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Research Article  |   August 1988
Development and Investigation of the Occupational Performance History Interview
Author Affiliations
  • Gary Kielhofner, DrPH, OTR, FAOTA, is Head and Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Associated Health Professions, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612
  • Alexis D. Henry, MS, OTR/L, is Rehabilitation Coordinator, Department of Rehabilitation Services, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts. She is also a doctoral student in therapeutic studies at Sargent College of Allied Health Professions, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
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Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Features
Research Article   |   August 1988
Development and Investigation of the Occupational Performance History Interview
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1988, Vol. 42, 489-498. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.8.489
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1988, Vol. 42, 489-498. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.8.489
Abstract

This article describes the development of the Occupational Performance History Interview, an instrument designed to gather an accurate and clinically useful history of an individual’s work, play, and self-care performance from psychosocially and/or physically disabled adolescents, adults, and older persons. Following the identification and validation of content and the development of format, the instrument was field-tested and revised. An examination of reliability across time and raters indicated that although part of the instrument ratings met or exceeded levels of acceptable stability, further development and testing is indicated.