Publications

Research

Dr. Sleszynski has spent a good part of her career learning, doing and teaching osteopathic research. She has spent time on several research committees including:

  • Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee of the American Academy of Osteopathy (chairperson for 5 years)
  • Bureau of Research (now the Council on Research) of the American Osteopathic Association
  • External Board of Scientific Counselors of the Osteopathic Research Center
  • Task Force on Outcomes Research and Practice Guidelines of the American Academy of Osteopathy
  • Special Outcomes Research Committee of the American Osteopathic Association
  • Strategic Task Force of the American Osteopathic Association
  • Computer Task Force Chairperson of the Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee
  • Clinical Guidelines steering committee member of the American Osteopathic Association

Supervised Research Posters

2015 Andy Narver OMS III, Joel Walthall OMS III, Sandra Sleszynski DO FAAO, Tobin Rummel DO “Frequency of
Viscerosomatic Reflexes in an Outpatient Clinic” A Feasibility Study. Poster presented at Louisa Burns Poster Competition at annual American Academy of Osteopathy Convocation in Louisville, KY.

2016 Kraig Kenneth Wasik, OMS IV; Carly Ann Mayumi Crider, OMS IV; Tobin D. Rummel, DO; and Sandra L.
Sleszynski, DO, FAAO, “Muscular Firing Patterns and Lower Back Pain” presented at convocation 2016, published AAO Member News 2016, http://www.academyofosteopathy.org/2016-research-posters

2016 Alyssa Kristine Horne, OMS IV; Amelia M. Servin, OMS IV; Sandra L. Sleszynski, DO, FAAO; and Tobin D.
Rummel, DO “Use of Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment in the Pre-Surgical Management of Severe Strabismic Amblyopia” presented at convocation 2016, published AAO Member News 2016,
http://www.academyofosteopathy.org/2016-research-posters

Published Articles

SL Sleszynski, AF Kelso, “Comparison of Thoracic Manipulation with Incentive Spirometry in Preventing Postoperative Atelectasis”- (Funded by Burroughs Wellcome Fellowship) Published JAOA Vol 93, No 8, August 1993

SL Sleszynski,D.O., T Glonek, Ph.D., and W Kuchera, D.O., F.A.A.O., “Standardized medical record: A new Outpatient Osteopathic SOAP Note Form: Validation of a standardized office form against physician’s progress notes” – (Funded by the American Osteopathic Association) Published JAOA Vol 99, No 10, October 1999

SJ Noone, CAE, Message from the Executive Director- “Research on OPP/OMT is Critical to the Profession’s Future”. AAO Journal 7. Indianapolis, IN: American Academy of Osteopathy; Spring 2000.

SL Sleszynski, AF Kelso, “Comparison of Thoracic Manipulation with Incentive Spirometry in Preventing Postoperative Atelectasis”. The AAO Millennium Yearbook. Indianpolis, IN: American Academy of Osteopathy;2001;pgs 240

SL SLeszynski,D.O., T Glonek, Ph.D., and W Kuchera, D.O., F.A.A.O., “Standardized medical record: A new Outpatient Osteopathic SOAP Note Form: Validation of a standardized office form against physician’s progress notes”. The AAO Millennium Yearbook. Indianapolis, IN: American Academy of Osteopathy; 2001;pgs 301-08.

WA Kuchera, DO, RE Kappler, DO, FAAO, “Musculoskeletal Examination for Somatic Dysfunction” in section, “Sample History and Osteopathic Musculoskeletal Examination”. Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine, second edition. Philadelphia, PA: Williams & Wilkins; 2003; pgs 655-59. -cited work

SL Sleszynski, DO, T Glonek, PhD, and W Kuchera, DO, FAAO, “Single Organ System Osteopathic Musculoskeletal Form: Training and Certification” –(Funded by the American Osteopathic Association) Published JAOA Vol 104, No 2, February 2004

SL Sleszynski, DO, T Glonek, PhD, and W Kuchera, DO, FAAO, “Outpatient Osteopathic Single Organ System Musculoskeletal Exam Form Series: Validation of the Outpatient Osteopathic Single Organ System Musculoskeletal Exam Form, a New Standardized Medical Record” –(Funded by the American Osteopathic Association, and recipient of the George W. Northup DO, Medical Writing Award for the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association) Published JAOA Vol 104, No 10, October 2004

SL Sleszynski, DO, T Glonek, PhD, “Outpatient Osteopathic SOAP Note Form: Preliminary Results in Osteopathic Outcomes-Based Research” –(Funded by the American Osteopathic Association) Published JAOA Vol 105, No 4, April 2005

JC Licciardone, DO, MBA, K Nelson, DO, T Glonek, PhD, SL Sleszynski, DO, RN, des Anges Cruser, PhD, MPA, “Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment of Somatic Dysfunction Among Patients in the Family Practice Setting: A Retrospective Analysis”–(Funded by MWU, Osteopathic Research Center, OCCTIC) Published JAOA Vol 105, No 12, December 2005

SL Sleszynski, DO, T Glonek, PhD, “The Standardized Medical Record”. Somatic Dysfunction in Osteopathic Family Practice. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins; 2007; pgs 490-512.

Scholarly Activities

1987-89: Author of “All You Wanted To Know About OMT And Were Afraid To Ask”-a student handbook

1988: Procedure Manual for Comparison of Thoracic Lymphatic Pump and Incentive Spirometry in Prevention of Postsurgical Atelectasis

1989: Procedure Manual for the Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee- developer

1990-97: Facilitated the use of the Outpatient Osteopathic SOAP Note Form in the Osteopathic Diagnosis and Treatment Service stations at annual conventions

2000: Osteopathic Examination of the Hospitalized Patient- consultant

2000: Creation of Outpatient Osteopathic SOAP Note Form Training and Certification Manual

2000: Creation of Single Organ System Musculoskeletal Exam Form Study participant procedure manual

2002: Video tape creation on the Outpatient Osteopathic SOAP Note Forms

2002: Creation of the Outpatient Osteopathic Single Organ System (SOS) Musculoskeletal Exam Form Series and Outpatient Osteopathic SOAP Note Form Series participant Training Manual

2003: National OMM Research Synergy Conclave participant leading to the creation of the White Paper on Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Research: A 21st Century Vision

2005: Outpatient Osteopathic Cranial SOAP Note Form- consultant

Scholarly and Project/Program Activities

1989 Development of an Osteopathic Medicine Fellows Clinic
1998 Use of an Electronic Database Acquisition System to Compare Standard Medical Treatment and
Thoracic Manipulation in Acute Bronchitis- submitted American Osteopathic Association- not
funded
1999 Computerized Patient Records for Alternative Medicine- submitted to Small Business Innovation
Research Program- not funded
1999 Bronchitis: Standard versus Osteopathic Treatment- submitted to National Institute of Health- not funded
1999 Computerization of the Outpatient Osteopathic SOAP Note Form- submitted American Osteopathic
Association- not funded
1999 Standard Osteopathic Medical Record- submitted to National Institute of Health- not funded
2002 Development of a training manual with video created at MWU on the Outpatient Osteopathic SOAP Note
2015 Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine EMR Template Development for good Samaritan Regional Medicine Center

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