As the profession of occupational therapy continues to mature and expand its practice, the measurement of occupational performance is one of the key avenues that all practicing clinicians will need to explore and master. Measuring Occupational Performance: Supporting Best Practice in Occupational Therapy, Third Edition summarizes the measurement tools needed to assess client occupational performance, to provide the best intervention, and to document the effectiveness of that intervention. These measurement tools are not just a compilation of all that are available for measurement relevant to occupationaltherapy; they are an elite group of tools carefully selected by the editors through a process of rigorous theoretical, clinical, and scientific reasoning.
In this Third Edition, Drs. Mary Law, Carolyn Baum, and Winnie Dunn have updated current chapters and added new topics that have not been covered in past editions, such as a chapter on measuring school performance, a key area of practice. Also included is a chapter on measurement principles and development to highlight the concepts common to all the measures included in the text. The Third Edition also has a focus on the best measures and measures that are used most frequently.
Features of the Third Edition:
- Offers insight into the importance of measuring functional performance, methodologies, measurement issues, and best approach for outcome measurement
- Conveys a broad focus on occupational performance and offers examples from a wide range of practice settings and from multiple spots throughout the lifespan
- Explains the technical aspects of measurement development and methodologies and which components of functioning are to be measured and how
- Develops an understanding of the theoretical aspects and evidence for both standardized tests and non-standardized tests
Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom.
New in the Third Edition:
- Focus on strengths-based approaches
- Measures health and disability at both individual and population levels using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
- An emphasis on evidence-based practice and using evidence from other disciplines, not just from occupational therapy
- New chapter focused on school-based practice
- New content on reliability, validity, and responsiveness
- New content on goal attainment
- Additional material on decision making in practice
In this changing health care environment, Measuring Occupational Performance: Supporting Best Practice in Occupational Therapy, Third Edition explains how core values and beliefs can be put into everydaypractice and is the essential reference manual for the evidence-based occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant student and practitioner.
Reviews from previous edition:
"Its greatest strength is that the authors have successfully explained complex, material and the theoretical process involved in the easily understood manner. I highly recommend this book not only to occupational therapy students, occupational therapy practitioners, and occupational therapy educators but also to evidence-based practitioners, occupational performance researchers, and health care policyconsultants." - Rekha Chhatre, Revue Canadienne D'Ergotherapie
"This is an excellent reference book for clinicians, academics, and students." - Janet Fricke, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
"This book should be a welcome resource to practitioners because it so well integrates occupational performance measurement and best practice in occupational therapy." - Jeffrey L. Crabtree, MS, OTD, OTR, FAOTA, Occupational Therapy in Health Care"This timely book fills a critical need in occupational therapy education and practice. The authors succeed in making the complex subject of measurement of occupational performance practical and digestible to all. It will be a valuable addition to the library of any student, educator, or practitioner." - Meryl M. Picard, MSW, OTR, Doody Publishing
"The authors intended this second edition book "to be a tool for the student occupational therapist and the practicing therapist as they strive to organize and classify their occupational therapy experiences to best serve their clients". An excellent job has been done of meeting that goal... The book is well written, well organized and easy to read. I recommend it as an excellent resource for new and experiencedoccupational therapists as well as for educators, health care administrators and policy writers." - Phyllis Straathof, Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Mary Law, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), FCAOT, is Professor and Associate Dean of Rehabilitation Science and Co-Director of CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.
Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR/C, FAOTA, is the Elias Michael Director and Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO.
Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy Education at the University of Kansas, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.