Top-down or bottom-up occupational therapy assessment: Which way do we go?

Brown, Ted and Chien, Chi-Wen (Will) (2010) Top-down or bottom-up occupational therapy assessment: Which way do we go?. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73 3: 95-95. doi:10.4276/030802210X12682330090334

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Author Brown, Ted
Chien, Chi-Wen (Will)
Title Top-down or bottom-up occupational therapy assessment: Which way do we go?
Journal name British Journal of Occupational Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0308-0226
1477-6006
Publication date 2010-03-01
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.4276/030802210X12682330090334
Volume 73
Issue 3
Start page 95
End page 95
Total pages 1
Editor Upma Barnett
Place of publication SouthWark, London, U.K.
Publisher College of Occupational Therapists
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Using either a top-down or a bottom-up approach has been introduced to occupational therapy assessment and there has been a long debate about which approach is the most appropriate for contemporary occupational therapy practice (Weinstock-Zlotnick and Hinojosa 2004).

Since therapists can adopt a bottom-up, a top-down or a mixed directional approach to clients’ assessment, it is important to be cognisant of both assessment approaches and the implications associated with each. Occupational therapists should decide which assessment direction is the most appropriate so as to ensure the provision of high quality, client-centred services.
© The College of Occupational Therapists Ltd.
Keyword Assessment
Occupational performance
Top-down and bottom-up assessments
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Editorial
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