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Kielhofner, Gary

(1949-2010),occupational therapist, researcher and scholar who developed the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO), the most evidence-based model of practice in occupational therapy. His goal was to assist individuals with chronic health conditions and disability to live fulfilling and satisfying lives.
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Kielhofner (2006) senala que estos hechos contribuyeron a consolidar la validez cientifica y social de la profesion.
Kielhofner G (2006): Research in Occupational Therapy: Methods of Inquiry for Enhancing Practice.
Kielhofner (1980) identified adaptation in MOHO as a construct that is temporal in nature that exists not only in childhood but also over a person's lifetime.
The Work Environment Impact Scale (WEIS) (Moore-Corner, Kielhofner, Olson & 1998).
Kielhofner (2002) stated environments which challenge a person's performance capabilities evoke involvement and attentiveness.
In 1980, her students Gary Kielhofner and Janice Burke published the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO), providing an intervention model that specifically focused on occupational behavior.
For instance, Kielhofner (2004) identified seven conceptual models that incorporate theory, research and application technologies, many of which are occupational therapy specific.
In a study by Yamada, Kawamata, Kobayashi, Kielhofner, and Taylor (2010), it was found that the implementation of a wellness program positively influenced quality of life and psychological well-being.
Taylor, Lee, and Kielhofner (2011) researched the interpersonal strategies of 563 therapists and found the preferred approach to be an emphasis on strengths, instillation of hope, and use of positive reinforcement.
Prolonged involvement in a research setting helps to establish trust and rapport with the partnering agency staff and participants (Taylor & Kielhofner, 2006).
Kielhofner (2002) stated that changes which present themselves in thinking, feeling, and doing of everyday occupations can be experienced as transformational, and challenge one's occupational identity and competence.
According to Kielhofner (2004), one of the key tenets of the historical approach to providing occupational therapy intervention to individuals with mental health conditions is the notion that "participation in the various tasks and events of everyday life could restore persons to more healthy and satisfying function" (p.