Date of Award

7-2018

Document Status

Restricted

Degree Type

Project

Degree Name

Occupational Therapy (M.S.)

Department

Occupational Therapy

First Advisor

Cynthia A. Grapczynski

Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to gain information on the variety and strength of observable clinical reasoning behaviors demonstrated by Grand Valley State University (GVSU) occupational therapy students during Level II fieldwork from the perspective of fieldwork educators.

METHODS. An eight-question online survey was distributed nationwide in Summer 2017 to 395 fieldwork educators who have accepted past GVSU fieldwork students. A total of 43 surveys met all criteria and were included in the results analysis.

RESULTS. The results displayed that GVSU Level II fieldwork students demonstrate various levels of clinical reasoning behaviors. Data shows that GVSU Occupational Therapy (OT) students demonstrate moderate to strong clinical reasoning behaviors in Level II fieldwork.

CONCLUSION. The survey tool was effective in gaining information about the variety and strength of observable clinical reasoning behaviors demonstrated by GVSU occupational therapy students during Level II fieldwork from the perspective of the fieldwork educator.

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