model of human occupation


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model of human occupation

Abbreviation: MOHO
A conceptual framework for viewing occupational therapy practice, aimed at improving the patient's organization of time, overall function, and adaptation as reflected in the performance of occupations. Within this framework, intervention includes strategies for fostering skill development and habit changes through role acquisition, improved self-image, and environmental changes.
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Kielhofner, Model of Human Occupation: Theory and Application, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, Md, USA, 4th edition, 2008.
According to the Model of Human Occupation, occupational engagement is a complex interaction between multiple personal and environmental factors and describes occupational behaviour, motivation and patterns, occupational dysfunction, occupational engagement, and the effect of environment on occupation (Kielhofner, 2008).
This edition has new chapters on emerging practice areas, community and social systems, obesity, the Model of Human Occupation, and instrumental activities of daily living, and new assessment and intervention strategies, including coverage of anatomy and physiology and physical agent modalities.
Several theories of motivation exist, but perhaps none as well-known as the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) (Kielhofner, 1995).
Given the instruments in focus for recruiting participants to this study, we revisit the Model of Human Occupation.

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