Carrie Ciro

Contact Information:
Carrie Ciro



 

Ciro, Carrie (HSC)
Faculty

Department of:

College Of Allied Health/Rehabilitation Sciences -Assistant Professor

Center of:

OK Center for Neurosciences -Member

Other Organization:

Occupational Performance Laboratory -Director

Education:

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX   PhD, Preventative Medicine and Community Health   2010
University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN   MHS, Occupational Therapy   2000
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK   BS, Occupational Therapy   1990

Professional Interest/Expertise/Specializations:
Interested in understanding occupational performance issues in adults with chronic conditions. Occupational performance includes activities that you need and want to do every day and includes how you care for yourself (bathing, taking medications), your home and others (cooking, cleaning), as well as how you perform activities in the community (driving, going to the store). Dr. Ciro is interested in: 1. prevention of and early identification of occupational performance disability in older adults. 2. understanding occupational performance issues related to cognitive decline. 3. using occupational performance as a method for stratifying levels of disability in progressive disorders such as dementia and chronic health conditions. 4. developing evidence-based interventions for improving, maintaining or delaying decline in occupational performance.

Websites:

Occupational Performance Laboratory

Research Projects:

STOMP down Dementia: Skill-building through Task-Oriented Motor Practice: Through this project, we are examining the efficacy of an intense task-specific training program to improve functional performance and delay decline in participant/family selected goal areas in people with dementia. (Co-Investigators: Linda Hershey, MD, PhD and David Garrison, PhD)
The AROUSE (Adults Reaching for Occupation, Understanding, Strength and Engagement) project: In the project, we are translating an evidence-based community health program into a local apartment community for low-income older adults in order to improve engagement in healthy occupation, minimize depressive symptoms and increase use of personal resources. (Co-Investigators: Patsy Smith, PhD, RN, Coll
Examining the advantages of delivering the STOMP intervention in the home environment. Through this grant, we are comparing outcomes of STOMP delivered in the home vs. the clinic environment, in terms of speed of obtaining goals and retention of gains made in function in two sites (OKC and Albuquerque). (Co-PI: Janet Poole, PhD, OTR/L, Albuquerque, NM).
Technology use in educating advanced practice registered nurses and allied health students for team-based care. In this grant, we are examining nurse practitioner, occupational therapy and physical therapy student outcomes from participating in interprofessional experiences geared towards telehealth and interprofessional team work while delivering care to rural older adults. (PI: Cathrin Carithers
A disability risk model for use in primary care practice to identify older adults at risk of pre-clinical or clinical disability. (PI: Zsolt Nagykaldi, PhD and James Mold, MD, MPH, Department of Family Medicine, OUHSC)

Selected Publications:

Self-development groups among women in recovery: Client perceptions of satisfaction and engagement
2013    Peloquin, SA and Ciro, CA
Am J Occupational Therapy, 67 (1), 1-9.
Improving occupational performance in people with dementia through role-based, task-specific training.
2013    Ciro, C.
OT Practice. 18 (3): 9-12. .
Enhanced Task-Oriented Training in a Person with Dementia with Lewy-Bodies.
2013    Ciro, CA, Hershey, LA, and Garrison, DG.
Am J Occupational Therapy. 67:556-63.
Population-centered life skills groups: Perceptions of satisfaction and engagement.
2013    Peloquin, SA and Ciro, CA.
Am J Occupational Therapy. In press.
Population-centered life skills groups: Perceptions of satisfaction and engagement.
2013    Peloquin, SA and Ciro, CA.
Am J Occupational Therapy. 67 (5), 594-600.
Enhanced Task-Oriented Training in a Person with Dementia with Lewy-Bodies.
2013    Ciro, CA, Hershey, LA, and Garrison, DG.
Am J Occupational Therapy. In press.
Patterns and correlates of depression in hospitalized older adults
2012    Ciro CA, Ottenbacher KJ, Graham JE, Fisher S, Berges IM, and Ostir GV
Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics, 54(2012), 202-205
Enhancing our collective research acumen by employing an epidemiological perspectiveAm J Occupational Therapy, 65:594-598
2011    Ciro CA
Am J Occupational Therapy, 65:594-598
Improving Daily Life Skills in People with Dementia: Testing the STOMP Intervention Model.
   Ciro, CA, Hanh, D., Anderson, M., Robinson, C., Hamilton, T. and Hershey, L.
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, Under review.
Maximizing ADL performance to facilitate aging in place for people with dementia.
   Ciro, CA.
Nursing Clinics, In press.