Occupation analysis in practice

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  • Creator edited by Lynette Mackenzie and Gjyn O'Toole
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (xii, 396 pages) : illustrations
  • ISBNs 9781444339963, 1444339966, 9781118786604, 1118786602, 1283407191, 9781283407199, 9781405177382, 1405177381, 9781444339970, 1444339974
  • OCLC ocn773669904


  • Occupation Analysis in Practice is the essential book for all future and current occupational therapists. It offers a practical approach to the analysis of occupations in real world practice. The book frames occupation as the key component for analysis and builds upon previous work limited to analysis at the activity level. It examines the interests, goals, abilities and contexts of individuals, groups, institutions and communities, along with the demands of the occupation. It presents examples of occupation analysis in different practice context including working with children, health promoti.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Notes on contributors; Preface; Purpose; Organisation; Language style and terms; PART I: Theoretical Perspectives on Occupation Analysis; Chapter 1: What is occupation analysis?; Concepts implicit within occupational therapy; Occupation: an occupational therapy perspective; Reviewing terms: occupation, activity and task; Areas of occupation; A traditional approach: activity analysis; A comprehensive approach: occupation analysis; The components of occupation analysis; The occupational relationship between the key, the keyhole/lock and the keystone
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