Work transitions after serious hand injury: current occupational therapy practice in a middle-income country - Buchanan H, Van Niekerk L.
This study explored South African occupational therapy practice relate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A call to the front: occupational therapy practice in addressing school bullying - Njelesani J, Faulkner A, Schweitzer B, Jeon H.
This study aimed to understand occupational therapists' practices and roles in addressing bullying against students with disabilities. An electronic survey was di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Occupational performance limitations after concussion in college students - Acord-Vira A, Davis D, Lilly C.
This study aimed to establish the need for occupational therapy services for people who have sustained a concussion and to support the profession's role i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Occupational functioning among intimate partner violence survivors with disabilities: a retrospective analysis - Ballan M, Freyer M, Romanelli M.
Individuals with disabilities are disproportionately affected by intimate partner violence and face resultant compromised occupational functioning. Yet limited research exists regarding how occupational therapy practitioners can assist this population. Thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Survey of occupational therapy driver assessors' rehabilitation interventions with older drivers - Unsworth CA, Baker A, Morton-Kehle D, Darzins S.
The objective of the study was to describe driver rehabilitation interventions used by Aus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Early Physical and Occupational Therapy and Discharge Disposition in Patients with Sepsis...American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Annual Conference (Virtual), September 2429, 2021
To explore whether implementing an early mobility protocol conducted by professionals from PT and or occupational therapy (OT) is associated with discharge location for a group of patients with sepsis, septic shock, or severe sepsis. A quasi-experimental study design was used with a non-equivalent post-test design. The data were collected for 3 months. Mid-sized Midwestern hospital. The population of the usual care group were 117 adult patients admitted to any unit with a diagnosis of sepsis, septic shock, or severe sepsis from February 1, 2019, through April 30, 2019. The early rehabilitation group were 96 patients admitt...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Identifying clinical patterns in OT referrals for concussion management: an evidence-based approach - Westerberg SS, Harris M, Rafeedie S, McArthur D, Giza C.
PURPOSE: Concussion management is an emerging field for occupational therapy (OT). Literature pertaining to OT's role and efficacy in this setting is limited (Finn, 2019). The aim of this study is to highlight the role of OT by identifying whether patients... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

What are Some of the Complications of Short Bowel Syndrome?
Discussion Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is one of the most common gastrointestinal emergencies in neonates. Mortality rates are from 0-45% depending on infant weight and gestation with more premature and smaller infants having greater mortality. NEC usually occurs in premature infants but it also occurs in term infants. The etiology is unknown but is probably multifactorial with ischemia and/or reperfusion playing some role. There are ‘outbreaks’ of NEC but no causative organism has been identified. Regardless of the originating cause, inflammation of the intestine and release of inflammatory mediators causes variou...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 30, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Working with children and adults with developmental coordination disorder
The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) have launched a quick guide about occupational therapy and the assessment and diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) in children and adults. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 4, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Role of occupational therapy in reducing and managing violence among mental health inpatients: a scoping review protocol - Bell D, Hallett N.
INTRODUCTION: Violence is pervasive among psychiatric inpatients and has profound consequences for its victims, its perpetrators and mental health services. Currently, the unique contribution of occupational therapists to reducing and managing violence amo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dignity support at end of life
(Flinders University) At the end of life, people may have to rely on others for help with showering, dressing and going to the toilet. This loss of privacy and independence can be confronting and difficult. Now Australian occupational therapy (OT) researchers have interviewed 18 people receiving palliative care about how they feel about losing independence with self-care, specifically their intimate hygiene, as function declines with disease progression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Occupational therapy utilization in veterans with dementia: a retrospective review of root cause analyses of falls leading to adverse events - Rhodus EK, Lancaster EA, Hunter EG, Nudell T, Humphrey C, Duke M, Harris AM.
INTRODUCTION: Falls in persons with dementia are associated with increased mortality. Occupational therapy (OT) is a rehabilitation discipline, which has, among its goals, the promotion of safety and fall prevention in older adults and those with dementia.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Fitness to drive practices among non-driver trained occupational therapists in an Australian community-based rehabilitation setting - Scott H, Unsworth C, Browne M.
INTRODUCTION: Driving is a valued occupation given the independence and freedom it provides. Safe driving performance can be impacted by medical conditions, change in functional status and ageing processes. Occupational therapy driver assessors (OTDAs) pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Results of study could be biggest rehab advance in decades for patients after stroke
(MGH Institute of Health Professions) A new paper co-authored by MGH Institute of Health Professions Brain Recovery Lab Director Dr. Teresa Kimberley, published in the The Lancet, details how patients who incorporated vagus nerve simulation during physical or occupational therapy showed 2-3 times the improvement in arm and hand function compared to those who received only intense rehabilitation and sham stimulation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Investigating feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a simulator-based driving intervention for people with acquired brain injury: a randomised controlled pilot study - Dimech-Betancourt B, Ponsford JL, Charlton JL, Ross PE, Gooden JR, Stolwyk RJ.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a driving simulator intervention on driving outcomes following acquired brain injury. DESIGN: Pilot randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Occupational therapy driver assessment a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news