Date of Award
Critically Appraised Topic
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Gail Bass/Devon Olson Lambert
This paper focuses on the efficacy of occupational-based interventions administered via telehealth within a rural-dwelling adult (18 years and older) population with mental health conditions. The main factors to consider in this scenario are the mental health services in rural areas, the features of the rural population, and the role of occupational therapy (OT) and telehealth in rural mental health. The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework defined health management as “activities related to developing, managing, and maintaining health and wellness routines, including self-management, with the goal of improving or maintaining health to support participation and other occupation” (AOTA, 2020, p.32).
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Tolkkinen, Grant E.; Torgerson, Grace K.; and Wanner, Kaitlyn J., "Telehealth Benefits in Rural Areas: Occupational Therapy" (2023). Critically Appraised Topics. 61.