Effectiveness of Home-Based Occupational Therapy on COPM Performance and Satisfaction Scores in Patients with COPD

Eleonore H. Koolen, Martijn A. Spruit, Marianne de Man, Jeanine C. Antons, Elieke Nijhuis, Nienke Nakken, Daisy J. A. Janssen, Alex J. van't Hul*

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Background. Occupational therapy (OT) may be an important intervention in patients with COPD, but studies show conflicting results.Purpose.To evaluate the effectiveness of home-based monodisciplinary OT in COPD patients Method. We conducted an observational clinical study. Main outcomes were the mean differences in the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) performance and satisfaction scores, pre and post intervention. Findings. Pre- and postintervention data were obtained from 41 patients. Statistically significant increases were observed in COPM performance (5.0 +/- 1.1 versus 6.9 +/- 0.9; P

Original languageEnglish
Article number0008417420971124
Pages (from-to)26-37
Number of pages12
JournalCanadian Journal of Occupational Therapy-Revue Canadienne d'Ergotherapie
Issue number1
Early online date23 Dec 2020
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021


  • Activities of Daily living
  • Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM)
  • Occupational therapy
  • Patient-centered care

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