Education:
  • BSc. Physical Therapy, King Saud University, KSA
  • MSc. Biomedical Science (Neuroscience), Oklahoma State University, USA
  • PhD. Rehabilitation Science, University of Kansas Medical Center, USA

 

 


Info:

Email: shaima.alothman.pt@gmail.com

phone: NA


Research Interests & Activity
  • The impact of sedentary behaviour, physical activity, and sleep on health, especially in older adults
  • The investigation of diabetes relationship with sedentary behaviour, physical activity, sleep and osteoarthritis
  • The use of objective measures to measure health habits such as sedentary behaviour, physical activity, and sleep
  • Pain and neuropathic pain neurobiology

 

Biography 

Dr. Alothman is an active researcher in the area of sedentary behaviour, physical activity, and exercise. Her research interest started since her undergraduate days were, she completed a “Validity of Omron Pedometers in Step Counting in Different Placement of the body” study for her graduation research requirement. Then, for her doctoral dissertation she examined sedentary behaviour in people with type 2 diabetes; she evaluated sedentary behaviour consistency and association with health as well as feasibility and effectiveness of behavioural intervention to alleviate the burden of sedentary behaviour in people with type 2 diabetes. In addition to her dissertation research, she has been working in projects: 1) assessing the association between osteoarthrosis and diabetes on health variables such as pain or physical activity, 2) and assessing the relationships and effects of sleep disturbances on diabetes. Dr. Alothman research activities resulted in several publications in reputable journals.