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Australian Occupational Therapy Journal

Kate Laver, Sarah Wilkes-Gillan
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July 17, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Claudia R Cutler, Anita L Hamilton, Emma Hough, Cheyenne M Baines, Ross A Clark
BACKGROUND/AIM: Pinch and grip strength assessment is commonly performed in occupational therapy practice. However, the typically utilised methods are limited to pinch or grip dynamometers and do not readily translate to handling everyday objects. With the advent of consumer-grade 3D printing and low-cost sensor systems, the possibilities for creating customised assessment devices are expanding. As a first step in determining the validity of low-cost sensor systems, their data must be compared to a gold standard...
July 3, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Brittany N Hand, Craig A Velozo, James S Krause
BACKGROUND/AIM: Up to 60% of individuals report chronic pain after traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). Measurement of the degree to which pain interferes with activities and emotions can provide valuable clinical insights with implications for pain management interventions. One questionnaire that can be used to quantify the impact of pain is the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) interference scale, a seven-item self-report assessment. Our objective was to examine the Rasch measurement properties of the BPI interference scale for measuring pain interference in persons with SCI...
July 2, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Stevie-Jo Maher, Nadja Schott, Natalie J Lander, Trina Hinkley, Lisa M Barnett
BACKGROUND/AIM: Parent proxy reports are well used in occupational therapy, yet historically parent report instruments of motor skill have not required parents to report on the same motor skills that their children are assessed on. The aim was to examine how well a parent report of children's fundamental movement skill (FMS) was associated with children's actual FMS. METHOD: A sample of 100 children aged 7-9 years from Melbourne, Australia, were recruited. Parents/guardians completed proxy report (parent version of the 'Pictorial Scale of Perceived Movement Skill Competence' (PMSC)) and children's actual motor skills were assessed ('Test of Gross Motor Development' 3rd edition (TGMD-3))...
June 21, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Jocelyn M Moulton, Crystal Cole, Nicola D Ridgers, Genevieve Pepin, Lisa M Barnett
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the face validity and the reliability of a pictorial scale to assess preschool children's perceived movement skills. METHODS: The pictorial scale examines the perceptions of the 12 fundamental movement skills presented in the Test of Gross Motor Development-2 (six locomotor and six object control skills) and six active play skills (e.g. cycling). A total of 91 Australian children aged four to five years from 14 preschools completed the scale on two occasions to determine test-retest reliability...
June 19, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Danielle Sansonetti, Rebecca J Nicks, Carolyn Unsworth
BACKGROUND/AIM: Life roles are integral to occupational therapy practice. Goal setting is a method of establishing priorities to measure outcomes. While acquired brain injury can impact a person's ability to fulfil meaningful life roles, the alignment of goals set in rehabilitation to life roles, is unclear. This study aimed to (i) explore the alignment of goals with life roles for people with an acquired brain injury participating in inpatient rehabilitation; and (ii) identify barriers and enablers to life role discussions within a patient-directed goal setting framework...
June 19, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Cathryn R Baldwin, Amy J Harry, Lynda J Power, Katherine L Pope, Katherine E Harding
BACKGROUND/AIM: The National Stroke Foundation recommends that Occupational Therapists use Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) with stroke survivors that experience an upper limb deficit. CIMT involves constraining the unaffected upper limb coupled with intensive therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of a modified, low intensity version of CIMT (mCIMT) provided within usual resources of an Australian community rehabilitation setting. METHODS: A pilot randomised control trial (n = 19) was conducted with stroke survivors referred for community rehabilitation...
June 19, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Teagan Farrugia, Alana Hewitt, Helen Bourke-Taylor, Annette V Joosten
BACKGROUND/AIM: Occupational therapists frequently work with carers and their family member who requires direct services. In Australia, women provide the majority of informal care. Carer status is determined by the provision of informal help or supervision to an older person, or a person with a disability or long-term health condition. Caregiving responsibilities can impact mental and physical health and reduce women's participation in leisure activities and the labour force. The aim of the study was to examine differences in the participation of Australian women, aged 50 years and over, with and without caregiving responsibilities, in self-selected health promoting activities, self-reported mental health and participation in physical activity...
June 19, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Justin Newton Scanlan
BACKGROUND/AIM: It has been suggested that occupational therapy practitioners with a poor sense of professional identity experience more difficulties in the workplace and may be less likely to implement evidence-based, occupation-focused interventions. Poor sense of professional identity has also been linked to increased risk of burnout. Although professional identity is considered important, few measures are available and none have been rigorously evaluated. The project was established to evaluate the construct and internal validity of one such measure, the Professional Identity Questionnaire (PIQ)...
June 4, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Owen Howlett, Carol McKinstry, Natasha A Lannin
BACKGROUND/AIM: Functional electrical stimulation (FES) improves active movement of the hemiplegic upper and lower limbs following stroke. The use of FES by Australian allied health clinicians in stroke rehabilitation is, however, unknown. The purpose of this study was to understand the use of FES in clinical practice. Reasons for the use of FES and potential variables that influence decision-making were also investigated. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of Victorian allied health clinicians, using a snowball recruitment method...
May 31, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Sally Eames, Sally Bennett, Mary Whitehead, Jennifer Fleming, Shanling Olivia Low, Sharon Mickan, Elizabeth Caldwell
BACKGROUND/AIM: Knowledge translation (KT) aims to reduce research-practice gaps. Few studies have investigated methods to build clinicians' capacity for KT. To: (i) evaluate the impact of a multifaceted KT capacity-building intervention; (ii) understand barriers and enablers to clinicians' use of KT; and (iii) identify useful strategies. METHODS: A pre-post study to develop KT capacity amongst occupational therapy clinicians (n = 46) in a large metropolitan hospital...
May 31, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Alexandra Logan, Elisa Yule, Michael Taylor, Christine Imms
BACKGROUND/AIM: Australian accreditation standards for occupational therapy courses require consumer participation in the design, delivery and evaluation of programs. This study investigated whether a mental health consumer - as one of two assessors for an oral assessment in a mental health unit - impacted engagement, anxiety states and academic performance of undergraduate occupational therapy students. METHODS: Students (n = 131 eligible) self-selected into two groups but were blinded to the group differences (assessor panel composition) until shortly prior to the oral assessment...
May 28, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Leanne Anderson, Jessie Wilson, Kaity Carmichael
BACKGROUND/AIM: Children with developmental coordination disorder demonstrate limited participation in daily occupations which negatively impacts on their physical and psycho-social wellbeing. Literature is emerging supporting the use of the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) within a group format. The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility of the CO-OP approach in a group format for children with motor coordination difficulties. METHODS: A single group mixed-method approach was employed...
May 28, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Kelly Treggalles, Daniel Lowrie
BACKGROUND/AIM: Occupational therapists who work in palliative care are frequently exposed to the experience of death and dying. Previous occupational therapy research has offered insight into factors that influence feelings relating to death and dying and associated coping strategies. However, existing literature is dated and has not specifically examined the concept of grief. This study addresses this gap in knowledge by exploring the lived experience of professional grief among occupational therapists working in palliative care settings...
May 24, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Carolyn A Unsworth, Amanda Timmer, Kylie Wales
BACKGROUND/AIM: The delivery of evidence-based health care requires the routine adoption of outcome measures that are valid and reliable. The Australian Therapy Outcome Measures for Occupational Therapy (AusTOMs-OT) was developed in Australia to capture a global snapshot of status for any client, and has preliminary psychometric evidence to support use. Building on the psychometric evidence of the AusTOMs-OT will provide therapists and researchers with further information as to how best to apply the AusTOMs-OT in their field...
April 26, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Lynette Mackenzie, Carol McKinstry
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June 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Marilyn Pattison, Susan Baptiste, Carol McKinstry
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June 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Jacki Liddle, Zoe du Cann
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June 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Carissa Lyons, Ted Brown, Helen Bourke-Taylor
BACKGROUND/AIM: Occupational therapists offer a unique perspective regarding the contribution of the environment to occupational performance. Therefore, a scale that measures the unique characteristics of the primary school classroom environment where children complete their daily schoolwork occupations is needed. The aim of this study was to develop and psychometrically evaluate a new teacher-report questionnaire that measures a number of environmental characteristics of primary school classrooms...
April 16, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
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