This society is called the Korean Society of Occupational Therapy (KSOT). [Purpose] The purpose of this society is to promote the academic development of occupational therapy in Korea (Republic of) through research on occupational therapy and occupational therapeutic skill. [Work] In order to achieve the above purpose, this society will carry out the following work. - Journal publication (Korean Journal of Occupational Therapy; KJOT) - Refresher and extension for occupational Therapists - International academic exchange for occupational therapy - Occupational therapy training (education) - Other When manuscripts in a field related to occupational therapy is submitted, the journal improves understanding of occupational therapy by reviewing and publishing manuscripts in a filed related to occupational therapy, and contributes to the development of occupational therapy by examining academic research and new theories. KJOT is a manuscript in the filed related to occupational therapy. Related fields are as follows: - Occupational therapy - Psychosocial occupational therapy - Work/pre-work occupational therapy - Musculoskeletal occupational therapy - Neurological occupational therapy - Cognitive/perceptual occupational therapy - Hand (occupational) therapy - Community occupational therapy - Occupational therapy for developmental disabilities (children) - Elderly occupational therapy - Activities of daily living evaluation and training - Sensory integration - Occupational science - Other
Objectives: This study is aimed at describing the needs, readiness for implementation of, and perceived strategiesto deliver Occupation-Based Practice (OBP) using the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO).
Methods: We invited a systemic random sample of 1,100 practitioners to complete an online survey for 3 weeks.
The invitation reached 468 email addresses, and 121 recipients consented, giving a response rate of 25.9%.
However, we only included respondents who met the inclusion criteria (n = 111) for the analysis.
Findings: Participating practitioners reported high consensus regarding the necessity of OBP, indicating habituationand motor skills areas among the six theory-based areas as the most challenging for clients, yet support forOBP readiness was found to be insufficient. Correlation analysis revealed that time spent at the graduate levelwas associated with perceived usefulness (r = .659); perceived usefulness in the graduate program on MOHOwas largely associated with desire to use MOHO (r = .857), and the adoption level of MOHO was modestlyassociated only with the desire to use MOHO (r = .285). We identified prioritized strategies, including translationof assessments and tailored professional development components.
Conclusion: Practitioners consented on the necessity of OBP sharing empirical needs seen among clients andcommented with strategies to support implementation of OBP. Such findings inform the next step in developingthe culture of the OBP practice environment in Korea.
Objective: This study aims to suggest a direction for the development of Korean-type dementia occupationaltherapy guidelines by presenting a systematic evaluation and practical recommendations for search guidelinescontaining the existing specific clinical recommendations for dementia management.
Methods: A systematic search was conducted on various databases including GIN, and 15 search guidelines wereapplied for a quality evaluation of the guideline research and evaluation tool (AGREE). In addition, the actualrecommendations for occupational therapy intervention for dementia were extracted and the basis and intensitywere compared.
Results: Among the 15 guidelines, 7 were higher than 60%, indicating “High quality”. A total of 23 recommendationswere deduced and 6 guidelines suggested recommendations. The US and Korea guidelines were developed basedon an occupational therapy practice framework.
Conclusion: By comparing and evaluating various guidelines related to dementia, it is necessary to suggest anddevelop the direction and supplementation of the Korean-type dementia occupational therapy guidelines, and totry to make an effective intervention for dementia while focusing on dementia symptoms.
Objective: This study aimed to develop an evaluation tool for the sensory processing ability of school children basedon their school activities.
Methods: The following steps were involved in the development of the tool: 1) a literature review to developquestions related to sensory processing skills in school, 2) interviews with experts, i.e., elementary schoolteachers (3 persons) and occupational therapists (4 persons), to develop preliminary questions, and 3) anexamination of the suitability of the questions by experts (elementary school teachers (24 persons) andoccupational therapists (19 persons)).
Results: Through the literature review, 179 items were collected, and in the preliminary item composition stage, 93items were deleted and 23 items were added to form 105 items. In the composition stage of the main items, 87items were composed by deleting 19 items and adding 1 item when the content validity index value was satisfiedat a rate of 70-80% depending on the stage. The results are as follows: For the development of the sensoryevaluation tool, a total of 87 items were developed: 45 items related to general learning activity; 17 related to art,music, and physical activity; and 25 related to meal and break-time activities.
Conclusion: This study is significant because a tool was developed to evaluate the sensory processing ability ofschool children in Korea based on their school activities. Therefore, it is expected to be gainfully employed ineducational and clinical settings to evaluate behaviors related to the difficulty of sensory processing in schoolchildren.