What is Occupational Therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy

Most Popular Types: Home occupational therapy, Outpatient 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.


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Occupational Therapy

Severe
2
Moderate
2
Mild
3
None
47

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Occupational Therapy

Hospitalization
Patients
8
Patients
2
Patients
1
Patients
1
Patients
1

Show all 11 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Occupational Therapy)
Dosage
60 min weekly
Patients
23
Dosage
120 min weekly
Patients
13
Dosage
30 min weekly
Patients
10
Dosage
90 min weekly
Patients
10
Dosage
60 min monthly
Patients
7
Dosage
45 min weekly
Patients
7
Dosage
3 hr weekly
Patients
5
Dosage
1 hr daily
Patients
5
Dosage
weekly
Patients
4
Dosage
180 min weekly
Patients
4

Dosages based on patients currently going to Occupational Therapy.

Why Patients Stopped Going to Occupational Therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
78
Reason
Other
Patients
22
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
13
Reason
Expense
Patients
9
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
7
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
5
Reason
Change in health plan coverage
Patients
2
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
2
Reason
Personal research
Patients
1
See all 118 patients who’ve stopped going to Occupational Therapy

Duration

Currently Going to Occupational Therapy
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
2
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
4
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
3
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
11
Stopped Going to Occupational Therapy
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
12
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
45
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
17
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
15
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
10
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
7

Adherence


Always
Patients
30
56%
Usually
Patients
14
26%
Sometimes
Patients
8
15%
Never
Patients
2
4%

Burden


Very
Patients
3
6%
Somewhat
Patients
14
26%
A little
Patients
15
28%
Not at all
Patients
22
41%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
24
80%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
1
3%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
4
13%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
1
3%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
1
3%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
23
77%
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10 patient evaluations for Occupational Therapy

Haruka
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Data Quality: 3 stars
19 years
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ATEC
  • Speech: 0
  • Sociability: 12
  • Sensory/Cognitive Awareness: 4
  • Health/Physical Behavior: 15
  • ATEC score: 31
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

  • 0 helpful marks
TysabriSept08
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TysabriSept08
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 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: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
nacona
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nacona
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See nacona's full Occupational Therapy history

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: Not specified 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: Not specified 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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