Alison Jane Laver Fawcett

Alison Jane Laver Fawcett
York St John University · School of Sience Technology and Health

PhD, DipCOT, O.T.(C) PCAP, SFHEA
Research related to assessment including: Structured Observational Test of Function (SOTOF); & Activity Card Sort - UK.

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Introduction
I have led the development of the UK version of the Activity Card Sort (ACS-UK) for older people which is published by York St John University. I have developed the Structured Observational Test of Function (SOTOF) which is available from me free of charge on request.
Additional affiliations
September 2008 - present
York St John University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 1988 - May 2017
York St John University
Position
  • Professor
Education
April 1991 - December 1994
University of Surrey
Field of study
  • Psychology (Neuropsychology and Psychometrics)

Publications

Publications (43)
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Title: Evaluating the impact of two occupational therapy assessments: an impact case study Purpose and aims: This study examined the impact of the Structured Observational Test of Function 2nd edition (SOTOF; Laver-Fawcett and Marrison, 2016) and the Activity Card Sort – United Kingdom (ACS-UK; Laver-Fawcett and Mallinson, 2013; Laver-Fawcett et al...
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Laver-Fawcett, AJ (30th June 2021) Poster presentation: P50. How to get involved with the Research into Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science (ROTOS) Foundation's projects and activities. Royal College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference 2021. Virtual event. Strategic plan 2020-2023 Overall Strategic Aim: That knowledge from Oc...
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Laver-Fawcett AJ. Chair of the Research into Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science(ROTOS) Foundation Board. (March 2021). Invited Keynote: Conducting occupational therapy research during the COVID-19 pandemic: challenges and adaptations. http://www.innowacje2021.bok-ump.pl/teksty.php?plik=program.php&lang=eng
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Master programmes play an important role in continued academic and professional development of health care professionals. This article describes the development of a framework for describing and comparing master competences in post-registration occupational therapy education in nine countries. The framework may serve as a guideline for prospective...
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Background Reablement is an intensive, time-limited intervention for people at risk of needing social care or an increased intensity of care. Differing from home care, it seeks to restore functioning and self-care skills. In England, it is a core element of intermediate care. The existing evidence base is limited. Objectives To describe reablement...
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Patient or user engagement with health and social care interventions is receiving increased attention and interest within practice settings and research. An English evaluation of three reablement services wished to include a measure of user‐engagement so as to explore its association with outcomes. As no measure of reablement engagement existed, an...
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OT Show 23rd November 2016 Introduction to the Structured Observational Test of Function (SOTOF; 2nd edition) and the Activity Card Sort – United Kingdom version (ACS-UK): two occupational therapy assessments for older people. Alison Laver-Fawcett, PhD, OT(C), DipCOT, SFHEA Contact: a.laverfawcett@yorksj.ac.uk This session will introduce two oc...
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Background: Reablement is a time-limited intervention that aims to support people to regain independence and enable them to resume their daily activities after they return home from an in-patient care setting, or to maintain independence to enable them to remain at home. There is some evidence that reablement can enhance independence and has the p...
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Invited presentation: Laver-Fawcett AJ (July 2016) Students as Research Partners. Invited 2 hour presentation. Craven College, Skipton, UK.
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P158 Introduction to the Activity Card Sort - United Kingdom version (ACS-UK) Laver-Fawcett A, York St John University This poster will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about the Activity Card Sort – United Kingdom version (ACS-UK) and consider its potential for their practice and/or research. The Activity Card Sort (ACS Baum and...
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ORAL ABSTRACT COTEC-ENOTHE2016 Theme 14. Evidence based practice Theme 3: WHO 2020 health promotion and disease prevention A Critical Review of the Evidence Base for Occupational Therapy Mental Health Practice for Children and Adolescents Sharon Cheek1, Katie Grainge1, Laura Kirk1, Alison Laver-Fawcett1, Karen Wilson1 1Programme in Occupational The...
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RESEARCH ORAL ABSTRACT TEMPLATE COTEC-ENOTHE2016 Theme14. Evidence based practice THE EVALUATION OF THE RELIABILITY OF THE ACTIVITY CARD SORT – UNITED KINGDOM VERSION (ACS-UK) Dritero Kastrati1, Christine Muller1, Philippa Price1, Lorna Rand1, Sophie Storr1, Maria Pickard2 and Alison Laver-Fawcett1 1 Programme in Occupational Therapy, Faculty of He...
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RESEARCH ORAL ABSTRACT TEMPLATE COTEC-ENOTHE2016 Theme14. Evidence based practice Contributing to the improvement of the dynamic aspect of the Structured Observational Test of Function (SOTOF) Eden Marrison1, Alison Laver-Fawcett1 1 Programme in Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, York St John University, York, United Kingdo...
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This presentation provides an overview of the studies to develop a UK version of the Activity Card Sort (ACS-UK). Including: content validity; face validity; clinical utility; and reliability.
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This presentation explains how to administer and score the Structured Observational Test of Function (SOTOF) 2nd edition
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Structured Observational Test of Function (SOTOF) 2nd edition. Introduction to the development and standardisation of the SOTOF 1st edition and recent work underpinning the 2nd edition.
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Abstract Introduction: The Activity Card Sort - United Kingdom version (ACS-UK) is a self-report interview assessment requiring older adults sort activity photograph cards to evaluate their levels of participation. The face validity and clinical utility of the ACS-UK were explored. Method: The sample comprised 27 community dwelling older adults (>6...
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This article presents the case for why the effectiveness of occupational therapy intervention should be monitored and reviewed by the routine use of rigorous and well-standardised outcome measures. Occupational therapists must be committed to contributing to the evidence base related to the effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions and kn...
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The Activity Card Sort (ACS) is a valid and reliable measure of older adults' participation; however, cultural sensitivity issues are a limitation to its application in the United Kingdom. A content validity study was undertaken to identify culturally relevant activity items to be included in a United Kingdom version of the ACS (ACS-UK). For item g...
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As a group of occupational therapists working in mental health practice, education and research, we have concerns about the development and honing of occupational therapists' knowledge and skills for modern mental health practice. There are always competing priorities in occupational therapy curricula, but recent mental health policy and legislativ...
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Changes in rehabilitation and clinical practice, the recognition of the role of clients in achieving rehabilitation goals, and client participation in decision-making and administration of service delivery have contributed to the development of new methodologies for research and evaluation. In this paper, the traditional relationship between resear...
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Age‐related changes and stereotyped expectations may pose challenges to older adults’ use of the telephone, an essential communication device in our society. This study, with 240 older and 156 young adults, provides baseline information about possible age differences in telephone conversation problems and in use of the telephone. Young adults expec...
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COTNAB was initially developed for a 16-65 year old population of patients with head injury and stroke. A large proportion of neurological patients referred to occupational therapy are over 65. Without age-appropriate normative data, COTNAB cannot be used to assess these older patients in a valid and reliable manner. The purpose of this study was t...
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the test-retest and inter-rater reliability of the original version of the SOTOF. The method involved the examination of the correlation between (1) scores obtained by pairs of occupational therapist raters scoring the same administration of the SOTOF to an older person (research participant); and (2) score...
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Surrey, 1994.

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