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A critical review of assessment tools related to home adaptation issues.

Occupational Therapy in Health Care

Author: Rousseau, J., Potvin, L., Dutil, E., Falta, P.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2001

Abstract:

For several decades now occupational therapists have dealt with eliminating architectural barriers confronting persons using wheelchairs. The occupational therapist is usually a key resource person in the home care assessment team but faces a penury of evaluation tools to carry out the task. Being often obliged to develop homemade instruments, the process tends to lack structure, uniformity and objectivity. A review of writings about assessment tools for occupational therapists has demonstrated the need for a specific tool dealing with the various factors involved in the home adaptation issue.

Further Details

Full Title: Occupational Therapy in Health Care
Pages: 93-104
Volume: 14
Issue: 3/4
Accession Number: 19.8.03
Keywords: assessment, design, mobility, modification
Reads: 244
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