OUR RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

For more information about our work you can consult the following publications developed in collaboration with local and international partners:

2020


Books

Barret, K., Coppola, S., Alvarez, L. (Eds.) (2020). International Occupational Therapy: Strategies for Working and Learning Abroad. Bethesda, Maryland: AOTA Press.

Invited Chapters in Books

Classen, S., Alvarez, L. (In Press). Driver Capabilities in the Resumption of Control. In Fisher, D., Horrey, W.J., Regan, M.A., Lee, J.D. (Eds.): Handbook of Human Factors for Automated, Connected and Intelligent Vehicles. Taylor & Francis.

Alvarez, L., Bhing Leet, T., Godfrey Mthembu, T., Jimenez Moreno, N.A., Larrota Veloza, O.J., Rivas-Quarneti, N. (2020). A Journey through Stories of Occupational Therapy around the world. In K. Barrett, S. Coppola, L. Alvarez (Eds.), International Occupational Therapy: Strategies for Working and Learning Abroad. Bethesda, Maryland: AOTA Press

Coppola, S., Alvarez, L., Tupe, D., Barrett, K. (2020). Occupation and Intercultural Practice. In K. Barrett, S. Coppola, L. Alvarez (Eds.), International Occupational Therapy: Strategies for Working and Learning Abroad. Bethesda, Maryland: AOTA Press

Alvarez, L., Coppola, S. (2020). Ethics and International Practice. In K. Barrett, S. Coppola, L. Alvarez (Eds.), International Occupational Therapy: Strategies for Working and Learning Abroad. Bethesda, Maryland: AOTA Press

Alvarez, L., Coppola, S., Barrett, K. (2020). Putting the Learning to Use. In K. Barrett, S. Coppola, L. Alvarez (Eds.), International Occupational Therapy: Strategies for Working and Learning Abroad. Bethesda, Maryland: AOTA Press

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Toro-Hernández, M.L., Alvarez, L., Vargas- Chaparro, M.C., Goldberg, M. (2020). Final year students’ knowledge on basic manual wheelchair provision: the state of occupational therapy programs in Colombia. Occupational Therapy International, 2020, 3025456. doi.org/10.1155/2020/3025456.

Knott, M., Classen, S., Krasniuk, S., Tippett, M., Alvarez, L. (2020). Insufficient Sleep and Fitness to Drive in Shift Workers: A Systematic Literature Review. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 124, 105234. doi: 1016/j.aap.2019.07.010.




2019


Invited Chapters in Books

Alvarez, L., Cook, A., Polgar, J. (2019). Assistive Technology. In A. Mihailidis, R. Smith (Eds.): Rehabilitation Engineering: Principles and Practice. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press.

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Alvarez, L. (2019). Cannabis and Driving: Lessons from an Unlikely Teacher. University of Toronto Medical Journal, 96(3): 74-77.

Alvarez, L., Classen, S., Medhizadah, S. (2019). Clinical utility of the DriveFocus™ intervention on young drivers with and without experience: A case study. Frontiers in Public Health- Public Health Education and Promotion, 7(123).

Holmes, J., Alvarez, L., Robinson, A., Gilhuly, K., Horst, E., Kowalchuk, A., Rathwell, K., Reklitis, Y., Wheildon, N., Johnson, A. (2019). Driving with Parkinson’s disease: Exploring Lived Experience. Parkinson’s disease, Volume 2019: 1-7.

Knott, M., Classen, S., Krasniuk, S., Tippett, M., Alvarez, L. (2019). Insufficient Sleep and Fitness to Drive in Shift Workers: A Systematic Literature Review Protocol. Injury Prevention, 25: 589-594. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2018-042972.

Magalhaes, L., Farias, L., Rivas-Quarnetu, N., Alvarez, L., Serrata Malfitano, A. (2019). The development of occupational science outside the Anglophone sphere: Enacting global collaboration. Journal of Occupational Science, 26(2): 181-192. DOI: 10.1080/14427591.2018.1530133.




2018


Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Alvarez, L., Classen, S., Medhizadah, S., Knott, M., Asantei, K., He, W., Feher, A., Moulin, M.S. (2018). Feasibility of DriveFocus™ and Driving Simulation Interventions in Young Drivers. OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health, 38(4): 245-253.

Smith, E., Gowran, R., Mannan, H., Donnelly, B., Alvarez, L., et al. (2018). Enabling appropriate personnel skills-mix towards progressive realization of equitable access to assistive technology. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 13(5): 445- 453. (July, 2018)

Alvarez, L., Classen, S., Medhizadah, S., Knott, M., He, W. (2018). Pilot efficacy of a DriveFocus™ intervention on the driving performance of young drivers. Frontiers in Public Health, 6(125):1-9.

Alvarez, L., Classen, S. (2018). Driving with Parkinson`s: Cut points for clinical predictors of on-road outcomes. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 85(3):232-241.

Adams, K., Alvarez, L., Becerra Puyo, L.M., Gomez Medina, M.F., Castellanos Cruz, J.L. (2018) Using robots to assess problem solving skills: brief report. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 81(3): 171-176.

Classen, S., Krasniuk, S., Morrow, S. A., Alvarez, L., Monahan, M., Danter, T., & Rosehart, H. (2018). Visual correlates of fitness to drive in adults with multiple sclerosis. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 38(1): pp. 15-27.




2017


Invited Chapters in Books

Alvarez, L., Classen, S. (2017) In-vehicle technologies and driving simulation. In S. Classen (Ed.): Driving Simulation for Assessment, Intervention, and Training: A Guide for Occupational Therapy and Health Care Professionals. AOTA Press: Bethesda, Maryland.

Alvarez, L., Classen, S. (2017) Simulated driving performance of teen novice drivers. In S. Classen (Ed.): Driving Simulation for Assessment, Intervention, and Training: A Guide for Occupational Therapy and Health Care Professionals. AOTA Press: Bethesda, Maryland.

Alvarez, L., Cook, A. (2017) The Ethics of Rehabilitation Robotics. In A. Cook, P. Encarnação (Eds.): Rehabilitation Robotics: Principles and Practice. CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group: Boca Raton, Flrorida.

Adams, K., Alvarez, L., Rios, A. (2017) Robotic systems for augmentative manipulation to promote play, education and cognitive development. In A. Cook, P. Encarnação (Eds.): Rehabilitation Robotics: Principles and Practice. CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group: Boca Raton, Flrorida.

Alvarez, L., Coppola, S. (2017) International Practice-The Ethics of Internationalization. In: Practical Applications of the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics, 2nd edition. AOTA Press: Bethesda, Maryland

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Mackenzie, L., Coppola, S., Alvarez, L., Cibule, L., Maltsev, S., Loh, S.L., Mlambo, T., Ikiugu, M.N., Pihlar, Z., Sriphetcharawut, S., Baptiste, S., Ledgerd, R. (2017). International Occupational Therapy Research Priorities: A Delphi Study. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 37(2), pp. 72-81.

Classen, S., Krasniuk, S., Alvarez, L., Monahan, M., Morrow, S., Danter, T. (2017) Development and validity Western University’s on-road assessment. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 37(1), pp. 14-29.




2016


Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Classen, S., Krasniuk, S., Knott, M., Alvarez, L., Monahan, M., Morrow, S., Danter, T. (2016). Inter-Rater Reliability of Western University’s On-Road Assessment. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 83(5), pp. 317-325.

Classen, S., Alvarez, L., Chen, C., Ferreira, P., Meyer C., Nywening, A. (2016). ​Developing a Canadian-specific version of the Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure©. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 36(2), pp. 82-91.

Ravenek, M., & Alvarez, L. (2016). Use of Mobile 'Apps' in Occupational Therapy: Therapist, Client and App Considerations to Guide Decision Making. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin, 75 (1):1-7.

Classen, S., Medhizadah, S., Alvarez, L., & Krasniuk, S. (2016). The Fitness-to-drive Screening Measure©: Patterns and Trends for Canadian Users. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 4(4), Article 4.




2015


Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Classen, S., Alvarez, L. (2015). Caregivers’ impressions predicting fitness to drive in persons with Parkinson’s. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 36(1): 5-13. IF: 1.234

Classen, S., Holmes, J., Alvarez, L., Loew, K., Mulvagh, A., Rienas, K., Walton V., He, W. (2015). Clinical assessments as predictors of primary on-road outcomes in Parkinson’s disease. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 35 (4), 213-220. IF: 1.234




2014


Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Alvarez, L., Wiebe, S.A., Adams, K., Hope A., Cook, A. (2014). The Neurophysiology of augmentative manipulation: A method for technical implementation. Technology and Disability, 26, pp. 65-77.

Encarnação, P., Alvarez, L., Rios, A., Maya, C., Adams, K., & Cook, A. M. (2014). Using virtual robot mediated play activities to assess cognitive skills. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 9(3): 231-241.




2013


Chapters

Alvarez L., Rios A.M., Adams K., Encarnação P., Cook A. (2013) From Infancy to Early Childhood: The Role of Augmentative Manipulation Robotic Tools in Cognitive and Social Development for Children with Motor Disabilities. In J.L. Pons et al. (Eds.): Converging Clinical & Engineering. Research on NeuroRehabilitation. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelbergpp, 905–909.




2012


Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Cook, A., Adams, K., Encarnaçao, P., Alvarez, L. (2012). The Role of Assisted Manipulation in Cognitive Development. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 15(2): 136-148. IF: 2.05




2000's


Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Rios, A., Alvarez, L., Vargas, M. (2008). Biomechanics and Occupational Therapy: challenges for the 21st century. Colombian Journal of Rehabilitation, 7(1):73-81. ISSN: 1692-1879.

Alvarez, L., Vecino, Y. (2006). In- patient assessment and intervention protocols by occupational therapy for burned patients: Successful performance of the adult and the child. Human Occupation: Journal of the Colombian Association of Occupational Therapy, 11(3-4).