Earn CE Credit With AJOT Articles!
Learn about tested treatment strategies by reading AJOT articles in your area of practice. Become an evidence-based practitioner and demonstrate your knowledge by passing the course exam. Articles have been selected for their relevance to practice, fresh ideas, and strong evidence supporting treatment and the distinct value of OT.
Earn .1 AOTA CEU (1.25 NBCOT PDU/1 contact hour)
This systematic review presents research on the effectiveness of occupation- and activity-based interventions to improve everyday activities and areas of occupation and social participation for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Nineteen studies were reviewed and synthesized into five themes: (1) multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary treatment approaches, (2) community based rehabilitation programs, (3) treatment approaches using client-centered goals and relevant contexts, (4) social skills training and peer mentoring interventions, and (5) community mobility interventions. Evidence supports the use of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches across a variety of settings, with no single treatment approach or setting clearly superior to another. The specific contributions of occupational therapy practitioners and the nature of occupational therapy interventions have not been well studied, making it difficult to determine the extent to which occupation- and activity-based interventions provided by occupational therapy practitioners improve occupational performance and social participation after TBI.
Janet M. Powell, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Associate Professor and Head, Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of
Washington, Seattle; Timothy J. Rich, MOT, OTR/L, is Doctoral Student in Rehabilitation Science, University of Washington, and Occupational Therapist, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Elizabeth K. Wise, MOT, OTR/L, is Occupational Therapist, Bonner General Health, Sandpoint, ID.
Following this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Describe deficits in occupational performance and social participation that may occur as a result of traumatic brain injury [TBI]
2. Identify various interventions and approaches that are used to improve occupational performance and social participation for persons with traumatic brain injury
3. Discuss the effectiveness of occupation and activity-based interventions to improve occupational performance and social participation for adult occupational therapy clients with traumatic brain injury
Exam questions for this course authored by Marie Morreale, OTR/L, CHT
Learning Level: Intermediate
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants
Content Focus: Category 1: Domain of OT; Category 2: OT Process: Intervention
Powell, J. M., Rich, T. J., & Wise, E. K. (2016). Effectiveness of occupation- and activity-based interventions to improve everyday activities and social participation for people with traumatic brain injury: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70, 7003180040. http://dx.doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2016.020909