Occupational science: A data-based american perspective

Doris Pierce, Karen Atler, Julie Baltisberger, Elaine Fehringer, Elizabeth Hunter, Somaya Malkawi, Twilla Parr

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Abstract

The purpose of this research was to provide a data-based picture of the discipline of occupational science by identifying patterns of research in the first 5 years of presentations at the Society for the Study of Occupation: USA (SSO:USA). A grounded theory approach was used to examine 184 peer-reviewed presentation abstracts, from 2002 to 2006. Among the 108 data-based presentations, adults were the most studied group, with 46% of the data-based abstracts focused on participants with a disability or clear disadvantage. Presenters’ research foci related to 4 themes: the personal experience of occupation, the context surrounding or impacting occupation, changes associated with occupation, and a descriptive perspective of occupation. Implications for occupational science are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-215
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Occupational Science
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010

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Keywords

  • Change
  • Individualism
  • Occupational science
  • Occupational therapy
  • Research

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  • Sociology and Political Science

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Pierce, D., Atler, K., Baltisberger, J., Fehringer, E., Hunter, E., Malkawi, S., & Parr, T. (2010). Occupational science: A data-based american perspective. Journal of Occupational Science, 17(4), 204-215. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2010.9686697

Occupational science : A data-based american perspective. / Pierce, Doris; Atler, Karen; Baltisberger, Julie; Fehringer, Elaine; Hunter, Elizabeth; Malkawi, Somaya; Parr, Twilla.

In: Journal of Occupational Science, Vol. 17, No. 4, 10.2010, p. 204-215.

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Pierce, D, Atler, K, Baltisberger, J, Fehringer, E, Hunter, E, Malkawi, S & Parr, T 2010, 'Occupational science: A data-based american perspective', Journal of Occupational Science, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 204-215. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2010.9686697
Pierce D, Atler K, Baltisberger J, Fehringer E, Hunter E, Malkawi S et al. Occupational science: A data-based american perspective. Journal of Occupational Science. 2010 Oct;17(4):204-215. https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2010.9686697
Pierce, Doris ; Atler, Karen ; Baltisberger, Julie ; Fehringer, Elaine ; Hunter, Elizabeth ; Malkawi, Somaya ; Parr, Twilla. / Occupational science : A data-based american perspective. In: Journal of Occupational Science. 2010 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 204-215.
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