Arbetsterapeuters erfarenheter av att främja delaktighet i dagliga aktiviteter för äldre personer inom särskilt boende
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of the study was to describe occupational therapists experiences in promoting older people´s participation in activities of daily living in residential care. To answer the aim of the study a qualitative approach was selected and data were collected through semi-structured interviews with seven occupational therapists. To analyze the data, a qualitative content analysis was used who resulted in four categories: Assessments that describe the older people's needs; Using the older people's abilities in order to promote participation; Various aspects to consider when prescribing assistive devices; Create a functioning collaboration with health professionals. The results showed that an equal approach and a good collaboration with health professionals was a key requirement. Furthermore, supervision and education of health professionals were seen as important factors in the occupational therapists' work to promote participation in daily activities. Finally assistive devices were a large part of the occupational therapists’ work when prescribing assistive devices in residential care for older people. The authors consider that there is a need for studies that illustrate how the occupational therapists’ presence in residential care could favor the promotion of activities in daily living for older people.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 28 p.
Medicin, Older people, participation, occupational therapists, activities of daily living, residential care
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-55462Local ID: c5140b3c-6b4d-44fc-b4ad-d65bf741087dOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-55462DiVA: diva2:1028844
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Occupational Therapist, bachelor’s level
Riekkola Carabante, Jenni
Validerat; 20140623 (global_studentproject_submitter)2016-10-042016-10-04Bibliographically approved