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Effectiveness of occupational therapy evaluations within a System for Prevention of Deterioration of Health Status Hiromi Nakamura-Thomas 1 , Hironori Kawamata 2 , Mihoko Matsurnoto 3 , Norio Suzuki 4 , Makoto Kyougoku 5 1Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Welfare, Saitama Prefectural University 2Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University 3Shiga Medical Centerf or Adults 4School of Technology for Social Medicine 5Graduate School of Health Science, Kibi International University(Former affiliation; School of Technology for Social Medicine) Keyword: 地域支援事業 , 評価 , 作業療法士 , (評価ッール) , System for Prevention of Deterioration of Health Status , Evaluation , Occupational therapy , Evaluation tools pp.290-298
Published Date 2010/6/15
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 The purpose of this study was to analyze the present condition of the initial evaluation tools used by occupational therapists within a system of Prevention of Deterioration of Health Status. 41 occupational therapists responded to a questionnaire sent nationwide to 895 public facilities using the unsigned mailing detention method. The following four insights were obtained from the subjects: 1) 36 facilities (90%) implemented initial evaluations, 2) structured evaluations such as physical and precognitive functions and Activities of Daily Living (ADL) were implemented in most of the facilities, 3) hobbies or interests, personal histories and roles were reported by many facilities as initial evaluation items, although no specific tool directly reflecting occupational therapy was identified within those initial evaluation items and 4) problems emerged because of the gap between reported initial evaluation items and no reported tools for hobbies or interests, personal histories and roles. The study indicates that during the initial evaluation, occupational therapists are required to utilize the specific tools relating to patients' interests, life histories and roles which directly reflect occupational therapy, in addition to evaluating physical and precognitive functions and ADL.


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電子版ISSN 印刷版ISSN 0289-4920 日本作業療法士協会

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