Lifestyle Performance: A Model for Engaging the Power of Occupation / Edition 1

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Lifestyle Performance: A Model for Engaging the Power of Occupation presents the theoretical base, structural format, and application of the Lifestyle Performance Model. This model of occupational therapy practice provides the occupational therapist with ways of responding to the timely needs of community service, of health and wellness programs, and to the dynamics that comprise the quality of life.

The Lifestyle Performance Model is a phenomenologically based practice model that addresses occupation for occupation’s sake and as a therapeutic intervention. This exceptional text builds on the authors’ current text, Activities: Reality and Symbol, providing the conceptual rationale and structural format for applying knowledge about activities to well populations, to those in need of OT intervention, and to the operations of organizations and agencies.

Contents of this outstanding text include the underlying constructs of the model, such as personal efficacy, self-dependency, information processes, examples of application in various settings, and projections for the future.

Inside this essential text you will also find that introductory chapters include a brief review of key points as well as illustrative case studies.

Lifestyle Performance: A Model for Engaging the Power of Occupation is the only text for occupational therapy that provides such a comprehensive explanation of the Lifestyle Performance Model. Through its flawless organization and broad explanation of theory, this text is a must-have for every occupational therapy student and practitioner.


  • Designed to help move occupational therapists from the classroom to the clinic.
  • Compatible with the WHO Classification System of Functioning, Disability & Health and proposed OT Practice Framework draft XV.
  • Includes real-life cases written by practicing occupational therapists.
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This book presents the theory, structural format, and application of the Lifestyle Performance Model, a model of occupational therapy practice. This phenomenologically based practice model addresses occupation for occupation's sake and looks at occupation as a therapeutic intervention. It provides a conceptual rationale and structural format for applying knowledge about activities to well populations and to those in need of occupational therapy intervention, and to the operation of organizations and agencies. Real-life cases are included. Velde is director of graduate studies and professor of occupational therapy at East Carolina University. Fidler has held numerous positions with occupational therapy educational programs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556424663
  • Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Beth P. Velde is director of graduate studies and associate professor of occupational therapy at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Dr. Velde earned a bachelor of science degree in zoology and a master of science degree in parks and recreation from the University of Illinois, a master of science degree in occupational therapy from College Misericordia, Dallas, PA, and a PhD in educational psychology from the University of Calgary, Alberta. Since becoming an occupational therapist, she has authored 25 scholarly papers, chapters, and books, including Activities: Reality and Symbol andCommunity Occupational Therapy Education and Practice. Her special interest is in community-built occupational therapy practice and research into the relationship of occupation in quality of life.       

Gail S. Fidler holds a bachelor of arts degree from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA, and received her formal education in occupational therapy at the University of Pennsylvania. Her early years as an occupational therapist were spent at military and veteran’s hospitals. She has worked for the American Occupational Therapy Association as coordinator of the Psychiatric Study Group and has held numerous positions with occupational therapy educational programs. Mrs. Fidler has published over 25 articles and chapters, and has authored or co-authored six books, including Activities: Reality and Symbol. She continues to pursue scholarly activities in occupational therapy and present her ideas through a variety of modalities.

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Table of Contents


Part I. Overview of the Lifestyle Performance Model
Chapter 1: Understanding the Lifestyle Performance Model in the Occupational Therapy Context
Chapter 2: Structure of the Lifestyle Performance Model
Chapter 3: The Model’s Relationship to Theory
Chapter 4: The Four Domains
Chapter 5: The Environmental Context
Chapter 6: Data Gathering: Conducting the Lifestyle Performance Interview
Chapter 7: Examples of Lifestyle Performance Interviews in a Mental Health Setting
Chapter 8: Data Interpretation and Outcome Indicators
Part II. The Model at Use in Occupational Therapy Practice
Chapter 9: Providing Services for a Child and His Family: Gregory
Chapter 10: Providing Services for Elders in a Community Setting: Mrs. Scotland
Chapter 11: Providing Services to Link Prisoners to the Community: Ernest
Chapter 12: Providing Services for the Terminally Ill: Mr. Pratner and Mr. Smith
Chapter 13: Providing Services in Long-Term Care: Rose
Chapter 14: Providing Services in the Community for Those Who Are Mentally Ill: Walter
Chapter 15: Providing Services in a Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Unit: Anna
Chapter 16: The Model as a Tool for Institutional Planning
Chapter 17: A Look to the Future


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