Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Occup Ther Health Care. 2013 Jan;27(1):58-70. doi: 10.3109/07380577.2012.747120. Epub 2013 Jan 8.

Client-chosen goals in occupational therapy: strategy and instrument pilot.

Author information

  • 1Department of Occupational Therapy, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY 40475-3100, USA.


ABSTRACT Client-centered practice and outcomes research are missions of occupational therapy. Although strategies for client goal-setting have advanced the field, the process has limitations. This study tested a self-report strategy using brief, easy to score measures. The Goals for Occupational Therapy List was completed at mostly independent intake and paired with a follow-up measure of Goal Satisfaction Rating by 40 clients in an outpatient rehabilitation center. The strategy of pairing self-report measures of goal-setting and attainment was useful for clinicians and yielded important research findings. Application to occupational therapy and future research are suggested.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Taylor & Francis
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk