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2018 Abstracts

POSTERS


RH01 Monitoring Exertion-Induced Changes in Gait Parameters in Patients with Relapsing-Remitting MS
Darlene K Stough, RN MSCN CCRP, Cleveland Clinic; Jay Alberts, PhD., Cleveland Clinic; Katherine Koenig, PhD, Cleveland Clinic; Hong Li, MS, Cleveland Clinic; Mark Lowe, PhD, Cleveland Clinic; Sneha Natarajan, PhD, Cleveland Clinic; Daniel Ontaneda, MD, Cleveland Clinic; Matthew Streicher, Research Engineer, Cleveland Clinic; Francois Bethoux, MD, Cleveland Clinic

RH02 Self-Regulatory Strategies As Correlates of Physical Activity Behavior in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis
Katie LJ Cederberg, MS, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Julia M Balto, BSc, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Robert W Motl, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

RH03 Comparison of Three Measures of Upper Extremity Function in Multiple Sclerosis
Jennifer A. Ruiz, DPT, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, Trinity Health Of New England; Evan T Cohen, PT, MA, PhD, NCS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Elizabeth S Gromisch, PhD, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, Trinity Health Of New England; Kayla M. Olson, MA, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, Trinity Health Of New England; Albert C. Lo, MD, PhD, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, Trinity Health Of New England

RH04 Use of the Godin Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire in Multiple Sclerosis Research: A Systematic Review
Elizabeth M Sikes, MS OTR/L, UAB; Emma Richardson, PhD, UAB; Katie LJ Cederberg, MS, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Jeffer Sasaki, PhD, UAB; Brian Sandroff, PhD, UAB; Rob Motl, PhD, UAB

RH06 Adaptation of the Cognitive Symptom Management and Rehabilitation Therapy (CogSMART) Program for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A preliminary analysis
Alyssa P Lindsay-Brown, Honours student, Carleton University; Mike Van Adel, Ph.D., Ricci and Associates; Lisa A.S. Walker, Ph.D., Carleton University

RH07 Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Video Telehealth (MS-CVT) for Neurology Care and Tele-Rehabilitation into the Home
Amy Kunce, MS, BSRS, CNMT, VAMC; Jina Fritz, Health Science Tech, Veterans Rural Health Resurce Center; Jodie K Haselkorn, MD, MPH, VA Puget Sound Health Care System; Mitchell T Wallin, MD, MPH, MS Center of Excellence

RH08 Personal, Disease, and Social/Environmental Factors Predicting Satisfaction with the Employment Situation Among People with Multiple Sclerosis
Richard T Roessler, Ph.D., Rehabilitation Consultant; Phillip D Rumrill, Ph.D, Kent State University; Jian Li, Ph.D., Kent State University; James Krause, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina; Malachy Bishop, Ph.D, University of Kentucky

RH09 Gait Velocity Training Results in Improved Gait Endurance in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis
Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS, Hunter College; Allison Benson, SPT, Hunter College; Naomi Broker, SPT, Hunter College; Nolan Gardner, SPT, Hunter College; Nicole Ramos, SPT, Hunter College; Andrea Xu, SPT, Hunter College

RH10 Participant Engagement in Online Computer-Assisted Cognitive Rehabilitation
Taylor Moulton, BSN Student, The University of Texas at Austin; Janet Morrison, RN, PhD, MSCN, The University of Texas at Austin; Alexa Stuifbergen, RN, PhD, FAAN, The University of Texas at Austin

RH11 Outcome of Intrathecal Baclofen Test Injection in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis and Severe Spasticity Based on Ambulation Status
Jennifer Hartman, MPAS, PA-C, Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center; Francois Bethoux, MD, Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center; Justin Abbatemarco, MD, Cleveland Clinic; Griffin Austin, BA, Case Western Reserve University; Jones Noble, BS, MS, Case Western Reserve University; Keith McKee, MD, Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center; Andre Machado, M.D., Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Nagel Sean, MD, Cleveland Clinic

RH13 The Effects of a Six Week Wellness Exercise Class on Perceived Walking Ability, Fatigue, Quality of Life, and Sustainability of Exercising Independently in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis.
Zabrina Langer-Charapp, PT, DPT, NCS, NYU Langone Medical Center, Rusk Rehabilitation; Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS, Hunter College

RH14 Evaluation of a Multi-Disciplinary Fatigue Group for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Erin Giroux, BScOT(c), MSCS, Alberta Health Services; Nicole Nayoski, PhD, R.Psych, Alberta Health Services; Virginia Caputy, PhD, RCSW, RMFT, Alberta Health Services; Elizabeth Benfield, BScOT, Alberta Health Services; Candace Chan, BScOT, Alberta Health Services; Tegan Evans, RN, Alberta Health Services; Vivienne S. Howard, BSc. PT, Alberta Health Services; Hayley Nhan, BSc. PT, Alberta Health Services; Joy Yanko, MSW, Alberta Health Services

RH15 Occupational Therapy’s Role in Bowel and Bladder Symptom Management in Multiple Sclerosis
Rebecca Cunningham, OTD, OTR/L, University of Southern California; Ashley Uyeshiro Simon, OTD, OTR/L, MSCS, University of Southern California

RH16 Dosing of abobotulinumtoxinA (Dysport®) injections for adults with lower limb spasticity
Salvatore Napoli, MD, Neurology Center of New England; Regina Berkovich, MD, University of Southern California; Theodore Brown, MD, EvergreenHealth Multiple Sclerosis Center; Ziyad Ayyoub, MD, Western University of Heath Sciences; Gustavo Suarez, MD, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals; Philippe Picaut, MD, Ipsen Pharma; Peter Hedera, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University

RH17 Feasibility of Home-Based Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling for Persons with Multiple Sclerosis with Mobility Disability
Thomas A Edwards, MSc, University of Ottawa; Elizabeth Hubbard, PhD, Berry College; Robert W Motl, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Lara A. Pilutti, PhD, University of Ottawa

RH18 Tracking Your Meds: A New Protocol for Medication Adherence with MS Outpatient Population
Dori Goldman, OTR/L, MSCS, NYU Langone Health; Nandita Singh, MPH, OTR/L, NYU Langone Health

RH19 Rapid Foot Tapping Ability Distinguishes between Multiple Sclerosis Sub-Types and Is Associated with Mobility Function
Sumire Sato, DPT, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Jongil Lim, PhD, Texas A&M University; Julia D Miehm, BS, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Julianna L Averill, MS, University of Massachusetts Amherst; John Buonaccorsi, PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Jane A Kent, PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Carolina Ionete, MD, PhD, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center; Richard EA van Emmerik, PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst

RH20 Inter-Rater Reliability of the Balance-Based Torso-Weighting Method of Altering Balance and Gait
Diane D Allen, PT, PhD, University of California San Francisco/ San Francisco State University; Christine Magdalin, sDPT, University of California San Francisco/ San Francisco State University; Amy Schultz, sDPT, University of California San Francisco/ San Francisco State University; Kathryn Scott, sDPT, University of California San Francisco/ San Francisco State University; Catherine Jang, sDPT, University of California San Francisco/ San Francisco State University; Rebecca Hughes, sDPT, University of California San Francisco/ San Francisco State University; Leah Vivero, sDPT, University of California San Francisco/ San Francisco State University; Gail L Widener, PT, PhD, Samuel Merritt University

RH22 A Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Intervention for Building a TeleHealth Platform for People with MS
Tracy Flemming Tracy, OTR/L, MSCS, MSSMC, Tanner Center for MS; Emily Riser, MD, Tanner Center and Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis; James Rimmer, Ph D, UAB/Lakeshore Foundation Collaborative; Mohan Thirumalai, PhD, UAB/Lakeshore Foundation Collaborative; Tapan Mehta, PhD, UAB/Lakeshore Foundation Collaborative; Hui-Ju Young, PhD, UAB/Lakeshore Foundation Collaborative; Whitney Neal, MA, UAB/Lakeshore Foundation Collaborative; Ritalinda Lee, PhD, Claris Technical Services; Dorothy Pekmezi, PhD, University of Alabama, Birmingham

RH23 Examining the Role of Physical Activity, Fitness, and Exercise for Managing Vascular Comorbidities in People with Multiple Sclerosis: A Scoping Review
Benjamin W. Ewanchuk, BSc, The University of Calgary; Marjan Gharagozloo, MSc, University of Sherbrooke; Evelyn Peelen, PhD, CR-CHUM; Lara A. Pilutti, PhD, University of Ottawa

RH24 The Energy Management Program in Support of Restoration and Renewal for Persons with MS (EMPIRe2): An Initial Evaluation
Natasha Hoover, OT (Candidate), University of British Columbia; Forwell Susan, PhD (OT), MA (OT), BSC (OT), FCAOT, University of British Columbia; Denise Kendrick, BA, MOT, UBC MS/NMOSD Clinic

RH25 Dalfampridine May Enhance the Effects of Physical Therapy on Gait in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Prudence Plummer, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Whitney W Huryta, DPT, University of North Carolina; Jessica H Reynolds, DPT, University of North Carolina; Silva Markovic-Plese, MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Barbara Giesser, MD, UCLA


ORAL PRESENTATIONS


RH26 Continuous Remote Assessment of Multiple Sclerosis Disability over One Year: The UCSF Fitrims Study
Valerie A J Block, PT, DPTSc, University of California San Francisco; Riley Bove, MD, MMSc, Weill Institute for Neurosciences; Chao Zhao, MSc, Weill Institute for Neurosciences; Priya Garcha, BSc, Weill Institute for Neurosciences; Jennifer S Graves, M.D. PhD, Weill Institute for Neurosciences; Andrew Romeo, MD, Weill Institute for Neurosciences; Ari J Green, MD, Weill Institute for Neurosciences; Jill Hollenbach, PhD, University of California San Francisco; Jeffrey E Olgin, MD, University of California San Francisco; Gregory M Marcus, MD, MAS, FACC, FAHA, FHRS, University of California San Francisco; Mark Pletcher, MD, MPH, University of California San Francisco; Bruce AC Cree, MD, PhD, Weill Institute for Neurosciences; Jeffrey M Gelfand, MD, MAS, Weill Institute for Neurosciences

RH27 Inpatient Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation: Long-Term Effectiveness on Health-Related Quality of Life in MS Patients. – the Danish MS Hospitals Rehabilitation Study
Michael Norgaard, MSc, The Danish MS Hospitals; Finn Boesen, MD, The Danish MS Hospitals; Peter V Rasmussen, Phd, Aarhus University Hospital; Thor Petersen, DMSc, Aarhus University Hospital; Anders G Skjerbaek, MRSc, The Danish MS Hospitals; Philipp Trenel, Phd, Danish Technological Institute; Brita Lovendahl, MSc, The Danish MS Hospitals

RH28 Usability of the Atomic (Active Teens Multiple Sclerosis) Mobile App to Increase Physical Activity in Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
Samantha Stephens, PhD, The Hospital for Sick Children; Stephanie A Grover, MSc, CCRP, The Hospital for Sick Children; Jennifer Stinson, N-EC, PhD, CPNP, FAAN, University of Toronto; Robert W Motl, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Marcia Finlayson, PhD, OT Reg (Ont), OTR, Queen’s University; E. Ann Yeh, MD, MA, FRCPC, Dip ABPN, The Hospital for Sick Children

RH29 Maximal Strength Training in MS: Effects on Mobility Deficits
Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, NCS, MSCS, Hunter College; Michael Zervas, DPT, Hunter College; Mark Wnukowski, DPT, Hunter CollegeNew York; Alexandra Cerrati, SPT, Hunter College; Michelle Shamsian, SPT, Hunter College; Niki Chan, SPT, Hunter College; Kelly Kaems, DPT, Hunter College

RH30 Correlation of Patient Report of Speech and Swallowing Difficulty with Diadochokinetic Rate
Lori A Kostich, M.S. CCC-SLP, MSCS, Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital