Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Eating Disorder Evidence-based Practice Paper
OTA 1030 OT in Mental Health
Paper for Treatment
Addressed Student Outcomes:
1.) In the treatment of persons with mental health issues, use relevant theoretical perspectives, models of practice, frames of reference, and accessible evidence.
2.) Evaluate the indications and symptoms of various mental health issues, including precautions, in relation to constructing an occupational therapy intervention plan.
ACOTE Standards Affirmed:
Identify strategies that are aligned with occupational performance models (B.2.11)
Describe and apply fundamental aspects of the ideas that underpin occupational therapy practice.
Describe and apply the fundamental characteristics of occupational therapy models of practice and frames of reference.
With faculty clearance, students will choose a specific diagnosis from the spectrum of eating disorders.
Describe the conditions typical indications and symptoms.
Describe the effect such symptoms have on your job.
What are the current views on the best successful OT intervention(s) for this problem, and what scholarly research backs it up?
Find three research publications that support this viewpoint.
What specific group intervention(s) could OT practitioners utilize with the given diagnostic or medical condition?
How does scholarly research back up this claim?
Papers should be at least three pages long and no more than six pages long, excluding reference and cover pages, and should be formatted in the APA style.
Please see the rubric below.
CRITERIA FOR AN EMPIRICALLY BASED PRACTICE PAPER
superior above the norm
Professionalism that is inconsistent
Average or less
Professional skills are lacking.
Professionalism is lacking.
1. Describe the signs and symptoms of a specific eating disorder and how they affect your job.
Signs and symptoms are described succinctly and clearly; complete information is presented; and the impact on occupation is targeted and comprehensive.
A partial explanation of the indications and symptoms is supplied, as well appropriate information concerning the influence on employment.
Incomplete description of indications and symptoms; little and superficial information about the impact on occupation supplied
Descriptions are confusing or wrong; unnecessary material is presented; concerning the impact on occupation; reads like a first draft
2. A description of the current consensus on the most successful OT therapies for this disease, as well as the scholarly research that backs up the consensus.
Significant, pertinent facts and details on dominant viewpoints and interventions are presented; point of view is supported by scholarly evidence (minimum of three) and instances; excellent structure; and a decent flow of information are offered.
Adequate information and some specifics concerning prevalent beliefs and interventions are supplied; point of view is somewhat backed by scholarly research and an example (2 articles);
inefficient arrangement with a clumsy flow
Ineffective organization; difficult to follow; superficial information; little specifics offered on thoughts and interventions; point of view supported by weak logic and insufficient proof; ineffective organization; difficult to follow
The description of current treatments is ambiguous or erroneous;
The point of view is unsupported or poorly supported; it reads like a first draft.
There are no citations or references to scientific research articles.
3. Describe a specific group intervention used by OT practitioners with a specific diagnosis or medical condition, and
a statement indicating whether scientific research supports or opposes the intervention, with an example (s)
Substantial description of group intervention utilized with a specific ailment or diagnosis; clear, complete statement clarifying whether or not academic research supports that intervention, with at least one reference and example
Acceptable description of group intervention utilized with selected disease or diagnosis; adequate statement demonstrating scholarly study support; inadequate organization resulting in uncomfortable flow
Aesthetic knowledge regarding a group intervention intended to treat a certain ailment or diagnosis; a point of view supported by poor logic and insufficient proof;
Confusion results from a lack of fluidity.
The description of the group intervention with the selected disease or condition is unclear or wrong; the point of view is unsupported or erroneously supported; and it reads like a first draft.
Throughout, the required formatting and APA style (where applicable) are used appropriately and consistently.
The required formatting and APA style (if applicable) are used correctly yet inconsistently throughout.
Throughout, required formatting and APA style (where applicable) are applied erroneously and inconsistently.
Formatting and APA style are required (if relevant)
not obvious or reads like a rough draft
There is no attached rubric.
Effective mastery of language, spelling, usage, and punctuation; less than five errors in the paper
Good mastery of language, use, spelling, and punctuation; the document has fewer than five errors per page on all pages.
Grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation are all below average; the document has five or more errors per page on all pages:
ASC (Academic Success Center) is required.
Inadequate command of grammar, spelling, and punctuation;
Excessive mistakes impede comprehension.
ASC is required because it reads like a first draft.