Rangos School of Health Sciences
patient education, CO-OP, cognitive orientation to occupational performance, PSFS, patient specific functional scale
A thorough needs assessment at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo revealed slight dissatisfaction scores on the Press Ganey survey for both the occupational therapy department and discharge planning processes. This quality improvement project, Take Charge for Therapy Discharge, implemented a two-session patient education protocol using the Cognitive Orientation to Occupational Performance (CO-OP) approach. Using the Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS), participants identified and prioritized three therapy goals and rated their perceived current performance. Results demonstrated a significant difference between the participants’ PSFS pre and post-intervention scores. Patients’ improved self-perceived goal attainment scores served as evidence that, in addition to using the CO-OP approach, the therapists were actively addressing the patients’ prioritized therapy goals.
Westley, K. (2018). Take Charge for Therapy Discharge: Outcomes of a Patient Education Program Applying the CO-OP Approach (, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1735