occupational performance


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performance

 [per-form´ans]
action taken to fulfill a task.
performance components formerly, in occupational therapy, aspects of functional ability required for occupational performance; they were grouped into sensorimotor, cognitive, and psychological subcategories.
ineffective role performance a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as patterns of behavior and self-expression that do not match the environmental context, norms, and expectations; this may be a change in self-perception or perception by someone else, a denial of role, a conflict between roles, a change in capacity to perform a role, or some other change.
occupational performance in occupational therapy, performance of all the activities that make up the individual's lifestyle; see also performance components.
role performance the fulfilling of an expected pattern of behavior.

oc·cu·pa·tion·al per·for·mance

(ok'yū-pā'shŭn-ăl pĕr-fōr'măns)
Broadly, engagement in purposeful activity; such behavior has an organizing and integrating effect on psychological and social functioning; it is employed in occupational therapy to restore or maintain interest and self-confidence, overcome disability, or combat various features of physical or mental illness.

occupational performance

In occupational therapy, a person's ability to perform the required activities, tasks, and roles of living.
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The occupational performance history interview: Evidence for three underlying constructs of occupational adaptation.
Norwegian version of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure in patients with hand osteoarthritis: validity, responsiveness, and feasibility.
The items were grouped into the 10 following domains that the Self-Theory Scale is designed to measure: physical appearance, physical health, intelligence, academic performance, occupational performance, leisure activities, personality, family relationships, intimate relationships, and friendships.
In addition, two participants were unable to complete the Canadian Occupational Performance measure.
In this perspective, the role of the occupational therapist was seen as that of teaching clients to use their minds more effectively by identifying what they want to achieve in life (desired consequences), identifying beliefs that are consistent or inconsistent with those consequences, changing beliefs that are inconsistent with desired outcomes and substituting them with more consistent ones, and committing to act through occupational performance in accordance with the newly established set of beliefs until habits that are consistent with one's goals in life are formed (Ikiugu, 2004b, 2004c).
This 18-chapter text details the measurement tools needed to assess client occupational performance, provide the best intervention, and document its effectiveness.
Occupational therapists work with children presenting with occupational performance problems related to poor motor skill performance.
The findings are concerning because attention problems are known to impact school performance, social relationships, and occupational performance.
Quality of life and functioning correlate to the concept of occupational performance that has been defined in the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance as the ability to choose, organize, and satisfactorily perform meaningful daily activities, which are specific to the person.
Chapters providing overviews of various models--occupational performance and adaptation models, person-environment-occupation models, the Canadian model of occupational performance and engagement, model of human occupation, and Kawa model--include each model's purpose and structure, a diagrammatic representation, the major references, and a clinical reasoning memory aid.
4) This unique population presents with "diverse life skill needs related to living independently" (4(p190)) and often displays occupational performance deficits related to finances, housing, personal care, as well as difficulties associated with satisfying their basic needs and health concerns.
Jonathan Howland, professor of community health sciences at BUSPH, said they were surprised by the test-taking results because some prior studies have found that occupational performance was impaired the day after binge drinking.

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