“Feeling like a powerful occupational therapist”
The experience of community-based occupational therapists from implementing the Perceive, Recall, Plan and Perform (PRPP) system of task analysis in practice
Background: Occupational Therapists’ (OTs’) experience with the use of the Perceive, Recall, Plan, and Perform (PRPP) system of task analysis in practical settings is a little explored area. The aim of this study was to investigate the experience of community-based OTs in Norway from implementing the PRPP approach in practice. Method: Four individual interviews with OTs working with clients with cognitive impairment and using PRPP in their practice were conducted. Thematic analysis using coding was performed.Results: The results revealed three themes: upsides of using PRPP, downsides of using PRPP, and potential enablers for a more efficient use of PRPP. The participants valued the use of PRPP as an occupation-based approach in practice and mentioned how to encourage and facilitate the use of such methods in practical settings. Conclusion: This study highlighted the importance of applying occupation-based methods such as the PRPP within occupational therapy. Although applying new methods can be challenging, OTs mentioned facilitating factors for implementing PRPP in community-based services such as prior knowledge about cognitive field, holding the course in the native language, having a gap between the two parts of the course, and making a knowledge sharing network while using the method.