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Letter to Editor

The recent article by Muntefering et al. (2023) promotes occupational therapy as a tool for the primary prevention of obesity. In this letter, the authors argue that the article is not only misguided but also potentially harmful.

Special Issue on Recovery of Function after Neurological Injury

The Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance approach can be a cost-effective, short duration, task-oriented treatment for stroke patients.

This study confirmed that the Flow State Scale for Rehabilitation Tasks questionnaire is reliable and valid for measuring the flow experience of patients after (sub)acute stroke.

This study compares the frequency of vision symptoms and occupational performance deficits in a sample of participants with and without concussion.

This study examined the comparability and test–retest reliability of the machine learning–based Stroke Impact Scale with that of the original Stroke Impact Scale–Third Edition in an independent sample of people with stroke.

This systematic review shows the value of upper extremity task-oriented training as an effective intervention in stroke rehabilitation.

The Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance intervention is practical to use to address the functional impact of persistent concussive symptoms in adults.

This study shows that clinical algorithms have the potential to inform occupational therapy practice by providing clinically relevant data about the in-home activities of adults poststroke.

This rapid review examines the basic neural mechanisms behind handedness and their implications for central and peripheral nervous system injury and rehabilitation.

Group yoga may improve behavioral regulation for adults with acquired brain injury.

This study gathered baseline information on an underinvestigated topic—occupational therapists’ education, confidence, current practices, barriers, and facilitators when assessing for spatial neglect in adult stroke survivors.

This study reports individuals’ perceptions of their re-engagement with occupations and changes in occupational performance skills after participating in an adaptive yoga intervention.

Keywords: yoga

As an occupational therapy intervention, comprehensive ADL training could be crucial for stroke survivors who are preparing to return to their community from a clinical setting.

This systematic review explains how virtual reality (VR) as an intervention has been used with children with cerebral palsy. The findings include a recommended minimum frequency for VR to be used in occupational therapy to yield noticeable improvements in upper extremity function and motor performance.

The study results showed that the most commonly affected occupational performance areas for adults with persistent concussion symptoms included education and work, social participation, and the performance of instrumental activities of daily living.

The study findings contribute to the evidence that existing assessments used by occupational therapists to measure performance-based neglect may not always detect neglect symptoms comprehensively in people poststroke. The finding also suggest that we may be missing neglect symptoms entirely.

The study findings highlight the value and support the development and use of complex telehealth interventions, which have the potential to improve remote access to occupational therapy for clients living with chronic neurological conditions.

This study offers preliminary evidence that supports the potential advantages of involving both stroke survivors and their caregivers in a dyad-focused intervention process.

Columns: The Issue Is . . .

The authors assert a call to action for the profession to address the moral distress related to the well-being of practitioners and discuss resources and strategies for building moral resilience in occupational therapy practice.

Evidence-Based Practice: Evidence Connection

This Evidence Connection article provides a case report for a caregiver of a patient who had experienced a stroke and describes the occupational therapy evaluation and intervention process.

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