WFOT recognises the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the lives, health and wellbeing of individuals, families and community worldwide. This listing includes resources from WFOT and partner organisations to promote the ongoing provision of quality occupational therapy research, education and practice.
WFOT offers a range of COVID-19 and Post COVID Condition resources and continues to host listings of information, resources and education from around the world relevant to occupational therapy and COVID-19.
Please note that WFOT is not responsible for the content of the material provided by WFOT Member Organisations, Partner organisations and other organisations. Readers are directed to the authors of the documents for any questions or concerns.
Dataset Report: WFOT COVID-19 / Post COVID Condition Survey
Work Journal Article: Was a Global Pandemic Needed to Adopt the Use of Telehealth During the Pandemic?
Public Statement: Occupational Therapy Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Position Statement: Occupational Therapy in Disaster Risk Reduction
Position Statement: Occupational Therapy in Disaster Preparedness and Response
Publication: WFOT Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction Manual
Online Forum: OTION COVID-19
Online Learning Module: Disaster Management for Occupational Therapists
Endorsed Publication: Early Rehabilitation in Conflicts and Disasters
Endorsed Publication: Responding internationally to disasters
Endorsed Publication: Disaster and Development: an Occupational Therapy Perspective
A full list of Position Statements is available via this link https://www.wfot.org/resources/list-of-position-statements - consider Rehabilitation, Human Displacement, Assistive technology, Telehealth, Mental Health and others.
Member Organisations Resources
Occupational Therapy in Hospitals & Inpatient Care: Responding to a Pandemic Wednesday, April 1 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ET
From Onsite to Online: Addressing Students' Needs Through a Telehealth Service Delivery Model (For School Systems) Thursday, April 2 1:30–3 p.m. ET
Partner Organisations Resources
Global Rehabilitation Alliance
United Nations Economic and Social Council
World Health Organization
Health and Safety of health workers in COVID-19 Survey - CLOSED - Available in English, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swahili
Social stigma associated with COVID-19 (Powerpoint presentation)
Short WHO rehabilitation management animation videos for people recovering from COVID-19 on the topics of:
- Techniques to manage breathlessness
- Managing eating, drinking and swallowing
- Managing problem of voice
- Managing activities of daily living
- Exercises after illness
- Managing problem with attention, memory and thinking
Other Organisations Resources
Australian Physiotherapy Association
Brazilian Journal of Occupational Therapy
General Council of Occupational Therapy Colleges (CGCTO)
Fonoaudiologia y Terapia Ocupacional - Sodiedad Chilena de Medicina Intensiva
Inter-Agency Standing Committee
My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19 (available in English, Ukrainian, Malay, Arabic, Spanish, German, Turkish, Danish, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian)
International Disability Alliance
Taylor and Francis
The Taylor and Francis microsite at www.taylorandfrancis.com/coronavirus consolidates journal and book resources related to the COVID 19 Pandemic. The site is updated based on daily keyword scans of articles in production to ensure that all COVID-19 research is available free at the point of publication.
Boldrini, P., Kiekens, C., Bargellesi, S., Brianti, R., Galeri, S., Lucca, L.F., Montis, A., Posteraro, F., Scarponi, F., Straudi, S., Negrini, S. First Impact on services and their preparation. "Instant paper from the field" on rehabilitation answers to the COVID-19 emergency. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2020. Available from: doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.20.06303-0
Ceravolo, M.G., De Sire, A., Andrenelli, E., Negrini, F., Negrini, S. Systematic Rapid Living Review on Rehabilitation Needs due to COVID-19: Update to March 31st 2020. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2020. Available from: doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.20.06329-7
Kiekens, C., Boldrini, P., Andreoli, A., Avesani, R., Gamna, F., Grandi, M., Lombardi, F., Lusuardi, M., Molteni, F., Perboni, A., Negrini, S. Rehabilitation and Respiratory management in the acute and early post-acute phase. "Instant Paper fro the Field" on rehabilation answers to the COVID-19 emergency.
Negrini, S., Ferriero, G., Kiekens, C., Boldrini, P. Facing in real time the challenges of the COVID-19 epidemic for rehabilitation. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2020. Available from: doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.20.06286-3
Negrini, S., Kiekens, C., Bernetti, A., Capecci, M., Ceravolo, M.G., Lavezzi, S., Zampolini, M., Boldrini, P. Telemedicine from research to practice during the pandemic. “Instant paper from the field” on rehabilitation answers to the Covid-19 emergency. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2020. Available from: doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.20.06331-5