Rehabilitation goals identified by inpatients with cancer using the COPM

Watterson, Julie, Lowrie, Daniel, Vockins, Helen, Ewer-Smith, Charlie, and Cooper, Jill (2004) Rehabilitation goals identified by inpatients with cancer using the COPM. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 11 (5). pp. 219-225.

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the rehabilitation goals of inpatients with cancer. The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) was used with 90 inpatients in a cancer rehabilitation centre to identify rehabilitation goals and their level of importance. These goals were divided into the occupational performance categories of self-care, productivity and leisure.

Results showed that 65% of goals were related to self-care, 20% to leisure and 15% to productivity. Self-care, leisure and productivity goals were attributed similar importance ratings by the study subjects, with average scores being 8.66, 8.21 and 8.81 respectively (on a scale of 1–10, with 10 being of highest importance).

The authors conclude that these findings have important implications for therapists and managers working in cancer rehabilitation who are responsible for the provision of a holistic, client-led service.

Item ID: 56785
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1759-779X
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2021 22:47
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) @ 100%
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