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 48 25
Autism spectrum disorder 46 11
Traumatic brain injury 30 19
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 15 5
Improve mobility 10 3
Multiple sclerosis 10 5

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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 2
Moderate 3
Mild 7
None 94

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Occupational Therapy

Side effect Patients
Pain 3
Muscle soreness 2
Chest pain 1
Confusion 1
Hostility 1
I feel like I live in a glass bowl 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Occupational Therapy

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 4
weekly 4
120 min weekly 3
60 min monthly 2
180 min weekly 2
15 min monthly 1
240 min yearly 1
30 min monthly 1
15 min weekly 1
30 min weekly 1

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Why patients stopped taking Occupational Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 94
Other 30
Did not seem to work 16
Expense 13
Doctor's advice 9
Side effects too severe 7
Change in health plan coverage 2
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently going to Occupational Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 3

Stopped going to Occupational Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 21
1 - 6 months 67
6 months - 1 year 23
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 71
Usually 23
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 24
A little hard to take 29
Not at all hard to take 49
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 5
$50-99 1
$25-49 2
< $25 44
Not specified 52
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12 patient evaluations for Occupational Therapy

Sep 5, 2015 (Started Oct 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Weakness in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Numbness in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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