Delving into the world of occupational therapy, this study sought to uncover the dance between therapists’ passion for occupation-based practice and the real-world constraints they face. Picture this: therapists in hospitals and rehabilitation centres valiantly champion the idea of weaving occupation into their approach, but the spotlight often shifts towards impairment-based methods. Imagine therapists valuing the concept of occupation-based practice, yet only a fraction of their efforts (26% assessments and 38% interventions) truly embody it. Unfortunately, barriers, like lack of time, space, and equipment, were found to be linked to therapists using less occupation-based practices.
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