The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure - Fifth Edition (COPM-5) is an individualised measure that has been designed for use by occupational therapists to assess a client's self-perceived change in occupational performance over time. It initiates the conversation with clients about performance issues in everyday living and provides the basis for setting intervention goals.
The fifth edition includes the same process and scoring of the original COPM but provides an updated format and content.
- A case example linked to video clips on the COPM website: www.thecopm.ca
- A wider range of theoretical and process models and terminology
- Recent research findings for the psychometric properties of the COPM
The COPM has been 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.