Occupational Therapy Interventions, Effects, and Outcomes brings together the latest published peer-reviewed literature, conceptual approaches, outcome measures, and intervention approaches to address the three main areas by:
- Identifying a finite set of interventions which occupational therapists deliver most often, and to provide details of those intervention approaches
- Identifying where the research evidence shows that occupational therapists can achieve specific positive effects as a result of those interventions
- Identifying the outcome measures most commonly and reliably used by researchers in occupational therapy to demonstrate the effects of interventions
Drs. Mary Law and Mary Ann McColl have comprehensively reviewed all of the intervention effectiveness literature for occupational therapy provided for adults. The material reviewed crosses all diagnostic categories and areas of practice for adults and older adults. Analysis of over 500 research studies and systematic reviews form the basis for this book.
Who will benefit from the text:
- Student occupational therapists will learn about the most effective occupational therapy interventions for adults and older adults, and how to measure outcomes after these interventions
- Clinicians will be able to identify the practices for which most evidence exists of effectiveness.
- Researchers will be provided with a synthesis of methods, approaches, measures and results of intervention studies in occupational therapy in the modern period.
- Decision makers will be able to assess the effectiveness of occupational therapy programs and making strategic investments in occupational therapy to achieve the greatest benefit for their clients.
- Occupational therapy managers, institutional administrators and government funders will find information to support investments in the most effective occupational therapy practices to ensure the maximum occupational performance, health and well-being for their constituents.
Occupational Therapy Interventions, Effects, and Outcomes brings together and evaluates the research and evidence on the effectiveness of occupational therapy. The text will also provide a summary of the strengths and weakness of previous research on the topic, as well as a guide to the most common and appropriate outcome measures in the area.
Never before has there been a text that so clearly assembles the evidence for the effectiveness of occupational therapy.