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Measuring what matters: Using AusTOMs-OT in everyday practice

Time: 9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Room: TBA, St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
Price: free
Speaker(s): Professor Carolyn Unsworth (Central Queensland University)

Measuring what matters: Using AusTOMs-OT in everyday practice

Professor Cilla Harries, Director of the FHSCE Centre for Applied Health and Social Care Research and Professor of Occupational Therapy, cordially invites you to a special two-hour morning seminar.

Title: Measuring what matters: Using AusTOMs-OT in everyday practice

Description:
On completion of this seminar, participants will be able to implement AusTOMs-OT in the clinic and have a preliminary understanding of what to do with outcomes data.

The workshop will cover:
1. Background -why we need to use outcome measures
2. Use of the AusTOMs-OT -an overview of how to select scales and score clients
3. What to do with outcome data, and demonstrate how data can be used to answer clinical questions and provide evidence for continuation or extension of therapy services.

Presenter: Professor Carolyn Unsworth (Central Queensland University)

Carolyn's research and teaching focuses primarily on enabling people with age-related health declines or disabilities to access the community through driving a car or using powered wheelchairs or mobility scooters. Her research activities include determining fitness-to-drive capacity as well as the most effective rehabilitation interventions for people wishing to resume driving after accident or injury, and improving access for people using powered mobility devices on public transport and ensuring people have the skills to drive powered mobility devices safely.

Over the past 25 years she has mentored or supervised over 40 research students, held academic appointments in the USA at Tufts University, and visiting appointments in the UK at London South Bank University and in Sweden at Jonkoping University.

She has published over 150 journal articles and book chapters, as well as a three internationally used assessments on: fitness-to-drive (OT-DORA Battery); powered mobility device assessment and training (the PoMoDATT www.pomodatt.com ); and measuring people's health outcomes (AusTOMs-OT www.austoms.com).

In 2017, Carolyn was made an inaugural Fellow of the Occupational Therapy Australia Research Academy in recognition of her contribution to occupational therapy research in Australia. In the same year, she received the Central Queensland University Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Anastasiya Stravolemova, FHSCE Events Team
Tel: 0208 725 4735
Email: HSCE-events@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

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