Trish M Wielandt

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PURPOSE This study investigated the ability of client-, assistive technology (AT)- and intervention-related factors to predict the post-discharge use of rails and bathing, toileting and dressing AT, which had been recommended by an occupational therapist during hospitalisation. METHOD A prospective correlational study involving interviews conducted pre(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study sought to identify the work destinations of graduates and ascertain their perceived preparedness for practice from a regional occupational therapy program, which had been specifically developed to support the health requirements of northern Australians by having an emphasis on rural practice. DESIGN Self-report questionnaires(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the post-rehabilitation experiences of First Nations persons with spinal cord injury who returned to live on reserve using a wheelchair. METHOD A phenomenological approach with purposive sampling was employed to recruit participants with spinal cord injuries who used a wheelchair and lived(More)
BACKGROUND As the population ages, the demand for health care services will increase. Evidence suggests that the pervasive negative societal beliefs regarding aging and older persons are also found among occupational therapy students and practitioners. These attitudes can negatively affect healthcare service provision. PURPOSE To determine the strength of(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary aim of the study was to explore the current practice of occupational therapists when assessing standing performance during Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs). METHODS A semi-structured interview was conducted with occupational therapists and the participants were interviewed using both open and closed questions. PARTICIPANTS A(More)
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