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Exploring engagement in a personalised therapeutic exercise programme for women diagnosed with breast cancer
(New Zealand Rehabilitation Association, Inc., 2011)
Aim Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in New Zealand, with 2,575 new diagnoses in 2007. There is increasing evidence that physical activity may have a beneficial effect on quality of life, physical outcomes ...
Critical moments in the transformation of occupational therapy practice
(World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT), 2014)
Introduction: This presentation will describe critical moments in occupational practice transformation, drawn from a critical participatory action research project undertaken in New Zealand. The project emerged as a response ...
Occupational science: the study of occupation
(Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2012)
This chapter explores how occupational science is informing occupational therapy practice. Firstly the discussion looks at occupational science as a basic science underpinning occupational therapy knowledge, before recent ...
Critical reflections on the physiotherapy profession in Canada
(University of Toronto Press, 2010)
Journal of Occupational Science: a tool for advancing international connections for the study of occupation
(The Society for the Study of Occupation (SSO), 2014)
Background: One indication of the growth and development of a discipline is the quality of its research publications. The Journal of Occupational Science (JOS) is the only international journal dedicated to publishing ...
A new paradigm for primary prevention strategy in people with elevated risk of stroke
(International Journal of Stroke published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of World Stroke Organization, 2014)
Existing methods of primary stroke prevention are not sufficiently effective. Based on the recently developed Stroke Riskometer app, a new 'mass-elevated risk stroke/cardiovascular disease prevention' approach as an addition ...
Determining differences between novice and expert physiotherapists in undertaking emergency on-call duties
(AUT University, 2011)
This study explored the perceptions of physiotherapists with different levels of context related experience undertaking emergency on-call duties in New Zealand (NZ). A purpose-designed questionnaire was developed to ...
Does physiotherapy reduce the incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications following pulmonary resection via open thoracotomy? A randomised single-blind clinical trial
(AUT University, 2010)
Postoperative pulmonary complications are an important cause of morbidity following thoracotomy and physiotherapy interventions are commonly provided with the aim of preventing and treating these. This study aimed to ...
Clinical audit of foot problems in patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated at Counties Manukau District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand
(BioMed Central Ltd, 2009)
Background At diagnosis, 16% of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients may have foot joint involvement, increasing to 90% as disease duration increases. This can lead to joint instability, difficulties in walking and limitation ...
If we listened more, what might we learn?
(Occupational Therapy New Zealand (OTNZ), 2014)