Creating a Community Capacity Assessment to Identify Agency Outcomes Related to Occupational Therapy Student Community Partnerships

Anne Kramlinger, Peggy Strecker Neufeld, Christine Berg

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Abstract

Service-learning experiences immerse students in authentic situations and build partnerships with community agencies to support the health of those we serve in practice. Most occupational therapy curriculum evaluations do not systematically capture community agency benefits. Through the use of qualitative interviews and Q Methodology, the Community Agency Capacity Questionnaire (CACQ) was developed to capture the agency experience in these partnerships. This paper describes the iterative analytic process that resulted in the CACQ with 29 statements covering 6 domains: programming, evaluation, partnership, staff, funding, and marketing. The CACQ offers a means to identify outcomes from the service-learning partners' perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-271
Number of pages17
JournalOccupational Therapy in Health Care
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2 2016

Keywords

  • Service-learning project
  • capacity building
  • community

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