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.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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Severe
2
Moderate
2
Mild
3
None
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Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Occupational Therapy

Hospitalization 8
Pain 2
Chest pain 1
Confusion 1
Orthostatic intolerance 1
Pain in hands 1

Show all 11 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Occupational Therapy)
Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 23
120 min weekly 12
30 min weekly 10
90 min weekly 8
60 min monthly 7
45 min weekly 7
3 hr weekly 5
1 hr daily 5
weekly 4
120 min monthly 4

Dosages based on patients currently going to Occupational Therapy.

Why Patients Stopped Going to Occupational Therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 76
Other 21
Did not seem to work 13
Expense 10
Side effects too severe 7
Doctor's advice 6
Change in health plan coverage 2
Not indicated 2
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently Going to Occupational Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 2
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 5
2 years or more 14
Stopped Going to Occupational Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 12
1-3 months 44
3-6 months 19
6 months-1 year 14
1-2 years 10
2 years or more 7
Adherence
Always
29 54%
Usually
15 28%
Sometimes
8 15%
Never
2 4%
Burden
Very
3 6%
Somewhat
15 28%
A little
14 26%
Not at all
22 41%
Cost per month
$200+
1 3%
$100-199
4 13%
$50-99
1 3%
$25-49
1 3%
23 77%
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10 patient evaluations for Occupational Therapy

Haruka
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Data Quality: 3 stars
19 years
Female
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ATEC
  • Speech: 0
  • Sociability: 12
  • Sensory/Cognitive Awareness: 3
  • Health/Physical Behavior: 18
  • ATEC score: 33
I have:
Autism

See Haruka's full Occupational Therapy history

Jun 15, 2014 (Started Feb 14, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 min Monthly

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TysabriSept08
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TysabriSept08
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: Mild
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: n
I have:
MS

See TysabriSept08's full Occupational Therapy history

Feb 27, 2013 (Started Jan 14, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for restore some lost function - arms, legs and core: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
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
nacona
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nacona
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Mar 2, 2012 (Started Nov 18, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support quality of life: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 120 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 17, 2011 (Started Nov 18, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support quality of life: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 24, 2010 (Started Nov 18, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support quality of life: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 min Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks
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