Human occupation for public health promotion: New directions for occupational therapy practice with persons with arthritis

Trudy Mallinson*, Heidi Fischer, Joan C. Rogers, Linda Ehrlich-Jones, Rowland Chang

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Abstract

Occupational therapy seldom reports the outcomes of intervention programs to reflect the impact on public health indicators. Consequendy, our professions' effect on public health goals is limited. We propose professional coherence in intervention practices and in reporting of screening, monitoring, and outcome indicators in population-level statistics that will enable occupational therapy to take an integral role in health promotion for people with chronic diseases (or disorders), including those with arthritis, in the 21st century.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-226
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume63
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Health promotion
  • Outcome process and assessment (health care)
  • Patient care management
  • Preventive health services
  • Public health
  • Rheumatic diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Occupational Therapy

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