Complexity – A Challenge in Occupational Therapy Research

Introduction In general, when research involves humans, it is not as simple to study and attribute variables to an intervention compared to other methods and...
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Occupational Therapy Shower Guide and Precautions

As I work in the ARU, I have given and assisted with many showers. Here is a guide for showers that can be adapted...
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Yet Another Calculator – FIM/CARE Showers in Acute Rehab

If you work in acute rehab, you probably frequently assist patients with showers. Showers is part of the scoring for the CARE Item Set....
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Rule of 8’s Calculator for Productivity

The rule of 8's can be tricky to learn for new occupational therapy practitioners. In some facilities, it takes 15 minutes minimum for a...
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A New OT Calculator – Manual Muscle Test (MMT)

I must have overlooked this one or just was not paying attention. While I thought initially, who needs a calculator for MMT? It's pretty...
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EBOT: An Evidence-Based Practice Resource for Occupational Therapy

EBOT – an evidence-based occupational therapy practice guideline database that encourages submission of new research. Disclosure: EBOT is a project that I created. With the discontinuation...
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Non-pharmacological Occupational Therapy Interventions for Dementia

Four categories of interventions are discussed for clients with dementia at home with support by caregivers.
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Occupational Therapy Evaluation of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Introduction Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) rehabilitation has changed over the last 40 years. Patients with TBI are living longer than before and rehabilitation techniques have...
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Physical Environmental Barriers to Address for Occupational Therapy

Here are some examples of physical environmental barriers to consider addressing that may meet ADA guidelines. Some modifications are easier than others and some...
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People-First Language vs Identity-First Language for Occupational Therapy Practice

Background In 2006, the People First Respectful Language Modernization Act was enacted which "require the use of respectful language when referring to people with disabilities...