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Satisfaction with daily occupations amongst asylum seekers in Denmark
Parker Institute, Department of Rheumatology, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospitals, Copenhagen, Denmark & Metropolitan University College, Institute of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Department of Occupational Therapy, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5865-2632
Parker Institute, Department of Rheumatology, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospitals, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Parker Institute, Department of Rheumatology, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospitals, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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2015 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 22, no 3, p. 207-215Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim of this study was to describe asylum seekers' satisfaction with daily occupations and activity level while in a Danish asylum centre, and whether this changed over time. Another aim was to describe whether exposure to torture, self-rated health measures, and ADL ability were related to their satisfaction with daily occupations and activity level. Methods: A total of 43 asylum seekers at baseline and 17 at follow-up were included. The questionnaires Satisfaction with Daily Occupations, Major Depression Inventory, WHO-5 Wellbeing, Pain Detect, a questionnaire covering torture, and basic social information were used as well as Assessment of Motor and Process Skills. Results: The results showed a low level of satisfaction with daily occupations at both baseline and follow-up. There was no statistically significant change in satisfaction or activity level between baseline and the follow-up. Associations between AMPS process skills -education, worst pain and activity level -were present at baseline, as was a relationship between AMPS process skills and satisfaction. At follow-up, associations between WHO-5 and satisfaction and activity level and between MDI scores and activity level were found. Conclusion: Asylum seekers experience a low level of satisfaction with daily occupations, both at arrival and after 10 months in an asylum centre. There is a need for further research and development of occupation-focused rehabilitation methods for the asylum seeker population. © 2015 Informa Healthcare.

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London: Informa Healthcare, 2015. Vol. 22, no 3, p. 207-215
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torture, self-rated health, rehabilitation, occupational deprivation, ADL ability
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Occupational Therapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39604DOI: 10.3109/11038128.2014.982702ISI: 000351399500006PubMedID: 25580721Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84924968746OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-39604DiVA, id: diva2:1337337
Available from: 2019-07-13 Created: 2019-07-13 Last updated: 2019-07-17Bibliographically approved

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