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Kevin Means

InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentDepartment Chairs, College of Medicine
Address709 Stephens Spine Center
501 Jack Stephens Drive
Mail Slot # 602
Little Rock AR 72205
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    Dr. Kevin Means completed his medical degree at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill. Dr. Means’ clinical interests are in physical medicine and rehabilitation in which he has board certification. He has a special interest in falls prevention for senior adults. He has done extensive research and has given presentations on this topic at meetings across the nation. He has been named as one of Arkansas’ Best Doctors. He was presented with the Chancellor’s Teaching Award during the 2008-2009 Academic Year. He is a leader and/or member of several professional organizations including: National Medical Association American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Association of Academic Physiatrists American Geriatrics Society Dr. Means discovered his interest in physical medicine and rehabilitation early in life when working at a hospital in college. After his experience there, he had no doubt about what he wanted to go into. He has a passion for his job and making a difference in his patients’ lives.

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    Chairman, UAMS Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Associate PM&R Residency Program Director
    Medical Director, Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute

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    4600050346     (KISER, THOMAS S)Jul 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2023
    Arkansas Department of Health
    Trauma Rehabilitation FY 23
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R29AG009986     (MEANS, KEVIN M)Jul 1, 1992 - Jun 30, 1998
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Tsai PF, Kuo YF, Beck C, Richards K, Means KM, Pate BL, Keefe FJ. Non-verbal cues to osteoarthritic knee and/or hip pain in elders. Res Nurs Health. 2011 Jun; 34(3):218-27. PMID: 21425277.
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    2. Lofton LD, Means KM. Racial disparities in access to a geriatric falls prevention clinic. 2006; e18-e19.
    3. Tsai P, Landes R, Thostenson J, Beck C, Means KM. Progress toward more effective pain assessment in elders with osteoarthritis of the knee. 2006; 421-422.
    4. Lofton LD, Means KM. Opportunities for falls prevention screening among geriatric outpatients. 2006; 497-498.
    5. Tsai PF, Means KM. Osteoarthritic knee or hip pain: possible indicators in elderly adults with cognitive impairment. J Gerontol Nurs. 2005 Aug; 31(8):39-45. PMID: 16130361.
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    6. Means KM, Rodell DE, O'Sullivan PS. Balance, mobility, and falls among community-dwelling elderly persons: effects of a rehabilitation exercise program. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2005 Apr; 84(4):238-50. PMID: 15785256.
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    7. Means KM, Rodell DE, O'Sullivan P. Effects of a rehabilitation exercise program on balance, mobility and falls among community-dwelling elderly persons. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2005; 84:238-250.
    8. Foley SM, O'Sullivan PS, Means K. Does exercise affect functional obstacle course performance in stroke patients?. 2004; 249.
    9. Williams ST, Zagustin T, Pocsine-Juhasz K, Means KM. The prevalence of radiculopathy among patients with fibromyalgia. 2004; 248.
    10. Means KM, O'Sullivan PS, Rodell DE. Psychosocial effects of an exercise program in older persons who fall. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2003 Jan-Feb; 40(1):49-58. PMID: 15150720.
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    11. Sprinkle B, Means K. Falls clinic outcome: is pre-clinic and post clinic outcome affected?. 2003; 240.
    12. Willingham CA, Williams ST, Higginbotham GT, Means KM. Influence of faculty involvement on quality of resident presentations in physical medicine and rehabilitation. 2002; 1684.
    13. Means KM, Rodell DE, O'Sullivan PS. Effects of a controlled trial of a rehabilitation exercise program on balance, mobility, and falls. 2002; 1653.
    14. Means KM, Karamchandani J, O'Sullivan PS. Use of the Functional Obstacle Course to detect sensory and motor deficits. 2001; 1314-1315.
    15. Baker KE, Means K. Comparison of functional reach with dynamic standing balance on the Balance Master. 2001; 1315.
    16. Means KM, O'Sullivan PS, Rodell DE. The effects of exercise on psychosocial factors in elderly veterans who fall. 2001; 1315.
    17. Bullard M, Means KM. Falls among older persons: are we missing them?. 2000; 263.
    18. Robins AM, Means KM, O'Sullivan PS, Ellis MR, Higginbotham GT. The effect of backpack weight on functional mobility and balance. 2000; 1297-1298.
    19. Graham JB, Means KM. Balance and mobility among community-dwelling older persons: comparison of the Berg balance scale with a functional obstacle course and the Tinetti index. 1999; 186.
    20. Means KM, O'Sullivan PS, Rodell DE. Balance, Mobility and falls among community-dwelling African American elderly women. 1999; 179-180.
    21. Pennington JH, Means KM. The relationship of fear and pain to mobility and balance performance of community-dwelling elderly persons. 1999; 191-192.
    22. Abson BA, Means KM. Relative contribution of ankle range of motion and muscle strength to active versus passive balance control in elderly persons. 1998; 176-177.
    23. Howard D, Means KM. The effect of situational factors on functional balance and mobility in older adults prone to falling. 1997; 131.
    24. Stamp J, Means KM. Influence of caffeine consumption on balance and mobility in elderly subjects. 1997; 156.
    25. Spann A, Means KM. Footwear characteristics and functional balance performance in elderly persons. 1997; 155.
    26. Means KM, Rodell DE, O'Sullivan PS. Performance-based prevention/rehabilitation of falls in elderly veterans. 1996.
    27. Means KM. Anatomy of aging. Phys Med Rehabil State of the Art Rev. 1996; 10(3):653-664.
    28. Means KM, Rodell DE, Sankey FD, Atkins R. Use of an obstacle course in the rehabilitation of elderly fallers. 1991.
    29. Means KM. Falls and fractures. Phys Med Rehabil State of the Art Rev. 1990; 4(1):39-48.
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