Occupational therapy interventions to improve driving performance in older adults: a systematic review - Golisz K.
This systematic review synthesizes the research on interventions used by occupational therapy practitioners to address cognitive and visual function, motor function, driving skills, self-regulation and self-awareness, and the role of passengers and family ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Occupational therapy and driving and community mobility for older adults - Golisz K.
This special issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy includes summaries from a systematic evidence-based literature review of occupational therapy and driving and community mobility for older adults. Since the previous review on this topic in... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Efficacy of an occupational therapy driving intervention for returning combat veterans - Classen S, Cormack NL, Winter SM, Monahan M, Yarney A, Lutz AL, Platek K.
Polytrauma, including mild traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, and orthopedic conditions, is common among combat veterans (CVs) from Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Medical conditions, coupled with deployment-related train... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The need for consistency and equity in driver education and assessment post-stroke - McNamara A, McCluskey A, White J, George S.
People who are unable to resume driving after a stroke often experience reduced participation. Return to driving is made difficult by inconsistencies in knowledge regarding legislation, the occupational therapy driving assessment process and access to serv... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Predictors of on-road driver performance following traumatic brain injury - Ross PE, Ponsford JL, Di Stefano M, Spitz G.
OBJECTIVE: To examine assessment outcomes and factors associated with passing an occupational therapy (OT) on-road driver assessment, after traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of outcomes of on-road driver assessments compl... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

University's first female doctor given place in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Elizabeth Casson (1881–1954), the first female doctor of medicine to graduate from the University of Bristol and a pioneer of occupational therapy, has been given a place in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the twenty-first century. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 25, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities; Press Release Source Type: news

Socially-assistive robots help kids with autism learn by providing personalized prompts
Children with autism spectrum disorders showed improved or maintained performance in learning imitative behavior by interacting with humanoid robots that provided graded cueing, an occupational therapy technique that shapes behavior by providing increasingly specific cues to help a person learn new skills. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 28, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Socially-assistive robots help kids with autism learn by providing personalized prompts
(University of Southern California) In a pilot study led by Maja Mataric at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, researchers found that children with autism spectrum disorders showed improved or maintained performance in learning imitative behavior by interacting with humanoid robots that provided graded cueing, an occupational therapy technique that shapes behavior by providing increasingly specific cues to help a person learn new skills. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Behavior Therapy May Help Prevent Depression Over Vision LossBehavior Therapy May Help Prevent Depression Over Vision Loss
For older people with central vision loss, combining occupational therapy with behavior therapy to keep them from becoming too isolated may prevent depression, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Behavior therapy may help prevent depression over vision loss
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Combining occupational therapy to help older people adapt to central vision loss with behavior therapy to keep them from becoming too isolated may prevent depression, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

UCLA doctor to lead major trial to prevent fall-related injuries among older people
This study will develop and test a new approach to ensure that patients at risk of falling are participants in determining what falls-prevention care is right for them and ensuring that they get that care.” The study’s approach differs from others in that it will integrate proven fall-reduction strategies into a cohesive intervention that can be adopted by many health care systems. “This collaboration with PCORI exemplifies our efforts to go beyond the norms to solve the nation’s health issues,” said Dr. Francis S. Collins, director of the NIH. “The problems we face are complex and therefore require thoughtful ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 15, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Evidence-based review of interventions for medically at-risk older drivers - Classen S, Monahan M, Auten B, Yarney A.
OBJECTIVE. To conduct an evidence-based review of intervention studies of older drivers with medical conditions. METHOD. We used the American Occupational Therapy Association's classification criteria (Levels I-V, I = highest level of evidence) to ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 13, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Utility of an occupational therapy driving intervention for a combat veteran - Classen S, Monahan M, Canonizado M, Winter S.
Many combat veterans are injured in motor vehicle crashes shortly after returning to civilian life, yet little evidence exists on effective driving interventions. In this single-subject design study, we compared clinical test results and driving errors in ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 13, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

37 E-Books New to Scott Library in May
Scott Library added these 37 ebooks in May to the growing collection: Acute care handbook for physical therapists (4th ed.) Atlas of pain injection techniques (2nd ed.) Atlas of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (2nd ed.) Basic ICD-10-CM/PCS coding Body structures and functions (12 ed.) Changing the U.S. health care system: key issues in health services policy and management Clinical research manual: practical tools and templates for managing clinical research Concepts in clinical pharmacokinetics (6th ed.) CPT 2014 professional edition Delivering health care in America: a systems approach (6th ed.) Drain’s pe...
Source: What's New on JEFFLINE - June 3, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gary Kaplan Tags: All News Clinicians Researchers Students Teaching Faculty Source Type: news

SAGE to publish The British Journal of Occupational Therapy
(SAGE Publications) SAGE a leading independent academic and professional publisher today announced from January 2015 it will be publishing The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, one of the foremost occupational therapy journals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 2, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news