Tuesday, 12 July 2016

College of Occupational Therapists Conference 2016

Laura Di Bona presented a seminar entitled “Delivering complex interventions in occupational therapy practice: COTiD-UK experiences” at last week’s College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference 2016 with colleague Jane Burgess.
The seminar was well received and focussed on how to deliver complex occupational therapy interventions in UK practice. Laura and Jane discussed the Valuing Active Life in Dementia (VALID) research programme and the Community Occupational Therapy in Dementia – United Kingdom (COTiD-UK) intervention that is being evaluated within this research programme.

Key messages were that in order to successfully implement complex occupational therapy interventions all stakeholders (people living with dementia, family carers, occupational therapists and service managers) need clear expectations of what is required of them to deliver the intervention. All, also need motivation, guidance and support as they are all learning new skills and making changes to their lives or practice. Using existing evidence whether related to the specific intervention or drawing on implementation science theory can also help. Most of all, it is important to remember that new interventions take time to deliver and learn how to implement successfully with positive outcomes and experiences for service users.

Professor Gail Mountain also presented at the conference about both the Valuing Active Life in Dementia and the Lifestyle Matters research programmes.

For further information on the VALID project, please click here: www.ucl.ac.uk/valid

For further information about the College of Occupational Therapists Conference 2016 please visit: http://cotannualconference.org.uk/ 

Written by Laura Di Bona researcher / occupational therapist

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