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Occupational Performance Problems in 85-Year-Old Women and Men in Sweden

Kalldalen, Anette; Marcusson, Jan; Nägga, Katarina LU and Wressle, Ewa (2012) In OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health 32(2). p.30-38
Abstract
An area of concern for occupational therapy is to increase preventive interventions among relatively healthy elderly individuals. The purpose of this study was to explore occupational performance problems among 85-year-old women and men in relation to demographic data, mental health, and health-related quality of life. Participants completed a postal questionnaire including the EuroQoL health-related quality of life measurement. Instruments used during a home visit were the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, the Mini-Mental State Examination, and the Geriatric Depression scale. The sample comprised 380 individuals. Women experienced poorer health and more occupational performance problems in community management, household... (More)
An area of concern for occupational therapy is to increase preventive interventions among relatively healthy elderly individuals. The purpose of this study was to explore occupational performance problems among 85-year-old women and men in relation to demographic data, mental health, and health-related quality of life. Participants completed a postal questionnaire including the EuroQoL health-related quality of life measurement. Instruments used during a home visit were the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, the Mini-Mental State Examination, and the Geriatric Depression scale. The sample comprised 380 individuals. Women experienced poorer health and more occupational performance problems in community management, household management, and quiet leisure than men. Impaired cognitive function, lower self-rated health, and higher risk of depression correlated with a larger number of occupational performance problems. Intervention planning should be based on individual perceptions of meaningful occupations and environmental considerations. (Less)
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10.3928/15394492-20110623-01
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  author       = {Kalldalen, Anette and Marcusson, Jan and Nägga, Katarina and Wressle, Ewa},
  issn         = {1539-4492},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {30--38},
  publisher    = {Slack Inc},
  series       = {OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health},
  title        = {Occupational Performance Problems in 85-Year-Old Women and Men in Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/15394492-20110623-01},
  volume       = {32},
  year         = {2012},
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