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Sainty, Mandy - - 2009
Health and wellbeing outcomes are the new currency of health and social care commissioning. To explore the extent to which community equipment had an impact on the health and wellbeing outcomes of choice and control, quality of life and personal dignity, a postal survey was carried out among a sample ...
Grandisson, Marie - - 2009
Introduction: The needs of individuals who are homeless are often unmet. This study identifies the potential role of occupational therapy with adults who are homeless.
Hitch, Danielle - - 2009
Aim: The purpose of this study was to describe the experience and meaning of engagement for staff and clients of assertive outreach teams.
Classen, Sherrilene - - 2009
Driving, an instrumental activity of daily living, requires safe person-environment interactions. The effectiveness (safety) of four United States Federal Highway Administration intersection design guidelines in the recovery phase of a turn was tested on older and younger adults. Using kinematics measures from an instrumented vehicle, drivers negotiating improved and unimproved ...
Applegate, Mary - - 2009
Mason, Rosemarie - - 2009
The trust that underpins the relationship between the Government, the public and professionals has been undermined, leading to proposed changes to the regulatory framework for professionals in order to strengthen clinical governance. In the National Health Service, the Knowledge and Skills Framework is suggested as a tool for revalidation, the ...
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Piper, Elizabeth - - 2009
Jahrami, Haitham - - 2009
Emotional burnout is associated with decreased job performance and poor career satisfaction. It has special significance in mental health care settings, where clinicians experience psychological, emotional and physical stress. This study aimed to determine the extent to which occupational therapy staff employed in a Bahrain mental health setting were affected ...
Fisher, Thomas - - 2009
Limiting or eliminating work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) is a goal of many employers. Understanding risk factors associated with WRMSDs assists workers in avoiding these factors. The purposes of this study were to determine employees' awareness of risk factors of WRMSDs and their knowledge for avoiding such risks and to evaluate ...
Csonto, Sylvia - - 2009
Spirituality in occupational therapy has become more prominent through research and discussion over the last decade. This study aimed to examine further the topic of occupational therapists' inclusion of spirituality in their practice through exploring the experiences of occupational therapy students. The study investigated students' consideration and understanding of spirituality ...
Wilding, Clare - - 2009
In this article, it is argued that in order to meet the profession's ethical and moral obligations, occupational therapists need to ensure that they are connected to the philosophical foundations of occupational therapy. By making occupational therapy practice occupation-focused, therapists guarantee that they provide a unique and valuable contribution to ...
Roy, Laurence - - 2009
Introduction: Early and intensive rehabilitation for individuals living with first-episode psychosis (FEP) is a key issue for occupational therapists working in mental health settings. Purpose: The purpose of this multiple case study was to explore the perception of outpatients in a youth psychosis clinic in Montreal regarding their community functioning. ...
Cooper, Rachel - - 2009
There is an increasing awareness of the use of role-emerging placements within occupational therapy education. A greater number of higher education institutions are recognising the value of their students undertaking at least one of their practice placements within a role-emerging setting. Similarly, students are developing a sense of the depth ...
Baxter, Theresa - - 2009
This evaluation sets out to identify the main aspects of establishing and delivering a work-based occupational therapy programme. Although work-based learning is not a new concept, it is a new approach for delivering education to occupational therapy students. The evaluation considers the significant role of the practitioner lecturer in delivering ...
Thompson, Barbara - - 2009
This practice analysis describes the philosophical tenets and methods associated with an 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) programme offered to a heterogeneous group of community-dwelling individuals living with chronic conditions. The programme was sponsored by an occupational therapy graduate school as a community service and was provided by the author. ...
Louie, Stephanie - - 2009
This case report illustrates a feeding device prescription process for a Chinese woman with congenital upper limb deficiency, using the Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) model. Positive experience was identified through a semi-structured interview after the participant had used the tailor-made feeding device. This report supports the HAAT model application ...
Reynolds, Frances - - 2009
Background and aim: Creative occupations promote wellbeing among older people, but how people discover creative occupations in later life, or why they intensify their participation in certain creative occupations after retirement, is unclear. The aim of this study was to explore the experiential factors that older women perceive as encouraging ...
Morley, Mary - - 2009
Following the introduction of preceptorship as a requirement for most newly qualified practitioners in the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, a preceptorship programme for occupational therapists was designed. This was the first of its kind within occupational therapy and was endorsed by the College of Occupational Therapists. Participation ...
Pengelly, Sue - - 2009
The interrelationship between the home environment, occupations and wellbeing was explored in relation to the lived experiences of three families with a child diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). Each family had acquired an extra downstairs room through moving or adapting their home, which they dedicated to their child with ...
Kelly, Janet - - 2009
Roberts, Anne E. - - 2009
Brown, Cary - - 2009
Pain in older people, and particularly for those people with dementia, is an underrecognised and undertreated problem of growing magnitude. Occupational therapists, although well positioned with a range of skills and resources to help older people with pain and their caregivers, must first become educated about the issues of pain ...
Parkinson, Sue - - 2009
A service-wide audit was conducted (audit 1, 2002) to ascertain the balance of occupation-focused versus generic tasks being undertaken by occupational therapists. This identified that 66% of all tasks were occupation focused, whereas only 41% of all assessments could be described as such. Recommendations were pursued to implement occupation-focused assessments. ...
De Monte, - - 2009
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is used to describe the different subgroups of arthritis in children. JIA is the most common chronic rheumatic condition in children. The long-term consequences are not limited to physical disabilities but also have an impact on the child's social, emotional and cognitive development. Home exercise programmes ...
Langfield, Janaya - - 2009
Pet ownership is an occupation that has benefits for human health and well-being. However, research on pet ownership mainly addresses the benefits of interactive pets, such as dogs and cats. Some individuals are unable to participate in the occupation of interactive pet ownership and, therefore, may be deprived of the ...
Bryant, Wendy - - 2009
Provencher, Veronique - - 2009
Background: Older patients are usually assessed by occupational therapists in hospital before going home. However, for many frail older adults, this assessment in an unfamiliar environment might not be as representative of their functional abilities as an assessment at home. The aim of this literature review was to determine if ...
Cronin-Davis, Jane - - 2009
Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) is a research method gaining in popularity, particularly in health psychology and related fields. Derived from phenomenology, as the name suggests, it has potential for occupational therapy as an underpinning framework for research. This method was developed to enable researchers to provide participants with the opportunity ...
Blank, Alison - - 2009
Blank, Alison - - 2009
The vocational rehabilitation agenda is gaining prominence within United Kingdom health care policy, with occupational therapists poised to play a major role in the delivery of vocational services. The evidence base for supported employment has been widely accepted, although this is poorly implemented within the United Kingdom. This opinion piece ...
Waghorn, Geoff - - 2009
The delineation of evidence-based practices in supported employment for people with schizophrenia now represents a paradigm shift in the theory and practice of mental health rehabilitation. The principles and methods of traditional vocational rehabilitation and traditional mental health rehabilitation are giving way to evidence-based practices in supported employment, which are ...
Hutton, Eve - - 2009
This article describes the outcome of an evaluation of a paediatric occupational therapy intervention piloted in two primary schools in East Kent. Two therapists were based in schools and worked in partnership with teachers and teaching assistants (TAs). They spent the equivalent of 2 days a week in the school, ...
Caldwell, Jennifer - - 2009
Fieldhouse, Jon - - 2009
Two second-year occupational therapy students undertook a role-emerging placement (REP)--their third of four professional practice placements--at a therapeutic community with no on-site occupational therapy service. A qualitative study exploring the nature of the learning on this REP shows how deep learning took place and how this enabled the students to ...
Overton, Amber - - 2009
Practice placement education has been recognised as an integral and critical component of the training of occupational therapy students. Although there is an extensive body of literature on clinical education and traditional practice placement education models, there has been limited research on alternative placements.
Lawson-Porter, Anne - - 2009
The Elizabeth Casson Memorial Lecture 2009, given on 25 June at the 33rd Annual Conference and Exhibition of the College of Occupational Therapists, held at the Brighton Centre, Brighton, Sussex.
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