Lifestyle Performance: A Model for Engaging the Power of Occupation

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SLACK Incorporated, 2002 - Medical - 185 pages
Lifestyle Performance: A Model for Engaging the Power of Occupation presents the theoretical base, structural format, and application of the Lifestyle Performance Model. This model of occupational therapy practice provides the occupational therapist with ways of responding to the timely needs of community service, of health and wellness programs, and to the dynamics that comprise the quality of life.

The Lifestyle Performance Model is a phenomenologically based practice model that addresses occupation for occupation’s sake and as a therapeutic intervention. This exceptional text builds on the authors’ current text, Activities: Reality and Symbol, providing the conceptual rationale and structural format for applying knowledge about activities to well populations, to those in need of OT intervention, and to the operations of organizations and agencies.

Contents of this outstanding text include the underlying constructs of the model, such as personal efficacy, self-dependency, information processes, examples of application in various settings, and projections for the future.

Inside this essential text you will also find that introductory chapters include a brief review of key points as well as illustrative case studies.

Lifestyle Performance: A Model for Engaging the Power of Occupation is the only text for occupational therapy that provides such a comprehensive explanation of the Lifestyle Performance Model. Through its flawless organization and broad explanation of theory, this text is a must-have for every occupational therapy student and practitioner.


Designed to help move occupational therapists from the classroom to the clinic. Compatible with the WHO Classification System of Functioning, Disability & Health and proposed OT Practice Framework draft XV. Includes real-life cases written by practicing occupational therapists.

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Understanding the Lifestyle Performance Model in the Occupational Therapy Context
Structure of the Lifestyle Performance Model
The Models Relationship to Theory
The Four Domains
The Environmental Context
Data Gathering Conducting the Lifestyle Performance Interview
Examples of Lifestyle Performance Interviews in a Mental Health Setting
Data Interpretation and Outcome Indicators
Providing Services for Elders in a Community Setting
Providing Services to Link Prisoners to the Community
Providing Services for the Terminally ILL
Providing Services in LongTerm Care
Providing Services in the Community for Those Who Are Mentally Ill
Providing Services in a Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Unit
The Model as a Tool for Institutional Planning
A Look to the Future

Providing Services for a Child and His Family

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Beth P. Velde is director of graduate studies and associate professor of occupational therapy at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Dr. Velde earned a bachelor of science degree in zoology and a master of science degree in parks and recreation from the University of Illinois, a master of science degree in occupational therapy from College Misericordia, Dallas, PA, and a PhD in educational psychology from the University of Calgary, Alberta. Since becoming an occupational therapist, she has authored 25 scholarly papers, chapters, and books, including Activities: Reality and Symbol andCommunity Occupational Therapy Education and Practice. Her special interest is in community-built occupational therapy practice and research into the relationship of occupation in quality of life.

Gail S. Fidler holds a bachelor of arts degree from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA, and received her formal education in occupational therapy at the University of Pennsylvania. Her early years as an occupational therapist were spent at military and veteran's hospitals. She has worked for the American Occupational Therapy Association as coordinator of the Psychiatric Study Group and has held numerous positions with occupational therapy educational programs. Mrs. Fidler has published over 25 articles and chapters, and has authored or co-authored six books, including Activities: Reality and Symbol. She continues to pursue scholarly activities in occupational therapy and present her ideas through a variety of modalities.

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