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Anderson, K. M., Nelson, D. L. (2011). Wanted: Entrepreneurs in Occupational Therapy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65 (2), 221-228.

Applegate, S. L., Rice, M.S., Stein, F., Kinsuk, K.K. (2008). Knowledge of results and learning to tell the time in an adult male with an intellectual disablity:  a single-subject research design. Occupational Therapy International, 15(1), 32-44.

Bartnik, L. M., & Rice, M. S. (2013). Comparison of Caregiver Forces Required for Sliding a Patient Up in Bed Using an Array of Slide Sheets. Workplace health & safety, 393-400. Doi: 10.3928/21650799-20130816-52.

Beauregard, R ., Thomas, J.J., & Nelson, D.L. (1998). Quality of reach during a game and during a rote movement in children with cerebral palsy. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 18 (3/4), 67-84.

Benoit, W ., & Reeves, G.D. (2001). Effect of jaw and cheek support on nutritional intake. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 21 (2/4), 49-58.

Bulthaup , S ., Cipriani , D.J., & Thomas, J.J. (1999). An electromyography study of wrist extension orthoses and upper extremity function. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 53, 434-440 .

Butts, D.S. & Nelson, D.L. (2007). Agreement between Occupational Therapy Practice Framework classifications and occupational therapists' classifications. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61, 512-518.

Cipriani, D. J., Hensen, F. E., McPeck, D. L., Kubec, G. L., & Thomas, J. J. (2012). Rating scale analysis and psychometric properties of the Caregiver Self-Efficacy Scale for Transfers. Occupational and Physical Therapy in Pediatrics, 32(4), 404-415.

Collier, S., & Thomas, J.J. (2002). Range of motion at the wrist: A comparison study of four wrist extension orthoses and the free hand. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 56, 180-184 .

Darnell, J.L ., & Heater, S.L. (1994). Occupational therapist or activity therapist-Which do you choose to be? American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 48, 467-468 .

Davies, D.M., Rice, M.S., & Maitra, K. (2009). Immediate versus prolonged visual exposure and object relevancy in a reaching and placing task. Al Ameen Journal of Medical Sciences, 2(1), 22-35.

Dermody , J.L ., Volkens , P.P., & Heater, S.L. (1996). Occupational therapy students' perspectives on occupation as an agent that promotes healthful lifestyles?Including Commentary by Bloomer J. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 50, 835-843.

Eastridge , K.M., & Rice, M.S. (2004). The effect of task goal on cross transfer in a supination and pronation task. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 11, 128-135.

Ferguson , M.C ., & Rice, M.S. (2001). The effect of contextual relevance on learning and transfer of a motor skill. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 55, 558-565.

Fertig, P.A., Rice, M.S., Maitra, K.K., & Kopp Miller, B. (2008). Reduced feedback: Motor learning strategy in persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 27(1), 122-138.

Gasser- Wieland , T. L., & Rice, M. S. (2002). Contextual relevance of the occupational form during a reaching and placing task with cerebral vascular accident survivors. OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health, 22, 153-160.

Glass, L.M ., & Nelson, D.L. (1999). Occupational therapists' involvement with the minimum data set in skilled and intermediate care facilities. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 53, 348-352.

Grossi, J., Maitra, K., Rice, M. (2007). Semantic priming of motor task performance in young adults:  Implications for occupational therapy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61 311-320.

Guest, K.L., & Kopp Miller, B. (1997). The development of SASAD: The survey of attitudes toward the sexuality of adults with disabilities. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 12(4), 61-81.

Hall, B.A ., & Nelson, D. L. (1998). The effect of materials on performance: a kinematic analysis of eating. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 5 , 69-81.

Hartman, B.A ., Kopp Miller, B., & Nelson, D.L. (2000). The effects of hands-on occupation versus demonstration on children's recall memory. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 54, 477-483.

Hearns, M.K., Kopp Miller, B. & Nelson, D. (2010). Hands-on versus learning by demonstration at three recall points in university students. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 30(4), 169-171.

Holubar, M.N., & Rice, M.S. (2006). The effects of contextual relevance and ownershipon a reaching and placing task. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 53, 35-42.

Hoppe, K. A., Kopp Miller, B., & Rice, M. S. (2008). Occupationally Embedded Exercise Versus Rote Exercise and Psychosocial Response in College-Aged Females. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 24, 176-191.

Isenburg, B.D ., & Heater, S.L. (1994). Professionalization of the field: How can educational programs identify the best applicants? American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 48, 758-759.

Johnson, C.J., & Nelson, D.L. (In Press) Convergent validity of three occupational self-assessments. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics.

Juratovic, M ., & Rice, M.S. (1999). Cross transfer in a fine motor task. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology 2000 NASPSPA Abstracts, 21 (suppl. S62).

Kilduski , N.C., & Rice, M.S. (2003). Encouragement and knowledge of results: Effects on motor learning. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57, 329-336.

King, S., Thomas, J.J., & Rice, M.S. (2003). The immediate and short-term effects of a wrist extension orthosis on upper extremity kinematics and range of shoulder motion. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57, 517-524.

Kneisley, B.A ., & Heater, S.L. (1998). Factors which motivate the certified occupational therapy assistant to become a registered occupational therapist. Occupational Therapy in Healthcare: A Journal of Contemporary Issues, 11(3), 39-51.

Korp, K., Taylor, J. & Nelson, D. (2012). Bathing area safety and lower extremity function in community-dwelling older adults. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 32 (2), 22-29.

Lorenzo, R.F. & Metz, A.E. (2013). Occupational therapists’ knowledge and perceptions of childhood chronic respiratory diseases. Occupational Therapy in Health Care.27(3), 256-270.

Lough, C.L., Rice, M.S., & Lough, L.G. (2013). Choice as a Strategy to Enhance Engagement in a Coloring Task in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Occupational Therapy International, 19, 204-211. doi: 10.1002/oti.1337

Luce, S., & Rice, M.S. (2004). Contextual interference and performance in persons with traumatic brain injury. Israel Journal of Occupational Therapy, 13, E3-E28 .

Luce, S., & Rice, M.S. (2001) Contextual interference in persons with traumatic brain injury . Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology 2001 NASPSPA Abstracts, 23 ( Suppl . S94).

Miller, K.R.S. & Metz, A.E. (2012). Pretending enhances management in messy play for children with sensory sensitivity. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, 5, 259-274.

Metz, A., Thomas, J.,Welcome, K. (2011). Meaningful and purposeful experiences: Occupational therapy and a perspective on hearing impairment. eHearsay, 1(1), 97-100.

Metz, A.E., & Robnett, R. (2011). Engaging in mentally challenging occupations promotes cognitive health throughout life. Gerontology Special Interest Section Quarterly, 34(2), 1-4

Melville, L.L., Baltic, T.A., Bettcher , T., & Nelson, D.L. (2002). Patients' perspectives on the self-identified goals assessment. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 56, 650-659.

Meyer, J.L., Rice, M.S., & Metz, A.E. (2011). Knowledge of Results and Learning to Tell Time with Typically Developing 7 and 8-Year-Old Children: A Single Subject Research Design. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, 4, 141-153. doi: 10.1080/19411243.2011.59530

Moberg-Mogren , E., Nelson, D.L. (2006). Evaluating the quality of reporting occupational therapy randomized controlled trials by expanding the CONSORT criteria. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 60, 226-235.

Moyer, J.A., & Nelson D.L. (1998). Replication and resynthesis of an occupationally embedded exercise with adult rehabilitation patients. Israel Journal of Occupational Therapy, 7, E 57-75.

Nagel, M.J., & Rice, M.S. (2001). Cross transfer effects in the upper extremity during an occupationally embedded exercise. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 55 , 317-323.

Nelson, D.L., Melville, L.L., Wilkerson, J.D., Fogle, R.A., Grech, J.L., & Rosenberg, J.A. (2002). Interrater reliability, concurrent validity, responsiveness and predictive validity of the Melville-Nelson Self-Care Assessment. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 56, 51-59.

Norton-Mabus, J.C., & Nelson, D.L. (2008). Reporting of randomized controlled trials in occupational therapy and speech therapy: Evaluation using an expansion of the CONSORT Statement. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 28, 64-71.

Oxer, S., & Kopp Miller, B. (2001) Effects of choice in an art occupation with adolescents living in residential treatment facilities. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 17(1), 39-49.

Pataki, K.W., Metz, A.E., & Pakulski, L. (2013). The effect of thematically related play on engagement in storybook reading in children with hearing impairment. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy.Advanced online publication. 10.1177/1468798413480516

Philips (Ault), K.E., Maitra, K.K., & Rice, M.S. (2010). Grasping naturally vs. grasping with a reacher in persons without disability: motor control and muscle activation differences. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64 (1), 95-104.

Rahman, N., Thomas, J.J., & Rice, M.S. (2003). The relationship between hand strength and the forces used to access containers by well-elderly individuals. In M.A. Corcoran (Ed.), Geriatric Issues in Occupational Therapy: A Compedium of Leading Research (pp. 66-75). Bethesda , MD: AOTA Press.

Rice, M.S., Dusseau, J.M., & Kopp Miller, B. (2011). A Survey of Musculoskeletal Injuries Associated with Manual Patient Lifting in Occupational Therapy Practitioners in the State of Ohio. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 25(2-3), 95-107. doi:10.3109/07380577.2011.566308

Rice, M.S., & Hernandez, H. (2004). Frequency of knowledge of results and motor learning in persons with mental retardation. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology 2004 NASPSPA Abstracts, 26 ( Suppl . S153-S154).

Rice, M.S., & Hernandez, H. (2006). Frequency of knowledge of results and motor learning in persons with developmental delay. Occupational Therapy International, 13(1), 35-48.

Rice, M.S., & Trentman, A.L. (2006). Personal prefrence and quality of reach in healthy adult women. American Journal of Ocucpational Therapy, 60, 577-586. 

Rice, M.S., Fertig, P.A., Maitra, K.K., & Kopp Miller, B. (In Press). Reduced Feedback: Motor Learning Strategy in Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics.

Ross, L.M ., Hall, B.A., & Heater, S.L. (1998). The Issue Is: Why are occupational therapists not doing more replication research? American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 52 , 234-235.

Ross, L., & Nelson, D.L. (2000). Comparing materials-based occupation, imagery-based occupation, and rote movement through kinematic analysis of reach. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 20, 45-60.

Sakemiller, L.M ., & Nelson, D.L. (1998). Eliciting functional extension in prone through the use of a game. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 52, 150-157.

Sass, P.L ., & Nelson, D.L. (1998). Pilot study of the inpatient rehabilitation-scales of therapeutic occupation. Occupational Therapy International, 5, 66-81.

Schmidt, C.L ., & Nelson, D.L. (1996). A comparison of three occupational forms in rehabilitation inpatients receiving upper extremity strengthening. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 16, 200-215.

Sevey , K.L., & Rice, M.S. (2002). Long handled sponges: To bend or not to bend. Assistive Technology, 14.2 , 91-97. Note:  this issue was published in 2003. 

Slusser, L.R., Rice, M.S., & Kopp Miller, B. (2012). Safe Patient Handling Curriculum in Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Programs: A Descriptive Study of School Curriculum within the United States of America. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, & Rehabilitation, 42(3), 385-392. .doi: 10.3233/WOR-2012-140

Thomas, J.J., Shuford, D., Duke, J., Cipriani, D. (2007). Development and psychometric properties of the self-efficacy scale for transfers for caregivers of children requiring transfer assistance. Archives Physical Medicine Rehabilitation, 88, 481-488.

Timmerman, L., Schmidt, C., & Heater, S.L. (1994). Increasing occupational therapy research: Is it time to try something new? American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 48, 647-648.

Tebben , A.B., & Thomas, J.J. (2004). Trowels labeled ergonomic vs. standard design: Preferences and effects on wrist range of motion during a gardening occupation. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 58, 317-323

Wehrkamp, R.A., & Rice, M.S. (2010). Long-handled shoehorn length, body mass index, and hip range of motion in healthy female adults. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64 (6), 915-922.


Zimmerer-Branum , S ., & Nelson, D.L. (1995). Occupationally embedded exercise versus rote exercise: A choice between forms by elderly nursing home residents. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 49, 397-402.


Research Presentations and Posters (External):

 UT OT students have presented over 500 research papers or posters at state, regional, and national professional conferences.

Last Updated: 6/26/15