Objective: To developed and validate a form for Documentation of Occupational Therapy Session during Intervention (D.O.T.S.I) based on the OTPF.This form may fill the need for more consistent and detailed documentation of the intervention process. Method: Fifty five pediatric OT's documented 2-3 treatment sessions. A total of 120 treatment sessions were recorded. Construct validity was assessed through known-groups differences, once based on age groups and once based on context groups. Results: Significant inter-rater reliability in most sub-categories was found with a good Cronbach alpha coefficient. Construct validity was established by significant differences between the two settings (educational and clinic) and the two age groups. Conclusion: The D.O.T.S.I. form as a reliable and valid measure enables to simply document intervention in a unified and professional method. The documentation method of the D.O.T.S.I. stimulates clinical reasoning by allowing the therapist to reflect on the process of intervention and plan future progress.
- Occupational therapy