The Occupational Experience Profile, formerly the PPR Profile, is an occupation-focused assessment for use in a variety of settings.
The OEP is designed to help people:
- Become aware of what they do and experience in everyday life
- Reflect upon their experiences associated with their activities
- Discover what impacts how they feel about what they’re doing
- Think about how what they do and experience impacts their health and well-being
Occupational Experience Profile More Information
As a time-use diary, the OEP is designed to (1) capture what people do and experience in the context of their everyday lives, and (2) promote awareness of how experiences of pleasure (enjoyment/ non enjoyment, productivity (accomplishment/nonaccomplishment), restoration (energy renewal/energy drain) and social connectedness (connection/disconnection) relate to daily occupations. The OEP asks the user to record what they did over a 24-hour period of time. For each activity logged, the user records when they engaged, where and with whom along with their level of pleasure, productivity, restoration, and social connectedness.
The OEP can be used in education, practice, and research, and is available in two formats: paper-pencil assessment and web app. Occupational science and occupational therapy programs have used the OEP as an occupation-focused assessment to develop interview skills and as an experiential activity to promote knowledge of the occupation. The OEP has been used in a variety of practice settings including pain rehabilitation, community mental health, diabetes education, and eating disorders. Results of the OEP support goal and strategy development to promote change in occupations as a means towards enhancing health and well-being.
- Honors/privileges the insider perspective
- Supports examination of the inter-relationships among various objective and subjective dimensions of occupation
- Enables discussion about the personal meanings associated with occupation and the various factors that influence meaning
- Allows for different administration methods
- Provides graphics of recorded activities and experience patterns (app)
Atler, K (2015). An Argument for a Dynamic Interrelated View of Occupational Experience. Journal of Occupational Science, 22:3, 249-259. DOI: 10.1080/14427591.2014.887991.
Atler, K., Eakman, E. & Orsi, B. (2015). Enhancing construct validity evidence of the Daily Experiences of Pleasure, Productivity, and Restoration Profile. Journal of Occupational Science. DOI: 10.1080/14427591.2015.1080625.
Atler, K. (2015). User-perceived utility of the Daily Experiences of Pleasure, Productivity, and Restoration Profile. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol. 82(4) 235-244. DOI: 10.1177/0008417415571731.
Atler, K., Barney, L., Moravec, A., Sample, P. and Fruhauf, C. (2017). The Daily Experiences of Pleasure, Productivity, and Restoration Profile: A case study. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol. 84(4-5) 262-272. DOI: 10.1177/0008417417723119.
Atler, K., Eakman, A. and Orsi, R. (2018). College students’ experiences of hedonia and eudaimonia in their everyday activities. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol. 85(1) 66-78. DOI: 10.1177/0008417417727297.
The OEP is available for purchase by occupational therapy practitioners or occupational scientists.
- Assessment is available in a paper-pencil format and as an app.
- Downloadable manual provides foundational training.
- Additional training modules will be available at a future time.
- When arranged in advance, consultation at an hourly rate is available by Dr. Atler, developer of the assessment.
The OEP is available for purchase as of Aug. 15, 2018 at https://ot-colostate.nbsstore.net/.