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dc.contributor.advisorSlater, Craig E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHill, Brittanyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-14T17:45:37Z
dc.date.available2021-09-14T17:45:37Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/43009
dc.description.abstractEntry-level occupational therapy (OT) students are required to complete level I and level II clinical fieldwork placements as part of their training program. Level II fieldwork experiences take place at the end of an OT academic program and have the purpose of transitioning students into competent entry-level practitioners. Many entry-level OT students complete their level II fieldwork experience at an inpatient rehabilitation facility; however, students typically learn information relevant to inpatient rehabilitation during the first year of a two- or three-year OT program. In this study, a review of eight OT program curriculums revealed that only one out of eight programs provide a fieldwork preparation course for students and few reviewed students’ clinical skills prior to their level II fieldwork placement. Inadequate preparation for fieldwork can decrease students’ readiness for the fast-paced environment in an inpatient rehabilitation facility setting and their learning experiences while on placement. To address this issue, an online educational module, Rehab Read-e, was designed to increase the level of preparedness for level II OT students completing their placement, at an inpatient rehabilitation facility. Using Bandura’s (1977) theory of self-efficacy, Rehab Read-e incorporates psychological changes achieved through different modes of intervention. Having previous experience will likely boost confidence in an individual’s perceived abilities to perform in similar situations as well as in different situations (Bandura, 1977). Rehab Read-e incorporates different learning styles and preferences that are enjoyable and beneficial for students completing online modules (Doyle & Jacobs, 2013). The module reviews important information including basic anatomy, vital signs, common diagnosis, formal assessments and patient handling. This module will assist OT programs and OT fieldwork supervisors with preparing students for their placement in an inpatient rehabilitation setting.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internationalen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectOccupational therapyen_US
dc.subjectFieldworken_US
dc.titleRehab Read-e: an educational online module for occupational therapy students preparing for a level II placement in an inpatient rehabilitation facility settingen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2021-09-10T22:18:32Z
etd.degree.nameOccupational Therapy Doctorateen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplineSargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciencesen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0003-3110-1579


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