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The effects of altered salivary viscosity on the incidence and extent of dental caries in ratsThe research was intended to determine whether alterations in salivary viscosity brought about by altering dietary components affected the incidence and extent of dental caries in rats.
Correlates of success after participation in a smoking cessation programA descriptive correlational design was used for this study of 100 participants of a smoking cessation program. Of this sample, 63% achieved long-term smoking cessation. The smoking behavior after participating in the program was examined for a relationship with participant characteristics. The analysis of the data suggests that the participant characteristics of age, gender, marital status, number of years smoked, number of cigarettes smoked per day, presence of physician's advice to quit, and presence of an illness related to smoking cigarettes, are not meaningfully related to successful smoking cessation. The number of years of education and the number of previous quit attempts did reflect a significant positive relationship with smoking behavior. Additional findings were relevant to experiences associated with relapse to smoking behavior. Recommendations for related research concerning smoking cessation are included.
Psychosocial Factors as Predictors for Patient Outcomes in Rehabilitation of Upper Extremity Injury Caused by Trauma:At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will be able to: 1) Explain three ways in which psychosocial factors have the ability to alter rehabilitation outcomes in individuals who have sustained a traumatic upper extremity injury, 2) Discuss two gaps in the literature regarding the impact of psychosocial factors on rehabilitation outcomes in individuals recovering from traumatic upper extremity injuries, 3) Identify two methods, strategies, or assessments to be implemented in practice in order to evaluate and address psychosocial factors as a component affecting functional outcomes of clients with traumatic UE injuries.
Telehealth Interventions to Address Chronic Disease Self-Management Interventions within the Scope of Occupational Therapy: A Scoping ReviewAt the conclusion of this presentation, attendees will: 1) Distinguish between the types of telehealth interventions for chronic disease self-management within the scope of occupational therapy and 2) Describe the outcomes of using telehealth for chronic disease self-management based on the presented results of a scoping review of the literature.