Date of Award


Degree Type

Capstone (Post-Professional OTD)

Degree Name

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)


NOTE: Before reading (and listening to) these capstone materials, please listen to the brief audio introduction to this project, which is found below.

Lymphedema is a potentially chronic and disfiguring condition that can have a significant impact on a person’s life physically, psychologically, and socially. However, many individuals with lymphedema are unaware of treatments available or have a lack of access to appropriate healthcare professionals (Doherty, 2006). With appropriate treatment, clients struggling with lymphedema may have decreased pain, swelling, and swelling related symptoms, as well as improved overall functioning and quality of life (Ahmed, Prizmen, Laxocich, Schmitz, & Folson, 2008; Beaulac, McNair, Scott, LaMorte & Kavanah, 2002; International Society of Lymphology, 2003; Zuther & Norton, 2013). The purpose of this project is to a.) Explore lymphedema, access issues, and the importance of appropriate treatment interventions; b.) Improve access to appropriate lymphedema treatment interventions through program development in a rural healthcare setting including a post-mastectomy program (lymphedema prevention); and c.) Improve access to effective lymphedema treatment through development of an educational program for Haitian healthcare workers to work towards eradication of lymphatic filariasis.

START here. Audio Introduction.wma (2565 kB)
Tejkl - Audio Introduction

Tejkl Capstone Presentation.pdf (879 kB)
Tejkl OTD Capstone Presentation Slides

60 Second Marketing Audio Ad.mp3 (951 kB)
60 Second Marketing Audio

Marketing Audio 1.mp3 (3317 kB)
Marketing Audio - 1 of 4

Marketing Audio 2.mp3 (3573 kB)
Marketing Audio - 2 of 4

Marketing Audio 3.mp3 (3346 kB)
Marketing Audio - 3 of 4

Marketing Audio 4.mp3 (3997 kB)
Marketing Audio - 4 of 4

Haiti Mission Trip Education Fundraising Brochure.pdf (385 kB)
Tejkl Haiti Mission Trip Fundraising Brochure