Journal Club Discussion #10: Goal Setting & Functional Outcomes

Hey readers, it's time for another Journal Club Discussion! I can't believe that this is the TENTH journal club discussion that I have posted. (Patting myself on the back here for sticking to my goal!) Speaking of goals, this week's article is on goal setting's relation to occupational performance. I talked a bit about goal … Continue reading Journal Club Discussion #10: Goal Setting & Functional Outcomes

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Journal Club Discussion #9: Intimacy after SCI in Women

Hey readers! This week I put out a poll on Instagram asking what you guys would like to read about in our journal club discussions (if you aren't following me on Instagram, you totally should). I received a request to talk about sexual intimacy as an activity of daily living (ADL). I know this can … Continue reading Journal Club Discussion #9: Intimacy after SCI in Women

Journal Club Discussion #8: Mind-Body Interventions in Hand Therapy

Hey readers! Something that we have talked about quite a bit at school is mindfulness. While I am not an expert in this, it is something that I see the value in and am interested in learning more about. So, this week's journal club discussion is mindfulness in hand therapy. The article that we will … Continue reading Journal Club Discussion #8: Mind-Body Interventions in Hand Therapy

Journal Club Discussion #7: Sensory Techniques & Modifications

Hey readers! It's time for another journal club discussion. This week I want to talk about another article that was assigned to my peers and I at school. This one is called "Specific Sensory Techniques and Sensory Environmental Modifications for Children and Youth With Sensory Integration Difficulties: A Systematic Review" by Stefanie C. Bodison & … Continue reading Journal Club Discussion #7: Sensory Techniques & Modifications

Journal Club Discussion #6: Effectiveness of Commonly Used Stroke Interventions

Hey readers! Today I read an article for my research class that I thought was interesting, so I thought it would be a great article to discuss for this week's journal club! It is called "What is the Evidence for the Effectiveness of Interventions to Improve Occupational Performance After Stroke?" by Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, … Continue reading Journal Club Discussion #6: Effectiveness of Commonly Used Stroke Interventions

Journal Club Discussion #5: Music Interventions in Mental Health

Hey readers! I just started my course called "OT in Mental Health", so this topic seemed fitting this week! The article that we will be reading this week is called "Practice-Based Evidence for Effective Music-Making Interventions in Mental Health Settings" by James Whiton. The article can be found here for AOTA members: https://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=2714870&resultClick=3  Background Info … Continue reading Journal Club Discussion #5: Music Interventions in Mental Health

Journal Club Discussion #4: Adaptive Equipment

Hey readers! This week's journal club discussion is on adaptive equipment (AE). While I was completing my fieldwork experience at the VA, I observed the OT recommending AE to patients on a daily basis. Adaptive equipment is super important in the recovery process and aids patients in being independent post-discharge. It can also be used … Continue reading Journal Club Discussion #4: Adaptive Equipment