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Experiences of people with a personality disorder or mood disorder regarding carrying out daily activities following discharge from hospital / Mary Birken, Shelley Harper

By: Birken, Mary.
Contributor(s): Harper, Shelley.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSubject(s): Teràpia Ocupacional | Alta hospitalària | Trastorns de la personalitat | Trastorns de l'estat d'ànimOnline resources: Accés restringit usuaris EUIT In: BRITISH JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 2017 JUL;80(7):409-416Summary: Introduction People with a diagnosed personality or mood disorder can experience challenges to participating in everyday life. Having a relapse of symptoms and an admission to hospital can further disrupt daily life. The aim of this study is to explore the experiences of people with a personality or mood disorder regarding carrying out everyday activities following discharge from hospital. Method Semi-structured interviews were carried out with 16 service users, by a researcher with lived experience of mental health problems and admissions to hospital. Findings Five themes were identified: The cumulative effect of multiple admissions on activities of daily living; the consequences of long admissions on daily living; reduced activities caused by social isolation in the first few months post-discharge; activities that people would like to do better post-discharge from hospital and longer term goals. Conclusion The findings of this study identified challenges people with a personality or mood disorder experience post-discharge from hospital regarding developing a daily routine, managing their home environment and participating in social activities. This indicates the importance of occupational therapy provision following discharge from hospital.
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Introduction
People with a diagnosed personality or mood disorder can experience challenges to participating in everyday life. Having a relapse of symptoms and an admission to hospital can further disrupt daily life. The aim of this study is to explore the experiences of people with a personality or mood disorder regarding carrying out everyday activities following discharge from hospital.

Method
Semi-structured interviews were carried out with 16 service users, by a researcher with lived experience of mental health problems and admissions to hospital.

Findings
Five themes were identified: The cumulative effect of multiple admissions on activities of daily living; the consequences of long admissions on daily living; reduced activities caused by social isolation in the first few months post-discharge; activities that people would like to do better post-discharge from hospital and longer term goals.

Conclusion
The findings of this study identified challenges people with a personality or mood disorder experience post-discharge from hospital regarding developing a daily routine, managing their home environment and participating in social activities. This indicates the importance of occupational therapy provision following discharge from hospital.

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