Canadian Occupational Performance Measure - Fourth Edition (COPM)
The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) is an individualized, client-centred measure designed for use by occupational therapists to detect change in a client's self-perception of occupational performance over time. It is designed to be used as an outcome measure. The COPM is designed for use with clients with a variety of disabilities and across all developmental stages.
The COPM is a standardized instrument, in that there are specific instructions and methods for administering and scoring the test. It is designed as an outcome measure, with a semi-structured interview format and structured scoring method. Change scores between assessment and reassessment using the COPM are the most meaningful scores derived from this assessment.
The COPM DVD and Workbook is a self-instructional program developed to help occupational therapists learn about the use of the COPM on their own. The DVD is 45 minutes long, and together with the workbook, provides a self-directed program which links reference materials in a logical step-by-step fashion.