Nancy L Dudek

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BACKGROUND Clinical supervisors often do not fail students and residents even though they have judged their performance to be unsatisfactory. This study explored the factors identified by supervisors that affect their willingness to report poor clinical performance when completing In-Training Evaluation Reports (ITERs). METHOD Semistructured interviews(More)
The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has become one of the most widely used model systems for the study of aging, yet very little is known about how C. elegans age. The development of the worm, from egg to young adult has been completely mapped at the cellular level, but such detailed studies have not been extended throughout the adult lifespan. Numerous(More)
Conventional MRA provides inadequate visualization of the dynamic features of blood flow in vascular lesions of the head and neck. Four-dimensional time-resolved angiography using keyhole (4D-TRAK) is a new technique of performing contrast-enhanced MRA. By combining parallel imaging with sensitivity encoding (SENSE) with the keyhole imaging technique and a(More)
Our study aimed to compare the accuracy of step count and ambulation distance determined with the Yamax Digi-Walker SW-700 pedometer (DW) and the Ossur patient activity monitor (PAM) in 20 transtibial amputation subjects who were functioning at the K3 Medicare Functional Classification Level. Subjects completed four simulated household tasks in an apartment(More)
BACKGROUND Many occupations and hobbies require the use of a weighted pack. To date there has been limited backpack gait studies performed on the amputee population. It is important that we address this knowledge gap in order to further improve individual's quality of living through changes in rehabilitation, and prosthesis development. METHODS The study(More)
A self-paced treadmill automatically adjusts speed in real-time to match the user's walking speed, potentially enabling more natural gait than fixed-speed treadmills. This research examined walking speed changes for able-bodied and transtibial amputee populations on a self-paced treadmill in a multi-terrain virtual environment and examined gait differences(More)
OBJECTIVE Assessing a patient's ability to walk the distance required for community ambulation (at least 300 m) is important in amputee rehabilitation. During the 2-min walk test, most amputees cannot walk 300 m. Thus, the 6-min walk test may be preferred, but it has not been fully validated in this population. This study examined the convergent and(More)
BACKGROUND Modern prosthetic technology and rehabilitation practices have enabled people with lower extremity amputations to participate in almost all occupations and physical activities. Carrying backpack loads can be an essential component for many of these jobs and activities; however, amputee gait with backpack loads is poorly understood. This knowledge(More)
An improved understanding of factors related to dynamic stability in lower-limb prosthesis users is important, given the high occurrence of falls in this population. Current methods of assessing stability are unable to adequately characterize dynamic stability over a variety of walking conditions. F-Scan Mobile has been used to collect plantar pressure data(More)
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