Usability and Reliability of an Accessible Patient-Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) Software: The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory–Patient-Reported Outcome (PEDI–PRO)
The PEDI–PRO was found to exceed industry standards for software usability during clinical testing, was acceptable and accessible to youth with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and had good internal and test–retest reliability.
Effects of Robot-Assisted Rehabilitation on Hand Function of People With Stroke: A Randomized, Crossover-Controlled, Assessor-Blinded Study
A task-oriented approach combined with the Gloreha device can facilitate engagement in whole-limb active movement and efficiency promote functional recovery.
Dry needling was found to be an effective physical agent modality to decrease spasticity and increase ROM.
Rasch Analysis of the Assessment of Quality of Activities (A-QOA), an Observational Tool for Clients With Dementia
The A-QOA can be used in clinical settings both to select activities for clients with dementia and to quantitatively show the effects of occupational therapy
Occupation- and Activity-Based Interventions to Improve Performance of Activities of Daily Living, Play, and Leisure for Children and Youth Ages 5 to 21: A Systematic Review
Engaging children and youth in occupations and activities; providing guidance in goal direction, planning, and feedback to enhance their participation; coaching caregivers in effective carryover; and providing technology-based intervention were found to improve the occupational participation and performance of children and youth with disabilities.
Home-Based Occupational Therapy for Adults With Dementia and Their Informal Caregivers: A Systematic Review
Combining individualized home-based interventions framed in client centeredness can enhance occupational performance for adults with dementia, reduce caregiving burden, and improve informal caregivers’ sense of competence.
A self-management approach combined with pertinent resources for parents with SCI/D was found to yield positive outcomes.
Sensorimotor and Cognitive Abilities Associated With Touchscreen Tablet App Performance to Support Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes
Findings indicate that occupational therapy practitioners should consider executive functioning and dexterity of older adults with Type 2 diabetes in future mobile self-management programs.
Caregivers in this study used a range of strategies related to each of several participation-related constructs to support their child’s participation in home and community occupations, most commonly targeting the environment.
Relationship Between Parental Attachment and Stress Elevation and Synchrony in Pediatric Occupational Therapy Patient–Parent Dyads
Stress physiology in pediatric occupational therapy patients should be considered within the context of the family system; family-based interventions may be particularly helpful for reducing patient stress in this population.
Assistive and Rehabilitative Effects of the Playskin LiftTM Exoskeletal Garment on Reaching and Object Exploration in Children With Arthrogryposis
The Playskin Lift is a feasible and effective assistive and rehabilitative device to advance object interaction and learning in young children with arthrogryposis.
The ScanCourse was found to have acceptable discriminatory ability for on-road driving performance; evidence supports its continued use as a screening tool to assess driver fitness.
Comprehensive Needs Assessment to Ensure Appropriate Rehabilitation Training for Community-Based Workers and Caregivers in India
A rigorous, multistakeholder needs assessment process can serve as a road map for researchers and occupational therapy practitioners conducting transcultural projects in low- and middle-income countries.
Development of the CAT–FER: A Computerized Adaptive Test of Facial Emotion Recognition for Adults With Schizophrenia
The CAT–FER provides comprehensive, valid, and gender-unbiased assessments of FER in adults living with schizophrenia and can help occupational therapists identify deficits in recognition of specific basic emotions and plan corresponding interventions to manage the impact on their clients’ social functions.
Recruitment and Retention of Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Students of Color: A Qualitative Study
This study provides support that accurate understanding of the experiences of people of color enables the development of effective strategies to foster their successful transition into the occupational therapy workforce.
Improvement and Retention of Wheelchair Skills Training for Students in Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Education
A 4-hour experiential boot camp was found to increase students’ capacity and confidence for delivering wheelchair skills training to future clients.