“Perceptions, expectations and satisfaction levels of occupational therapy students prior to and after practice placement and comparison of practice placement models”

Practice placements in occupational therapy are fundamental components in developing a student ’s professional identity. Various models of placements are available to expose and expand students’ participation i...
Source: BMC Medical Education - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

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This study describes the availability of physical activity information in the electronic health record, explores how electronic health record documentation correlates with accelerometer-derived physical activity data, and examines whether measured physical activity relates to venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis use. Prospective observational data comes from community-dwelling older adults admitted to general medicine (n = 65). Spearman correlations were used to examine association of accelerometer-based daily step count with documented walking distance and with duration of VTE prophylaxis. Only 52% of patients had doc...
Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity - Category: Geriatrics Tags: J Aging Phys Act Source Type: research
Hey guys! I haven’t seen a thread for applicants of Towson’s OTD program for 2020 and figured I’d start one! Has anyone heard back yet?
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Occupational Therapy [ O.T.D ] Source Type: forums
After a stroke, the main goal is to get back home and be as independent as possible. To achieve that goal, most stroke rehabilitation centers focus on helping people to regain lost function, such as the inability to use a hand, to speak, to swallow, or to walk. A great deal of effort is put into functional recovery so that the patient can go home safely and adequately perform activities of daily living (ADLs). There is little effort put into aerobic exercise and conditioning in most stroke rehabilitation programs. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA)...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Exercise and Fitness Hypertension and Stroke Source Type: blogs
Hi there SDN, I have been on here since I applied to OT schools, but needless to say, I got into grad school and am now working as an OT. Before I start, I want to preface this by saying OT is a great, rewarding career option for many people! Unfortunately, I am not one of those people and am contemplating career changes. I wanted to a compose a list of reasons why you shouldn’t become an OT for those looking to join the profession. There is a lot of information why to become one but not so... Why You Shouldn’t Pursue OT
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Occupational Therapy [ O.T.D ] Source Type: forums
The objective of this study was to evaluate baseline use, the change in use, variation in prescribing patterns by region, and costs for PT/OT after common hand procedures.
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research
As a speech-language pathologist, you talk to patients and their caregivers, to colleagues, and to collaborators, and then you talk to yourself while making notes on the all previously listed interactions. Therefore, you’d think an extrovert would be the ideal personality for the job. After all, SLPs devote their careers to promoting better communication, so they must enjoy communicating, right? Not always. As it turns out, a special and not-so-rare species of introverted SLPs quietly works in the profession. The term “introverted SLP” should not come off as an oxymoron. When talking to my peers for this ...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Academia & Research Health Care Private Practice Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology Professional Development Source Type: blogs
ConclusionSSRI therapy did not improve disability and QOL in multi-ethnic Asian patients with first-ever stroke undergoing rehabilitation.
Source: Drugs in R&D - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Hi! I am currently applying to OT schools and was wondering if anyone has applied and/or is enrolled at A.T Still University in Arizona? Any feedback would be appreciated!
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Occupational Therapy [ O.T.D ] Source Type: forums
Conclusion: Pain, fatigue and dyspnoea did not seem to highly correlate with occupational performance or impact occupational performance over time of people with advanced cancer. PMID: 31729272 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Scand J Occup Ther Source Type: research
Conclusions: This review provides an overview of measurement properties of performance-based instruments and contributes to such methodological considerations before choosing an instrument. Though, the results reveal a lack of high-quality evidence for any of the measurement properties, it is recommended to use tools with the highest possible evidence for positive ratings.Significance: This review contributes with psychometric evidence on instruments to use in occupational therapy practice and research. PMID: 31725339 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Scand J Occup Ther Source Type: research
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