This study examines the feasibility of study procedures and explored the potential efficacy of Occupational Performance Coaching for stroke survivors (OPC–Stroke), an intervention designed to improve participation after stroke. In this pilot randomized controlled trial, 21 participants were randomized to receive the intervention or usual care. Recruitment, retention, and outcome completion rates were calculated. Direction of change and effect sizes were examined for the outcomes of participation, goal performance and satisfaction, goal self-efficacy, emotional well-being, and cognition.
Dorothy Kessler, PhD, is Postdoctoral Fellow, Bruye`re Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Mary Egan, PhD, is Professor, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
1. List various outcomes measures and evidence-based interventions appropriate for addressing restricted participation for stroke survivors
2. Explain the process of Occupational Performance Coaching and desired outcomes
3. Discuss the potential efficacy of Occupational Performance Coaching as an occupational therapy intervention to improve participation after stroke
Learning Level: Intermediate
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants
Content Focus: Category 1: Domain of OT; Category 2: OT Process: Intervention