Dealing with real-life challenges: outcome of a home-based occupational therapy intervention for people with severe psychiatric disability
2012 (English)In: OTJR (Thorofare, N.J.), ISSN 1539-4492, E-ISSN 1938-2383, Vol. 32, no 2, 5-13 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
the authors offered home-based occupational therapy integrated into supported or sheltered housing to help individuals with severe psychiatric disability identify their specific needs of engagement in meaningful occupation. This study aimed to evaluate the client outcomes in activities of daily living (ADL) ability and health factors following their participation in occupation-centered interventions in home and community settings. Seventeen participants (7 women) between the ages of 27 to 66 years, living in sheltered or supported housing participated in the intervention project based on the Everyday Life Rehabilitation (ELR). The following instruments were administered before and after the intervention and at a six-month follow-up: Goal Attainment Scaling, Assessment of Motor and Process Skills, Assessment of Social Interaction, Satisfaction with Daily Occupations, ADL-taxonomy with an effort-scale, and the Symptom Check List-90. Pretest, posttest, and follow-up differences in test scores on goal attainment, occupation, and health-related factors indicate that important progress was made. These findings support the use of the intervention and suggest that larger randomized clinical trials are needed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Thorofare: Slack Inc , 2012. Vol. 32, no 2, 5-13 p.
mental health, activity and participation, psychiatric rehabilitation
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject Occupational therapy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-50040DOI: 10.3928/15394492-20110819-01ISI: 000302274400002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-50040DiVA: diva2:458658
ProjectsEveryday Life Rehabilitation