925 results match your criteria Australian occupational therapy journal[Journal]


Strategies occupational therapists use to engage children and parents in therapy sessions.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 May 25. Epub 2020 May 25.

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.

Occupational therapists implicitly rely on tacit knowledge to inform the strategies they use to engage children and parents in a therapy session.

Objective: To identify strategies occupational therapists use in a therapy session to engage children and parents.

Methods: A qualitative approach was employed using interpretive description methodology. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12670DOI Listing

Participating in telehealth is a complex occupation.

Authors:
Robert B Pereira

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 May 22. Epub 2020 May 22.

Hospital Admission Risk Program, Barwon Health, Geelong, Vic, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12671DOI Listing

Establishing an occupational therapy assessment clinic in a public mental health service: A pragmatic mixed methods evaluation of feasibility, utilisation, and impact.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 May 6. Epub 2020 May 6.

Metro North Mental Health, Herston, Qld, Australia.

Introduction: Employment of occupational therapists in generic roles in public mental health services (PMHSs) constrains capacity to undertake discipline-specific activity meaning consumers may be unable to access valuable occupational therapy assessments and interventions that could promote recovery. Establishing a dedicated occupational therapy clinic has been identified as one way of improving care provided and outcomes for organisations, therapists, and consumers. To inform such developments, this paper reports evaluation of feasibility, acceptability, and sustainability of a pilot clinic established within a PMHS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12668DOI Listing

Novak and Honan reply to Foley: A red stoplight response.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Apr 29. Epub 2020 Apr 29.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance, School of Child and Adolescent Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Vic., Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12665DOI Listing

What is the threshold dose of upper limb training for children with cerebral palsy to improve function? A systematic review.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Apr 27. Epub 2020 Apr 27.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute, Child and Adolescent Health, The University of Sydney, Frenchs Forest, NSW, Australia.

Introduction: Neuroplasticity is harnessed through high-intensity or high-dose training. Given the costs and time burden for families of children with cerebral palsy (CP), it is important to quantify which rehabilitation training approaches and doses confer the largest clinical gain. The main objective of this systematic review was to determine any threshold dose of upper limb training needed for children with CP to achieve clinically significant functional improvements. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12666DOI Listing

Coordination difficulties and self-esteem: The views of children, adolescents, and their parents.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Apr 24. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

The Dyspraxia Support Group of New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Introduction: This study aimed to examine the views of children and adolescents with significant coordination difficulties, and their parents, regarding factors they considered had most supported and hindered the development of their self-esteem (SE).

Methods: A survey was sent to members of the Dyspraxia Support Group of New Zealand asking participants to prioritise the three factors that had most positively and negatively influenced the development of the young person's SE. Quantitative content analysis was utilised to summarise responses in order to describe main influences. Read More

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Changes in problematic activities of daily living in persons with COPD during 1 year of usual care.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Apr 23. Epub 2020 Apr 23.

Department of Research and Development, CIRO, Horn, the Netherlands.

Introduction: Persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are often limited in performing their activities of daily living (ADLs). However, it remains unknown whether and to what extent problematic ADLs change over time and whether exacerbation-related hospitalisations affect problematic ADLs. Therefore, we investigated self-reported problematic ADLs of persons with COPD during 1 year of usual care (i. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12664DOI Listing

Occupational therapy entry-level education scholarship in Australia from 2000 to 2019: A systematic mapping review.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Apr 13. Epub 2020 Apr 13.

Discipline of Occupational Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University, Southport, Qld, Australia.

Introduction: The number of occupational therapy degree programs in Australia has increased substantially over the last decade. During this time, Australian academics have produced a significant amount of scholarship focussed on entry-level education; however, the landscape of this scholarship has not been examined. The aim of this study was to review the literature on the scholarship of entry-level Australian occupational therapy education programs, specifically the topics explored and methods employed. Read More

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Reflective practice facilitation within occupational therapy supervision processes: A mixed method study.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Mar 26. Epub 2020 Mar 26.

La Trobe University Bendigo Campus, Flora Hill, Vic., Australia.

Introduction: Supervisors of occupational therapists play a key role facilitating reflective practice with their supervisees. Through reflective practice, supervisees can optimise their skills in professional reasoning and decision making. The aim of this study was to describe to what degree reflective practice is facilitated within occupational therapy supervision processes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12660DOI Listing

Workers with severe mental illness coping with clinical symptoms: Self-directed learning of work-health balance strategies.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Mar 26. Epub 2020 Mar 26.

Département des Lettres et communications, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada.

Introduction: Most workers with a severe mental illness (SMI) experience brief job retention, usually under 6 months. Managing their clinical symptoms to maintain employment is a constant challenge. However, little is known about the personal initiatives these workers undertake to learn to manage their clinical symptoms at work. Read More

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Canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum: Parents' perspectives.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Mar 22. Epub 2020 Mar 22.

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Qld, Australia.

Introduction: Canine-assisted therapy is thought to facilitate the engagement of children on the autism spectrum within therapy sessions. There is limited research, however, about how canine-assisted occupational therapy with children on the autism spectrum enhances their engagement in therapy and therapy outcomes. The aim of this study was to gain the perspectives of parents who observed and participated in occupational therapy sessions, with canine assistance, with their children on the autism spectrum. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12659DOI Listing

Structural validity and internal consistency of an ecological observation-based assessment, the Activities of Daily Living Profile.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Mar 23. Epub 2020 Mar 23.

Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal, Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal du CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Introduction: Direct observation of everyday task performance is considered the most accurate measure of independence for individuals with executive function impairments. However, few observation-based measures have been shown to have sound psychometric qualities and be clinically applicable. The objective of this study was to investigate the Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Profile's structural validity using exploratory factor analyses and internal consistency in order to identify the minimum set of tasks required to achieve reliable scores in each of three ADL environments (personal, home and community). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12654DOI Listing

Initial development of a measure of evidence-informed professional thinking.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Mar 13. Epub 2020 Mar 13.

Department of Occupational Science and Technology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

Background And Aims: A number of theories have been proposed on clinical expertise and its development in occupational therapy and allied health professions. Clinical reasoning, outcome measurement and evidence-based practice are names for leading conceptualisations. The aim of this research was to develop an operational measure of habits of mind and practice that constitute these desirable professional activities amongst professional therapists. Read More

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Understanding occupational engagement for individuals with bariatric needs: The perspectives of Australian Occupational Therapists.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Mar 12. Epub 2020 Mar 12.

School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia.

Introduction: Over the last 20 years, the number of individuals affected by obesity in Australia has increased by 56%. The impact of excessive weight gain results in a wide range of physical, psychological and social difficulties, with resultant changes to occupational performance and engagement. For some people within this population, a further consequence of this increasing weight gain contributes to additional difficulties, with the individual being considered to be "bariatric". Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12657DOI Listing

Reply to Foley and den Houting's Letter: Occupational therapists' use of autism terminology.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 04 12;67(2):196. Epub 2020 Mar 12.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance, School of Child and Adolescent Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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Systematic reviews, scholarly discussion and opportunities.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 04 5;67(2):99. Epub 2020 Mar 5.

Australian Occupational Therapy Journal.

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Home visits by occupational therapists improve adherence to recommendations: Process evaluation of a randomised controlled trial.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Mar 5. Epub 2020 Mar 5.

School of Allied Health, Human Services & Sport, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic., Australia.

Introduction: As part of hospital discharge planning, occupational therapists often provide recommendations to improve the interaction between a person and their home environment. The aim of this study was to investigate the number and type of recommendations made by occupational therapists during a home assessment visit compared to hospital-based assessment for patients recovering from hip fracture. A secondary aim was to explore adherence rates to the different types of recommendations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12651DOI Listing

Occupational therapy driver assessments with mental health consumers: A mixed-methods study.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Mar 2. Epub 2020 Mar 2.

Northern Area Mental Health Service, NorthWestern Mental Health, Preston, Vic., Australia.

Introduction: Driving is an important occupation, which enables other recovery goals for adult mental health consumers. Multidisciplinary clinicians can support consumers to engage in safe driving practices, which may include referral to a specialist occupational therapy driver assessor. There is presently limited evidence to inform us about the role of occupational therapy driver assessors in mental health and the impact of such services for consumers. Read More

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Learned pacing for adults with chronic pain: A randomised controlled trial feasibility study.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Mar 2. Epub 2020 Mar 2.

School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic., Australia.

Introduction: Chronic pain can significantly impact on an individual's occupational performance and quality of life. Pacing is a pain management strategy regularly used in occupational therapy practice; however, evidence for its effectiveness has not been established.

Objectives: To determine the feasibility of a future randomised controlled trial to investigate the effectiveness of a learned pacing intervention on occupational performance and satisfaction for adults with chronic pain. Read More

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A red stoplight response to Novak and Honan (2019).

Authors:
Lucretia A Berg

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 04 23;67(2):195. Epub 2020 Feb 23.

Department of Occupational Therapy, Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12640DOI Listing

Increasing the delivery of upper limb constraint-induced movement therapy post-stroke: A feasibility implementation study.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Feb 18. Epub 2020 Feb 18.

Launceston General Hospital, Launceston, Tas, Australia.

Introduction: Few stroke survivors receive upper limb constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT). The aims of this study were to evaluate whether a behaviour change program for occupational therapists increased the number of stroke survivors receiving CIMT, describe the time and process involved in delivering the first program, any adverse events, fidelity and dose of CIMT provided, and upper limb outcomes.

Methods: A feasibility pre-post implementation study design was used, with intervention and measures for therapists and stroke survivors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12647DOI Listing
February 2020

Reasons for and outcome of occupational therapy consultation and treatment in the context of multidisciplinary cancer rehabilitation; a historical cohort study.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Feb 14. Epub 2020 Feb 14.

Centre for Quality of Life, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Introduction: The aim of this study was to investigate reasons why people consulted an occupational therapist following cancer treatment, and to examine the outcome of occupational therapy interventions, in the context of multidisciplinary rehabilitation.

Methods: Data from 181 patients were collected retrospectively. The International Classification of Human Functioning and Health (ICF) was used to describe the reasons for occupational therapy consultation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12649DOI Listing
February 2020

Are boys and girls just different? Gender differences in the Movement Assessment Battery for Children, 2nd edition (M ABC-2) suggests that they are.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Feb 6. Epub 2020 Feb 6.

Grace Centre for Newborn Intensive Care, The Children's Hospital Westmead, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Introduction: The second edition of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children (M ABC-2) is a standardised, norm referenced assessment that is frequently used by therapists to identify children with motor difficulties. The norms for the M ABC-2 were derived from a sample of children in the United Kingdom (UK) and are combined across the age groups for boys and girls. The aims of this research were to investigate gender differences in the performance of 8- and 9-year-old Australian children and if the norms in our cohort differed from UK-based M ABC-2 norms. Read More

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February 2020

Applying a digital literacy framework and mapping tool to an occupational therapy curriculum.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Feb 5. Epub 2020 Feb 5.

Rural Northwest Health, Warracknabeal, VIC, Australia.

Introduction: Amidst claims that rapid technological changes in health far outstrip the capabilities of the health workforce, digital literacy is featured in occupational therapy competency standards. However, little attention have been given to the development of digital literacy in entry-level occupational therapy programmes and the preparation of graduates for digital health. There is a lack of guidance on how universities can demonstrate digital literacy development in occupational therapy students. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12644DOI Listing
February 2020

Using social return on investment analysis to calculate the social impact of modified vehicles for people with disability.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Feb 4. Epub 2020 Feb 4.

School of Commerce, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

Introduction: Returning to driving is often a goal for people with acquired disabilities. Vehicle modifications make it possible for people with both acquired and lifelong disabilities to drive yet can be costly. There has been no financial evaluation of vehicle modifications in Australia or internationally. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12648DOI Listing
February 2020

Relationship between screen-time and hand function, play and sensory processing in children without disabilities aged 4-7 years: A exploratory study.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Jan 30. Epub 2020 Jan 30.

Occupational Science and Therapy Program, School of Health and Social Development, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic., Australia.

Introduction: Screen-time has become a regular occupation for young children at home and school, with little evidence of its impact on children's developmental skills. This study explored the association between children's screen-time, fine motor, in-hand manipulation (IHM), visual-motor integration (VMI), sensory processing (SP) and parent-reported play skills.

Method: The fine motor, IHM, VMI, SP and play skills of a sample of 25 Australian children without disabilities (M age = 6. Read More

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January 2020

Scope of occupational therapy practice for adults with both Down syndrome and dementia: A cross-sectional survey.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Jan 27. Epub 2020 Jan 27.

School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

Introduction: Dementia in adults with Down syndrome causes a progressive decline in daily occupations impacting both persons with Down syndrome and their informal caregivers. This study aimed to explore the scope of occupational therapy practice for adults with both Down syndrome and dementia and their informal caregivers living in their homes.

Methods: A survey was conducted with occupational therapists having clinical experience in providing interventions for adults with Down syndrome. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12645DOI Listing
January 2020

Capabilities, Opportunities, Resources and Environments (CORE): Using the CORE approach for inclusive, occupation-centred practice.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 04 19;67(2):162-171. Epub 2020 Jan 19.

Transport Accident Commission, Geelong, Vic, Australia.

Background/aim: Occupational participation is often claimed as a human right and determinant of health by occupational science and therapy scholars. Yet, maintaining occupation at the centre of practice is a challenge. The Capabilities, Opportunities, Resources and Environments (CORE) approach provides a mechanism for occupational therapists to address this challenge by viewing their practice through an inclusive lens, and enacting inclusive, occupation-centred occupational therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12642DOI Listing

Cancer care and occupational therapy: A scoping review.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 04 19;67(2):172-194. Epub 2020 Jan 19.

School of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University.

Introduction: Cancer can disrupt participation in everyday activities, suggesting a place for occupational therapy; however, there is a need to articulate the nature, scope and available evidence supporting the occupational therapy role within cancer care. In this scoping review, we identify the breadth of practice and evidence for occupational therapy in cancer care, across all stages of the disease trajectory (diagnosis to palliation/survivorship) throughout the lifespan.

Methods: Five electronic databases were searched in June 2018, for English language articles. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12633DOI Listing

Movement difficulties in children with ADHD: Comparing the long- and short-form Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency-Second Edition (BOT-2).

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 04 16;67(2):153-161. Epub 2020 Jan 16.

Complex Attention and Hyperactivity Disorders (CAHDS), Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Department of Health, Perth, WA, Australia.

Aims: Up to 50% of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also present with difficulties with motor proficiency. Several assessments of motor proficiency are available for occupational therapists, though the validity of these measures in an ADHD population requires further exploration. The aim of this paper was to evaluate the consistency of scores obtained using the long-form and short-form of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency-Second Edition (BOT-2) in a school-age ADHD sample. Read More

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Powered mobility device assessment training tool.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 Jan 14. Epub 2020 Jan 14.

Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada.

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January 2020

Australian Occupational Therapy Journal 2015-2019: Mission continuity and consolidation.

Authors:
Anne Cusick

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 12;66(6):665-669

Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12638DOI Listing
December 2019

Sylvia docker memorial lecture: Together we go further-Service co-design, knowledge co-production and radical solidarity.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 12;66(6):682-689

Allied Health and Community Wellbeing, Charles Sturt University & Mid North Coast LHD, NSW Health, Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia.

Background/aim: Occupational therapy can be essentially described as enabling social inclusion through occupational participation. How does this best happen? The answer is through working in deeply collaborative, power and knowledge sharing partnerships with individuals, families, communities and populations of people across contextual boundaries.

Methods: In this lecture, critical consideration is given to first, ways of working with communities of interest in service co-design, knowledge co-production and as co-researchers and how the philosophical underpinnings of the profession are consistent with such approaches. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12628DOI Listing
December 2019

Creating play opportunities on the school playground: Educator experiences of the Sydney playground project.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 02 16;67(1):62-73. Epub 2019 Dec 16.

Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia.

Introduction: Children with disabilities often experience unsupportive environments that restrict their play opportunities and inclusion on the school playground. This exclusion can perpetuate inequities for children with disabilities, with lifelong implications. The Sydney Playground Project uses a simple, innovative intervention consisting of placing recycled materials on the playground and engaging parents and educators in risk reframing sessions to create increased playground choice, control, independence and inclusion for all children. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12624DOI Listing
February 2020

Listening to the client voice - A constructivist grounded theory study of the experiences of client-centred practice after stroke.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 04 15;67(2):100-109. Epub 2019 Dec 15.

School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University, Nathan, QLD, Australia.

Introduction: Collaboration, choice and power-sharing are cornerstones of practice as occupational therapists support individuals to re-establish an occupational identity and reintegrate into the community following stroke. Yet evidence of unmet client needs suggests client-centred care is not optimal, and little is known of client perspectives of client-centred practice. A deeper understanding of the client experience of therapeutic relationships during adjustment following stroke, will help facilitate client-centred practice. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12627DOI Listing

Occupational therapists use of autism terminology.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 02 15;67(1):97. Epub 2019 Dec 15.

Department of Educational Studies, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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February 2020

Mental health consumer involvement in occupational therapy education in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 02 13;67(1):83-93. Epub 2019 Dec 13.

School of Occupational Therapy (Hamilton site), Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Introduction: Recovery-oriented practice policies and occupational therapy education accreditation standards require that consumers are engaged in the design, delivery and evaluation of curricula. This consumer involvement (sometimes referred to as service-user involvement or patient involvement in other contexts) should go beyond consumers simply 'telling their stories' to more meaningful collaboration in curricula. This study was designed to map the current patterns of consumer involvement in occupational therapy programs across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Read More

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February 2020
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Can I join in? Multiple case study investigation of play performance generalisation for children with autism spectrum disorder from dyad to triad.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Dec 11. Epub 2019 Dec 11.

Department of Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA.

Introduction: Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulties with play, social interaction with peers and generalisation of intervention outcomes. The Ultimate Guide to Play, Language and Friendship (PLF) has demonstrated effectiveness in improving play performance of children with ASD and their typically developing (TD) peers. The aim of this investigation was to examine the changes in play performance when an additional TD child is added to an existing dyad of a child with ASD and a TD playmate to inform future delivery and adaptations of the intervention. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12635DOI Listing
December 2019

The business of a journal: Stakeholders and processes.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 02 11;67(1):1-2. Epub 2019 Dec 11.

Australian Occupational Therapy Journal.

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February 2020

A systematic review of occupational therapy intervention for handwriting skills in 4-6 year old children.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 02 4;67(1):3-12. Epub 2019 Dec 4.

Occupational Therapy Programme, Faculty of Health Sciences (Kuala Lumpur Campus), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Introduction: Handwriting skills play a significant role in all stages of an individual's life. Writing interventions should be considered at a younger age to ensure proper development of writing skills. Hence, the aims of this study is to evaluate the current evidence of occupational therapy interventions in handwriting skills for 4-6 year old children. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12626DOI Listing
February 2020

Reply to: Letter to the Editor RE: Novak and Honan (2019).

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 02 4;67(1):95-96. Epub 2019 Dec 4.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, The University of Sydney, Frenchs Forest, NSW, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12621DOI Listing
February 2020

An exploratory study of verbal feedback on occupational performance for improving self-awareness in people with traumatic brain injury.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 04 1;67(2):142-152. Epub 2019 Dec 1.

School of Allied Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.

Introduction: Impaired self-awareness negatively impacts on how well persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI) learn and use strategies needed in daily life. Verbal feedback is a component of metacognitive strategy training recommended for addressing impaired self-awareness in TBI rehabilitation. Yet, it remains unknown how effectively verbal feedback on occupational performance improves self-awareness for the specific occupation involved. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12632DOI Listing

Supporting parents of children aged 2-13 with toileting difficulties: Group-based workshops versus individual appointments.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 04 1;67(2):131-141. Epub 2019 Dec 1.

Women and Families Service Group, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, Birtinya, Qld, Australia.

Introduction: Toileting is a key activity of daily living and an important milestone in children's development. Difficulties with this process can cause stress to both child and parents and negatively affect their wellbeing. This study compared the perceived parental competence and child wellbeing of families attending a group-based workshop on toileting issues with families attending an individual appointment at a continence clinic. Read More

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"Just one of the guys" An application of the Occupational Wellbeing framework to graduates of a Men's Shed Program for young unemployed adult males with intellectual disability.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 04 26;67(2):121-130. Epub 2019 Nov 26.

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University, Richmond, NSW, Australia.

Introduction: Conceptualisation of occupation requires understanding of subjective wellbeing and experiences of occupation. Opportunities for participation in productivity activities, such as employment, may be limited for people with intellectual disability (ID). An occupational wellbeing framework was recently re-imagined to focus on the subjective meaning of a person's occupational life rather than occupational performance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12630DOI Listing

Occupational therapy and decision-making capacity assessment: A survey of practice in Ireland.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 04 26;67(2):110-120. Epub 2019 Nov 26.

Discipline of Occupational Therapy, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Introduction: The aim of the study was to explore occupational therapy practices regarding decision-making capacity assessment and to examine factors that impact on engagement in this area.

Methods: Occupational therapists in Ireland were invited to participate in a cross-sectional online questionnaire.

Results: One hundred and seventy-two occupational therapists responded. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12629DOI Listing

Evidence based practice and knowledge translation: A survey of Australian occupational therapy practice with clients experiencing neurocognitive impairments.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 02 22;67(1):74-82. Epub 2019 Nov 22.

The Occupational Performance Network, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Introduction: The clinical practice patterns and use of research evidence by Australian occupational therapists working with clients experiencing neurocognitive impairments has not been surveyed for nearly 10 years. This survey aimed to evaluate the current status of occupational therapy practice and evidence use and provide recommendations for ongoing evidence translation.

Methods: An online survey of occupational therapists working in Australia was conducted over four months targeting registered clinicians working with adults experiencing neurocognitive impairments. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12625DOI Listing
February 2020

Letter to the editor RE: Novak and Honan (2019).

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 02 13;67(1):94. Epub 2019 Nov 13.

Discipline of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12623DOI Listing
February 2020

Exploring the relationship between resilience and practice education placement success in occupational therapy students.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 02 10;67(1):49-61. Epub 2019 Nov 10.

Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Primary and Allied Health Care, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Frankston, VIC, Australia.

Introduction: Practice education is a fundamental component of health professional students' education and many personal, social and professional factors impact on students' performance. This study investigated the relationship between measures of resilience and practice education performance in occupational therapy students.

Methods: A quantitative cross-sectional study was used to collect the data. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12622DOI Listing
February 2020

Fall prevention in primary care using chronic disease management plans: A process evaluation of provider and consumer perspectives.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 02 3;67(1):22-30. Epub 2019 Nov 3.

Faculty of Health Sciences, Discipline of Occupational Therapy, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, NSW, Australia.

Introduction: Falls are an important issue in primary care. General practitioners (GPs) are in a key position to identify older people at risk of falls on their caseload and put preventative plans into action. Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plans allow GPs to refer to allied health practitioners (AHPs) for evidence-based falls interventions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12618DOI Listing
February 2020

Perspectives of individuals receiving occupational therapy services through the National Disability Insurance Scheme: Implications for occupational therapy educators.

Aust Occup Ther J 2020 02 29;67(1):39-48. Epub 2019 Oct 29.

Department of Occupational Therapy, Monash University, Frankston, Vic., Australia.

Introduction: With the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia, occupational therapy graduates need to be adequately prepared to support service users in this new policy context. There is, however, limited research informed by service users themselves to inform contemporary occupational therapy curriculum redesign. The aims of this study were: (a) to explore the experience of occupational therapy service provision from the perspective of service users with lived experience of disability; (b) to gain an understanding of the perceptions of people with lived experience of disability regarding the NDIS and whether it will change how they work with occupational therapists; (c) to gain an understanding of the perspectives of people with lived experience of disability regarding the NDIS, and how this influences curriculum content for occupational therapy education. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12620DOI Listing
February 2020