Medical Rehabilitation Department Research

Current Projects

Analysis of Variables that Determine the Patient’s Length of Stay on the Acute Rehabilitation Unit  IRB#Pro00027594  Principal Investigators:  Jeffrey Wertheimer, PhD, ABPP-CN, Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP


Cognitive Motor Therapy Applications Using Videogame Platform.  IRB#Pro31722.  Principal Investigators:  Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP and Jeffrey Wertheimer, PhD, ABPP-CN .  


Feasibility of a Game-Based Rehabilitation Tool.  IRB#Pro00036821.  Principal Investigators:  Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP and Jeffrey Wertheimer, PhD, ABPP-CN


Utilizing AcuteFIM in Predicting Discharge for Stroke Patients from the Acute Hospital Setting.  Principal Investigators:  Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP and Richard Riggs, MD


Total Artificial Heart Implantation:  Timing of Physical Therapy to Achieve Functional Gains:  Principal Investigators:  Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP, Suzanne Seidel, PT and Vicky Hu, DPT, PT


Association of Total Therapy Time During Inpatient Rehabilitation with Outcomes. IRB#Pro35845.  Principal Investigators:  Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP and Richard Riggs, MD


Frailty Risk Identification among Patients Admitted to Acute Rehabilitation.  IRB#Pro00024351.  Principal Investigators:  Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP, Harriet Aronow, PhD and Richard Riggs, MD


Medical Passport. IRB#Pro00027505. Primary Investigators are Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP and Robin Munsey, OTD, OTR/L


Demystifying Acute Stroke Outcomes. IRB#Pro00027594. Principal Investigators are Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP and Harriet Aronow, PhD


Dance Medicine Data Collection Examination. IRB#Pro00027472. Principal Investigator: Margo Apostolos, PhD


Diving into Falls and Skill Mix in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting.  IRB#Pro00037372.  Principal Investigators  Harriet Aronow, PhD, Linda Burnes Bolton, Dr PH, RN, FAAN, Carolyn Aydin, PhD, and Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP


Bounce-Back:  Predicting Acute Readmissions from Inpatient Rehabilitation for Patients with Stroke.  IRB#Pro00036734.  Principal Investigators:  Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP, Harriet Aronow, PhD, and Richard Riggs, MD

 

 

Selected Publications and Papers

2015

Bronstein, J., Tagliati, M., McIntyre, C., Cameron, T., Chen, R., Cheung, T., Hargreaves, E. Israel, Z., Moffitt, M., Montgomery, E., Stypulkowski, P., Shils, J., Denison, T., Vitek, J.,  Volkman, J.,  Wertheimer, J., Okun, M.  (In Press). The Rationale Driving the Evolution of DBS to Constant Current Devices.  Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface.

Leland, NE, Crum, K., Phipps. S., Roberts, P. & Gage, B. (2015).  Health Policy Perspectives-Advancing the value and quality of occupational therapy in health service delivery.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69 (1), 1-7.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot2015.691001. 

 

2014

Asher, A., Roberts, P., Bresee, C., Zabel, G., Riggs, RV, and Rogatko, A. (2014).  Transferring Inpatient rehabilitation facility cancer Patients Back to Acute Care (TRIPBAC).  PM&R, Vol 6 (9):  808-813.

Cazden, J. (2014).  To Vape or Not to Vape.  MusicalTheaterMag.com

Kochis-Jennings, K., Finnegan, EM, Hoffman, HT, Jaiswal. S. and Hull, D. (2014).  Cricothyroid muscle and thyroarytenoid muscle dominance in vocal register control preliminary results.  Journal of Voice, 28(5):  652.e21-652.e29.

Radomski, MV & Roberts, P. (2014).  Chapter 3:  Assessing Context:  Personal, Social, Cultural, and Payer-Reimbursement Factors.  In M Vinning Radomski  & C A Trombly Latham (Eds.).  Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction (7th Edition), Philadelphia:  Lippincott, Williams & Wilkens.

Riggs, RV, Roberts, P., DiVita, M., Niewczyk, P., & Granger, CV (2014).  Perceptions of inpatient rehabilitation changes after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service 2010 regulatory updates contrasted with actual performance.  PM&R, Vol 6, 44-49.

Roberts, P. & Alpasan, M. (2014).  The Evidence Evolution.  The Importance of Documenting Evidence-Based Practice in the ACA Age.  NBCOT Certification Matters Annual Newsletter, December 2014:  4-5.

Roberts. P., DiVita, M., Riggs, RV., Niewczyk, P., Bergquist, B., & Granger, CV (2014).  Risk factors for discharge to an acute care hospital from inpatient rehabilitation among stroke patients.  PM&R, Vol 6:  50-55

Robberts, P/, Farmer, ME., Lamb, AJ., Muir, S., and Siebert, C. (2014). The Role of Occupational Therapy in Primary Care. 19th Edition of the Reference Manual of the Official Documents of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. and online in the 2014 American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68 (Suppl).

Roberts, P., Nuño, M., Sherman, D., Asher, A., Wertheimer, J., Riggs, R., and Patil, CG (2014).  The impact of inpatient rehabilitation on function and survival of newly diagnosed patients with glioblastoma.  PM&R, Vol 6 (6), 514-521.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmrj.2013.12.007 PubMed.

Roberts, P., & Robinson, M. R. (2014). Health Policy Perspectives—Occupational therapy’s role in preventing acute readmissions. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68, 1–6. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.683001

Wertheimer, J., Gottuso, A. Y., Nuno, M., Walton, C., Dubuille, A., Tuchman, M., & Ramig, L.
(2014). The impact of STN Deep Brain Stimulation on speech in individuals with Parkinson’s disease: The patient’s perspective. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 20, 1065-1070.  doi: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2014.06.010.

Wertheimer, J,, Gottuso, A, and Roberts, P (2014).  Cognitive motor therapy application using a videogame platform.  The Los Angeles Psychologist, March-April, 10-11.

 

2013

Roberts, P. & Evenson, E (March 2013).  Continuum of Care.  In, E.B., B.A.B. Schell. G.A. Gillen, & Scaffa (Eds.).  Willard and Spackman’s occupational therapy (12th edition), Philadelphia:  Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

 

2012

Cazden, J (2012).  Everyday voice care:  The lifestyle guide for singers and talkers.  Hal Leonard Publications.

Constantinidou, F., Wertheimer, J. Tsanadis, J., Evans, C., Paul, DR. (2012).  Assessment of executive functioning in brain injury: Collaboration between speech-language pathology and neuropsychology for an integrative neuropsychology perspective. Brain Injury, 26 (13-14): 1549-63.

Hanks, R., Rapport, L., Wertheimer, J., Koviak, C. (2012). Randomized Control Trial of Peer Mentoring for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury and Their Significant Others. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 93, 1297-1304.

Phipps, S. & Roberts, P (2012)  Motor Learning. In H.Pendleton & W. Schultz-Krohn, (Eds.), Pedretti’s Occupational Therapy:  Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction. St. Louis, Missouri:  Elsevier Mosby, 7th edition.

Phipps, S. & Roberts, P (2012).  Predicting the Effectives of Cerebral Palsy Severity on Self-Care, Mobility, and Social Function.  The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66 (4), 422-429.

Roberts, P; Berger, S; Evenson, M; Khetani, M; Crist, P (2012).  Decisions About Doctorates:  Deciding Whether, When, and Where to Go.  OT Practice, Vol 17, Issue 13, July 23, 2012.

Wertheimer, J., Duboille, A., Walton, C., Nuno, M., Tuchman, M. (2012). Non-motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease for Individuals with and without Deep Brain Stimulation. The Parkinson Alliance website – “DBS-STN.org.”  http://www.dbs-stn.org/media/file/NonMotorSymptoms-DBSReport-web.pdf.

Wertheimer, J., Duboille, A., Walton, C., Nuno, M., Tuchman, M. (2012). Speech in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease with and without Deep Brain Stimulation.   The Parkinson Alliance website – “DBS-STN.org” http://www.dbs-stn.org/media/file/DBS-SpeechReport-withReferences.pdf

Wertheimer, J., Tang, W., Walton, C. Duboille, A. Health related quality of life and attitude in patients with Parkinson’s disease with and without deep brain stimulation. The Parkinson Alliance website – “DBS-STN.org”  http://www.dbs-stn.org/media/file/DBS-STN-QoLandAttitude-2012-web.pdf

Wertheimer, J., Yeh, A., Smith, J., Walton, C., Tuchman, M. (2012). Differentiation of Fatigue and Apathy in Parkinson’s Disease for Individuals with and without Deep Brain Stimulation: Implications for Neuropsychologists. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.

 

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., 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., 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., 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.” 

Wertheimer, J., 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.” 

 

2010

Bolding, D., Roberts, P., Phipps, S. (2010). Changing Attitudes Toward Evidence-Based Practice.  
OT Practice, Vol 15, Issue 14, August 9, 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.

Roberts, P., Evenson, M., Berger, S., and Khetani, M.  Doctoral Education:  Steps to Consider.  OT Practice, Vol 15, Issue 8, May 10, 2010.  

Roberts, P., and Hiestand, L.  Establishing a Recognition Program for Staff Development, OT Practice, Vol 15, Issue 4, March 8, 2010.

Roberts, P., Riggs, RV, Blaisdell, P (2010).  Nuts and Bolts Administrative Practice Changes to Operate Under the Recovery Audit Contractor in Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (2009),  21 (3-4):  257-274.  

 

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 . 

 

 

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

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