Measuring Occupational Performance (Hardcover)

Supporting Best Practice in Occupational Therapy

By Law, Mary, PhD, OT Reg.(Ont.), FCAOT, Baum, Carolyn M., PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Dunn, Winnie, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

Slack Incorporated, 9781556426834, 440pp.

Publication Date: September 2, 2005

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As the profession of occupational therapy continues to mature and expand its practice, the measurement of occupational performance is one of the key avenues that all practicing clinicians will need to explore and master. A complex subject for the new and practicing occupational therapist, each step in the evaluation process from assessment to interpretation to intervention is critical. Having one solid, evidence-based textbook to teach and guide in the measurement process is welcome.


With an emphasis on the context of current best practice, Measuring Occupational Performance: Supporting Best Practice in Occupational Therapy rises to meet this challenge in an updated and expanded second edition.


Three of the professions most recognized and leading professionals, Drs. Mary Law, Carolyn M. Baum, and Winnie Dunn, have joined together to bring their expertise in assessing occupational performance to the pages of the second edition of Measuring Occupational Performance. With a more focused approach on evidence based rehabilitation and accountability, the student will be guided throughout their educational career by learning to identify the best approach for outcome measurement.


Measuring Occupational Performance provides easily accessible, up-to-date information for all occupational performance measures, including a systematic, detailed focus on measures important for evidence-based occupational therapy. Measurement issues and practices are discussed, and a decision-making framework is provided to guide the choice of assessment tools. This timely work helps to simplify a complex subject, and is a must-have for both occupational therapy students and practitioners.


New to the second edition:

·         A new focus that accounts for the profession’s shift to evidence based rehabilitation and occupation.

·         Updated and restructured measures that allow this to be the only resource needed for measuring occupational performance.

·         Streamlined tables for easy access to information and are now located at the conclusion of each chapter.

·         An added chapter on participation measures.

·         New appendices that list measures by author and test name allow for easy navigation through an array of topics, including conducting assessments, interpreting measurement information, and strategies for using assessment information.



About the Author

Mary Law, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.), FCAOT, is Professor and Associate Dean of Rehabilitation Science and Co-Director of CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR/C, FAOTA,
is the Elias Michael Director and Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO.

Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA,
is Professor and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy Education at the University of Kansas, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.

Praise For Measuring Occupational Performance: Supporting Best Practice in Occupational Therapy

 "The authors intended this second edition book ‘to be a tool for the student occupational therapist and the practicing therapist as they strive to organize and classify their occupational therapy experiences to best serve their clients’. An excellent job has been done of meeting that goal . . . The book is well written, well organized and easy to read. I recommend it as an excellent resource for new and experienced occupational therapists as well as for educators, health care administrators and policy writers."  

— Phyllis Straathof, Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy