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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10540/220251
Title:
Evaluating outcomes of therapies offered by occupational therapists in adult mental health
Authors:
Samsonraj, Rajkumar S.P.; Loughran, Michael F.E.; Secker, Jenny
Affiliation:
South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation trust; Anglia Ruskin University
Reference:
Samsonraj, R.S.P., Loughran, M.F.E. and Secker, J., 2012. Evaluating outcomes of therapies offered by occupational therapists in adult mental health. Journal of Mental Health, 00(0), pp.1-8.
Publisher:
Informa Healthcare
Journal:
Journal of Mental Health
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10540/220251
DOI:
10.3109/09638237.2011.638000
Additional Links:
http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/09638237.2011.638000
Abstract:
Background: Attitudes towards the use of outcome measures by professionals working in mental health have been shown to be variable. Occupational therapists appear to have difficulty specifying goals and measuring the outcomes of interventions. Aims: To measure the outcomes of therapies offered by occupational therapists and to assess concurrent validity of the Van du Toit Model of Creative Ability (VdT MoCA) assessment. Method: The Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF), VdT MoCA assessment and Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) were used. Changes in mean scores on the measures were assessed using appropriate tests. Correlations between measures were assessed using Spearman’s non-parametric test. Results: Mean post-therapy scores were significantly higher than pre-therapy scores on all three measures. VdT MoCA assessment scores pre- and post-therapy were highly correlated with GAF scores. The COPM outcome scores were uncorrelated with VdT MoCA assessment and GAF scores. Conclusions: The results offer a promising indication that occupational therapy interventions may increase functioning and thus aid clients’ recovery. The VdT MoCA assessment is promising as a measure of improvement in functioning. Further research is needed to confirm these results and to further explore issues around occupational therapists’ use of outcome measures.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
occupational therapy; outcome studies; mental health
ISSN:
0963-8237; 1360-0567

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dc.contributor.authorSamsonraj, Rajkumar S.P.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorLoughran, Michael F.E.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSecker, Jennyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-24T12:38:12Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-24T12:38:12Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationSamsonraj, R.S.P., Loughran, M.F.E. and Secker, J., 2012. Evaluating outcomes of therapies offered by occupational therapists in adult mental health. Journal of Mental Health, 00(0), pp.1-8.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0963-8237-
dc.identifier.issn1360-0567-
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/09638237.2011.638000-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10540/220251-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Attitudes towards the use of outcome measures by professionals working in mental health have been shown to be variable. Occupational therapists appear to have difficulty specifying goals and measuring the outcomes of interventions. Aims: To measure the outcomes of therapies offered by occupational therapists and to assess concurrent validity of the Van du Toit Model of Creative Ability (VdT MoCA) assessment. Method: The Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF), VdT MoCA assessment and Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) were used. Changes in mean scores on the measures were assessed using appropriate tests. Correlations between measures were assessed using Spearman’s non-parametric test. Results: Mean post-therapy scores were significantly higher than pre-therapy scores on all three measures. VdT MoCA assessment scores pre- and post-therapy were highly correlated with GAF scores. The COPM outcome scores were uncorrelated with VdT MoCA assessment and GAF scores. Conclusions: The results offer a promising indication that occupational therapy interventions may increase functioning and thus aid clients’ recovery. The VdT MoCA assessment is promising as a measure of improvement in functioning. Further research is needed to confirm these results and to further explore issues around occupational therapists’ use of outcome measures.en_GB
dc.publisherInforma Healthcareen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/09638237.2011.638000en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Mental Healthen_GB
dc.subjectoccupational therapyen_GB
dc.subjectoutcome studiesen_GB
dc.subjectmental healthen_GB
dc.titleEvaluating outcomes of therapies offered by occupational therapists in adult mental health-
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSouth Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation trusten_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAnglia Ruskin Universityen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Mental Healthen_GB
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