Journal of Allied Health

Quarterly journal publishing scholary articles on theory, practice, and other aspects of general health industry.

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 3, Fall

Admission Criteria and Student Success in a Medical Radiation Sciences Program
Determining admission criteria that will predict successful student outcomes is a challenging undertaking for newly established health professional programs. This study examined data from the students who entered a medical radiation sciences program...
Analysis of Incomes of New Graduate Physician Assistants and Gender, 1998-2006
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a gender-based difference in starting incomes paid to new graduate physician assistants. Data obtained from the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Division of Data Services and Statistics...
Can a Four-Dimensional Model of Occupational Commitment Help to Explain Intent to Leave the Emergency Medical Service Occupation?
Using a sample of 854 emergency medical service (EMS) respondents, this study supported a four-dimension model of occupational commitment, comprised of affective, normative, accumulated costs, and limited alternatives. When personal and job-related variables...
Collaborative Model of Clinical Education in Physical and Occupational Therapy at the Mayo Clinic
Clinical education experiences, a significant portion of entry-level professional education programs in physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT), commonly use a one student to one clinical instructor (1:1) model. Recently, though, the collaborative...
Determinants of Job Satisfaction among Radiation Therapy Faculty
Job satisfaction is one of the most significant predictors of employee retention in a variety of occupational settings, including health care and education. A national survey of radiation therapy educators (n = 90) has indicated that respondents are...
Do Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Curricula Teach Critical Thinking Skills?
This study evaluated whether critical thinking ability can be improved through participation in occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) curricula. The researchers compared levels of the critical thinking skills of OT and PT students at the...
Factors That Influence the Clinical Decision-Making of Rehabilitation Professionals in Long-Term Care Settings
The purpose of this qualitative research was to evaluate the reasoning of clinicians practicing in long-term care facilities and to explore factors influencing their professional development. Eighteen participants were recruited from eight clinical sites...
S.M.A.R.T. Mothers Are Resisting Tobacco: Prenatal Smoking Cessation in WIC Mothers
This article presents outcomes of the Smart Mothers Are Resisting Tobacco (S.M.A.R.T. Moms) project, a "5 A's"-based, best-practices intervention for prenatal smoking cessation targeting primarily pregnant WIC patients in Tennessee. Evidence-based training...
Time and the River
"D'ou venons-nous, Que sommesnous, Ou allons-nous?" is inscribed on an oil painting by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) that represents a prized acquisition of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Translated into English from French, the inscription reads: "Where...