This discussion will be available for 2 weeks from September 20th, 2021.
This discussion is now open.
You can share your experiences of QUEST - Unit 2.
What types of data do you typically collect in your area of practice/place of work?
What types of data do you think is typically collected in your practice/clinical placement?
Hello! I’m an occupational therapy student and I have done 2 practice placements so far, a pediatric and a mental health one. From what I’ve seen in both placements, they collect data from the assessment results, and the number of interventions/sessions that children or adults attend. They also collect data from the observations of occupational performance during interventions. I also had a question – do other types of data (reports from doctors for the reasons for referral or patients’ personal preferences expressed during sessions) count as data for this exercise? They were collecting this type of information in both placements I’ve been to.
Hello Maria! Thank you for adding to this discussion by sharing your experience. The other types of data that you have mentioned could be used.
What trends and quality issues do you think may be evident by monitoring this information over time?