Mary E. Sesto

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Touch screens are becoming more prevalent in everyday environments. Therefore, it is important that this technology is accessible to those with varying disabilities. The objective of the current study was to evaluate performance and touch characteristics (forces, impulses, and dwell times) of individuals with and without a movement disorder during a(More)
INTRODUCTION Risk factors for employment difficulties after cancer diagnosis are incompletely understood, and interventions to improve post-cancer employment remain few. New targets for intervention are needed. METHODS We assessed a cohort of 530 nonmetastatic cancer patients (aged ≤ 65 years, >6 months from diagnosis, off chemo- or radiotherapy) from the(More)
Dynamic mechanical response parameters (stiffness, damping and effective mass), physiological properties (strength and swelling) and symptoms of the upper limb were measured before power tool operation, immediately following and 24 h after power tool operation. Tool factors, including peak torque (3 Nm and 9 Nm) and torque build-up time (50 ms and 250 ms),(More)
BACKGROUND Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a major occupational illness in the US. The Wisconsin Test is a quantitative computer-controlled test battery designed for measuring sensory and psychomotor function. Subjects were recruited from industrial jobs at high-risk for CTS to determine if subtle sensory and motor deficits were observable in a working(More)
BACKGROUND An objective test is needed to evaluate outcome following carpal tunnel release. A method to evaluate sensory and motor function related to carpal tunnel syndrome was investigated. METHODS Thirty-six candidates for carpal tunnel surgical procedures underwent a physical examination and nerve-conduction studies and completed a survey regarding(More)
Touch technology is becoming more prevalent as functionality improves and cost decreases. Therefore, it is important that this technology is accessible to users with diverse abilities. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of button and gap size on performance by individuals with varied motor abilities. Participants with (n = 38) and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of sitting and standing on performance and touch characteristics during a digit entry touch screen task in individuals with and without motor-control disabilities. BACKGROUND Previously, researchers of touch screen design have not considered the effect of posture (sitting vs. standing) on touch(More)
STUDY DESIGN Clinical Measurement. INTRODUCTION Grip strength has been administered for many years with a wide variety of instruments and for very different purposes. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY To examine the reliability and validity of a new grip measurement device, the multiaxis profile (MAP) dynamometer, compared with the Baseline dynamometer (Fabrication(More)
BACKGROUND Submaximal eccentric exertions occur occupationally when rapidly rising tool-generated forces exceed the operator's capacity to react against them. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of short duration repetitive submaximal eccentric forearm exertions at levels comparable to industrial power hand tool use on dynamic(More)
PURPOSE The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends cancer survivors receive survivorship care plans after completing active cancer treatment. However, care plan creation requires significant time and effort, contributing to diminished adoption of this recommendation. Electronic health record (EHR) systems have been proposed as a solution. We assessed the(More)