Moon Young Kim, MSOT

PhD student

Year of entry

2018

Mentor

Erin Foster, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, and M. Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

Current research interests

Neurodegenerative disease, Parkinson disease, aging, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, functional cognition, executive function, occupational performance, participation measurement, rehabilitation outcomes measurement

Prior education

2017: MS in occupational therapy, Yonsei University, Department of Occupational Therapy, South Korea
2015: BA in occupational therapy, Yonsei University, Department of Occupational Therapy, South Korea

Background

Moon is a licensed occupational therapist in South Korea. Through the master’s degree program, he has been trained in systematic review approaches for occupational therapy interventions, including driving training and cognitive rehabilitation. His research has focused on cognition, activities of daily livings (ADLs), and participation in neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson disease and dementia, and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Reason for entering PhD program

Moon's motivation to pursue a PhD was from his desire to help individuals to do the things they want and need. By pursuing his PhD and investigating factors affecting participation, he hopes to help individuals to participate fully in their daily lives, work and social situations. His current research focuses on measuring participation in Parkinson disease and cognition and participation in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Presentations

Kim, M. Y., Sen, D., Drummond, R. R., Biesanz, K. LP., Brandenburg, M. C., Baum, C. M., & Foster, E. R. (2019) Cognitive Impairment and Participation in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Poster presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference, Chicago, IL.

Lee C. D., Kim, M. Y., Lee, M-J., Kang, J., & Foster, E. R. (2019) The Relationship between Occupational Balance and Wellbeing in Older Adults. Poster presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference, Chicago, IL.

Kim, M. Y., Chang, C-H., & Foster, E. R. (2019) Measuring Participation Enfranchisement in Parkinson Disease. Poster presented at the Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars, Charleston, SC.

Lee C. D., Kim, M. Y., & Foster, E. R. (2019) The Relationship between Occupational Balance and Wellbeing in Older Adults: Time-use Perspective. Poster presented at the Occupational Therapy Summit of Scholars, Charleston, SC.

Kim, M. Y., Park, J. H., Kim, J. B., & Park, H. Y. (2017). Relationship Between Executive Function Components and Activities of Daily Living in Elderly with Mild Dementia. Poster presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Hong, I., Lee, M-J, Kim, M. Y., Reistetter, T. A., & Park, H. Y. (2017). Differential Item Functioning on Dressing Activity for Individuals with Physical Disabilities. Poster presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Hong, I., Han, A. N., & Kim, M. Y. (2017) Do Korean Spouses of Patients with Dementia Have a High Risk of Stroke?. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s 97th Annual Conference & Expo, Philadelphia, PA.

Hong, I., Simpson, A. N., Velozo, C. A., Kim, M. Y., & Simpson, K. N. (2017) The Impact of the G-Code System on Medicare Part B Rehabilitation Payments for Stroke: Do the G-Codes Reduce Costs?. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s 97th Annual Conference & Expo, Philadelphia, PA.

Ko, S. B., Kim, J. H., Kim, M. Y., & Park, H. Y (2017) Interventions for Neglect with Stroke: A Systematic Review. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s 97th Annual Conference & Expo, Philadelphia, PA.

Hong, I., Li, C., & Kim, M. Y., (2016). Path Analysis of the Relationship Between Health-Related Predictors and Management of Activities of Daily Living. Poster presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference, Chicago, IL.

More

Lee, Y. J., Kim, Y. J., Park, H. Y., Kim, M. Y., Lee, J. H., & Park, J. H. (2016) Validity and Reliability of the Korean Version of the Assessment of Life Habits (K-LIFE-H). Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s 96th Annual Conference & Expo, Chicago, IL.

Lee, J. H., Lee, Y. J., Kim, M. Y., Kim, Y. J., Park, J. H., Park, H. Y., & Margo, H. (2016) Development of an Item List to Assess Bilateral Upper Extremity Function of Stroke Patients with Hemiplegia. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s 96th Annual Conference & Expo, Chicago, IL.

Kim, M. Y., Kang, J. W., Park, S. M., Park, H. Y., & Park, J. H. (2016). The Effect of Computer-Assisted Cognitive Training for Improving Cognitive Function in Older Adults: A Systematic Review. Poster presented at the Korean Society of Occupational Therapy’s Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea.

Kim, J. H., Ko, S. B., Kim, M. Y., & Park, H. Y. (2016). A Systematic Review of the Occupational Therapy Interventions Applied to Patients with Schizophrenia. Poster presented at the Korean Society of Occupational Therapy’s Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea.

Lee, Y. J., Kim, M. Y., Choi, M. H., Kwon, Y. S., Lee, Y. E., Kim, S. J., Lee, J. H., Park, H. Y., & Park, J. H. (2015) A Study on Validity and Reliability of the Korean Version of the Assessment of Life Habits (LIFE-H) in Young Adults. Poster presented at the Korean Society of Occupational Therapy’s Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea.

Publications

Hong, I., Lee, M. J., Kim, M. Y., & Park, H. Y. (2017). Item-level psychometrics of the ADL instrument of the Korean National Survey on persons with physical disabilities. Quality of Life Research: An International Journal of Quality of Life Aspects of Treatment, Care and Rehabilitation. 26(10), 2867-2875.

Lee, Y. J., Kim, M. Y., Park, J. H., & Park, H. Y. (2017). Comparison of the effects of bilateral and unilateral training after stroke: A meta-analysis. NeuroRehabilitation, 40(3), 301-313.

Park, S. M., Kim, M. Y., Park, J. H., & Park, H. Y. (2016). Effects of Interactive Metronome(IM) training on balance, fall efficacy, and cognitive function of community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Korean Society of Occupational Therapy. 24(4), 95-108.

Kim, M. Y., Kang, J. W., Park, S. M., Park, H. Y., & Park, J. H. (2016). The effect of computer-assisted cognitive training for improving cognitive function in older adults: A Systematic Review. Journal of Korean Society of Occupational Therapy. 24(4), 81-94.

Kim, M. Y., Kim, Y. J., Lee, Y. J., & Park, H. Y. (2016). Systematic review of interventions on driving performance in older drivers. Journal of Korean Society of Occupational Therapy. 24(2), 33-46.

Kim, Y. J., Kim, M. Y., Lee, J. H., & Park, H. Y. (2016). Effectiveness of occupational therapy for improving participation: A systematic review. Journal of Korean Society of Occupational Therapy. 24(1), 89-108.

Ko, S. B., Kim, M. Y., & Oh, Y. T. (2015) A systematic review on intervention to improve executive function in stroke patients. Therapeutic Science for Neurorehabilitation. 4(2). 33-50.

Awards and honors

2017: Early Career Poster Award, Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) 2017 Annual Conference

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