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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351784/predictors-of-quality-of-life-among-inpatients-in-forensic-mental-health-implications-for-occupational-therapists
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Padraic O' Flynn, Roisin O' Regan, Ken O' Reilly, Harry G Kennedy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345224/therapy-interventions-for-children-with-neurodisabilities-a-qualitative-scoping-study
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Bryony Beresford, Susan Clarke, Jane Maddison
BACKGROUND: Therapy interventions emerged four times in the top 10 research priorities in a James Lind Alliance research prioritisation exercise for children with neurodisabilities (Morris C, Simkiss D, Busk M, Morris M, Allard A, Denness J, et al. Setting research priorities to improve the health of children and young people with neurodisability: a British Academy of Childhood Disability-James Lind Alliance Research Priority Setting Partnership. BMJ Open 2015;5:e006233). The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) commissioned this study as part of an information-gathering exercise in response to this...
January 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344965/occupational-therapy-publications-by-australian-authors-a-bibliometric-analysis
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Ted Brown, Sharon A Gutman, Yuh-Shan Ho
BACKGROUND: Bibliometrics refers to the collection and measurement of publishing and citation data configurations with the goal of quantifying the influence of scholarly activities. Advantages of bibliometrics include the generation of quantitative indicators of impact, productivity, quality and collaboration. Those parties who benefit from the results of bibliometric analysis include researchers, educators, journal publishers, employers and research funding bodies. METHODS: A bibliometric analysis was completed of peer-reviewed literature from 1991 to 2015, written by Australian occupational therapists (who were able to be identified as such), and indexed in the Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCI-Expanded) or the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) databases...
January 18, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340641/effects-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-on-driving-performance
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Joanne M Wood, Alex A Black, Kerry Mallon, Anthony S Kwan, Cynthia Owsley
Purpose: To explore differences in driving performance of older adults with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and age-matched controls, and to identify the visual determinants of driving performance in this population. Methods: Participants included 33 older drivers with AMD (mean age [M] = 76.6 ± 6.1 years; better eye Age-Related Eye Disease Study grades: early [61%] and intermediate [39%]) and 50 age-matched controls (M = 74.6 ± 5.0 years). Visual tests included visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, visual fields, and motion sensitivity...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332754/conservative-management-of-thumb-carpometacarpal-osteoarthritis-an-italian-survey-of-current-clinical-practice
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Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Kristin Valdes, Virginia O'Brien, Monica Seves, Raquel Cantero-Téllez, Pedro Berjano
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to elucidate expert opinion on the conservative treatment of thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) joint osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: A 21-item survey to determine the practice patterns of Italian hand therapists who treat arthritis of the CMC joint was developed and distributed through a professional online survey service to assure confidentiality and anonymity. RESULTS: Of the respondents, 80.8% were physical therapists; the remaining 19...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325162/an-analysis-of-adverse-events-in-the-rehabilitation-department-using-the-veterans-affairs-root-cause-analysis-system
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Gregory W Hagley, Peter D Mills, Brian Shiner, Robin R Hemphill
Background: Root cause analyses (RCA) are often completed in health care settings to determine causes of adverse events (AEs). RCAs result in action plans designed to mitigate future patient harm. National reviews of RCA reports have assessed the safety of numerous health care settings and suggested opportunities for improvement. However, few studies have assessed the safety of receiving care from physical therapists, occupational therapists, or speech and language pathology pathologists...
January 9, 2018: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324411/virtual-activities-of-daily-living-for-recovery-of-upper-extremity-motor-function
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Richard J Adams, Matthew D Lichter, Allison Ellington, Marga White, Kate Armstead, James T Patrie, Paul T Diamond
A study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of virtual activities of daily living (ADL) practice using the SaeboVR software system for the recovery of upper extremity (UE) motor function following stroke. The system employs Kinect sensor-based tracking to translate human UE motion into the anatomical pose of the arm of the patient's avatar within a virtual environment, creating a virtual presence within a simulated task space. Patients gain mastery of 12 different integrated activities while traversing a metaphorical "road to recovery" that includes thematically linked levels and therapist-selected difficulty settings...
January 2018: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322869/identifying-organizing-and-prioritizing-ideas-on-how-to-enhance-adl-ability
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Kristina Tomra Nielsen, Louise Klokker, Susanne Guidetti, Eva Ejlersen Wæhrens
BACKGROUND: There is a need to develop evidence-based occupational therapy programs aiming at enhancing the ability to perform Activities of Daily Living (ADL) among persons living with chronic conditions. Information from different sources is to be integrated in the development process. Thus, it is necessary to engage both occupational therapists and persons living with chronic conditions in suggesting ideas on how to enhance the ADL ability. OBJECTIVE: To identify, organize and prioritize ideas on how to enhance ability to perform ADL in persons with chronic conditions...
January 11, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317055/scapholunate-interosseous-ligament-dysfunction-as-a-source-of-elbow-pain-syndromes-possible-mechanisms-and-implications-for-hand-surgeons-and-therapists
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Cigdem Ayhan, Seval Tanrıkulu, Gursel Leblebicioglu
Elbow pain syndromes are common upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders, and they are usually associated with repetitive occupational exposure. Ligaments are often one of the sources of musculoskeletal disorders because of their mechanical and neurological properties. The wrist ligaments are some of the ligaments most vulnerable to occupational exposure. Since most occupational tasks require wrist extension for handling tools and loading, the scapholunate interosseous ligament (SLIL) bears greater strain during loading, which results in creep deformation and hysteresis...
January 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314054/evidence-based-practice-guidelines-for-prescribing-home-modifications-for-clients-with-bariatric-care-needs
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Laura de Lange, Emma Coyle, Helen Todd, Cylie Williams
BACKGROUND/AIM: Home modifications maintain people's functional independence and safety. No literature exists to guide the prescription of home modifications for clients with bariatric care needs. With Australia's increasing obesity rate, more evidence is needed to support home modification prescribers. This study aimed to map Australian home modification prescribing practices for clients with bariatric care needs and to establish and evaluate a clinical resource for this prescription process...
January 5, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313391/re-imagining-occupational-therapy-clients-as-communities-presenting-the-community-centred-practice-framework
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Nerida Hyett, Amanda Kenny, Virginia Dickson-Swift
BACKGROUND: Occupational therapists' are increasingly working with communities and providing services at the community level. There is, however, a lack of conceptual frameworks to guide this work. AIM: The aim of this article is to present a new conceptual framework for community-centered practice in occupational therapy. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The conceptual framework was developed from qualitative multi-case research on exemplars of community participation...
January 9, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308946/occupational-therapy-level-ii-fieldwork-impact-on-clinicians-a-preliminary-time-study
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Rebecca Ozelie, Piper Hansen, Julia Liguzinski, Amanda Saylor, Emily Woodcock
The aim of this preliminary study was to quantify the amount of time clinicians spend at work with and without a student and identify predictors of time spent at work with a student. A quasi-experimental design evaluated 22 occupational therapists that supervised a student. The occupational therapists completed a time log for 3 months without a student and 3 months while supervising a student. A statistically significant difference in overall time spent at work while supervising a student compared to when not supervising a student was found...
January 8, 2018: Occupational Therapy in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308945/rehabilitation-of-infant-oral-feeding-difficulties-a-survey-of-occupational-therapists-practice-approaches
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Caitlin Hardy, Jessica Senese, Sandra Fucile
This study identifies the scope of occupational therapy practice for the rehabilitation of oral feeding difficulties in infants who are in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). A written survey was administered to 127 occupational therapists who work with infants in the NICU. All 68 (54%) respondents used a client-centered approach, taking into consideration the infant (intrinsic), caregiver, and environmental (extrinsic) factors. Family and health team education was the most commonly provided service with the majority of occupational therapists providing services only until feeding problems were resolved...
January 8, 2018: Occupational Therapy in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307457/integration-of-doctors-of-chiropractic-into-private-sector-health-care-facilities-in-the-united-states-a-descriptive-survey
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Stacie A Salsbury, Christine M Goertz, Elissa J Twist, Anthony J Lisi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the demographic, facility, and practice characteristics of doctors of chiropractic (DCs) working in private sector health care settings in the United States. METHODS: We conducted an online, cross-sectional survey using a purposive sample of DCs (n = 50) working in integrated health care facilities. The 36-item survey collected demographic, facility, chiropractic, and interdisciplinary practice characteristics, which were analyzed with descriptive statistics...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297594/the-impact-of-undergraduate-occupational-therapy-students-interpersonal-skills-on-their-practice-education-performance-a-pilot-study
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Mong-Lin Yu, Ted Brown, Carolynne White, Celia Marston, Laura Thyer
BACKGROUND/AIM: Interpersonal skills such as active listening, verbal communication and body language are essential competencies for occupational therapists, and students are expected to demonstrate these skills when completing practice placements. To investigate whether interpersonal skills are predictive of occupational therapy students' practice performance. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted involving third and fourth year occupational therapy undergraduate students (n = 70)...
January 3, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290505/hand-therapists-attitudes-environmental-supports-and-self-efficacy-regarding-intimate-partner-violence-in-their-practice
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Marudan Sivagurunathan, Tara Packham, Lindsay Dimopoulos, Robyn Murray, Kim Madden, Joy C MacDermid
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive, cross-sectional. INTRODUCTION: Intimate partner violence (IPV) may involve physical, psychological, or sexual abuse. Although hand injuries are reported as common sequelae of IPV, there is limited attention to this issue in hand therapy research reports or practice recommendations. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The primary aim is to describe the attitudes and beliefs of hand therapists (HTs) about IPV issues. METHODS: A sample of 189 HT completed a standardized survey investigating perceptions regarding issues pertaining to IPV...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284280/occupational-therapy-private-practice-workforce-issues-in-the-21st-century-la-main-%C3%A5-uvre-en-ergoth%C3%A3-rapie-dans-le-secteur-priv%C3%A3-les-enjeux-du-21e-si%C3%A3-cle
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Tiffany K Kobbero, Catherine H Lynch, Giovanna Boniface, Susan J Forwell
BACKGROUND: The number of occupational therapists working in the private sector in British Columbia (BC) has risen steadily since 2008, employing approximately 25.7% of occupational therapists by 2012. Processes used to determine workforce needs for occupational therapists in BC have previously overlooked this growing sector. PURPOSE: This study aims to describe the supply, demand, and workforce needs for occupational therapists in BC's private sector. METHOD: This exploratory study used a sample of occupational therapists and employers of occupational therapists in BC's private sector...
January 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. Revue Canadienne D'ergothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284178/what-is-the-current-practice-of-therapists-in-the-measurement-of-somatosensation-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-and-other-neurological-disorders
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Corrin Walmsley, Susan Taylor, Timothy Parkins, Leeanne Carey, Sonya Girdler, Catherine Elliott
BACKGROUND/AIM: Somatosensation is the ability to detect and recognise body sensations such as touch, vibration, pressure, pain, temperature and proprioception. Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that is often accompanied by impairments in somatosensation. Current somatosensory assessments have limited psychometrics established for use with these children. The aim of this study was to identify therapists' current practice and perspectives related to the assessment of somatosensation in children with neurological disorders...
December 28, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282739/clinical-acceptability-of-the-sense_assess%C3%A2-kids-children-and-youth-perspectives
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Susan Taylor, Belinda McLean, Eve Blair, Leeanne Mary Carey, Jane Valentine, Sonya Girdler, Catherine Elliott
BACKGROUND: The sense_assess© kids is a standardised, norm-referenced assessment designed to measure the functional somatosensation capacity of the upper limb of children with cerebral palsy. The objective of the current study was to determine if the sense_assess© kids was clinically acceptable to children and youth. METHODS: A questionnaire was completed by participants following administration of the sense_assess© kids by a trained occupational therapist. Twenty-six children with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy (aged 6-15 years six months; mean 10 years eight months; 16 boys) were recruited...
December 28, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281980/who-is-on-the-primary-care-team-professionals-perceptions-of-the-conceptualization-of-teams-and-the-underlying-factors-a-mixed-methods-study
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Kirti D Doekhie, Martina Buljac-Samardzic, Mathilde M H Strating, Jaap Paauwe
BACKGROUND: Due to the growing prevalence of elderly patients with multi-morbidity living at home, there is an increasing need for primary care professionals from different disciplinary backgrounds to collaborate as primary care teams. However, it is unclear how primary care professionals conceptualize teams and what underlying factors influence their perception of being part of a team. Our research question is: What are primary care professionals' perceptions of teams and team membership among primary care disciplines and what factors influence their perceptions? METHODS: We conducted a mixed-methods study in the Dutch primary care setting...
December 28, 2017: BMC Family Practice
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