This Occupational Therapy Functional Report Proforma is something that I designed about 4 years ago for my personal use as I was finding the current proforma’s less then comprehensive. The proforma is based around the Occupational Performance Model of Australia. Its easily modified should the need arise and results from any additional assessments (i.e. cognitive or sensory) can easily be added into it. Continue reading
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. This page explains DSM Axis V Continue reading
Social functioning as an outcome variable in family interventions with schizophrenic patients has been a relatively neglected area. The requirements of a scale of social functioning to measure the efficacy of family interventions include: the measurement of skill/behaviour relevant to the impairments and the demography of this group; the ability to yield considerable information with an economy of clinical time; Continue reading
Routine Task Inventory-Expanded (RTI-E) is an assessment of cognitive abilities in the context of routine daily activities. Developed by Claudia Allen in 1989 a manual was later developed by Noomi Katz, PhD, OTR, (Professor of Occupational Therapy at Hebrew University, Jerusalem) in order to encourage others to use this tool in clinical practice, and research. Continue reading
The WHODAS II has been developed to assess the activity limitations and participation restrictions experienced by an individual irrespective of medical diagnosis. Continue reading
The Brookvale Living Skills Assessment is a great functional assessment used in conjunction with ADL observation. It’s easy to administer with the ‘tick and flick’ form and simple questions. A useful addition is the time use pie graph, where the clinician will draw their daily time use in the first circle as an example and then the client will fill out how they use their day in the second circle.