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Measuring the outcome of occupational therapy: Tools and resources

journal contribution
posted on 28.05.2019, 00:00 by Carolyn Unsworth
Current pressures to document outcomes and demonstrate the efficacy of occupational therapy intervention arise from fiscal restraints as much as from the humanitarian desire to provide the best quality health care to consumers. However, measuring outcomes is important in facilitating mutual goal setting, increasing the focus of therapy on the client, monitoring client progress, as well as demonstrating that therapy is valuable. The aims of this article are to provide the reader with an overview of what outcomes research is and to provide resources to aid the selection of outcomes assessments in a variety of practice areas. This article adopts the latest version of the World Health Organisation’s health classification system (International Classification of Impairments, Activities and Participation), as an organizing framework, and promotes the use of this framework when undertaking outcomes research

History

Volume

47

Issue

4

Start Page

147

End Page

158

Number of Pages

12

eISSN

1440-1630

ISSN

0045-0766

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

La Trobe University

Journal

Australian Occupational Therapy Journal

Exports

CQUniversity

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