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A Delphi Study on the Modification of a Practice Subject for the National Board Certification of Occupational Therapists(NBCOT)

  • Korean Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Abbr : Korean J of Occup Ther
  • 2012, 20(2), pp.151-163
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Occupational Therapy
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Working Therapeutics

Lee Jaeshin 1 Byoungjin Jeon 1 kim, Su-kyoung 1 Kiyeon Chang 2 MINYE JUNG 3 Yoo, Eun-Young 3 함보현 4 Young Rim Paik 1

1건양대학교
2우송대학교
3연세대학교
4이화아동발달센터

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ABSTRACT

Objective : The purpose of this study was to suggest the basis to develop appropriate questions for a clinical worksite in the future by suggesting how to improve the practical test of the NBCOT in line with a timely environment and changes regarding the disorder criteria. Methods : Thirty occupational therapists with experience in setting the problems used in the NBCOT and specialized professors were selected to derive a method of improvement for the on-going practical test with the availability for a sustainable Delphi test. A Delphi study was performed 3 times and the 1st survey was made of non-structured questionnaires, while the 2nd and 3rd surveys were performed using a Likert scale. Results : The results of the study show that the problems were proper for improving the test as they were analyzed as being 4.06 on average in the 5-point scale used in the 3rd final Delphi survey. When they were looked into as a pattern, the average score of ‘to diversify (for example, a practical test problem set depending on the patient group) each field’was 4.33, and the ratio of content appropriateness was analyzed highly at .82. Secondly, the average for‘ to develop an appropriate photo and picture data’was 4.38, and the content validity ratio was .45, which was recognized as feasible. Finally, regarding the practice test method, the average of‘ the survey on the range and content for the practical test shall be preceded by the therapists’was 4.67, which was the highest score out of the entire questionnaire. The ratio of content validity was evaluated at high score of .73. Finally, the convergence of the Delphi analysis was .52 on average, and the level of implication was .75, which is regarded as a high score. Conclusion : NBCOT will be improved from its writing style to the style used to verify the mediation during therapeutic work and the evaluation method. In addition, a proper range and contents will be confirmed with the occupational therapist, and case and motion picture oriented questionnaires will be developed.

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