Clinical utility of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure in spinal cord injury rehabilitation

Gustafsson, Louise, Mitchell, Genna, Fleming, Jenny and Price, Glenda (2012) Clinical utility of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75 7: 337-342. doi:10.4276/030802212X13418284515910


Author Gustafsson, Louise
Mitchell, Genna
Fleming, Jenny
Price, Glenda
Title Clinical utility of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure in spinal cord injury rehabilitation
Journal name British Journal of Occupational Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0308-0226
1477-6006
Publication date 2012-07-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4276/030802212X13418284515910
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 75
Issue 7
Start page 337
End page 342
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher College of Occupational Therapists
Language eng
Subject 3609 Occupational Therapy
Abstract Introduction: Collaborative goal setting is an important part of the occupational therapy process in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Little is known about the clinical utility of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) with this population, although it has potential advantages over informal methods of goal setting commonly used in a spinal injury unit (SIU). The aim of this study was to investigate the goal setting process and clinical utility of the COPM from the perspective of occupational therapists within a SIU.
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Introduction: Collaborative goal setting is an important part of the occupational therapy process in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Little is known about the clinical utility of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) with this population, although it has potential advantages over informal methods of goal setting commonly used in a spinal injury unit (SIU). The aim of this study was to investigate the goal setting process and clinical utility of the COPM from the perspective of occupational therapists within a SIU.
Method: A focus group was conducted with six occupational therapists working in a SIU to explore their experiences and use of goal setting and the COPM. Inductive thematic analysis identified key themes from their comments.
Findings: Focus group themes were the impact of client adjustment and other factors, organisational and administrative factors, therapist skill level and experience requirements, benefits of the COPM and incorporating the COPM into practice.
Conclusion: Formal goal setting was a concept that was identified as a priority by the participants; however, there were organisational, client and therapist related factors that were considered as both barriers and facilitators to formal goal setting and the use of the COPM in this setting.
Keyword Rehabilitation
Clinical utility
Goal setting
Spinal Cord Injury
Individuals
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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