Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Occupational Therapy


Occupational Therapy

First Advisor

Bernard Austin Muriithi PHD, OTR/L


Without a clear understanding of the dynamic relationship between resilience and occupation, occupational therapy has lacked the tools necessary to optimize resilience in research and clinical practice.

Occupational resilience is defined as “the capacity for persistence in the performance of an occupation, whereby capacity is reflected in both duration and intensity of engagement in a specified occupation” (Muriithi et al., 2022).

Occupational Resilience Measure 1.0 (ORM) and the Occupational Resilience Individual Perception Scale (ORIPS) to be used as the primary assessment tools for measuring resilience in individual occupations.

Aim: Establish the test-retest reliability and internal consistency of the ORM; establish the test-retest reliability of the ORIPS.

Purpose: The results of this study will be used by Dr. Muriithi to substantiate the ORM and ORIPS as reliable assessment tools for future use in occupational therapy practices.

Establishing psychometric properties of the ORM and ORIPS is an important step for the future clinical and research use of occupational resilience as a new occupational therapy construct