Sergio Romero

Sergio Romero,

Research Assistant Professor

Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Business Phone: (352) 273-6135
Business Email: sromero@phhp.ufl.edu

About Sergio Romero

Dr. Sergio Romero is Research Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida and Co-Director of the Veterans Rural Health Resource Center in Gainesville, Florida. He is a University of Florida graduate with a Doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Sciences. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Romero has conducted research to improve function and independence in older Veterans and Veterans with disabilities and/or chronic conditions. His holistic approach considers personal, social, cultural and environmental factors, including rurality, that impact individuals with limited function due to disease or disability.

Publications

2021
Provider Perceptions of Battlefield Acupuncture in a Major Veterans Health Administration Facility.
Medical acupuncture. 33(2):159-168 [DOI] 10.1089/acu.2020.1459. [PMID] 33912274.
2020
Drug Overdose and Suicide Among Veteran Enrollees in the VHA: Comparison Among Local, Regional, and National Data.
Federal practitioner : for the health care professionals of the VA, DoD, and PHS. 37(9):420-425 [DOI] 10.12788/fp.0025. [PMID] 33029067.
2020
Language equivalence of the modified falls efficacy scale (MFES) among English- and Spanish-speaking older adults: Rasch analysis.
BMC geriatrics. 20(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12877-020-01627-3. [PMID] 32787777.
2020
Telerehabilitation for Rural Veterans: A Qualitative Assessment of Barriers and Facilitators to Implementation.
Journal of multidisciplinary healthcare. 13:559-570 [DOI] 10.2147/JMDH.S247267. [PMID] 32669850.
2019
Comparative study of PROMISⓇ self-efficacy for managing chronic conditions across chronic neurologic disorders.
Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation. 28(7):1893-1901 [DOI] 10.1007/s11136-019-02164-2. [PMID] 30915674.
2019
Corrigendum: Construction and Validation of the 21 Item Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure Short-Form.
Frontiers in public health. 7 [DOI] 10.3389/fpubh.2019.00086. [PMID] 31041301.
2019
Multidimensionality of the PROMIS self-efficacy measure for managing chronic conditions.
Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation. 28(6):1595-1603 [DOI] 10.1007/s11136-019-02116-w. [PMID] 30806873.
2019
Trends in VA Telerehabilitation Patients and Encounters Over Time and by Rurality.
Federal practitioner : for the health care professionals of the VA, DoD, and PHS. 36(3):122-128 [PMID] 30983852.
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2018
Construction and Validation of the 21 Item Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure Short-Form.
Frontiers in public health. 6 [DOI] 10.3389/fpubh.2018.00339. [PMID] 30574475.
2018
Development and validation of a remote home safety protocol.
Disability and rehabilitation. Assistive technology. 13(2):166-172 [DOI] 10.1080/17483107.2017.1300345. [PMID] 28326967.
2018
Evaluating Korean Personal Assistance Services Classification System.
Annals of rehabilitation medicine. 42(5):758-766 [DOI] 10.5535/arm.2018.42.5.758. [PMID] 30404425.
2018
FIM-Minimum Data Set Motor Item Bank: Short Forms Development and Precision Comparison in Veterans.
Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 99(3):534-541.e2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.06.022. [PMID] 28756249.
2018
Linking Existing Instruments to Develop an Activity of Daily Living Item Bank.
Evaluation & the health professions. 41(1):25-43 [DOI] 10.1177/0163278716676873. [PMID] 27856680.
2017
Linking existing instruments to develop a continuum of care measure: accuracy comparison using function-related group classification.
Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation. 26(9):2563-2572 [DOI] 10.1007/s11136-017-1598-1. [PMID] 28540495.
2017
The Veteran-Initiated Electronic Care Coordination: A Multisite Initiative to Promote and Evaluate Consumer-Mediated Health Information Exchange.
Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association. 23(4):264-272 [DOI] 10.1089/tmj.2016.0078. [PMID] 27726644.
2017
Validation of the PROMIS® measures of self-efficacy for managing chronic conditions.
Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation. 26(7):1915-1924 [DOI] 10.1007/s11136-017-1527-3. [PMID] 28239781.
2016
Assessment of the psychometrics of a PROMIS item bank: self-efficacy for managing daily activities.
Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation. 25(9):2221-32 [DOI] 10.1007/s11136-016-1270-1. [PMID] 27048495.
2016
Innovative Power Wheelchair Control Interface: A Proof-of-Concept Study.
The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association. 70(2):7002350010p1-5 [DOI] 10.5014/ajot.2016.015750. [PMID] 26943118.
2015
Diversity of Arthropods Associated With Mikania Spp. and Chromolaena Odorata (Asterales: Asteraceae: Eupatorieae) in Florida
Florida Entomologist. 98(1):389-393
2014
The effects of whole body vibration on mobility and balance in Parkinson disease: a systematic review.
Iranian journal of medical sciences. 39(4):318-26 [PMID] 25031483.
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2012
Exploration of patient-centered success criteria and clinically measured improvement during falls rehabilitation.
Journal of geriatric physical therapy (2001). 35(4):181-90 [PMID] 22366989.
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2012
Improving measurement methods in rehabilitation: core concepts and recommendations for scale development.
Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 93(8 Suppl):S154-63 [DOI] 10.1016/j.apmr.2012.06.001. [PMID] 22840881.
2011
Development of a short form of the Boston naming test for individuals with aphasia.
Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR. 54(4):1089-100 [DOI] 10.1044/1092-4388(2010/09-0119). [PMID] 21173387.
2011
Minimum detectable change of the Berg Balance Scale and Dynamic Gait Index in older persons at risk for falling.
Journal of geriatric physical therapy (2001). 34(3):131-7 [DOI] 10.1519/JPT.0b013e3182048006. [PMID] 21937903.
2010
A comparison of the ability of two upper extremity assessments to measure change in function.
Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists. 23(1):31-40 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jht.2009.09.006. [PMID] 19944563.
2010
Improved fall-related efficacy in older adults related to changes in dynamic gait ability.
Physical therapy. 90(11):1598-606 [DOI] 10.2522/ptj.20090284. [PMID] 20705683.
2008
Participation and Perception of Balance Control in Patients With Parkinson’S Disease
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 56

Grants

Sep 2020 ACTIVE
Linking VA and non-VA data to study the risk of suicide in chronic pain patients
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: WEILL MED COLLEGE OF CORNELL UNIV NY via NATL INST OF HLTH NIMH
Sep 2020 – Nov 2021
Predicting individuals functional difficulties at home using statistical machine learning
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH via AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FOUNDATION
Apr 2015 – Sep 2020
AART: ADVANCED REHABILITATION RESEARCH TRAINING PROJECT
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF HLTH AND HUMAN SER
Sep 2013 – Aug 2017
Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH via NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD
Sep 2009 – Jul 2016
Development and Validation of a Self-Efficacy Item Bank
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK via NATL INST OF HLTH

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2019-2021
OTH6151 Research Driving Reha
2015,2019-2021
RSD6930 Special Topics in Rehabilitation Science
2014-2015,2017-2020,2020
RSD6905 Individual Work
2012-2019
RSD6110 Rehabilitation Science Theory and Application I
2019
OTH6152 Indpt Study Driving 1
2016-2019
RSD6910 Supervised Research
2017-2018,2022
RSD7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2016-2017,2021
RSD7979 Advanced Research
2010-2011,2013-2017
OTH5770C Research for Occupational Therapy
2013-2016
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
2021-2022
HSC4558 Survey of Diseases and Disabilities 2
2022
RSD6940 Supervised Teaching

Contact Details

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