Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Occupational Therapy

First Advisor's Name

James L. Mills

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Susan Kaplan

Third Advisor's Name

Paulette Johnson

Date of Defense



The purpose of this study was to discover attitudes and knowledge of four healthcare student groups toward occupational therapy in Iceland.

A fact-sheet identifying philosophy, theoretical background, skills roles and occupational therapy working areas was developed. Pre-test and post-test questionnaires were used to measure any attitude and knowledge changes which might have occurred after reading the fact-sheet.

The results demonstrated that the four student groups had obtained knowledge about occupational therapy during their university experiences; either from in class information or from field trips to occupational therapy departments. The questionnaire results indicated that students' attitudes toward cooperation with occupational therapists was positive. The overall outcome indicated that as a result of information gained from the fact-sheet, significant attitude and knowledge changes were demonstrated among the four student groups about occupational therapy in Iceland.





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