Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy: Volume 46 Issue 1 , Open Access


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Association between older adults’ functional performance and their scores on the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) and Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)

Sze Tim Sonia Yu, Mong-lin Yu, Ted Brown, Hanna Andrews

The paper aims to investigate if the performance of older adults on the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) were associated…


Do wrist orthoses cause compensatory elbow and shoulder movements when performing drinking and hammering tasks?

Virginia P. Stofer, Scott McLean, Jimmy Smith

Wrist orthoses are used by occupational therapists to decrease pain, support weak muscles and protect tissues during healing. However, use of wrist orthoses has been…


A case study of the development of occupational therapy at St. Patrick’s Hospital Dublin, 1935-1969

Bríd D. Dunne, Katie Robinson, Judith Pettigrew

This paper aims to examine the relationship between psychiatry and occupational therapy in Ireland through a case study of the development of the occupational therapy…


Teachers’ perspectives on handwriting and collaborative intervention for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Therese McNamee, Sandra Patton

This study aims to investigate teacher perspectives on teaching handwriting to children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and collaboration with occupational therapists.


Play and play occupation: a survey of paediatric occupational therapy practice in Ireland

Alice Moore, Helen Lynch

Play occupation has been identified as an essential part of children’s lives, and it subsequently features in paediatric occupational therapy. However, few studies address…