Occupational Therapy: A Potentially Valuable Intervention for People with Primary Sjögren's Syndrome

Hackett, Kate, Newton, Julia and Ng, Wan-Fai (2012) Occupational Therapy: A Potentially Valuable Intervention for People with Primary Sjögren's Syndrome. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75 (5). pp. 247-249. ISSN 0308-0226

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.4276/030802212X13361458480441

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sjögren's syndrome, activities of daily living, fatigue
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 09:44
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 09:44
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/33381

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