Scholarly Journals--Published

  • Teske, J., Kugel, J., Javaherian, J., Krpalek, D., & Salamat, A. (2023).  Exploring the impact of an occupational therapy program for former sex workers: A mixed methods pilot study.  Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, (07/2023) (link)
  • 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, 20(2), Article 20. (03/2022)
  • Mori, Y., Kugel, J., Krpalek, D., Javaherian-Dysinger, H., & Gharibvand, L. (2021). 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)
  • Calinog, M., Kugel, J. D., Krpalek, D., & Salamat, A. (2021). 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)
  • Marci Baptista, Julie Kugel, Heather Javaherian & Dragana Krpalek (2019):Functional Outcomes of a Community Occupation-Based Hand Therapy Class for Older Adults,Physical & Occupational Therapy In Geriatrics, DOI: 10.1080/02703181.2018.1556230 (01/2019) (link)
  • Weis, A., Kugel, J.D., Javaherian-Dysinger, H., & De Brun, J.N. (2019).  Life after losing an adult child to a drug overdose: A Kawa perspective.  The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 7(3), 1-4. (2019)
  • Cruz, M. L., Kugel, J., Hewitt, L., & Salamat, A. (2018). Perceptions of older adults on the use of a custom built interactive video game (IVG) in promoting health and well-being among the older adult population.  The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 6(3), Article 3. (07/2018)
  • Kugel, J. (2017).  Book review: Journal article writing and publication: Your guide to mastering clinical health care reporting standards (Gutman, 2017).  Occupational Therapy in Health Care. DOI: 10.1080/07380577.2017.1336265 (08/2017)
  • Kugel J. (2017). Journal Article Writing and Publication: Your Guide to Mastering Clinical Health Care Reporting Standards (2017)by Sharon Gutman, 152 pp Soft Cover, ISBN: 9781630913342, SLACK Incorporated, Thorofare, NJ, Price: $2695. Occup Ther Health Care, 31(3), 286-287. (07/2017) (link)
  • Kugel, J., Javaherian, H., & Hewitt, L.  (2017).  The role of occupational therapy in community based programming: Addressing childhood promotion.  Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (01/2017)
  • Kugel J D, & Javherian-Dysinger H. (2017). The Role of Occupational Therapy in Community-Based Programming: Addressing Childhood Health Promotion. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT), 5(1), 1-11. Background: Obesity and poor health habits impact youth's health and occupational participation. Occupational therapy's role in preventing and treating obesity continues to emerge in the research literature. This article explores the impact of a community-based program emphasizing health and wellness for female youth. Methods: Five girls 11 to 13 years of age participated in the healthy occupations program. Before and after the program, the participants engaged in an individual semi-structured interview and completed the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure and the CATCH Kids Club Questionnaire. The youth participated in a focus group midprogram. Results: The participants were receptive to information regarding healthy behaviors and initiated positive health behavior changes after implementation of a 7-week healthy lifestyle community-based program. Conclusion: Occupational therapy can collaborate with community partners to provide programming focused on health promotion and prevention as part of the interprofessional approach to preventing and treating childhood obesity and building healthier communities. (2017) (link)
  • Kugel, J., Hemberger, C., Krpalek, D., & Javaherian, H. (2016). Occupational therapy wellness program: Youth and parent perspectives.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70, 1-8. (10/2016)
  • Kugel J, Hemberger C, Krpalek D, & Javaherian-Dysinger H. (2016). Occupational Therapy Wellness Program: Youth and Parent Perspectives. Am J Occup Ther, 70(5), 7005180010p1-8. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we explored the impact of an occupational therapy wellness program on daily habits and routines through the perspectives of youth and their parents. METHOD: Data were collected through semistructured interviews with children and their parents, the Pizzi Healthy Weight Management Assessment((c)), and program activities. RESULTS: Three themes emerged from the interviews: Program Impact, Lessons Learned, and Time as a Barrier to Health. The most common areas that both youth and parents wanted to change were time spent watching television and play, fun, and leisure time. Analysis of activity pie charts indicated that the youth considerably increased active time in their daily routines from Week 1 to Week 6 of the program. CONCLUSION: An occupational therapy program focused on health and wellness may help youth and their parents be more mindful of their daily activities and make health behavior changes. (09/2016) (link)
  • Garcia, L., Kugel, J., Javaherian-Dysinger, H., & Huecker, E. (2016). Developing an indigenous, entry-level master degree program in a country with an emerging OT profession. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy,4(3), Article 2. (07/2016)
  • Garcia L A, & Kugel J D. (2016). Developing an Indigenous, Entry-Level Master's Degree Program in a Country with an Emerging OT Profession. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT), 4(3), 1-15. In the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago the full range of physical, mental, psychological, and socially derived problems of occupational engagement exist. Occupational therapy is often a part of the health care team to address these challenges; however, the profession is at an emergent stage in the country. This paper describes a process used for the development of an indigenous entry-level master's degree program in occupational therapy. The process was also supported and enhanced by the collaborative relationships among key stakeholders, including global partners. A qualitative design process was used to analyze the health care needs, barriers, and strategies that impact the sustainability of the proposed program. This included 47 survey respondents, 10 semi-structured interviews, and a focus group. The findings led to the development of curricular threads that informed the curricular framework of the program. The curricular framework will safeguard the sustainability of the program and the clinical relevance of its content and methods relative to the community the graduates will serve. Systematic review of curricular design and program outcomes is needed to enhance the intended learning experience of the occupational therapy students. (2016) (link)