The Satisfaction with Daily Occupations (SDO-13) Scale: Psychometric Properties among Clients in Primary Care in Sweden.

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This article describes the results to expand and develop the use of the Satisfaction with Daily Occupations (SDO-13) Scale. Data were collected in primary care before (I) and after intervention (II) among clients with stress-related disorders and musculoskeletal pain. The Cronbach's alpha values of the SDO-13 Scale were 0.80 and 0.88. Convergent validity was assessed against global occupational satisfaction and general health, resulting in rs = -0.65 (p < 0.001) and rs = -0.46 (p < 0.001). The SDO-13 Scale could not discriminate between the primary care sample and a psychiatric sample (p = 0.15), whereas number of current occupations could (p < 0.001). The SDO-13 was not sensitive to change (p = 0.92). Future studies need to explore criterion and construct validity based on more dissimilar samples and more standardized interventions. Applications of these results to practice are discussed.


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  • Occupational Therapy
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-41
JournalOccupational Therapy in Health Care
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch

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