Occupational therapy in rehabilitation of complex patients: protocol for a superiority randomized controlled trial

Stefania Costi, Martina Pellegrini, Silvio Cavuto, Stefania Fugazzaro

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Abstract

Patient-centered, interprofessional occupational therapy is feasible in complex patients in the early phase of rehabilitation, and it contributes to meet needs in the domains of self-care, productivity, and leisure, promoting social role. We planned this single-center single-blind two-arm parallel individual patient randomized controlled trial, to verify the superiority of interprofessional experimental occupational therapy (EOT) compared to standard rehabilitation (SR) in producing higher levels of patients’ social participation assessed by the Reintegration to Normal Living Index. EOT is a patient-centered, hospital/home-based rehabilitation intervention based on the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance and Engagement. This appropriately powered study will provide evidence regarding the effectiveness of EOT on the recovery of social participation in the critical transition of complex patients from hospital to the home setting.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Interprofessional Care
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Feb 3 2020

Keywords

  • Canadian Model of Occupational Performance and Engagement
  • Complex Patients
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Social Participation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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