Measuring Occupational Performance: Supporting Best Practice in Occupational Therapy
Slack, 2001 - Medical - 302 pages
Authored by three preeminent leaders in the field of occupational therapy, Measuring Occupational Performance provides a comprehensive approach to assessing occupational performance. This text begins with a background of measurement concepts and issues and explores the central theoretical concept of occupational therapy, occupation, and occupational performance outcomes facilitated by person-environment-occupation. The key actions that occupational therapists must implement when conducting assessments, reporting findings, and interpreting measurement information for intervention planning are outlined. These actions enable occupational therapists to take advantage of wisdom from other disciplines, create an organized approach, and provide a framework for best practice by taking an occupation-centered, evidence-based approach to measurement.
Measurement in the context of a client-centered approach is a central theme throughout this text. Measurement issues and practices are discussed, and a decision-making framework is provided to guide the choice of assessment tools. Detailed reviews of up-to-date assessments on all aspects of occupational performance and the environment, including reviews of both quantitative and qualitative assessment methods, are provided. Strategies for using assessment information for different purposes, such as individual client outcomes, program evaluation, and quality improvement are covered. The use of occupational performance information in managed care is also addressed. This outstanding resource concludes by discussing emerging trends in occupational performance assessment, and how these trends will impact the field of occupational therapy.
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