Occupational Therapists Report Increased Use of Outcome Measures after Participation in an Education Programme

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This before-and-after study involved 36 occupational therapists who attended a one-day workshop on outcome measurement. The participants were given nine ready-to-use outcome measures and follow-up support. Outcome measure use was evaluated after 4 months using a self-report questionnaire. The proportion of therapists reporting use of outcome measures increased from 65.7% at baseline (23/36 participants) to 91.4% at 4 months post-workshop (32/35 participants). There was a small increase in the range of outcome measures used across the sample, from 15 at baseline to 18 after 4 months. Although the proportion of therapists measuring outcomes improved markedly after 4 months, it is not known if these behaviours were maintained in the longer term.


Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: November 1, 2007

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  • The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) is the official journal of the College of Occupational Therapists. Its purpose is to publish articles relevant to theory, practice, research, education and management in occupational therapy internationally.

    BJOT publishes research articles, critical reviews, practice analyses, opinion pieces, editorials, letters to the editor, book reviews and an annual index. Please refer to the author's guide at http://www.cot.co.uk/british-journal-bjot/british-journal-occupational-therapy

    Submissions can be made at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bjot

    The 2013 Impact Factor for The British Journal of Occupational Therapy is 0.897.

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