The Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) explains how occupations are motivated, patterned, and performed within everyday environments (Kielhofner, 2008). It has been argued that MOHO is the most widely-cited and utilized occupation-focused practice model in the world (Haglund, Ekbladh, Thorell, & Hallberg, 2000; Law & McColl, 1989; Lee, 2010; National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, 2004).
MOHO Web is a confidential online resource for occupational therapy practitioners, educators, students, and researchers. Here you may access and use all of the MOHO assessments and interventions that are supported for distribution through the University of Illinois at Chicago. Assessments for sale have been psychometrically validated using classical test theory and RASCH approaches. References to this research and other evidence for the use of MOHO throughout the world are available in the Scholarship section. Additionally, MOHO Web offers access to translated versions of the MOHO Assessments in 20 languages.
The Model of Human Occupation and its corresponding assessments and resources are the result of three decades of extensive contributions and collaborations from the late Dr. Gary Kielhofner, Professor and Head of the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. MOHO Web is dedicated to his memory.
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Learn how MOHO came to Sweden! Check out this document written by Dr. Lena Haglund, Dr. Chris Henriksson, and Dr. Anette Kjellberg that shares their personal memories, reflections, and shared discussions here.
The Dialogue about Work Ability (DWA version 4.2) is now available! The updated DWA is available through the efforts of occupational therapists, Eva Norrby and Iréne Linddahl. Click below to learn more about this instrument that is based on MOHO.
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Check out this interesting piece that applies a MOHO lens to the COVID-19 Pandemic, written by Tiffany T. Lin, MS, OTR/L & Gail Fisher, PhD., OTR/L, FAOTA. Read the "Impact of the Stay-at-Home Order: A Model of Human Occupation Perspective" here.
Dr. Lena Haglund recently published new evidence supporting the use of the MOHOST in Sweden. Read her article "Utility of Model of Human Occupation Screening Tool in Sweden" here.
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Kielhofner's Research in Occupational Therapy: Methods of Inquiry for Enhancing Practice (2nd Edition)
Kielhofner's Model of Human Occupation (5th Edition)
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See MOHO in action by watching The Story of Ramona on our YouTube page!
French and Japanese translations now available on YouTube!
Check out this guide to crafting measurable goals using MOHO!