Occupational therapy: a potentially valuable intervention for people with primary Sjögren's syndrome
Authors: Hackett, Katie; Newton, Julia; Ng, Wan-Fai
Source: The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 75, Number 5, May 2012 , pp. 247-249(3)
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
Abstract:Primary Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease characterised by dry eyes and mouth. Chronic fatigue is one of the most prevalent and debilitating symptoms and people are more likely to have reduced functioning and wellbeing. Occupational therapy is not routinely offered to people with this condition. In this opinion piece, the literature on the difficulties in occupational performance that people with this condition may experience is reviewed, using the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure as a framework to explore how self-care, productivity and leisure may be affected. The potential role of occupational therapy as an intervention is then discussed.
Document Type: Short Communication
Publication date: May 1, 2012
The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) is the official journal of the College of Occupational Therapists. Its purpose is to publish articles relevant to theory, practice, research, education and management in occupational therapy internationally.
BJOT publishes research articles, critical reviews, practice analyses, opinion pieces, editorials, letters to the editor, book reviews and an annual index. Please refer to the author's guide at http://www.cot.co.uk/british-journal-bjot/british-journal-occupational-therapy
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The 2012 Impact Factor for The British Journal of Occupational Therapy is 1.096.
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