Cheryl Meyers; An Occupational Therapy Refresher Course: A 5-Year Follow-up Report. Am J Occup Ther 1994;48(1):82-86. doi: 10.5014/ajot.48.1.82.
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Objectives. The shortage of occupational therapists prompted the faculty of the program in occupational therapy at the University of Minnesota to develop a reentry (refresher) course.
Method. A questionnaire sent to all enrolled in the 2-week refresher course during a 5-year period revealed that three intended groups of therapists have benefited: those reentering practice, those considering a change to another area of specialty, and those updating their educational background.
Results. Respondents indicated that the course increased self-confidence, theoretical knowledge base, and ability to apply theory to practice.
Conclusion. Both reentering therapists and those changing specialty areas of practice reported positive employment outcomes.
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