KENT ATHUR QUESTAD, Ph.D.
Social Work (MSW,
Psychology (BS, Minor ‑ Biology,
Licensure Psychology, State of
Training: 1981 ‑ 1982 Internship:
Awards: 2006: Appointed to NIH-CSR Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences Study Section
2003 appointed to
2002: Fircrest Nursing Facility named among Top 10 Nursing Homes in The US
1998: DSHS Outstanding service team award
1995: Appointed to professional
advisory committe on developmental disabilities, King County Correction Facility, and
Substance Abuse Advisory Committee,
1993: Efforts and dedication in improving the Quality of Life of persons with disabilities. American Psychological Association, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology.
1992 Appointed to the grant review panel, National Institute of Disability Related Research.
1991 Excellence in Research Writing Award, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
1991 Appointed to the Editorial Board, Rehabilitation Psychology
Present Academic Position
Clinical Assistant Professor (Psychology) Department of Rehabilitation
Present Clinical Positions
Staff Psychologist, Fircrest RHC (facility for persons with developmental disabilities)
Previous Academic Position
1982-1986 Acting Assistant Professor (Psychology) Department of
Previous Clinical Positions
*1982 ‑ 1984. Psychologist
providing services to a 30‑bed Burn/Plastics Unit, a 26‑30 bed
*1983 - 1995. Providing psychological services for the outpatient clinic, Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurosurgery and to families of brain injured patients in a weekly psychoeducation and support group.
1985- Present. Private Practice - Evaluation and treatment of patients and their families after major physical trauma and loss of functional abilities.
1986-Present. Staff psychologist helped restore accreditation to an IMR facility by developing innovative programs incorporating state-of-the-art technology for training basic environmental control skills and teaching staff basic aspects of learning, brain-behavior relationships, and specific training techniques as they were developed. Served a caseload of profoundly retarded and physically disabled clients by providing routine assessments, behavior management programs, and family conferences. Performed court ordered evaluations of sanity, competency, diminished capacity, and maternal fitness.
Other relevant experience
1976 ‑ 1979. Research Assistant/Psychometrist, designing and conducting a follow‑up study on rehabilitated chronic pain patients and conducting structured interviews in chronic pain program; assisting in courses for undergraduate, graduate, and medical residents.
1975 ‑ 1976. Research Assistant/Counselor, assessing needs of severely disabled clients; casework with severely disabled clients; vocational assessment and placement; and developing job stations.
May‑September 1981‑‑Data and systems analysis
consultant to the State of
Organizations American Psychological Association
Kent A. Questad “Both / And: A Different Approach to Emerging Challenging Behavior in
Non-verbal Adults with Developmental Disabilities” presented at the Northwest Association of Behavior Analysis 11th Annual Conference: October 1999 at The University of Washington
Saunders, M. D., Timler, G., Cullinan, T. B., Pilkey, S., Questad, K. A., and Saunders, R. R. (2003) Evidence of contingency awareness in people with profound multiple impairments: Response duration versus response rate indicators. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 24, 231-245
Saunders MD, Questad KA, Kedziorski TL, Boase BC, Patterson EA, Cullinan TB: “Unprompted mechanical switch use in individuals with severe multiple disabilities” J Developmental and Physical Disabilities 2001 13 (1).
Simkin PA, de Lateur BJ, Alquist AD, Questad KA, Beardsley RM, Esselman PC Continuous passive
motion for osteoarthritis of the hip: a pilot study. J Rheumatol 1999 Sep;26(9):1987-91
Cress ME, Buchner DM, Questad KA, Esselman PC, deLateur BJ, Schwartz RSExercise: effects on physical functional performance in independent older adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 1999 May;54(5):M242-8
Lehmann JF, Price R, Okumura R, Questad K, de Lateur BJ, Negretot A Mass and mass distribution of below-knee prostheses: effect on gait efficacy and self-selected walking speed. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1998 Feb;79(2):162-8
Meinders M, Price R, Lehmann JF, Questad KA The stretch reflex response in the normal and spastic ankle: effect of ankle position. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1996 May;77(5):487-92
Cress ME, Buchner DM, Questad KA, Esselman PC, de Lateur BJ, Schwartz RS: Continuous-scale physical functional performance in a broad range of older adults: a validation study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1996;77:1243-1250.
Patterson, DR Everett JJ Bombardier C H Questad‑K‑A. Lee‑V‑K. Marvin‑J‑A. Psychological effects of severe burn injuries. Psychol‑Bull. 1993 Mar. 113(2). P 362‑78.
Lacerte M, de Lateur B, Alquist A, Questad K: "Concentric versus combined concentric-eccentric isokinetic training programs on peak torque of human quadriceps femoris muscle". Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1992,73, 1059-1062.
Brooke MM, Questad KA,.
Brooke M, Questad K, Patterson D, Farrel-Roberts L, Cardenas,D "The treatment of agitiation during hospitalization after traumatic brain injury". Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1992 Oct. 73(10). P 917‑21.
Brooke M, de Lateur B, Diana-Rigby G, Questad KA; "Shoulder subluxation of three different supports." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 1991, 72(8), 582-586.
de‑Lateur,BJ: Giaconi RM: Questad KA: Ko M: Lehmann JF: "Footwear and posture; compensatory strategies for heel height. American Journal of Physical Mededicine and Rehabiltation. 1991, 70(5), 246‑254.
Peter C. Esselman, Barbara J. de Lateur, Alan Alquist,
Marvin M. Brooke, MD, Kent A. Questad, PhD, David R. Patterson, PhD, and Karen J. Bashak, MHSc. "Agitation and restlessness after closed head injury." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1992,73(4), 320‑323.
Blew,A, Patterson, DR, & Questad, KA.: "Frequency of use and rated effectiveness of cognitive and behavioral coping responses to burn pain." Burns, 1988.
Patterson, DR, Questad, KA, & de Lateur BJ.:"Hypnotherapy as an adjunct to pharmacologic for the treatment of pain from burn debridement." American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 1989 31(3) 156‑163.
Questad, K., Patterson, D., & Boltwood, M.: "Relating mental and physical function at discharge to rehabilitation status at three months post burn." Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 9(1),87-89, 1988.
Questad, K., Boltwood, M., Alquist, A., &
de Lateur, B.J.:
"A comprehensive battery for the measurement of rehabilitation
outcome after major burns.",in
Rehabilitation Outcomes: Analysis and Measurement. Marcus J.Fuhrer (Ed.), Paul H. Brooks Publishing Co:
Patterson, D., Questad, K., & Boltwood, M. "Patient reports about their health and physical functioning three months after a major burn." Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 1987, 8(4), 274-279.
Patterson, D., Questad, K., & Boltwood, M.: "Hypnosis applied to pain control in burn patients: A review." Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 1987, 8(4), 263-268.
Malec, J. & Questad, K.: "Cognitive retraining after traumatic brain injury: A case study." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1983, 64(9), 436-438.
Chan, F. & Questad, K.: "Microcomputers in vocational evaluation: An application for staff training." Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment Bulletin, 1981, 14(4), 153‑158.
Fordyce, W., McMahon, G., Rainwater, S., Jackins, S., Questad, K., Murphey, T., & de Lateur, B.: "Pain‑ complaint‑exercise performance relationship in chronic pain." Pain, 1981, 10, 311‑321.
Kaplan, S. & Questad, K.: "Client characteristics in rehabilitation studies." Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 1980, 11, 165‑168.
Matsen, F., Questad, K., & Matsen, A.: "Effects of local cooling on post‑fracture swelling: a controlled study." Clinical Orthopedics, 1975, 109, 201‑206.
Questad K, Alquist A, Lawler B, de Lateur B " The effects of mental practice and performance feedback on exercise performance gains". Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in press.
Lacerte M, de Lateur B, Alquist A, Questad K: "The effects of adding an eccentric component to an isokinetic resistance training program. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in press.
Marvin M. Brooke, MD, David R. Patterson, PhD, Kent A. Questad, PhD, Diana Cardenas, MD M. Christine Lechner, RN The course and treatment of agitation during initial hospitalization after traumatic brain injury. Presentation, A.C.R.M and A.A.R.M. convention, November, 1989.
Marvin M. Brooke, MD, Kent A. Questad, PhD, David R. Patterson, PhD, and Karen J. Bashak, MHSc. "The incidence and prevalence of agitation and restlessness in patients hospitalized after traumatic brain injury". Presentation, A.C.R.M and A.A.R.M. convention, November, 1989.
Marvin M. Brooke, M.D. Kent A. Questad, Ph.D.. "Visual and psychomotor performance data collection with a microcomputer driving simulation". Presentation, A.C.R.M and A.A.R.M. convention, November, 1989.
Peter C. Esselman, Barbara J. de Lateur, Alan Alquist,
Questad, K., Cullinan,T. "A reinforcer driven, data based rehabilitation program for severely brain injured adults"Archives of Physical Medicineand Rehabilitation, 1987, 68(9), 674.
Questad K., Patterson, D., Boltwood, M., Covey, M., de Lateur, B., Marvin J., Engrav, L., Dutcher, K., & Heimbach, D. "IQ, income, preinjury mental health and injury factors as predictors of self reported health three months after a major burn". Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1986, 67(9), 620.
de Lateur, B.,Alquist,A., Questad K., Boltwood, M., Covey, M.,Marvin J., Engrav, L., Dutcher, K., & Heimbach, D.l "Physiologic response to submaximal exercise in smoking and nonsmoking burn patients". Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1986, 67(9), 664.
Brooke,M.M., Questad, K.A.,Brooke, L.J.. "Complex reaction time, motor function, and new learning in brain injured and normal subjects performing different computer tasks." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,1986, 67(9), 674.
Questad, K., Boltwood, M., Patterson, D., Covey, M., de Lateur, B., Marvin J., Engrav, L., Dutcher, K., & Heimbach, D. Self‑reported Physical Health Over the Course of a Year After a Major Burn: A Preliminary Analysis. Presented to the American Burn Association, April 1986.
Boltwood, M., Questad, K., Heimbach, D. Marvin, J., de Lateur, B., Covey, M., & Dutcher, K. Do Patients` Health Beliefs Influence Their Recovery ? Presented to the American Burn Association, April 1986.
Boltwood, M., Questad., K., Marvin, J., de Lateur, B., Covey, M., Dutcher, K., & Heimbach, D. Measuring the Impact of Multiple Forms of Social Support on Burn Patients. Presented to the American Burn Association, April 1986.
Covey, M., Dutcher, K., Heimbach, D., de Lateur, B., Marvin, J., Alquist, A., Boltwood, M., Engrav, L., & Questad, K. Hand Function of Major Burns at the Time of Discharge. Presented to the American Burn Association, April 1986.
Questad, K. Developing a Comprehensive Model of Burn Rehabilitation. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, September 1985.
Brooke, M., De Kroes‑Brooke, & Questad, K. Effectiveness of Computer Assisted Cognitive Rehabilitation of Visual Perception. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, September 1985.
Questad, K. Micro and Mainframe
Computers: A Happy Marriage. National Rehabilitation Research and
Questad, K. A Comprehensive
Questad, K. & Versteeg, L. Public Education and Attitudes Toward Recovered Burn Patients. American Burn Association Annual Convention,
D., Questad, K, & Boltwood, M. Patient Reports of Their Health and Physical
Functioning Three Months After a Major Burn. American Burn Association Annual Convention,
Questad, K., Malec, J., Harvey, R., Kienker, K., & Romsaas, E. "A Rehabilitation Program for Cancer Related Fatigue: An empirical study." Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1982, 63(1), 532.
Malec, J., Jones, R.M., Rao, N., Stubbs, K., Flynn, M., & Questad, K. Videogame Practice Effects on Sustained Attention in Patients with Craniocerebral Trauma. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1982, 63(10), 542.
David R. Patterson,Ph.D.
Associate Professor (Psychology) (206) 223-3418
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Gene McConacie, Ph.D.
Department of Social and Health Services
Division of Developmental Disabilities