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Participation in Everyday Life Before and After a Housing Adaptation

Thordardottir, Björg LU ; Fänge, Agneta Malmgren LU ; Chiatti, Carlos LU and Ekstam, Lisa LU (2018) In Journal of Housing for the Elderly p.1-15
Abstract

Housing adaptation aims to enable clients to live independently in their own homes. Studies focusing on participation in everyday life following a housing adaptation are lacking and needed. This study aimed to explore housing adaptation clients' experiences of participation in everyday life before and after a housing adaptation, through the lens of a housing adaptation, using a qualitative follow-up design, with 11 participants. It was found that when the housing adaptation met the participants' needs, performance of activities improved and the housing adaptation opened doors to engagement and participation in everyday life. Thus, focus on performance and engagement in everyday life at the onset of the housing adaptation process,... (More)

Housing adaptation aims to enable clients to live independently in their own homes. Studies focusing on participation in everyday life following a housing adaptation are lacking and needed. This study aimed to explore housing adaptation clients' experiences of participation in everyday life before and after a housing adaptation, through the lens of a housing adaptation, using a qualitative follow-up design, with 11 participants. It was found that when the housing adaptation met the participants' needs, performance of activities improved and the housing adaptation opened doors to engagement and participation in everyday life. Thus, focus on performance and engagement in everyday life at the onset of the housing adaptation process, combined with regular follow-ups, may enhance participation.

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Content analysis, engagement, occupational therapy, performance, semistructured interviews
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Journal of Housing for the Elderly
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15 pages
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Haworth Press
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0276-3893
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10.1080/02763893.2018.1451800
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English
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  abstract     = {<p>Housing adaptation aims to enable clients to live independently in their own homes. Studies focusing on participation in everyday life following a housing adaptation are lacking and needed. This study aimed to explore housing adaptation clients' experiences of participation in everyday life before and after a housing adaptation, through the lens of a housing adaptation, using a qualitative follow-up design, with 11 participants. It was found that when the housing adaptation met the participants' needs, performance of activities improved and the housing adaptation opened doors to engagement and participation in everyday life. Thus, focus on performance and engagement in everyday life at the onset of the housing adaptation process, combined with regular follow-ups, may enhance participation.</p>},
  author       = {Thordardottir, Björg and Fänge, Agneta Malmgren and Chiatti, Carlos and Ekstam, Lisa},
  issn         = {0276-3893},
  keyword      = {Content analysis,engagement,occupational therapy,performance,semistructured interviews},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {04},
  pages        = {1--15},
  publisher    = {Haworth Press},
  series       = {Journal of Housing for the Elderly},
  title        = {Participation in Everyday Life Before and After a Housing Adaptation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02763893.2018.1451800},
  year         = {2018},
}