Dr. Resnik is a Research Career Scientist at the Providence VA Medical Center (PVAMC) and an Professor (Research) in the Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice. A physical therapist by clinical background, she is the Principal Investigator of the Center for Health Services, Research and Training (CoHSTAR), funded by the Foundation for Physical Therapy and Leader of the VA RR&D funded Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology's Focus Area on Restoring Limb Function.
Dr. Resnik received her Ph.D. in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University, her MS in physical therapy from Sargent College, Boston University, and her BS from Hampshire College. She completed an AHRQ funded postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research.
|Resnik L, Acluche F, Lieberman Klinger S, Borgia M Does the DEKA Arm substitute for or supplement conventional prostheses.. Prosthetics and orthotics international. 2018; 42 (5) : 534-543.|
|Resnik L, Huang HH, Winslow A, Crouch DL, Zhang F, Wolk N Evaluation of EMG pattern recognition for upper limb prosthesis control: a case study in comparison with direct myoelectric control.. Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation. 2018; 15 (1) : 23.|
|Resnik L, Acluche F, Borgia M, Cancio J, Latlief G, Sasson N Function, quality of life, and community integration of DEKA Arm users after discharge from prosthetic training: Impact of home use experience.. Prosthetics and orthotics international. 2018; 42 (6) : 571-582.|
|Resnik L, Acluche F, Borgia M The DEKA hand: A multifunction prosthetic terminal device-patterns of grip usage at home.. Prosthetics and orthotics international. 2018; 42 (4) : 446-454.|
|Resnik, Linda J., Acluche, Frantzy, Lieberman Klinger, Shana User experience of controlling the DEKA Arm with EMG pattern recognition. PLOS ONE/PLoS ONE. 2018; 13 (9) : e0203987.|
|Spiers AJ, Resnik L, Dollar AM Analyzing at-home prosthesis use in unilateral upper-limb amputees to inform treatment & device design.. IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics : [proceedings]. 2017; 2017 : 1273-1280.|
|Barredo J, Acluche F, Disla R, Fantini C, Fishelis L, Sasson N, Resnik L Appropriateness of advanced upper limb prosthesis prescription for a patient with cognitive impairment: a case report.. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. 2017; 12 (6) : 647-656.|
|Resnik, Linda, Klinger, Shana Attrition and retention in upper limb prosthetics research: experience of the VA home study of the DEKA arm.. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology/Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. 2017; 12 (8) : 1-9.|
|Resnik, Linda, Borgia, Matthew, Silver, Benjamin Measuring Community Integration in Persons With Limb Trauma and Amputation: A Systematic Review. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2017; 98 (3) : 561-580.e8.|
|Cowley J, Resnik L, Wilken J, Smurr Walters L, Gates D Movement quality of conventional prostheses and the DEKA Arm during everyday tasks.. Prosthetics and orthotics international. 2017; 41 (1) : 33-40.|
|Resnik L, Borgia M, Silver B, Cancio J Systematic Review of Measures of Impairment and Activity Limitation for Person with Upper Limb Trauma and Amputation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2017; 98 (9) : 1863-1892.e14.|
|Resnik L, Fantini C, Latlief G, Phillips S, Sasson N, Sepulveda E Use of the DEKA Arm for amputees with brachial plexus injury: A case series.. PLoS ONE. 2017; 12 (6) : e0178642.|
|Gozalo PL, Resnik LJ, Silver B Benchmarking Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinics Using Functional Status Outcomes.. Health Serv Res. 2016; 51 (2) : 768-89.|
|Resnik L, Patel T, Cooney SG, Crisco JJ, Fantini C Comparison of transhumeral socket designs utilizing patient assessment and in vivo skeletal and socket motion tracking: a case study.. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. 2016; 11 (5) : 1-10.|
|Gates DH, Walters LS, Cowley J, Wilken JM, Resnik L Range of Motion Requirements for Upper-Limb Activities of Daily Living.. Am J Occup Ther. 2016; 70 (1) : 7001350010p1-7001350010p10.|
|Kumar, A., Graham, J. E., Resnik, L., Karmarkar, A. M., Deutsch, A., Tan, A., Al Snih, S., Ottenbacher, K. J. Examining the Association Between Comorbidity Indexes and Functional Status in Hospitalized Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries. Physical Therapy/Physical Therapy. 2015; 96 (2) : 232-240.|
|Libin AV, Scholten J, Schladen MM, Danford E, Shara N, Penk W, Grafman J, Resnik L, Bruner D, Cichon S, Philmon M, Tsai B, Blackman M, Dromerick A Executive functioning in TBI from rehabilitation to social reintegration: COMPASS (goal,) a randomized controlled trial (grant: 1I01RX000637-01A3 by the VA ORD RR&D, 2013-2016).. Military Medical Research. 2015; 2 : 32.|
|Resnik L, Freburger JK Health Services Research: Physical Therapy Has Arrived!. Physical Therapy. 2015; 95 (12) : 1605-7.|
|Werneke, Mark W., Deutscher, Daniel, Stratford, Paul, Ladin, Joel, Weinberg, Jon, Herbowy, Scott, Resnik, Linda Letters. Spine. 2015; 40 (9) : 666.|
|Werneke MW, Deutscher D, Stratford P, Ladin J, Weinberg J, Herbowy S, Resnik L Letters.. Spine. 2015; 40 (9) : 666.|
|Resnik L, Borgia M Predicting prosthetic prescription after major lower-limb amputation.. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015; 52 (6) : 641-52.|
|Resnik L, Borgia M Reliability, Validity, and Responsiveness of the QuickDASH in Patients With Upper Limb Amputation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2015; 96 (9) : 1676-1683.|
|Yen, S.-C., Corkery, M. B., Chui, K. K., Manjourides, J., Wang, Y.-C., Resnik, L. J. Risk Adjustment for Lumbar Dysfunction: Comparison of Linear Mixed Models With and Without Inclusion of Between-Clinic Variation as a Random Effect. Physical Therapy. 2015; 95 (12) : 1692-1702.|
|Hancock, L., Ahern, D., Correia, S., Knepp, D., Resnik, L. B-67 * Cognitive Predictors of Proficient Use of an Advanced Upper Limb Multifunction Prosthesis. Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists. 2014; 29 (6) : 562-562.|
|Resnik L, Klinger SL, Etter K, Fantini C Controlling a multi-degree of freedom upper limb prosthesis using foot controls: user experience.. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. 2014; 9 (4) : 318-29.|
|Werneke, Mark W., Deutscher, Daniel, Hart, Dennis L., Stratford, Paul, Ladin, Joel, Weinberg, Jon, Herbowy, Scott, Resnik, Linda McKenzie Lumbar Classification. Spine. 2014; 39 (3) : E182-E190.|
|Werneke MW, Deutscher D, Hart DL, Stratford P, Ladin J, Weinberg J, Herbowy S, Resnik L McKenzie lumbar classification: inter-rater agreement by physical therapists with different levels of formal McKenzie postgraduate training.. Spine. 2014; 39 (3) : E182-90.|
|Deutscher, Daniel, Werneke, Mark W., Gottlieb, Ditza, Fritz, Julie M., Resnik, Linda Physical Therapists' Level of McKenzie Education, Functional Outcomes, and Utilization in Patients With Low Back Pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014; 44 (12) : 925-936.|
|Etter K, Borgia M, Resnik L Prescription and repair rates of prosthetic limbs in the VA healthcare system: implications for national prosthetic parity.. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. 2014; : 1-8.|
|Resnik, L., Borgia, M. Responsiveness of outcome measures for upper limb prosthetic rehabilitation. Prosthetics and orthotics international. 2014;|
|Resnik L, Borgia M, Latlief G, Sasson N, Smurr-Walters L Self-reported and performance-based outcomes using DEKA Arm.. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014; 51 (3) : 351-62.|
|Resnik L, Klinger SL, Korp K, Walters LS Training protocol for a powered shoulder prosthesis. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014; 51 (8) : vii-xvi.|
|Resnik L, Klinger SL, Etter K User and clinician perspectives on DEKA arm: results of VA study to optimize DEKA arm.. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014; 51 (1) : 27-38.|
|Resnik L, Borgia M User ratings of prosthetic usability and satisfaction in VA study to optimize DEKA arm.. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014; 51 (1) : 15-26.|
|Resnik, Linda, Borgia, Matthew Article 23 Rehabilitation of Lower Limb Amputees in the VA Acute Setting: Impact of Clinical Guidelines. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2013; 94 (10) : e11.|
|Resnik, L. Author Response. Physical Therapy. 2013; 93 (7) : 1004-1005.|
|Resnik L Author response.. Physical Therapy. 2013; 93 (7) : 1004-5.|
|Resnik L, Adams L, Borgia M, Delikat J, Disla R, Ebner C, Walters LS Development and evaluation of the activities measure for upper limb amputees.. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2013; 94 (3) : 488-494.e4.|
|Resnik L, Latlief G, Klinger SL, Sasson N, Walters LS Do users want to receive a DEKA Arm and why? Overall findings from the Veterans Affairs Study to optimize the DEKA Arm.. Prosthetics and orthotics international. 2013;|
|Phillips, S, Resnik, L, Latlief, G Endpoint Control for a Powered Shoulder Prosthesis. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. 2013; 25 (4)|
|Phillips, Sam L., Resnik, Linda, Fantini, Christopher, Latlief, Gail Endpoint Control for a Powered Shoulder Prosthesis. JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. 2013; 25 (4) : 193-200.|
|Resnik LJ, Borgia ML Factors associated with utilization of preoperative and postoperative rehabilitation services by patients with amputation in the VA system: an observational study.. Physical Therapy. 2013; 93 (9) : 1197-210.|
|Resnik L, Baxter K, Borgia M, Mathewson K Is the UNB test reliable and valid for use with adults with upper limb amputation?. Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists. 2013; 26 (4) : 353-9; quiz 359.|
|Resnik, L. Medicare Mandate for Claims-Based Functional Data Collection: An Opportunity to Advance Care, or a Regulatory Burden?. Physical Therapy. 2013; 93 (5) : 587-588.|
|Resnik L Research and data systems to promote equal access to postacute rehabilitation.. Israel journal of health policy research. 2013; 2 (1) : 28.|
|Jette, A., Stilphen, M., Ciolek, D., Resnik, L. Rothstein roundtable podcast--"Medicare mandate for claims-based functional data collection: an opportunity to advance care, or a regulatory burden?".. Physical Therapy. 2013; 93 (8) : 1020-1020.|
|Resnik L, Klinger SL, Etter K The DEKA Arm: Its features, functionality, and evolution during the Veterans Affairs Study to optimize the DEKA Arm.. Prosthetics and orthotics international. 2013;|
|Resnik L, Meucci MR, Lieberman-Klinger S, Fantini C, Kelty DL, Disla R, Sasson N Advanced upper limb prosthetic devices: implications for upper limb prosthetic rehabilitation.. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2012; 93 (4) : 710-7.|
|Resnik L, Tian F, Ni P, Jette A Computer-adaptive test to measure community reintegration of Veterans.. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012; 49 (4) : 557-66.|
|Resnik L, Bradford DW, Glynn SM, Jette AM, Johnson Hernandez C, Wills S Issues in defining and measuring veteran community reintegration: proceedings of the Working Group on Community Reintegration, VA Rehabilitation Outcomes Conference, Miami, Florida.. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012; 49 (1) : 87-100.|
|Resnik L, Reiber G Long-term disabilities associated with combat casualties: measuring disability and reintegration in combat veterans.. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2012; 20 Suppl 1 : S31-4.|
|Resnik, Linda, Borgia, Matthew Reliability and Validity of Outcome Measures for Upper Limb Amputation. JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. 2012; 24 (4) : 192-201.|
|Resnik, L, Borgia M Reliability and Validity of Outcome Measures for Upper Limb Amputation,. 2012; 24 (4) : 192-2012 .|
|Resnik L, Borgia M, Ni P, Pirraglia PA, Jette A Reliability, validity and administrative burden of the community reintegration of injured service members computer adaptive test (CRIS-CAT)".. BMC medical research methodology. 2012; 12 : 145.|
|Resnik L Development and testing of new upper-limb prosthetic devices: research designs for usability testing.. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011; 48 (6) : 697-706.|
|Duffy, P. A., Johnson, M., Pendergast, J., Resnik, L. Discussion Podcast--on "A Comparison of Health Care Use for Physician-Referred and Self-Referred Episodes of Outpatient Physical Therapy ". Physical Therapy. 2011; 92 (1) : 179-179.|
|Resnik L, Gray M, Borgia M Measurement of community reintegration in sample of severely wounded servicemembers.. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011; 48 (2) : 89-102.|
|Resnik L, Reiber G, Evans R, Steager P, Barnabe K New guidebook to facilitate VA/DoD collaboration in health care research.. Military medicine. 2011; 176 (10) : 1085-7.|
|Resnik L, Borgia M Reliability of outcome measures for people with lower-limb amputations: distinguishing true change from statistical error.. Physical Therapy. 2011; 91 (4) : 555-65.|
|Resnik, Linda J, Clark, Melissa A, Borgia, Matthew Telephone and face to face methods of assessment of veteran's community reintegration yield equivalent results.. BMC Med Res Methodol/BMC medical research methodology. 2011; 11 (1) : 98.|
|Resnik L, Etter K, Klinger SL, Kambe C Using virtual reality environment to facilitate training with advanced upper-limb prosthesis.. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011; 48 (6) : 707-18.|
|Resnik L, Gozalo P, Hart DL Weighted index explained more variance in physical function than an additively scored functional comorbidity scale.. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 2011; 64 (3) : 320-30.|
|Plow, M. A., Allen, S. M., Resnik, L. Correlates of Physical Activity Among Low-Income Older Adults. Journal of Applied Gerontology. 2010; 30 (5) : 629-642.|
|Resnik, L, Lieberman Klinger, S, Krauthamer V, Barnabe, K FDA Regulation of Prosthetic Research, Development and Testing . 2010; 22 (2) : 78-83.|
|Resnik L Research update: VA study to optimize DEKA arm.. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2010; 47 (3) : ix-x.|
|Resnik, Linda, Klinger, Shana Lieberman, Krauthamer, Victor, Barnabe, Kate U.S. Food and Drug Administration Regulation of Prosthetic Research, Development, and Testing. JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics. 2010; 22 (2) : 121-126.|
|Resnik, Linda, Plow, Matthew, Jette, Alan Development of CRIS: Measure of community reintegration of injured service members. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2009; 46 (4) : 469.|
|Resnik L, Plow M, Jette A Development of the CRIS: A Measure of Community Reintegration of Injured Services Members. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2009; 46 (4) : 469-480.|
|Plow MA, Resnik L, Allen SM Exploring physical activity behaviour of persons with multiple sclerosis: a qualitative pilot study.. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2009; 31 (20) : 1652-65.|
|Resnik L, Plow MA Measuring participation as defined by the international classification of functioning, disability and health: an evaluation of existing measures.. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2009; 90 (5) : 856-66.|
|Resnik L, Allen S, Isenstadt D, Wasserman M, Iezzoni L Perspectives on use of mobility aids in a diverse population of seniors: implications for intervention.. Disability and Health Journal. 2009; 2 (2) : 77-85.|
|Berg K, Finne-Soveri, H, Gray, L Harwood, JC, Henrard, J, Hirdes J, Ikegami N, Ljunggren, G, Morris, J Paquay, L Resnik L, Teare, G. Relationship between interRAI HC and the ICF: Opportunity for operationalizing the ICF,. BMC Health Services Research. 2009; 9 (1) : 47.|
|Resnik, L., Hart, D. L Author Response. Physical Therapy. 2008; 88 (9) : 1009-1011.|
|Resnik L, Liu D, Hart DL, Mor V Benchmarking Physical Therapy Clinic Performance: Statistical Methods to Enhance Internal Validity When Using Observational Data. 2008; 88 (9) : 1078-1087.|
|Resnik, L., Liu, D., Hart, D. L, Mor, V. Benchmarking physical therapy clinic performance: statistical methods to enhance internal validity when using observational data.. Physical Therapy. 2008; 88 (9) : 1078-1087.|
|Werneke MW, Hart DL, Resnik L, Stratford PW, Reyes A Centralization: prevalence and effect on treatment outcomes using a standardized operational definition and measurement method.. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2008; 38 (3) : 116-25.|
|Plow MA, Mathiowetz V, Resnik L Multiple sclerosis: impact of physical activity on psychosocial constructs.. Am J Hlth Behav. 2008; 32 (6) : 614-26.|
|Resnik, L., Liu, D., Mor, V., Hart, D. L Predictors of Physical Therapy Clinic Performance in the Treatment of Patients With Low Back Pain Syndromes. Physical Therapy. 2008; 88 (9) : 989-1004.|
|Resnik, L, Liu, D, Mor, V, Hart, DL, Predictors of Physical Therapy Clinic Performance in the Treatment of Patients with Low Back Pain Syndromes, Physical Therapy. 2008; 88 (9)|
|Resnik L Identifying clinically meaningful improvement in rehabilitation of lower-limb amputees.. Medicine and health, Rhode Island. 2007; 90 (1) : 15-7.|
|Resnik LJ, Allen SM Using International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health to understand challenges in community reintegration of injured veterans.. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2007; 44 (7) : 991-1006.|
Health Services Research: A Review of Domains Relevant to Rehabilitation, Health Policy Journal.
2006; 6 (2) : J1-9.
|Allen S, Resnik L, Roy J Promoting independence for wheelchair users: the role of home accommodations.. The Gerontologist. 2006; 46 (1) : 115-23.|
|Resnik L, Allen S Racial and ethnic differences in use of assistive devices for mobility: effect modification by age.. Journal of aging and health. 2006; 18 (1) : 106-24.|
|Resnik, Linda, Feng, Zhanlian, Hart, Dennis L. State regulation and the delivery of physical therapy services.. Health Serv Res. 2006; 41 (4 Pt 1) : 060720074824049-???.|
|Resnik L, Feng Z, State regulation and the delivery of physical therapy services. Health Services Research. 2006; 41 (4) : 1296-1316.|
|Lapane KL, Resnik L Weighing the relevant issues: obesity in nursing homes.. Journal of aging & social policy. 2006; 18 (2) : 1-9.|
|Resnik L, Lapane KL, Allen SM Obesity and receipt of personal care assistance for people with mobility impairments.. Obesity research. 2005; 13 (8) : 1307-10.|
|Lapane KL, Resnik L Obesity in nursing homes: an escalating problem.. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2005; 53 (8) : 1386-91.|
|Resnik, Linda, Dobrykowski, Ed Outcomes Measurement for Patients With Low Back Pain. Orthopaedic nursing / National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses. 2005; 24 (1) : 14???24.|
|Resnik L, Dobrykowski E Outcomes measurement for patients with low back pain.. Orthopaedic nursing / National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses. 2005; 24 (1) : 14-24.|
|Resnik, Linda, Hart, Dennis L. Influence of Advanced Orthopaedic Certification on Clinical Outcomes of Patients with Low Back Pain. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. 2004; 12 (1) : 32-43.|
|Resnik, L Hart, DL Influence of advanced orthopaedic certification on clinical outcomes of patients with low back pain. 2004; 12 (1) : 32-41.|
|Resnik L, Dobrzykowski E Guide to outcomes measurement for patients with low back pain syndromes.. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2003; 33 (6) : 307-16; discussion 317-8.|
|Resnik L Priorities for research.. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2003; 33 (7) : 418.|
|Resnik L, Jensen GM Using clinical outcomes to explore the theory of expert practice in physical therapy.. Physical Therapy. 2003; 83 (12) : 1090-106.|
|Resnik L, Hart DL Using clinical outcomes to identify expert physical therapists.. Physical Therapy. 2003; 83 (11) : 990-1002.|
|Resnik Mellion, L. Moran-Tovin, M Grounded Theory: A qualitative research methodology for physical therapy. 2002; 18 : 107-118.|
|Grounded Theory: A qualitative research methodology for physical therapy. 2002; 18 : 107-118.|
|Factors that impact functional levels of Hispanic elders: Implications for physical therapists. 2001; 24 (2) : 17-20.|
|Resnik Mellion, L Ladeira, C The herniated thoracic disc: A review of the literature. 2001; 9|
Assessment of community reintegration:
VA Study to Optimize the DEKA Arm:
Foundation for Physical Therapy
Multi-Institutional Center on Health Services Training and Research: CoHSTAR
The goals of the COE PT HS/PT are to train highly skilled, physical therapist health services/health policy researchers. To mentor young and established researchers in HSR methods and grantsmanship, and to support meritorious preliminary studies that lead to external funding and scholarship.
Seed Grant Program
A Pilot Study of Two Proxy Measures of Community Integration
The overall purpose of this PVAMC HSR&D seed grant is to obtain pilot data on reliability, comparability and validity of two proxy versions of the CRIS-CAT and CRIS item sets.
Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology
VA RR&D Center Seed Funds (Barredo)
Learning Related Neural Plasticity Induced by Prosthetic Training: A pilot study.
The purposes are to gather additional data on neural plasticity and cortical reorganization induced by prosthetic training utilizing foot controls.
VA RR&D A9264-S
Research Career Scientist Award
This award funds Dr. Resnik’s time and effort as a VA Research Career Scientist.
USAMRMC BAA (Dollar)
Principal Investigator (Brown)
Studying Upper-Limb Amputee Prosthesis Use to Inform Device Design
The proposed project centers on investigating the nature of upper limb prosthesis use in everyday tasks through both an in-home and lab-based study on upper-limb amputees and age- and gender matched normal subjects. By recording performance with an unobtrusive head-mounted camera and examining prosthesis/hand use, we expect to identify shortcomings in current terminal devices and implementations that will inform improvements to existing designs and inspire new classes of devices in the future.
VA RR&D (Newsome)
Impact of Meditation on Neuropsychiatric Correlates of MTBI and PTSD in Veterans
The overarching goal is to investigate the functional, psychological, and neural network recovery of Veterans with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) co-morbid with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) before and after eight weeks of Inner Resources for Veterans (IRV) meditation training delivered twice per week, comparing the results to those of a Treatment as Usual (TAU) control group.
VA RR&D A9226-R Home Study of an Advanced Upper Limb Prosthesis
The overall objective of the proposed study is to examine the feasibility, acceptance and benefits of home use of an advanced upper limb prosthetic device as well as the logistical support requirements utilized during 3 months of home usage.
VA A9226-R (Resnik) Consistent w/ VA A9226-R (VA APPT)
Home Study of an Advanced Upper Limb Prosthesis Project Modification
This funding supports additional funds to support Prosthetist Equipment and Supply Depot Activities and expand the aims of the home study. The new aim is to describe normative AROM during everyday tasks, and then describe movement patterns utilized by subjects using both their conventional prostheses and the DEKA Arm. Testing in the computer assisted rehabilitation environment (CAREN) system will be conducted to compare the performance of 6 non-disabled subjects with that of 3 unilateral upper limb amputee subjects using their current prosthesis, and then using the DEKA Arm to perform five basic functional activities of daily living.
VA HSR&D Aligning Resources to Care for Homeless Veterans (ARCH) (O'Toole)
The objectives of this grant is to study the best ways to organize and deliver primary care for homeless Veterans with four different adaptations of the PACT primary care model in a mixed methods study that includes multi-center, randomized-controlled trials of embedded peer-mentoring within different iterations of the PACT model, focus groups of study participants assessing satisfaction, treatment engagement and self-efficacy within the different care models, and a cost-utility analysis to determine the most cost-efficient approach to organizing care for this population. Specific Aims: 1) Determine optimal care approaches for reducing emergency department visits and acute hospitalizations, increasing patient satisfaction, and improving chronic disease management. 2) Add to our understanding of health seeking behavior and the care of vulnerable/high-risk Veteran populations as well as clinical systems design.
Building the Foundation for Clinical Practice of EMG Pattern Recognition for Prosthetic Arm Control
NIDRR H133G12065 (Huang-URI)
Principal Investigator subcontract to Brown University (Resnik)
The aims of this proposal are 1)to develop reliable and robust prosthesis control algorithms based on EMG pattern recognition scheme, 2) to embed, implement, and the prototype EMG PR-based prosthesis controller and calibration interface for multifunctional transradial prostheses and 3) to evaluate the developed prosthesis control based on EMG PR in Aim 2 in short-term laboratory tests and long-term use in daily living
Community Reintegration of Service Members Instrument- A pilot project to detect differences attributable to mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Levin) 1150791, VACO #B6812-C
This project will be conducted as part of the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center's Neurorehabilitation: Neurons to Networks Center of Excellence (N:N2N COE). We aim to study the relevance of the community reintegration instrument (CRIS) in OEF/OIF veterans with mTBI as defined through the extensive assessment conducted at the N:N2N Center.
VA RR&D A9227-P Interface Kinematics of Transhumeral Prosthetic Sockets using XROMM
The overall purpose of this pilot study is to conduct a head to head comparison of two candidate socket designs, the traditional transhumeral (TH) socket design and a socket designed to provide great skeletal stability. Our comparisons will include assessments of patient comfort and satisfaction with fit, as well as dynamic kinematic assessment using a novel high-speed, high-resolution, bi-plane videoradiography system (XROMM, for X-ray Reconstruction of Moving Morphology). Results will provide preliminary evidence to guide decisions regarding socket design for the VA's take home study of the DEKA Arm, and will provide valuable preliminary data to support a proposal for a larger study of prosthetic socket design.
DOD Peer-Reviewed Orthopaedic Research: Variable-Stiffness Knee Orthosis for Gait Assistance
W81XWH-11-2-0054 (Dollar- Yale University)
Principal Investigator: Subcontract to Brown University
The purpose of this study is to develop a variable stiffness knee orthosis and conduct pilot clinical evaluation in a sample of persons with spinal cord injury
VA HSR&D SDR 13-423 VA/DOD Guidebook for Healthcare Research
The purpose of this project is to fund dissemination activities of the VA/DoD Guidebook for Healthcare Research.
VA HSR&D REA-08-391 Supplement
The purpose of this supplement is to revise the VA/DoD Collaboration Guidebook for Healthcare Research.
VA RR&D A9226 Equipment Grant Home Study of an Advanced Upper Limb Prosthesis
The purpose of this equipment grant is to purchase DEKA Arms and replacement parts for the VA Home Study of an Advanced Upper Limb Prosthesis.
VA HSR&D QUERI 3620160 Measurement Group for the VA Amputation System of Care Registry/Repository
Co-Investigator (Reiber, Seattle VA)
The objectives of this group are to 1) Review the goals of and plans for the VA Amputee Registry/Repository; 2) build on prior reviews of literature and new research evidence, review potential core data elements and outcome measures for lower and upper limb amputees; 3) conduct an environmental scan of the VA to see what elements and measures are already collected; 4) Recommend a core set of data elements and measures to be included in the planned Registry/Repository; 5) be a resource for the VA Amputation System of Care.
VA RR&D A6780I VA Study to Optimize the DEKA Arm
The primary objectives of this iterative usability and optimization study were to: 1) determine the feasibility of the deployment of the DEKA arm by clinicians in the rehabilitation community; and 2) optimize the DEKA arm system to best suit VA patient needs. Specifically we aim to: 1) Evaluate the amputee's experience of using the DEKA arm; 2) Evaluate clinicians' experience of fitting, setting up and training subjects with the DEKA arm; 3) Evaluate improvements in the arm and it's software as it is optimized by DEKA throughout the study.
VA RR&D A6780I VA Study to Optimize the DEKA Arm- Equipment Grant
The purpose of this grant was to support acquisition of and technical support for Advanced Prosthetic Upper Limb Devices.
1 R42HD065688-01 Improving Outcome Measurement for Medical Rehabilitation Clinical Trials (Jette)
Subcontract to Ocean State Research Institute
The purposes of the pilot study titled, Refining the CRIS-CAT for Community Reintegration were to 1). Develop a prototype CRIS-CAT User Interface that incorporates a touch screen interface as well as audio-assisted computer interface (ACASI).; 2.) Conduct a formative evaluation to refine the features of the CRIS-CAT User Interface; and 3) evaluate test-retest reliability and calculate minimal detectable change (MDC) of the CRIS-CAT.
1 R42HD065688-01 Improving Outcome Measurement for Medical Rehabilitation Clinical Trials (Jette)
Subcontract to Brown University
Visiting Scientist The Boston CRO Network brings together nationally-recognized experts in key areas of outcome measurement from the following Boston-area institutions: Boston University (patient/clinician reported outcomes), Tufts University (performance-based outcome measures), and Harvard University/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (instrumented outcome measures). The Boston CRO Network provides opportunities for visiting rehabilitation researchers to work with outcome measurement experts engaged in the Network through a formal Visiting Scientist Program (VSP). The Network's VSP provides one scientist each year the opportunity for hands-on experience working on-site with investigators at one of the collaborating Boston CRO Network institutions.
VA RR&D A6780I VA Study to Optimize the DEKA Arm: Addendum
The objective of this grant was to expand the number of sites in the VA Study to Optimize the DEKA Arm by adding the Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical Center.
VA HSR&D DHI-07-144 A Computer Adaptive Test to Measure Community Reintegration
The Community Re-integration of Service Members (CRIS) measure was recently developed through formative research on OIF/OEF veterans, caregivers and clinical experts, and a comprehensive review of concepts and content of existing measures. The objectives of this study were to: 1) develop the CRIS into a computer adaptive test (the CRIS-CAT) that will facilitate efficient yet comprehensive collection of community re-integration data; 2) assess psychometric characteristics of the CRIS-CAT including concurrent, discriminant and predictive validity, and to 3) use the new measure to compare and contrast community re-integration outcomes in the 3 groups of veterans whose outcomes are expected to span the spectrum.
VA HSR&D DHI-07-144 A Computer Adaptive Test to Measure Community Reintegration: Project Modification Opportunity Grant
This grant funded modifications to the research objectives for DHI 144 to expand the size of the field study by 200 participants, and to add an additional aim to compare telephone and in-person administration of CRIS-CAT scales.
VA HSR&D Survey of the Organizational Structure of the Physical Therapy Service in VA (Sinnott) 10/09-9/30/10
The objective of this pilot project were to develop and pilot test a survey of VA Managers of Physical Therapy Services to determine key operational and organizational characteristics that have been hypothesized to have an impact on patient outcomes. The specific aims of this pilot project were to: 1) develop a survey instrument that is useful for administrative and research purposes, designed to identify administrative and operational characteristics hypothesized to influence quality and outcomes of care for patients treated by physical therapists; 2) gather pilot data from a sub sample of service managers and 3) revise and finalize the survey instrument.
DOD W81XWH-07-1-0689 PTSD in Limb Trauma and Recovery (Aaron PI)
Investigator: Identifying Clinically Meaningful Improvement in Rehabilitation of Lower-Limb Amputees
The purposes of this study were to 1) compare test-retest reliability for self-report and performance-based measures; 2) test a new scoring system for the PEQ, 3) determine if any measures should be omitted from future study due to prevalent floor or ceiling effects; and 4) assess the feasibility of using a composite score of physical performance as an external criterion of change.
VA RR&D A6780 VA Cooperative Study to Optimize a New Upper Limb Prosthesis: Phase II
The objectives of this study were to 1) obtain preliminary data to inform the design of a VA multisite study and 2) share findings with DEKA so that information can be used to optimize the arm, its software, and training materials. Research Design: The study employed a case series design using a mixed-methodology approach..
HSR&D SDR 07-327 Community Reintegration for OEF/OIF Veterans: Research Collaborations
The objectives of this study were to 1) develop a research agenda of mutual interest with researchers and clinicians from the Brooke Army Medical Center; 2) continue psychometric testing of the paper-and-pencil version of the Community Reintegration of Service Members (CRIS), a new veteran-centric measure of community reintegration specific to veterans, in preparation for development of a computer adaptive test; 3) test the responsiveness of the CRIS measure in a sample of 50 patients from Brooke Army Medical Center; and 4) explore issues in adjustment to community living following deployment for female veterans.
Department of Veterans Affairs A3772C (Aaron) RR&D Center of Excellence for Tissue Engineering (TECOE)
Investigator, Clinical and Translation Core
The focus of our research program was the restoration of function after limb loss through sophisticated and advanced techniques of tissue engineering, neurotechnology, and robotics. There were five research programs that focus on improving the function of amputees by advancing the concept of the biohybrid limb, translating developments in basic science to the clinic, and evaluating the efficacy of those developments: Program 1 Tissue Engineered Solutions for Traumatic Limb Loss; Program 2 Improving the Soft Tissue Seal Around and Osseointegration Device; Program 3 Broadband Microelectric Interfaces: Advance Technology, Human Performance Augmentation and Robotic Control; Program 4 Lower Extremity Protheses with Muscle-Like Actuation, Distributed Sensing, and Biomimetic Control; and Program 5 Application of Advanced Surgical Techniques and Translational Opportunities.
NICHD R03 HD053780-01A1 Refining Models for Risk Adjustment in Outpatient Rehabilitation
The Functional Comorbidity Index (FCI) developed to predict functional status (FS) was recently added to the Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO) outpatient rehabilitation database. The FCI was developed using cross-sectional data, and we do not know if observed relationships will persist in longitudinal analysis. The objectives of this study were to: 1) examine the association between the FCI and functional status (FS) at intake and discharge; 2) examine the impact of FCI on discharge FS when added to comprehensive predictive models of FS; and 3) examine the impact of FCI on the number of visits utilized, when added to comprehensive predictive models.
VA RR&D A6780I VA Cooperative Study to Optimize a New Upper Limb Prosthesis: Phase I
The DEKA Research and Development Corporation developed an advanced prosthetic arm under contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The overall objective of this planning grant was to work with VA Cooperative Studies to finalize the proposal and protocol for a VA multisite clinical trial.
VA HSR TREP (Friedmann) Program to Integrate Psychosocial and Health Services in Chronic Disease and Disability
The goal of this HSR&D TREP proposal was to create a core program of investigators to facilitate career development and initiate HSR&D research projects at the Providence VA Medical Center (PVAMC), an affiliate of Brown Medical School. The initial pilot projects were designed to build health services research (HSR) infrastructure in primary care firms/community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC)s and the rehabilitation program affiliated with PVAMC (and eventually VISN-wide), and to bring together multidisciplinary faculty at Brown and PVAMC to mentor three promising junior investigators. Paul Pirraglia, MD, MPH, Wen-Chih (Hank) Wu, MD, and Linda Resnik, PhD, PT, OCS.
R03 NIA AG025094-01 Culture and Mobility.
The purpose of this study was to explore the influence of culture on attitudes and social norms regarding aging, mobility impairments and use of assistive devices for mobility
NICHD 1 RO3 HD051475-01 Profiling providers of outpatient physical therapy
The purposes of this study were to 1) profile physical therapy clinics by quality of care for patients with
lumbar spine syndromes; 2) quantify the relationship between staffing and caseload characteristics and the
quality profile that we develop; and 3) quantify the relationship between clinic quality profile and service
RI Foundation, 20052665 Community Reintegration of Injured Soldiers
The purposes were: to identify important aspects of community reintegration of injured service members and to develop and evaluate a new measure of community reintegration.
USDI 35196 Pathways to Recovery Pilot Projects (Wetle)
Investigator, Physical Rehabilitation and Community Services Needs for Soldiers and their Families
The purpose of this study was to identify the unmet service needs of soldiers returning from
|2002||PhD||Nova Southeastern University|
|Correia, Stephen||Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior|
|Crisco, Joseph||Henry F. Lippitt Professor of Orthopedics, Professor of Engineering (Research)|
|Gozalo, Pedro||Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice (Research)|
|Mor, Vincent||Florence Pirce Grant University Professor, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice|
|Sanes, Jerome||Professor of Neuroscience, Director of MRI Facility|
American Physical Therapy Association
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
Member, US International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics