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SimonL
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Kia ora Tina and folks
Can you tell me what OT Functional assessments are used in MH work that you or your colleagues are involved with?
We are trailing the RTI-E, as well as the Allen's levels of course. Of course we already use Tina's Sensory Mod. tools and Karen Moore's Sensory Connection manuals, and Dunn's Sensory Profile.
Also considering the KELS (Kohlman Evaluation of Living Skills) – don’t know how to purchase this?
And the OT FACT - developed in USA.
Have already a host of MOHO assessments and COPM, and Kawa model assessment.
But we are looking for a functional assessment that covers client functional ability (ADLS, community living skills) to help in OT process and in discharge planning back into the community.

Any ideas?
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Simon Leadley, NZ
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There has been a nice listing of occupation-based assessment tools published in the latest version of Willard & Spackman (2014) given that this is such a significant focus these days.

I hope this helps
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The following list identifies many of the characteristics that distinguish MISU, SUMI and MCSU patients which can be quantitatively assessed on the FAMHA:

MISU Characteristics
1. Severe mental illness exists independently of substance abuse; persons would meet the diagnostic criteria of a major mental illness even if there were not a substance abuse problem present.

2. MISU persons have a DSM-IV-R, Axis I (American Psychiatric Association, 1987)
diagnosis of a major psychiatric disorder, such as schizophrenia or major affective
disorder.

3. MISU persons usually require medication to control their psychiatric illness; if
medication is stopped, specific symptoms are likely to emerge or worsen.

4. Substance abuse may exacerbate acute psychiatric symptoms, but these symptoms generally persist beyond the withdrawal of the precipitating substance.

5. MISU persons, even when in remission, frequently display the residual effects of major psychiatric disorders (for example, schizophrenia), such as marked social isolation or withdrawal, blunted or inappropriate affect, and marked lack of initiative, interest, or energy. Evidence of these residual effects often differentiates MISU from populations of substance abusers who are not severely mentally ill.
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"Assessments in Occupational Therapy Mental Health: An Integrative Approach" is a unique compilation of mental health assessments used and taught in occupational therapy clinics and academic programs. Edited by Barbara J. Hemphill-Pearson, this comprehensive resource boasts 22 chapters divided into nine sections. This text's introduction presents the integrative process - the structure for assessing clients in mental health. Subsequent chapters address the interviewing process and include Client-Centered Assessment, The Occupational Performance History Interview, and Role Change Assessment for older adults.Five sections provide a thorough review of functional assessments, as well as assessments based on analytical theory, the model of human occupation, skill acquisitional theory, and biological theory. The assessments included in this book were chosen by OT faculty as the most important to the field in a survey conducted by the editor. Several chapters were written by the original assessment developers themselves. Chapters are dedicated to the ten most important assessments, including the Kohlman Evaluation of Daily Living Skills, the Cognitive Adaptive Skills Evaluation, and the Role Checklist. This detailed text also addresses computerized assessments, as well as research concepts used in the development of assessments.This book is a thorough, scholarly work from contributors recognized for advancing the occupational therapy profession.
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