Diana R. Feldhacker, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR
Diana R. Feldhacker, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR

Diana R. Feldhacker, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR

Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Occupational Therapy

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Wesner, C., Feldhacker, D. R., & Lucas Molitor, W. (2019). Teaching quality of life and well-being in public health. In G. Tonon (Eds.) Teaching quality of life in different domains. New York City, NY: Springer, Springer International Publishing, 2018
  • Feldhacker, D. R., Cerny, S., Brockevelt, B., & Lawler, M. J. (2018). Occupations and well-being of children and youth. In L. Rodriguez de la Vega & W. N. Toscano (Eds.) Handbook of leisure, recreation, physical activity, sports, and quality of life. New York City, NY: , Springer International Publishing, 119-138, 2018

Articles

  • Feldhacker, D. R. & Lucas Molitor, W. Improving visual field awareness among collegiate softball athletes: A randomized trial. Rehabilitation Medicine., 2019
  • Feldhacker, D. R., Wesner, C., Yockey, J., Larson, J., & Norris, D. Strategies for Health: An interprofessional approach to teaching social determinants of health. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education., 2019
  • Feldhacker, D. R., Lohman, H., & Bracciano, A. Approaches to FTR treatment. Rehabilitation Medicine, 2019
  • Feldhacker, D. R. & Lucas Molitor, W. (2019). Pilot study of an occupational therapy Dynavision D2 protocol for enhancement of visual performance among collegiate athletes. Annals of International Occupational Therapy, 2(2), 69-78. https://doi.org/10.3928/24761222-20190218-02 , 2018
  • Ikiugu, M. N., Lucas Molitor, W., Feldhacker, D. R., Gebhart, C., Spier, M., Kapels, L., … Gaikowski, R. (2018). Guidelines for occupational therapy interventions based on meaningful and psychologically rewarding occupations. , Journal of Happiness Studies, 1-27, 2018
  • Feldhacker, D. R., Lucas Molitor, W., Athmann, A., Boell, M., Kaiser, A., Musch, A., & Willhite, L. (2019). Efficacy of high-performance vision training on improving the reaction time of collegiate softball athletes: A randomized trial. Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, 4(3). doi: 10.25035/jsmahs.04.03.06, 2018
  • Mu, K., Peck, K., Jensen, L., Bracciano, A., Carrico, C., & Feldhacker, D. (2016). CHIP: Facilitating Interprofessional and Culturally Competent Patient Care Through Experiential Learning in China. , Occupational Therapy International, 23(4), 328-337, 2016
  • Lucas Molitor, W., & Feldhacker, D. R. Collaborative approaches to low vision intervention by geographic setting. Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Ikiugu, M. N., Lucas Molitor, W., Feldhacker, D. R. Effectiveness of interventions based on meaningful and psychologically rewarding occupations in enhancing perceived health and well-being. Journal of Mental Health.
  • Ikiugu, M. N., Feldhacker, D. R., Lucas Molitor, W. Psychometric properties of the Meaningful and Psychologically Rewarding Occupation Rating Scale: A pilot study. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health.
  • Feldhacker, D. R., & Doll, J. An interprofessional approach to diabetes management in primary care: What OTs should consider for older adults. Productive Aging SIS

Presentations

  • Hulse, B., & Feldhacker, D. R. (author only) PAEA 2019 Education Forum, “Strategies for Health: An Interprofessional Game for Teaching Social Determinants of Health,” PAEA: USA, Washington, DC. (October 11-12, 2019)., 2019
  • Feldhacker, D. R. Heartland Interprofessional Education Conference, “Strategies for Health: An Interprofessional Game for Teaching Social Determinants of Health,” University of Nebraska Medical Center: Omaha, NE. (August 2, 2019)., 2019
  • Jensen, L., Thinnes, A., Feldhacker, D. R., & Blanchard, S. Innovation in Occupational and Physical Therapy Education Summit, “Get Real: Use of Simulation and Reality-Based Learning and Assessment,” Creighton University: Omaha, NE. (June 28, 2019)., 2019
  • Lucas Molitor, W., & Feldhacker, D. R. 2019 AOTA Annual Conference: USA, “OT and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in Low-Vision Service Delivery in Rural, Micropolitan, and Urban Practice Settings,” AOTA: USA, New Orleans, LA. (April 6, 2019), 2019
  • Feldhacker, D. R., & Lucas Molitor, W. 2019 AOTA Annual Conference: USA, “Sport Performance and Emerging OT Practice: High-Performance Vision Training Using a Theoretical and Evidence-Based Approach,” AOTA: USA, New Orleans, LA. (April 4, 2019), 2019
  • Ikiugu, M. N., Lucas Molitor, W. (author only), & Feldhacker, D. R. (author only) Conference of the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA, “Guidelines for Assisting Individuals Identify Personally Meaningful and Psychologically Rewarding Occupations for Incorporation into Individual Lifestyles,” SSO: USA, Lexington, KY., 2018
  • Ikiugu, M. N., Lucas Molitor, W. (author only), & Feldhacker, D. R. (author only) Conference of the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA, “Development, Validity, and Reliability of the Meaningful and Psychologically Rewarding Occupation Rating Scale (MPRORS),” SSO: USA, Lexington, KY. , 2018
  • Lucas Molitor, W. & Feldhacker, D. R. ACRM 95th Annual Core Conference, “Efficacy of High-performance Vision Training to Enhance Sports Performance Among Collegiate Softball Athletes,” American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Dallas, TX. , 2018
  • Feldhacker, D. R. (author only), Yockey, J., Wesner, C. A., Peterson Larson, J. C., Norris, D. S., Sudhagoni, R. (author only) South Dakota Public Health Association Conference, “Strategies for Health: An Interprofessional Game for Teaching the Social Determinants of Health,” SDPHA, Sioux Falls, SD., 2018
  • Mu, K. (Presenter & Author), Jensen, L. (Author Only), Bracciano, A. (Author Only), Peck, K. (Author Only), Carrico, C. (Author Only), & Feldhacker, D. (Author Only), WFOT Congress 2018, "Facilitating Interprofessional and Culturally-Competent Patient Care through Experiential Learning in China," World Federation of Occupational Therapy, Cape Town, South Africa., 2018
  • Feldhacker, D., Lucas Molitor, W., Athmann, A., Boell, M., Kaiser, A., Musch, A., & Willhite, L., Department of Occupational Therapy Research Symposium, "Efficacy of High-performance Vision Training on Improving Reaction Time of Collegiate Softball Athletes: A Randomized Trial," University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD., 2018
  • Lucas Molitor, W., Feldhacker, D., Aune, T., Gee, A., Rowland, T., & Willett, H. Department of Occupational Therapy Research Symposium, "Occupational Therapy and Collaborative Low Vision Care in Rural Settings," University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD., 2018
  • Feldhacker, D., & Yockey, J., Teaching Prevention 2018: Reimagining Population Health Education, Practice and Research, "Strategies for Health: An Interprofessional Game for teaching the Social Determinants of Health," Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, Philadelphia, PA., 2018
  • Feldhacker, D., Lucas Molitor, W., Athmann, A., Boell, M., Kaiser, A., Musch, A., & Willhite, L., School of Health Sciences Research Conference, "Efficacy of High-performance Vision Training on Improving Reaction Time of Collegiate Softball Athletes: A Randomized Trial," University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD., 2018
  • Feldhacker, D. R., Yockey, J., Wesner, C. A., Peterson Larson, J. C., Norris, D. S., Sudhagoni, R. School of Health Sciences Research Conference, “Strategies for Health: An Interprofessional Game for Teaching the Social Determinants of Health,” University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD., 2018
  • Lucas Molitor, W., Feldhacker, D., Aune, T., Gee, A., Rowland, T., & Willett, H. School of Health Sciences Research Conference, "Occupational Therapy and Collaborative Low Vision Care in Rural Settings," University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD., 2018
  • Feldhacker, D., Lucas Molitor, W., Athmann, A., Boell, M., Kaiser, A., Musch, A., & Willhite, L., IDEAfest, "Efficacy of High-performance Vision Training on Improving Reaction Time of Collegiate Softball Athletes: A Randomized Trial," University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD., 2018

Research and Scholarship

Current Research Projects

  • "Effectiveness of Interventions Based on Meaningful and Psychologically Rewarding Occupations in Improving a Sense of Health and Well-being among University of South Dakota Faculty, Staff, and Students" (On-Going).

    "Efficacy of Yoga on Occupational Performance Among Children with Developmental Delays" (Dissemination).
     
    "Strategies for Health: An interprofessional, game-based approach to teaching social determinants of health" (On-Going).
     
    “Impact of Occupational Therapy in Diabetes Management” (Planning)
     
    “Occupation-Based Practice: A Disconnect Between Education and Fieldwork” (Planning)
     
    “The Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy in Addressing Areas of IMPACT and Providing Value-Based Services: A Systematic Review” (Data Collection)
     
    “Relationship Between Primitive Reflexes and Occupational Performance.” (Data Collection)
     
    “Perceived Effects of Handwriting on Occupational Therapy Student’s Learning.” (Data Collection)
     
    “Telehealth and Occupational Therapy Education.” (Data Collection)
     
    “What is the Effectiveness of Interventions Within Occupational Therapy’s Scope of Practice When Provided Using Telehealth as the Mode of Service Delivery?” (Planning)

Grant Funding Received

  • Patterson, A., Russell, M., Feldhacker, D. R., & Greiner, B. “Telehealth and Occupational Therapy Education,” Sponsored by The Dr. George F. Haddix President’s Faculty Research Fund, Creighton University, $4887.00. Funded.
  • Feldhacker, D., "Travel Grant: Spring 2018," Sponsored by Center for Teaching and Learning: USD, The University of South Dakota, $968.50. Funded: $750.00.
  • Tao, H., & Feldhacker, D. "PT/OT Web Conferencing Between Classrooms," Sponsored by Health Affairs Medical Informatics Committee, The University of South Dakota, $9,510.00. Funded.
  • Feldhacker, D., "XSENSOR Pressure Mapping System: ForeSite SS," Sponsored by Health Affairs Medical Informatics Committee, The University of South Dakota, $9,820.00. Funded.
  • Feldhacker, D., Kim, J., Nerud, K., Yockey, J., "Strategies for Health: An interprofessional, game-based approach to teaching social determinants of health," Sponsored by USD, The University of South Dakota, $4,000.00. Funded.