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Arbetsterapeutiska interventioner för klienter med långvarig smärta: En litteraturöversikt
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to describe occupational therapy interventions used in work with clients suffering from long-term pain through a literature review. Data was obtained from search of scientific articles in different databases, which resulted in fourteen selected articles that were quality inspected and then analyzed by qualitative content analysis. The analysis continued with an interpretation built on OTIPM's description of occupational therapy models of intervention. The result demonstrated that the multimodal approach is common in work with clients with long-term pain. Furthermore, the result showed that the core of the treatment of clients with long-term pain is about pain management and pain control in the performance of activity and that the occupational therapist alternates between different models within a single treatment session. The analysis resulted in one main theme and four sub-themes. The main theme is “A combination of occupational therapy interventions in the multimodal rehabilitation" and the four sub-themes are "Compensatory interventions to adjust activity", "Interventions for improvement of personal characteristics", "Activity training for increased occupational performance and "Pedagogical intervention". The analysis showed that most of the implemented interventions can be categorized in the models' “Compensatory interventions to adjust the activity" and "Interventions for improvement of personal characteristics". One conclusion that can be made from this study is that further research should be conducted regarding the occupational therapy interventions used for clients with long-term pain.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Medicin, arbetsterapi, interventioner, långvarig smärta
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-55820Local ID: ca34dae7-b1d0-476c-9088-1d8107211644OAI: diva2:1029204
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Occupational Therapist, bachelor’s level
Validerat; 20110627 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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