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Nilsson, Rebecca 2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis

Abstract [en] : The purpose of this study was to illuminate how occupational therapists in India describe and enact their work with rehabilitation of patients with neurological disorders. Method: Datacollection was conducted by semi structured interviews and unstructured non participated observation in India at three private hospitals with 22 occupational therapists and four final-year master's students. Data was analysed using a qualitative content analysis that resulted in three categories. Results: The categories were: Economy and family factors affect the rehabilitation, Client-centred practice and Following the OT-Process. At private hospitals in India, the patient's economical resources decide, to some extent, the rehabilitation approach. The family also influences the rehabilitation process both positively and negatively. The result describes how the occupational therapist is expected to set goals and arrange the patient’s rehabilitation. The occupational therapist also described that training was conducted in activity however only functional training was observed. The conclusion of this study is that the participants used functional training as the main way of rehabilitating patients, which is different from the core of occupational therapy, where activity is the focus in rehabilitation used as both the goal and mean of achieving goals. Their way of working with rehabilitation in their country can still be interpreted effective along their working conditions and resources. Implications for clinical practice can be a better understanding of how occupational therapists are working in India and the value of continued critical thinking within the profession and the value of evidence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages: 2012. , 29 p.

Keyword [en] : Medicine

Keyword [sv] : Medicin, Utvecklingsländer, Indien, neurologiska sjukdomar, arbetsterapi

Identifiers: URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-58083Local ID: eab56dc3-a6e9-44b1-81d6-7d5f5c9b7c11OAI: diva2:1031471

Subject / course: Student thesis, at least 15 credits

Educational program: Occupational Therapist, bachelor’s level

Supervisors : Prellwitz, Maria

Examiners : Lindström, Maria

Note: Validerat; 20120613 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

Autor: Meyer, Jannice


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