Date of Paper/Work

6-2018

Type of Paper/Work

Doctoral Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Department

Occupational Science/Occupational Therapy

First Advisor

Julie Bass

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to increase the knowledge and confidence of home based occupational therapy practitioners working with adults and older adults who have urinary incontinence. The knowledge translation model of education is used to educate health care providers to improve integration of new information. The Reflective Questioning Framework for coaching can be effective with increasing knowledge and confidence of practitioners that are integrating new learning into their daily home care practice. This project investigated how these two approaches to education impacted occupational therapy practitioners perceived level of knowledge and confidence treating urinary incontinence in adult and older adult clients in the home setting using a self-assessment survey. Overall the participants report an increase in knowledge and confidence and reports competent and mastery level skills after the educational program and coaching session. The groups that participated in the coaching sessions reported a greater increase in knowledge and confidence. Further development of the role of occupational therapy in the management of urinary incontinence is required.

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