Publications

Edited Books:

Christiansen, C. Matuska, K. (Eds.) (2004) Ways of living: Adaptive strategies for special needs (3rd Ed.). Bethesda: AOTA Press

Matuska, K., & Christiansen, C. (Eds). (2009) Life Balance: Multidisciplinary theories and research. Washington DC: Slack, Inc  and  AOTA Press.

Christiansen, C. & Matuska, K. (Eds.) (2011). Ways of Living: Intervention Strategies to Enable Participation (4th Ed.). Bethesda: AOTA Press.

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications:

Mathiowetz, V., Matuska, K. M. (1998). Effectiveness of occupational therapy with M.S. Neuro Rehab, 11, 141-151

Mathiowetz, V., Matuska, K., Murphy, M. (2001) Effectiveness of an energy conservation program for fatigue in multiple sclerosis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 82. 449-456

Matuska, K., Heinz, A, Neighbor, M., Flinn, N. Bass-Haugen, J. (2003) Outcomes of a pilot occupational therapy wellness program for older adults. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 57, 2, 220-224.

Mathiowetz, V., Finlayson, M.  L., Matuska, K., Chen, H. Y., & Luo, P. (2005). Randomized controlled trial of an energy conservation course for persons with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis,11, 592-601

Finlayson, M., Shevil, E., Mathiowetz, V., Matuska, K. (2005). Reflections of occupational therapists working as members of a research team. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 52, 101-108.

Christiansen, C., Matuska, K. (2006). Lifestyle Balance: a review of concepts and research. Journal of Occupational Science.13, 1, 49-61.

Matuska, K., Mathiowetz, V., Finlayson, M. (2007). Use and effectiveness of energy conservation strategies for managing multiple sclerosis fatigue.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 61, 1, 63-70.

Mathiowetz, V., Matuska, K., Finlayson, M. (2007). One-year follow-up to a randomized controlled trial of an energy conservation course for persons with multiple sclerosis. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research.

Matuska, K., Christiansen, C. (2008). A proposed model of lifestyle balance. Journal of Occupational Science.15, 1, 9-19.

Matuska, K., Erickson, B. (2008). Lifestyle Balance: How it is described and experienced by women with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Occupational Science. 15,1, 20-26.

Matuska, K. (2009). Workaholism, life balance, and well-being: A comparative analysis.  Journal of Occupational Science, 17, 1.

Hakansson, C & Matuska, K (2010). How Life Balance is Perceived by Swedish Women Recovering from a Stress-related Disorder:A Validation of the Life Balance Model. Journal of Occupational Science.17,  2 pp.

Rodriguez, M.C., Matuska, K., Cabrera, J, & Karl, S. (2010). Improving the education of Minnesota’s students from pre-K through college: Measuring student progress and using data to drive decision making. CURA Reporter, 40 , 3-10.

Matuska, K. (2010). Three generations of occupational therapy. OT Practice.

Wagman, P., Hakansson, C., Matuska, K., Bjorkland, A., & Falkmer, T. (2011). Validating the model of lifestyle balance on a working Swedish population. Jouranl of Occupational Science, 4. 1-9.

Matuska, K. (2012 ). Validity evidence for a model and measure of life balance. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 32, 1, 229-237.

Matuska, K. (2012). Development of the Life Balance Inventory. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 32, 1, 220-228.

 

Book Chapters:

Bass Haugen, J., Henderson, M. L., Larson, B., Matuska, K. (2005). Occupational issues of concern: Delay, deprivation, disparities, interruption, and imbalance. In C., Christiansen, C., Baum, J., Bass Haugen. (Eds). Occupational therapy: enabling function and well-being. Thorofare, NJ: Slack. 

Christiansen , C., & Matuska, K. (2009). Health promotion research in occupational therapy.  In  M. Scaffa, S. Reitz, M. Pizzi, (Eds.). Occupational yherapy in the promotion of health and wellness. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Christiansen , C., Matuska, K. , Polatajko, H., & Davis, J. (2009). Life balance: Evolving the concept. In K. Matuska & C. Christiansen (Eds.), Life balance: Multidisciplinary theories and research. (p.3-12), Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc and Bethesda: AOTA Press.

Matuska, K., & Christiansen, C. (2009). A theoretical model of life balance and imbalance. In K. Matuska & C. Christiansen (Eds.), Life balance: Multidisciplinary theories and research. (p.149-163), Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc and Bethesda: AOTA Press.

Matuska, K. & Barrett, K. (in press). Occupational Patterns. In E. Creapeau, E Cohn, B. Schell, & M. Scaffa (Eds.). Willard and Spackman's occupational therapy. (12th ed).

Matuska, K. & Barrett, K. (in press). Occupations in adulthood. In C. Christiansen, C Baum, & J. Bass (Eds.). Occupational therapy: Enabling function and well-being.

Funded Grants

1994-1995: Bush Faculty Development Fund, College of St. Catherine, $800 for the research project, Effectiveness of  Occupational Therapy on Self-Care Ability of Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis.

1994: Bush Faculty Development Fund, College of St. Catherine, $800 for the research project, Student Personality and Learning Styles and Success in a Nontraditional Level 2 Fieldwork Experience,               

1995-1996: Learn and Serve America: Higher Education Program, Corporation for National service, $75,000 for development of the program, Service Learning for O.T. Students,   Committee member 

1994: Partners in Justice: Sisters of  St. Joseph of Carondelet, $8,450 for cooperative venture with Sharing and Caring Hands, Mpls., Committee member.

1997-1998: Minnesota Medical Foundation, University of Minnesota, $4,000.00 for research on MS Fatigue. Mpls, MN : Project Director

1997-1998: American Occupational Therapy Foundation: $30,000.00 for project entitled  “Effectiveness of An  Energy Conservation Course for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis.” Project Director

1998: Faculty Development Grant, College of St. Catherine$800.00 for curriculum development for an educational program on occupation and health for seniors in the Como Park neighborhood.

1999: Partners in Justice: Sisters of  St. Joseph of Carondelet, $10,000 for the Designing a Life of Wellness Program with the Living at Home Block Nurse Program. Project Director

1999: Minnesota Campus Compact: $20,000 for the interdisciplinary Designing a Life of Wellness Program with the Living at Home Block Nurse Program. Project Director

2000: Women and Health Centers of Excellence Grant, College of St. Catherine $5,000.00 for Interdisciplinary project at People Serving People. Grant writer, interdisciplinary team member.

2001-2004: National Multiple Sclerosis Society: $278,000 for "Effects of Energy Conservation Course for Persons with Multiple Sclerosis." Co-Investigator.

2001: Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation, $25,000 for the Designing a Life of Wellness Program with local Living at Home Block Nurse Programs.  Project Director

2001: College of St. Catherine Faculty Research Grant, $755 for "Effects of an Occupational Therapy Wellness Program on Elder Participant's Quality of Life." Project Director.

2003: Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation, $26,260 for the Designing a Life of Wellness Program with local Living at Home Block Nurse Programs.  Project Director

2005: CSC Faculty Research grant, $2000 for a computerized version of the Lifestyle Balance inventory

2006: UMAIE travel grant to prepare course in New Zealand, $2000.

2006: College of St. Catherine Study Abroad travel grant $1000.

2008: St Catherine University Faculty Research and Scholarly Activities Grant $1,934.00 for dissertation research support.

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