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Occupational adaptation in people with Multiple Sclerosis.

Månsson Lexell, Eva LU ; Iwarsson, Susanne LU and Larsson-Lund, M (2011) In OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health 31(3). p.127-134
Abstract
The aim of this study was to gain an enhanced understanding of how people with multiple sclerosis experience their occupational adaptation. Ten people with multiple sclerosis were interviewed and the constant comparative method was used to analyze the data. Their occupational adaptation was experienced as a constant struggle and non-linear, and served as the means of achieving either a desired self or a desired family life. Adaptations of occupations differed according to the evolving goals of the participants. The findings showed that the participants often selected occupational adaptations to meet their family needs over their own. These findings can help professionals to establish where their clients with multiple sclerosis are in the... (More)
The aim of this study was to gain an enhanced understanding of how people with multiple sclerosis experience their occupational adaptation. Ten people with multiple sclerosis were interviewed and the constant comparative method was used to analyze the data. Their occupational adaptation was experienced as a constant struggle and non-linear, and served as the means of achieving either a desired self or a desired family life. Adaptations of occupations differed according to the evolving goals of the participants. The findings showed that the participants often selected occupational adaptations to meet their family needs over their own. These findings can help professionals to establish where their clients with multiple sclerosis are in the adaptation process and offer appropriate client-centered interventions. (Less)
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OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health
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31
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127 - 134
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Slack Inc
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1539-4492
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10.3928/15394492-20101025-01.
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English
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study was to gain an enhanced understanding of how people with multiple sclerosis experience their occupational adaptation. Ten people with multiple sclerosis were interviewed and the constant comparative method was used to analyze the data. Their occupational adaptation was experienced as a constant struggle and non-linear, and served as the means of achieving either a desired self or a desired family life. Adaptations of occupations differed according to the evolving goals of the participants. The findings showed that the participants often selected occupational adaptations to meet their family needs over their own. These findings can help professionals to establish where their clients with multiple sclerosis are in the adaptation process and offer appropriate client-centered interventions.},
  author       = {Månsson Lexell, Eva and Iwarsson, Susanne and Larsson-Lund, M},
  issn         = {1539-4492},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {127--134},
  publisher    = {Slack Inc},
  series       = {OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health},
  title        = {Occupational adaptation in people with Multiple Sclerosis.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/15394492-20101025-01.},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2011},
}