Why not a checklist?

March 28, 2024

The March 2024 newsletter discusses a common question that arises among new or potential users…

Put the COPM into Your EHR!

February 29, 2024

If you use an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system, your organization can get a non-exclusive…

Satisfaction Scores

January 31, 2024

Read about why satisfaction scores sometimes go down in the January 2024 newsletter.

Happy Holidays

December 20, 2023

Wishing a Happy Holiday season from COPM INC.

Using the COPM…

November 30, 2023

The November 2023 COPM newsletter highlights recently published research on using the COPM to investigate…

Clinical significance of the COPM

June 21, 2023

Read more about the clinical significance of the COPM in the June 2023 newsletter.

Contest Alert!

June 7, 2023

$100 or $50 USD gift card to tell how you use the COPM as an…


May 31, 2023

The May 2023 newsletter discusses the use of the COPM in a randomized control trial.

Attention OT Students!

May 25, 2023

Attention OT STUDENTS! The COPM is offering a 20% discount on the digital PDF version…

Learning to Use the COPM!

April 28, 2023

Faculty, please share this newsletter with your students.

“I don’t have time”

March 31, 2023

Read more about a study that suggests the COPM can be completed in 9 minutes…

COPM revealed OPI’s in older adults

February 28, 2023

This newsletter discusses how the COPM revealed occupational performance issues in older adults with subjective…

COPM Update

January 30, 2023

This month’s newsletter discusses the COPM in relation to a new Canadian occupational therapy textbook,…

Gratitude in Challenging Times

December 23, 2022

The COPM would like to thank health care workers around the world who have continued…

The COPM Web-App

November 30, 2022

Read more about the COPM Web-App in our November 2022 newsletter

COPM in virtual simulated fieldwork

October 18, 2022

This month’s newsletter is written by Naomi Davids-Brumer. It discusses how the COPM was used…

Well populations and the COPM

September 30, 2022

The September newsletter written by Karen M. Keptner, discusses a study that used the COPM…

New OT Competencies in Canada

June 30, 2022

The June 2022 Newsletter features a submission by Elinor Larney, the Registrar and CEO of…

Using the COPM in Pediatric Concussion

May 31, 2022

Our May newsletter features reflections from kinesiologist/rehabilitation researcher, Josh Shore, who used the COPM as…

Using the COPM to Measure Outcomes

April 29, 2022

The April COPM Newsletter written by Dana Anaby discusses using the COPM to measure outcomes…

Two Recent COPM Research Papers

March 31, 2022

Read about two recent COPM research papers in the March 2022 newsletter.

The COPM and its Theoretical Basis

February 28, 2022

The February 2022 Newsletter discusses ‘The COPM and its Theoretical Basis’. Don’t forget to subscribe!

Breaking News!

January 31, 2022

Dr. Helene Polatajko, one of the COPM authors and a Director of the COPM Inc.…

COPM Update for 2021

December 31, 2021

A few updates from the COPM in our most recent newsletter. Have a read &…

COPM Responsiveness

November 30, 2021

The November 2021 newsletter discusses COPM Responsiveness and Clinically Important Change. Have a read and…

COPM in Multidisciplinary Pediatrics

October 31, 2021

This October 2021 newsletter is a case study on using the COPM in a Multidisciplinary…

EHR – Ensuring the Clients Voice is Present

June 30, 2021

The June 2021 Newsletter focusses on Electronic Health Records (EHR) and the COPM.

Using the COPM in Palliative Care

May 31, 2021

This May 2021 newsletter is a case study submitted by Rachel Cresswell, B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc.…

Long-Haulers and Occupation -A Call…

April 30, 2021

Long-Haulers and Occupation – A Call to Action. Read more about Covid long-haulers and occupation…

7 ways meaningful activities…

March 31, 2021

7 ways meaningful activities can help us get through the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. Read…

“How has COVID-19 affected…?”

February 26, 2021

“How has COVID-19 affected what you usually do during a day?” This February 2021 newsletter…

“Sharing Knowledge and Experiences…”

January 31, 2021

“Sharing Knowledge and Experiences is Really What Makes Us Grow as Professionals”. The January 2021…

COVID-19 and Occupation – Part Two

December 21, 2020

Part Two – Three Things (Among Many) that the COVID-19 Pandemic can Teach us about…

COVID-19 and Occupation – Part One

November 30, 2020

Three Things (Among Many) that the COVID-19 Pandemic can Teach us about Occupation – Part…

Personal Musings on OT Month

October 30, 2020

COPM author, Anne Carswell, reflects on OT Month in the October 2020 Newsletter.

PROMs, PREMs and the COPM

September 30, 2020

The September 2020 Newsletter discusses PROMs, PREMs and the COPM. Have a read!

OT Assessment in a Virtual World

August 31, 2020

Check out the August 2020 Newsletter and don’t forget to subscribe!

Learning While Apart

June 30, 2020

Read more in the June 2020 Newsletter.

A New Year

January 31, 2020

Check out the January 2020 Newsletter. Don’t forget to subscribe to receive monthly updates.

Happy Holidays from the COPM

December 20, 2019

Our recent December 2019 Newsletter – Happy Holidays from the COPM.  

COPM’s Global Journey Continues

November 29, 2019

Read more in the November 2019 Newsletter.

Happy Occupational Therapy Month!

October 31, 2019

Our October 2019 newsletter thanks our growing online community for their continued support.

Can the COPM Web-App be used in Research?

August 31, 2019

Read our August 2019 newsletter to find out.

The COPM and Goal Setting

July 31, 2019

A common question sent to the COPM is “is the COPM a goal setting tool?”…

Using the COPM to Measure Outcomes of Home Modification Practice and Research

June 30, 2019

Dr. Rachel Russell describes using the COPM to measure outcomes of home modification practice and…

A Paper Worth Reading

May 31, 2019

The May 2019 newsletter discusses an article on the COPM. Check it out and don’t…

Dynamic Diversity: A painting by Khadija Bounekhla

April 30, 2019

Artist and OT student, Khadija Bounekhla, describes her painting “Dynamic Diversity” in the April 2019 newsletter.…

What’s New with the COPM?

March 29, 2019

Read the March 2019 Newsletter to find out and don’t forget to subscribe to receive…

New Face, New Form, New Content….

February 28, 2019

Read the full February 2019 Newsletter to find out more!

One Stop Shopping!

January 7, 2019

The COPM announces distribution changes effective February 1, 2019. Read our January 2019 Newsletter to…

Happy Holidays from the COPM Authors!

December 21, 2018

Happy Holidays from the COPM Authors!

Using the COPM in Research Studies

November 30, 2018

The November 2018 newsletter discusses using the COPM in Research Studies.

Why is the COPM an Outcome Measure?

October 31, 2018

Why is the COPM an outcome measure? Read our October 2018 Newsletter to find out!

The Psychometric Properties of the COPM

September 28, 2018

The September 2018 COPM Newsletter discusses the Psychometric Properties of the COPM. Don’t forget to…

Navigating the COPM Website

August 31, 2018

Navigating the COPM Website, click the image to read the full August 2018 COPM Newsletter!

Can I use the COPM with Children?

July 31, 2018

The July 2018 newsletter discusses “Can I use the COPM with children?”​​ Have a read!

Can I Change or Modify the COPM?

June 30, 2018

“Can I Change or Modify the COPM?”​ – Read the June 2018 newsletter to find out…

COPM Translation Update

May 31, 2018

We are excited to share with you that we have made some changes to how…

Can other health professionals (health team members) use the COPM?

April 30, 2018

Can other health professionals (health team members) use the COPM? – Find out more in…

Can I use the COPM with a client group at the same time?

“Can I use the COPM with a client group at the same time?” – Read…

Translation Updates

April 10, 2018

We’ve made some changes to how we deliver our translated COPM measures and manuals. To…

Danish Version of the COPM

March 19, 2018

February 2018 COPM Newsletter – have a read & subscribe!

Dr. Mary Law appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada

February 18, 2018

Dr. Mary Law, one of the COPM authors and a Director of the COPM Inc.…

Going ‘e’ with the COPM

The December 2017 newsletter discusses Going ‘e’ with the COPM. Have a read and subscribe!

Comparative study for the use of the COPM in reconstructive surgical project for war wounded civilians

December 11, 2017

November 2017 COPM Newsletter – have a read & subscribe!

Using the COPM as a Patient Reported Outcome Measure Across the Stroke Care Continuum

October 31, 2017

The October 2017 COPM Newsletter demonstrates how the COPM can be used in a team…

COPM Question and Answer Sessions

September 30, 2017

September 2017 COPM Newsletter – have a read & subscribe!

Electronic Health Records

August 31, 2017

The August 2017 COPM Newsletter is about Electronic Health Records. Find out more by reading…

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

July 31, 2017

July 2017 COPM Newsletter –  don’t forget to subscribe!  

Private Practice and the COPM

July 10, 2017

Check out the June 2017 COPM Newsletter. Subscribe to receive monthly updates!  

Older Adults and Occupational Therapy

May 29, 2017

The May 2017 newsletter is about older adults and occupational therapy. Have a read and…

The COPM Learning Module

May 1, 2017

Check out the April 2017 COPM Newsletter. Subscribe to receive monthly updates!

Have you Tried the New COPM App?

March 19, 2017

Check out our latest COPM Newsletter. Subscribe to receive monthly updates!

Looking back at 2016…

February 8, 2017

Have a read and don’t forget to subscribe!

New COPM Monthly Newsletter

January 27, 2017

We are pleased to announce the new COPM monthly newsletter! Enjoy and be sure to…

New COPM Learning Module

August 29, 2015

We are pleased to announce the release of an online learning module for the Canadian…

YouTube Videos of the COPM

August 28, 2015

This News article presents an evaluation of 25 of the ‘most viewed ’ English speaking You Tube videos that demonstrated the COPM process.

Occupational Performance Problems

March 6, 2015

A recent inquiry on the website raised an issue that might be of interest to…

COPM Problems and Treatment Goals

February 16, 2015

Four articles have recently been published on a study using the COPM as a measure…

Exciting News! COPM Learning Module and Translations

February 6, 2015

COPM LEARNING MODULE – Now you can learn how to use the COPM with your…

Can the COPM be used to interview clients using the telephone?

October 14, 2014

In general, studies which compare face-to-face with telephone interviewing tend to report that telephone interviews…

Recent Research Papers about the COPM

October 6, 2014

A search of recent literature on the COPM produced these three articles, each of which…

COPM: 5th Edition

January 28, 2014

We are pleased to announce the publication of the 5th edition of the Canadian Occupational…

Goal Setting

January 27, 2014

Collaborative goal setting is an important part of a family-centred therapy intervention approach for pediatric…

Person-centred Care and the COPM

January 20, 2014

The National Ageing Research Institute in Australia provides resources about person-centred care, a foundational principle…

Review of the COPM

January 19, 2014

The Rehabilitation Measures Database provides a description of the COPM as well as information about…

NICE – Evidence-Based References

January 18, 2014

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the UK has a number of…

Using the COPM with Veterans

January 1, 2014

In a recent study, Plach and Sells (AJOT, 2013) used the COPM to assess the…

Using the COPM in Vocational Rehabilitation

July 26, 2013

The COPM measured positive changes in work, self care and leisure after a multidisciplinary vocational…