Methodological Issues in Advancing the Status of Functional Cognitive Assessment

OTJR (Thorofare N J). 2022 Aug 11:15394492221116435. doi: 10.1177/15394492221116435. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

Many individuals in acute hospital and post-acute care settings experience changes in their capacity to perform complex activities of daily living associated with deficits in functional cognition. Occupational therapists regularly assess and treat these occupational performance deficits. The construct of functional cognition offers oportunities for occupational therapists to define an approach to cognition that is both distinct from that of other disciplines and that supports evidence-based interventions. This article provides a rationale for performance-based assessment of functional cognition and an overview of the methodological issues associated with the development and implementation of reliable and valid screening and comprehensive asseements of functional.

PMID:35950696 | DOI:10.1177/15394492221116435

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