Articles – Refereed

Baker, N. &  Jacobs, K. (in press). The feasibility and accuracy of using a remote method to assess computer workstations. Human Factors.

Baker, N., Livengood, H., Jacobs, K. (in press). Reliability and Concurrent Validity of the Computer Workstation Checklist. WORK, 213–221.

Cason, J., Hartmann, K.,  Jacobs,K.,  Richmond, T. (2013) AOTA Position Paper: Telehealth.  American Occupational Therapy Association: Bethesda, MD.

Doyle, N. & Jacobs, K. (2013). Accommodating student learning styles and   preferences in an online occupational therapy course. WORK, 247–253.

Jacobs, K., Kaldenberg, J., Markowitz, J., Wuest, E., Hellman, M., Umez-Eronini, A., Barr, A. (2013). An ergonomics training program for student notebook computer users: Preliminary outcomes of a six-year cohort study. WORK, 221–230.

Jacobs, K., (2012). PromOTing occupational therapy: Words, images and actions. AJOT, 652-671.

Doyle, N., & Jacobs, K. (2012) Learning locally and globally: An overview of distanceeducation in occupational therapy. IJOT, E59-E69.

Jacobs, K., Blanchard, B., & Baker, N. (2012) Telehealth and ergonomics: A pilot study. Technology and Health Care. 445-458.

Doyle, N. & Jacobs, K.  (in press). Accommodating student learning styles and preferences in an online occupational therapy course. WORK

Shaw, L., Jacobs, K., Rudman, D., Magalhaes, L., Huot, S., Prodinger, B.,   Mandich, A., Hocking, C., Akande, V., Backman, C., Bossers, A., Bragg,  M., Bryson, M., Cowls, J., Stone, S., Dawe, E., Dennhardt, S., Dennise,    A Jarus, T., Kinsella, A., Klinger, L., Leyshon, R., Lysaght, R., McKay, E., Orchard,T., Phelan, S., Ravenek, M., Rebeiro Gruhl, K., Robb, L.,  Stasdnyk, R., Sumsion, T., & Suto, M. (2012). Directions for advancing the  study of work transitions in the 21st century. WORK,  369-377.

Franco, J., Jacobs, K., Inzerillo, C. & Kluzik, J. (2012).The effect of the Nintendo Wii Fit and exercise in improving balance and quality of life in community dwelling elders. Technology and Health Care, 20, 95-115.

Jacobs K., Zhu L, Dawes M, Franco J, Huggins A, Igari C, Ranta B &  Umez-Eronini A. (2011). Wii health: a preliminary study of the health and wellness benefits of Wii Fit on university students. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74(6), 262-268.

McKechnie,N. & Jacobs, K. (2011) Person-environment-occupation fit for the piano student. WORK, 40 (3), 303-315.

Jacobs, K. , Foley, G. , Punnett, L. , Hall, V. , Gore, R. , Brownson, E. , Ansong, E., Markowitz, J. ,McKinnon, M. , Steinberg, S. Wuest, E., Dibaccari, L.,  & Ing, A. (2011). University students’ notebook computer use: lessons learned using e-diaries to report musculoskeletal discomfort. Ergonomics, 54:2, 206-219.

Chiang, H. & Jacobs, K. (2010). Perceptions of a computer-based instruction system in special education: High school teachers’ and students’ views. WORK. 37:4, 349-359.

Shaw, L., Campbell, H., Jacobs, K., & Prodinger, B. (2010). Twenty years of assessment in WORK: A narrative review. WORK.

Shaw, L., Jacobs, K., & Shaw, N. (2010). WORK: A historical evaluation of the impact and evolution of its editorial board. WORK.

Chiang, H., Jacobs, K. (at press). Effects of computer based instruction on students’ self perception and functional task performance. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology.

Jacobs, K., Hudak, S., McGiffert, J. (at press). Computer-related posture and musculoskeletal discomfort in middle school students. WORK.

Jacobs, K., Runge, K. (2007). Middle school students’ notebook computer use. Proceedings Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Conference. Baltimore, Maryland.

Jacobs, K., Runge, K. (2007). Next generation workers: Identifying and preventing self-reported musculoskeletal discomfort with notebook computer use. Congress proceedings 2007 PREMUS Conference. Boston, Massachusetts.

Boissy, P., Jacobs, K., Roy, S. (2006). Usability of a barcode scanning system as a means of data entry on a PDA for self-report health outcome questionnaires: a pilot study in individuals over 60 years of age. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 6(1):42.

Chiang, H., Jacobs, K., Orsmond, G. (2006). Gender-age environmental associates of middle school students’ low back pain. WORK 26 (1), 19-28.

Bennett, C.L. Alexandre, M.M., & Jacobs, K. (2006). Developing hands-on
ergonomics lessons for youth. In R.N. Pikaar, E.A.P. Koningsveld, P. J. M.
Settels (Eds.). Congress proceedings 2006 IEA Conference. The Netherlands:
Elsevier Ltd.

Jacobs, K., Hudak, S., & McGiffert, J. (2006). Musculoskeletal Complaints by
Middle School Students with Computer Use. In R.N. Pikaar, E.A.P. Koningsveld,
P. J. M. Settels (Eds.), Congress proceedings 2006 IEA Conference. The
Netherlands: Elsevier Ltd.

Chiang, H., Jacobs, K., (2006). Effect of Computer-Based Instruction on Students’ Functional Task Performance In R.N. Pikaar, E.A.P. Koningsveld, P. J. M. Settels (Eds.), Proceeding IEA 2006 Congress. Maastricht, the Netherlands: Elsevier Ltd.

Hamilton, A., Jacobs, K., Orsmond, G. (2005). The prevalence of computer-related musculoskeletal complaints in female college students.  WORK, 24(4), 387-394.

Lockhart, R., Jacobs, K., Orsmond, G. (2004). Middle school children’s participation in activities and the effects of pain from backpack use on participation. WORK, 22(3), 155-168.

McCloy, A., Jacobs, K. (2003). A comparison of the usability of personal digital assistant (PDA) formatted health and rehabilitation assessments to their paper versions. Israel Journal of Occupational Therapy 12 (4), E111-E128.

Baker, N., Jacobs, K., Tickle-Degnen, L.  (2003).The Association between the meaning of working and musculoskeletal discomfort. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 31, 235-247.

Baker, N., Jacobs, K., Tickle-Degnen, L.  (2003). A methodology for developing evidence about meaning in occupation: Exploring the meaning of working. Occupation, Participation and Health.  23(2), 57-66

Baker, N., Jacobs, K. (2003). The nature of working in the United States: An occupational therapy perspective. WORK 20 (1), 53-61

Berner, K., Jacobs, K. (2002). The gap between exposure and implementation of computer workstation ergonomics in the workplace. WORK 19 (2), 193-199.

Jacobs, K., Baker, N. (2002). The association between children’s computer use and musculoskeletal discomfort. WORK 18 (3), 221-226.

Williams, C., Jacobs, K. (2002). The effectiveness of a home-based ergonomics intervention on the proper use of computers by middle school children. WORK 18 (3), 261-268.

Feingold, A., Jacobs, K. (2002). The effect of education on backpack wearing and posture in a middle school population. WORK 18 (3), 287-294.

Rowe, G., Jacobs, K. (2002). Efficacy of body mechanics education on posture while computing in middle school children. WORK 18 (3), 295-303.

Jacobs, K. (2002). OT and AOTA: Moving with our Cheese. AJOT. 56, 9-16.

Shinn, J., Romaine, K., Casimano, T, & Jacobs, K. (2002).  The effectiveness of ergonomic  intervention in the classroom. WORK, 18, 67-73.

Schultz, M-L, Soderback, I., Jacobs, K. (2000). Multidimensional aspects of work capacity.  WORK, 15, 41-53.

Soderback, I., Jacobs, K. (2000). A study of well-being among a population of Swedish workers using a job-related criterion-referenced multidimensional vocational assessment. WORK, 12, 83-107.

Soderback, I., Schultz, M-L., Jacobs, K. (2000). A criterion-referenced multidimensional job-related model prediction capability to perform occupations among persons with chronic pain. WORK 15, 25-39.

Baker, N., Jacobs, K., Carifio, J. (1999/2000). The ability of background factors, work practices, and psychosocial variables to predict the severity of musculoskeletal discomfort. Occupational Ergonomics, 2, 27-41.

Jacobs, K. (1999). Alignment. Leading Health Care by Sharing Common Dreams. AJOT, 53, 429-433.

Murphy, S., Trombly, C., Tickle-Degnen, L., Jacobs, K. (1999). The effect of keeping an end-product on intrinsic motivation. AJOT, 53, 153-158.

Baker, N. Jacobs, K., Trombly, C. (1999). The effect of video display terminal (VDT) mouse use on muscle contractions in the neck and forearm. WORK, 12, 109-116.

Ro, J., Jacobs, K. (1997). Wrist postures in video display terminal operators (VDT) using different keyboards. WORK, 9, 255-266.

Jacobs, K.,  Jennings, L., Forman, M., Benjamin, J., DiPanfilo, K., LaPlante, M. (1997). The use of participation-oriented education in the rehabilitation of driving skills in older adults. WORK, 8, 281-291.

Hagglund, K., Jacobs, K. (1996). Comparisons of wrist postures in VDT operators using wrist rests and forearm supports. WORK, 7, 145-162.

Hagglund, K., Jacobs, K. (1996). Physical and mental practices of music students as they relate to the occurrence of music-related injuries. WORK, 6, (1), 11-24.

Schult, ML., Soderback, I., Jacobs, K. (1995). Swedish use and validation of valpar  worksamples for patients with musculoskeletal neck and shoulder pain. WORK, 5, (3), 223-233.

Niemeyer, L., Jacobs, K., Reynolds-Lynch, K., Bettencourt, C., Lang, S. (1994). Work hardening: Past present and future. The national work hardening outcome study. AJOT, 48, (4), 327-336.

Jacobs, K., Aja, D., Hermenau, D. (1994). Case simulation: A viable means of adult learning. AJOT, 48, (11), 1089-1092.

Jacobs, K. (1994). Flow and the occupational therapy practitioner. AJOT, 48, (11), 989-996.

Niemeyer, L. & Jacobs, K. (1992). Trends in work practice for the twenty- first century.  Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Clinics, 1(1), 149-154.

Schwartz, R. & Jacobs, K. (1992). Body basics: A cognitive approach to body mechanics training in elementary school back pain prevention programs. WORK, 2 (2), 53-60.

Jacobs, K. et. al. (1992). Statement: Occupational therapy services in work practice. AJOT, 46 (12), 1086-1088.

Jacobs, K. (1992). Integrating the Americans with disabilities act of 1990 in client intervention.  AJOT, 46, (5), 445-449.

Wyrick, J., Niemeyer, L., Ellexson, M., Jacobs, K. & Taylor, S. (1991). Occupational therapy work hardening programs: A demographic survey.  AJOT, 45, (2), 109-112.

Jacobs, K. (Ed.). (1990). Work: Occupational therapy interventions. Occupational Therapy Practice, 1, v-vi.

Jacobs, K. (1987). Marketing occupational therapy. AJOT,41, (5), 315-320.

Jacobs, K. et al. (1986). Work center: A school-based program for vocational preparation of special needs children and adolescents. Occupational Therapy In Health Care, 2, (4), 47-57.

Jacobs, K. (1985). Community: The un-tapped resource in occupational therapy program development & maintenance. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 2, (1), 135-143.

Jacobs, K. (December 27, 2004). Adventures in China. International Exchange: People to People Ambassadors Program to China. Advance for Occupational Therapists, p. 9.

Fecko, A., Errico, P., Jacobs, K. (August 23, 2004). Everyday Ergonomics for Therapists.  Occupational Therapy Practice, pp. 16-18.

Jacobs, K. (2003). Occupational Therapy National Awareness Campaign to Promote Health in Student Backpack Users. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, pp. 40-42.

Jacobs, K., Baker, S., Belanger, K., Bond, J., Codogni, W., Dwinal, L., Ellis, E., Fletcher, K.,   Forman, C., Good man, K., Halpern, S., Harmon, J., Hsu, J., Ibasco, M., Izak, A., Janes, C.,  Jordan, A., Kane, S., Kara, S., Keller, J., Knesek, K., Kortis, B., Kucharski, K., LaJoie, B., Li, W.,   Lin, H., Marticello, K., O’Sullivan, B., Oginski, L., Oliveira, L., Sangster, K., Schmitt, A., Singer, B., Werner, R. (July 21, 2003). Top 10 Ways to Be a Leader.  OT Practice, pp. 10-14.

Jacobs, K., Berner, K., DeGroat, E., Eisenstein, M., Guberman, C., Hasseltine, K., Hladky, C., Joseph, K., Josephson, R., Lockhart, R., McCloy, A., Nemet, C., Patterson, E., Tiieu, L. (May 5, 2003). Everything You Should Know About Assistive Technology and the Aging Worker, But Were Afraid to Ask. Occupational Therapy Practice, pp 12-17.

Jacobs, K. (June 24, 2002). Navigating the Road Ahead. Occupational Therapy Practice, pp 24-30.

Jacobs, K., Bhasin, G., Bustamante, L., Buxton, J., Chiang, H-Y, Greene, D., Ford, S., Frank, R., Moczydlowski, E., Naidu, J., Nielsen, E., Savini, A., Singer, B., Wieck, A. (May 27, 2002)  Everything You Should Know About Ergonomics and Youths, But Were Afraid to Ask.   Occupational Therapy Practice, pp 11-14, 16-19.

Jacobs, K. (2001). Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). The Israel Journal of Occupational Therapy, E142-145.

Lee, D., Jacobs, K. (2001). Perspectives in Occupational Therapy: Bridging Computer Ergonomics with Work Practice. AOTA: Work Programs Special Interest Section Newsletter. 15 (4) p. 1-3.

Jacobs, K. (November, 2000). Save Your Life with Brighter Lights. pp. 11-13. Bottom Line Health.

Jacobs, K. (1998). Nationally Speaking-Innovation: Beyond the blue event horizon. AJOT, 52, 505-508. (non-refereed)

Jacobs, K. (1998). Nationally Speaking-Innovation to action: Marketing occupational therapy. AJOT, 52, 618-620. (non-refereed)  Columnist for OT Week – column entitled, Thumbs Up:

Jacobs, K. (December 10, 1998). Delegating: An Indispensable Skill. OT Week, p. i & iii.

Jacobs, K. (August 6, 1998). Harnessing Your Dreams. OT Week. p. 7.

Jacobs, K. (October 1, 1998). The Value of Volunteering. OT Week, p. 8-9.

Jacobs, K. (September 3, 1998). The Essence of Leadership. OT Week, p. 7.

Jacobs, K., Brocklehurst-Woods, J., Darden, L., Moser, C.  (July 25, 1996). Creating the Future: Strategic Planning at Work: An Update. OT Week. pp. 20-21.

Jacobs, K. (April 11, 1996). Strategic Planning. OT Week. pp. 20-21.

Jacobs, K. & Brayley, C. (1992). Educational curricula need to be proactive: The Americans with disabilities act of 1990. AOTA: Work Programs Special Interest Section Newsletter, June, 1992, p.1.

Niemeyer, L. & Jacobs, K. (1990). Work hardening predictions and trends for the 1990s.  OT Week, 8/90.

Jacobs, K. (1989). It’s never too early. Profile. London, Ontario: Children’s Psychiatric Research Institute (CPRI).

Jacobs, K. (1985). Learning prep school-a model work-related program. PIVOT. Rockville: AOTA.

Columnist for Rehab Management – column entitled, Rehab Ergonomics:

Jacobs, K. & Hagglund, K. (August/September, 1995). Musicians and Overuse Syndrome. Rehab  Management. pp. 121-122.

Jacobs, K. (June/July, 1995). Ergonomic Protection Standard Rehab Management. pp. 149-150; 152-153.