Review of occupational therapy intervention research in the practice area of children and youth 2009-2013
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

PURPOSE. We conducted a systematic review examining the extent to which pediatric intervention research recently published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy reflects occupational therapy's holistic occupation-based tenets. METHOD. We surveyed 10 systematic reviews and analyzed 38 single effectiveness studies for intervention approach, type, level of environmental targeting, level of occupational task and participation practice, and measures used. RESULTS. Of the 38 single effectiveness studies, 12 (32%) explicitly incorporated both environmental targets of intervention and practice of complex or in vivo occupational tasks, with steady increases during the 2009-2013 time frame. CONCLUSION. In the area of children and youth, occupational therapy is making steady gains in reflecting and demonstrating the effectiveness of the profession's holistic, occupation-based tenets. Occupational therapy researchers must be mindful to ensure that despite the reductionist nature of intervention research, interventions reflect the profession's holistic understanding of the interplay between the child, environment, and occupations.

Author(s): 
Kreider, Consuelo M.
Bendixen, Roxanna M.
Huang, Yu Yun
Lim, Yoonjeong
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
Journal Abbreviation: 
Am J Occup Ther
Publication Date: 
2014-04
Publication Year: 
2014
Pages: 
e61-73
Volume: 
68
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
1943-7676
DOI: 
10.5014/ajot.2014.011114
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 24581415 PMCID: PMC5362028

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Consuelo M. Kreider, Roxanna M. Bendixen, Yu Yun Huang and Yoonjeong Lim. 2014-04. "Review of occupational therapy intervention research in the practice area of children and youth 2009-2013." The American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association 68: 2: e61-73. 10.5014/ajot.2014.011114.

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