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Stuart, Kim - - 2012
Duncan, Edward - - 2012
Smyth, Genevieve - - 2012
Townsend, Elizabeth - - 2012
'Imagining occupational therapy' expresses the opinions of four occupational therapists from Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand whose combined experience spans 152 years, an average of 38 years. Meeting serendipitously in March 2011, they reflected on the question: Why do we continue to practise and call ourselves occupational therapists when ...
Martin, Marion - - 2012
Introduction: Very little research examines how older people respond to mindfulness-based therapy, nor has there been much literature on the subject published by occupational therapists.
Nicklasson, Marit - - 2012
Objective: Participation as a concept has come into focus as an important aspect of wellbeing and derives from the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. This qualitative study aimed to increase understanding of how hand deformities caused by rheumatic disease influence the individual's potential to continue participating in society ...
Bowyer, Patricia - - 2012
Objective: The purpose of this study was to propose a process for the study of clinical utility and to illustrate its implementation in the development of an assessment.
Morgan, Ruth - - 2012
Introduction: This review investigates qualitative evidence regarding the effectiveness of motor interventions for children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD).
Fletcher-Smith, Joanna - - 2012
Introduction: The daily task of dressing oneself requires multiple complex skills, which are often taken for granted by those free from ill-health or disability. Independence in dressing allows an individual to maintain a sense of dignity and choice over his or her appearance. Occupational therapy aims to restore independent functional ...
Bodell, Sarah - - 2011
Networking is a fundamental aspect in developing a strong professional identity and furthering professional development. This opinion piece asserts that networking is an essential activity for occupational therapists, and that many of the challenges involved in creating an effective network can be ameliorated by harnessing the power of the online ...
Corr, Susan - - 2011
Westcott, Lyn - - 2011
Samadi, Sayyed - - 2011
Aim: The main aim of this study was to describe the relationship between right-handed, left-handed and mixed-handed adults with intellectual disability and their success in vocational training courses.
Barclay, Linda - - 2011
Introduction: Meaningful time use provides an indicator of quality of life and is a key area of interest to occupational therapists. Spinal cord injury is a prevalent and catastrophic acquired neurological impairment, which occurs most commonly in early adulthood. Spinal cord injury has been found to have little impact on ...
Brown, Ted - - 2011
Background: It is common for individuals with a neurological impairment, such as a stroke, to present with cognitive-perceptual impairments. The early identification of such problems can assist with rehabilitation efforts. Standardised cognitive and perception tests are often used by practitioners to make such identifications; therefore, it is important to examine ...
Bryant, Wendy - - 2011
Introduction: The evolution of mental health day services in the United Kingdom from the 1940s provides a historical context for the recent modernisation policy.
Krusen, Nancy - - 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore organisational social processes as an environmental contributor to the professional culture of practice. Occupational therapy practitioners are expected to be adaptable, responding to ever-changing demands of health care organisations. Occupational therapy students are expected to integrate into multiple settings during their ...
Atwal, Anita - - 2011
Murphy, Gillian - - 2011
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Cole, Julie - - 2011
Although falling outside its traditional domain of concern, medication management merits consideration by occupational therapists owing to both the beneficial and the detrimental effects of pharmacology on occupation. However, a lack of clarity about the profession's role in promoting this activity has important consequences from legal and professional perspectives. In ...
Caldwell, Elizabeth - - 2011
Occupational therapy lacks intervention effectiveness studies, which are crucial to the profession's survival. Literature also describes problems in the translation of research findings into occupational therapy clinical practice. Despite this, there is limited information regarding specific organisational models of practice to facilitate both the generation and the translation of research ...
Parkinson, Sue - - 2011
Introduction: The use of horticulture in mental health settings is widespread. Moreover, its effectiveness is supported by a body of qualitative evidence.
Cox, Elissa - - 2011
Background: Agitation due to Alzheimer's disease (AD) presents a challenge to occupational therapists working in the older people care sector. Recently, background music and music therapy have emerged as promising tools in the management of agitation in AD. This exploratory study investigated whether live music could reduce agitated behaviour in ...
Hocking, Clare - - 2011
Aim: This exploratory study aimed to uncover the strategies that older adults employ to ameliorate the impact of impairments and barriers to participation.
Carrier, Annie - - 2011
Introduction: Community occupational therapists frequently teach transfer skills to older adults. The teaching strategies used should be documented because they can affect the outcomes of interventions.
Thorneycroft, Simon - - 2011
Morley, Mary - - 2011
Health policy requires occupational therapy to demonstrate evidence-based clinical outcomes and efficiency in order to survive. This has significant implications for occupational therapy researchers and managers and suggests a re-evaluation of the profession's priorities for research. This opinion piece aims to stimulate debate regarding the impact of occupational science on ...
Toit, Sanet - - 2011
The profession of occupational therapy faces the challenge of introducing research as an occupation to undergraduate students. Occupational therapists value occupation, the influence of the environment and the role of culture within a specific environment. Therefore, these aspects should be considered not only when working with clients but also when ...
Cote, Carol - - 2011
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare scores on the Visual Memory subtest of the Test of Visual Perceptual Skills, Third Edition, with those on a Draw-from-Memory task.
Kristensen, Hanne - - 2011
Purpose: This study investigated the facilitation of evidence-based practice with the use of everyday life occupations and client-centred practice within occupational therapy in three settings of stroke rehabilitation.
Fitzgerald, Martin - - 2011
Introduction: The rehabilitation of forensic service users with serious mental illness is an emerging specialism in occupational therapy. However, there is little evidence to support the development of this role. Government white papers and guidelines recommend a rehabilitation process that involves a social inclusion agenda and the literature supports the ...
Engel-Yeger, Batya - - 2011
Purpose: Growing evidence exists regarding the relationship between sensory processing and affective disorders. However, most of this evidence relates to children. This study aimed to explore the relationship between positive/negative affect and sensory processing patterns as expressed in daily situations among healthy adults.
Ballinger, Claire - - 2011
Joss, Malcolm - - 2011
One of the key objectives of vocational rehabilitation is to ensure that workers can perform their jobs safely, with a minimal risk for the work duties aggravating their medical problem, and with the medical problem having a minimal impact upon their work performance. Vocational evaluations can play an important role ...
Birkholtz, Marietta - - 2011
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