Priority 7 from the Occupational Therapy PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What is the role of occupational therapy in supporting self-management? (e.g. helping people with illness to manage their health on a day-to-day basis) (JLA PSP Priority 7)
Overall ranking 7
JLA question ID 0100/7
Explanatory note Occupational therapy provides practical support to empower people, to facilitate recovery and to overcome barriers to participating in the activities that they need, want or have to do.
This question aims to explore the specific role occupational therapy has in enabling people to take the lead in managing their health and well-being and any on-going health condition/s they may be living with. 

Although there is literature examining occupational therapy involvement in self-management, it is largely in the area of specific interventions and their effectiveness.  No evidence was located that specifically addresses the role of OT in this area.  This is an area of uncertainty. 

Health Research Classification System category Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Role of OT in supporting people with long-term conditions to self-manage their condition ~ Are we more effective in promoting self-management in terms of the NHS agenda & long term plan? 
Submitted by Occupational therapists, Other
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0100
PSP name Occupational Therapy
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