Feasibility of a reablement-program in a Swedish municipality

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Background: While occupational therapists (OT) and physiotherapists (PT) have a central role in reablement, no structured approach for these professions has been described in Sweden. Aims/Objectives: The aim was to explore the feasibility of a reablement program developed to guide OTs and PTs in a Swedish municipality context. Material and methods: Eligible participants were OTs and PTs working with reablement. Feasibility was evaluated in terms of how OTs (n = 16) and PTs (n = 15) experienced the application of the program. Data were collected through web surveys during a pilot study over four months. Results: The program was implemented for 62 clients. Baseline assessments were conducted in 97% of all cases and follow-ups in 77%. The average duration of the program was 8 weeks and includeed 5 home visits and 3 contacts by phone. In 15 cases, a new goal was identified after follow-up. Collaboration was included with other professionals and relatives in 89% and 35% of the cases, respectively. The program was categorized as feasible to some extent in 34 cases and not feasible in 21 cases. Conclusions and significance: The program was feasible to some extent. To enhance feasibility, flexibility may be needed in order to tailor assessments according to the client’s health status.

Sidor (från-till)53-64
Antal sidor12
TidskriftScandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Tidigt onlinedatum2022 juni 30
StatusPublished - 2023

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Hälso- och sjukvårdsorganisation, hälsopolitik och hälsoekonomi


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