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ISSN 1051-9815 (P)
ISSN 1875-9270 (E)
Impact Factor 2023: 2.3
WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation is an interdisciplinary, international journal which publishes high quality peer-reviewed manuscripts covering the entire scope of the occupation of work. The journal's subtitle has been deliberately laid out: The first goal is the prevention of illness, injury, and disability. When this goal is not achievable, the attention focuses on assessment to design client-centered intervention, rehabilitation, treatment, or controls that use scientific evidence to support best practice.
WORK occasionally publishes thematic issues, but in general, issues cover a wide range of topics such as ergonomic considerations with children, youth and students, the challenges facing an aging workforce, workplace violence, injury management, performing artists, ergonomic product evaluations, and the awareness of the political, cultural, and environmental determinants of health related to work.
Dr. Karen Jacobs, the founding editor, and her editorial board especially encourage the publication of research studies, clinical practice, case study reports, as well as personal narratives and critical reflections of lived work experiences (autoethnographic/autobiographic scholarship),
Sounding Board commentaries and
Speaking of Research articles which provide the foundation for better understanding research to facilitate knowledge dissemination.
Narrative Reflections on Occupational Transitions, a new column, is for persons who have successfully transitioned into, between, or out of occupations to tell their stories in a narrative form. With an internationally renowned editorial board,
WORK maintains high standards in the evaluation and publication of manuscripts. All manuscripts are reviewed expeditiously and published in a timely manner.
WORK prides itself on being an author-friendly journal.
WORK celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015.
*WORK is affiliated with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)* *WORK is endorsed by the International Ergonomics Association (IEA)* *WORK gives out the yearly Cheryl Bennett Best Paper Award*
Abstract: This article provides an overview of animal assisted therapy, or the use of animals as a treatment modality, specifically with children and adolescents. Animal assisted therapy is defined within the context of occupational therapy, and its benefits on the communicative, psychosocial, and academic/pre-vocational functioning of youths with disabilities are explored. The paper concludes with resources, including organizations specializing in the advancement of animal assisted therapy as well as literature explaining how to create and implement a program within one's existing practice.
Abstract: Health care research has shown that immunization can play a crucial role in fighting infectious diseases. A global effort was launched to decrease the incidence of infectious disease worldwide through immunization. This paper highlights many of the problems which have contributed to an immunization crisis, in which developing countries are not receiving the benefits of vaccines due to slow vaccine delivery systems; the increasing cost of vaccines; and vaccine and immunization program deficiencies. Consequences of the crisis, solutions, and the role of health care professionals in supporting immunization programs are presented.
Keywords: Immunization, Vaccines, Developing countries