Landreville, Annah Greenmyer, and MaKayla Murden

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Interventions Addressing Social and Leisure Participation for Adults with Musculoskeletal Chronic Pain, Kady Locke, Emily Ray, and Josie Sylte

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Effectiveness of Executive Functioning Interventions Among Homeless Elementary Aged Students, Julia Warmack, Abby Jessen, and Taylor Koopmeiners

Critically Appraised Topics from 2021

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Impact of Stress Management Strategies and Intervention on the Mental Health of Farmers: A Critically Appraised Topic, Logan Anderson, Zach Gascho, Nicole Gentry, and Ashley Vannelli

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Integrating Assistive Technology into Outpatient Rehabilitation Programs to Increase Independent Living in Older Adults: A Critically Appraised Topic (CAT), Josie Anhorn, Kenadee Eyre, and Tiana Griffith

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Post-Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema Interventions and Their Relationship to Social Involvement and Quality of Life for Middle-Aged Women, Abby Bauman, Jenna Holm, and Sarah Zuelzke

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Identifying Occupational Therapy’s Role in the Interprofessional Team for Combating Barriers to Correct Medication Adherence for Older Adults, Megan Berginski, Bryce Graves, and Christopher Hernandez

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Critically Appraised Topic Paper: What is Motor Learning Theory? How Can It Be Implemented into Occupational Therapy Interventions for Individuals with Cerebrovascular Accidents?, Allyson Bourque, Alison O'Sadnick, Alexis Skogen, and Callie Vold

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The Use of Sensory Processing Interventions to Improve Academics and Social Participation for Adolescents with Trauma, Michayla Burckhard, Austin Ellis, and Michael Helgeson

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Evidence for the Use of Health Promotion Programs in Schools, Anna Burggraf, Kathryn College, and Taylor White

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Critically Appraised Topic: The Use of Interprofessional Practice in Occupational Therapy, Rachel Cheatley, Jaecy Giegerich, and Paige Mann

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Impact of Social Skills Groups on School Aged Children with Emotional Disturbance, Stephanie Coauette, Kaitlyn Ekre, and Benjamin Stagg

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Utilizing a Community-Based CORE Approach to Foster Occupational Engagement in Individuals with Mental Health Conditions within Rural Communities, Anne Domanus, Melanie Martinez, and Sheena Miller

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The Effectiveness of Intervention Facilitating Return to Work Through Improving Cognition for Those with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Madison Ertelt, Abbey Marinucci, and Jaden Pikarski

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Occupation-Based Intervention with Evaluation of the Home Environment for Older Adults in a Long-Term Care Facility, Teo Faulkner, Autumn Hopkin, and Anna Logan

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Effectiveness of Kind Behavior Promotion in Bullying Prevention Among School-Aged Adolescents, Isabell Fetsch, Megan Fuka, and Lexi Zahn

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Prevention of Falls in Adults Older than 60 Years through Therapeutic Riding: A Critically Appraised Topic, Isabella Johannes, Dominique Menard, and Alicia Young

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Interventions That Reduce Anxiety and Depression to Support Mediation of Lifestyle Balance in Middle School Students, Briana M. Kent, Aleksander R. Kohn, and Cammy C. Robertson

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Evidence for Planning as an Intervention Approach for Adults Transitioning Into Retirement, Emily Knust, Olivia Myers, and Bridget Reuss

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Best Interventions for Working Adults Experiencing Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain, Hailey Koep, Samantha Larson, and Michelle McNamee

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Efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on Adults Experiencing Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain, Emma Lehman, Abbigail Smith, and Krista Weiland

Critically Appraised Topics from 2020

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Critically Appraised Topic: Evidence for the Effectiveness of Implementing Home Modifications to Age in Place, Feyi Adewoye, Michaela Gerving, and Ashley Osbjornson

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Fostering Improvement in Occupational Performance Through Environment Modification in Skilled Nursing Facilities, Grant Baker, Erin Grensteiner, and Rachel Lindemann

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Aging in Place: Causes and Importance of Fall Prevention Education, Molly Banks, Danielle Halstead, and Mariah LeRoux

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Occupational Therapy Lymphedema Management and Its Relationship to Quality of Life, Jessica Blackman, Marissa Dreiling, and Ashley Mutziger

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Critically Appraised Topic: Evidence for Mindfulness Therapies for Veterans with PTSD, Hayley Blom, Julie Juracich, and Sydnie Merriman

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The Use of Sensory Integration to Mitigate the Traumatic Environment of the NICU: A Critically Appraised Topic (CAT), Heather Bowman, Audrey Soulek, and Abby Werkmeister

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Intervention Strategies for Older Adults in Rural Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF), Mackenzie Brokaw, Hallie Longtin, and Sarah Schumacher

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Evidence of Occupation-Based Interventions for Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Symptoms: A Critically Appraised Topic, Stacy Buschette, Jacob Kullot, and Allison McGauvran

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Preserving Shoulder Integrity for Pediatric Wheelchair Users, Nora Carlson, Miranda Jensen, and Katelyn McLellan

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Occupational Therapy Interventions for People with Type 2 Diabetes in Rural Communities, Katherine Christopherson, Meghan Janssen, and Nicole Merchlewicz

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Effectiveness of Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) as a Lifestyle Management Intervention for Adults with Secondary Lymphedema., Hannah Curlett, Alexia Gallagher, and Amy Shaver

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Occupational therapy intervention approaches for successful employment outcomes for individuals with an intellectual disability, Kaitlyne Dittberner, Heidi Janssen, and Shivangi Patel

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Occupation-Based Education for Fall Prevention in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Critically Appraised Topic Paper, McKenzie Dye, Samantha Hudson, and Therese Pettersen

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Assistive Technology and In-Home Use for Individuals with Tetraplegia, Benjamin Germolus, AshleyMarie Hirdler, and McKenzie Peterson

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Supporting Adults with Chronic Pain Through the Use of a Non-opioid Pain Management Program, Chloe Haas, Richard Seaman, and Jaslyn Seeley

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Critically Appraised Topic: Hippotherapy Intervention for School Age Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Jedekiah May, Delanie Vitosh, and Karleen VonKrosigk

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The Use of Bottom-Up, Sensory-Based Approaches for Adolescents with Complex Trauma, Dina Nickoson, Rebecca Rimel, and Cassie Madsen

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Effectiveness of Self-Management Programs to Reduce Occupational Deprivation in Older Adults, Sophia Schutt and Kristin Thompson

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Critically Appraised Topic: Impact of Occupation-Based Interventions on Older Adults in Skilled Nursing Facilities Experiencing Occupational Deprivation, Kassandra Severson, Kaitlynn Stearns, and Tyler Stecher

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Using Meaningful Leisure Activities in OT to Decrease Occupational Deprivation in Older Adults, Alicia Zinger and Ellie Roche