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The development and evaluation of the Mayers' lifestyle questionnaire.

British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Author: Mayers, C. A.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2003


The Mayers' Lifestyle Questionnaire is a client centered tool which enables people with enduring mental health problems to identify and prioritise issues affecting their quality of life. It was developed following requests from occupational therapists working in community mental health teams. This article briefly describes how the tool was developed and then describes the main study used to evaluate the Mayers' Lifestyle Questionnaire. Eighty-three therapists from around the United Kingdom offered to take part in the study. The results are from data returned by 33 occupational therapists and 75 clients. The occupational therapists and clients were positive overall in their comments. Three occupational therapists in the study worked with people with brain injury rather than with clients with enduring mental health problems and having seen and used the tool they stated that it would prove useful for some of their clients. The evaluation has led to minor changes being made to the Mayers' Lifestyle Questionnaire .

Further Details

Full Title: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
Pages: 388-395
Volume: 66
Issue: 9
Accession Number: September, 2011
Notes: Not freely available online
Keywords: United Kingdom, mobility, assessment
Reads: 350