Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Formulating goals in occupational therapy : state of the art in Switzerland
Authors: Page, Julie
Roos, Kim Caroline
Bänziger, Andreas
Margot-Cattin, Isabel
Agustoni, Stefania
Rossini, Emmanuelle
Meichtry, André
Meyer, Sylvie
DOI: 10.3109/11038128.2015.1049548
Published in: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume(Issue): 22
Issue: 6
Page(s): 403
Pages to: 415
Issue Date: 19-Jun-2015
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1103-8128
Language: English
Subjects: IER
Subject (DDC): 615.8515: Occupational therapy
Abstract: Background: The contemporary occupational therapy literature suggests that different quality criteria exist for setting goals in occupational therapy: a focus on occupation; a link to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF); and adherence to the SMART recommendations, which advises goals to be specific, measurable, agreed, realistic, and timed. Aim: To identify the extent to which Swiss occupational therapists (OTs) adhere to the criteria cited above. Material: A total of 1 129 goals formulated with the Goal Attainment Scale (GAS) collected in 2008. Results: In slightly more than half the investigated cases at least one goal addressed an aspect of occupation. Nearly two-thirds of the goals related to the ICF component “activity and participation”. Nearly 90% of the goals were specific, measurable, and/or realistic. Conclusions: Goals mirror, to some extent, what is done in everyday practice. Several influences on goal formulations of OTs were identified, including the practice models traditionally used in different specialist fields; the cultural contexts in which OTs were trained; and the legal framework that obliges OTs to formulate their goals in a certain way in order to obtain funding for their services. Significance: Based on these results evidence-based products have been developed (a further education course; written recommendations for practice).
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Health Sciences
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