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McKay, Elizabeth - - 2010
The lives of women with an enduring mental illness have been little researched within occupational therapy. This study explored the experiences of five women living with enduring mental illness in their communities. The women were interviewed over a 2-year period using the life history method. Data were recorded and transcribed ...
Jensen, Jan - - 2010
Patterson, Sue - - 2010
Murphy, Gillian - - 2010
Diamant, Emna - - 2010
A sense of belonging is a key element in enabling social inclusion through meaningful occupations. This is evident in occupational science and social and therapeutic horticulture (STH) literature. How these theories interact in practice was explored at Thrive's STH project in Battersea in London. A workshop conducted with Thrive Battersea's ...
Eggins, Wendy - - 2010
The clock drawing item in the Occupational Therapy Adult Perceptual Screening Test (OT-APST) screens for unilateral neglect and impairments in constructional skills. The purpose of this study was to re-evaluate the interrater reliability of the clock drawing item in the OT-APST following the addition of example clock drawings to the ...
Kneebone, Ian - - 2010
Depression after stroke is common and can have a substantial effect on rehabilitation outcome. Despite this, the routine screening that has been recommended is only taking place around half the time. Occupational therapists have training that well positions them to provide screening. In a local stroke unit, the psychology and ...
Mew, Melissa - - 2010
Dressing difficulties are common following stroke. However, specific interventions lack evidence. This pilot single-blind randomised controlled trial investigated normal movement and functional approaches to rehabilitate lower limb dressing, given to four eligible stroke inpatients. The Nottingham Stroke Dressing Assessment, Rivermead Motor Assessment and Canadian Occupational Performance Measure were taken at ...
Gibbs, Deanna - - 2010
The adoption of family-centred care principles within neonatal intensive care, including support for the development of the parental role, has been increasing in profile over the past decade. During this period, occupational therapy has also had an emerging role in the provision of services within neonatal intensive care. However, there ...
Colquhoun, Heather - - 2010
Purpose: Despite encouragement, routine outcome measurement is not standard practice in occupational therapy. This applies across most practice areas and outcome measures, including occupational therapy measures such as the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure. Barriers to using outcome measures have been proposed, but are gathered from therapists not measuring outcomes routinely. ...
Gardiner, Clare - - 2010
In Northern Ireland, only two occupational therapists work within the specialist field of child and adolescent mental health (CAMH). This is despite recommendations made by the Bamford Review of Mental Health and Learning Disability (Northern Ireland) that occupational therapy should be a core element of CAMH provision.
Barker, Alison - - 2010
Objective: There is a growing trend towards international practice placement education in occupational therapy, yet little research documents the learning that individuals who participate in such experiences report. The purpose of this study was to examine the process of learning that arises through engagement with occupational therapy practice placement education ...
Daniels, Nikki - - 2010
Peer collaboration is believed to assist in the development of critical thinking and reflection skills. However, collaboration may be difficult to achieve in the practice placement environment because students often experience placements away from peers. This study aimed to establish the frequency and types of peer contact experienced by first ...
Krupa, Terry - - 2010
Purpose: The study advances a conceptual understanding of activity and social participation in the period following the first episode of psychosis.
May, Marion - - 2010
Demand for National Health Service (NHS)-funded electrically powered indoor/outdoor wheelchairs (EPIOCs) persistently outstrips supply. The provision criteria require recipients to be able to benefit 'through easier/increased mobility, leading to improved quality of life' (NHS Guidelines 1996, p3). Recipients' views on the latter remain largely unknown, however, generating the impetus for ...
Duncan, Joanna - - 2009
Baxter, Rhoda - - 2009
Fletcher, Joanna - - 2009
Atkinson, Katie - - 2009
Warren, Alison - - 2009
Runge, Ulla - - 2009
This paper reflects the personal journeys of two occupational therapists, who have lived with polio and have shared remarkably similar experiences despite living in two different countries. An autoethnographic approach was taken and three phases emerged: appearance, covering the 1940s and 1950s; disappearance, covering the next three decades; and reappearance, ...
Morley, Mary - - 2009
Government policy requires occupational therapists to provide evidence for the clinical effectiveness of services using information management systems. However, their engagement in the Information Management and Technology programme has been limited.
Helliwell, Suzanne - - 2009
Purpose: The purpose was to evaluate the effects of a sensory re-education programme on the somatosensory and motor function of the upper limb in subacute stroke.
Wynn, Nicky - - 2009
This paper presents the findings of a review of the literature concerning the assessment and provision of night-time positioning for children with postural needs. The aim of the review was to source and evaluate the evidence available for the efficacy of current treatments and to establish best practice.
Lloyd, Chris - - 2009
The settings and roles of occupational therapists working in Ireland in mental health have changed greatly over the last decade. Occupational therapy's central tenet, however, that of focusing on occupation and the belief that it is vital in maintaining and promoting people's health and wellbeing, has not. If occupational therapists ...
Cordingley, Kevin - - 2009
Forensic occupational therapists are one of the members of the multidisciplinary team who participate in the risk assessment process. However, the forensic occupational therapy risk assessment literature is largely descriptive and experience based, with little empirical research.
Dorer, Gemma - - 2009
Mental health service users frequently experience social exclusion and limited occupational engagement. A survey was conducted to gather staff reports of 199 service users' levels of engagement and social inclusion across eight domains of community occupation.
Kings, Jill - - 2009
Blakely, Christine - - 2009
Internationally, occupational therapy is experiencing increasing difficulty in establishing sufficient placements for students. In order to provide additional placements, the 2:1 model (two students with one practice placement educator) was introduced to the orthopaedic setting of an acute hospital. Different supervision formats were used in the placement and included individual, ...
Morley, Mary - - 2009
Many newly qualified occupational therapists (NQOTs) experience difficulties when moving into practice, with limited opportunities to co-work with colleagues. In 2005, a preceptorship programme designed to ease these transitional challenges was piloted.
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