Title: Evaluation of activities of daily living ability and awareness among clients in a forensic psychiatry evaluation unit in Sweden
Authors : Kottorp, Anders
Heuchemer, Birgit
Petersson Lie, Ingela
Hellner Gumpert, Clara
Published in : British Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume(Issue) : 76
Issue : 1
Pages : 23
Pages to: 30
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Sage
Issue Date: Jan-2013
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Occupational therapy
Subject (DDC) : 610: Medicine and health
Abstract: Introduction: The aim of this exploratory study was to investigate activities of daily living (ADL) functioning for clients in a forensic psychiatry evaluation unit and also to investigate the relationship between ADL functioning and awareness of their ability to perform ADL. Method: The sample consisted of 35 participants at a forensic psychiatry evaluation unit in Sweden. ADL was investigated using the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) and awareness of ability was investigated using the Assessment of Awareness of Ability (A3). Results: The ADL mean motor ability for the participants was 1.68 logits and the process ability showed an ADL mean value of 0.83 logit. The mean value of awareness was 0.60 logit. A majority of the participants demonstrated ability measures below the cut-off criteria in the AMPS, which indicates that they might need support to function in the community. There was also a significant relationship between awareness of ability and ADL motor ability (rho = 0.49, p<0.01) and ADL process ability (rho = 0.77, p<0.01). Conclusion: Clients in forensic psychiatry demonstrate limited ability in ADL, associated with a limited awareness. Clients in forensic psychiatry may also need assistance to live in the community, which suggests that occupational therapy may be offered to these clients in order to prepare them to manage in the community.
Departement: Gesundheit
Organisational Unit: Institute of Occupational Therapy (IER)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.4276/030802213X13576469254658
ISSN: 0308-0226
1477-6006
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/8703
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