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


Scoping review: Interventions that promote functional performance for adolescents and adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

School of Health and Natural Sciences, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA.

Introduction: Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) experience broad impairments that affect their functional performance and consequently result in the need for supervision and assistance on a daily basis. The literature contains effectiveness studies of functional interventions provided to adolescents and adults with IDD. However, existing differences in participant characteristics, study design, and type of functional intervention limit the ability to derive clinical evidence-based decisions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12577DOI Listing

Implementation science and AOTJ's role in bridging the occupational therapy best practice - actual practice gap.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Apr;66(2):127-129

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

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Occupational therapy intervention addressing weight gain and obesity in people with severe mental illness: A scoping review.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

Background: Individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness have higher rates of obesity than the general population due to a range of factors, including: medication side effects, poor nutrition and reduced physical activity. Obesity is associated with increased mortality and reduced quality of life. Evidence suggests that lifestyle interventions can be effective in addressing this issue. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12575DOI Listing
April 2019
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What does the Australian public know about occupational therapy for older people? A population survey.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Department of Rehabilitation, Aged and Extended Care, Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders University, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia.

Introduction: Occupational therapy can delay functional decline and improve quality of life of older people. Yet people may not seek occupational therapy services as they may not be aware of their scope or benefits. The aim of this study was to ascertain what the general public in Australia knows about occupational therapy services for older people. Read More

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Patterns of cognitive strategy use common in children with reduced social competence derived from parent perceptions.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Discipline of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, North South Wales, Australia.

Introduction: Occupational therapists are increasingly being referred children who experience reduced social competence. Ineffective use of cognitive strategies during social interactions is known to contribute to reduced social competence in children who have difficulty learning. Little is known about the nature of social cognitive strategy use or how it may be observed in children during performance of school occupations. Read More

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April 2019
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Effectiveness of paediatric occupational therapy for children with disabilities: A systematic review.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Apr 10. Epub 2019 Apr 10.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, North South Wales, Australia.

Introduction: Paediatric occupational therapy seeks to improve children's engagement and participation in life roles. A wide variety of intervention approaches exist. Our aim was to summarise the best-available intervention evidence for children with disabilities, to assist families and therapists choose effective care. Read More

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April 2019
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Overview of reviews of standardised occupation-based instruments for use in occupational therapy practice.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Mar 1. Epub 2019 Mar 1.

Discipline of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Cumberland Campus, University of Sydney, Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia.

Introduction: Using standardised instruments is one approach to support evidence-based practice. Referring to systematic reviews is an option to identify suitable instruments. However, with an abundance of systematic reviews available, therapists are challenged to identify an appropriate instrument to use. Read More

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Content development, accessibility and feasibility of a self-report tool for use in programmes serving youth with cognitive disabilities: The Participatory Experience Survey.

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

Department of Occupational Therapy, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Introduction: Participation in community-based recreation and leisure activities may afford valuable opportunities to young people with cognitive disabilities (CD) to develop important self-determination skills needed for success in adulthood. To evaluate whether these programmes are achieving their intended impact, it is important to have a tool that captures the perspective of the participants using an accessible method. This article describes the content development and evaluation of accessibility and feasibility of the Participatory Experience Survey (PES). Read More

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February 2019
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Understanding quality of life within occupational therapy intervention research: A scoping review.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

School of Occupational Therapy, Elborn College, Western University, London, ON, Canada.

Introduction: There is little consensus regarding the meaning of quality of life (QOL) within occupational therapy literature. Measurement of QOL has varied in both research and practice. This scoping review explored the definitions and measures used within occupational therapy quantitative intervention research to evaluate QOL as an outcome. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1440-1630.12570
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February 2019
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Pre-discharge home visits: A qualitative exploration of the experience of occupational therapists and multidisciplinary stakeholders.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Feb 10. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia.

Introduction: The evidence base surrounding occupational therapy pre-discharge home visits discusses current practices, potential beneficial outcomes and limitations. However, research is limited, regarding how clinical teams determine which patients receive this service. This study aims to explore perceptions of occupational therapists and multidisciplinary stakeholders concerning pre-discharge home visits through their experiences and current practice in the Australian context. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12561DOI Listing
February 2019
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Engaging with big data: Occupational therapy needs to recognise the potential of using linked data to support evidence-based practice.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Feb;66(1):3-4

School of Public Health, Health Research and Data Analytics Hub, PHRN Centre for Data Linkage, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

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February 2019

Constraint-induced movement therapy for upper limb recovery in adult neurorehabilitation: An international survey of current knowledge and experience.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Feb 4. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

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

Introduction: Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) is an effective intervention for upper limb recovery following stroke and traumatic brain injury. Despite strong evidence, the use of CIMT in practice is limited. The aim of this study was to investigate clinician knowledge and experience of delivering CIMT protocols internationally in neurorehabilitation. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1440-1630.12567
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February 2019
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Refining a clinical practice framework to engage clients with brain injury in goal setting.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

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

Background/aim: Client-centred goal setting is fundamental to occupational therapy practice and has been increasingly embraced by all rehabilitation practioners. Goal setting in clinical practice is a highly individualised process and may be more challenging with people with acquired brain injury. However, research examining practice is limited. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12556DOI Listing
January 2019

Novice occupational therapists: Navigating complex practice contexts in South Africa.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa.

Background/aim: The transition from student to occupational therapy practitioner is challenging. In South Africa, this transition is undertaken in rural and underserved areas, as graduate health professionals are deployed by the government for a year of compulsory Community Service. This study set out to establish the characteristics of these practice settings, the resources available for occupational therapy services, the availability and quality of supervision, and participants' perceived ability to communicate with their patients and negotiate cultural differences. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1440-1630.12564
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January 2019
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Reliability and validity of the Children Participation Assessment Scale in Activities Outside of School-Parent version for children with physical disabilities.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Introduction: Occupational therapy supports individuals to participate in meaningful activities. Participation in activities should be assessed with appropriate tools. The aim of the present study was to establish the reliability and validity of the Children Participation Assessment Scale in Activities Outside of School-Parent version (CPAS-P) for children with physical disabilities. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12569DOI Listing
January 2019
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The inter-rater reliability of the Powered Mobility Device Assessment Training Tool.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Department of Occupational Therapy, Central Queensland University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Introduction: The prescription of powered mobility devices for clients is an important role for occupational therapists. However, the skill of may powered mobility device users to drive their devices remains unknown and clients are provided with only brief education on their use. Few assessments exist to guide mobility device use assessment, and none of these incorporate the training clients need. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12566DOI Listing
January 2019

Economic evaluation of simulated and traditional clinical placements in occupational therapy education.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Centre for Health Economics, Monash Business School, Monash University, Clayton, VIC, Australia.

Introduction: This economic evaluation complements results of the randomised controlled trial that established non-inferiority of the learning outcomes of a one-week simulated clinical placement (SCP) in occupational therapy qualifying degrees in comparison to an equivalent traditional clinical placement (TCP). This companion study presents detailed cost analyses of two placement alternatives and a cost-benefit study to assess the value for money of SCP. An economic evaluation of simulated versus traditional placements has not previously been conducted in Australia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12563DOI Listing
January 2019
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Reflection-in-practice: A survey of Australian occupational therapists.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

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

Introduction: The ability to reflect on practice and context is an essential professional behaviour required by occupational therapists and included within practice guidelines and standards. Research has demonstrated the benefits of reflection within specialist areas of practice. However, there is a lack of research into reflection within, and across, work place practice. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12559DOI Listing
January 2019
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Content validity of the WorkHab functional capacity evaluation.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Jan 22. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

School of Geography, Planning and Environment, Queensland University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Introduction: Validity is a dynamic process and as part of a continual process of evaluation of tools, this study aimed to evaluate content validity of the WorkHab functional capacity evaluation, a tool used in occupational rehabilitation.

Methods: A cross sectional survey of health professionals who conduct FCEs investigated their ratings of item relevance and item difficulty across different categories of work and injuries. The survey also explored the relationship of the WorkHab FCE items with the physical demand items of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT). Read More

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January 2019

Occupational therapist led environmental assessment and modification to prevent falls: Review of current practice in an Australian rural health service.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Jan 22. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Medical Imaging Department, Mackay Hospital and Health Service, Mackay, Australia.

Introduction: Environmental assessment and modification is an effective approach to reducing falls, particularly when provided by occupational therapists to high risk populations. Environmental assessment and modification has been incorporated into many national and international falls prevention guidelines, however, evidence suggests that it is not being implemented in practice. The aim of this study is to identify factors that support the local adoption of best practice environmental assessment for falls prevention within a rural health service. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1440-1630.12560
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January 2019
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A professional development program increased the intensity of practice undertaken in an inpatient, upper limb rehabilitation class: A pre-post study.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Jan 21. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia.

Background/aim: Increasing the intensity of practice is associated with improved upper limb outcomes, yet observed intensity levels during rehabilitation are low. The purpose of this study was to investigate: whether a professional development program would increase the intensity of practice undertaken in an inpatient, upper limb rehabilitation class; and whether any increase would be maintained six months after the cessation of the program.

Method: A pre-post study was conducted within an existing inpatient, upper limb rehabilitation class in a metropolitan hospital. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1440-1630.12562
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January 2019
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Converting the DriveSafe subtest of DriveSafe DriveAware for touchscreen administration.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Jan 21. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Pearson Clinical, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Background: DriveSafe measures awareness of the driving environment. It is one subtest of DriveSafe DriveAware, a cognitive fitness-to-drive screening instrument. We converted DriveSafe to a touchscreen format for ease of administration; this necessitated the development of an automatic data collection and scoring system to reflect the decision that would otherwise have been made by an expert rater. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1440-1630.12558
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January 2019
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Occupational engagement of people living with a life-limiting illness: Occupational therapists' perceptions.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Apr 21;66(2):145-153. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

School of Science & Health - Occupational Therapy, Western Sydney University, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia.

Background/aim: Occupational therapists working in palliative care aim to enable clients living with a life-limiting illness to continue participating in meaningful activities for as long as possible. However, little is published about the occupations people living with a life-limiting illness wish to engage in, and how occupational therapists can best enable occupational engagement. Therefore, this study aimed to gain an in-depth understanding of occupational therapists' perceptions on clients' occupational engagement post-diagnosis of a life-limiting condition. Read More

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Subjective memory complaints and difficulty performing activities of daily living among older women in Australia.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Apr 21;66(2):227-238. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

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

Background/aim: Increased age and cognitive decline have been linked to difficulties with activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL). Cognitive decline can often be signalled by complaints about one's cognition, such as memory. With older Australians living longer, there is an increasing proportion of the population at risk of declined performance in daily tasks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12548DOI Listing
April 2019
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Altered fine motor control and manual dexterity in people with cocaine dependence: An observational study.

Aust Occup Ther J 2018 Dec 21. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Department of Physiotherapy Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain.

Background/aim: Cocaine consumption may result in irreversible structural changes in the brain. The long-term effects of cocaine are related to a wide range of deteriorated cognitive functions. This study aimed to examine the fine motor control and hand-function in cocaine users compared to healthy controls. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12551DOI Listing
December 2018
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Developmental skills between kindergarten children with handwriting difficulties in Chinese and/or English.

Aust Occup Ther J 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China.

Aim: This study aimed to examine the differences in developmental skills between children with and without handwriting difficulties in their last year of kindergarten education.

Methods: Standardised tests on handwriting performance and developmental skills were administered to 20 typically developing children, 21 children with handwriting difficulties in Chinese and 23 children with handwriting difficulties in both Chinese and English. We used one-way MANOVA, univariate ANOVA and post hoc comparisons, to compare the developmental skills between children with and without handwriting difficulties. Read More

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December 2018
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Occupational therapy medicolegal assessment of domestic assistance requirements: Focus group perspectives.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Apr 18;66(2):239-248. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia.

Background/aim: Estimating domestic assistance requirements within the medicolegal field is a role for occupational therapists. It is a complex multidimensional process of clinical reasoning with no published research outlining how an occupational therapist translates assessment data into the number of hours of domestic assistance required. This study describes the current occupational therapy practice of estimating domestic assistance hours within the medicolegal context. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1440-1630.12552
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April 2019
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Computerised Handwriting Speed Test System (CHSTS): Validation of a handwriting assessment for Chinese secondary students.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Feb 11;66(1):91-99. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.

Background/aim: Handwriting difficulties can be detrimental to students' performance in school tests and even in public examinations. It is crucial for school-based occupational therapists to identify students with handwriting difficulties and support them with appropriate adaptive strategies. The purpose of this study is to validate a computerised assessment - the Computerised Handwriting Speed Test System (CHSTS) of both Chinese and English handwriting for Chinese secondary students and provide an objective reference for extra time allowance in paper-based examinations. Read More

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February 2019

New graduate occupational therapists' narratives of ethical tensions encountered in practice.

Aust Occup Ther J 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

School of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia, Australia.

Background/aim: Professionals in health and social care have high workloads and are working with diverse populations in hierarchical and complicated service delivery systems. There is increasing pressure on new graduates because they are expected to be immediately work ready and may not receive adequate support or supervision. It is well known that there can be issues with satisfaction and retention rates of new graduates due to the challenges they experience. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12549DOI Listing
December 2018

Intervention in time-processing ability, daily time management and autonomy in children with intellectual disabilities aged 10-17 years - A cluster randomised trial.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Feb 11;66(1):110-120. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

CHILD, School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.

Background/aim: Difficulties with management of time are frequently observed in children and youth with intellectual disabilities (IDs). The aim of this study was to evaluate a new intervention programme 'My Time' to improve time-processing ability (TPA) in children with IDs aged 10-17 years (n = 61).

Methods: Cluster randomised and waiting-list control group design was used. Read More

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February 2019

Orderly authors and author order.

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Anne Cusick

Aust Occup Ther J 2018 Dec;65(6):477-478

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December 2018

People with motor neurone disease require regular assessment and review to ensure appropriate wheelchair prescription.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Feb 12;66(1):123-124. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Flinders University and The Memorial Hospital.

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February 2019

Social skills training shows comparable effectiveness with other interventions, including medications, for reducing negative symptoms in people with psychotic disorders.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Feb 11;66(1):121-122. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

University of Newcastle, School of Health Sciences.

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February 2019
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Inter-professional education - Building respect and cooperation between future health-care colleagues.

Aust Occup Ther J 2018 Dec 8;65(6):606-607. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1440-1630.12543
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December 2018
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Four years after stroke, two-thirds of working aged survivors have returned to work.

Aust Occup Ther J 2018 Dec 6;65(6):608-609. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Faculty of Health and Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, Australia.

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December 2018

Re-employment of people with chronic stroke: A single-centre retrospective study.

Aust Occup Ther J 2018 Dec 18;65(6):598-605. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Department of Neurophysiology, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Oita, Japan.

Background/aim: Re-employment is the goal of rehabilitation for many patients after stroke. This study retrospectively examined previously employed stroke survivors who were unable to return to work at time of discharge from hospital and identified factors which were correlated with successful re-employment following a rehabilitation programme involving occupational therapy at a support facility. Factors correlated with reactivation of drivers' licence after stroke were also investigated. Read More

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December 2018

A systematic review of the psychometric properties of the Action Research Arm Test in neurorehabilitation.

Aust Occup Ther J 2018 Oct;65(5):449-471

Discipline of Occupational Therapy, The University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Background/aim: The Action Research Arm Test (ARAT) measures upper limb activity limitations in people with acquired brain injuries. Evidence relating to the use of this test in neurorehabilitation is scattered. This review identifies, rates and synthesises evidence on the original 1981 ARAT use within neurorehabilitation. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1440-1630.12527
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October 2018
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Limited evidence exists for the psychometric properties of child-report measures that assess occupational performance in children ages 2-18 years.

Aust Occup Ther J 2018 Oct;65(5):472-473

Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand.

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October 2018

Multiple functional assessments used by occupational therapists with older adults exist but psychometric properties vary.

Aust Occup Ther J 2018 Oct;65(5):474-475

School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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October 2018

The play skills of children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder in peer-to-peer interactions with their classmates: A multiple case study design.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Apr 9;66(2):183-192. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Faculty of Health Sciences, the Australian Catholic University, North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Background/aim: Children with ASD are known to have lower play skills than their typically developing peers. However, the play skills of children with ASD are rarely investigated using observational measures in the context of their everyday peer-to-peer play interactions. To explore the play skills of children with ASD and their aged matched classmates during a peer-to-peer play interaction. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1440-1630.12530
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April 2019
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Kettle test efficacy in predicting cognitive and functional outcomes in geriatric rehabilitation.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Apr 9;66(2):219-226. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Occupational Therapy Department, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia.

Background/aim: Limited research has been available to support the use of the Kettle Test in a subacute rehabilitation setting with patients diagnosed with a variety of medical conditions. The Kettle Test is an occupation based performance measure designed to detect cognitive processes and function. The aim of this research was to measure the correlation between three cognitive tests, the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Cognitive Functional Independence Measure (Cognitive FIM) and the Kettle Test. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1440-1630.12540
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April 2019
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Internationally educated occupational therapists transitioning to practice in Canada: A qualitative study.

Aust Occup Ther J 2018 Oct 9. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

School of Rehabilitation Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Background/aim: While internationally educated occupational therapists (IEOTs) may assist Western countries in addressing workforce shortages, their transition to practice can be difficult. Provincial and national levels of government in Canada have funded initiatives to address the barriers experienced by IEOTs. The purpose of this study is to identify the key forces shaping the experiences of IEOTs transitioning to practice in Canada. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1440-1630.12541
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October 2018
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What are the attributes of excellence in an acute practice occupational therapist?

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Feb 9;66(1):52-60. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia.

Background/aim: There is anecdotal recognition within the profession that novice occupational therapists who perform well at interview do not necessarily make the best practising clinicians. Further anecdotal evidence suggests that it is difficult to tell (at interview) which occupational therapists will follow which path and whether further training can achieve excellence in existing staff. What is it that makes the difference? What attributes do those truly 'excellent' clinicians have that makes them better than others?

Method: A two-round Delphi survey was utilised and 18 expert occupational therapists were purposively recruited from Perth's three adult tertiary hospitals. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1440-1630.12519
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February 2019
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The capacity of the BATCH as a predictive tool for discharge planning for people with neuropsychiatric disorders.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Apr 9;66(2):193-200. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Occupational Therapy, North Western Mental Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Background/aim: Assessment of cognitive function in people with neurosychiatric disorders can be challenging, due to behavioural and psychiatric symptomatology. The Behavioural Assesment Tool for Cognition and Higher Functioning (BATCH) is a validated observational tool that complements formal cognitive testing in this patient population. This study aimed to determine the capacity of the BATCH as a predictive tool for discharge planning. Read More

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April 2019
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Re-imagining occupational wellbeing: Development of an evidence-based framework.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Apr 1;66(2):164-173. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Background/aim: Occupational therapists concern themselves with understanding engagement in everyday activity as a mode of facilitating wellbeing. However, there appears to be little consensus within the literature as to how engagement in meaningful activities contributes to wellbeing. Currently, there are no published evidence-based frameworks for wellbeing to support occupational therapy practitioners to address wellbeing with clients. Read More

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April 2019
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Recovery in the first six months after hand and upper limb burns: A prospective cohort study.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Apr 1;66(2):201-209. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

School of Allied Health, Australian Catholic University (Melbourne Campus), Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia.

Background/aim: Hands are commonly involved in burn trauma. Occupational therapy in the acute phase aims to reduce the risk of deformities and facilitate return to usual occupations. This study aimed to describe usual occupational therapy care at a major adult burns service, and measure recovery from hand burns in the first six months post-acute hospital discharge. Read More

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April 2019
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The experiences of mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder: Managing family routines and mothers' health and wellbeing.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Feb 28;66(1):68-76. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Background/aim: Families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) use family routines to provide predictability and structure to support occupational engagement of their family members. Mothers assume the major role to orchestrate occupations in constructing family routines, which may impact their health and wellbeing. However, the experiences of mothers in managing family routines and their health and wellbeing have not been the main focus in previous research. Read More

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February 2019
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Uncovering educator perspectives of occupation-centred education in Australia: A qualitative study.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Apr 28;66(2):174-182. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

University of Canberra Health Research Institute, University of Canberra, Bruce, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Background/aim: Occupation and an occupational perspective of health and wellbeing are required to be taught in accredited occupational therapy programmes internationally. Current research into occupational therapy education has commonly focused on curriculum design and the experience of students and their developing skills for practice. Little research has focused on the perspectives of educators and in particular their own reflections and beliefs on the use of occupation in occupational therapy education. Read More

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April 2019
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Conceptualisation and use of executive functions in paediatrics: A scoping review of occupational therapy literature.

Aust Occup Ther J 2019 Feb 27;66(1):77-90. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Laboratory of Complex Human Activity and Participation (CHAP), Department Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

Background/aim: Knowledge and understanding of deficits in executive functions has expanded in recent years and its relevance to occupational therapy has been established. The purpose of this review was to identify, analyse, synthesise and describe the updated occupational therapy scientific literature that addresses the subject of executive functions, specifically focusing on children and adolescents.

Method: Scoping review methodology was implemented to map the occupational therapy literature on executive functions in children and adolescents over the past decade. Read More

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February 2019