Name: Kim Levenhagen, PT, DPT, WCC
Department: Physical Therapy and Athletic Training
Program: Program in Physical Therapy
Research Focus: Education, Lymphedema, Healthcare associated infections.
Current Research Project 1
Title: Clinical Measures of Secondary Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Survivors
Study Design: Systematic review, EDGE Lymphdedema Task Force
Background: The Oncology Section Breast Cancer EDGE Taskforce subgroup for secondary lymphedema outcomes reviewed the published evidence on assessment techniques to clinically measure lymphedema. These included: circumferential measurement, water displacement, bioimpedance spectroscopy, perometry, tonometry, self-report and outcome measures.
Role: The purpose was to identify specific assessment techniques or tools that could be recommended for use in clinical practice to measure upper extremity secondary lymphedema in Breast Cancer Survivors.
Grant/Sponsor: APTA Oncology Section
Current Research Project 2
Title: Achieving a National Patient Safety goal: reducing the Risk of Healthcare Associated Infections in Physical Therapy Practice
Study Design: Case
Objective: Demonstrate ways in which the clinician can recognize, act and develop strategies in their everyday practice to reduce the risk of health care associated infections and improve patient safety.
Levenhagen, K. M. (2008). Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: an emerging concern for physical therapists: Discussion. Physiother Res Int, 13(1), 9-17.
Levenhagen K, Cavallo C, Frese E, Kettenbach G, Wilder E. Implementation of Supplemental Instruction for Physical Therapist Students in an Exercise Physiology Course. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2011; 9(4):1-8
Levenhagen K, Sebelski C. 42 year old male with fatigue. IN: T Davenport, K Kulig, C Sebelski, J Gordon, H Watts. (Eds) Symptom Based Diagnosis for Physical Therapists. 2012: F.A.Davis, Boston MA.
Levenhagen, K. Physical Therapy and Community Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: An Introduction. November 2007, Eastern District Missouri Physical Therapy Association. Peer reviewed presentation.
Levenhagen K, Ruebling I, Kettenbach V. Integrating Clinical Education into Academia: a Team Model. Poster Presenter Kim Levenhagen. CSM 2008; Nashville, Feb 2008.
Levenhagen K, Beckel C, Cavallo C, Frese E, Kettenbach G, Wilder E. Perceived Efficacy of Supplemental Instruction in a Physical Therapy Curriculum: A Pilot Study. Poster presented at CSM 2009; Las Vegas, Feb 2009
Levenhagen K, Beckel C, Cavallo C, Frese E, Kettenbach G, Wilder E. Perceived Efficacy of Supplemental Instruction in a Physical Therapy Curriculum: A Two Year Study. Interactive Poster accepted at 2009 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Maryville University, October 2-3, 2009, St. Louis, MO
Levenhagen K. Voices Grant 2009. Service Learning in a Communication Process Course.
Levenhagen K. Preventing the Spread of Infection in the Outpatient Setting. Poster Presented at CSM 2010; San Diego, Feb 2010
Levenhagen, K, Beckel C, Cavallo C, Frese E, Kettenbach G, Wilder E. . Student Perception of Supplemental Instruction: A 3-Year Study. Platform presented at the 2011 Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), February 9-12, 2011, New Orleans, LA