KENT ATHUR QUE­STAD, Ph.D.                                    

(revised: 8/22/2007)

                                                                                                             

 

Education: Rehabilitation Psychology (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 02/83) (Minor:  Psychology/Neurology) Dissertation:  An Empirical Study of a Rehabilitation Program for Fatigue Related to Cancer.

 

Social Work (MSW, University of Washington, 06/79)      Thesis:  Measuring the Effects of Behavioral Treatment on the Activities of Chronic Pain Patients

 

Psychology (BS, Minor ‑ Biology, University of Washington, 12/74) 

 

Licensure         Psychology, State of Washington, #1185.

                                     

Graduate

Training:  1981 ‑ 1982 Internship:  Rehabilitation Center, and  Clinical Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin‑Madison.

 

Awards:     2006: Appointed to NIH-CSR Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences Study Section

 

                  2003 appointed to Washington state legislative  committee on the retention of licensed health care professionals

 

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, Harborview Medical Center

 

           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 Medicine, University of Washington.

 

Present Clinical Positions

 

Adjunct House Staff (Psychologist),  Harborview Medical Center

 

Staff Psychologist, Fircrest RHC (facility for persons with developmental disabilities)          

 

Previous Academic Position

 

1982-1986 Acting Assistant Professor (Psychology) Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington. Addressed psychological issues and management of research design and data analysis in a major study of burn injury patients.  Presented lectures for undergraduate students in allied health programs.

 

Previous Clinical Positions

 

*1982 ‑ 1984. Psychologist providing services to a 30‑bed Burn/Plastics Unit, a 26‑30 bed Rehabilitation Center serving head injury, stroke, spinal cord injury and other disabilities patients and for a Rehabilitation Consultation and outpatient service at Harborview Medical Center.

 

*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.

 

*University of Washington, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. 

 

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 Wisconsin, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

 

Organizations   American Psychological Association , Washington State Psychological Association, Nothwest Association of Behavior Analysis


                                                                                   

Bibliography   

Presentations

 

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

 

 

Paul Murphy, Kent Questad “Finding S-R relationships: The First Step in Promoting Engagement in Severely Impaired Individuals” presented at the Northwest Association of Behavior Analysis 10th  Annual Conference:   October 9 1998 at SIRTI, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Spokane, Washington 99202-1665

 

Kent Questad Tim Cullinan Paul Murphy Muriel Saunders “Looks can be deceiving: Operant behavior of  profoundly Retarded, Multiply Impaired Adults” presented at theNorthwest Association of Behavior Analysis Ninth Annual Convention October  25, 1997, Sleeping Lady Conference Resort - Leavenworth, WA

 

 

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Publications 

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,.  Patterson DR,  Valois,TA: Driving evaluation after traumatic brain injury. American Journal of   Physical Medicine and Rehabilitaion.  1992 71(3) 177‑82.

 

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, Kent Questad, Ruth Giaconi and Justus F. Lehmann. "Isokinetic training: Critical variables in torque development". Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 72, 723-791,1991.

 

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.

 

            Patterson DR, Carrigan L, Robinson R, & Questad KA: Post- traumatic stress disorder and delirium in hospitalized patients. The Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 1990.

 

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:  Baltimore, 1987, 175-184.

 

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.  

 

Dixon, M. & Questad, K.: "Vocational interests as a     predictor of tenure in a burn center."  Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 1985, 6(4), 327-330.

 

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.

 

Abstracts                                                                                 

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, Kent Questad, Ruth Giaconi and Justus F. Lehmann. "Isokinetic training: Critical variables in torque development".  Presentation, A.C.R.M and A.A.R.M. convention, November, 1989.

 

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 Training Center Directors Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., May 1985.

 

Questad, K.  A Comprehensive Battery for Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes After a Major Burn.  National Rehabilitation Research  and Training Center Directors Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., May 1985.

 

Questad, K. & Versteeg, L.  Public Education and Attitudes Toward Recovered Burn Patients.  American Burn Association Annual Convention, Orlando FL, April 1985.

 

            Patterson, D., Questad, K, & Boltwood, M.  Patient Reports of Their Health and Physical Functioning Three Months After a Major Burn.  American Burn  Association Annual Convention, Orlando FL, April 1985.

            Dixon, M, Questad,. K., Marvin, L, & Heimbach, D. Vocational Interests‑‑A Predictor of Tenure in a Burn Center. American Burn Association Annual Convention, San Francisco CA, April 1984.

 

            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.


References

 

                                                David R. Patterson,Ph.D.

                                                Associate Professor (Psychology) (206) 223-3418

                                                Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

 University of Washington  Seattle, WA. 98195 

 

Gene McConacie, Ph.D.

Department of Social and Health Services

Division of Developmental Disabilities

206 568-5718