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Evidence for Occupation

Published research on occupation-based practice.

Articles on Occupation From AJOT and other AOTA Publications Used In Creating The Empowering Occupational Therapy System

Wood, W. (1995). Weaving the warp and weft of occupational therapy: an art and science for all times. AJOT, 49, 44-52.

Taylor, E & Manguno, J. (1991). Use of treatment activities in occupational therapy. AJOT, 45, 317-322.


Yerxa, E. (1998). Health and the human spirit for occupation. AJOT, 52, 412-422.


Zimmerer-Branum, S. & Nelson, D. (1995).  Occupationally embedded exercise versus rote exercise: a choice between occupational forms by elderly nursing home residents.  AJOT, 49, 397-404.


Nelson, D, Konosky, K., Fleharty, K.,..(1996). The effects of an occupationally embedded exercise on bilaterally assisted supination in persons with hemiplegia. AJOT, 50, 639-646.


Clark, F. (1993). Occupation embedded in a real life: interweaving occupational science and occupational therapy. AJOT, 47, 1067-1078.


Posatery Burke, J., (1996). Moving occupation into treatment: clinical interpretation of "legitimizing occupational therapy's knowledge". AJOT, 50, 635-638.


Jackson, J. (1998). The value of occupation as the core of treatment: Sandy's experience. AJOT, 52, 466-473.


Pierce, D. (1998). What is the source of occupation's treatment power? AJOT, 52, 490-491.


Christansen, C., Little, B. & Backman, C. (1998). Personal projects: a useful approach to the study of occupation. AJOT, 52, 439-445.


Ferguson, J. & Trombly, C., (1997). The effect of added-purpose and meaningful occupation on motor learning. AJOT, 51, 508-515.


Baum, C. & Law, M. (1997). Occupational therapy practice: focusing on occupational performance. AJOT, 51, 277-288.


Landry, C. & Knox, J. (1996). Managed care fundamentals: implications for health care organizations and health care professionals. AJOT, 50, 413-416.


(1997). Statement-fundamental concepts of occupational therapy:  occupation, purposeful activity, and function. AJOT, 51, 864-866.


Lang, E., Nelson, D. & Bush, M., (1992). Comparison of performance in material-based occupation, imagery-based occupation, and rote exercise in nursing home residents. AJOT, 46, 607-611.


Stancliff, B., (1996). Are arts and crafts a valuable modality? OT Practice, October, 51-54.


Fisher, A., (1998). 1998 Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture- Uniting Practice and theory in an occupational framework. AJOT, 52, 509-521.


(1993). Position paper: purposeful activity. AJOT, 47, 1081-1082.


McLaughlin Gray, J. (1998). Putting occupation into practice: occupation as ends, occupation as means.  AJOT, 52, 354-364.


Neistadt, M. & Seymour, S. (1995). Treatment activity preferences of occupational therapists in adult physical dysfunction settings. AJOT, 49, 437-443.


Friedland, J. (1998). Occupational therapy and rehabilitation: an awkward alliance. AJOT, 52, 373-380.


Joe, B. (1998). Facing new health care realities. OT Week, July 30, 12-13.


Kielhofner, G. & Posatery Burke, J. (1980). A model of human occupation, part 1. Conceptual framework and content. AJOT, 34, 572-581.


Thiers, N. (1994). Rehab program revives crafts activities. OT Week, Feb. 17, 22-23.


Meyer, A. (1977). The philosophy of occupational therapy. AJOT, 31, 639-642.  Reprinted for the Archives of OT, Vol. 1, pages 1-10, 1922.


(2002). Occupational Therapy practice framework: domain and process. AJOT, 56, 609-639.


Baum, C. & Law, M. (1997).  Occupational therapy Practice: focusing on occupational performance. AJOT, 51, 277-287.









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