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Arbetsterapeuters resonemang vid interventioner för personer med demenssjukdom
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim of this study was to explore occupational therapists reasoning about interventions for people with dementia. Method: A qualitative interview study was designed and six occupational therapists that work in different municipality participated. The qualitative content analysis resulted in four categories. Results: The data analysis resulted in four categories: The importance of preparing for person-centered rehabilitation, The importance of teamwork to enable activity, The importance of person-centered evaluation, The importance of reasoning about time perspectives in evaluations and action. The occupational therapists reasoning were about the importance of knowing who the person is, to get the right information to develop a good meeting and to do the right assessment. The occupational therapists see themselves as one of the important part in the teamwork around people with dementia and that teamwork is important to give the person the best rehabilitation and care. The reasoning was also about time perspective, to be in time with assessments and to take action to be able to give the person best ability to activity and rehabilitation.Conclusion: The results enhance the understanding about occupational therapists reasoning about interventions for people with dementia. More time is needed for evaluation and action for people with dementia, to be able to work with activities the person need more time for that. To work in a team around people with dementia creates a better condition for rehabilitation and care for the person. To make the right choice for assessment the occupational therapists needs the right information about the person previous and current living situation. The result shows the importance of observation to be able to investigate and carry out client-centered measures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 29 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Medicin, Occupational therapist, Intervention, Dementia, Experience, Reasoning
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-57843Local ID: e7602b34-eefa-4b17-8efd-dce00f314d2cOAI: diva2:1031231
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Occupational Therapist, bachelor’s level
Validerat; 20160609 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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