Arlene Schmid, PhD, OTR
Associate Professor
Co-Director, Integrative Rehabilitation Laboratory

Education and Training

  • Post-doctoral training, Roudebush VAMC, 2007
  • PhD Rehabilitation Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2005
  • BS, MS Occupational Therapy, D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY, 1997

Research Interests

  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Neuro-rehabilitation
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies such as yoga

Selected Publications

Schmid AA, Yaggi HK, Burrus N, McClain V, Austin C, Ferguson J, Fragoso C, Sico JJ, Miech EJ, Matthias MS, Williams LS, Bravata DM. Circumstances and Consequences of Falls Among People with Chronic Stroke. In press, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development.

Schmid AA, Van Puymbroeck M, Altenburger PA, Miller KK, Combs SA, Page SJ. Post-stroke balance is associated with quality of life. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 2013; 20: 340-346.

Van Puymbroeck M, Davitt-Burk B, Shinew K, Kuhlenschmidt MC, & Schmid AA. Perceived health benefits from yoga among breast cancer survivors. American Journal of Health Promotion, 2013; 27 (5): 308-315

Schmid AA, Van Puymbroeck M, Altenburger PA, Schalk NL, Dierks TA, Miller KK, Damush TM, Bravata DM, Williams LS. Post-stroke Balance Improves with Yoga: A Randomized Pilot Study. Stroke, 2012; 43 (9): 2402-2407. (http://stroke.ahajournals.org/content/early/2012/07/24/STROKEAHA.112.658211.full.pdf?ijkey=rTKQzKclzKkLzNx&keytype=ref)

Page S, Schmid AA, Harris J. Defining Parameters in Stroke Motor Rehabilitation: Recommendations from the ACRM Stroke Movement Interventions Subcommittee. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2012; 93 (8): 1395-1399.

Schmid AA, Damush T, Tu W, Bakas, T, Kroenke K, Hendrie H, Williams L. Depression improvement is related to social role functioning after stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2012; 93: 978-82.

Schmid AA, Van Puymbroeck M, Altenburger PA, Dierks TA, Miller KK, Damush TM, & Williams LS. Balance and balance self-efficacy are associated with activity and participation after stroke: A cross-sectional study in people with chronic stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2012; 93: 1101-7. (Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Top 25 Hottest Articles (July-September).

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.

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, Kroenke K, Hendrie HC, Bakas T, Sutherland JM, Williams LS. Poststroke depression and treatment effects on functional outcomes. Neurology, 2011; 76: 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.

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. 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.

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, Acuff M, Doster K, Gwaltney-Duiser A, Whitaker A, Damush T, Williams L, Hendrie H. Poststroke fear of falling in the hospital setting. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 2009 Sep-Oct; 16(5): 357-66.

Schmid AA, Rittman M. Consequences of Post-Stroke Falls: Activity Limitation, Increased Dependence, and the Development of Fear of Falling. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2009; 63(3): 310-316.

Schmid AA, Butterbaugh L, Egolf C, Richards V, Williams LS. Prevention of secondary stroke in VA: Role of occupational and physical therapists. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 2008; 45(7): 1019-1026.

Schmid AA, Duncan PW, Studenski S, Min Lai S, Richards L, Perera S, Wu SS. Improvements in Speed-Based Gait Classifications Are Meaningful. Stroke, 2007; 38(7): 2096-2100.

Schmid AA, & Rittman, M. Fear of falling: an emerging issue after stroke. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 2007; 14(5): 46-55.

Arlene Schmid

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