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“Weighing my options” Clients experience of occupational therapy in obesity rehabilitation

Thordardottir, Björg LU (2009) ATPK65 20091
Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science
Abstract
Obesity is rising at an alarming rate. The aim of this study was to ask clients in obesity rehabilitation how they experience the role of occupational therapy in the program. A focus group was used and the obesity rehabilitation at Reykjalundur Rehabilitation was chosen as a scene for this study. It is a group program and clients are expected to view their opinions during the diverse sessions of the rehabilitation. The criteria for entering the focus group were participation in occupational therapy as both in- and out-patient. A semi-structured guide was formed using the outlines of the program. A content analysis was made and the recurring themes were noted. The clients had little knowledge of occupational therapy before entering the... (More)
Obesity is rising at an alarming rate. The aim of this study was to ask clients in obesity rehabilitation how they experience the role of occupational therapy in the program. A focus group was used and the obesity rehabilitation at Reykjalundur Rehabilitation was chosen as a scene for this study. It is a group program and clients are expected to view their opinions during the diverse sessions of the rehabilitation. The criteria for entering the focus group were participation in occupational therapy as both in- and out-patient. A semi-structured guide was formed using the outlines of the program. A content analysis was made and the recurring themes were noted. The clients had little knowledge of occupational therapy before entering the program. At the out-patient clinic, they learned how to structure their activities. As in-patients they learned about prioritizing meaningful activities and goal setting. The use of arts/crafts and relaxation in the occupational therapy was a pleasant experience. After five weeks as in-patients, the members of the focus group stated the need for support in maintaining structure in daily activities. (Less)
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Thordardottir, Björg LU
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course
ATPK65 20091
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
rehabilitation, focus group, obesity, clients, experience, qualitative, occupational therapy
language
English
id
1405763
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2009-05-28 14:27:11
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  abstract     = {Obesity is rising at an alarming rate. The aim of this study was to ask clients in obesity rehabilitation how they experience the role of occupational therapy in the program. A focus group was used and the obesity rehabilitation at Reykjalundur Rehabilitation was chosen as a scene for this study. It is a group program and clients are expected to view their opinions during the diverse sessions of the rehabilitation. The criteria for entering the focus group were participation in occupational therapy as both in- and out-patient. A semi-structured guide was formed using the outlines of the program. A content analysis was made and the recurring themes were noted. The clients had little knowledge of occupational therapy before entering the program. At the out-patient clinic, they learned how to structure their activities. As in-patients they learned about prioritizing meaningful activities and goal setting. The use of arts/crafts and relaxation in the occupational therapy was a pleasant experience. After five weeks as in-patients, the members of the focus group stated the need for support in maintaining structure in daily activities.},
  author       = {Thordardottir, Björg},
  keyword      = {rehabilitation,focus group,obesity,clients,experience,qualitative,occupational therapy},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {“Weighing my options” Clients experience of occupational therapy in obesity rehabilitation},
  year         = {2009},
}