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Satisfaction with daily occupations amongst asylum seekers in Denmark
Metropolitan University College, Denmark.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1338-9644
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2015 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 22, no 3, 207-15 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIM: The aim of this study was to describe asylum seekers' satisfaction with daily occupations and activity level while in a Danish asylum centre, and whether this changed over time. Another aim was to describe whether exposure to torture, self-rated health measures, and ADL ability were related to their satisfaction with daily occupations and activity level.

METHODS: A total of 43 asylum seekers at baseline and 17 at follow-up were included. The questionnaires Satisfaction with Daily Occupations, Major Depression Inventory, WHO-5 Wellbeing, Pain Detect, a questionnaire covering torture, and basic social information were used as well as Assessment of Motor and Process Skills.

RESULTS: The results showed a low level of satisfaction with daily occupations at both baseline and follow-up. There was no statistically significant change in satisfaction or activity level between baseline and the follow-up. Associations between AMPS process skills--education, worst pain and activity level--were present at baseline, as was a relationship between AMPS process skills and satisfaction. At follow-up, associations between WHO-5 and satisfaction and activity level and between MDI scores and activity level were found.

CONCLUSION: Asylum seekers experience a low level of satisfaction with daily occupations, both at arrival and after 10 months in an asylum centre. There is a need for further research and development of occupation-focused rehabilitation methods for the asylum seeker population.

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2015. Vol. 22, no 3, 207-15 p.
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ADL ability, occupational deprivation, rehabilitation, self-rated health, torture
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Occupational Therapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-36844DOI: 10.3109/11038128.2014.982702PubMedID: 25580721OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-36844DiVA: diva2:1131426
Available from: 2017-08-14 Created: 2017-08-14 Last updated: 2017-08-16Bibliographically approved

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