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Occupational therapy in emergency departments: Australian practice.
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Practice patterns of OT services in Australian emergency departments were consistently focussed on functional assessment and provision of interventions such as equipment prescription, patient education and referral to community and support services to ensure safe discharge or inform inpatient admission decisions. Expand
The effectiveness of external sensory cues in improving functional performance in individuals with Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review with meta-analysis
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Evidence of an improvement in ADL performance in general in individuals with Parkinson’s disease is provided and it is recommended that clinicians incorporate external sensory into a training programme focused on improving daily task performance. Expand
Sensory-Based Intervention for Children with Behavioral Problems: A Systematic Review
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Evidence concerning the effectiveness of sensory-based interventions remains unclear and more research is required for determining the appropriate intervention for children with behavioral problems. Expand
Who's next? Referral prioritisation criteria for home care occupational therapy
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This study identified 48 main categories of referral prioritisation criteria, but only nine of them were present in the majority of tools, and they were not present in either the urgent or low-priority categories. Expand
Continuing professional development for occupational therapy emergency department services.
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Australian occupational therapists in emergency departments need specialised CPD opportunities and the information needs and strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats provide a CPD topic planning guide. Expand
Functional assessments utilised in emergency departments: a systematic review.
TLDR
The ISAR or TRST are suitable for fast screening, whereas the OARS or FSAS-ED are more suitable for a comprehensive understanding of functional performance. Expand
Occupational Therapy Research Priorities in Mental Health
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This study used a Delphi survey method to identify research priorities of occupational therapists working in mental health and found consensus research priorities were obtained in six areas: research of value to clients, research related to providing community care for clients, and research that facilitates health promotion and disease prevention. Expand
Effectiveness of interventions for co‐residing family caregivers of people with dementia: Systematic review and meta‐analysis
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The literature presents a trend that multicomponent interventions consisting of a combination of counselling, support groups, education, stress and mood management or telephone support are important strategies within an effective multicomponents intervention. Expand
Development and initial validity of the in‐hand manipulation assessment
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Face and content validity were established in this new IHM assessment for adults with impaired hand function based on expert opinion and further studies to examine psychometric properties and use within clinical practice are recommended. Expand
The efficacy of cognitive interventions on the performance of instrumental activities of daily living in individuals with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia: protocol for a systematic review
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This systematic review and meta-analysis will determine the effectiveness of cognitive interventions in maintaining or improving the performance of IADL in individuals with MCI or mild dementia and inform rehabilitation professionals of the most effective cognitive interventions to be implemented into clinical practice. Expand
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