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Participation in everyday life before and after a housing adaptation

Participation in everyday life before and after a housing adaptation


Title: Participation in everyday life before and after a housing adaptation
Author: Thordardottir, Björg   orcid.org/0000-0002-2831-1287
Malmgren Fänge, Agneta   orcid.org/0000-0002-3165-1856
Chiatti, Carlos   orcid.org/0000-0003-4810-9630
Ekstam, Lisa   orcid.org/0000-0002-7965-5530
Date: 2018-04-06
Language: English
Scope: 41-55
University/Institute: Háskólinn á Akureyri
University of Akureyri
School: Heilbrigðisvísindasvið (HA)
School of Health Sciences (UA)
Department: Iðjuþjálfunarfræðideild (HA)
Faculty of Occupational Therapy (UA)
Series: Journal of Housing For the Elderly;33(1)
ISSN: 0276-3893
1540-353X (eISSN)
DOI: 10.1080/02763893.2018.1451800
Subject: Occupational therapy; Aging; Home; Iðjuþjálfun; Öldrun; Heimilið
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/1169

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Björg Thordardottir, Agneta Malmgren Fänge, Carlos Chiatti & Lisa Ekstam (2019) Participation in Everyday Life Before and After a Housing Adaptation, Journal of Housing For the Elderly, 33:1, 41-55, DOI: 10.1080/02763893.2018.1451800

Abstract:

Housing adaptation aims to enable clients to live independently in their own homes. Studies focusing on participation in everyday life following a housing adaptation are lacking and needed. This study aimed to explore housing adaptation clients’ experiences of participation in everyday life before and after a housing adaptation, through the lens of a housing adaptation, using a qualitative follow-up design, with 11 participants. It was found that when the housing adaptation met the participants’ needs, performance of activities improved and the housing adaptation opened doors to engagement and participation in everyday life. Thus, focus on performance and engagement in everyday life at the onset of the housing adaptation process, combined with regular follow-ups, may enhance participation.

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© 2018 Björg Thordardottir, Agneta Malmgren Fänge, Carlos Chiatti, and Lisa Ekstam. Published with license by Taylor & Francis This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.

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