Machiko R. Tomita

PhD

Machiko R. Tomita

PhD

Machiko R. Tomita

PhD

Research Topics

Fall and frailty prevention in older adults with a chronic illness, a past fall, Alzheimer's disease and/or cancer, often using technology. Caregivers of older adults are also her research interest.

Contact Information

623 Kimball Tower

Buffalo NY, 14214

Phone: (716) 829-6740

Fax: (716) 829-3217

machikot@buffalo.edu

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Selected Publications

  • Tomita M, Fisher N, Ramsey D, Stanton K, Bierdeman L, Kocher L, Saharan S, Sridhar, R, Naughton B, Wilding G. Effects of Virtual-Group Exercise at Home (V-GEAH) on adherence and fall risks in older adults with a history of falling. Gerontology & Geriatrics: Research, 2016, 2(3): 1018.   
  • Tomita M, Langan J, Persons, K, Wilber, M, Naughton B. Effects of Buffalo Home-based Functional Exercise in community-dwelling older adults with medium to high fall risks - A proof of concept. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 2016 6(5):146-167.   
  • Tomita M, Buckner K, Saharan, S, Persons K, Liao, S. Extended occupational therapy reintegration strategies for a woman with Guillain-Barré Syndrome: Case report. In print for publication in American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July-August, 2016, 70 (4), 7004220010p1-7004220010p8. doiL10.5014/ajot.2016.019497 
  • Lin F, Wang A, Zhuang Y, Tomita, MR, Xu W. Smart insole: A wearable sensor device for unobtrusive gait monitoring in daily life. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII). 2016, 1-14.
  • Tomita M, Saharan S, Rajendran S, Schweitzer J. Nochajski S. (2014). Development, psychometrics, and use of Home Safety Self-Assessment Tool (HSSAT). AJOT, 68 (6): 711-718.
  • Al-Zaiti SS, Fallavollita JA, Wu YB, Tomita M, & Carey MG. (2014) Electrocardiogram-based predictors of clinical outcomes: A meta-analysis of the prognostic value of ventricular repolarization. Heart & Lung, 43(6):516-526.
  • Stone V, Lane, J, Nobrega, A, Tomita M, Usiak D, Oddo C, Flagg J, Leahy J. Development of a measure of knowledge use by stakeholders in rehabilitation technology. SAGE Open Medicine. 2014.
  • Tomita M & Nochajski S. Using smart home technology and health promoting exercise. In I. Soderback (Ed.), The International Handbook for Occupational Intervention, 2nd Ed. 2014.  
  • Babbage, D.R., Yim, J., Zupan, B., Newmann, D., Tomita, M.R., Willer, B. (2011) Meta-analysis of facial affect recognition difficulties after traumatic brain injury. Neuropsychology.
  • Tomita, M.R., Salang, A, Lee, K., Russ, L., Lee, K, Noe, M. (2010) Characteristics and perceived supports of primary caregivers of home-based older adults with dementia in India, Taiwan, and the United States. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 26 (1):2-16.
  • Tomita, M.R.  Lee, K., Salang, A, Lee, K, Russ, L., Noe, M. (2010) Psychological health of primary caregivers of home-based older adults with dementia in India, Taiwan, and the United States. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 26 (1): 17-31.
  • Tomita M, Russ L, Sridhar R & Naughton B. Smart home with healthcare technologies for community-dwelling older adults. Smart Home Systems. Vienna, Austria: IN-TECH. 2010, 139-158.
  • Newmann, R.D, Zupan, B., Tomita, M, Willer, B. (2009) Training Emotional Processing, in Persons with Brain Injury,  Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 2008.
  • Tomita, M.R., Tsai, B., Fisher, N., Kumar, N., Wilding, G., Stanton, K., Naughton, B. J., (2009) Effects of multidisciplinary Internet-based program on management of heart failure, Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 2:1-9. PMC2875686
  • Belchior, P, Mann, W.C., Kemp, B.J. Tomita, M. (2007) Older adults' perception and use of PDAs. Home automation system, and home health monitoring system. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 23 (1) 35-46.
  • Tomita, M.R. Mann, W.C., Stanton, K., Tomita, A., & Sundar, V. (2007) Use of smart home technology among frail elders: process and outcome. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation.23 (1) 24-34. 
  • Tomita M. Making Meanings from Numbers, Inferential Statistics, Methods of Analysis In G. Keilhofner (ed.) Research in Occupational Therapy. Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company, 2006.

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