What does MOHO mean in occupational therapy?

What does MOHO mean in occupational therapy?

Model of Human Occupation

Model of Human Occupation. The Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) explains how occupations are motivated, patterned and performed within everyday environments (Kielhofner, 2008).

Why do occupational therapists use MOHO?

The MOHO allows us to dive into the why and how our patients live, work, and engage with their environment. In doing so, we can better understand what is important to them (i.e. their occupations) and integrate this into practice, which in essence is what makes us occupational therapists.

What is the function of MOHO?

The MOHO primarily focuses on explaining the volitional processes, roles, and habits that guide and structure people’s participation in occupation; the motor, process, communication, and interaction skills that underlie performance; and the subjective experience of engaging in occupation.

What is MOHO habituation?

Habituation is a concept in MOHO that refers to the organization of actions into patterns and routines that are governed by habits and roles and shaped by context and the environment.

What are MOHO assessments?

The AMPS is an observational assessment based on MOHO that is used to measure the quality of a person’s performance of domestic (instrumental) or basic (personal) activities of daily living (ADL).

Why is MOHO good for mental health?

MOHO is a holistic psychosocial model based on occupation and occupational function. It looks at key areas of function using a systems model as its basis – this systemic function/dysfunction of all aspects of an individual’s occupation provides the structure for the OT and guides their interventions.

What are the limitations of MOHO?

However, a range of possible limitations to current studies have been identified, including small sample sizes, lack of scientific method and bias. The frequent involvement of the creators of the MOHO and the MOHOST in studies raises the questions of objectivity and possible ‘experimenter effects’ (Rosenthal, 1976).