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Clients' experiences of housing adaptations: a longitudinal mixed-methods study
Department of Health Sciences, Health Sciences Center, Lund, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4863-5844
Department of Health Sciences, Health Sciences Center, Lund, Sweden.
Department of Health Sciences, Health Sciences Center, Lund, Sweden.
2012 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, Vol. 34, no 20, p. 1706-1715Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

PURPOSE: To explore clients' experience of the housing adaptations (HAs) over time in relation to housing and health.

METHOD: A multiple longitudinal case study, employing an embedded mixed-method design was used. Four participants were included and data from semi-structured interviews were combined with data from structured survey assessments.

RESULTS: HA made it possible to maintain valuable roles and activities, to continue to live in the participants' own homes and to take part in the society. The participants strived for autonomy and control, and in order to do so they needed different kinds of support, in terms of HA and mobility devices as well as support from professionals. HA also challenged the participants' routines and habits, as well as their perception about how an appealing HA aesthetically. Thus, the decision to apply for a HA was not always straightforward. Instead, the participants were constantly engaged in negotiations with themselves, concerning benefits and drawbacks of different decisions.

CONCLUSIONS: HAs involve complex person-environment-activity (P-E-A) transactions, and enhance clients' activity and independence in spite of functional decline. The knowledge generated is important in order to improve individual HA, as well as improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the intervention.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2012. Vol. 34, no 20, p. 1706-1715
Keywords [en]
Home modification, occupational therapy, activity, participation, long term outcomes, interview
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Occupational Therapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-72150DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2012.660596ISI: 000307226400005PubMedID: 22380652Scopus ID: 2.0-84867188600OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-72150DiVA, id: diva2:1286446
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Swedish Research Council
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Funding agency: Council for Working Life and Social Research, FAS

Available from: 2019-02-06 Created: 2019-02-06 Last updated: 2019-02-14Bibliographically approved

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