December 2018

December is a time for the COPM authors to wish all the readers of this newsletter Happy Holidays and a Peaceful and Healthy New Year.

December is also the month that allows an opportunity to examine the past year of COPM papers published in the research literature. The following is a small selection that might be of interest to you. What is noticeable is that occupational therapists and others throughout the world are contributing to practice research using the COPM to determine treatment effectiveness, or comparing two different interventions with clients who have a variety of medical diagnoses. 

Hooray for client-centred practice! Enjoy reading and discovering.

Schiavi, M., Costi, S., Pellegrini, M., Formisano, D., Borghi, S. & Fugazzaro, D.(2018). Occupational therapy for complex inpatients with stroke: identification of occupational needs in post-acute rehabilitation setting.  Disability and Rehabilitation, 40(9), 1026-1032.

Connolly, D., Anderson, M., Colgan, M., Montgomery, J., Clarke, J. & Kinsella, M. (2018). The impact of a primary care stress management and wellbeing programme (RENEW) on occupational participation: A pilot study. British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Anaby, D.R., Law, M., Feldman, D., Majnemer, A., & Avery, L. (2018). The effectiveness of the Pathways and Resources for Engagement and Participation (PREP) intervention: improving participation of adolescents with physical disabilities.  Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 60(5), 513-519.

Wallis, K., Sutton, D., & Bassett., S. (2017). Sensory modulation for people with anxiety in a community mental health setting. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 34(2), 122-137.

Reidy, T.G., Naber, E., & Stashinko, E. (2018). Participation is the goal: Canadian Occupational Performance Measure changes after constraint-induced movement therapy. (2018). Annals of International Occupational Therapy, 1(1), 7-14.
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