Arlene A. Schmid, PhD, OTR
Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, IUPUI School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Research Scientist, Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
Research Scientist, Center for Health Services Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Core Investigator, VA HSR&D Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence-Based Practice
Affiliated Scientist, Indiana University Center for Aging Research
Dr. Arlene Schmid is an occupational therapist with a PhD in rehabilitation sciences. She is an Assistant Professor in the IUPUI School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She is a Research Scientist in the IU Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research, the VA HSR&D Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence-Based Practice, and in Regenstrief Institute's Center for Health Services Research.
Her primary research focus is stroke rehabilitation with a focus on balance, the development and impact of post-stroke fear of falling, and the enhancement of social participation and community re-integration after stroke, balance self-efficacy, and functional improvements and prevention using Complementary and Alternative Medicine, such as yoga. Dr. Schmid has received a VA Rehabilitation Research and Development (RR&D) Career Development Award with four years of funding to study social participation after stroke. Her recent work in the VA Center of Excellence has focused on developing interventions to improve Veterans’ mobility and participation following stroke. She has over twenty publications and has conducted many regional, national, and international presentations.
I. VA RR&D CDA 08/01/2008 - 07/31/2012
"Re-establishing Participation After Stroke" (PI)
The study aims to establish the barrier and supports to the development of an intervention to enhance social participation after stroke. There is a special focus on fear of falling and depression as barriers to participation.
II. Indiana CTSI 10/01/2009 - 09/30/2012
"Post-Stroke Mobility and Social Participation - What is Important?" (PI)
This project aims to establish whether gait speed or walking endurance has the greatest impact on social role functioning after stroke.
III. NIH-NIA 01/01/2010 - 12/13/2015
"Alzheimer’s Disease Multiple Intervention Trial – ADMIT" (PI: Chris Callahan)
The specific aim of this study is to conduct a two-year, randomized, controlled clinical trial to improve functioning among older adults with Alzheimer's disease by comparing a control group receiving best practices primary care with an intervention group receiving best practice primary care plus a home-based occupational therapy intervention. Role: Co-Investigator
IV. VA QUERI 01/01/2012 - 12/31/2016
"Stroke Self-Management: Effect on Function and Stroke Specific Quality of Life" (PI: Teresa Damush)
The objectives of this project are to: 1. Conduct a randomized trial comparing stroke survivors randomly assigned to receive a stroke self-management program on patient functioning, stroke self-management, and stroke specific quality of life compared to stroke survivors assigned to usual care; and 2. Conduct a summative evaluation among VA clinical providers, patients with stroke and their caregivers to understand the barriers and facilitators of implementing the stroke self-management program.
V. VA HSR&D 04/01/2004 - 09/30/2013
"Stroke QUERI Center" (PI: Linda Williams)
The program accomplishes its mission by engaging a network of local and national collaborators to secure VA HSR&D and other competitive grants to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions to improve VA stroke care nationwide. Role: Co-Investigator
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- Schmid AA, Kapoor JR, Miech EJ, Kuehn D, Dallas MI, Kerns RD, Lo AC, Concato J, Phipps M, Couch CD, Moran E, Williams LS, Goble LA, Bravata DM. A Multidisciplinary Stroke Clinic for the Outpatient Care of Veterans with Cerebrovascular Disease. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 2011; 4, 111-118.
- Schmid AA, Kroenke K, Hendrie HC, Bakas T, Sutherland JM, Williams LS. Poststroke depression and treatment effects on functional outcomes. Neurology. 2011;76(11):1000-1005
- Schmid AA, Van Puymbroeck M, Knies K, Spangler-Morris C, Watts K, Damush T, Williams LS. Fear of falling among people who have sustained a stroke: A 6-month longitudinal pilot study. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2011; 65:125-132.
- Van Puymbroeck M, Smith R, Schmid AA. Yoga as a means to negotiate physical activity constraints in
middle-aged and older adults. International Journal on Disability and Human Development 2011;10 (2):117-21.
- Schmid AA, Andersen J, Kent T, Williams L, Damush T. Using Intervention Mapping to Develop and Adapt a Secondary Stroke Prevention Program in Veterans Health Administration Medical Centers. Implementation Science, 2010 December, 15, 5 (1): 97.
- Schmid AA, Wells C, Concato J, Dallas M, Lo A, MD, Nadeau S, Williams L, Peixoto A, Gorman M, Boice J, Struve F, McClain V, Bravata D. The prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of post-stroke falls in acute hospital setting. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 2010, 47 (6): 553-562.
- Schmid AA, Van Puymbroeck M, Koceja, D. Effect of a 12 Week Yoga Intervention on Fear of Falling and Balance in Older Adults – a Pilot Study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2010; 91: 576-583.
- Van Puymbroeck M, Schmid AA, Shinew K, Hsieh PC. Influence of Hatha Yoga on the Physical Fitness,
Physical Activity Constraints, and Body Image of Breast Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Study. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 2011; 21, 49-60.
- Schmid, AA, Kapoor JR, Dallas M, & Bravata DM. Association between Stroke Severity and Fall Risk among Stroke Patients. Neuroepidemiology. 2010, 34(3), 158-162
- Schmid AA, Damush TM, Plue L, Subramanian U, Bakas T, Williams LS. Current Blood Pressure Self-Management: A qualitative study. Rehabilitation Nursing. 2009;34(6):223-9.