Studies on the professional roles of occupational therapists in a rehabilitation ward during the recovery phase : A survey of occupational therapists Yuki Choji 1 , Junichi Shimizu 2 1Saiseikai Kanazawa Hospital 2Tokyo University of Technology Keyword: 回復期リハビリテーション , 作業療法 , 役割 , Recovery phase rehabilitation , Occupational therapy , Role pp.227-237
Published Date 2015/6/15
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 The purpose of the study is to clarify the relevance of practice and self-image of occupational therapists (OT). Method : A questionnaire was used with OTs that are registered with the recovery phase rehabilitation ward association in a hospital in the Hokuriku region. The questionnaire consisted of 25 items, and were collected anonymously. This study was performed with the approval of the Kanazawa University medical ethics review committee. Results : Of the 26 facilities which were requested to participate, 20 agreed, and 100 of the 158 OTs to whom the questionnaires were sent completed the questionnaire. 31 of the subjects were male and 69 were female, and 53% of the respondents had less than 5 years' experience. 48% of the patients had cerebrovascular disease and 41% suffered from motor disorders. The items in which OTs had a low self-image of their professional role were articulation & swallowing, lower limbs, and medication management. The items in which there was were few roles for the OTs were articulation & swallowing, medication management, and finance management. Degree of alignment of OT practice with self-image the OT's professional roles was high in 20 items (K≧0.81) : skilled movement, upper limbs, articulation & swallowing, trunk, lower limbs, physical endurance, cognition, psychology, eating, grooming, dressing, bathing, toileting, bed activity, transfer, ambulation, wheelchair, cooking and cleaning, outdoor locomotion, bridging the gap between Capability-ADL and Performance-ADL, medication management, life rhythm management, and value/interest/custom/role. The low degree of alignment in the remaining 2 items (reinstatement, finance management) may be due to the small number of patients who were influenced by them.

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