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ISSN: 0860-6161
Advances in Rehabilitation
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4/2017
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abstract:

The knowledge of the inhabitants of Lesser Poland about the profession of an occupational therapist

Urszula Żmudzińska
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Aneta Bac

Postępy Rehabilitacji (4), 35 – 44, 2017
Online publish date: 2018/03/14
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Introduction
A contemporary model of occupational therapy differs from the previous model which was common in Poland in previous years. Therefore, the opinions of the society concerning the profession of an occupational therapist are constantly changing.

Material and methods
The research included 244 inhabitants of Lesser Poland aged between 25 and 65 employed in various professions. A questionnaire regarding occupational therapy and the profession and competences of occupational therapists was applied in the study.

Results
The presented results show that the job of an occupational therapist is perceived as a needed profession both by individuals who underwent such therapy and those who did not use such services. Responses regarding competences and activities in the profession of an occupational therapist revealed differences in the opinions of the study participants.

Conclusions
Taking into account only competences and activities of an occupational therapist, associations of the study participants reflected the knowledge of the model of therapy that existed before and was mainly devoted to occupational therapy workshops. The respondents would trust an occupational therapist both in adapting the house to their needs and in performing exercises connected with activities of daily living

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occupational therapy, competences of an occupational therapist, the perception of the profession of an occupational therapist











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