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					                                                          2008 International OT Conference - Abstract submission

             054                                Alotaibi, Naser (Dr.)

                                                                                    Submitted Abstract
                                                                      (Scientific research analysis / Research study)

          Title:
          A Survey of Assessment instruments used in occupational therapy clinics

          Background:
          Objective: (1) to identify what assessments occupational therapy practitioners use in their clinics, (2) to determine the rationale behind using these
          assessments in occupational therapy clinics. (3) to determine implications to occupational therapy education, practice and research.

          Methodology:
          Design: A convenience sample of 274 occupational therapy practitioners practicing at different occupational therapy practice settings completed the survey.
          The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Setting: at the AOTA’s 86th Annual Conference & Expo in 2006. Participants: Occupational therapy
          practitioners attending the conference

          Results:
          Results: Respondents identified the most common assessments used in different occupational therapy areas of practice. The highest percentages of
          respondents were in the areas of Pediatrics (36.9%); Geriatrics (30.7%); Physical Disability (27%), and Hand Therapy (9.5%). The criteria for choosing the
          assessments were because of its availability in the clinical setting (65.7%), easily administered (46.4%), time efficient (42.3%), easily scored (36.5%),
          standardized (35%), used in school/fieldwork (16.1%), developed by occupational therapists (13.9%), and they follow a specific frame of reference (
          12.8%).

          Conclusion:
          The study findings suggest that assessments used in occupational therapy clinics should mainly address the core belief of occupational therapy profession.
          These findings underscore the great need of collaboration between occupational therapy educators and clinicians thus contributing to the proper use of
          assessments that reflect relevant occupational therapy practice. The study illustrates a method (survey) by which educators, practitioners and researchers
          can keep track of each other’s area of interest leading to better sharing of information and exchange of related knowledge and experiences. Implications to
          occupational therapy education, practice and research are presented.


                                                                                   Authors' Information
                                                                                          1st Author
          Name (English)                        :    Alotaibi, Naser (Dr.)                   Name (Chinese)              :
          Post Title                            :    Assistant Professor                     Telephone                   :
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          Organization                          :    Occupational Therapy Department, Kuwait University

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2008 International OT Conference                                                                                                               <033> Chan, Kong Patrick
Abstract submission - Scientific research analysis / Research study                Page 1 of 2                                                              2008-08-01
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             2008 International OT Conference                                                    <033> Chan, Kong Patrick
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