OUTCOMES OF A PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM INVOLVING PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT STUDENTS AND OLDER ADULTS ...
OBJECTIVES<br />Service Learning Overview<br />Health and Wellness Trends<br />Literature Gaps<br />Purpose<br />Keep Step...
SERVICE LEARNING<br />Participation of students<br />Activities address human and community needs <br />Involved community...
Symbiotic relationship between the service and the learningJacoby (1996)<br />
COLLABORATION<br />Community needs often exist in the area of health and wellness<br />Academic institutions have availabl...
REFLECTION REQUIRED….Bringle (2003)<br />
RECIPROCITY:ALL Participants are teachers and  learners!!!<br />
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXPECTATIONS <br />8<br />Reynolds (2006)<br />
SERVICE LEARNING IN PHYSICAL THERAPY EDUCATION<br />50% US Physical therapist education programs              Village (200...
Program of study:<br />Service provided:<br />Pharmacy Sauer (2006)<br />Nursing  Reising (2006)<br />Exercise Science  Wi...
SERVICE LEARNING COMMON THREADS<br />Improved student learning<br />Baccalaureate or graduate level students<br />Travel t...
TREND TOWARD A GRAYING AMERICA<br />Fastest growing age group<br />Experience physiological changes<br />Chronic condition...
TREND TOWARD PHYSICAL INACTIVITY <br />Surgeon General Report<br />Healthy People 2010 Objectives<br />Health People 2020 ...
COMMUNITY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY  PROGRAM TRENDS<br />Offered at different facilities<br />Successful at bringing in older adul...
78% increase in PHYSICAL ACTIVITY programs offered TO OLDER ADULTS to meet the population demand!!!   <br />Hughes (2005) ...
IS IT POSSIBLE TO MEET THE NEED WITH SERVICE LEARNING??<br />
GAPS IN THE LITERAURE<br />1.  Service provided by students enrolled in two-year degree programs<br />2.  Service provided...
PURPOSES<br />1.  Describe the Keep Stepping Program<br />2.  Students’ perceptions of service learning, community involve...
KEEP STEPPING PROGRAM <br />
KEEP STEPPING PROGRAM <br />Partnership<br />Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC)<br />Aging and Disability Resour...
KEEP STEPPING PROGRAM <br />Meets for 1 hour, twice a week,  for 8 weeks<br />Hosted on campus in the PTA lab<br />Older a...
KEEP STEPPING PROGRAM<br />Educational components<br />Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)<b...
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES<br />Develop and organize  <br />Senior Fitness Test data collection <br />Partner with older adu...
EXPECTED STUDENT OUTCOMES <br />Greater appreciation for the healthy older adult<br />Enhanced clinical skills<br />Data c...
METHODOLOGY<br />Five-point ordinal (Likert) survey   Brosky, Gelson (2006)<br />Student Survey Items<br />Service Learnin...
STUDENT SURVEY RESULTS: SERVICE LEARNING (N=29)<br />93%<br />76%<br />75%<br />90%<br />61%<br />
STUDENT SURVEY RESULTS: COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT (N=29)<br />93%<br />88%<br />86%<br />100%<br />82%<br />83%<br /><ul><li>P...
*Scoring reversed for survey question presented negatively</li></li></ul><li>STUDENT SURVEY RESULTS: FUTURE APPLICATION (N...
*Scoring reversed for survey question presented negatively</li></li></ul><li>STUDENT INVOLVEMENT<br />
COMMON THEMES FROM STUDENT REFLECTIONS<br />
STUDENTS’ IMPRESSIONS OF PARTICIPANTS<br />Clients  seemed to have fun<br />Thrilled with the progress made<br />Possible ...
STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF PTA RESPONSIBILTIES<br />
STUDENT SELF REFLECTION<br />
STUDENT SELF REFLECTION<br />I felt very inadequate to be guiding someone else, however, by feeling inadequate, I think it...
ASSIGNMENTS<br />ASSESSMENT<br />Better than a class lecture<br />Felt like a lot of work, but I am looking forward to nex...
PARTICIPANT SURVEY RESULTS:  PROGRAM EVALUATION (N=22)<br />100%<br />100%<br />100%<br />100%<br />90%<br /><ul><li>Perce...
PARTICIPANT EVALUATION OF PROGRAM <br />
PARTICIPANT’S PERCEIVED BENEFIT<br />
PROGRAM FINDINGS<br />Benefit to community<br />Well worth the work<br />Continue <br />Value real-life learning <br />App...
PTA STUDENTS<br /> LITERATURE FINDINGS<br />Skill application & development<br />Improve documentation<br />Increase confi...
FINDINGS<br />Service Learning in a PTA Program<br />Student perceptions consistent with  baccalaureate and graduate stude...
FINDINGS<br />Individualized Programming<br />100% reported students were an asset to their participation<br />100% report...
FUTURE STUDIES<br />Objective performance of participant fitness levels pre- and post-program <br />Assess student feedbac...
CONCLUSIONS<br />Vital component of the PTA Program<br />Valued by the PTA students    <br />Valued by the older adults <b...
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS<br />Dr. Julie Gahimer<br />Dr. Elizabeth Domholdt<br />Dr. Martha Hinman<br />ADRC of Brown County <br /...
Outcomes Of A Physical Activity Service Learning Program Involving Pta Students And Older Adults In A Technical College Se...
Outcomes Of A Physical Activity Service Learning Program Involving Pta Students And Older Adults In A Technical College Se...
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Outcomes Of A Physical Activity Service Learning Program Involving Pta Students And Older Adults In A Technical College Setting

  1. 1. OUTCOMES OF A PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM INVOLVING PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT STUDENTS AND OLDER ADULTS IN A TECHNICAL COLLEGE SETTINGBy: Julie Siefert PT, MHSNortheast Wisconsin Technical CollegePhysical Therapist Assistant Program<br />
  2. 2. OBJECTIVES<br />Service Learning Overview<br />Health and Wellness Trends<br />Literature Gaps<br />Purpose<br />Keep Stepping Program<br />Methodology <br />Results<br />Findings<br />Concluding Remarks<br />
  3. 3. SERVICE LEARNING<br />Participation of students<br />Activities address human and community needs <br />Involved community partner<br />Reflection and Reciprocity key components<br />Experiential education<br />Designed to promote student learning and development <br />
  4. 4. Symbiotic relationship between the service and the learningJacoby (1996)<br />
  5. 5. COLLABORATION<br />Community needs often exist in the area of health and wellness<br />Academic institutions have available resources as well as a desire to serve and enhance their community<br />Coordinated partnership to address specific needs <br />
  6. 6. REFLECTION REQUIRED….Bringle (2003)<br />
  7. 7. RECIPROCITY:ALL Participants are teachers and learners!!!<br />
  8. 8. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXPECTATIONS <br />8<br />Reynolds (2006)<br />
  9. 9. SERVICE LEARNING IN PHYSICAL THERAPY EDUCATION<br />50% US Physical therapist education programs Village (2004)<br />30% US Physical therapist assistant education programs<br />85% of programs considered a program requirement<br /><ul><li>Effective qualities: Village (2006)</li></ul>Institutional commitment<br />Collaboration<br />Meaningful service<br />Reflection <br />
  10. 10. Program of study:<br />Service provided:<br />Pharmacy Sauer (2006)<br />Nursing Reising (2006)<br />Exercise Science Williams (2001)<br />OT Haber (1997)<br />PT Romani, Brown (2007)<br />Medication reviews<br />Blood pressure checks<br />Balance and mobility training <br />Group exercises<br />Health education presentations and screens<br />HEALTH & WELLNESS SERVICE LEARNING<br />
  11. 11. SERVICE LEARNING COMMON THREADS<br />Improved student learning<br />Baccalaureate or graduate level students<br />Travel to provide the service<br />Evaluation of the service learning is often collected from the students and community partners<br />
  12. 12. TREND TOWARD A GRAYING AMERICA<br />Fastest growing age group<br />Experience physiological changes<br />Chronic conditions prevalent<br />Lifestyle behaviors<br />Smoking<br />Poor diet<br />Obesity<br />Physical inactivity<br />
  13. 13. TREND TOWARD PHYSICAL INACTIVITY <br />Surgeon General Report<br />Healthy People 2010 Objectives<br />Health People 2020 Objective<br />American College of Sport Medicine (ASCM) and American Heart Association (AHA)Guidelines for Older Adults Nelson (2007)<br />Aerobic<br />Muscular strength and endurance<br />Flexibility<br />Balance <br />
  14. 14. COMMUNITY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAM TRENDS<br />Offered at different facilities<br />Successful at bringing in older adults<br />Standardized classes<br />Balance accessibility with affordability<br />Challenge to find qualified instructors<br />
  15. 15. 78% increase in PHYSICAL ACTIVITY programs offered TO OLDER ADULTS to meet the population demand!!! <br />Hughes (2005) <br />A COMMUNITY NEED<br />
  16. 16. IS IT POSSIBLE TO MEET THE NEED WITH SERVICE LEARNING??<br />
  17. 17. GAPS IN THE LITERAURE<br />1. Service provided by students enrolled in two-year degree programs<br />2. Service provided within the walls of the academic institution<br />3. Service inclusive of individualized physical activity programming<br />4. Participant perspective of the service experience <br />
  18. 18. PURPOSES<br />1. Describe the Keep Stepping Program<br />2. Students’ perceptions of service learning, community involvement, and future professional application<br />3. Participants’ perceptions of the program as an educational activity and source of personal benefit<br />
  19. 19. KEEP STEPPING PROGRAM <br />
  20. 20. KEEP STEPPING PROGRAM <br />Partnership<br />Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC)<br />Aging and Disability Resource Center of Brown County (ADRC) <br />Need<br />Balance<br />Strengthening <br />Walking<br />Grant Opportunity<br />Wisconsin ADRC Prevention Grant<br />Continue Living Well With Chronic Conditions<br />Continue Stepping On<br />Create Keep Stepping<br />
  21. 21. KEEP STEPPING PROGRAM <br />Meets for 1 hour, twice a week, for 8 weeks<br />Hosted on campus in the PTA lab<br />Older adult is paired with a PTA student<br />Entails:<br />Pre- and post-program Senior Fitness Test<br />Group exercise<br />Warm up and cool down<br />Flexibility, strength, balance, and aerobic <br />Individual exercise<br />Education <br />
  22. 22. KEEP STEPPING PROGRAM<br />Educational components<br />Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)<br />Physical therapy practice roles<br />College core abilities<br />Program outcomes<br />Program course competencies and learning objectives<br />PTA Therapeutic Exercise<br />PTA Kinesiology 2<br />PTA Management of Cardiopulmonary & Integumentary Conditions<br />
  23. 23. STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES<br />Develop and organize <br />Senior Fitness Test data collection <br />Partner with older adult<br />Exercise instruction & modification<br />Education<br />Leadership<br />Documentation<br />Discussion forums<br />
  24. 24. EXPECTED STUDENT OUTCOMES <br />Greater appreciation for the healthy older adult<br />Enhanced clinical skills<br />Data collection<br />Exercise instruction and progression<br />Documentation <br />Communication<br />
  25. 25. METHODOLOGY<br />Five-point ordinal (Likert) survey Brosky, Gelson (2006)<br />Student Survey Items<br />Service Learning<br />Community Involvement <br />Future Professional Application<br />Community Participant Survey Items<br />Program Evaluation<br />Perceived Personal Benefit <br />Student reflection papers<br />Participant comments<br />
  26. 26. STUDENT SURVEY RESULTS: SERVICE LEARNING (N=29)<br />93%<br />76%<br />75%<br />90%<br />61%<br />
  27. 27. STUDENT SURVEY RESULTS: COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT (N=29)<br />93%<br />88%<br />86%<br />100%<br />82%<br />83%<br /><ul><li>Percent indicates combined positive responses
  28. 28. *Scoring reversed for survey question presented negatively</li></li></ul><li>STUDENT SURVEY RESULTS: FUTURE APPLICATION (N=29)<br />93%<br />86%<br />79%<br />57%<br />48%<br /><ul><li>Percent indicates combined positive responses
  29. 29. *Scoring reversed for survey question presented negatively</li></li></ul><li>STUDENT INVOLVEMENT<br />
  30. 30. COMMON THEMES FROM STUDENT REFLECTIONS<br />
  31. 31. STUDENTS’ IMPRESSIONS OF PARTICIPANTS<br />Clients seemed to have fun<br />Thrilled with the progress made<br />Possible to be functional but not healthy<br />Gave his “all” everyday<br />Appreciative of our help not certain they realize how grateful we are of them<br />
  32. 32. STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF PTA RESPONSIBILTIES<br />
  33. 33. STUDENT SELF REFLECTION<br />
  34. 34. STUDENT SELF REFLECTION<br />I felt very inadequate to be guiding someone else, however, by feeling inadequate, I think it pushed me harder to think and utilize all the information I had already acquired.<br />
  35. 35. ASSIGNMENTS<br />ASSESSMENT<br />Better than a class lecture<br />Felt like a lot of work, but I am looking forward to next year<br />Better instructions needed<br />Faculty provided students opportunity to lead<br />Best experience to date<br />Opportunity to work with people other than our classmates<br />Lifeline for the older adults <br />Grateful for the opportunity<br />Had fun!<br />STUDENT ASSESSMENT OF PROGRAM <br />
  36. 36. PARTICIPANT SURVEY RESULTS: PROGRAM EVALUATION (N=22)<br />100%<br />100%<br />100%<br />100%<br />90%<br /><ul><li>Percent indicates combined positive responses</li></li></ul><li>PARTICIPANT SURVEY RESULTS: PERSONAL BENEFIT (N=22)<br />100%<br />100%<br />100%<br />100%<br />100%<br /><ul><li>Percent indicates combined positive responses</li></li></ul><li>PARTICIPANT INVOLVEMENT<br />
  37. 37. PARTICIPANT EVALUATION OF PROGRAM <br />
  38. 38. PARTICIPANT’S PERCEIVED BENEFIT<br />
  39. 39. PROGRAM FINDINGS<br />Benefit to community<br />Well worth the work<br />Continue <br />Value real-life learning <br />Application <br />Challenging & meaningful tasks <br />Learn more in the classroom versus community? <br />Uncertain if students gained a greater awareness of personal biases <br />Organization required<br />Workload complaints<br />Uncertain if enroll in additional service learning courses<br />
  40. 40. PTA STUDENTS<br /> LITERATURE FINDINGS<br />Skill application & development<br />Improve documentation<br />Increase confidence<br />Better critical thinking skills<br />Not enough knowledge to participate<br />More organization with assignments<br />More time and workload required<br />Made a difference<br />Gain skill<br />Gain confidence<br />Develop professionally<br />Perform in a real life setting<br />Feel unprepared<br />Need additional time to commit to the experience <br />STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF SERVICE LEARNING<br />
  41. 41. FINDINGS<br />Service Learning in a PTA Program<br />Student perceptions consistent with baccalaureate and graduate students<br />>75% reported enhanced learning <br />>90% reported an understanding of community needs <br />Academic Institution as the Location<br />Additional steps taken by the College to encourage participation<br />Benefits of “on campus” experience<br />Older adults reported the environment as “comfortable” and “positive”<br />
  42. 42. FINDINGS<br />Individualized Programming<br />100% reported students were an asset to their participation<br />100% reported sufficient 1:1 time<br />Loved having a student work with me<br />Appreciated the modifications made to meet limitations<br />Participant Experience<br />Similar to community partners perceptions<br />Overwhelming support for the program<br />>90% positive survey responses<br />100% support for program continuation<br />
  43. 43. FUTURE STUDIES<br />Objective performance of participant fitness levels pre- and post-program <br />Assess student feedback following full integration of Keep Stepping Program into the PTA curriculum<br />Continued assessment of service learning at the associate degree level<br />Additional service learning participant feedback<br />Physical activity service learning model implemented at other academic institutions with different health-related programs<br />
  44. 44. CONCLUSIONS<br />Vital component of the PTA Program<br />Valued by the PTA students <br />Valued by the older adults <br />Vital to receive participant input for evaluation <br />
  45. 45. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS<br />Dr. Julie Gahimer<br />Dr. Elizabeth Domholdt<br />Dr. Martha Hinman<br />ADRC of Brown County <br />NWTC<br />PTA Program Faculty<br />PTA Class 2010<br />Spring 2009 Keep Stepping Participants<br />WI ADRC Prevention Grant<br />

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