About The COPM

COPM Manual

The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) is the most well used outcome measure in occupational therapy in the world. The COPM is a client-centred outcome measure for individuals to identify and prioritize everyday issues that restrict their participation in everyday living. This measure focuses on occupational performance in all areas of life, including self-care, leisure and productivity. This outcome measure is used with persons of all ages.

The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) enables personalized health care. Designed for use by occupational therapists, the measure identifies issues of personal importance to the client and detects changes in a client’s self-perception of occupational performance over time.

The COPM provides the basis for setting intervention goals. The COPM, as an outcome measure, is administered at the beginning of services, and again as determined by the client and therapist. Multidisciplinary health care teams use the COPM as an initial client-centred assessment.

The COPM is used in more than 40 countries around the world. It is available in over 40 languages. Each year, over 250,000 COPMs are completed. Reliability and validity of the COPM is well established. The COPM is protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. The manual and measure must be purchased. For details, please contact us

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COPM Manual

The COPM for Your Business/Organization

The COPM measures the problems in daily living — how your clients perceive their functional performance. With the COPM, your staff and your clients are speaking the same language — one that both can understand. The COPM helps clients identify and rate almost any aspect of everyday living. It gives you an individual benchmark to gauge the effectiveness of your services and your staff.

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Meet the Authors



The COPM authors wish to thank the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists for support in funding the development of this website.