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Australian Occupational Therapy Journal

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568481/participant-evaluation-of-an-inpatient-occupational-therapy-groups-programme-in-brain-injury-rehabilitation
#1
Freyr Patterson, Jennifer Fleming, Emmah Doig, Janelle Griffin
BACKGROUND/AIM: Therapy groups are commonly used in brain injury rehabilitation yet patient perceptions of participation in groups are largely uninvestigated. This paper describes the occupational therapy groups programme at an inpatient brain injury rehabilitation unit and presents an evaluation from the patient's perspective. METHODS: Participants were in patients with traumatic brain injury who participated in the groups programme and completed a customised self-report questionnaire measuring perceptions about and satisfaction with four occupational therapy groups...
June 1, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524365/revision-of-the-competency-standards-for-occupational-therapy-driver-assessors-an-overview-of-the-evidence-for-the-inclusion-of-cognitive-and-perceptual-assessments-within-fitness-to-drive-evaluations
#2
REVIEW
Sally M Fields, Carolyn A Unsworth
BACKGROUND/AIM: Determination of fitness-to-drive after illness or injury is a complex process typically requiring a comprehensive driving assessment, including off-road and on-road assessment components. The competency standards for occupational therapy driver assessors (Victoria, Australia) define the requirements for performance of a comprehensive driving assessment, and we are currently revising these. Assessment of cognitive and perceptual skills forms an important part of the off-road assessment...
May 19, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524355/embracing-international-students-in-occupational-therapy-higher-education-in-australia-challenge-or-asset
#3
Mong-Lin Yu, Ted Brown, Louise Farnworth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513084/exploring-the-role-of-occupational-therapy-in-caring-for-cancer-survivors-in-australia-a-cross-sectional-study
#4
Nicole Buckland, Lynette Mackenzie
BACKGROUND/AIM: With increasing rates of cancer survival in Australia, more people are living with long-term side effects of cancer and its treatment, and cancer survivorship is now considered a distinct phase of cancer care. While occupational therapists play an integral role in multidisciplinary care for people with chronic conditions, there is little evidence documenting the occupational therapy role for people living with chronic cancer-related conditions. This study aimed to explore the views of Australian occupational therapists about current practice and what constitutes best practice for cancer survivors...
May 16, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512858/comprehension-of-handwriting-development-pen-grip-kinetics-in-handwriting-tasks-and-its-relation-to-fine-motor-skills-among-school-age-children
#5
Yu-Chen Lin, Yen-Li Chao, Shyi-Kuen Wu, Ho-Hsio Lin, Chieh-Hsiang Hsu, Hsiao-Man Hsu, Li-Chieh Kuo
BACKGROUND/AIM: Numerous tools have been developed to evaluate handwriting performances by analysing written products. However, few studies have directly investigated kinetic performances of digits when holding a pen. This study thus attempts to investigate pen-grip kinetics during writing tasks of school-age children and explore the relationship between the kinetic factors and fine motor skills. METHODS: This study recruited 181 children aged from 5 to 12 years old and investigated the effects of age on handwriting kinetics and the relationship between these and fine motor skills...
May 16, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508437/characteristics-and-consequences-of-falls-among-older-adult-trauma-patients-considerations-for-injury-prevention-programs
#6
Tracy Chippendale, Patricia A Gentile, Melissa K James
BACKGROUND/AIM: Health promotion and prevention is an important component of occupational therapy practice. Falls are one of the most common causes of ER visits among older adults and injurious falls requiring trauma care can have a significant impact on the health and quality of life of elders. The aim of this study was to compare characteristics and consequences of falls among older adult trauma patients across different age groups with an eye towards informing injury prevention programs...
May 15, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503743/benchmarking-the-research-track-record-and-level-of-appointment-of-australian-occupational-therapy-academics
#7
Kieran Broome, Marion Gray
BACKGROUND: Academic faculty are active contributors to the evidence base of the profession. Little is known about the research productivity of Australian occupational therapy academics. METHODS: A bibliographic analysis of Australian occupational therapy faculty websites and corresponding Scopus citation database profiles was conducted. A description of current research productivity benchmarks and relationships with holding a doctorate, academic appointment level and institutional characteristics were explored...
May 14, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386952/student-perspectives-of-a-student-led-groups-program-model-of-professional-practice-education-in-a-brain-injury-rehabilitation-unit
#8
Freyr Patterson, Jennifer Fleming, Kathryn Marshall, Nadine Ninness
BACKGROUND/AIM: Professional practice education is a core and essential component of occupational therapy training. With increasing numbers of education programmes and more students requiring professional practice placements, development of innovative models of professional practice education has emerged, but these require investigation. The aim of this study was to investigate student experiences and perceptions of the Student-Led Groups Program model of professional practice education in an inpatient brain injury rehabilitation unit...
April 7, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383819/can-smartphones-measure-momentary-quality-of-life-and-participation-a-proof-of-concept-using-experience-sampling-surveys-with-university-students
#9
Jacki Liddle, Anna Wishink, Liz Springfield, Louise Gustafsson, David Ireland, Peter Silburn
BACKGROUND: Understanding quality of life and participation is a key aspect of occupational therapy research. The use of smartphones to deliver experience-sampling surveys may provide an accessible way to monitor these outcomes. This study used smartphone-based experience sampling methods (ESM) to investigate factors influencing momentary quality of life (mQOL) of university students. METHODS: A convenience sample of students at an Australian university participated...
April 6, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378449/stroke-survivors-experiences-of-using-the-graded-repetitive-arm-supplementary-program-grasp-in-an-australian-acute-hospital-setting-a-mixed-methods-pilot-study
#10
Yuki Murdolo, Ted Brown, Leesa Fielding, Stephen Elliott, Elizabeth Castles
BACKGROUND/AIM: The Graded Repetitive Arm Supplementary Program (GRASP) has been designed to increase the frequency of upper limb therapy sessions occurring without the presence of a therapist. Its use has not been studied when implemented in acute care settings with patients presenting with a stroke within the first week of onset. To investigate patients' experiences of using the GRASP when provided within the first week in an acute stroke setting. METHODS: A concurrent nested mixed methods design was used...
April 5, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378428/simulation-in-occupational-therapy-curricula-a-literature-review
#11
Sally Bennett, Roger Sylvia, Cate Fitzgerald, Libby Gibson
BACKGROUND/AIM: Simulated learning experiences are increasingly being used in health-care education to enhance student engagement and provide experiences that reflect clinical practice; however, simulation has not been widely investigated in occupational therapy curricula. The aim of this paper was to: (i) describe the existing research about the use and evaluation of simulation over the last three decades in occupational therapy curricula and (ii) consider how simulation has been used to develop competence in students...
April 5, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631367/parents-of-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-had-lower-relationship-satisfaction-than-parents-of-children-without-a-disability-with-positive-cognitive-appraisal-and-social-support-found-to-be-protective-factors
#12
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631366/author-guidelines-of-the-australian-occupational-therapy-journal-revised-2017
#13
EDITORIAL
Anne Cusick, Ted Brown, Carol McKinstry, Helen Bourke-Taylor, Reinie Cordier, Louise Gustafsson, Meg A'Hearn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631365/an-intensive-occupational-therapy-discharge-planning-intervention-was-not-more-effective-in-improving-activities-of%C3%A2-daily-living-performance-and-participation-than-a-hospital-based-discharge-planning-consultation-for-older-adults-in-the-acute-hospital-setting
#14
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138979/an-evaluation-of-the-use-and-efficacy-of-a-sensory-room-within-an-adolescent-psychiatric-inpatient-unit
#15
Monique West, Glenn Melvin, Francis McNamara, Michael Gordon
BACKGROUND/AIM: The introduction of sensory rooms within acute psychiatric settings provides a therapeutic space that promotes emotional self-regulation and reduces distress and disruptive behaviours. The current research investigated the clinical benefit of a sensory room within an adolescent psychiatric unit. It examined whether guided sensory room use can reduce distress for adolescents and identified characteristics of sensory room users. Seclusion rates 12 months pre- and post-sensory room introduction were compared...
June 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071808/structure-and-feasibility-of-extra-practice-during-stroke-rehabilitation-a-systematic-scoping-review
#16
REVIEW
Claire Stewart, Annie McCluskey, Louise Ada, Suzanne Kuys
BACKGROUND/AIM: Improved motor performance is related to the amount of practice completed after a stroke. Australian guidelines recommend that at least one hour of active practice should be completed per day. Yet active practice levels remain low. The aims of this scoping review were to describe how extra practice at the activity level is structured for stroke survivors, and explore the feasibility of participants completing extra practice. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted of five electronic databases up to August 2015...
June 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026011/community-integration-outcomes-of-people-with-spinal-cord-injury-and-multiple-matched-controls-a-pilot-study
#17
Libby Callaway, Joanne Enticott, Louise Farnworth, Rachael McDonald, Christine Migliorini, Barry Willer
BACKGROUND/AIM: Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is designed to influence home, social and economic participation for Scheme participants. Given the major disability reform underway, this pilot study aimed to: (i) examine community integration outcomes of people with spinal cord injury (SCI); (ii) compare findings with multiple matched controls and (iii) consider findings within the context of Australia's NDIS. METHODS: Setting: Victoria, Australia...
June 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966224/the-development-of-a-culturally-appropriate-school-based-intervention-for-australian-aboriginal-children-living-in-remote-communities-a-formative-evaluation-of-the-alert-program-%C3%A2-intervention
#18
Bree Wagner, James Fitzpatrick, Martyn Symons, Tracy Jirikowic, Donna Cross, Jane Latimer
BACKGROUND/AIM: Although previous research has demonstrated the benefits of targeting self-regulation in non-Aboriginal children, it is unclear whether such programs would be effective for Aboriginal children attending school in remote communities. Some of these children have been diagnosed with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) impairing their ability to self-regulate. The aim of this article is to describe a three phase formative process to develop and pilot a curriculum version of the Alert Program(®) , a promising intervention for improving self-regulation that could be used in remote community schools...
June 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966222/older-peoples-perspectives-on-time-spent-alone
#19
Mandy Stanley, Ashley Richard, Shoshannah Williams
BACKGROUND: Large amounts of time spent alone by older people have been associated with loneliness and poor mental and physical health. There is a paucity of research, however, that examines time alone from an occupational perspective. In this exploratory study we explored the perspectives of older people on their time spent alone. METHODS: A qualitative descriptive study design was selected. With the aim of maximising variation, five participants were recruited from retirement villages and seven participants who lived independently in the community...
June 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859334/relationship-based-approaches-in-early-childhood-intervention-are-these-applicable-to-paediatric-occupational-therapy-under-the-ndis
#20
Jacqueline Barfoot, Pamela Meredith, Jenny Ziviani, Koa Whittingham
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
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