What is Occupational Therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy

Most popular types: Outpatient Occupational Therapy Home occupational therapy

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Occupational Therapy (OT) is a healthcare discipline which involves assessment of challenges to daily living and helping the patient overcome these through the use of assistive devices and home modifications. OT can be part of rehabilitation following injury or serious illness, such as a stroke.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Stiffness/spasticity 47 26
Autism spectrum disorder 46 11
Traumatic brain injury 34 20
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 16 6
Improve mobility 11 4

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 2
Moderate 3
Mild 8
None 100

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Occupational Therapy

Side effect Patients Percentage
Pain 3
Muscle soreness 2
Chest pain 1
Confusion 1
Hostility 1
None 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Occupational Therapy

Dosage Patients Percentage
weekly 7
240 min yearly 1
30 min weekly 1
60 min weekly 1
120 min weekly 1
180 min weekly 1
30 min daily 1
monthly 1

Why patients stopped taking Occupational Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 97
Other 32
Did not seem to work 16
Expense 12
Doctor's advice 8
Side effects too severe 6
Change in health plan coverage 3
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently going to Occupational Therapy

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 1

Stopped going to Occupational Therapy

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 22
1 - 6 months 71
6 months - 1 year 22
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 74
Usually 24
Sometimes 10
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 25
A little hard to take 34
Not at all hard to take 50
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 2
$100-199 5
$50-99 1
$25-49 2
< $25 43
Not specified 60
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11 patient evaluations for Occupational Therapy

Jun 1, 2015 (Started Dec 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2014 (Started Feb 14, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for autism spectrum disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 27, 2013 (Started Jan 14, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restore some lost function - arms, legs and core)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: PT and OT can help, if only slightly. They do take time and energy. At times, other obligations suffer.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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