Course Overview

Stepping Stones from Input to Outcome: An Occupational Perspective

3 CEUs.

Purchase access to the questionnaire on this open access journal article. You will be required to read the article and answer multiple choice questions related to the article (you must get 70% and above to qualify for the 3 CEUs).  

Objectives of this course:

On completion of this CPD activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe why outcomes are essential in providing evidence for intervention.
  2. Describe the journey from service input to treatment outcomes:
    • Determining a single target for a programme?
    • Explain the terms measurement, evaluation and assessment in the context of a programme.
    • Describe the process of input, output and outcomes.
    • Review the scales of measurement according to Stevens’ theory of scales of measurement.
    • Define objective verses subjective observations.
    • Describe routine outcome measurement.
    • Define clinical utility.
  You have until 31st December 2021 to complete this task.  




CASTELEIJN, Daleen. The 22nd Vona du Toit Memorial Lecture: Stepping Stones from Input to Outcomes: An Occupational Perspective. S. Afr. j. occup. ther., Pretoria,  v. 43, n. 1, p. 01-09,  Apr.  2013 .   Available from <http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S2310-38332013000100002&lng=en&nrm=iso>. access on 29  Jan.  2021.

Summary of the article:

This article is the 22nd Vona du Toit Memorial Lecture address. It highlights the need for adopt routine outcome measurement in their daily practice as there is limited evidence of recorded change in clients’ activity participation or functional, ability. Seven stepping stones are presented to consider when implementing routine outcome management.