Research Roundup: Recent Publications By CHPS Faculty Fall 2021

Written By: David Janosik | January 25, 2022

Recent Publications.

Our faculty pursue big ideas and share what they learn by publishing their research to advance scientific discovery. As part of an institution designated as “very high” research activity by the Carnegie Foundation, our published research exemplifies our goal to make a collective impact.

Here are the most recent peer-reviewed publications by UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences faculty, staff and students from August 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021.

* Undergraduate student
** Graduate student

School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Bislick, L., Dietz, A., Duncan, S., . . . Van Allen, S. (2021). Finding “zen” in Aphasia: The Role of Yoga in the Post-Stroke Journey of two survivors. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 1-15.

Belsky, M.A., Shelly, S., Rothenberger, S.D., Ziegler, A., Hoffman, B., Hapner, E.R., Gartner-Schmidt, J.L., & Gillespie, A.I. (2021).  Phonation resistance training exercises (PhoRTE) with and without expiratory muscle strength training (EMST) for patients with presbyphonia: A noninferiority randomized clinical trial. Journal of Voice, 16 (21). DOI: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2021.02.015

Ilegbusi, O., Kuruppumullage, N., & Hoffman, B. (2021) Dynamics of cough and particulate behavior in the human airway. Mathematical and Computer Modelling of Dynamical Systems, 27:1, 22-245. DOI:

Sapienza, C., & Hoffman, B. (2020). Voice Disorders 4th Edition. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

Sapienza, C., & Hoffman, B. (2020). Respiratory Muscle Strength Training: Theory and Practice. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.

van Sluis, K.E., Kornman, A.F., Groen, W.G., van den Brekel, M.W.M., van der Molen, L., Hoffman-Ruddy, B., & Stuiver. M.M. (2020). Expiratory muscle strength training in patients after total laryngectomy: A feasibility pilot study. Annals of Otology Rhinolology and Laryngology. 129(12):1186-1194. DOI: 10.1177/0003489420931889

Kent-Walsh, J., & Binger, C. (2021). 20Q: Pediatric augmentative and alternative communication service-delivery: Key considerations., Article 20489. Available from 20Q: Pediatric Augmentative and Alternative Communication Jennifer Kent-Walsh Cathy Binger 20Q with Ann Kummer AAC – Technology School Intervention and Collaboration in Schools 204… (

Binger, C., Douglas, N., & Kent-Walsh, J. (2021). Planning for implementation science in clinical practice research: An augmentative and alternative communication example. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 1-15. DOI:10.1044/2021_AJSLP-21-00085

Timpe, E., Kent-Walsh, J., Binger, C., Hahs-Vaughn, D., Harrington, N., & Schwartz, J. (2021). Using the ImPAACT program with preschoolers with Down syndrome: A hybrid service-delivery model. Augmentative and Alternative Communication. 37(2):113-128.

Lof, G.L. & Johnson, A. (2021). National Speech-Language Pathology Examination Review and Study Guide (2nd Ed.). Evanston, IL: Therapy Ed.

Boo, C., Alpers-Leon,N., McIntyre, N., Mundy, P., & Naigles, L. (2021).Conversation during a virtual reality task reveals new structural language profiles of children with ASD, ADHD, and comorbid symptoms of both. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Henry, A., Solari, E., & McIntyre, N. (2021). Preliminary effects of a pilot listening comprehension intervention on the narrative abilities of children with ASD. Journal of Research in Special Education Needs

Ehren, B. J., Rosa-Lugo, L.I., & D.P. Hagan, A., (October/December, 2021). In this together: Monolingual and bilingual educators facilitating  vocabulary learning with English Learners, Topics in Language Disorders, 41 (4), 333-346.

Guiberson, M., & Rosa-Lugo, L.I., (October/December, 2021). Issue Editor Foreword: Directions in addressing the language and literacy needs of children across the bilingual continuum. Topics in Language Disorders, 41 (4), 292-293.

Peker, H., & Rosa-Lugo, L.I., (October/December, 2021). Speech–language pathology graduate students’ questioning strategies for English Learners in a simulation environment, Topics in Language Disorders, 41 (4), 347-366 doi: 10.1097/TLD.0000000000000264.

Fleury, V.P., & Towson, J.A. (2021). Early lessons learned in designing and adaptive shared reading intervention for preschoolers with autism. Exceptional Children, 88(1), 45-64.

Towson, J.A., Akemoglu, Y., Watkins, L., & Zeng, S.T. (2021). Shared interactive book reading interventions for young children with disabilities: A systematic review. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1-16.   

Brundage, S., Bernstein Ratner, N., Boyle, M., Eggers, K., Everard, R., Franken, M.C., Kefalianos, E., Marcotte, A., Millard, S., Packman, A., Vanryckeghem, M., & Yaruss, S. (2021). Consensus guidelines for the assessments of individuals who stutter across the lifespan. American Journal of Speech-Language PathologyDOI: 10.1044/2021_AJSLP-21-00107

Chowkalli Veerabhadrappa, R., Krishnakumar, J., Vanryckeghem, M., & Maruthy, S. (2021). Communication attitude of Kannada-speaking adults who do and do not stutter. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 70. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfludis.2021.105866

Chowkalli Veerabhadrappa, R., Vanryckeghem, M., & Santosh, M. (2021). The Speech Situation Checklist-Emotional Reaction: Normative and comparative study of Kannada speaking CWS and CWNS. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. DOI: 10.1080/17549507.2020.1862301.

Jansson-Verkasalo, E., Lindblad, S., Vastamäki, E.**, Eggers, K., & Vanryckeghem, M. (2021). Normative and psychometric evaluation of the Finnish versions of the KiddyCAT and BigCAT Questionnaires [KiddyCAT – ja BigCAT – Itsearviointi-Lomakkeiden Suomennosten Normatiiviset Ja Psykometriset Ominaisuudet]. Puhe ja Kieli [Speech and Language]41:3, 189–206.

Lowe, R., Jelčić Jakšić, S., Onslow, M., Brian, S., Vanryckeghem, M., Millard, S. Kelman, E., Block, S, Franken, M.C., Van Eerdenbrugh, S. Menzies, R., Shenker, R., Byrd, C., Bosshardt, H.G., del Gado, F., & Lim, V. (2021). Contemporary issues with stuttering: The Fourth Croatia Stuttering Symposium. Journal of Fluency Disorders. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfludis.2021.105844.1

Vanryckeghem, M. (2021). Assessment of ABC components related to stuttering: How the puzzle pieces lead to differential diagnosis and steer treatment objectives and targets. [Ocena afektywnych, behawioralnych i kognitywnych aspektów jąkania – jak złożenie tych elementów układanki prowadzi do diagnozy różnicowej i wyznacza cele terapii]. In K.Węsierska & H. Sønsterud (Eds.) Dialogue without barriers: Comprehensive intervention in stuttering. Extended Edition [Dialog bez barier – kompleksowa interwencja logopedyczna w jąkaniu. Wydanie polskie rozszerzone]. Agere Aude Foundation for Knowledge and Social Dialogue, Poland. ISBN 978-83-951069-2-7.

Vanryckeghem, M., & Brutten, G. (2021). KiddyCAT: Communication Attitude Test for Preschoolers who Stutter. ProLog, Therapy and Learning Resources, Köln, Germany. ISBN 978-3-95677-108-8.

Vanryckeghem, M., & Brutten, G. (2021). KiddyCAT: Communication Attitude Test for Preschoolers who Stutter. Detay Anatolia Akademik, Ankara, Turkey. ISBN: 978-605-254-465-5.

Vanryckeghem, M. (2021). Down Syndrome dysfluency database. Doi:10.21415/HN2J-6N61

Miller, A.N., Bharathan, A., Duvuuri, Navas, V., Lucerno, L., Zraick, R.I., Atmakuri, S., Schmidt-Owens, M., Deichen, M., Owens, T., & Thrash, K. (2021). Use of seven types of medical jargon by male and female primary care providers at a university health center. Patient Education and Counseling.

Miller, A.N., Zraick, R.I., Atmakuri, S., Luceno, L., Navas, V., Schmidt-Owens, M., Deichen, M., Ayers, T., & Thrash, K. (2021). Characteristics of teach-back as practiced in a university health center, and its association with patient understanding, self-efficacy, and satisfaction. Patient Education and Counseling.

Slavych, B., Zraick, R.I., & Rulemon, A. (2021). Voice-related patient-reported outcome measures for use with adults. Journal of Voice

Department of Health Sciences

Al Banna MH, Disu TR, Kundu S, Ahinkorah BO, Brazendale K, Seidu AA, Okyere J, Rahman N, Mondal S, Matubber B, Khan MSI. Factors associated with food safety knowledge and practices among meat handlers in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study. Environ Health Prev Med. 2021 Aug 28; 26(1):84. doi: : PMID: 34454422; PMCID: PMC8403395.

Al Banna MH, Kundu S, Brazendale K, Ahinkorah BO, Disu TR, Seidu AA, … Khan MSI. (2022). Knowledge and awareness about food safety, foodborne diseases, and microbial hazards: A cross-sectional study among Bangladeshi consumers of street-vended foods. Food Control, 134, 108718. doi

Brazendale K & Leon AM. The impact of structured versus less-structured days on weight-related behaviors in rural children. J Soc Serv Res. 2021. 1-12. doi:

Kundu S, Al Banna MH, Sayeed A, Begum MR, Brazendale K, Hasan MT, Habiba SJ, Abid MT, Khan MA, Chowdhury S, Kormoker T, Proshad R, Khan MSI. Knowledge, attitudes, and preventive practices toward the COVID-19 pandemic: an online survey among Bangladeshi residents. Z Gesundh Wiss. 2021 Aug; 14:1-15. doi: Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34414065; PMCID: PMC8363488.

Lane TS, Sonderegger DL, Holeva-Eklund WM, Brazendale K, Behrens TK, Howdeshell H, Walka S, Cook J, de Heer HD. Author Response to: “Seasonal variability in weight gain among children: A closer examination of the interaction effects”. Am J Prev Med. 2021 Oct 14; S0749-3797(21)00441-4. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2021.08.006. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34657770.

Weaver RG, Tassitano RM, Tenório MCM, Brazendale K, Beets MW. Temporal trends in children’s school day moderate to vigorous physical activity: A systematic review and meta-regression analysis. J Phys Act Health. 2021 Oct 9; 18(11):1446-1467. doi: PMID: 34627126; PMCID: PMC8669348.

Garcia JM, Cathey B**, Shurack R*, Brazendale K, Leahy N**, Lee E, Lawrence S. Evaluation of a nutrition education and culinary program for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2021 Nov; 53(11):987-990. Epub 2021 Aug 12. PMID: 34393066. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneb.2021.06.003

Katz JG**, Garcia JM. The role of psychosocial factors in the decision to enroll in physical education courses at the state college level. J Am Coll Health. 2021 Jul 22:1-8. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2021.1953031. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34293270.

Shurack RH*, Garcia JMBrazendale KLee E. Brief Report: Feasibility and Acceptability of a Remote-Based Nutrition Education Program for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A COVID-19 Pilot Study. J Autism Dev Disord. 2021 Oct 5:1–7. doi: 10.1007/s10803-021-05301-4. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34611836; PMCID: PMC8491746.

Wong E, Molina-Cruz R, Rose C, Bailey L, Kauwell GPA, Rosenthal J. Prevalence and Disparities in Folate and Vitamin B12 Deficiency Among Preschool Children in Guatemala. Matern Child Health J. 2021 Oct 12. ahead of print. PMID: 34637065.

Charles E*, Lee E. Adherence to low-carbohydrate diet and hemoglobin A1c among adults with diabetes: A population-based cross-sectional study. Acta Scientific Nutr Health. 2021 Aug; 5(8): 44-54.

Blackwell CW, López Castillo H. COVID-19 vaccination in adults living with HIV. J Amer Assoc Nurse Pract. Advanced online publication. 2021 Oct; doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000674.

Blackwell CW, López Castillo H. Human immunodeficiency virus pre-exposure prophylaxis: Use of emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide. J Nurse Pract. 2021 Jun; 17(6):673-676. doi: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2021.01.002.

Barnhart T**, Rovito MJ, Maresca M*, Rovito KE. Marginalized males, disparate COVID-19 outcomes, and practical paths towards health equity. Am J Men’s Health. 2021 Oct; 15(5), 1-5. doi: 10.1177/15579883211050523; PMCID: PMC8504231.

School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy

Mantel, A.**, Zuluaga, E.**, Keough, J.**, Suarez, L.* & Dawson, N. (online, ahead of print). Group differences in fall risk assessment between non-fallers, single fallers, and recurrent fallers in community-dwelling older adults. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, accepted November 1, 2021.

Athayde MS, Kons RL, Fukuda DH, Detanico D. Body Size Measurements and Physical Performance of Youth Female Judo Athletes with Differing Menarcheal Status. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021 Jan;18(23):12829.

Drid P, Franchini E, Lopes-Silva JP, Fukuda DHWells AJ, Lakicevic N, Bianco A, Paoli A, Milovancev A, Roklicer R, Trivic T. Health Implications of Judo Training. Sustainability. 2021 Oct. 13(20): 1804.

Kawama R, Okudaira M, Fukuda DH, Maemura H, Tanigawa S. Effect of Knee Joint Angle on Regional Hamstrings Activation During Isometric Knee Flexion Exercise. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2021 Aug. 30(6): 905-910.

Lopes-Silva JP, Richardson D, Fukuda DH, Franchini E. Is there an optimal interval for medal winning performance in World Para Powerlifting competition?. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2021 Dec 3. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001935

Morales J, Fukuda DH, Garcia V, Pierantozzi E, Curto C, Martínez-Ferrer JO, Gómez AM, Carballeira E, Guerra-Balic M. Behavioural Improvements in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder after Participation in an Adapted Judo Programme Followed by Deleterious Effects during the COVID-19 Lockdown. International journal of environmental research and public health. 2021 Jan;18(16):8515.

Jenkins ND, Miramonti AA, Hill EC, Smith CM, Cochrane-Snyman KC, Housh TJ, Cramer JT. Mechanomyographic amplitude is sensitive to load-dependent neuromuscular adaptations in response to resistance training. Journal of strength and conditioning research. 2021 Nov 1;35(11):3265-9. DOI: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003276

Smith CM, Housh TJ, Anders JP, Keller JL, Hill EC, Johnson GO, Schmidt RJ. Effects of 4-weeks of elastic variable resistance training on the electrochemical and mechanical components of voluntary electromechanical delay durations. European journal of applied physiology. 2021 Dec;121(12):3313-21.

Kolber, M.J., Purita, J., Fabio Santos Duarte Lana, J., Salamh, P.A., Hanney, W.J. (2021). The effects of combined bone marrow aspirate, lipoaspirate, and platelet rich plasma injections on pain, function, and global change amongst individuals with severe knee osteoarthritis.  Biologic Orthopedic Journal.  Oct; 3(1):e29-e39.

Rodriguez**, J., Hanney, W.J., Kolber, M.J., Cheatham, S. (2021). The utility of back-off sets when compared to training programs with equated volume.  Strength and Conditioning Journal.  Oct; 43(5):65 76.

Rush JL, Sherman DA, Bazett-Jones DM, Ingersoll CD, Norte GE. Understanding Athletic Trainers’ Knowledge, Intervention, and Barriers Toward Arthrogenic Muscle Inhibition. J Sport Rehabil. 2021 Dec 1:1-9. DOI: 10.1123/jsr.2021-0162

Cruz JP, Vriner M, Mangum LC, Slater L. Longitudinal Changes in Athletic Performance in Competitive Figure Skaters. Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise. 3, 332–339 (2021).

**Devorski L, Bazett-Jones D, Mangum LC, Glaviano NR. Muscle Activation in the Shoulder Girdle and Lumbopelvic-Hip Complex During Common Therapeutic Exercises. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2021;1(aop):1-7. doi:10.1123/jsr.2020-0485

Pabian PNeely L.  The Legal Foundation of Student Dismissal in Professional Education Programs. Journal of Allied Health. 2021; 50(4): 321-327.

Redd, M. J., **Starling-Smith, T. M.,** Herring, C. H., Stock, M. S., Wells, A. J., Stout, J. R., & Fukuda, D. H. (2021). Tensiomyographic Responses to Warm-Up Protocols in Collegiate Male Soccer Athletes. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology, 6(4), 80.

Carr JC, Gerstner GR, Voskuil CC, Harden JE, Dunnick D, Badillo KM, Pagan JI, Harmon KK, Girts RM, Beausejour JP, Stock MS. The Influence of Sonographer Experience on Skeletal Muscle Image Acquisition and Analysis. J Funct Morphol Kinesiol. 2021 Oct 29;6(4):91. DOI: 10.3390/jfmk6040091

Handlery R, Shover E, Chhoun T, Durant L, Handlery K, Harrington SE, Stock MS, Fritz SL. We Don’t Know our Own Strength: A Survey of Strength Training Attitudes, Behaviors and Knowledge in Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Students. Phys Ther. 2021 Aug 27:pzab204. DOI: 10.1093/ptj/pzab204.

Bonilla DA, Moreno Y, Rawson ES, Forero DA, Stout JR, Kerksick CM, Roberts MD, Kreider RB. A Convergent Functional Genomics Analysis to Identify Biological Regulators Mediating Effects of Creatine Supplementation. Nutrients. 2021 Aug;13(8):2521.

Grgic J, Pedisic Z, Saunders B, Artioli GG, Schoenfeld BJ, McKenna MJ, Bishop DJ, Kreider RB, Stout JR, Kalman DS, Arent SM. International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand: sodium bicarbonate and exercise performance. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2021 Dec;18(1):1-37.

Starling-Smith TM**, Boffey D**, La Monica MB, Stout JR, and Fukuda DH. Accumulated Oxygen Deficit During Arm Cranking in Hypoxia: A Bayesian Perspective And Methodological Considerations. International Journal of Exercise Science. 2021 Aug. 14(3): 1090-1098.

Wells AJ, Johnson BA. Test–Retest Reliability, Training, and Detraining Effects Associated With the Dynavision D2™ Mode A Visuomotor Reaction Time Test. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 2021 Aug 26;1(aop):1-9.

School of Social Work

Anderson, K. M., & Carroll, M. K. (2021). Childhood protective strategies for adult daughters of
abused women raised in rural areas. Child & Family Social
Work, 1–9.

Anderson, K. M., **Haynes, J. D., **Ilesanmi, I., & Conner, N. E. (2021). Teacher Professional Development on Trauma-Informed Care: Tapping into Students’ Inner Emotional Worlds. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk (JESPAR), 1–21.

Anderson, K. M., & Santis, E. (2021) Public and intimate lives from the perspectives of adult daughters of abused women. Journal of Sociology and Social Work, 9(1), 1-10. 

Backes, B., Wasim, A., Busch-Armendariz, N., **LaMotte, J., & Wood, L. (2021). Prosecutorial Use of Victim Video Statements in Domestic Violence Cases. Crime & Delinquency, 001112872110475.

Wood, L., McGiffert, M., Wasim, A., Hairston, D., Baumler, E., Backes, B., & Faulkner, M. (2021). Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: Understanding the Community Service Response and Needs in Texas. Galveston, TX. University of Texas Medical Branch, Center for Violence Prevention.

Beltran, S. J. (2021). Latino Families’ Decisions to Accept Hospice Care. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®, 104990912110423.

Beltran, S. J., **Luigi, P., Kusmaul, N., & Leon, M. (2021). Rising above the flood: A systematic review of gerontological social work in disaster preparedness and response. Journal of Gerontological Social Work.

Van Houtven, C., Miller, K., Gorges, R., Campbell, H., Dawson, W., McHugh, J., McGarry, B., Gilmartin, R., Boucher, N., Kaufman, B., Chisholm, L., Beltran, S., Fashaw, S., Wang, X., Reneau, O., Chun, A., Jacobs, J., Abrahamson, K., Unroe, K., Bishop, C., Arling, G., Kelly, S., Werner, R.M., Konetzka, R.T. and Norton, E.C., 2021. State Policy Responses to COVID-19 in Nursing Homes. Journal of Long-Term Care, (2021), pp.264–282. DOI:

Elligson, R. L., Jr, Childs, K. K., & Gryglewicz, K. (2021). Youth Mental Health First Aid: Examining the Influence of Pre-Existing Attitudes and Knowledge on Training Effectiveness. The journal of primary prevention, 42(6), 549–565.

Lawrence, S., Chapple, R., & Manning, L. (2021). Psychosocial Pathology and Social Work Practice. Cognella, Incorporated.

Ganson, K. T., O’Connor, J., Nagata, J. M., & Lipson, S. K. (2021). Association between psychological flexibility and physical violence perpetration in college student populations: results from the national Healthy Minds Study. Journal of American College Health, 1–5.

Stewart, C., Whitworth, J., & Lawrence, S. A. (2021). The relationship of spirituality and empathy to attitudes towards addiction. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 1–20.

Sualp, K., Ergüney Okumus, F. E., & Molina, O. (2021). Group work training for mental health professionals working with Syrian refugee children in Turkey: a needs assessment study. Social Work with Groups, 1–17.

Wang, X., Simons, K., Gammonley, D., Roberts, A. R., & Bern-Klug, M. (2021). Social Service Directors’ Roles and Self-Efficacy in Suicide Risk Management in US Nursing Homes. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 1–20.

Wang, X., **Wilson, C., & **Holmes, K. (2021). Role of Nursing Home Quality on COVID-19 Cases and Deaths: Evidence from Florida Nursing Homes. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 1–17.

Carbajal, J., Ponder, W. N., Whitworth, J., Schuman, D. L., & Galusha, J. M. (2021). The impact of COVID-19 on first responders’ resilience and attachment. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 1–17.

Yalim, A.C. (2021). Mental health and psychosocial support services for immigrants. In Gencer T. E. & Guzel, B. (Eds). Migration and working with immigrants (pp. 221-236). Nobel Academic Publishing (in Turkish).

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