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Arbetsterapeuters erfarenhet om terapihundar påverkar relationen mellan arbetsterapeut och klient samt klientens delaktighet i aktivitet
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Occupational therapists' experiences iftherapy dogs affectthe relationship between occupational therapists and client andclient ́s involvementin activity. (English)
Abstract [en]

The purposeof the study was to investigate whether occupational therapists find that therapy dogs can affect the relationship with the client and client´s participation in activity. The methodused was a qualitative study with ten participants who were contacted via recommendations and via the social network Facebook. The questions concerned the occupational therapists' experience of working with therapy dogs and their experiences of whether the therapy dog ​​can be a tool to help create relationship with the client and motivate for activity. The resultshowed that the experience was predominantly positive and that the therapy dog ​​made the client contact stronger. The occupational therapists experienced that they could go further in their interventions with the help of the dog and that the clients opened up more and were more motivated to participate in activities when the dog was present. It also showed that education, planning, goal setting and journaling were important to demonstrate the effect of therapy dogs. Conclusion:The result showed positive situations in which the therapy dog ​​was an aid for the occupational therapists' success in the intervention. The study showed that contact with the client was strengthened with the help of the therapy dog ​​and that the motivation to participate in activities increased.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien var att undersöka omarbetsterapeuter upplever att terapihundarkan påverkarelationen till klienten samtklientensdelaktighet i aktivitet. Metodensom användes var en kvalitativ studie med tiodeltagare som kontaktades via rekommendationer och via det sociala nätverket Facebook. Frågorna berörde arbetsterapeuternas upplevelse kring att arbeta med terapihund och deras erfarenheter om huruvida terapihunden kan vara ett hjälpmedel för att hjälpa till att skapa relation till klienten och motivera till aktivitet. Resultatetvisade att erfarenheterna var övervägande positiva och att terapihunden gjorde att klientkontakten blev starkare. Arbetsterapeuterna upplevde att de kunde komma längre i sina interventioner med hjälp av hunden och att klienterna öppnade upp sig mer och var mer motiverade till att delta i aktiviteter närhunden var närvarande.Det visade också att utbildning, planering, målsättning och journalföring var viktigt för att visa på terapihundarnas effekt.Slutsats: Resultatet visade positiva situationer där terapihunden varit ett hjälpmedel för arbetsterapeuternas framgång i interventionen. Studien visade att kontakten till klienten stärktes med hjälp av terapihunden och att motivationen att delta i aktiviteter ökade

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2019. , p. 31
Keywords [en]
occupational therapy, therapy dog, professional-patient relationship, activity motivation, animal assisted therapy
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Occupational Therapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-74282OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-74282DiVA, id: diva2:1321686
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Occupational Therapist, bachelor’s level
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Available from: 2019-06-10 Created: 2019-06-09 Last updated: 2019-06-10Bibliographically approved

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