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Exploring the therapeutic environment for older women with late-life depression: an examination of the benefits of an activity group for older people suffering from depression.

Australian Occupational Therapy Journal

Author: McWha, J. L., Pachana, N. A., Alpass, F.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2003


This study examines a therapeutic activity group that was developed over a period of 4 years by occupational therapists, and includes components of psychosocial treatment. The study was designed to identify the benefits of the group activity for members and to identify whether members' expectations of attending the group are the same as (or different to) the health professionals' expectations of the benefits for group members. The Model of Occupational Spin-off is applied as the theoretical basis for the study. Group members completed a specialised questionnaire and two standard assessments. Health professionals completed a separate, but similar, questionnaire. The results were analysed by using statistical tests and confirmed that the expectations of group members and health professionals are not significantly different.

Further Details

Full Title: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
Pages: 158-169
Volume: 50
Issue: 3
Accession Number: September, 2011
Electronic Resource Number: 10.1046/j.1440-1630.2003.00373.x
Keywords: older, emotional
Reads: 225