Occupational therapy in the promotion of health and the prevention of disease and disability statement.

@article{Brownson2001OccupationalTI,
  title={Occupational therapy in the promotion of health and the prevention of disease and disability statement.},
  author={C. Brownson and M. Scaffa},
  journal={The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association},
  year={2001},
  volume={55 6},
  pages={
          656-60
        }
}
  • C. Brownson, M. Scaffa
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
The purpose of this paper is to describe occupational therapy’s contribution in the areas of health promotion and prevention and is intended for internal and external audiences. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) supports and promotes involvement of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants in the development and provision of health promotion and disease or disability prevention programs and services. 

Topics from this paper

Human occupation for public health promotion: new directions for occupational therapy practice with persons with arthritis.
TLDR
Professional coherence in intervention practices and in reporting of screening, monitoring, and outcome indicators in population-level statistics are proposed that will enable occupational therapy to take an integral role in health promotion for people with chronic diseases (or disorders), including those with arthritis, in the 21st century. Expand
Psychiatrists' Perceptions of Occupational Therapy
Abstract Objective: This study investigated the relationship of psychiatrists' knowledge about occupational therapy and the number of referrals to occupational therapy. Method: Thirty-fourExpand
A phenomenology of occupation-based hand therapy.
TLDR
Findings of this study can assist occupational therapists to develop a more occupation-based intervention program through focusing on occupation- based theory, being intentional, using occupation-focused interventions and building an occupation focused context. Expand
OCCUPATION: A Medium of Inquiry for Students, Faculty & Other Practitioners Advocating for Health through Occupational Studies
TLDR
The overall call to action is supported by the evidence that occupational therapy practitioners are uniquely suited to utilize the power of occupational participation to not only minimize the impact of the disruption, but also to help mend communities that have been divided for the benefit of all who are involved. Expand
Meeting Community-Dwelling Older Adults' Needs Through Community Education Programs
TLDR
Recommendations to gerontic occupational therapists for developing, marketing, and implementing educational programs for community-dwelling older adults are provided. Expand
Cluster-randomised controlled trial of an occupational therapy group intervention for children designed to promote emotional wellbeing: study protocol
TLDR
This is the first cluster-randomised controlled trial to investigate an occupational therapy intervention promoting emotional wellbeing in a non-clinical sample of children and contribute to the limited evidence base for occupational therapists in this field. Expand
AN EXPLORATION OF HOW AND WHY PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS EDUCATE INFANT CAREGIVERS ABOUT POSITIONING
TLDR
Overall, PCPs are educating caregivers about sleep positioning with a high frequency, and there is room for further study of the longterm effects upon child development of extensive supine positioning, as well as potential areas for occupational therapy intervention in the area of preventative education. Expand
Pilot study on occupational therapy and bereaved males : an analysis of coping methods and personality type
The purposes of this pilot study were to: 1) develop a questionnaire for use with a larger sample population in future research, 2) identify coping mechanisms utilized by grieving males, and 3)Expand
New and Expanded Concepts in Neurophysiology, Psychology, and Sociology Complementary to Llorens' Developmental Theory: Achieving Growth and Development through Occupation for Neonatal Infants and their Families
ABSTRACT Introduction: This issue expands the Llorens’ Developmental Theory of Occupational Therapy. Llorens drew from multiple theorists from the disciplines of sociology, neurophysiology, biology,Expand
Engaging Children in Healthy Occupations (ECHO) program development plan

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 19 REFERENCES
Evolving Health Environments and Occupational Therapy: Definitions, Descriptions and Opportunities
TLDR
The objectives of this paper are to review the history of occupational therapy as it relates to recent shifts in thinking about health and health care, to define and describe briefly the relevant health andhealth care terms and concepts, and to illustrate the existing and potential links between the practice of occupational Therapy and these health andHealth care concepts. Expand
Occupational therapy practice: focusing on occupational performance.
  • C. Baum, M. Law
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
  • 1997
TLDR
A focus on occupational performance requires occupational therapy personnel to reframe how the authors think about occupational therapy to a sociomedical context and to take an active role in building healthy communities. Expand
Occupation, Health and Well-Being
Occupational therapists believe that there is a relationship between occupation, health and well-being but there is little evidence in the occupational therapy literature to support this belief. ThisExpand
The Environment: A Focus for Occupational Therapy
Individuals in Canada with a disability encounter environmental constraints that limit their active participation in the daily life of our communities. Fundamental inequities in participation andExpand
Funding community practice: stage 1.
  • C. Brownson
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
  • 1998
TLDR
Two approaches to broadening occupational therapy's role into the community are described and examples of programs and funding sources for each are given. Expand
Rethinking Prevention for People with Disabilities Part II: A Framework for Designing Interventions
TLDR
A method is presented for designing health promotion and preventive services protocols that are inclusive of and sensitive to people with disabilities and include clinical preventive services for individuals and communitybased health promotion strategies. Expand
An occupational perspective of health
TLDR
Clinicians and students of occupational therapy, as well as other professionals working in public health, will benefit from and relate to this admired and essential text. Expand
Occupational Therapy in Community-Based Practice Settings
TLDR
A noted authority in the field introduces you to all aspects of this rapidly expanding field of practice, and you'll be prepared to take on new roles, to take unusual risks, and to envision service in creative ways. Expand
Conceptual Foundations of Occupational Therapy
Section 1: An Overview of Occupational Therapy's Conceptual Foundations Introduction / Organization and Use of Knowledge / The Development of Occupational Therapy's Paradigms / The ContemporaryExpand
Occupational therapy for independent-living older adults. A randomized controlled trial.
TLDR
Significant benefits for the OT preventive treatment group were found across various health, function, and quality-of-life domains, and suggest that preventive health programs based on OT may mitigate against the health risks of older adulthood. Expand
...
1
2
...