Housing adaptations: current practices and future challenges

Iwarsson, Susanne (2009). Housing adaptations: current practices and future challenges. In Ingrid Söderback (Ed.), International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions (pp. 63-70) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-0-387-75424-6


Author Iwarsson, Susanne
Title of chapter Housing adaptations: current practices and future challenges
Title of book International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions
Place of Publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1007/978-0-387-75424-6
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780387754239
9780387754246
Editor Ingrid Söderback
Chapter number 5
Start page 63
End page 70
Total pages 8
Total chapters 58
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Housing adaptation (or home modification) has been an important and common intervention in occupational therapy practice worldwide, based on the notion that occupational performance is the outcome of person–environment–occupation (P-E-O) transactions. Housing adaptation is applicable with all kinds of clients with occupational performance problems in the home setting, since most clients are older people (Iwarsson, 2005). Measures such as removal of thresholds, installation of shower stalls instead of bathtubs, and installation of handrails and grab bars are among the most common. However, based on considerable differences across countries, the possibility of providing such solutions as well as the role of the occupational therapist in the processes of performing housing adaptation vary considerably. A growing body of scientific evidence has the potential to strengthen this part of occupational therapy practice, with the ultimate goal of creating home environments supporting occupational performance.
Keyword Accessibility
Environmental modification
Environmental adaptation
Home modification
Usability
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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