Priority 4 from the Occupational Therapy PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: What are the long-term benefits of occupational therapy intervention? (JLA PSP Priority 4)
|JLA question ID
|This question asks about the enduring impact of occupational therapy interventions after intervention has finished. Does the person who accessed occupational therapy services continue to benefit from the intervention/s once they've been discharged from occupational therapy? What is the nature of any lasting benefits? How do they compare to the benefits measured at discharge?
There is limited evidence addressing this question. This is an area of uncertainty.
|Health Research Classification System category
|Generic Health Relevance
|Extra information provided by this PSP
|Original uncertainty examples
|What longer term research has been completed on the longer term benefits of OT interventions? ~ What is the long term benefit of seeing an occupational therapist in a mental health setting, dementia care setting, social care setting? ~ long term implications/outcomes following occupational therapy in paediatrics ~ The long-term benefits of occupational therapy - post discharge. ~ Does the impact of OT have substantial lasting effects?
|Occupational therapists, People with a different interest, Other
|PSP unique ID
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.
|66 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
|Date of priority setting workshop
|27 July 2020