A framework for systematically improving occupational therapy expert opinions on work capacity

Allen, M. M., Carlson, G. M., Ownsworth, T. and Strong, J (2006) A framework for systematically improving occupational therapy expert opinions on work capacity. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 53 4: 293-301. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1630.2006.00582.x


Author Allen, M. M.
Carlson, G. M.
Ownsworth, T.
Strong, J
Title A framework for systematically improving occupational therapy expert opinions on work capacity
Journal name Australian Occupational Therapy Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0045-0766
1440-1630
Publication date 2006-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2006.00582.x
Volume 53
Issue 4
Start page 293
End page 301
Total pages 9
Editor J. Frikke
Place of publication Melbourne
Publisher Blackwell
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
321024 Rehabilitation and Therapy - Occupational and Physical
730303 Occupational, speech and physiotherapy
Abstract Aim: To present an evidence-based framework to improve the quality of occupational therapy expert opinions on work capacity for litigation, compensation and insurance purposes. Methods: Grounded theory methodology was used to collect and analyse data from a sample of 31 participants, comprising 19 occupational therapists, 6 medical specialists and 6 lawyers. A focused semistructured interview was completed with each participant. In addition, 20 participants verified the key findings. Results: The framework is contextualised within a medicolegal system requiring increasing expertise. The framework consists of (i) broad professional development strategies and principles, and (ii) specific strategies and principles for improving opinions through reporting and assessment practices. Conclusions: The synthesis of the participants' recommendations provides systematic guidelines for improving occupational therapy expert opinion on work capacity.
Keyword continuing education
expert opinion
medicolegal aspects
professional education
work capacity evaluation
Q-Index Code C1

 
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