Occupational adaptation in people with Multiple Sclerosis

Lexell, Eva Månsson, Iwarsson, Susanne and Larsson-Lund, Maria (2011) Occupational adaptation in people with Multiple Sclerosis. OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 31 3: 127-134. doi:10.3928/15394492-20101025-01

Author Lexell, Eva Månsson
Iwarsson, Susanne
Larsson-Lund, Maria
Title Occupational adaptation in people with Multiple Sclerosis
Journal name OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1539-4492
Publication date 2011-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3928/15394492-20101025-01
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 31
Issue 3
Start page 127
End page 134
Total pages 8
Place of publication Thorofare, NJ, United States
Publisher Slack
Language eng
Abstract The aim of this study was to gain an enhanced understanding of how people with multiple sclerosis experience their occupational adaptation. Ten people with multiple sclerosis were interviewed and the constant comparative method was used to analyze the data. Their occupational adaptation was experienced as a constant struggle and non-linear, and served as the means of achieving either a desired self or a desired family life. Adaptations of occupations differed according to the evolving goals of the participants. The findings showed that the participants often selected occupational adaptations to meet their family needs over their own. These findings can help professionals to establish where their clients with multiple sclerosis are in the adaptation process and offer appropriate client-centered interventions.
Keyword Engagement
Qualitative research
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
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