Australian Therapy Outcome Measures for Occupational Therapy (AusTOMs-OT)

Information taken from AusTOMs Homepage

About the AusTOMs
There are three individual AusTOMs kits: one for each of physiotherapy, speech pathology, and occupational therapy professions. The AusTOMs tools in each kit are based on a similar framework, but were developed separately by members of each profession.

AusTOMs-OT Kit

AusTOMs-OT Kit

The AusTOMs scales are based on:

  • The Therapy Outcome Measures (UK TOM- Enderby and John, 1997; Enderby, John and Petherham, 1998);
  • The World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (WHO ICF);
  • The input and feedback of Australian clinicians; and
  • The input and feedback of consumers and advocates. Continue reading
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WHO Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0)

Information is from World Health Organisation Website http://www.who.int

WHODAS 2.0 supersedes WHODAS II and is an altogether different instrument that is grounded in the conceptual framework of the ICF. It integrates an individual’s level of functioning in major life domains and directly corresponds with ICF’s ‘activity and participation’ dimensions. Continue reading

Multi-Axial Diagnosis using the DSM IV

Axis V is part of the DSM ”multi-axial” system for assessment. The five axis model is designed to provide a comprehensive diagnosis that includes a complete picture of not just acute symptoms but of the entire scope of factors that account for a patient’s mental health. Continue reading

Multnomah Community Ability Scale

The Multnomah Community Ability Scale is a standardized mental health assessment which scores several different axes of functionality independently. The test was originally developed in Multnomah County, Oregon, whose name it still bears. The MCAS is a common tool in assessing progress on treatment goals, as it is more in-depth than the more simplified GAF scale. Continue reading

Leisure Motivation Scale (LMS-28)

The Leisure Motivation Scale measures an individual’s motivation for participating in leisure activities. The four primary motivators identified by research are 1. intellectual (the extent to which the individual is motivated to engage in leisure activities that involve mental activities such as learning, exploring, discovering, creating, or imagining), 2. social (the extent to which an individual engages in leisure activities because of the need for friendship and interpersonal relationships and the need to be valued by others), 3. competence-mastery (the extent to which the individual engages in leisure activities in order to achieve, master, challenge, and compete), and 4. stimulus-avoidance (the extent that an individual needs to escape and get away from over-stimulating life situations). It is useful for establishing the components of leisure activities that motivate the individual to participate. Subscale of the Idyll Arbor Leisure Battery Continue reading