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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Fi Graham

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine (UOW)
QualificationsPhD
Research summaryOccupational therapy

Research

Fi (Fiona) is an occupational therapist, specialising in work with families and children. Her PhD with the University of Queensland has examined the effectiveness of coaching parents of children with disabilities to enhance children's success in everyday life. Current research interests include working with families and caregivers, therapists' uptake of evidence-based practice, undergraduate clinical training and the efficacy of participation-focused interventions.

Publications

Levack, W. M., Martin, R., Graham, F., & Hay-Smith, E. J. (2019). Compared to what? An analysis of the management of control groups in Cochrane reviews in neurorehabilitation. European Journal of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.23736/s1973-9087.19.05795-2

Martin, R. A., Graham, F. P., Taylor, W. J., & Levack, W. M. M. (2018). Mechanisms of change for children participating in therapeutic horse riding: A grounded theory. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 38(5), 510-526. doi: 10.1080/01942638.2017.1400492

Graham, F., Boland, P., Ziviani, J., & Rodger, S. (2018). Occupational therapists' and physiotherapists' perceptions of implementing Occupational Performance Coaching. Disability & Rehabilitation, 40(12), 1386-1392. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1295474

Boland, P., Levack, W. M. M., Graham, F. P., & Perry, M. A. (2018). User perspective on receiving adaptive equipment after stroke: A mixed-methods study. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 85(4), 297-306. doi: 10.1177/0008417418800834

Graham, F., Ziviani, J., Kennedy-Behr, A., Kessler, D., & Hui, C. (2018). Fidelity of Occupational Performance Coaching: Importance of accuracy in intervention identification. OTJR, 38(1), 67-69. doi: 10.1177/1539449217738926

Chapter in Book - Research

Graham, F., & Rodger, S. (2010). Occupational performance coaching: Enabling parents' and children's occupational performance. In S. Rodger (Ed.), Occupation-centred practice with children: A practical guide for occupational therapists. (pp. 203-226). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

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Journal - Research Article

Levack, W. M., Martin, R., Graham, F., & Hay-Smith, E. J. (2019). Compared to what? An analysis of the management of control groups in Cochrane reviews in neurorehabilitation. European Journal of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.23736/s1973-9087.19.05795-2

Martin, R. A., Graham, F. P., Taylor, W. J., & Levack, W. M. M. (2018). Mechanisms of change for children participating in therapeutic horse riding: A grounded theory. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 38(5), 510-526. doi: 10.1080/01942638.2017.1400492

Boland, P., Levack, W. M. M., Graham, F. P., & Perry, M. A. (2018). User perspective on receiving adaptive equipment after stroke: A mixed-methods study. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 85(4), 297-306. doi: 10.1177/0008417418800834

Graham, F., Boland, P., Ziviani, J., & Rodger, S. (2018). Occupational therapists' and physiotherapists' perceptions of implementing Occupational Performance Coaching. Disability & Rehabilitation, 40(12), 1386-1392. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1295474

Lopez, L., Graham, F., Bell, E., & Hay-Smith, E. J. C. (2017). The lived experience of older adults' adjustment to amputation in the context of wheelchair use. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 45(2), 67-74. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/45.2.03

Kessler, D., Egan, M., Dubouloz, C.-J., McEwan, S., & Graham, F. P. (2017). Occupational performance coaching for stroke survivors: A pilot randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(3), 7103190020. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2017.024216

Boland, P., Levack, W., Perry, M., & Graham, F. (2017). Equipment provision after stroke: A scoping review of the use of personal care and mobility aids in rehabilitation. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 80(2), 73-88. doi: 10.1177/0308022616664910

Timothy, E. K., Graham, F. P., & Levack, W. M. M. (2016). Transitions in the embodied experience after stroke: Grounded theory study. Physical Therapy, 96(10), 1565-1575. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20150419

Graham, F., Rodger, S., Ziviani, J., & Jones, V. (2016). Strategies identified as effective by mothers during occupational performance coaching. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 36(3), 247-259. doi: 10.3109/01942638.2015.1101043

Washbourn, R., Levack, W. M. M., Graham, F., & Currey, N. (2016). Te Vaerua Community Rehabilitation Service: A participation action research study of community based rehabilitation in the Cook Islands. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 44(2), 97-104. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/44.2.06

Searing, B. M. J., Graham, F., & Grainger, R. (2015). Support needs of families living with children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 45(11), 3693-3702. doi: 10.1007/s10803-015-2516-4

Kessler, D., & Graham, F. (2015). The use of coaching in occupational therapy: An integrative review. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 62, 160-176. doi: 10.1111/1440-1630.12175

Graham, F., Robertson, L., & Anderson, J. (2013). New Zealand occupational therapists' views on evidence-based practice: A replicated survey of attitudes, confidence and behaviours. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 60(2), 120-128. doi: 10.1111/1440-1630.12000

Graham, F., Rodger, S., & Ziviani, J. (2013). Effectiveness of occupational performance coaching in improving children's and mother's performance and mother's self-competence. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67(1), 10-18. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2013.004648

Graham, F., Sinnott, K. A., Snell, D. L., Martin, R., & Freeman, C. (2013). A more “normal” life: Residents', family, staff, and managers' experience of active support at a residential facility for people with physical and intellectual impairments. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 38(3), 256-264. doi: 10.3109/13668250.2013.805738

Kennedy-Behr, A., Rodger, S., Graham, F., & Mickan, S. (2013). Creating enabling environments at preschool for children with developmental coordination disorder. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 6(4), 301-313. doi: 10.1080/19411243.2013.860760

Robertson, L., Graham, F., & Anderson, J. (2013). What actually informs practice: Occupational therapists' views of evidence. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 76(7), 317-324. doi: 10.4276/030802213X13729279114979

Copley, J. A., Rodger, S. A., Graham, F. P., & Hannay, V. A. (2011). Facilitating student occupational therapists' mastery of occupational-centred approaches for working with children. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 78(1), 37-44.

Copley, J. A., Rodger, S. A., Hannay, V. A., & Graham, F. P. (2010). Occupational therapy students' experiences in learning occupation-centred approaches to working with children. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 77, 48-56. doi: 10.2182/cjot.2010.77.1.7

Graham, F., Rodger, S., & Ziviani, J. (2009). Coaching parents to enable children's participation: An approach for working with parents and their children. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 56, 16-23. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2008.00736.x

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Journal - Research Other

Graham, F., Ziviani, J., Kennedy-Behr, A., Kessler, D., & Hui, C. (2018). Fidelity of Occupational Performance Coaching: Importance of accuracy in intervention identification. OTJR, 38(1), 67-69. doi: 10.1177/1539449217738926

Graham, F. (2017). Occupational performance coaching: Client-centered and goal-directed practice; A commentary on collaborations with Sylvia Rodger. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 64(Suppl. 1), 31-32. doi: 10.1111/1440-1630.12367

Graham, F., Rodger, S., & Ziviani, J. (2010). Enabling occupational performance of children through coaching parents: Three case reports. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 30(1), 4-15. doi: 10.3109/01942630903337536

Rodger, S., Graham, F., & Ziviani, J. (2009). Response to Hyett, 'Coaching parents; enabling participation' [Letter to the editor]. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 56(4), 298. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2009.00800.x

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