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Occupational Choices for People with Psychiatric Disabilities : Comparing Attendees and Non-Attendees at Community-Based Day Centers

Flokén, Sara; Löndahl, Anna and Argentzell, Elisabeth LU (2016) In Occupational Therapy in Mental Health 32(4). p.329-344
Abstract

Research has shown that people with psychiatric disabilities who attend a day center rate their satisfaction with daily occupations equally in comparison with non-attendees. The current study investigates which occupations the target group performs and also differences in occupational choices between attendees and non-attendees. Reported occupations were analyzed with content analysis. Day center attendees reported more productive occupations, while non-attendees reported more recreational occupations and a greater breadth of occupations. This implies that non-attendees might compensate a lack of work-like occupations at a day center with satisfying recreational occupations. The results can guide development of psychiatric... (More)

Research has shown that people with psychiatric disabilities who attend a day center rate their satisfaction with daily occupations equally in comparison with non-attendees. The current study investigates which occupations the target group performs and also differences in occupational choices between attendees and non-attendees. Reported occupations were analyzed with content analysis. Day center attendees reported more productive occupations, while non-attendees reported more recreational occupations and a greater breadth of occupations. This implies that non-attendees might compensate a lack of work-like occupations at a day center with satisfying recreational occupations. The results can guide development of psychiatric occupational-based rehabilitation.

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Community mental health services, mental health, occupational therapy
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Occupational Therapy in Mental Health
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32
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Haworth Press
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0164-212X
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10.1080/0164212X.2016.1201449
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  author       = {Flokén, Sara and Löndahl, Anna and Argentzell, Elisabeth},
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  keyword      = {Community mental health services,mental health,occupational therapy},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {10},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {329--344},
  publisher    = {Haworth Press},
  series       = {Occupational Therapy in Mental Health},
  title        = {Occupational Choices for People with Psychiatric Disabilities : Comparing Attendees and Non-Attendees at Community-Based Day Centers},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0164212X.2016.1201449},
  volume       = {32},
  year         = {2016},
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