Jane K Sweeney

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PURPOSE The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences, perceptions, and needs of caregivers receiving wheelchairs donated for nonambulatory children in a less-resourced country. METHODS A phenomenological research design was used with purposeful sampling of 14 participants living in urban and rural areas of Guatemala. Data were(More)
PURPOSE (1) To outline frameworks for neonatal physical therapy based on 3 theoretical models, (2) to describe emerging literature supporting neonatal physical therapy practice, and (3) to identify evidence-based practice recommendations. KEY POINTS Three models are presented as a framework for neonatal practice: (1) dynamic systems theory including(More)
Alignment and shaping of the musculoskeletal system occur during each body position that infants experience while in neonatal intensive care. Neonatal nurses and physical therapists can play a major role in designing, modeling, and teaching positioning strategies that promote skeletal integrity, postural control, and sensorimotor organization.(More)
The radiation dose to the patient and to members of staff was monitored during 18 procedures for the percutaneous removal of renal stones. It was found that the radiation dose to the patient was minimal and was about the same as for an IVU. The overall dose to the staff was acceptably low and within safety limits. It was concluded that PCNL is a safe(More)
PURPOSE To describe clinical training models, delineate clinical competencies, and outline a clinical decision-making algorithm for neonatal physical therapy. KEY POINTS In these updated practice guidelines, advanced clinical training models, including precepted practicum and residency or fellowship training, are presented to guide practitioners in(More)
This article describes the long-term effects of unilateral penetrating hemispheric lesions on contralateral and ipsilateral upper extremity motor performance and functional outcome. Activities-of-daily-living skill and gross motor performance contralateral to the lesions were compared among 32 left-sided and 19 right-sided hemiplegic subjects using analysis(More)
The radiation dose to a series of adult and paediatric patients undergoing cardiac catheterisations and adults having percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty has been measured/determined directly using lithium fluoride thermoluminescent dosemeters and indirectly using an air ionisation chamber which indicated exposure-area product. Somatic and(More)
An overview is presented of the multidisciplinary design, specific methods of motor and functional assessment, and selected preliminary data trends from the Vietnam Head Injury Study. This longitudinal study combines analyses of retrospective records with current, comprehensive inpatient examinations and investigates the anatomical and functional sequelae(More)
PURPOSE To describe and evaluate the effects of motor control intervention in young children diagnosed with idiopathic toe walking. METHODS Five children received motor control intervention in a multiple-case series design using a nonconcurrent, variable baseline. Multiple gait measures were taken before and during the intervention phase. Pre- and(More)
PURPOSE To examine relationships among age, gender, anthropometrics, and dynamic balance. METHODS Height, weight, and arm and foot length were measured in 160 children with typical development aged 5 to 12 years. Dynamic balance was assessed using the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test, Pediatric Reach Test (PRT), and Pediatric Balance Scale (PBS). RESULTS(More)