Model of Human Occupation Screening Tool (MoHOST)

The MOHOST is an assessment that addresses the majority of MOHO concepts (volition, habituation, skills, and environment), allowing the therapist to gain an overview of the client’s occupational functioning. Developed in Britain by practitioners, the MOHOST seeks to objectify the information a therapist gathers while screening for occupational therapy services. The MOHOST uses a variety of data collection methods and is flexible enough to be used in a variety of intervention settings. Finally, the MOHOST uses language that enables therapist to communicate findings clearly with clients, their families, and other professionals. Continue reading

Life Skills Profile (LSP)

The Life Skills Profile(LSP) was developed as a measure of those aspects of functioning (“life skills”) which affected how successfully people with schizophrenia lived in the community or hospital (Rosen et al. [1989]). As many of the skills are relevant in other major psychiatric disorders and in some organic conditions the LSP has been applied to a broad range of diagnoses.  Continue reading

Barthel Index

The Barthel scale or Barthel ADL index is an ordinal scale used to measure performance in activities of daily living (ADL). Each performance item is rated on this scale with a given number of points assigned to each level or ranking. Continue reading

Student Info Site

http://www.otstudent.info/

Just came across this resource online. Its a brilliant, easy to use website containing heaps of information about all aspects of OT for students. The unique aspect of the website is that all information is presented in ‘mind maps’ which are brief, concise and incredibly easy to use. Check it out and leave some comments on how you find it 🙂

Brock