Erratum.
Authors: Abstract [This corrects the article DOI: 10.5014/ajot.2018.031443.]. PMID: 31318664 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - July 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Team-Based Learning and the Team-Based Learning Student Assessment Instrument (TBL-SAI): A Longitudinal Study of Master of Occupational Therapy Students' Changing Perceptions.
CONCLUSION: Considerable differences were found in individual cohorts regarding satisfaction, accountability, and the overall TBL experience; however, no notable differences were found between cohorts. PMID: 31318665 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - July 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Carson R, Mennenga H Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy Interventions for Adults With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSION: Further research on occupation-based interventions for people with SLE is needed. PMID: 31318666 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - July 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Poole JL, Bradford JD, Siegel P Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Exploration of Occupational Deprivation Among Syrian Refugees Displaced in Jordan.
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Further research studies are required to investigate the influence of sociocultural differences on the meaning and consequences of OD. Contextual factors and living difficulties associated with OD need to be further explored. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: OD is a concept with sociocultural connotations. The meaning of OD needs to be conceptualized for each unique refugee population and displacement context. Displacement contexts need to provide a repertoire of socioculturally meaningful occupations to counteract OD. Occupational therapy needs to assume a leading role in the design and delivery of ...
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - July 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Darawsheh WB Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Energy Conservation Management for People With Multiple Sclerosis-Related Fatigue: Who Benefits?
CONCLUSION: The results suggest that people with MS-related fatigue who had a less negative perception of fatigue and who perceived fewer disease benefits and a higher discrepancy in social support had the best response to ECM treatment. PMID: 31318668 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - July 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Blikman LJM, van Meeteren J, Twisk JWR, de Laat FAJ, de Groot V, Beckerman H, Stam HJ, Bussmann JBJ, TREFAMS-ACE Study Group Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Measuring Hand Dexterity in People With Parkinson's Disease: Reliability of Pegboard Tests.
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Although both tools showed adequate test-retest and interrater reliability, results suggest that the PPT may be a more reliable measure of dexterity loss in people with PD. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: This study informs the clinical measurement of the loss of manual dexterity in people with PD, a frequent problem reported by people living with this disorder. PMID: 31318669 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - July 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Proud EL, Bilney B, Miller KJ, Morris ME, McGinley JL Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Feasibility of the Stroll Safe Outdoor Fall Prevention Program.
CONCLUSION: The Stroll Safe program is an innovative new program that is feasible to implement among community-dwelling older adults. Further study is warranted. PMID: 31318670 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - July 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Chippendale T Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Predictors of Participation and Autonomy in People With Multiple Sclerosis.
n AL, Era P Abstract IMPORTANCE: Because multiple sclerosis (MS) affects many life areas, it is important to know how participation and autonomy are associated with the perceived impact of MS on everyday life. OBJECTIVE: To investigate how perceived quality of life, disease impact, gender, and disease severity predict participation and autonomy in people with MS. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study in which structural equation modeling was used to evaluate relationships between measured variables. SETTINGS: Outpatient clinics in three areas and one inpatient rehabilitation center in Finland. PARTICIP...
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - July 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Karhula ME, Tolvanen A, Hämäläinen PI, Ruutiainen J, Salminen AL, Era P Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Usefulness of the Daily Life Performance Transfer Sheet in Care Management of People With Stroke.
CONCLUSION: The Daily Life Performance Transfer Sheet is a useful tool for care managers in the care management of clients with stroke. PMID: 31318672 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - July 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Iokawa K, Hasegawa K, Ishikawa T Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Capturing Upper Limb Gross Motor Categories Using the Kinect ® Sensor.
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Computerized clinical assessment using the Kinect sensor promises to facilitate tele-evaluation and complement telehealth applications. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: Computerized clinical assessment can enable patients to conduct evaluations remotely in their homes without therapists present. PMID: 31318673 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - July 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Seo NJ, Crocher V, Spaho E, Ewert CR, Fathi MF, Hur P, Lum SA, Humanitzki EM, Kelly AL, Ramakrishnan V, Woodbury ML Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Construct Validity and Test-Retest Reliability of the Coping Inventory (CI) for Children With Developmental Disabilities.
CONCLUSION: The CI demonstrated good evidence for construct validity and internal and test-retest reliability. Redundancy of items suggests that some items could be eliminated after further research. PMID: 31318674 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - July 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Beetham KS, Bundy AC, Wyver S, Ragen J, Villeneuve M, Tranter P, Naughton G Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Occupational Therapists' Creativity: Tapping Into Client Centeredness Using a Novel Creativity Questionnaire.
This study's objective was to explore the client's uniqueness as the key motivator of creativity in the occupational therapy process using a novel assessment tool, the Creativity in Occupational Therapy Questionnaire (COTQ). Our hypothesis was as follows: "Clients and their characteristics are more important to the creativity of an occupational therapist than the occupational therapist's personality." DESIGN: This study is part of a mixed-methods study. The COTQ, consisting of five clusters of items, was pretested for clarity and reliability in a pilot study (α = .90). It was then used in an online sur...
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - July 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Oven A, Lobe B Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Emotional Contagion and Group Affective Tone in the Student Cohort Model.
CONCLUSION: Cohort identity may be influenced by the process of emotional contagion, creating a distinct group-level affect. PMID: 31318676 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - July 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Jensen M Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Usability of the Participation and Environment Measure Plus (PEM+) for Client-Centered and Participation-Focused Care Planning.
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Caregivers of young children can navigate the PEM+. Trends in survey feedback informed optimizations for the PEM+ before further feasibility testing. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: This study provides preliminary evidence for a promising tool that can help to customize the way practitioners partner with families to create a plan for occupational therapy services. PMID: 31318677 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - July 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Jarvis JM, Gurga A, Greif A, Lim H, Anaby D, Teplicky R, Khetani MA Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Multifaceted Approach to Enhance Pill-Swallowing Ability in Children and Adults With Barth Syndrome.
CONCLUSION: and Relevance: This study suggests that a brief multifaceted training approach, led by trained professionals, may be effective for helping people with sensory and motor deficits learn to swallow pills independently. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: Very little has been published in the occupational therapy literature describing how to teach the skill of pill swallowing to clients or how to measure progress toward this goal. This study tested the outcomes of a multifaceted approach to pill swallowing that can be conducted by occupational therapy practitioners; a novel measurement approach is also introduced that can...
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - July 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Reynolds S, Tucker ME Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Combining Virtual Reality Motor Rehabilitation With Cognitive Strategy Use in Chronic Stroke.
CONCLUSION AND RELEVANCE: MetacogVR is feasible for adults with chronic stroke. The effect of MetacogVR is best captured through measures of upper extremity motor performance, occupational performance, and participation. WHAT THIS ARTICLES ADDS: Traditional, impairment-based approaches to chronic stroke rehabilitation may require integration with cognitive-strategy training to affect performance on meaningful goals. PMID: 31318679 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - July 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Boone AE, Wolf TJ, Engsberg JR Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Intertrial Rest for Maximum Grip and Key Pinch Strength in Japanese Young Adults.
This study investigated the most appropriate intertrial rest period for maximum grip and key pinch strength measurements involving three trials. METHOD: The study included 40 male and 40 female participants. Using a repeated-measures design, six intertrial rest periods-15 s, 30 s, 60 s, 90 s, 120 s, and 150 s-were investigated, one per day on 6 different days. RESULTS: A repeated-measures analysis of variance or Friedman test found significant decreases in grip and key pinch strength over the three trials in all test conditions. However, for both hands, only small differences were observed in test conditions (&ge...
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - July 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Kurosaki M, Momose K Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Feasibility of an Electromyography-Triggered Hand Robot for People After Chronic Stroke.
CONCLUSION AND RELEVANCE: Robotic hand training was feasible, safe, and well tolerated. Participants reported and demonstrated improvements in functional use of the affected arm. Thirty percent of participants achieved clinically significant improvements on the AMAT. We recommend further study of the device in a larger study using the AMAT as a primary outcome measure. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: It is feasible and safe to implement a robotic hand training protocol for people with moderate to severe arm impairment in an outpatient setting. Robotic training may provide a viable option for this group to actively participate...
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - July 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Kim GJ, Taub M, Creelman C, Cahalan C, O'Dell MW, Stein J Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Parent-Mediated Interventions for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSION: This systematic review suggests that parent-mediated interventions for children with ASD can improve various aspects of communication and ASD symptoms, with emerging support for occupational performance. Occupational therapy practitioners are well suited to facilitate these interventions to support families with children with autism. PMID: 31120831 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - May 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Althoff CE, Dammann CP, Hope SJ, Ausderau KK Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Development and Validation of the Occupational Self-Assessment-Short Form (OSA-SF).
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Findings indicate that the OSA-SF is a valid and reliable measure that can guide client-centered goal setting and intervention planning for adults receiving acute care and acute inpatient rehabilitation. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: The OSA 2.2 and the OSA-SF offer a client-centered approach to evaluating patients' self-reported ability and ratings of the importance of performing everyday occupations. These assessments can guide client-centered goal setting in acute care and acute inpatient rehabilitation. PMID: 31120832 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - May 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Popova ES, Ostrowski RK, Wescott JJ, Taylor RR Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Development, Reliability, and Validity of the Multiple Errands Test Home Version (MET-Home) in Adults With Stroke.
CONCLUSION: This preliminary study suggests that the MET-Home differentiates between adults with stroke and matched control participants. The MET-Home provides evidence of initial reliability and validity among adults with stroke. PMID: 31120833 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - May 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Burns SP, Dawson DR, Perea JD, Vas A, Pickens ND, Neville M Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Occupational Challenges in Military Service Members With Chronic Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
CONCLUSION: Occupational therapists who work with this population should consider all areas of occupation, especially sleep, during assessment and treatment planning. Some clients may require additional support for preparing for civilian life. PMID: 31120834 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - May 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Cogan AM, Haines CE, Devore MD, Lepore KM, Ryan M Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Sensory Integration Concerns in Children With Functional Defecation Disorders: A Scoping Review.
CONCLUSION: We summarize research documenting sensory integration concerns in children with functional defecation issues, providing researchers and clinicians with an overview of the current state of understanding. PMID: 31120835 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - May 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Beaudry-Bellefeuille I, Lane SJ, Lane AE Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Pacing as a Learned Strategy for People With Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Current evidence supports the delivery of a learned pacing intervention to reduce the interference of fatigue, reduce joint stiffness, and decrease physical activity variability but does not support the use of learned pacing to reduce pain severity. Future research should investigate the effectiveness of pacing as a pain management strategy within the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health domains of activity and participation. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: This systematic review examines existing research on pacing as a learned intervention strategy. The findings will ...
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - May 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Guy L, McKinstry C, Bruce C Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Measurement Validity of the Low Vision Independence Measure (LVIM).
CONCLUSION: The revised LVIM demonstrates good psychometrics on the Rasch model and can be used as a valid outcome measure in low vision rehabilitation. PMID: 31120837 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - May 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Smith TM, Krishnan S, Hong I, Reistetter TA Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Italian Version of the Jebsen-Taylor Hand Function Test for the Assessment of Hand Disorders: A Cross-Sectional Study.
CONCLUSION AND RELEVANCE: Results support the use of the Italian version of the JTHFT as a measure of functional dexterity in people with upper limb disorders. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: The JTHFT is a valid and reliable assessment tool for nonspecific hand diseases. Italian health professionals can now use the JTHFT with more confidence. PMID: 31120838 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - May 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Nobilia M, Culicchia G, Tofani M, De Santis R, Savona A, Guarino D, Valente D, Galeoto G Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Repetitive Finger Movement and Dexterity Tasks in People With Parkinson's Disease.
CONCLUSION: Changes in movement amplitude and movement rate may influence fine-motor dexterity tasks differently. Thus, it is important to consider the quantitative assessment of both movement rate and movement amplitude because they may indicate differential clinical applications in the treatment of people with PD. PMID: 31120839 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - May 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Uzochukwu JC, Stegemöller EL Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Using Occupational Justice as a Linchpin of International Educational Collaborations.
This article describes an international collaboration involving 52 undergraduate occupational science students in the United States and 41 undergraduate occupational therapy students in South Africa. The students participated in six synchronous video conferences in 2016, during which they gave group presentations about four occupational science constructs and engaged in general question-and-answer sessions. Forty percent of the students provided feedback about the interactions using a six-item open-ended electronic questionnaire, which we analyzed using directed content analysis. Our findings suggest that the collaboration...
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - May 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Aldrich RM, Peters L Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Latino-American Mothers' Perspectives on Feeding Their Young Children: A Qualitative Study.
CONCLUSION: Occupational therapy practitioners need to obtain accurate information from families about feeding practices and to understand and interpret those practices in broader cultural contexts to design and implement targeted feeding intervention strategies that avoid stereotyping or misinterpreted information. To promote family-centered, meaningful interventions, practitioners must understand the cultural influences on feeding practices and be sensitive to mothers' needs. PMID: 31120841 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - May 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Howe TH, Hinojosa J, Sheu CF Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Impact of Service Dogs on Family Members' Psychosocial Functioning.
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: These findings provide preliminary evidence that, in addition to having an impact on recipients, service dogs can affect several aspects of family members' psychosocial health and functioning. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: This research demonstrates that the impact of a service dog may extend beyond the recipient and have positive impacts on family members' psychosocial functioning as well. Occupational therapy practitioners should include family members in discussions regarding the integration of a service dog into the home and recognize the potential for family-wide effects from the service dog'...
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - May 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Bibbo J, Rodriguez KE, O'Haire ME Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Occupational Therapy Intervention to Improve Outcomes Among Frail Older Adults: A Scoping Review.
CONCLUSION: Additional research is warranted to build the evidence base and better inform the design and selection of occupational therapy interventions to improve outcomes among frail older adults. PMID: 31120843 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - May 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Fritz H, Seidarabi S, Barbour R, Vonbehren A Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Association Between Executing Theory of Mind in a Limited Experimental Context and Executing It in Daily Contexts in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Cross-Sectional Study.
We examined ToM capacity and ToM performance with the Theory of Mind Task Battery (ToMTB) and the Theory of Mind Inventory-2-Chinese version (ToMI-2-C). Severity of autism traits and verbal comprehension were assessed with the Social Responsiveness Scale, Second Edition (SRS-2), and the Verbal Comprehension Index (VCI) of either the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-Fourth Edition or the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition. We conducted correlation and hierarchical regression analyses. RESULTS: Scores on the ToMI-2-C were significantly correlated with those on the ToMTB, SRS-2, a...
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - May 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Lee YC, Lin CH, Tsai CH, Li HJ, Lin SK, Chen KL Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Occupational Therapy Practitioners' Perceptions About Older Adults With Developmental Disabilities in Traditional Health Care Settings.
CONCLUSION AND RELEVANCE: Most occupational therapy practitioners in traditional health care settings found working with older adults with DD challenging, and many did not feel sufficiently knowledgeable to meet the needs of this population. Similar to other health professionals, occupational therapy practitioners may benefit from additional resources to provide services to this population. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: Older adults with DD receive occupational therapy services in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, and other medical settings. Because clients such as these are not common in these settings, occ...
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - May 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Mahoney WJ, Ceballos J, Amir N Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Effect of Strategy Training on Self-Awareness of Deficits After Stroke.
Conclusions and Relevance: Self-awareness warrants further investigation to determine whether it improves naturally over time or through both interventions after stroke. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: Self-awareness of deficits, and the use of strategies in particular, may improve in the early stages of stroke recovery, but the optimal approach for intervention remains unclear. PMID: 31120846 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - May 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Kersey J, Juengst SB, Skidmore E Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Gaze Control During Simulator Driving in Adolescents With and Without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: The results support the hypothesis that adolescents with ADHD engage in less active exploration during simulated driving. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: This study raises concerns regarding the driving competence of people with ADHD and opens up new directions for potential training programs that focus on exploratory gaze control. PMID: 31120847 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - May 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Yuval-Greenberg S, Keren A, Hilo R, Paz A, Ratzon N Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Expanding Self-Management Support From Chronic to Acute Care: Implications for Value.
Abstract In this article, I advocate the expansion of self-management support from chronic to acute care as a means of increasing the value of services and highlighting the value of occupational therapy. Like people with chronic conditions, clients with acute conditions (1) need to participate in their own care, (2) require support for participation, (3) engage in care outside of traditional medical behaviors, and (4) benefit from a focus of care that extends beyond discrete episodes. Self-management support can facilitate adherence, promote holistic conceptualizations of health, and address long-term outcomes and...
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - May 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Stern BZ Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Occupational Therapy Interventions for Children and Youth With Challenges in Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing: A School-Based Practice Case Example.
This article describes the same child's occupational therapy service delivery by the occupational therapist working in the school setting. PMID: 31120849 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - May 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Clark GF, Watling R, Parham LD, Schaaf R Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

AOTA Board Expands Vision 2025.
Authors: PMID: 31120850 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - May 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Policy and Payment Changes Create New Opportunities for Occupational Therapy in Acute Care.
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Policy and payment initiatives reward health care organizations for the added value occupational therapy practitioners bring to acute care teams. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: This article details how occupational therapy practitioners can advance consumer satisfaction, outcomes, and efficiency in acute care, which can lead to increased recognition of the vital role that occupational therapy can play, thus leading to expanded opportunities. PMID: 30915961 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - March 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Pritchard KT, Fisher G, McGee Rudnitsky K, Ramirez RD Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Cognitive, Emotional, and Physical Functioning as Predictors of Paid Employment in People With Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Spinal Cord Injury.
CONCLUSION: Executive functioning, in particular sequencing and inhibitory control, strongly predicts employment and highlights the importance of cognitive strategy training during occupational therapy with people who have sustained neurological injuries. PMID: 30915962 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - March 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Wong AWK, Chen C, Baum MC, Heaton RK, Goodman B, Heinemann AW Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

A Touch-Observation and Task-Based Mirror Therapy Protocol to Improve Sensorimotor Control and Functional Capability of Hands for Patients With Peripheral Nerve Injury.
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Touch-observation and task-based mirror therapy is an effective but low-cost treatment protocol to optimize sensorimotor control and functional capability of the upper limb in patients with peripheral nerve injury. PMID: 30915963 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - March 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Hsu HY, Chen PT, Kuan TS, Yang HC, Shieh SJ, Kuo LC Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Feeding Patterns and Parental Perceptions of Feeding Issues of Preterm Infants in the First 2 Years of Life.
Abstract We explored parental feeding practices, feeding issues during the first 2 yr of life, and the relationship between feeding issues and levels of maternal distress in preterm infants. Four hundred twenty mothers (239 with preterm infants, 181 with full-term infants) participated in the study. The Behavior-Based Feeding Questionnaire for Infants With Premature History and the Parenting Stress Index-Chinese Version were used as the two outcome measures. The results indicated that preterm infants had different feeding experiences compared with their full-term counterparts. They tended to start solid food later...
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - March 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Howe TH, Sheu CF, Wang TN Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Sensory Features and Family Functioning in Families of Children With Autism and Developmental Disabilities: Longitudinal Associations.
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Sensory features can affect the everyday experiences of both children and caregivers. It is important for practitioners to understand the potentially enduring effects of children's sensory features on family functioning so as to begin to identify supportive interventions with more optimal long-term effects. PMID: 30915965 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - March 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Kirby AV, Williams KL, Watson LR, Sideris J, Bulluck J, Baranek GT Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Reliability and Validity of a Functional Cognition Screening Tool to Identify the Need for Occupational Therapy.
CONCLUSION: The reliability and validity of the MT were supported. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: The American Occupational Therapy Association and the occupational therapy experts advising CMS have stressed the importance of a brief performance-based screening tool to identify people who need more comprehensive occupational therapy evaluation. The implementation of a functional cognition screening tool as part of the required CMS assessment protocol should greatly increase the number of patients referred for occupational therapy evaluation and treatment. The MT has the capacity to address the gap in the proposed CMS assessm...
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - March 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Edwards DF, Wolf TJ, Marks T, Alter S, Larkin V, Padesky BL, Spiers M, Al-Heizan MO, Giles GM Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Scoring, Clinical Utility, and Psychometric Properties of the In-Home Medication Management Performance Evaluation (HOME-Rx).
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: All relationships were as predicted: The HOME-Rx is a valid and reliable performance-based assessment that provides clinicians and researchers with a measure of older adults' actual medication management ability in the home using their medications. The results can potentially be used to guide treatment planning and improve medication management. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: Occupational therapy practitioners can use the HOME-Rx to adequately determine performance problems, safety concerns, and environmental barriers and potentially to guide treatment planning and improve medication management for...
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - March 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Somerville E, Massey K, Keglovits M, Vouri S, Hu YL, Carr D, Stark S Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Reliability and Validity of the Brazilian Version of the Here's How I Write: A Child's Self-Assessment and Goal Setting Tool.
CONCLUSIONS: This study adds further evidence of validity and reliability and supports the international use of the HHIW. The HHIW is a useful resource to engage children and teachers in a collaborative relationship to improve handwriting. PMID: 30915968 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - March 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Mendonça Alves JF, Valladão Novais Van Petten AM, Cermak SA, de Castro Magalhães L Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Handgrip Strength: A Comparison of Values Obtained From the NHANES and NIH Toolbox Studies.
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: On the basis of these analyses, we summarize grip strength measures obtained from the NHANES and NIH Toolbox for side, gender, and age group strata. Reference values are essential to assist in the interpretation of testing results and clinical decision making. PMID: 30915969 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - March 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Bohannon RW, Wang YC, Yen SC, Grogan KA Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Occupational Therapists' Perceptions of Online Competence Assessment and Evidence-Based Resources.
CONCLUSION: Online competence assessment assisted participants in identifying competence needs and evidence-based resources for improving clinical knowledge and skills. PMID: 30915970 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - March 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Myers CT Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

"The Bigger Picture": Occupational Therapy Practitioners' Perspectives on Disability Studies.
CONCLUSION: Despite points of alignment, occupational therapy has not fully addressed DS critiques. Practitioners recognized professional, systemic, and societal barriers and the need for more educational experiences, resources, and professional reflexivity and dialogue to inform the integration of DS concepts into practice. PMID: 30915971 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - March 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Heffron JL, Lee D, VanPuymbrouck L, Sheth AJ, Kish J Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

Participation in Peer-Play Activities Among Children With Specific Learning Disability: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSION: Occupational therapy practitioners can use peer-play activities to enhance EF in children with SLD; however, perceived occupational values and competence may not show any changes with the peer-play intervention using a self-assessment instrument. PMID: 30915972 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy)
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - March 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Esmaili SK, Mehraban AH, Shafaroodi N, Yazdani F, Masoumi T, Zarei M Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research