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Fiona Graham, Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit (RTRU)

FionaGraham 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. Fiona developed Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC) as part of her PhD and continues to research and provide training in OPC. 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.

Fi teaches in the Diploma of Rehabilitation and the Certificate in Health Science (Clinical Rehabilitation) papers:
REHB701 Rehabilitation Principles
 
REHB710 Clinical Rehabilitation

REHB716 Rehabilitation with Children.

Email fi.graham@otago.ac.nz

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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

Graham, F., Taylor, W., & Le Lievre, C. (2019). Convergent and divergent validity of the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. 28p. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/9296

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

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Graham, F., Taylor, W., & Le Lievre, C. (2019). Convergent and divergent validity of the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY). Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. 28p. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/9296

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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

Chien, C.-W., & Graham, F. (2018). Limited evidence exists for the psychometric properties of child-report measures that assess occupational performance in children ages 2-18 years. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 65(5), 472-473. doi: 10.1111/1440-1630.12531

Silva, M., Graham, F., Levack, W., & Hay-Smith, E. J. C. (2018). Persuasive technology and behaviour change in parent-focused eHealth interventions supporting child health: A scoping review protocol. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 47(1), 36-48. [Protocol/Methodology].

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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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Martin, R., Graham, F., Levack, W., Taylor, W., & Surgenor, L. (2018). Therapeutic horse riding: A context facilitating learning and flourishing for children with disability. Proceedings of the 12th World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM). Retrieved from https://isprm2018.com

Martin, R., Taylor, W., Graham, F., Surgenor, L., & Levack, W. (2018). What works for which riders, and to what extent? Evaluating the effectiveness of a New Zealand therapeutic riding intervention using a single-case experimental design. Proceedings of the 12th World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM). Retrieved from https://isprm2018.com

Graham, F., Boland, P., Grainger, R., & Wallace, S. (2018). Telehealth delivery of assessment for wheelchair and seating: Scoping review. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 81(Suppl.), (pp. 84-85). [Abstract]

Martin, R., Taylor, W. J., Graham, F. P., Levack, W. M., & Surgenor, L. J. (2017). Keeping complexity appropriately complex: A critical realist approach to evaluating rehabilitation interventions. Proceedings of the International Realist Conference. (pp. 7). Retrieved from https://realist2017.org

Martin, R. A., Levack, W. M. M., Graham, F. P., Taylor, W. J., & Surgenor, L. J. (2017). Putting context in place: Therapeutic landscape experiences of child riders involved in a therapeutic horse riding intervention. Proceedings of the New Zealand Rehabilitation Conference: Making an Impact: Putting Knowledge to Work in Rehabilitation. Retrieved from http://www.nzrehabconference2017.co.nz/

Graham, F., Grainger, R., Boland, P., & Wallace, S. (2017). Remote assessment of complex wheelchair needs. Proceedings of the Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ) Conference. (pp. 80). Retrieved from http://www.hinz.org.nz/

Martin, R., Graham, F., Taylor, W., Levack, W., & Surgenor, L. (2017). Keeping complexity appropriately complex: A critical realist approach to evaluating rehabilitation interventions. Proceedings of the University of Otago Student Research Symposium: Te Wānaka Rakahau: Ākoka. (pp. 55-56). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/graduate-research/scholarships/otago643219.html

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Searing, B., Graham, F., & Grainger, R. (2013, September). Perception and sources of support: Families of children with autism spectrum disorder living in New Zealand. Poster session presented at the Division of Health Sciences Research Forum: Foundations for Health: Otago Health Research, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Le Lievre, C., Graham, F., & Taylor, W. (2013, September). Is the participation and environment measure for children and youth (PEM-CY) valid in a general New Zealand population? Poster session presented at the Division of Health Sciences Research Forum: Foundations for Health: Otago Health Research, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Graham, F. (2016, August). Managing challenges, frustration and uncertainty. Verbal presentation at the Postgraduate Research Student Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand.

Graham, F., Sinnott, K. A., Snell, D. L., Martin, R., & Freeman, C. (2013, March). A more normal life: Residents', family, staff and managers' experience of Active Support at a residential facility for people with physical and intellectual impairments. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Rehabilitation Conference: Connecting, Living, Rebuilding, Nelson, New Zealand.

Graham, F. (2010, October). Occupational performance coaching: Enabling participation for children with disabilities, and their families. Verbal presentation at the Rehabilitation & Disability Research Theme Colloquium, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Graham, F., Rodger, S., & Ziviani, J. (2010, May). The effectiveness of Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC) in enabling children's and parent's performance. Verbal presentation at the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) Conference 2010, Halifax, Canada.

Graham, F., Rodger, S., & Ziviani, J. (2009, October). Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC): Casting the net differently with parents and children. Verbal presentation at the NZAOT Clinical Workshops, Tauranga, New Zealand.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Graham, F. P. (2011). Occupational performance coaching: A contemporary approach for working with parents of children with occupational challenges (PhD). University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia.

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