AJOT CE: Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) in Primary Care: A Profile of Practice
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Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2018

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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.

Credit: Earn .1 AOTA CEU (1.25 NBCOT PDU/1 contact hour)

 

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE. This study aimed to understand how the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure

(COPM) can be used as an outcome measure in primary care and to identify the occupational performance

profiles in this setting.

 

METHOD. First, the COPM was administered to all eligible clients at two sites. Second, a focus group with participating occupational therapists explored the feasibility of using the COPM in primary care.

RESULTS. A total of 161 COPMs were initially administered. Self-care goals were identified most frequently (n 5 248), followed by productivity (n 5 229) and leisure (n 5 179) goals (total goals 5 656). Mean initial performance and satisfactions scores were 3.2 and 2.8, respectively. The average change (n 5 22) scores were 2.1 and 2.6, respectively.

CONCLUSION. The COPM is an invaluable tool to guide initial assessments and offer an occupation focused lens. Given the lifespan approach and an emphasis on screening and assessment, the challenge was finding the opportunity for re-administration.

 

Authors:

Catherine Donnelly, PhD, OT Reg (Ont.), is Associate Professor, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; Catherine.donnelly@queensu.ca

 

Colleen O’Neill, BSc (OT), OT Reg (Ont.), is Occupational Therapist, McMaster Family Health Team, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

 

Martha Bauer, BSc (OT), OT Reg (Ont.), is Occupational Therapist, McMaster Family Health Team, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

 

Lori Letts, PhD, OT Reg (Ont.), is Associate Dean, Occupational Therapy Program, and Professor, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

 

 

Learning Objectives:

Identify characteristics of primary care and the occupational profiles in this setting.

 

Explain occupational therapy’s role in primary care and the need for meaningful and standardized generic outcome measures that are occupation-focused and can demonstrate the unique benefits of occupational therapy in this setting.

 

Discuss how the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) can be used in primary care as an outcome measure and discuss the benefits and challenges of its use in this setting

 

CE Find Key Words: Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, COPM, Primary Care, Occupational Profile

 

Learning Level: Advanced

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

Content Focus: Category 1: Domain of OT; Category 2: OT Process: Intervention

Reference Information:

Donnelly, C., O’Neill, C., Bauer, M., & Letts, L. (2017). Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) in primary care: A profile of practice. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71, 7106265010. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.020008