Title

OT Practitioners' Knowledge, Clinical Preparedness, and Attitudes for Working With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients

Publication Date

8-1-2021

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Department

Occupational Therapy

Disciplines

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Occupational Therapy

Publication Title

The American Journal of Occupational Therapy

Volume

75

Issue

Supplement 2

DOI

10.5014/ajot.2021.75S2-RP250

Abstract

Practitioners were surveyed about knowledge, preparedness, and attitudes toward treating LGBT clients. Multivariate analysis was used to compare LGBT–Development of Clinical Skills Scale scores and characteristics of respondents (N = 558). Type of degree, setting, experience, religiosity, and hours of education contributed to significant differences in knowledge and preparedness, but not attitudes. Findings suggest even minimal practitioner education has potential for improving equity and inclusion for LGBT population.
Primary Author and Speaker: Deborah J. Bolding
Additional Authors and Speakers: Angela Acosta, Brigitte Butler, April Chau, Brenna Craig, and Fiona Dunbar

Keywords

attitude, clients, lgbt persons

Comments

Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.

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