Model of Human Occupational Screening Tool

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Model of Human Occupational Screening Tool

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MOHOST

A screening assessment tool used by occupational therapists and based on the Model of Human Occupation. The measure includes items related to a client’s motivation for and patterns of activity, communication and interactive skills, cognitive skills, and living environment, viewed from the perspective of everyday activities.
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Therapists reported appreciating the flexibility of the data gathering method of the MOHOST (version 1.0).
The current study provides evidence in support of the conclusion that the MOHOST (version 1.0) scale can function as a valid and reliable measure of occupational participation for the diagnostic groups within this study.
Since the development of the MOHOST reflected an effort to address many of the issues faced in contemporary practice, the therapists who participated in this study were asked to provide anecdotal feedback on their experiences with the MOHOST.
The MOHOST, however, has a mixed data gathering method (Parkinson, Forsyth & Kielhofner, 2002) that takes advantage of the process a therapist undertakes when "getting to know the client" including observation, proxy report, multi disciplinary team feedback, and review of medical records.
The therapists in this study did indeed find that using the MOHOST initially required more time, as with any new initiative.
Therapists stated that the MOHOST provided them with a "tool for thinking" and for reflecting on a client's occupational life.
The MOHOST provided the therapists with a strong occupation focused framework which fed into promoting their unique contribution to health: that of engagement in occupation.