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Activity and Participation - self-assessment according to the International Classification of Functioning: a study in mental health
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Health, Activity, Care. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Psykiatri Skåne, Lund, Sweden .
2012 (English)In: British Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 0308-0226, E-ISSN 1477-6006, Vol. 75, no 9, 412-418 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction: The aim of this exploratory study was to discover if a fifth qualifier in the domain of Activity and Participation in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICE) could highlight the experience of satisfaction and enjoyment in the everyday life of people with severe mental illness. It also investigated the correlation between the assessment made by an occupational therapist and nursing staff based on performance, and the assessment made by the clients themselves. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanMethod: Twenty-nine clients with schizophrenia or other forms of psychosis participated, using a self-assessment. The performance was investigated by using the first qualifier in the ICF, domain Activity and Participation. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanFindings: The Major life area was rated with the most dissatisfaction and displeasure by the clients. Communication and General task and demands also had low ratings. Self-care was rated with the most satisfaction and enjoyment. There was a correlation between the assessments made by the occupational therapist and the nursing staff, but their assessments differed from those made by the clients. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanConclusion: The study indicates the importance of using self-assessment when understanding everyday life as presented in the ICE, and the importance of using different assessment methods to gain a broad picture of clients.

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College of Occupational Therapists , 2012. Vol. 75, no 9, 412-418 p.
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Activity and Participation, severe mental illness, satisfaction and enjoyment
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84899DOI: 10.4276/030802212X13470263980793ISI: 000308971200005OAI: diva2:562930
Available from: 2012-10-26 Created: 2012-10-26 Last updated: 2012-10-31

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