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Faculty and Staff Profile

Marieke Van Puymbroeck

Professor
Recreational Therapy Coordinator

Office: 262b Lehotsky
Phone: 864-656-1189
Fax: 864-656-2226
Email: MVP@clemson.edu
 

 Educational Background

PhD Rehabilitation Science
University of Florida 2004

MS Therapeutic Recreation
University of Florida 2001

BS Therapeutic Recreation
Longwood College 1994

 Courses Taught

Foundations of Recreational Therapy Practice
Program Planning and Consultation in Recreational Therapy
Doctoral Residency 1, 2, 3

 Profile

I am the proud coordinator of the Clemson University Recreational Therapy (CURT) program. We have a fantastic team of faculty and students who are working to improve the delivery of recreational therapy for individuals with chronic disease and disability. I am also the (soon to be) President-Elect of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association, and a member of the inaugural class of the President\'s Leadership Institute at Clemson University.

 Research Interests

My research focuses on the use of yoga and other complementary health practices as a therapeutic intervention for individuals with chronic disease and their caregivers.

 Research Publications

Schmid, A.A. & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2016). Merging yoga and occupational therapy (MY-OT): A feasibility and pilot study. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 28(2016), 44-49.

Logan, D., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (in press, accepted July 2016). The effects of exercise on depressive symptoms of individuals with dementia: A pilot study. American Journal of Recreation Therapy.

Miller, K.K., Porter, R.E., DeBaun-Sprague, E., Van Puymbroeck, M., & Schmid, A. (2016, published June 14, 2016). Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10749357.2016.1200292.

Piatt, J.A., Van Puymbroeck, M., Zahl, M., Rosenbluth, J., & Wells, M.S. (in press, accepted December 2015). Examining how the perception of health can impact participation and autonomy among adults with spinal cord injury. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury.

Crowe, B.M., Van Puymbroeck, M., & Schmid, A.A. (accepted February 2016). Yoga as coping: A conceptual framework for meaningful participation in yoga. International Journal of Yoga Therapy.

Townsend, J., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (accepted February 2016). Parental perceptions of changes in family well-being following participation in a camp: Experiences of families with a child with an ASD. Journal of Leisure Research.

Townsend, J., Van Puymbroeck, M., & Zabriskie, R. (accepted February 2016). The Core and Balance Model of Family Leisure Functioning: After 15 years, what do we know? Journal of Leisure Research: Special Issue on Family Leisure.

Cordle, J.L., Van Puymbroeck, M., Hawkins, B.L., & Baldwin, E. (2016). The effects of utilizing high element ropes courses as a treatment intervention on self-efficacy. Therapeutic Recreation Journal 50(1), 75-92.

Altenburger, P.A., Schmid, A.A., Van Puymbroeck, M., & Miller, K.K. (2016). Impact of yoga on postural stability in stroke. International Journal of Neurorehabilitation, 3(1), 195. doi:10.4172/2376-0281.1000195.

Van Puymbroeck, M., Miller, K.K., Dickes, L., & Schmid, A.A. (2015). Perceptions of yoga therapy embedded in two inpatient rehabilitation hospitals: Agency perspectives. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (e-CAM), 2015, Article ID 125969, 7 pages. doi:10.1155/2015/125969.

Schmid, A.A., DeBaun-Sprague, E., Gilles, A.M., Maguire, J.M., Mueller, A.L., Miller, K.K., Van Puymbroeck, M., & Schalk, N. (In press, accepted September 21, 2015). Yoga influences recovery during inpatient rehabilitation, a pilot study. International Journal of Yoga Therapy.

Schmid, A.A., Miller, K. K., Van Puymbroeck, M., DeBaun, E., Shively, C., Peterson, E., & Finlayson, M. (in press, accepted May 27, 2015). Group occupational therapy for fall risk management after stroke: A pilot study. British Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Schmid A.A., Miller, K.K., Van Puymbroeck, M., & Schalk, N. (In press, accepted June 12, 2015). Feasibility and results of a case study of yoga to improve physical functioning in people with chronic traumatic brain injury. Disability and Rehabilitation, available ahead of print at http://informahealthcare.com/eprint/ZDw87VBwFw6RXSE7D9C6/full.

Crowe, B.M., Van Puymbroeck, M., Linder, S.M., McGuire, F.A., & Watt, P.A. (2015). The effects of yoga participation on women’s quality of life and symptom management during the menopausal transition. Health Care for Women International, 36(10), 1124-1142, available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2015.1066789.

Van Puymbroeck, M., & Austin, D.R. (2015). The recreational therapy faculty shortage: A crisis for the profession. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 14(1), 35-42.

Schmid, A.A., Arnold, S.E., Jones, V.A., Ritter, J., Sapp, S.A., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2015). Fear of falling in people with chronic stroke. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69(3), 1-5. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.016253.

Schmid, A.A., Miller, K.K., Van Puymbroeck, M., Sharp, J., DeBaun-Sprague, E. (2014). Yoga leads to multiple physical improvements after stroke. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 22, 994-1000.

Van Puymbroeck, M., Allsop, J., Miller, K.K., & Schmid, A. (2014). ICF- based improvements in body structures and function, and activity and participation in chronic stroke following a yoga-based intervention. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 13(3), 23-33.

Bennett, J. L., Van Puymbroeck, M., Piatt, J. A., & Rydell, R. J. (2014). Veterans’ perceptions of benefits and important program components of a therapeutic fly-fishing program. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 48(2), 169-187.

Van Puymbroeck, M., Altenberger, P., Combs, S., Miller, K., Kean, J., & Schmid, A.A. (2014). The influence of mood related variables on activity and participation in veterans with chronic stroke. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 30(3), 216-222.

Townsend, J., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2014). Modification procedures for instruments used with adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder: Pilot testing and initial psychometrics. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 48(1), 15-30.

Townsend, J.A., Hsieh, P.C., Van Puymbroeck, M., Johnston, J.D., Gassman, R.A., Agley, J., Middlestadt, S.E., & YoussefAgha, A.H. (2013). Sense of coherence, perceived stress and health related quality of life in college students. Illuminare: A Student Journal, 11.

Altenburger, P.A., Dierks, T.A., Miller, K.K., Combs, S.A., Van Puymbroeck, M., Kean, J., & Schmid, A.A. (2013). Examination of sustained gait speed in individuals with chronic stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94, 2471-2477.

Jamieson, L.M., Ewert, A., &Van Puymbroeck, M. (2013). The relationship of recreation, park, and tourism studies to public health. Health Education Monograph (special issue on Physical Activity and Public Health), 30(1), 40-45.

Walter, A.A., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2013). Using symbolic interactionism to improve recreational therapy practice for individuals with eating disorders. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 12(2), 27-32.

Townsend, J., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2013). Development and evaluation of a family recreation intervention for families with an adolescent with an autism spectrum disorder. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 11(4), 27-37.

Schmid, A.A., Van Puymbroeck, M., Altenberger, P.A., Miller, K.K., Combs, S.A., & Page, S.J. (2013). Post-stroke balance is associated with quality of life. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 20(4), 340-346.

Miller, K.K., Combs, S.A., Van Puymbroeck, M., Altenberger, P.A., Kean, J., Dierks, T.A., & Schmid, A.A. (2013). Fatigue and pain: Relationships with physical performance and patient beliefs after stroke. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 20(4), 347-355.

Bodde, A.E., Seo, D-C., Frey, G.C., Van Puymbroeck, M., & Lohrmann, D. (2013). Correlates of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity participation in adults with intellectual disabilities. Health Promotion Practice, 14(5), 663-670.

Van Puymbroeck, M., Burk, B.N, Shinew, K., Kuhlenschmidt, M.C., & Schmid, A.A. (2013). Perceived health benefits from yoga among breast cancer patients. American Journal of Health Promotion, 27(5), 308-315.

Hsieh, P.C., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2013). Leisure as a means of coping: Experience of Taiwanese parents of adult children with disabilities. Recreation and Society in Africa, Asia & Latin America 4(1), available online: http://criticalvoices.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/rasaala/article/view/2714.

Townsend, J.A., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2013). Understanding the intentions of families with a child with autism to participate in a family recreation program: A pilot study. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 12(1), 16-22.

Van Puymbroeck, M., Ewert, A.W., Luo, Y., & Frankel, J. (2012). Outward Bound Veterans Program improves sense of coherence. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 11(3), 31-38.
Bodde, A.E., Seo, D-C., Frey, G.C., Van Puymbroeck, M., & Lohrmann, D. (2012). The effect of a designed health education intervention on physical activity knowledge and participation of adults with intellectual disabilities. American Journal of Health Promotion, 26(5), 313-316. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4278/ajhp.100408-ARB-112

Schmid, A.A., Van Puymbroeck, M., Altenberger, P., Schalk, N., Dierks, T., Miller, K., Damush, T., Bravata, D., & Williams, L. (2012). Post-stroke balance improves with yoga: A randomized pilot study. Stroke, 43(9), 2402-2407.

Combs, S.A., Van Puymbroeck, M., Altenburger, P.A., Miller, K.K., Dierks, T.A., & Schmid, A.A. (2012). Importance of walking farther vs. faster to persons with chronic stroke. Disability and Rehabilitation, epub ahead of print, available at http://informahealthcare.com/eprint/yDJmaRfZksSx72AVnHTA/full

Snethen, G.A., McCormick, B.P., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2012). Community involvement, planning and coping skills: Pilot outcomes of a recreational therapy intervention for adults with schizophrenia. Disability and Rehabilitation. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2011.650315. E-pub ahead of print, available at http://informahealthcare.com/doi/pdf/10.3109/09638288.2011.650315.

Smith. R., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2012). Including children with autism spectrum disorders in recreation activities. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 10(4), 35-42.

Smith, R., Van Puymbroeck, M., & Frey, G. (2012). Active participation and social integration service delivery model for youth with autism spectrum disorders. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 10(3), 5-18.

Schmid, A.A., Van Puymbroeck, M., Altenburger, P.A., Dierks, T.A., Miller, K.K., Damush, T.M., & Williams, L.S. (2012). Balance and balance self-efficacy are associated with activity and participation after stroke: A cross-sectional study in people with chronic stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93, 1101-1107.

Van Puymbroeck, M., & Lundberg, N. (2011). Introduction to veteran issues, the role of therapeutic recreation. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 45, 265-267.

Schmid A.A., Van Puymbroeck, M., Knies, K., Spangler-Morris, C., Watts, K., Damush, T., & Williams, L.S. (2011). Fear of falling among people who have sustained a stroke: A 6-month longitudinal pilot study. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65, 125-132.

Van Puymbroeck, M., Schmid, A., Shinew, K., Hsieh, P.C. (2011). Influence of Hatha yoga on the physical fitness, physical activity constraints, and body image of breast cancer survivors: A pilot study. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 21, 81-92.

Snethen, G.A., McCormick, B.P., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2011). Independence through Community Access and Navigation (I-CAN) in adults with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders: Theoretical & practical foundations [Part I]. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 10(1), 25-33.

Snethen, G.A., McCormick, B.P., Smith, R., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2011). Independence through Community Access and Navigation (I-CAN) in adults with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders: Treatment planning & implementation [Part II]. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 10(1), 35-45.

Van Puymbroeck, M., Smith, R., & Schmid, A. (2011). Yoga as a means to negotiate physical activity constraints in middle aged and older adults. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 10(2), 117-121.

Smith, R.L., & Van Puymbroeck, M., (2011). A strengths-based approach to play in children with autism. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 11(2), 17-24.

Bodde, A.E., Seo, D-C., Frey, G.C., Lohrmann, D., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2011). Development of a physical activity program for individuals with intellectual disability. Health Promotion Practice, 13(1), 116-123. doi: 10.1177/1524839910381698.

Van Puymbroeck, M., Austin, D., & McCormick, B.P. (2011). A rebuttal to Dieser’s rejoinder on hidden curriculum. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 45(1), 69-73.

Schmid A.A., Van Puymbroeck, M., & Schalk, N. (2010). Yoga and balance in older adults. Lower Extremity, 2(11), 39-43 (Invited paper).

Kim, H., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2010). Use of Wii with older adults: A potential new recreational therapy intervention to increase physical activity. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 9(3), 33-40.

Austin, D.R., McCormick, B.M., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2010). Positive psychology: A theoretical foundation for recreation therapy practice. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 9(3), 17-24.

Van Puymbroeck, M., Austin, D., & McCormick, B.P. (2010). Beyond curriculum reform: Therapeutic recreation’s hidden curriculum. Therapeutic Recreation Journal (Special Issue on Curriculum), 44(3), 213-222.

Gassman, R., Agley, J., Johnston, J.D., Middlestadt, S., Van Puymbroeck, M., & YoussefAgha, A. (2010). Catalyzing trans-disciplinary studies in public health: A college health survey and data platform. Health Promotion Practice, 13(1), 90-97. Published online before print November 11, 2010, doi: 10.1177/1524839910370425.

Carter, L., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2010). The importance of autonomy in nursing home facilities. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 9(2), 41-45.

Cornett, A.M., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2010). Self-efficacy, sports, and rehabilitation- implications for therapeutic recreation: A review of the literature. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 9(2), 33-39.

Van Puymbroeck, M., & Hsieh, P. C. (2010). Influence of mindfulness based stress reduction and walking on the psychological well-being for informal caregivers: A pilot study. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 9(1), 15-25.

Schmid, A., Van Puymbroeck, M., & Koceja, D. (2010). Effect of a 12-week yoga intervention on the fear of falling and balance in older adults--A pilot study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91, 576-583.

Kim, J., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2010). Providing culturally competent recreational therapy for Asian clients. Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, 19, 113-123.

Bodde, A. & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2010). Theoretical foundations of perceived control: Application to health behaviors of adults with intellectual disabilities. Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, 18, 131-140.

Snethen, G. A., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2008). Girls and physical aggression: Causes, trends, and intervention guided by Social Learning Theory. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 13(5), 346-354.

Gilbert, R., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2008). The recreation therapist and the pediatric therapeutic milieu. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 7(3), 35-39.

Lewis, S., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2008). Obesity-stigma as a multifaceted constraint to leisure. Journal of Leisure Research, 40(4), 574-588.

Janke, M., Payne, L. L., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2008). The role of informal and formal leisure activities in the disablement process. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 67(3), 231-257.

Van Puymbroeck, M., Sberna, M., & Rittman, M. R. (2008). Influence of sense of coherence and depression at 12 months post-stroke. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 15(3), 272-282.

Van Puymbroeck, M., Hsieh, P. C., & Pernell, D. (2008). Comparison of two physical activity interventions on the physical fitness for informal caregivers. American Journal of Recreational Therapy, 7(1), 35-41.

Richeson, N. E. Janssen, M. A., McMahan, C., Van Puymbroeck, M., & Buettner, L. L. (2008). Therapeutic recreation interventions for older adults and their caregivers. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 7(1), 7-10.