Research Focus: I am interested in researching ways for older adults with functional impairments to participate in activity and exercise to help them maintain as much independence as possible.
Current Research Projects
Current Research Project #1
Title: A Systematic Review of Dance Based Therapy
Role: Article reviewer
Current Research Project #2
Title: Restful Yoga for Disturbed Sleep in Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Role: Co-Primary Investigator
Grant/Sponsor: Applied for a President's Research Fund Award
Stevens K, Henderson H, Hawthorne K, Carlson J. A Comparison of Methods for Setting Passing Scores in Standardized Simulated Patient Experiences in Journal of Physical Therapy Education. J Phys Ther Educ accepted 10-13-12
Ennis K, Hawthorne K, Frownfelter D. How Physical Therapists Can Strategically Effect Health Outcomes for Older Adults With Limited Health Literacy. J Geriatr Phys Ther. 2012; 35:148-154 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22107954
Hawthorne K, Ennis K, Sciaky A. Patient Education (chapter 28). In: Frownfelter D, Dean E: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy, ed 5. Mosby; 2012.