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Mindfulness som intervention inom arbetsterapi: En litteraturöversikt
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Mindfulness as an intervention in occupational therapy : A literature review (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien var att kartlägga hur mindfulness kan användas inom arbetsterapi. Stress, depression, ångest och långvarig smärta är klientgrupper som stadigt ökar. I denna litteraturstudie var det av relevans att undersöka hur mindfulness kan användas inom arbetsterapi, då det visat ha goda effekter inom bland annat psykiatri och kognitiv beteendeterapi. Mindfulness med dess fokus på medveten närvaro, ökad insikt och med ett objektivt och accepterande förhållningssätt kan bidra till ökad delaktighet och med ett större engagemang för klienten i aktivitet. Dataanalysen utgjordes av åtta vetenskapliga artiklar med anknytning till mindfulness och arbetsterapi och mynnade ut i kategorierna Mindfulness som intervention, Resultat av mindfulness som intervention och Begräsningar med mindfulness som intervention. I resultatet framkom att mindfulness som intervention visade på positiva effekter där hantering av svåra situationer blev lättare och symtom för ohälsa inom stress, långvarig smärta, depression och ångest upplevdes ha mindre negativ inverkan på hälsan. En artikel visade att mindfulness inte hade någon effekt för klienter med depression och ångest. Majoriteten av de analyserade artiklarna visade på god effekt både för stressrelaterad ohälsa, depression, ångest, långvarig smärta och för föräldrar till barn med Autism Spektrum Tillstånd. Sammanfattningsvis skulle mindfulness som intervention kunna ge fördelar inom arbetsterapi då ett gemensamt fokus ligger kring delaktighet och engagemang i aktivitet. Mindfulness kan utifrån resultatet bidra till ökad livskvalitet där klientens vardag består av meningsfulla aktiviteter. Med mindfulness integrerat i de vardagliga aktiviteterna eller som meditation kan flertalet klientgrupper gynnas.

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine how mindfulness could be used in occupational therapy. Stress, depression, anxiety and chronic pain are common diseases in the Swedish population. In this literature review it was of relevance to examine how mindfulness could be used in occupational therapy since research in other areas such as psychiatry and cognitive behaviour therapy have shown positive effects using mindfulness. Mindfulness is primarily focused on awareness, insight, ability to obtain an objective perspective and to hold acceptance which for the client can lead to increased participation and a greater engagement in occupations. A number of databases were used in order to find articles which responded to the purpose of this study. A total amount of eight articles were found and analyzed. The articles resulted in the categories Mindfulness as an intervention, Results of mindfulness as an intervention and Limits using mindfulness. The results showed positive effects using mindfulness as an intervention for clients having stressrelated illness, chronic pain, depression and anxiety. Difficult and challenging situations became easier to handle and with less negative effect on the clients health. One article showed that mindfulness had no effects for clients with depression and anxiety. The majority of the articles which were analyzed showed that mindfulness had positive effects for stressrelated illness, depression, anxiety, chronic pain and for parents to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The conclusion came out in a way that occupational therapy could benefit by using mindfulness as an intervention with its primarily focus on participation and engagement in occupations. According to the results in this study mindfulness could bring a higher quality of life for the client by participating in meaningful occupations in their daily lives. With mindfulness integrated in the clients daily occupations or to meditate for mindfulness practice, several client groups could benefit from this form of intervention.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 35
Keyword [en]
Mindfulness, occupational therapy, occupational engagement
Keyword [sv]
Arbetsterapi, mindfulness
National Category
Occupational Therapy
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-67156OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-67156DiVA, id: diva2:1170565
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Occupational Therapist, bachelor’s level
Presentation
2016-05-31, Luleå, 16:06 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2018-01-08 Created: 2018-01-03 Last updated: 2018-01-08Bibliographically approved

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