Role functioning among adults with schizophrenia

Westcott, Cassandra, Waghorn, Geoff, McLean, Duncan, Statham, Dixie and Mowry, Bryan (2015) Role functioning among adults with schizophrenia. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 78 3: 158-165. doi:10.1177/0308022615573372

Author Westcott, Cassandra
Waghorn, Geoff
McLean, Duncan
Statham, Dixie
Mowry, Bryan
Title Role functioning among adults with schizophrenia
Journal name British Journal of Occupational Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1477-6006
Publication date 2015-03-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0308022615573372
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 78
Issue 3
Start page 158
End page 165
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Introduction The extent that adults with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders participate in socially valued roles within their community is an important aspect of recovery and rehabilitation. Although previous research has explored functioning in specific roles (for example, education, employment and independent living) less is known about combined participation in different types of socially valued roles. The purpose of this investigation was to describe the role functioning of a community sample of 255 adults with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.

Method The diagnostic interview for genetics study 2.0 was administered by trained clinicians and provided the background clinical information for this report. A subsample from the genetics study was interviewed by telephone using the socially valued role classification scale. Participants were specifically asked about their participation in employment, education and training, rehabilitation, caring for others, and home duties and self-care.

Results Overall role participation was high, with 80% participating in socially valued roles other than independent living. Role functioning in each role category was relatively independent of functioning in other role domains.

Conclusion Occupational therapists can best facilitate the rehabilitation and recovery of community residents with severe mental illness by adopting a role-specific approach based on individual preferences for particular role domains.
Keyword Schizophrenia
Role functioning
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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