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Arbetsterapeuters erfarenheter av att använda instrumentet Mini Mental Test för personer med demens
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to describe occupational therapists experiences using the assessment Mini Mental Test (MMT) in investigation and interventions for persons with dementia. The inclusion criteria of the study was that the participants where registered occupational therapist working in the Council or municipality of Kalmar, Östergötland and Västernorrlands County and that the participants have experience of the assessment MMT in investigations and interventions for persons with dementia. Seven occupational therapists participated in the study. Data was collected by semi-structured interviews with the aid of an interview guide and the collected data was analysed on the basis of a qualitative content analysis. Analyses of the data resulted in three categories “Logical but not enough”, “The use of the result for Occupational Therapists and other professionals” and “The influence of factors and the importance of preparation”. The results showed that the occupational therapists use MMT but have diversed experience in the assessment MMT, which is a screening instrument used in investigations of mild cognitive impairments. The occupational therapists think it is important to understand and explain the purpose of the instrument and therefore it is of significance who performs the MMT. Further asserts that MMT should be complemented by observing an activity since the result is not transferable to how the person performs in everydaylife. The occupational therapists think that the person, activity and the environment must be seen in a broader context. In conclusion, it was found in this study that the occupational therapists do not put great emphasis on MMT results but may still provide guidance to interventions.

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Keyword [sv]
Medicin, occupational therapists, experience, Mini Mental Test (MMT)
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-56602Local ID: d5c28d45-6e2b-45e3-9e07-a4cd286c6416OAI: diva2:1029989
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
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Occupational Therapist, bachelor’s level
Validerat; 20110612 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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