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Using Parent Assessment of Child Occupation (PACO) alongside the Child Occupational Self-Assessmen (COSA); feasibility study

Abstract

Objective: Although, Literature shows the significant role of parents in children’s lives, there have not been any studies carried out on the parents’ occupational assessments of their children. Materials and Methods: A modified version of the Child Occupational Self Awareness (COSA) was created (Parents Assessment of Child Occupational, PACO) to assess the parents’ assessment of their child’s occupation. This feasibility study aimed at identifying the practical and potential issues of applying the COSA alongside PACO. As well as testing the value of identifying the similarity of discrepancies between parents (here mothers) and their children in assessing a child’s occupational life. For this purpose, a convenient sample of 30 primary students aged between 9-10 years old, and their mothers were chosen. Results: The content analysis of the COSA and PACO besides the supplementary information gathered by the interviewer showed factors which need to be considered in the main future study. Conclusion: The findings indicate how mothers and their children have different interpretations of a child’s competency and values in carrying out some aspects of occupation. There are some considerations with reference to the environment and related items of the tool, scoring, and administration which need to be addressed in planning for the main study.

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Authors

Nobakht, L
Yazdani, F

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences\Department of Sport and Health Sciences

Dates

Year of publication: 2016
Date of RADAR deposit: 2017-04-27



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