Occupational Therapy International

Outcome Measures and Assessment Tools in Occupational Therapy


Publishing date
01 Aug 2020
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
10 Apr 2020

1Department of Public Health, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

2Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

3Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital, Rome, Italy

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Outcome Measures and Assessment Tools in Occupational Therapy

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More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

In rehabilitation context, outcome measures are frequently used to assess the characteristics of inpatients and outpatients before any intervention and determine whether patients have made meaningful changes in their recovery process and may influence the intensity and duration of care. Researchers use outcome measures during the investigation of the efficacy and effectiveness of a given treatment intervention, in observational studies as well as in research studies, such as outcome research and randomized control trials.

In literature, a strong heterogeneity of validated tools among various national contexts can be seen. This heterogeneity can be assumed to have a positive meaning if one thinks about the multiple needs of the clinical context; however, clinicians have conflicting or incomplete information available to use when making decisions in patient care. Furthermore, the lack of consistency and the deficiency of standardization in outcome assessment have hindered comparative research and meta-analysis.

This certainly leads to improve the tools to be more suitable for various cultural contexts. Further investigation of outcome measures would benefit patients, researchers, and clinicians. It is important for the development of clinical practice and research that practical and appropriate measures are universally accepted; this would allow comparisons and meta-analysis of high-quality randomized controlled trials.

Therefore, the aim of this Special Issue is to provide clinicians and researchers with evidence-based recommendations regarding what outcome measures should be used in occupational therapy and rehabilitation, attracting review articles which describe the current state of the art and validation studies that culturally adapt current assessment tools providing new information about psychometric properties of existing or new assessment tools.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis of existing assessment tools in occupational therapy
  • Validation studies of existing assessment tools
  • Psychometric studies measuring psychometric characteristics of assessment tools
  • Comparative studies of different assessment tools measuring the same area
  • Cross-sectional studies for cultural adaptation in specific countries of assessment tools

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9475025
  • - Corrigendum

Corrigendum to “A Systematic Review on Clinimetric Properties of Play Instruments for Occupational Therapy Practice”

Muhammad Hibatullah Romli | Farahiyah Wan Yunus
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8916541
  • - Research Article

Crosscultural Validation of the Community Integration Questionnaire–Revised in an Italian Population

Melissa Ioncoli | Anna Berardi | ... | Giovanni Galeoto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8914372
  • - Research Article

Cognitive Assessments Used in Occupational Therapy Practice: A Global Perspective

Fahad S. Manee | Mohammed Shaban Nadar | ... | Mehdi Rassafiani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 2490519
  • - Review Article

A Systematic Review on Clinimetric Properties of Play Instruments for Occupational Therapy Practice

Muhammad Hibatullah Romli | Farahiyah Wan Yunus
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 1250801
  • - Research Article

Effects of a Cognitive-Functional Intervention Method on Improving Executive Function and Self-Directed Learning in School-Aged Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Single-Subject Design Study

Mi Ji Kim | Hae Yean Park | ... | Jung-Ran Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 5168457
  • - Review Article

The Usefulness of the Pressure Algometer in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Orofacial Pain Patients: A Systematic Review

Agata Kamińska | Bartosz Dalewski | Ewa Sobolewska
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 2387378
  • - Research Article

Characteristics Associated with the Differential Activity of Nondominant and Dominant Affected Hands in Patients with Poststroke Right Hemiparesis

Jen-Pei Lee | Shuya Chen | ... | Wen-Dien Chang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9573950
  • - Research Article

Looking into the Content of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM): A Danish Cross-Sectional Study

Anette Enemark Larsen | Sonja Wehberg | Jeanette Reffstrup Christensen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 1309104
  • - Research Article

The Validity of the Danish Version of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure

Anette Enemark Larsen | Sonja Wehberg | Jeanette Reffstrup Christensen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 2561703
  • - Research Article

Knowledge about Computer Vision Syndrome among Bank Workers in Gondar City, Northwest Ethiopia

Getasew Alemu Mersha | Mohammed Seid Hussen | ... | Melkamu Temeselew Tegene
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