Instrument Development in Occupational Therapy describes an instrument development study that will enhance your understanding of the interview process and contribute to the availability of truly useful clinical interviews. This important book examines content and concurrent validity and development of the Assessment of Occupational Functioning (AOF) and carefully compares the AOF with a similar instrument, the Occupational Case Analysis Interview and Rating Scale (OCAIRS), to discover the similarities and strengths of these instruments. The study yields clear, data-based implications for the AOF second revision and directions for further research. The authors also place this research in the context of other formal interviews, comment on the use of standardized patient evaluations in psychosocial practice, and show the use of the AOF.
Table of Contents
- A Comparison of Two Evaluation Instruments Used With Psychiatric Patients in Occupational Therapy
- A Content Validity Study of the Assessment of Occupational Functioning
- A Concurrent Validity Study of Two Occupational Therapy Evaluation Instruments: The AOF and OCAIRS
- The Assessment of Occupational Functioning: The Second Revision
- Why Use Standardized Patient Evaluations? Commentary and Suggestions