South African Journal of Occupational Therapy

The South African Journal of Occupational Therapy (SAJOT) is the official Journal of the Occupational therapy Association of South Africa and is a leading publication for research into occupational therapy in Africa. SAJOT publishes and disseminates research articles that contribute to the scientific knowledge of the profession and its outcomes with particular reference to service delivery in Africa. It provides a platform for debate about issues relevant to OT in Africa which will also contribute to the development of the profession worldwide.

Authors wishing to publish in SAJOT should access the information about publishing in SAJOT by clicking on the ABOUT section of the Journal, scrolling to the submissions subsection and reading the Author Guidelines.

The team managing the articles consists of the following members:

Marjorie Concha - Editor

Dain Van der Reyden - Assistant Editor

Neeltje Smit - Assistant Editor

The articles published in the following editions of SAJOT can be found in pdf format by clicking on the Archives section and clicking on the relevant journal volume:

Vol 40, No 3, 2010; Vol 41, Nos 1 - 3, 2011;  Vol 42, No 1 and No 2, 2012.

Please note : members of OTASA can log on to OTASA site (see link above) and access the full text of the articles published in Vol 41 Nos 1-3 2012 as well as the most recent journal ie Vol 43 No1 2013. Log on using you OTASA user name and password.

Vol 44, No 1 (2014): South African Journal of Occupational Therapy

Table of Contents

Editorial Comment

Occupational therapy at the University of the Wiwatersrand- The past, the present and the future
Marjorie Concha 1-2


Identifying the factors that contribute to hand writing problems experienced by students at a higher education institution in South Africa INSTITUTION IN SOUTH AFRICA
Denise Franzsen, Aimee Stewart 3-8
Patricia De Witt, Alan Rothberg, Judith Bruce 9-14
Using measurement principles to confirm the levels of creative ability as described in the Vona du Toit model of creative ability
Daleen Casteleijn 14-19
Perceptions of the Traditional Health Practitioner’s role in the management of mental health care users and occupation: a pilot study
Matty Van Niekerk, Abigail Dladla, Nolwazi Gumbi, Luther Monareng, Winston Thwala 20-24
Job satisfaction of nursing auxilaries pre and post training, in long term mental health institution for patients with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities
Janine van der Linde 25-31
Anxiety and the perceived adequacy of information received by family members during the in-patient rehabilitation of patients with brain injury
Deborah Barrie, Denise Franzsen, Katherine Gradidige 31-35
Factors that influence choice of placement for community service among occupational therapists in South Africa
Lebogang Johanna Maseko, Angeleen Erasmus, Tania Di Rago, Jade Hooper, Jo O'Reilly 36-41
Factors influencing model use in occupational therapy
Antonette Owen, Fasloen Adams, Denise Franszen 41-47
A Review of Current Therapeutic Practice for the Management of Chronic Pain
Dershnee Devan 48-51
Occupational performance factors perceived to influence the readmission of mental health care users diagnosed with schizophrenia
Rulaine Smith, Patricia De Witt, Denise Franzsen, Michelle Pilley, Nadine Wolfe, Carrie Davies 51-56
Problem based learning – a review of students’ perceptions in an Occupational Therapy Undergraduate curriculum
Julie Jay 56-61
The other side of the coin: OT Students’ Perceptions of Problem-Based Learning.
Lizelle Jacobs 62-67
A proposal for an undergraduate stroke rehabilitation curriculum appropriate for South African occupational therapy.
Juliana Freeme, Daleen Casteleijn 68-75
The Influence of Blended Learning on Student Performance in an Undergraduate Occupational Therapy Curriculum
Paula Barnard-Ashton, Lyndsay Koch, Alan Rothberg 75-80
New insights in collective participation: A South African perspective
Fasloen Adams, Daleen Casteleijn 81-87

ISSN 0038-2337 (print), ISSN 2310-3833 (online)