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 26
Autism spectrum disorder 46 11
Traumatic brain injury 33 21
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
Severe 2
Moderate 3
Mild 9
None 99

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Occupational Therapy

Side effect Patients
Muscle soreness 3
Pain 3
Chest pain 1
Confusion 1
Hostility 1
Inabilty to move left shoulder 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Occupational Therapy

Dosage Patients
weekly 6
120 min weekly 3
60 min monthly 2
30 min weekly 2
60 min weekly 2
180 min weekly 2
daily 2
monthly 2
30 min monthly 1
100 min weekly 1

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Why patients stopped taking Occupational Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 96
Other 32
Did not seem to work 16
Expense 13
Doctor's advice 9
Side effects too severe 7
Change in health plan coverage 3
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently going to Occupational Therapy

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 4

Stopped going to Occupational Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 22
1 - 6 months 70
6 months - 1 year 22
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 75
Usually 24
Sometimes 9
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
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
$200+ 2
$100-199 5
$50-99 1
$25-49 2
< $25 46
Not specified 57
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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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