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Title: A normative needs assessment for occupational therapy services in primary health care
Authors: Vella, Stephanie (2008)
Keywords: Primary health care -- Malta
Occupational therapy -- Malta
Needs assessment -- Malta
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: Vella, S. (2008). A normative needs assessment for occupational therapy services in primary health care (Master's dissertation).
Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate if there is a normative need to introduce Occupational Therapy services at Primary Care level. This normative needs assessment was carried out in three consecutive stages. The initial stage comprised of a postal questionnaire to the GP (n=70) employed with the Department of Primary Care. The questionnaires were posted in the 8 health centres on the island of Malta. Thirty questionnaires were received having a response rate of 42.8%. The second stage of the needs assessment was individual interview with health care professionals at corporate level (=3). The third stage of the needs assessment included three focus groups with three different categorical groups of participants. These were adults with diverse disabilities (n = 6), Health care professionals established in the community (n = 6) and Occupational Therapists running services within the National Health Service (n = 4) and in Non-Governmental Organisations (n = 2). A total of 51 respondents participated in this study.
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