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The experience of balance in everyday life of men who have completed the first phase of their recovery from stress-related disorders

Grehan, Noel (2015) ATPK55 20152
Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to describe the life balance of four men who have completed the first phase of their recovery from stress-related disorders through the model of life balance. Stress-related disorders are today a major public health issue. Psychological stress is the most common reason for sick leave in Sweden. Life balance is measured by how the individual, through one’s occupational pattern, is able to meet their basic needs for quality of life and their ability to handle setbacks. A qualitative study was conducted. The results showed that the participants experienced a mixture of balance and imbalance in their lives. Overall they tended to prioritise work over other occupations and when this happened it led to an imbalance.... (More)
The purpose of this study was to describe the life balance of four men who have completed the first phase of their recovery from stress-related disorders through the model of life balance. Stress-related disorders are today a major public health issue. Psychological stress is the most common reason for sick leave in Sweden. Life balance is measured by how the individual, through one’s occupational pattern, is able to meet their basic needs for quality of life and their ability to handle setbacks. A qualitative study was conducted. The results showed that the participants experienced a mixture of balance and imbalance in their lives. Overall they tended to prioritise work over other occupations and when this happened it led to an imbalance. They shared similarities with their female counterparts from related studies, regarding their difficulties and use of strategies in their lives. Further research with a larger sample group would give more reliable evidence from a male perspective. (Less)
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Grehan, Noel
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ATPK55 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Life balance model, stress-related disorders, men, occupational therapy
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English
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8770722
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study was to describe the life balance of four men who have completed the first phase of their recovery from stress-related disorders through the model of life balance. Stress-related disorders are today a major public health issue. Psychological stress is the most common reason for sick leave in Sweden. Life balance is measured by how the individual, through one’s occupational pattern, is able to meet their basic needs for quality of life and their ability to handle setbacks. A qualitative study was conducted. The results showed that the participants experienced a mixture of balance and imbalance in their lives. Overall they tended to prioritise work over other occupations and when this happened it led to an imbalance. They shared similarities with their female counterparts from related studies, regarding their difficulties and use of strategies in their lives. Further research with a larger sample group would give more reliable evidence from a male perspective.},
  author       = {Grehan, Noel},
  keyword      = {Life balance model,stress-related disorders,men,occupational therapy},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The experience of balance in everyday life of men who have completed the first phase of their recovery from stress-related disorders},
  year         = {2015},
}