Title: Occupational performance and awareness of disability in mild cognitive impairment or dementia
Authors : Öhman, Annika
Nygård, Louise
Kottorp, Anders Börje Mauritz
Published in : Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume(Issue) : 18
Issue : 2
Pages : 133
Pages to: 142
Issue Date: Mar-2010
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Occupational therapy
Subject (DDC) : 615.8515: Occupational therapy
616.8: Neurology, diseases of nervous system
Abstract: Limited awareness of disabilities is common in mild cognitive impairment and dementia. In order to get a broader base in planning interventions, it is important to consider a person's awareness of his/her disability encountered in performance. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between occupational performance and awareness of disability in older adults with mild cognitive impairment or dementia. Thirty-five older adults were evaluated with the AMPS (Assessment of Motor and Process Skills) and with the AAD (Assessment of Awareness of Disability). Many-faceted Rasch models generated individual measures of ADL performance and awareness of disability. Non-parametric correlation statistics were used to analyse the relationships. The findings showed that there was an overall positive relationship between occupational performance and awareness of disability. However, individual variations in the sample implied that limitations in performance were not equivalent to a limited awareness of disability. In conclusion, awareness of disability should be individually evaluated when planning interventions together with clients and their families.
Departement: Gesundheit
Organisational Unit: Institute of Occupational Therapy (IER)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.3109/11038121003645993
ISSN: 1103-8128
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/8417
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