Domains for occupational therapy outcomes in mental health practices

Show simple item record Casteleijn, Daleen Graham, Margot Sigrid 2013-07-08T13:48:34Z 2013-07-08T13:48:34Z 2012-04
dc.description.abstract Occupational therapists in mental health care settings find it difficult to produce convincing evidence of their unique contribution to health care. This article reports on the initial phase of a larger study where the purpose was to determine domains for an outcome measure for occupational therapists in mental health care settings. A mixed methods exploratory design: Instrument Development Model was used to determine suitable domains. Occupational therapy clinicians participated in focus group discussions, workshops and the nominal group technique to discuss the status quo of outcome measurement and eventually selected domains for the ideal outcome measure for their contexts of practice. Five themes emerged from the thematic content analysis of the focus groups: Understanding the concept of outcomes, Giving examples of outcomes, Factors influencing the measurement of outcomes, Benefits from using an outcomes measure and Characteristics of an outcomes measure. The nominal group technique was employed during workshops on current trends in outcome measurement in occupational therapy. Eight domains emerged which represented the service delivery of the participating clinicians. The domains were Process skills, Motivation, Communication and interaction skills, Self-esteem, Balanced lifestyle, Affect, Life skills and Role performance. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2013 en_US
dc.description.librarian ay2013
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dc.identifier.citation Casteleijn, D & Graham, M 2012, 'Domains for occupational therapy outcomes in mental health practices', South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 26-34. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2337
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher OTASA: Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa en_US
dc.rights OTASA: Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa en_US
dc.subject Outcome measurement en_US
dc.subject Occupational therapy outcomes en_US
dc.subject Mental health en_US
dc.subject Outcome domains en_US
dc.subject Instrument development model en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Occupational therapy services en
dc.subject.lcsh Mental health services en
dc.subject.lcsh Outcome assessment (Medical care) -- South Africa en
dc.title Domains for occupational therapy outcomes in mental health practices en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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