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Environmental Interactions in psychiatric occupational therapy - some inferences

The American Journal of Occupational Therapy

Author: Kannegieter, R.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1980


Five inferences drawn from research studies in the social sciences on the assessment of psychiatric ward atmospheres are presented as a frame of reference for psychiatric occupational therapists. The studies, based on a model stating that behaviour results from the interaction of person and environment, suggests procedures for increasing successful treatment outcomes in OT. Such procedures include matching patients and staff to behavioural settings according to individual response traits and the development of programs emphasising such variables as spontaneity, autonomy and involvement.

Further Details

Publish Dates: November 1980
Full Title: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy
Pages: 715-720
Volume: 34
Issue: 11
Accession Number: December, 2010
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 12/07/2013
Keywords: mentalassessment of social environmentsperson/environment interactionsprogramming
Reads: 231