Medical Rehabilitation Department Research

Current Projects

Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Arm Rehab Evaluation (ICARE) Stroke Initiative. IRB#Pro00012032. Primary Investigators are Richard Riggs, MD and Pamela Roberts, PhD. 

Rasch Analysis for Hand Items on the Motor Assessment Scale. IRB#Pro00021099. Primary Investigators are Pamela Roberts, PhD, Aimee Bender, MS, OTR/L and Richard Riggs, MD

Stroke Readmission Risk Factor Study. IRB#Pro00025701. Primary Investigators are Pamela Roberts, PhD and Richard Riggs, MD

Co-morbidity Index for Stroke Patients. IRB#Pro00009667. Primary Investigators are Pamela Roberts, PhD and Richard Riggs, MD

Cancer Patients in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (TRIPBAC). IRB#Pro00019053. Primary Investigators are Arash Asher, MD, Richard Riggs, MD and Pamela Roberts, PhD 

Using Data from the CARE tool to Improve Care for Older Adult Patients. IRB#Pro00025635. Primary Investigators Pamela Roberts, PhD and Richard Riggs, MD

Critical Elements - Road to Compliance. IRB#Pro00024964. Primary Investigators are Pamela Roberts, PhD and Richard Riggs, MD

Dynamic Gait Index. IRB#Pro00025817. Primary Investigators. Rand Smith, PhD and Stefanie Leider, DPT PT

DOTPA Study. IRB#Pro00027548. Primary Investigators are Pamela Roberts, PhD and Richard Riggs, MD

Medical Passport. IRB#Pro00027505. Primary Investigators are Pamela Roberts, PhD and Robin Munsey, OTR/L

Demystifying Acute Stroke Outcomes. IRB#Pro00027594. Primary Investigators are Pamela Roberts, PhD and Harriet Aronow

Analysis of Variables that Determine the Patient's Length of Stay on an Acute Rehabilitation Unit. IRB#Pro00027642. Primary Investigators are Jeffrey Wertheimer, PhD and Pamela Roberts, PhD

Dance Medicine Data Collection Examination. IRB#Pro00027472. Primary Investigators are Margo Apostolos

 

Selected Publications and Papers

2011

Asher, A. (2011). Cognitive Dysfunction Among Cancer Survivors. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 90 (suppl) S16-S26

Jo, M.  (2011). Ependymoma; Ewing's sarcoma; Germ cell tumors; Gliomatosis cerebri; Meninges type tumors; Meningioma; Neurocytoma; Neuroma; Oligodendroglioma, Pineal tumors; Pituitary adenoma; Xanthroastrocytoma.  In J. Kreutzer, B. Caplan, J. DeLuca (Eds), Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology.  New York: Springer

Granger CV, Carlin M, Riggs RV, Roberts P (2011).  Medicare's Rcovery Audit Contractor Program:  Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities Are Taking Back Takebacks, But Are They Enough?  American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol 90 (5), May 2011

Cazden, J (2011). Everyday Voice Care:  The Lifestyle Guide for Singers and Talkers. Hal Leonard Publications

Wertheimer, J. C., Backhaus, S., Lathram-Sawada, K., Moessner, A., Ibarra, S., Lepore, S., Parrot, D., & Malec, J. (2011).   An Empirically Based Coping Skills Group for Individuals with Brain Injury and Their Caregivers: A Replication, Multi-centered Study. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Wertheimer, J. C. , Smith, J.,  Trepatschko, V.,  Walton, C.,  Yeh, A., Tuchman, M. (2011). Experiencing Pain in Parkinson’s Disease for Individuals with and without Deep Brain Stimulation: The Patient’s Perspective. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Wertheimer, J. C. , Weiming, Tang, Smith, J.,  Trepatschko, V.,  Walton, C.,  Tuchman, M. (2011). Fatigue and Apathy in Parkinson’s Disease for Individuals with and without Deep Brain Stimulation.  The Parkinson Alliance website – “DBS-STN.org.” 

Wertheimer, J. C. , Smith, J.,  Trepatschko, V.,  Walton, C.,  Yeh, A., Tuchman, M. (2011). Understanding Pain in Parkinson’s Disease for Individuals with and without Deep Brain Stimulation: The Patient’s Perspective.  The Parkinson Alliance website – “DBS-STN.org.” 

2010

Riggs, R., Roberts, P., Aronow, H. & Younan, T. (2010). Joint Replacement and Hip Fracture Readmission Rates: Impact of Discharge Destination. PM&R, Volume 2, 806-810.

2009

Roberts, P., Riggs, R & Blaisdell, P. (2010). Nuts and Bolts Administrative Practice Changes to Operate Under the Recovery Audit Contraction (2009). Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 21(3), 257-274. 

Roberts, P., Cox, M., Schubert, L. & Gentry, K. (2009) Dysphagia Intervention Across the LIfespan. OT practice, Vol 14, Issue 8, May 11, 2009.

Granger, CV., Carlin, M., Diaz, p., Dorval, J., Forer, S., Kessler, C. Melvin, JL., Miller, LS., Riggs, R. & Roberts, P. (2009). Medical Necessity: Is Current Documentation Practice and Payment Denial Limiting Access to Inpatient Rehabilitation? What Features Should Be Included in a Best Documentation Practice to Ensure It Is Comprehensive but Not Overly Burdensome?Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Journal. 88(9), 755-765.

Riggs, R., Arono, H. & Roberts, P. (2009). Joint Replacement and Hip Fracture Readmission Rates: Impact of Discharge Destination Abstract. PM&R, Volume 1, S103-S286, September 2009 . 

2008

Roberts, P. (2008). Occupational therapy resource summaries: practice settings. In, Crepeau, E.B., Cohn, E.S., & Schell, B.A.B. (Eds.). Willard and Spackman's occupational therapy (11th edition), Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Roberts, P., Kuerfest, S., & Low, J.F. (2008). Historical and social context for practice. In, C. Trombly & M. Radowski (Eds.), Occupational therapy for physical dysfunction (21-39), Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 6th edition.

Roberts, P. (2008, December 15). Staff competence: a Joint Commission perspective, OT Practice, 13(22).

2007

Riggs, R., Roberts, P., & Gilewski, M.J. (2007). Visual deficit interventions in adult stroke and brain injury. A systematic review. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 86: 853-860.

Post-Professional Program

Since 2001, Outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has featured an American Physical Therapy Association Accredited Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program. This year-long post graduate residency focuses on improving the orthopedic evaluation, examination and treatment skills of physical therapists with the goal of improving outcomes for our patients. 

To send a message to program coordinator Kathy Veling
Email: katherine.veling@cshs.org

 

Student Program

Our clinical education program has active contracts with schools across the United States for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Pathology. 

To send message to education coordinator: Maria Cecilia Alpasan
Email: mariacecilia.alpasan@cshs.org

Android app on Google Play