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Background: Parkinson’s disease (PD) limits occupational engagement and quality of life. Clinicians need tools to help understand the lived experiences of people with PD to provide more person-centered care (PCC). The Canadian Occupational Performance Model (COPM) is one tool used with this population, but its predetermined categories may be limiting. In contrast, Cognitive Mapping and Motivational Interviewing (CM/MI) is a non-standardized method that may provide more insight. Objective: To identify the benefits of the COPM to CM/MI in delivering more person-centered care (PCC). Methodology: A qualitative phenomenological self-study was used. Data collection compared the assessments and reflected on determining if data led to PCC. The analysis examined the emerging themes. Findings: The benefits of using the COPM to CM/MI to deliver better PCC were identified. Conclusions: Knowledge gained from the study will add to the knowledge of CM/MI and its potential to provide PCC.

Publication Date

Spring 5-2-2023


University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences


care, patient centered, parkinson's disease, occupational therapy

Medical Subject Headings

Patient Centered Care; Parkinson Disease; Occupational Therapy; Motivational Interviewing; Qualitative Research


Community Health | Interprofessional Education | Neurology | Occupational Therapy | Preventive Medicine


Poster presented at the Spring 2023 Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium held online at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on April 4 and April 12, 2023.

Examining the Utility of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) vs. Cognitive Mapping and Motivational Interviewing (CM/MI) to Provide Person-Centered Care (PCC) for People with Parkinson’s Disease (PwPD)