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BACKGROUND Many stroke survivors report participation challenges. Occupational Performance Coaching for stroke survivors (OPC-Stroke) is designed to assist stroke survivors to develop the ability to plan and manage engagement in occupation. This approach combines emotional support, individualized education, and goal-focused problem solving to promote(More)
Spontaneous or therapy-induced depigmentation in patients with melanoma has long been considered a favourable prognostic indicator. In this report, we isolated T cells infiltrating the depigmented skin of an HLA-A2+/DR4+ patient with melanoma, and detected a very high frequency of CD8+ T cells specific for melanocortin receptor 1 (MC1R), a hormone receptor(More)
In this paper, Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC) is presented as a means whereby occupational therapists can support parents in achieving goals for themselves and their children. OPC is a coaching intervention that assists parents to recognise and implement social and physical environment changes that support more successful occupational performance(More)
BACKGROUND Student occupational therapists experience particular challenges in the learning and practicing of occupation-centred practice (OCP) techniques with children. PURPOSE This study aimed to identify factors that facilitate mastery of OCP from both students' and practice educators' perspectives. METHODS Nine student occupational therapists and(More)
Study aim and location Many populations of highly mobile marine fishes, including large sharks, are experiencing declines. The benefits of spatial management zones, such as marine protected areas (MPAs), for such animals are unclear. To help fill this knowledge gap, we examined core habitat use areas (CHUAs) for bull (Carcharhinus leucas), great hammerhead(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Evidence-based practice is internationally recognised as an essential component of contemporary occupational therapy, and as being critical to the future of the profession. However, its uptake by therapists has been modest with barriers such as therapists attitudes, skills and organisational support frequently cited. This study explored New(More)
This study explores the use of occupational performance coaching (OPC) with three parent-child dyads using descriptive case study methodology. OPC is a parent-directed intervention in which parents are coached to improve their own or their children's performance in home and community contexts. In this study, parent and child performance was examined using a(More)
This study examined the perceived availability and helpfulness of supports used by caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in New Zealand, particularly for caregivers who are Māori, and who live rurally. Caregivers (N = 92) completed the Family Support Scale with comparisons analysed using t tests. Free text comments were invited and analysed(More)