Health Policy Perspectives
The authors highlight strategies implemented by acute care occupational therapy leaders to support their staff; facilitate efficient care provision; and pivot with constantly changing policies, procedures, and research during the COVID-19 crisis.
The authors provide a three-pronged strategy—strengthening clinical practice, education, and advocacy to illuminate the distinct value of occupational therapy within critical care—to improve the occupational therapy profession’s readiness to meet society’s current and future pandemic needs.
A modified zippering teaching vest with added visual and language cues was successfully used to teach zippering skills to typically developing 3- and 4-yr-olds.
Long-Term Follow-Up of a Lifestyle Intervention for Late-Midlife, Rural-Dwelling Latinos in Primary Care
A lifestyle intervention led by occupational therapy practitioners and community health workers in a primary care context was found to have potential to achieve long-term health benefits among rural-dwelling, late-midlife Latinos.
Feasibility of Remote Occupational Therapy Services via Telemedicine in a Breast Cancer Recovery Program
Occupational therapy sessions conducted through videoconferencing were found to be effective and acceptable to patients.
Findings from this study suggest a discrepancy between utilization of driver rehabilitation and self-reported need; occupational therapy practitioners can play an important role in meeting older adults’ driving needs to enable continued community participation.
Preparation for Adulthood: Shifting Responsibility for Management of Daily Tasks From Parents to Their Children
A study of 2,205 typically developing children found that the process of shifting responsibility for daily life tasks from parent to child typically occurred over a long period; the findings may be a useful starting point for discussions with parents about the tasks that young people with disabilities and other chronic conditions must learn to manage for independent living.
Occupational Therapists’ Perspective on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Core Sets (ICF–CS) for Schizophrenia
The ICF Core Sets for schizophrenia were validated from the perspective of occupational therapists and found to be potentially useful tools for clinical practice.
Examination of the eight- and four-domain scores of the Stroke Impact Scale 3.0 may not be valid; scores therefore may not provide a valid assessment of health-related quality of life among clients with stroke.
Reliability and Validity of the Spanish Version of the Executive Function Performance Test (EFPT) in Assessing People in Treatment for Substance Addiction
The EFPT can be used to assess performance of ADLs without the need to use tests from disciplines other than occupational therapy.
The SP3D OPS was found to show promise as a measure of occupational performance and should be included as part of a comprehensive occupational therapy evaluation of children with sensory processing and integration challenges.
Students with CFM have unmet school participation needs and may benefit from targeted school-based interventions to optimize their participation.
Perceptions of Assistive Technology Education From Occupational Therapists Certified as Assistive Technology Professionals
This study supports the need for occupational therapy entry-level programs to reexamine the categories and amount of AT training their curricula currently provide.
Educators can build on current practices to design robust assessments that require students to demonstrate knowledge of occupation in practice contexts and everyday life.
Telephone-Based Reality Orientation Therapy for Patients With Dementia: A Pilot Study During the COVID-19 Outbreak
T–ROT combined with emotional support was found to be an effective intervention to improve cognition and monitor and manage behavioral symptoms of patients with dementia who are forced to isolate.
Columns: Brief Report
After stroke, perceptions of physical activity encompass exercise, daily activities and occupations, and avoiding sedentary behavior; these perceptions can be harnessed to promote physical activity among adults with stroke.
Initial Development and Evaluation of the Executive Function Performance Test–Enhanced (EFPT–E) in Women With Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment
The EFPT–E was found to be a promising novel measure of executive function in cancer-related cognitive impairment
Item Analysis, Age Trends, and Internal Consistency Reliability of the Children’s Occupational Performance Questionnaire (COPQ)
The COPQ shows promise as a reliable occupational performance measure for children for both clinical and research purposes