Occupational performance and affective symptoms for patients withdepression disorder
2015 (English)In: Advances in Psychiatry, 6- p., 438149Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aimof this study was to describe recovering over time in occupational performance and in affective symptoms for patients with depression disorder by using different assessments and methods for collecting data. A longitudinal design with data collections on repeated occasions was used. The Occupational Circumstances Assessment Interview and Rating Scale and Occupational Self- Assessment were used formeasuring occupational performance, and for affective symptoms, a Comprehensive Psychopathological Rating Scale Self-Assessment was used. Fourteen patients with depression disorder were included in the study. The result indicates that affective symptoms improve earlier than occupational performance. Furthermore, self-assessment seems to reflect more improvement to the patient than interview-based assessment. Different kinds of assessment and different kinds of data collection methods seem to facilitate the understanding of the patients recovering. In addition habituationwas themost important item for the patients to manage.One implication for practice is that patients may need an extended period of treatment supporting occupational performance.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. 6- p., 438149
assessment, data collection methods, OCAIRS-S, CPRS-S-A, OSA, occupational therapy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-114730DOI: 10.1155/2015/438149OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-114730DiVA: diva2:792221