Celebrating Occupational Therapy month

April 27, 2008 at 11:04 pm 6 comments

This year, I joined the OT Month Committee at my hospital to see what kind of ideas we could come up with to spread the word about OT. In past years, we had a booth set up near the cafeteria, but few people stopped to look at what was being presented at the booth. Since we wanted to reach out to a larger group of people, we decided to send out an all-user email.

In the email, we talked about how April is occupational therapy month and we had a link to an online quiz inviting people to test their knowledge about occupational therapy. Additionally, we offered a $20 giftcard as an incentive for people to take the quiz.

I was pleasantly surprised to see that a total of 67 people had successfully completed the quiz! There were plenty of wrong answers, but the fact that people took the time to try the quiz shows that we helped spread the word. As an added fun tidbit, one of the questions we asked was for people to name an occupational therapist that they knew. Many people left that last question blank, but it was interesting to see which therapists got mentioned.

Here are the questions from the quiz:

To celebrate Occupational Therapy Month, here is a short quiz to test your knowledge about some of the things occupational therapists do.

1. Occupational therapists address clients holistically and address the cognitive, psychosocial, environmental, spiritual and biophysical aspects of a person’s engagement in activities.

2. Occupational therapists’ primary role it to help clients obtain jobs.

3. Occupational therapists evaluate and address areas of self-care, work/productivity and leisure.

4. ADLs are:

5. An instrumental activity of daily living would include:

6. A hip kit is a package of equipment often issued to patients following hip or back surgeries, who are unable to bend at the waist for many weeks post surgery. Which of the following devices is not included in the hip kit?

7. Occupational therapists work in many areas including acute care, inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, driving, pediatrics, and the NICU. Name an OT and the department he/she works in.


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. lilalia  |  April 28, 2008 at 12:58 am

    Are you going to put the answers here as well?

  • 2. Avry  |  April 28, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Hi! Im an occupational therapy student at Cal State Dominguez Hills. I am also helping to spread the word on OT. 🙂 As one of the newsletter editors of the MSOT program, I decided to put up a blog about the program and newletter so interested students can see what we are doing in the program and show them that grad school is not all studying and learning. We have fun too! The blog is about interesting articles that we come across, life stories, and events that happens in the program. I hope you check it out! Great job on your blog too!


  • 3. mary Warren  |  May 1, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Great idea! Good representation of real activities people can relate to. Thank you for putting the word out there.

  • 4. aishel  |  May 1, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    lilalia, the answers are:
    1. True
    2. False
    3. True
    4. Activities of daily living
    5. All of the above
    6. Elastic shoe laces

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  • 6. Therapist Phone  |  April 21, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our
    community. Your site provided us with valuable information to work on.
    You have done a formidable job and our entire community will be thankful to you.


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