A systematic review of occupational therapy interventions with homeless people

Thomas, Yvonne, Gray, Marion, and McGinty, Sue (2011) A systematic review of occupational therapy interventions with homeless people. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 25 (1). pp. 38-53.

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Abstract

A systematic review of the occupational therapy literature 1990–2008 was undertaken with the aim to assess the quality of evidence that supports the role of occupational therapy with homeless people. Forty articles were initially identified and critically appraised, including 16 research studies. Seven quantitative articles were included in this review and demonstrated the effectiveness of occupational therapy in providing interventions that increase employment and education prospects, money management, coping skills, and leisure activities. The literature suggests that occupational therapy has an appropriate role with people experiencing homelessness.

Item ID: 15117
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: evidence, health review, homelessness, occupation
ISSN: 1541-3098
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2011 00:27
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) @ 100%
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