Australian Occupational Therapy Journal

Cover image for Vol. 61 Issue 4

Edited By: Dr Elspeth Froude

Impact Factor: 0.827

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 50/62 (Rehabilitation)

Online ISSN: 1440-1630

Virtual Issue: Enabling Occupation

Published April 2010


Edited by Glenys French


In 2009 the Editorial Board of Australian Occupational Therapy Journal decided to showcase a selection of its recently published occupationally-based articles in an electronic feature edition of the Journal. Australian occupational therapists and academics have contributed to the theory and practice of occupational approaches to health issue interventions in a wide range of forums, attracting international interest and collaboration. This electronic edition demonstrates the breadth of interest in occupationally-based research and clinical practice published in the Journal over the last two years.


Seventeen articles were identified as having an occupational orientation, that is, they used an occupational model to contextualise the research or practice, used occupational language, or occupationally-based assessments or interventions or explored occupational categories. Selection from this excellent range of articles was based on the inclusion of international and Australian authors, reflected the variety of populations and occupational issues addressed and the range of research methodologies used by authors.


The articles included in this edition provide an indication of the broad range of approaches to occupational issues. By creating this electronic edition, the Board of the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal hopes to make occupational therapy and occupational issues more accessible.


-Glenys French DOrgDyn; MBA; BBehav Sc; DipOT.
AOTJ Board Member


Occupational performance modification and personal change among clients receiving rehabilitation services for rheumatoid arthritis
Claire-Jehanne Dubouloz, Josée Vallerand, Diane Laporte, Brenda Ashe, Martha Hall


The meaning of leisure for well-elderly Italians in an Australian community: Implications for occupational therapy
Robert B. Pereira, Karen Stagnitti


The meanings of craft to an occupational therapist
Emma Harris


Shaping knowledge regarding occupation: Examining the cultural underpinnings of the evolving concept of occupational identity (p 153-162)
Deborah Laliberte Rudman, Silke Dennhardt


Language, identity and representation: Occupation and occupational therapy in acute settings
Clare Wilding, Gail Whiteford


Pretend play, social competence and involvement in children aged 5 – 7 years: The concurrent validity of the Child-Initiated Pretend Play Assessment
Nicole Uren, Karen Stagnitti


Using the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills to measure functional change in adults with severe traumatic brain injury: A pilot study
Bridget Lange, Karren Spagnolo, Bess Fowler


Interrater reliability of the Personal Care Participation Assessment and Resource Tool (PC-PART) in a rehabilitation setting
Christopher Turner, Janet Fricke, Peteris Darzins


Comparison of time use, role participation and life satisfaction of older people after stroke with a sample without stroke
Kryss McKenna, Jacki Liddle, Alysha Brown, Katherine Lee, Louise Gustafsson


A case study of occupational therapy managers in NSW: Roles, responsibilities and work satisfaction
Jane E. Gamble, Michelle Lincoln, Barbara Adamson