Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy: Volume 48 Issue 1 , Open Access


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An exploration of sensory processing patterns and their association with demographic factors in healthy adults

Tawanda Machingura, Gurjeet Kaur, Chris Lloyd, Sharon Mickan, David Shum, Evelyne Rathbone, Heather Green

Previous research has provided limited evidence on whether and how demographic factors associate with sensory processing patterns (SPP) in adults. This paper aims to examine…


Irish occupational therapists use of evidenced-based falls prevention programmes

Kim Lombard, Laura Desmond, Ciara Phelan, Joan Brangan

As one ages, the risk of experiencing a fall increases and poses a number of serious consequences; 30 per cent of individuals over 65 years of age fall each year. Evidence-based…


Sensory-based interventions with adult and adolescent trauma survivors: An integrative review of the occupational therapy literature

Suzie McGreevy, Pauline Boland

An emerging evidence base, and increased awareness of the effects of trauma on the body, advocates a sensory-based approach to treatment with posttraumatic stress and complex…


An investigation of the acute management of closed intra-articular fractures of the proximal interphalangeal joint in Ireland

Deirdre Harmon, Michelle Spirtos

Many treatment methods for intra-articular fractures of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint are described in the literature without a consensus on the most effective…


Development of occupational therapy in Grangegorman hospital, Dublin: 1934-1954

Rebecca Cahill, Judith Pettigrew

In the early to mid-twentieth century, psychiatrist-led occupational therapy departments emerged in Irish psychiatric hospitals. This marked a transition towards establishing…