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The BAM was shown to be a valid, reliable measure for people with chronic stroke. It can be used to measure bimanual functioning, which may help people return to prestroke hand roles.

The findings of this study highlight the importance of considering the subjective experiences of children and youth returning to occupations postconcussion and the need for an occupation-based framework to guide interventions in effective pediatric concussion management.

This article reviews existing research on coaching models used by occupational therapists in early intervention and concludes that they are a viable intervention. Future research should seek to demonstrate the efficacy of caregiver coaching in achieving child and family outcomes and the training needed to implement coaching practices.

This study estimates the extent and predictors of burnout among U.S. occupational therapy practitioners and recommends future research, advocacy, and policy to explore structural-level interventions to reduce burnout and to promote workplace health and safety.

This study affirms the need for occupational therapists in psychiatric inpatient settings to prescribe individualized occupation-based or physical activities for people with chronic mental illness to improve their cardiorespiratory function.

This study provides preliminary evidence that Maximizing Energy, an internet-based, self-management intervention, may reduce fatigue impact and severity in people with post–traumatic brain injury fatigue.

This study supports the validity and use of the internet-based Bill-Paying Task to identify executive function (EF) deficits and understand the impact on daily function for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Bill-Paying Task can be used to assist with rehabilitation treatment planning for people with TBI.

This psychometric comparison demonstrates the reliability and validity of three measures of depression—Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale, Beck Depression Inventory–II, and Geriatric Depression Scale—for patients with stroke.

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This study highlights the contribution of perceived autonomy in everyday activities to children’s involvement and persistence in cognitive tasks by providing empirical data on children’s persistence regarding executive functions and perceived meaning of occupations. Occupational therapists can promote children’s involvement and persistence by supporting a sense of autonomy in everyday activities, although further study is needed.

The results of this study can inform the further investigation of the use of the side-lying position as a feeding treatment protocol for infants with vocal cord paresis (VCP).

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Occupational therapy practitioners can minimize distress and discomfort and support people in having a dignified death; however, additional conceptual work on the part of occupational scientists should address deliberately dying as a meaningful and purposeful occupation for a person who is freely capable of consent.

Pediatric occupational therapy practitioners can engage in collaborative psychosocial and activity interventions as part of disaster management and recovery in restoring normalcy for children.

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