What is Home occupational therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Generic name: Occupational Therapy

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
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 2 0
Autism spectrum disorder 2 0
Improve flexibility/strength 2 4
Balance problems 1 0
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease 1 0

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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
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Home occupational therapy

Side effect Patients
Chest pain 1
Orthostatic intolerance 1
Shortness of breath (dyspnea) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Home occupational therapy

Dosage Patients
120 min weekly 1
150 min weekly 1
30 min daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Home occupational therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 5
Other 3
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped going to Home occupational therapy

Duration

Currently going to Home occupational therapy

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped going to Home occupational therapy

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 6
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2 patient evaluations for Home occupational therapy

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

Mar 2, 2012 (Started Nov 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support quality of life)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 17, 2011 (Started Nov 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support quality of life)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 24, 2010 (Started Nov 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support quality of life)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks
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