Ted Brown

Ted Brown
Monash University (Australia) · Department of Occupational Therapy

PhD, MSc, MPA, BScOT(Hons), OT(C), OTR, MRCOT, FOTARA FAOTA

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Introduction
Ted Brown currently works at the Department of Occupational Therapy, Monash University (Australia). Ted does research in Allied Health Science, Pediatrics and Rehabilitation. His research interests include occupational therapy for children and families, education of health professional students, quantitative research methods, evidence-based practice, evidence-based education, and evaluation of tests and measures.
Additional affiliations
April 2005 - May 2021
Monash University (Australia)
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Description
  • Senior Lecturer: 2005 - 2009; Associate Professor: 2009 - 2019; Professor: 2020 onwards
January 2003 - February 2005
La Trobe University
Description
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
January 2000 - December 2006
The University of Queensland
Description
  • Completion of PhD and ongoing collaborations with doctoral supervisor
Education
February 2005 - December 2005
Monash University (Australia)
Field of study
  • Health Professional Education
June 1999 - April 2003
The University of Queensland
Field of study
  • Occupational Therapy
September 1989 - May 1991
Queen's University
Field of study
  • Rehabilitation Science

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Publications (497)
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Background The rapid switch to online learning in response to the Covid-19 pandemic affected occupational therapy students’ education delivery. It is, therefore, important to investigate these impacts. Aims/objectives This study investigated the potential predictors of academic performance in undergraduate occupational therapy students after movin...
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Purpose: To investigate differences between domestic and international occupational therapy students in their perceptions and experiences of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: Cross-sectional study of 151 occupational therapy students enrolled in the 4-year Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) courses at the University...
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Social work students are expected to learn about and demonstrate several professional competencies during their academic and fieldwork studies. This study explored the associations between professionalism, resilience, and reflective thinking in a sample of 212 students enrolled in a Master of Social Work program. The sample was predominantly female...
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Students more than ever are completing their university studies online. At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, most higher education providers were required to move to exclusively deliver online curriculum. It is therefore imperative that educators have access to psychometrically sound measures of students’ online learning experiences. The reliabil...
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With the internationalisation of higher education, students from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds represent a significant proportion of the university student body in Australia. Research literature indicates that the unique cultural and linguistic challenges experienced by these students may adversely impact their academic p...
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The visuoperceptual measure for videofluoroscopic swallow studies (VMV) is a new measure for analysing the recordings from videofluoroscopic swallow studies (VFSS). This study evaluated the reliability and validity of the pilot version of the VMV using classical test theory (CTT) analysis, informed by the consensus-based standards for the selection...
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Handwriting is an important daily occupation for children. When assessing children’s handwriting, it is recommended that clinicians use objective handwriting performance tests as well as solicit children’s and parents’ perspectives to promote client-centered practice. However, it remains unknown to what extent objective handwriting performance test...
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Background: Emotional-behavioural problems in children present a barrier to engagement and participation in school occupations. Applying practice theory is an essential process to explore the impact of clinical problems and to orient clinical thinking to the domain of occupation. Purpose: Occupational therapy practice theory and frameworks are appl...
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Background Fieldwork is a core element of health professional and education student training that is often a professional registration and practice requirement. There are many personal, social, and professional factors that impact on students’ fieldwork performance. The impact of professionalism, resilience, and reflective thinking on fieldwork per...
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Young carers support family members affected by disability or a health condition. The Young Carer Bursary Program aims to support young carers' education. This paper analysed data from consenting bursary applicants (2017–2019) to investigate relationships between wellbeing, educational attendance, home study and other factors. Descriptive statistic...
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Purpose To investigate if first-year occupational therapy students who have had no on-campus, face-to-face learning experiences differed from second-, third- and fourth-year students in their perceptions and experiences of online learning during the Covid-19 pandemic. Methods One hundred and fifty-one occupational therapy undergraduate students (8...
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The relationship between entry-level, undergraduate occupational therapy students’ fieldwork performance and measures of professionalism, reflective thinking and resilience was examined. A group of 135 undergraduates (86% female) completed a self-report questionnaire containing the standardized instruments measuring professionalism, resilience and...
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Students’ approaches to studying are viewed as essential for their learning outcomes. However, associations between study approaches and academic outcomes among occupational therapy students are rarely studied, as are cross-cultural comparisons. This study assessed associations between the deep, strategic and surface approaches to studying and occu...
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Introduction The rapid shift to digital platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic enabled occupational therapy practice education to continue while creating unique learning opportunities for students in an environment of high demand for practice education providers. How occupational therapy practice educators experienced fieldwork supervision during t...
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Background The quality of the academic workforce is influenced by multi-level interactionist factors yet there is limited research into these influencing factors. Aim To investigate relationships between individual characteristics of Australian occupational therapy academics and work-related variables. Method An exploratory cross-sectional online...
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Introduction: The Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study (VFSS) is a commonly used dysphagia assessment that is routinely analysed visuoperceptually. However, no consensus exists regarding which visuoperceptual measures should be used to analyse VFSSs. Current visuoperceptual measures for VFSSs are limited by poor quality and incomplete or indeterminate...
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Introduction A survey of International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy (IFSHT) member countries identified relative motion extension as the preferred approach to management of zones V-VI extensor tendon repairs. The aims of this survey were to identify and compare hand therapy practice patterns in Malaysia (a non-IFSHT member country) with...
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The Test of Visual Perceptual Skills – Fourth Edition (TVPS-4) is a recently revised assessment of motor-free perceptual abilities, that was standardized in the United States. The TVPS-4 is commonly used by pediatric occupational therapists, health professionals and educators, therefore it is important that its psychometric properties and use in cr...
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This study evaluates the efficacy of a school-based social cognitive intervention for children with autism. Seventy-four children and adolescents were taught visually scaffolded, theory of mind-based social skills program. Using a mixed-methods approach, children's social competence was assessed at pre-test and post-test. Compared to a waitlist con...
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A key feature of autism spectrum disorder is a dysfunction in social participation. This study aimed to explore the parents’ perceptions and experiences of social cognitive training for their child with autism in the Hong Kong context. Using a qualitative narrative approach, twenty-three parent participants were interviewed using purposive sampling...
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Background Academic life requiring students to meet academic and professional practice expectations can be stressful. Effective emotional and social competence can assist students in managing feelings, stressful situations and fostering relationships with educators, peers, and clients. Hence this is a helpful professional competence for health stud...
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Background The Sensory Profile-2 (SP-2) is the recently revised set of scales that provide information about a child’s responses to different types of sensory stimuli. Aim To examine the methodological quality and psychometric properties of the SP-2 using the Consensus-based Standards for the Selection of Health Measurement Instruments (COSMIN) an...
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Introduction Children encounter several types of sensory input from their daily living environments and take in and process this information using their sensory systems. Few studies have considered the impact of children’s sensory preferences on their activity participation. This study investigated the relationship between children’s sensory proces...
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Background: Cognitive training (CT) for individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may not be optimal for enhancing cognitive functioning. Coupling CT with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may maximize the strength of transmission across synaptic circuits in pathways that are stimulated by CT. The synergistic effects arising fr...
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Purpose: Fathers in families raising children with disabilities are under-researched. Fathers' perspectives can be better accommodated in childhood disability services that operate on a family-centred paradigm if their perspectives are understood. This study aimed to investigate the perspectives of fathers on caring and family life, work, and heal...
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Background: Professionalism is a key attribute that occupational therapy students must establish throughout their education. Resilience and reflective thinking are two skills that may underpin students' professionalism. Objective: To investigate whether resilience and reflective thinking are predictive of undergraduate occupational therapy stude...
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Abstract Objective: Practitioners work with children presenting with sensory processing difficulties. There is limited evidence about the relationship between children’s sensory processing and their executive functioning. This study investigated the relationship between children’s sensory processing and executive functioning. Methods: Forty paren...
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Sensory processing and executive functioning have been studied extensively as individual concepts in primary school children, yet little literature exists that has examined the relationship between these two factors. This study investigated the association between sensory processing and executive functioning in school-aged children. Parents of 40 t...
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Purpose The developmental, individual-difference and relationship (DIR)/Floortime ® approach is a commonly used parent-implemented intervention with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Currently, no evidence is available about the intervention’s implementation and utility in Malaysia. The aim of this paper is to investigate the applicabil...
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Background: Academic integrity is viewed as honest and responsible scholarship and the moral code of academia. Reported incidences of academic dishonesty among health professional students are widespread and may be an indicator of future unprofessional behaviour in the workplace. Aim: This study investigated the potential predictors of academic int...
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Background Productive approaches to studying (deep and strategic learning) are associated with a variety of favourable academic outcomes, and may be of particular importance for students in multifaceted and complex disciplines such as occupational therapy. Aim To explore associations between student characteristics and their dominant approaches to...
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This study evaluates the efficacy of a school-based social cognitive intervention for children with autism. Seventy-four children and adolescents were taught visually scaffolded, theory of mind-based social skills program. Using a mixed-methods approach, children’s social competence was assessed at pre-test and post-test. Compared to a waitlist con...
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Introduction Given the high incidence of hand and wrist injuries, they are exceptionally costly to the economy. This prospective, longitudinal study aimed to establish methods for capturing the burden of acute hand and wrist injury from an individual and societal perspective. Methods A prospective longitudinal design with baseline measures of inju...
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School-based Filial Therapy (SBFT), a mental health intervention for primary school children living and remote locations. The SBFT pilot was implemented in three rural primary schools in remote and regional New South Wales, Australia, using a pretest-posttest control group design to investigate the impact of 10-sessions of Filial Therapy with a par...
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Date Presented 03/26/20 The Australian OT academic workforce has been impacted by an increased number of education programs and student enrollment. Only half have a PhD or professional doctorate, and there is only a small number in academic leadership. Most academics were motivated to become academics to teach students. Job satisfaction was influen...
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Background Effective communication and empathy are fundamental to nurse-patient relationships and good nursing practice. Although the importance of listening is widely accepted in the nursing practice, little research exists regarding the empathic and listening styles of undergraduate nursing students. Purpose This study investigated empathic and...
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Playfulness is well researched in children; however, much less is known about its impact on the well-being of adults. To investigate the relationship between playfulness and well-being in Australian adults. Participants ( N = 175) completed the Other-directed, Lighthearted, Intellectual, and Whimsical (OLIW) scale for playfulness and the Positive E...
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Determining what factors influence the psychological well-being of undergraduate university students may provide valuable information to inform the development of intervention programs and targeted learning activities. The objective of this study was to investigate the correlation between psychological well-being in university students and their se...
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Introduction There has been an increase in the number of Australian occupational therapy education programmes and student enrolment numbers in existing programmes, whereas there is a perceived current and predicted future workforce shortage of qualified university academics. The aim of the study was to map the current Australian occupational therap...
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Effective listening is a fundamental component in safe, quality health care provision. In health care contexts, listening constitutes both an art and science. Traditionally, health professionals have used listening to assess internal organ function, such as listening for heart sounds, while contemporary person‐focused approaches to care delivery in...
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It is important for assessments used by occupational therapists to have documented evidence of their validity. This adds to the knowledge about what specific factors assessments measure and inform their utility for use in clinical practice by occupational therapists. The convergent validity between the Children’s Assessment of Participation and Enj...
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Introduction: This retrospective study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a domestic activities of daily living group on the occupational performance and satisfaction of adult inpatients with cancer. Method: A retrospective analysis was completed with an initial cohort of patients who participated in the group during their acute inpatient on...
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Study Design Retrospective cost-of-illness study. Introduction Injuries to the hand and wrist are common. Most uncomplicated and stable upper extremity injuries recover with conservative management; however, some require surgical intervention. The economic burden on the health care system from such injuries can be considerable. Purpose of the Stu...
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Introduction This study investigated whether listening and communication skills are predictive of occupational therapy students’ resilience. Method 135 third- and fourth-year undergraduate occupational therapy students (74% response rate) completed the Active-Empathetic Listening Scale, Listening Styles Profile – Revised, Interpersonal Communicati...
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Falls in older adults are a major health concern, yet the “fear of falling”, a common psychosocial response that can occur post-fall, has seldom been investigated. A scoping review was conducted to identify and map interventions that occupational therapists can use to manage the fear of falling psychosocial response (FoFPR) among older adults. Thir...
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This study investigated the relationship between professionalism factors and undergraduate occupational therapy students’ fieldwork performance as measured by the Student Practice Education Form–Revised Edition (SPEF-R). 135 undergraduate occupational therapy students (86% 20-24 years old; 87% female) completed the Penn State College of Medicine Pr...
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Study Design Electronic Web-based survey. Introduction Therapists participating in an international survey selected relative motion extension (RME) as the “most used” approach for the postoperative management of zones V and VI extensor tendon repairs. A subgroup of respondents identified RME as their preferred approach and were asked about their r...
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Study Design Electronic Web-based survey. Introduction Evidence supports early motion over immobilization for postoperative extensor tendon repair management. Various early motion programs and orthoses are used, with no single approach recognized as superior. It remains unknown if and how early motion is used by hand therapists worldwide. Purpose...
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Self-concept (SC), self-esteem (SE) and executive functioning (EF) are factors that can influence school-aged children’s daily occupational performance particularly at school. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between children’s self-reported SC and SE with their EF (based on parental report). Using a cross-sectional, quantit...
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Objective: The transition from hospital to home is a period where older adults are at risk of experiencing depressive symptoms. The present study applied the Social Antecedent Model of Psychopathology (SAMP) to identify factors present at hospital discharge associated with depressive symptoms at discharge and future symptoms at three- and six-mont...
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Purpose To investigate if self-report measures of listening and interpersonal communication skills in undergraduate occupational therapy students predict aspects of professionalism. Methods Cross-sectional study of 135 third- and fourth-year students enrolled in the four-year Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) course at Monash University i...
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Introduction: Screen-time has become a regular occupation for young children at home and school, with little evidence of its impact on children's developmental skills. This study explored the association between children's screen-time, fine motor, in-hand manipulation (IHM), visual-motor integration (VMI), sensory processing (SP) and parent-report...
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Objectives: Injuries to the hand and wrist from sport and exercise are common and costly. This cost-of-illness analysis was performed to estimate the economic implications of hand and wrist injuries that were sustained as a result of participation during sport or exercise. Perspective: Cost estimates were calculated from resource use in the emer...
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Students' approaches to studying are generally viewed as essential for their learning outcomes and are often described as being either deep, strategic or surface. However, research on associations between study approaches and academic outcomes among occupational therapy students are rare, as are studies that include cross-cultural comparisons. The...
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Introduction Parents of children with disabilities experience long-term loss of occupations and increased caregiving responsibilities, which affect their individual and family quality of life. There is limited knowledge about the factors that influence the family quality of life of families when their child with disability is at school. This study...
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Disability-related services such as Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS) become a part of life for families when there is a child with disability. Many parents give up their everyday occupations such as self-care and paid work to be able to provide long-term caregiving. This Australian study explored parent perspectives of their family qual...
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IntroductionBurnout syndrome has been characterized as a process of chronic responses to occupational stress in certain employee groups. However, this phenomenon has also been reported in other participant groups including university students. The Maslach Burnout Inventory-Student Survey (MBI-SS), composed of the Exhaustion, Cynicism and Efficacy s...
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Introduction: Practice education is a fundamental component of health professional students' education and many personal, social and professional factors impact on students' performance. This study investigated the relationship between measures of resilience and practice education performance in occupational therapy students. Methods: A quantita...
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Background: Children’s play and leisure participation is often assessed by occupational therapists. As such, it is essential that therapists utilize play and leisure scales that are valid, reliable and responsive. Aim: To examine the convergent validity between the Children’s Leisure Assessment Scale (CLASS) and Children’s Assessment of Participati...
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Introduction Chronic conditions are associated with over one-third of potentially avoidable hospitalisations. Integrated care programmes aim to help people with chronic conditions to self-manage their health, thus avoiding hospital admissions. While founded on principles of person-centred care, the experiences of people with multiple chronic condit...
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Background: Leadership is viewed as the panacea the complex problems in modern health care where chronic disease, contracting budgets and rising consumer expectation are challenging care provision. As the second largest workforce in Australia, Allied Health Professionals (AHP) are core contributors to health teams however they are largely absent fr...