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Satisfaction with daily occupations amongst asylum seekers in Denmark

Morville, Anne-Le; Erlandsson, Lena-Karin LU ; Danneskiold-Samsoe, Bente; Amris, Kirstine and Eklund, Mona LU (2015) In Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy 22(3). p.207-215
Abstract
Aim: The aim of this study was to describe asylum seekers' satisfaction with daily occupations and activity level while in a Danish asylum centre, and whether this changed over time. Another aim was to describe whether exposure to torture, self-rated health measures, and ADL ability were related to their satisfaction with daily occupations and activity level. Methods: A total of 43 asylum seekers at baseline and 17 at follow-up were included. The questionnaires Satisfaction with Daily Occupations, Major Depression Inventory, WHO-5 Wellbeing, Pain Detect, a questionnaire covering torture, and basic social information were used as well as Assessment of Motor and Process Skills. Results: The results showed a low level of satisfaction with... (More)
Aim: The aim of this study was to describe asylum seekers' satisfaction with daily occupations and activity level while in a Danish asylum centre, and whether this changed over time. Another aim was to describe whether exposure to torture, self-rated health measures, and ADL ability were related to their satisfaction with daily occupations and activity level. Methods: A total of 43 asylum seekers at baseline and 17 at follow-up were included. The questionnaires Satisfaction with Daily Occupations, Major Depression Inventory, WHO-5 Wellbeing, Pain Detect, a questionnaire covering torture, and basic social information were used as well as Assessment of Motor and Process Skills. Results: The results showed a low level of satisfaction with daily occupations at both baseline and follow-up. There was no statistically significant change in satisfaction or activity level between baseline and the follow-up. Associations between AMPS process skills -education, worst pain and activity level -were present at baseline, as was a relationship between AMPS process skills and satisfaction. At follow-up, associations between WHO-5 and satisfaction and activity level and between MDI scores and activity level were found. Conclusion: Asylum seekers experience a low level of satisfaction with daily occupations, both at arrival and after 10 months in an asylum centre. There is a need for further research and development of occupation-focused rehabilitation methods for the asylum seeker population. (Less)
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torture, self-rated health, rehabilitation, occupational deprivation, ADL ability
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Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
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22
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207 - 215
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Taylor & Francis
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1651-2014
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10.3109/11038128.2014.982702
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  author       = {Morville, Anne-Le and Erlandsson, Lena-Karin and Danneskiold-Samsoe, Bente and Amris, Kirstine and Eklund, Mona},
  issn         = {1651-2014},
  keyword      = {torture,self-rated health,rehabilitation,occupational deprivation,ADL ability},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {207--215},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy},
  title        = {Satisfaction with daily occupations amongst asylum seekers in Denmark},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/11038128.2014.982702},
  volume       = {22},
  year         = {2015},
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