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Service users' and providers' experiences of equipment provision in occupational therapy

Harrand, Jenny (2016) Service users' and providers' experiences of equipment provision in occupational therapy. York St John University. (Unpublished)

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The following is being conducted as part of the researcher's Philosophy Doctorate.

There is a lack of published literature addressing the impact of equipment for daily living provision from the perspective of clinicians who assess for and provide such equipment or by the individuals who use it. This research intends to contribute robust evidence informing those responsible for providing equipment services and their stakeholders of recommendations for best practice. It will also consider the implications of equipment provision in relation to future occupational therapy practice.

The research involves exploring the impact of equipment for daily living upon those who use it in terms of its benefit and meaningfulness to functional independence, quality of life and health and well-being. It will explore the assessment experiences of individuals provided with equipment, clinicians involved with the assessment and equipment provision process and their managers and clinical leaders.

The research consists of three sub groups, including: i) Adult NHS patients with a long term condition who have experienced occupational therapy in relation to equipment assessment and provision, ii) occupational therapists and iii) managers and leaders.

Participants will take part in a single one-to-one interview with the researcher. The interview will be transcribed verbatim and then analysed by the researcher using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.

RQ: What is the specific role of occupational therapists in equipment provision and facilitation of its effective use?

Item Type: Other
Status: Unpublished
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM695 Physical therapy. Occupational therapy
School/Department: School of Science, Technology and Health
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/1789

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