Tina C. McNulty, PhD portrait
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, College Of Nursing
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), Occupational & Recreational Therapies

Research Statement

My research focus is on investigating the self-management skills of persons with chronic diseases, such individuals with Parkinson’s disease.  I am particularly interested in building knowledge regarding how people with chronic conditions modify their activity schedules or time use as well social and physical environments to maximize their participation in everyday life, and what factors support or detract from this process, e.g., strong social support, self-efficacy, and executive function skills.

Research Keywords

  • Self-management skills of people with chronic conditions
  • Time use of people with chronic conditions
  • Quality of life of people with Parkinson's disease
  • Environmental modification to increase independence and quality of life
  • Instrumental activities of daily living of older adults

Presentations

  • Overview of a cognitive strategy framework and its application to interventions with people with Parkinson's disease. Presented at the 95th Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/07/2016.
  • Costa, D., Blevins, Coyle, T., & McNulty. (2013). Mindfulness Based Chronic Pain Management Pilot Study. Short course accepted for the 2014 Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 11/2013.
  • McNulty, T., Cardell, B., Price, P., & Dunn, L. (2013). Standardized clients in case-based simulation: Five years of development in an occupation-based curriculum. Poster accepted and presented to the American Occupational Therapy Education Summit, Atlanta, GA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2013.
  • McNulty, T., Price, P., Cardell, B.& Dunn, L. (2013). Standardized clients in case-based simulation: Student perception and relevance of an occupation-based curriculum. Paper accepted and presented at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Occupation, Lexington, KY. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2013.
  • McNulty, M. C , Stoneking, R., Barnett, D., Klebba, J., & Palombi, A. (2013) Using the q-sort to investigate quality of life with people with Parkinson’s disease. Paper submitted and accepted to the 2013 Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Dunn, L., & McNulty, M. C. (2013). Effectiveness of Cognitive Strategies for Increasing IADL Performance for Youth with High Functioning Autism: A Pilot Study. Paper submitted and presented at the 2013 Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2013.
  • McNulty, M. C , Stoneking, R., Barnett, D., Klebba, J., & Palombi, A. (2012)Using the q-sort to investigate quality of life with people with Parkinson’s disease. Paper submitted and accepted to the 2013 Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 10/2012.
  • Dunn, L., & McNulty, M. C. (2012). Effectiveness of Cognitive Strategies for Increasing IADL Performance for Youth with High Functioning Autism: A Pilot Study. Paper submitted and accepted to the 2013 Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 10/2012.
  • McNulty, M. C., & Koski, J. (2011). Using time geography to increase quality of life for persons with Parkinson's disease. Paper submitted and accepted at the 2011 Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Presentation, Other, 07/2011.
  • McNulty, M. C. (2010). Fulfilling occupational therapy’s full promise of occupation to persons with Parkinson’s disease: Integrating time geography strategies into traditional home-based occupational therapy services. Poster accepted and presented to the Biannual Conference of the World Federation of Occupational Therapy, Santiago, Chile. Presentation, Other, 07/2010.
  • Olsen, E., McNulty, M. C., & Cox, B. (2010) Relationship of time use to quality of life for persons with Parkinson’s disease. Paper presented to the Annual Conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Miami, FL. Presentation, Other, 07/2010.
  • Good, R., Stanger, T., & McNulty, M. C. (2009). Women on TANF: Participation in Return to Work Programs through an Occupational Therapy Perspective. Poster presented at 2009 American Occupational Therapy National Conference in Houston, TX. Presentation, Other, 07/2009.
  • McNulty, M. C. (2009). Time Geography and Quality of Life for Persons with Parkinson’s Disease. Poster submitted to the XVIII WFN World Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders in Miami, FL. Presentation, Other, 07/2009.

Languages

  • English, fluent.

Publications

  • McNulty, T., Price, P., Cardell, B.& Dunn, L. (2013). Standardized clients in case-based simulation: Student perception and relevance of an occupation-based curriculum. Abstract published for the 2013 Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Occupation, Lexington, KY. Available at http://commons.pacificu.edu/sso_conf/. Published, 07/2014.
  • McNulty, T. C., & Fisher, A. G. (2013). Comparison of activities of daily Living ability of older adults who Are homebound and nonhomebound. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 31(2), 89 – 102. doi:10.3109/02703181.2013.794186. Published, 03/2013.
  • Good, R., Stanger, T., & McNulty, M. C. (2012). Women on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in a transition to work program: An occupational therapy perspective. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 28, 147- 159. Published, 03/2012.
  • McNulty, M. C., Crowe, T. K., Kroening, C., VanLeit, B., Good, R. (2009). Time use of women with children Living in an emergency homeless shelter for survivors of domestic violence. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 29(4), 35-40. Published, 06/2009.