Associations between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and cognitive domain performance of people living with mild cognitive impairment in the community
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by Jane Hopkins, Joanne McVeigh, Keith Hill, Kathryn A. Ellis, Angela Jacques, Elissa Burton
3d ago
Abstract Introduction Physical activity is known to positively influence cognitive performance. For adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the relationship between physical activity levels and cognitive performance is unknown. This cross-sectional study aimed to determine if cognitive performance [as measured by the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)] of people living in the community with MCI is associated with their physical activity levels or sedentary behaviour. Methods ActivPAL™ accelerometers were used to objectively measure physical activity and sedentary behaviour for seven ful ..read more
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The ability of government policy to further promote the progression of enabling technologies for people living with disability
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by Natalie Chu, Rosalind Bye, David Lim
1w ago
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Occupational Performance Coaching for parents of picky eaters: A mixed methods study
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by Laine B. Chilman, Pamela J. Meredith, Nicole Southon, Ann Kennedy‐Behr, Thuy Frakking, Libby Swanepoel, Michèle Verdonck
3w ago
Abstract Background/Aim Picky eating is a common childhood phenomenon that impacts many families' occupations surrounding mealtimes. Evidence of the effectiveness of Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC) for caregivers of children suggests it may represent a useful occupation-focused intervention for parents of picky eaters. Using an OPC-targeted intervention, this study aims to report preliminary effectiveness, explore the experience of parents' participation, and investigate factors that influence the OPC intervention. Methods This study used an explanatory mixed-method design. Parent part ..read more
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Exploring the role of palliative care occupational therapists in supporting compassionate communities in end‐of‐life care
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by Samantha Smith, Daniel Lowrie, Nathan Dawes
3w ago
Abstract Introduction The compassionate communities' movement is a public health approach to end-of-life care that emphasises the integral role of communities in supporting and caring for dying persons and their informal carers. Although occupational therapists have well-established roles in palliative care teams, little is known about their potential in assisting in the formation and maintenance of compassionate communities. Method Data were gathered via semi-structured interviews with nine Australian occupational therapists with experience in specialist palliative care. Interview questions w ..read more
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Prevalence of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction in electrical utility workers: Practical considerations for prevention and rehabilitation in the workplace
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by Shane Rogerson, Mike Climstein, Rudi Meir, Zachary Crowley‐McHattan, Neil Chapman
1M ago
Abstract Introduction This study assessed the prevalence and associations of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction in electrical utility workers, with the aim of applying the findings to better prevent and rehabilitate workplace musculoskeletal disorders. Methods Employees completed an online survey recording their musculoskeletal symptoms across nine anatomical locations for the preceding 12 months. A total of 565 employees, working across eight different electrical utility organisational work units, completed the survey. Consumer and Community Involvement The study was collaborative and condu ..read more
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Occupations and occupational therapy practice with Chinese older adults living with life‐limiting illnesses in Singapore: A focus group study
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by Geck Hoon Lim, Celine Yong, Lauren J. Breen, Sharon Keesing, Angus Buchanan
1M ago
Abstract Introduction While Singapore is rapidly ageing and the need for palliative care services is projected to rise, there has been limited exploration of the occupations of Chinese older adults with life-limiting conditions. This study is the third in a series of three studies aimed to address this issue. This study also sought to discuss future directions for occupational therapy practice with Chinese older adults living with life-limiting illnesses in Singapore. Method The study adopted a qualitative exploratory design using focus groups. Participants were recruited using convenience and ..read more
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Enhancing inclusive and visible consumer authorship: Recommendations for research and publishing practice
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by Louise Gustafsson, Ruth Cox, Elizabeth Miller
1M ago
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The use of practice evidence by Australian occupational therapists: Perspectives and actions
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by Craig Greber, Stephen Isbel
1M ago
Abstract Introduction Evidence-based practice supports clinical decision-making by using multiple sources of evidence arising from research and practice. Research evidence develops through empirical study while practice evidence arises through clinical experience, client preferences, and the practice context. Although occupational therapists have embraced the paradigm of evidence-based practice, some studies have identified limits in the availability and use of research, which can lead to reliance on other forms of evidence. This study aimed to understand how Australian occupational therapists ..read more
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Exploring occupational therapy practice in Australian residential aged care facilities: A cross‐sectional survey
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by Donna Rooney, Tammy Aplin, Sally Bennett, Dorcas Simin Gui, Theresa Scott
1M ago
Abstract Introduction Occupational therapy in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) can enhance residents' occupational engagement and wellbeing. However, industry reports suggest that occupational therapists in Australian RACFs have mostly provided physical therapies such as pain management via massage and not addressed residents' occupations. There is limited literature on what constitutes occupational therapists' practice in RACFs to inform policy and practice. The aim of this cross-sectional survey was to explore practice patterns of occupational therapists working in Australian RACFs a ..read more
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