Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

Organisational unit: Research group

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Environmental Health and Occupational Health

Description

The research in the Occupational therapy and occupational science-group is focused on occupation, health and wellbeing. The complexity, meaning and importance of the concept of everyday occupations for people’s health, is the key. The group works to a varying extent at teaching, research and dissemination of our results to users, in the society.

Research

The research departs from different perspectives of daily occupations and health. This includes implementation studies of occupation-based interventions, qualitative research and concept analysis. Furthermore, research within the areas of occupational therapy theory, development, occupational science and occupation-related health is also conducted. Occupation-related health relates to individuals who experience aspects of unbalance or difficulties in everyday life that hinders their ability to do what they need and wants to do. The focus could be on various populations and individuals in different life-stages with certain needs. We study the effects of health promoting alterations in everyday life, rehabilitation processes and how the patterns of daily occupations and its meaning affect health and wellbeing.

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