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Occupational Therapy

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  1. The lived experience of working as a musician with an injury

    Title: The lived experience of working as a musician with an injury
    Creator: Guptill, Christine A.
    Description: Abstract. Objective: Research and clinical experience have shown that musicians are at risk of acquiring playing-related injuries. This paper explores findings from a qualitative research study examining the lived experience of professional instrumental musicians with playing-related injuries, which has thus far been missing from the performing arts health literature. Methodology: This study employed a phenomenological methodology influenced by vanManen to examine the lived experiences of professional musicians with playing-related injuries. Participants and Methods: Ten professional musicians in Ontario, Canada were interviewed about their experiences as musicians with playing-related injuries. Six of the participants later attended a focus group where preliminary findings were presented. Results: The findings demonstrate a need for education about risk and prevention of injuries that could be satisfied by healthcare professionals and music educators. Conclusions: The practice and training of healthcare professionals should include the “tactful” (van Manen) delivery of care for this important and vulnerable population.
    Subjects: musician injury work phenomenology
    Date Created: 2011
  2. The lived experience of professional musicians with playing-related injuries: A phenomenological inquiry

    Title: The lived experience of professional musicians with playing-related injuries: A phenomenological inquiry
    Creator: Guptill, Christine A.
    Description: The purpose of this study was to understand the lived experience of professional instrumental musicians who have experienced playing-related injuries. The study used a hermeneutic phenomenological methodology developed to examine this lived experience. In-depth interviews were conducted with 10 professional musicians, followed by a focus group where preliminary findings were presented to participants and their feedback was sought. Other sources of lived experience included participant-observation by the researcher, who is a musician and has experienced injuries, and biographic and artistic representations of musical performance and its loss, including literature, films, and television. The findings were summarized in a visual representation unique to this study. The representation illustrates three roles—musician, worker, and teacher—that are participated in, and disrupted by, the experience of being injured. In addition, the experience of a playing-related injury takes place within the context of a healthcare system which was perceived as insufficient to meet their needs: specialized care was rarely available and, if available, was not local or timely; treatment operated on a fee-for-service model when many musicians had meagre incomes and lacked coverage for these services; and treatment provided often failed to allow musicians to continue to perform at the level they had previously achieved. Finally, the representation illustrated four existentials— lived time, space, body and social relations—that permeated the experience. This study suggests that improvements to healthcare delivery and education of musicians, music teachers, and healthcare professionals are needed.
    Subjects: musician, injury, phenomenology
    Date Created: 2011
  3. An Occupational Study of Physical Playing-related Injuries in College Music Students

    Title: An Occupational Study of Physical Playing-related Injuries in College Music Students
    Creator: Guptill, Christine A.
    Description: Several studies have been conducted on the playingrelated physical injuries of college music students. In this study, a client-centered, occupation-based survey was administered to music majors at a large midwestern university. The primary objectives of the study were to examine which health professionals were consulted by this population, and to determine student satisfaction with any treatment they might have received. Secondary objectives included evaluating students’ perceptions of the need for professionals with specialized knowledge of music and musicians, and examining the lifetime prevalence of playing-related injuries in this population. The survey response rate was 92.3% (108/117). Ninety-three respondents (87.7%) of 106 indicated that they had experienced playing-related injuries at some time in their lives. Forty-four percent of students who reported playing-related injuries had consulted health professionals (41/93), while only 24.7% had sought treatment from health professionals. Of the 93 students who reported a playing-related injury, 41.9% (39) had consulted either an occupational therapist, a physical therapist, or an athletic trainer, compared with 58.1% who had consulted other health care professionals listed in the questionnaire. 86.9% of the students were satisfied with the treatment they received, and those who felt better immediately after treatment were also more likely to feel better at the time of the study. The majority of the respondents (79%) felt that musical knowledge was important in health professionals who might treat their injuries. Occupational therapy, an allied health profession that has a holistic and client-centered treatment philosophy, is discussed in relation to the treatment of injuries in this population.
    Subjects: musician, injury
    Date Created: 2000
  4. Exploring Financial Decision-Making Capacity Assessment Tools for Occupational Therapists: A Scoping Review

    Title: Exploring Financial Decision-Making Capacity Assessment Tools for Occupational Therapists: A Scoping Review
    Creator: Edmunds, Stacey
    Subjects: Occupational therapy, capacity, financial decision-making capacity, occupational therapists, assessment tools
    Date Created: 2015/05/15
  5. The Effects of Computerized Working Memory Training on Functional Improvement in Adult Stroke Patients: A Critical Review of the Outcomes and Quality of Evidence

    Title: The Effects of Computerized Working Memory Training on Functional Improvement in Adult Stroke Patients: A Critical Review of the Outcomes and Quality of Evidence
    Creator: Thiessen, Mirjana
    Subjects: occupational therapy, adult stroke patients, computerized working memory training
    Date Created: 2015/05/15
  6. A critical review of the evidence for dance as a way of improving balance over time in people with Parkinson's disease.

    Title: A critical review of the evidence for dance as a way of improving balance over time in people with Parkinson's disease.
    Creator: Moore, Arwyn
    Subjects: occupational therapy, Parkinson's disease, dance, improve, balance
    Date Created: 2015/05/15
  7. Examining the effectiveness of sexual health training: Will increased education lead to increased knowledge and comfort levels among interdisciplinary healthcare professionals with an increased provision of treatment for clients?

    Title: Examining the effectiveness of sexual health training: Will increased education lead to increased knowledge and comfort levels among interdisciplinary healthcare professionals with an increased provision of treatment for clients?
    Creator: Nabuurs, Karen
    Subjects: occupational therapy, sexual health training, education, healthcare professionals
    Date Created: 2015/05/15
  8. A Critique of a Program of Research: Does research using the National Weight Control Registry database provide valuable results regarding long term weight loss maintenance behaviours that can be applied in occupational therapy practice?

    Title: A Critique of a Program of Research: Does research using the National Weight Control Registry database provide valuable results regarding long term weight loss maintenance behaviours that can be applied in occupational therapy practice?
    Creator: Vols, Blythe
    Subjects: occupational therapy, long term weight loss, successful weight loss maintenance, national weight control registry, model of human occupation, weight maintenance strategies
    Date Created: 2015/05/14
  9. The effectiveness of Animal-assisted Therapy (AAT) for people with dementia

    Title: The effectiveness of Animal-assisted Therapy (AAT) for people with dementia
    Creator: Tung, Iris
    Subjects: occupational therapy, animal-assisted therapy, people with dementia
    Date Created: 2015/05/15
  10. The Effect of Hippotherapy on Functional Performance in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Critical Review

    Title: The Effect of Hippotherapy on Functional Performance in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Critical Review
    Creator: Trischuk, Rikia
    Subjects: occupational therapy, hippotherapy, children, cerebral palsy
    Date Created: 2015/05/15