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Quality of Life and Depressive Symptomatology in Multiple Sclerosis: A Cross-Sectional Study Between the USA and Spain.

Eduardo Fernández-Jiménez, Ivan Panyavin, María A Pérez-San-Gregorio, Maria T Schultheis,

<h4>Background</h4>For multinational clinical trials in multiple sclerosis (MS), identifying cross-country differences on quality of life (QoL) is important for understanding patients' response variability. No study has compared QoL between Spanish and American MS samples. This study aims to: 1) compare QoL and depressive symptomatology between Spanish and American patients, and ... Read more >>

Psicothema (Psicothema)
[2021, 33(1):60-69]

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Executive function "drives" differences in simulated driving performance between young adults with and without autism spectrum disorder.

Kristina E Patrick, Maria T Schultheis, F Taylor Agate, Mark D McCurdy, Brian P Daly, Reem A Tarazi, Douglas L Chute, Felicia Hurewitz,

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may experience greater difficulty learning to drive than peers who do not have ASD, but reasons for those differences are unclear. This study examined how diagnostic symptoms of ASD and commonly co-morbid executive dysfunction relate to differences in simulated driving performance between young, inexperienced ... Read more >>

Child Neuropsychol (Child neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence)
[2020, 26(5):649-665]

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The Relationship Between Multiple Sclerosis Symptom Severity Measures and Performance on Driving Variability Metrics in a Virtual Reality Simulator.

Ann-Marie A Raphail, Kayci L Vickers, Thomas P Leist, Maria T Schultheis,

<h4>Objective</h4>Driving ability can be compromised in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS); however, the progressive nature of multiple sclerosis makes it difficult for clinicians to assess when performance on functional tasks, such as driving, has started to decline. The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between two measures ... Read more >>

Am J Phys Med Rehabil (American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation)
[2020, 99(4):278-284]

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Informant Report of Financial Capacity for Individuals With Chronic Acquired Brain Injury: An Assessment of Informant Accuracy.

Preeti Sunderaraman, Stephanie Cosentino, Karen Lindgren, Angela James, Maria Schultheis,

OBJECTIVE:Primarily, to investigate the association between informant report and objective performance on specific financial capacity (FC) tasks by adults with chronic, moderate to severe acquired brain injury, and to examine the nature of misestimates by the informants. DESIGN:Cross-sectional design. SETTING:A postacute, community-based rehabilitation center. PARTICIPANTS:Data were obtained from 22 chronic ... Read more >>

J Head Trauma Rehabil (The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation)
[2018, 33(6):E85-E94]

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An examination of financial capacity and neuropsychological performance in chronic acquired brain injury (CABI).

Preeti Sunderaraman, Stephanie Cosentino, Karen Lindgren, Angela James, Maria T Schultheis,

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:Financial Capacity (FC) is known to be impaired in the acute and subacute stages of brain injury. The current study sought to examine FC in the context of chronic, moderate to severe acquired brain injury (CABI). RESEARCH DESIGN:The Financial Competence Assessment Inventory (FCAI), developed in Australia, was adapted to ... Read more >>

Brain Inj (Brain injury)
[2019, 33(8):991-1002]

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Driving Comparisons Between Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Typical Development.

Kristina E Patrick, Felicia Hurewitz, Mark D McCurdy, Frederic Taylor Agate, Brian P Daly, Reem A Tarazi, Douglas L Chute, Maria T Schultheis,

<h4>Objective</h4>Many individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are reluctant to pursue driving because of concerns about their ability to drive safely. This study aimed to assess differences in simulated driving performance in young adults with ASD and typical development, examining relationships between driving performance and the level of experience (none, ... Read more >>

J Dev Behav Pediatr (Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP)
[2018, 39(6):451-460]

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Driving-Related Coping Thoughts in Post-9/11 Combat Veterans With and Without Comorbid PTSD and TBI.

Jillian M Tessier, Elizabeth K Whipple, Keith M Robinson, Maria T Schultheis,

Veterans with a history of PTSD, TBI, and combat driving may experience driving anxiety on their return home and may benefit from using targeted coping strategies. ... Read more >>

Fed Pract (Federal practitioner : for the health care professionals of the VA, DoD, and PHS)
[2017, 34(12):20-24]

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Driving after brain injury: Does dual-task modality matter?

Kayci L Vickers, Maria T Schultheis, Kevin J Manning,

<h4>Background</h4>Virtual reality technology allows neuropsychologists to examine complex, real-world behaviors with high ecological validity and can provide an understanding of the impact of demanding dual-tasks on driving performance.<h4>Objective</h4>We hypothesized that a task imposing high cognitive and physical demands (coin-sorting) would result in the greatest reduction in driving maintenance performance.<h4>Methods</h4>Twenty participants ... Read more >>

NeuroRehabilitation (NeuroRehabilitation)
[2018, 42(2):213-222]

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Selective reminding of prospective memory in Multiple Sclerosis.

Joshua D McKeever, Maria T Schultheis, Tiffanie Sim, Jessica Goykhman, Kristina Patrick, Dawn M Ehde, Steven Paul Woods,

<h4>Objective</h4>Multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with prospective memory (PM) deficits, which may increase the risk of poor functional/health outcomes such as medication non-adherence. This study examined the potential benefits of selective reminding to enhance PM functioning in persons with MS.<h4>Method</h4>Twenty-one participants with MS and 22 healthy adults (HA) underwent a ... Read more >>

Neuropsychol Rehabil (Neuropsychological rehabilitation)
[2019, 29(5):675-690]

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Neurocognitive Correlates of Young Drivers' Performance in a Driving Simulator.

Stephanie A Guinosso, Sara B Johnson, Maria T Schultheis, Anna C Graefe, David M Bishai,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Differences in neurocognitive functioning may contribute to driving performance among young drivers. However, few studies have examined this relation. This pilot study investigated whether common neurocognitive measures were associated with driving performance among young drivers in a driving simulator.<h4>Methods</h4>Young drivers (19.8 years (standard deviation [SD] = 1.9; N = 74)) participated in a ... Read more >>

J Adolesc Health (The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine)
[2016, 58(4):467-473]

Cited: 6 times

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The Effects of Driver Distraction for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injuries.

David M Neyens, Linda Ng Boyle, Maria T Schultheis,

<h4>Objective</h4>The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of secondary tasks on the driving performance of individuals with mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).<h4>Background</h4>Studies suggest detrimental impacts of driving with TBI or while distracted but the impact of driver distraction on TBI drivers is not well documented.<h4>Method</h4>Bayesian regression models ... Read more >>

Hum Factors (Human factors)
[2015, 57(8):1472-1488]

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Preliminary findings of a novel measure of driving behaviors in Veterans with comorbid TBI and PTSD.

Elizabeth K Whipple, Maria T Schultheis, Keith M Robinson,

Veterans of the military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan are at an elevated risk of driving-related accidents and fatalities compared with civilians. Combat exposure, military driving training, risk-seeking, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are all factors associated with driving-related risk. However, few empirical studies have observed ... Read more >>

J Rehabil Res Dev (Journal of rehabilitation research and development)
[2016, 53(6):827-838]

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Electrographic status epilepticus and neurobehavioral outcomes in critically ill children.

Nicholas S Abend, Katherine L Wagenman, Taylor P Blake, Maria T Schultheis, Jerilynn Radcliffe, Robert A Berg, Alexis A Topjian, Dennis J Dlugos,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Electrographic seizures (ESs) and electrographic status epilepticus (ESE) are common in children with acute neurologic conditions in pediatric intensive care units (PICUs), and ESE is associated with worse functional and quality-of-life outcomes. As an exploratory study, we aimed to determine if ESE was associated with worse outcomes using more detailed ... Read more >>

Epilepsy Behav (Epilepsy & behavior : E&B)
[2015, 49:238-244]

Cited: 19 times

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Driving errors of learner teens: frequency, nature and their association with practice.

Dennis R Durbin, Jessica H Mirman, Allison E Curry, Wenli Wang, Megan C Fisher Thiel, Maria Schultheis, Flaura K Winston,

<h4>Background</h4>Despite demonstrating basic vehicle operations skills sufficient to pass a state licensing test, novice teen drivers demonstrate several deficits in tactical driving skills during the first several months of independent driving. Improving our knowledge of the types of errors made by teen permit holders early in the learning process would ... Read more >>

Accid Anal Prev (Accident; analysis and prevention)
[2014, 72:433-439]

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Driving after traumatic brain injury: evaluation and rehabilitation interventions.

Maria T Schultheis, Elizabeth Whipple,

The ability to return to driving is a common goal for individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury. However, specific and empirically validated guidelines for clinicians who make the return-to-drive decision are sparse. In this article, we attempt to integrate previous findings on driving after brain injury and detail ... Read more >>

Curr Phys Med Rehabil Rep (Current physical medicine and rehabilitation reports)
[2014, 2(3):176-183]

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Effect of the teen driving plan on the driving performance of teenagers before licensure: a randomized clinical trial.

Jessica H Mirman, Allison E Curry, Flaura K Winston, Wenli Wang, Michael R Elliott, Maria T Schultheis, Megan C Fisher Thiel, Dennis R Durbin,

<h4>Importance</h4>Many studies have failed to show an effect of parent-supervised practice driving on the driving performance of teenagers; nevertheless, most Graduated Driver Licensing programs have provisions that require supervised practice.<h4>Objective</h4>To determine whether a web-based intervention, the Teen Driving Plan (TDP), can improve the driving performance of teenagers before licensure as ... Read more >>

JAMA Pediatr (JAMA pediatrics)
[2014, 168(8):764-771]

Cited: 12 times

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Verbal working memory impairments following traumatic brain injury: an fNIRS investigation.

Anna C Rodriguez Merzagora, Meltem Izzetoglu, Banu Onaral, Maria T Schultheis,

The construct of working memory and its reliance on dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) have been the focus of many studies in healthy subjects and in clinical populations. However, transfer of knowledge gained from cognitive science studies to clinical applications can be a challenging goal. This scarce cross-dissemination may be partially ... Read more >>

Brain Imaging Behav (Brain imaging and behavior)
[2014, 8(3):446-459]

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Behavioural ratings of self-regulatory mechanisms and driving behaviour after an acquired brain injury.

Per-Ola Rike, Pål Ulleberg, Maria T Schultheis, Anna Lundqvist, Anne-Kristine Schanke,

<h4>Objective</h4>To explore whether measurements of self-regulatory mechanisms and cognition predict driving behaviour after an acquired brain injury (ABI).<h4>Design</h4>Consecutive follow-up study.<h4>Participants</h4>At baseline participants included 77 persons with stroke and 32 persons with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), all of whom completed a multidisciplinary driving assessment (MDA). A follow-up cohort of 34 ... Read more >>

Brain Inj (Brain injury)
[2014, 28(13-14):1687-1699]

Cited: 7 times

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Multitasking in multiple sclerosis: can it inform vocational functioning?

Chelsea L Morse, Maria T Schultheis, Joshua D McKeever, Thomas Leist,

<h4>Objective</h4>To examine associations between multitasking ability defined by performance on a complex task integrating multiple cognitive domains and vocational functioning in multiple sclerosis (MS).<h4>Design</h4>Survey data collection.<h4>Setting</h4>Laboratory with referrals from an outpatient clinic.<h4>Participants</h4>Community-dwelling individuals with MS (N=30) referred between October 2011 and June 2012.<h4>Interventions</h4>Not applicable.<h4>Main outcome measures</h4>The modified Six Elements Test (SET) ... Read more >>

Arch Phys Med Rehabil (Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation)
[2013, 94(12):2509-2514]

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Exploring frontal asymmetry using functional near-infrared spectroscopy: a preliminary study of the effects of social anxiety during interaction and performance tasks.

Lori-Ann Tuscan, James D Herbert, Evan M Forman, Adrienne S Juarascio, Meltem Izzetoglu, Maria Schultheis,

Preliminary studies examining brain function associated with social anxiety suggest the possibility of right-sided prefrontal activation associated with phobic stimulation. Although most existing neuroimaging techniques preclude participants from engaging in ecologically valid social tasks during assessment, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a promising new technique that permits such assessment. The ... Read more >>

Brain Imaging Behav (Brain imaging and behavior)
[2013, 7(2):140-153]

Cited: 23 times

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Electrographic status epilepticus and long-term outcome in critically ill children.

Katherine L Wagenman, Taylor P Blake, Sarah M Sanchez, Maria T Schultheis, Jerilynn Radcliffe, Robert A Berg, Dennis J Dlugos, Alexis A Topjian, Nicholas S Abend,

<h4>Objective</h4>Electrographic seizures (ES) and electrographic status epilepticus (ESE) are common in children in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) with acute neurologic conditions. We aimed to determine whether ES or ESE was associated with worse long-term outcomes.<h4>Methods</h4>Three hundred children with an acute neurologic condition and encephalopathy underwent clinically indicated EEG ... Read more >>

Neurology (Neurology)
[2014, 82(5):396-404]

Cited: 52 times

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Driver performance while texting: even a little is too much.

Joshua D McKeever, Maria T Schultheis, Vennila Padmanaban, Allison Blasco,

<h4>Objective</h4>To examine the impact of text messaging and other in-car behaviors on driving performance under simple and naturalistic road conditions in a driving simulator.<h4>Methods</h4>Data from 28 healthy individuals (12 female) are presented. Participant age ranged from 18 to 28 (mean = 21.0). Average driving experience was 3.8 years (SD = ... Read more >>

Traffic Inj Prev (Traffic injury prevention)
[2013, 14(2):132-137]

Cited: 12 times

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Identification and treatment of TBI and co-occurring psychiatric symptoms among OEF/OIF/OND veterans seeking mental health services within the State of Colorado: establishing consensus for best practices.

Jennifer H Olson-Madden, Lisa A Brenner, Bridget B Matarazzo, Gina M Signoracci, ,

This paper highlights the results of a consensus meeting regarding best practices for the assessment and treatment of co-occurring traumatic brain injury (TBI) and mental health (MH) problems among Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn Veterans seeking care in non-Veterans Affairs Colorado community MH settings. Twenty individuals with expertise ... Read more >>

Community Ment Health J (Community mental health journal)
[2013, 49(2):220-229]

Cited: 4 times

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Driving behaviors among community-dwelling persons with multiple sclerosis.

Maria T Schultheis, Valerie Weisser, Kevin Manning, Allison Blasco, Jocelyn Ang,

<h4>Objective</h4>The current study examined driver behaviors and patterns among drivers with multiple sclerosis (MS) as a function of disease severity and in comparison to drivers without MS.<h4>Design</h4>Between-group comparisons of participants with and without MS and cohorts of MS groups at varying levels of severity.<h4>Setting</h4>All data were collected in an outpatient ... Read more >>

Arch Phys Med Rehabil (Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation)
[2009, 90(6):975-981]

Cited: 8 times

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Applications of functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to Neurorehabilitation of cognitive disabilities.

Patricia M Arenth, Joseph H Ricker, Maria T Schultheis,

Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) is a neuroimaging technique that utilizes light in the near-infrared spectrum (between 700 and 1000 nm) to detect hemodynamic changes within the cortex when sensory, motor, or cognitive activation occurs. FNIRS principles have been used to study brain oxygenation for several decades, but have more recently ... Read more >>

Clin Neuropsychol (The Clinical neuropsychologist)
[2007, 21(1):38-57]

Cited: 33 times

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