Cristin-resultat-ID: 1049734
Sist endret: 10. mars 2014 13:10
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2013
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2013

Individualizing Standardized Tests: Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists' Test Practices in a Geriatric Setting

Bidragsytere:
  • Kariann Krohne
  • Sandra Torres
  • Åshild Slettebø og
  • Astrid Bergland

Tidsskrift

Qualitative Health Research
ISSN 1049-7323
e-ISSN 1552-7557
NVI-nivå 2

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2013
Publisert online: 2013
Trykket: 2013
Volum: 23
Hefte: 9
Sider: 1168 - 1178
Open Access

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Tittel

Individualizing Standardized Tests: Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists' Test Practices in a Geriatric Setting

Sammendrag

In assessing geriatric patients’ functional status, health care professionals use a number of standardized tests. These tests have defined administration procedures that restrict communication and interaction with patients. In this article, we explore the experiences of occupational therapists and physiotherapists acting as standardized test administrators. Drawing on fieldwork, interviews with physiotherapists and occupational therapists, and observations of test situations on acute geriatric wards, we suggest that the test situation generates a tension between what standardization demands and what individualization requires. Our findings illustrate how physiotherapists and occupational therapists navigate between adherence to the test standard and meeting what they consider to be the individual patient’s needs in the test situation. We problematize this navigation, and argue that the health care professional’s use of relational competence is the means to reach and maintain individualization.

Bidragsytere

Kariann Krohne

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for fysioterapi ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet

Sandra Torres

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Uppsala universitet

Åshild Slettebø

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for helse- og sykepleievitenskap ved Universitetet i Agder

Astrid Bergland

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for fysioterapi ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet
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