Scholarly Journals--Accepted

  • Krpalek, D., Cheung, C., White, N., Lao, S., Islas-Guadarrama, N., Griffin, A., & Javaherian-Dysinger, H. (2022). Describing Occupational Therapy Services in Primary Care Settings: A Qualitative Study. Accepted for publication within Occupational Therapy in Health Care. (10/2022)

Scholarly Journals--Published

  • Sprianu, C., Krpalek, D., Kugel, J. D., Bains, G., & Gharibvand, L. (2022). COVID-19 and Telehealth Use Among Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech-language Pathology Practitioners in the United States. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 31, 20(2), Article 20. (02/2022) (link)
  • Salamat, A., & Krpalek, D., & Javaherian, H. (2020). Occupational Therapy Practitioners’ Perspectives about Addressing Mental Health across School-Based Settings in Southern California. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools and Early Intervention.   (07/2020) (link)
  • Krause, D., Ryan, S., Krpalek, D., Roll, S. C., Javaherian-Dysinger, H., Daher, N. (2019). Participants’ perceptions of Kinesio tape for carpal tunnel syndrome: A qualitative study. Hand Therapy, (07/2019)
  • Baptista, M., Kugel, J., Javaherian, H., & Krpalek, D. (2018). Functional Outcomes of a Community Occupation-Based Hand Therapy Class for Older Adults. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, (10/2018)
  • Krpalek, D., Javaherian-Dysinger, H., & Hewitt, L. (2017). Health profiles of allied health students enrolled in a faith-based institution. Journal of Allied Health. (03/2017)
  • Kugel, J., Hemberger, C., Krpalek, D., & Javaherian-Dysinger, H. (2016). Occupational Therapy Wellness Program: Youth and Parent Perspectives. American Occupational Therapy Journal. (10/2016)
  • Javaherian, H., Krpalek, D., Huecker, E., Hewitt, L. Brown, C., Cabrera, M., Francis, J., Rogers, K., & Server, S. (2015, October). Occupational needs and goals of survivors of domestic violence. Accepted by Occupational Therapy in Health Care. (10/2015)
  • Krpalek, D., Meredith, P., & Ziviani, J. (2015). Investigating mediated pathways between adult attachment patterns and reported rates of absenteeism and presenteeism. Journal of Workplace Behavioral health. (10/2015)
  • Investigating Mediated Pathways Between Adult Attachment Patterns and Reported Rates of Absenteeism and Presenteeism article investigates associations between attachment patterns and reported rates of absenteeism and presenteeism and tests potential mediators of these relationships. A cross-sectional, self-report survey design was employed whereby 448 adult workers completed a battery of questionnaires. The battery included the Attachment Style Questionnaire, the Work Limitations Questionnaire, an absenteeism measure, the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale-21, an external affect regulator use questionnaire, and the Job Content Questionnaire. Overall, results of the participant surveys indicate that insecure attachment patterns are positively associated with absenteeism and presenteeism through the mediating effects of negative emotions, external affect regulator use, and isostrain. Implications for work-based supports are discussed. (10/2014) (link)


  • Mori, Y., Kugel, J., Krpalek, D., Javaherian-Dysinger, H., & Gharibvand, L. (2020). Occupational Therapy and Therapeutic Horticulture for Women with Cancer and Chronic Pain: A Pilot Study. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 9(2), 1-14.   (04/2021) (link)
  • (NON-PEER REVIEWED) Awarded research seed money to the amount of $4000.00 by the School of Allied Health Professions, Loma Linda University, March 2019  (03/2019)
  • (NON-PEER REVIEWED) Krpalek, D. awarded research seed money to the amount of $2269.32 by the School of Allied Health Professions, Loma Linda University, August 2015 (10/2015)
  • (NON-PEER REVIEWED) Krpalek, D. & Javaherian-Dysinger  awarded research seed money in the amount of $250.00 by the California Foundation for Occupational Therapy, July 2015 (10/2015)

Online Publications

  • Calinog, M., Kugle, J., Krpalek, D., Salamat, A., Hewitt, L., & Roese, H. (2020) The feasibility of Taekwondo for addressing social interaction and social participation in children. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 9(2), 1-13.  (04/2021) (link)
  • Krpalek, D., Achondo, N., Daher, N. and Javaherian, H., 2020. Reducing Veterans’ Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and Posttraumatic Stress, and Enhancing Engagement in Occupations with SCUBA Diving and Occupational Therapy.?Journal of Veterans Studies, 6(1), pp.98–106. DOI:? (02/2020) (link)
  • Krpalek, D., Gaikwad, S. B., Johnson, E. G., Nelson, T. C., & Daher, N. (February, 2020). Effect of Progressive Gaze Stability Exercises on the Severity of Symptoms of Chronic Motion Sensitivity and Occupational Engagement Among Young Adults: A Qualitative Study. Annals of International Occupational Therapy, 3, doi: 10.3928/24761222-20200501-01.  (02/2020) (link)