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A systematic review and narrative synthesis of occupational therapy-led interventions for individuals with anxiety and stress-related disorders

Fox, Jackie; Erlandsson, Lena Karin LU and Shiel, Agnes (2019) In Occupational Therapy in Mental Health
Abstract

Anxiety and stress-related disorders are highly prevalent and impede participation in life activities. Occupational therapists work extensively with people diagnosed with these disorders but the effectiveness of their interventions is unclear. A systematic search strategy identified 19 papers describing 13 studies. Studies varied in methodology, intervention type, and theory base. The results show the potential for lifestyle approaches, occupational science-based programs, and skill-building to improve mental health. The variety of interventions and methodologies of many studies means that the effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions for this population is not yet determined. High-quality research is required to replicate... (More)

Anxiety and stress-related disorders are highly prevalent and impede participation in life activities. Occupational therapists work extensively with people diagnosed with these disorders but the effectiveness of their interventions is unclear. A systematic search strategy identified 19 papers describing 13 studies. Studies varied in methodology, intervention type, and theory base. The results show the potential for lifestyle approaches, occupational science-based programs, and skill-building to improve mental health. The variety of interventions and methodologies of many studies means that the effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions for this population is not yet determined. High-quality research is required to replicate interventions with emerging potential for effectiveness.

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anxiety disorders, Occupational therapy, psychological stress, psychosocial rehabilitation, systematic review
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10.1080/0164212X.2018.1516172
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  abstract     = {<p>Anxiety and stress-related disorders are highly prevalent and impede participation in life activities. Occupational therapists work extensively with people diagnosed with these disorders but the effectiveness of their interventions is unclear. A systematic search strategy identified 19 papers describing 13 studies. Studies varied in methodology, intervention type, and theory base. The results show the potential for lifestyle approaches, occupational science-based programs, and skill-building to improve mental health. The variety of interventions and methodologies of many studies means that the effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions for this population is not yet determined. High-quality research is required to replicate interventions with emerging potential for effectiveness.</p>},
  author       = {Fox, Jackie and Erlandsson, Lena Karin and Shiel, Agnes},
  issn         = {0164-212X},
  keyword      = {anxiety disorders,Occupational therapy,psychological stress,psychosocial rehabilitation,systematic review},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Haworth Press},
  series       = {Occupational Therapy in Mental Health},
  title        = {A systematic review and narrative synthesis of occupational therapy-led interventions for individuals with anxiety and stress-related disorders},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0164212X.2018.1516172},
  year         = {2019},
}