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Arbetsterapeuters erfarenheter av trädgårdsrehabilitering
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to investigate occupational therapists' experience of gardening rehabilitation. A qualitative approach with the inductive approach was chosen to answer the purpose. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews, the interview guide as a support. Collected data were analyzed by qualitative content analysis, which resulted in three categories. The results showed that the garden's values are influential factors in people's own healing potential through participation in meaningful activities at different levels in the garden. The occupational therapist provides support and an interface between the participant and the garden, creating accessibility and motivates activity. Implications of the study indicated a need to create a better understanding of what different levels of activity mean and how activity will be defined when the garden is about rehabilitation activities at different levels of alertness and functioning. In order to meet future health problems would benefit if people discovered green environments values for reflection and recovery, occupational therapist would be a suitable profession as a mediator of the task. The study also showed that there is a need for further studies in the field that displays the benefits working with the therapist's interventions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Medicin, Occupational therapy, garden, rehabilitation, horticultural therapy
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-49937Local ID: 73e359d0-22e4-4b53-845d-092c640c0c10OAI: diva2:1023290
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Occupational Therapist, bachelor’s level
Validerat; 20110629 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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