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A systematic review and narrative synthesis of occupational therapy-led interventions for individuals with anxiety and stress-related disorders
Fox, Jackie; Erlandsson, Lena-Karin; Shiel, Agnes
Anxiety and stress-related disorders are highly prevalent and impede participation in life activities. Occupational therapists work extensively with people diagnosed with these disorders but the effectiveness of their interventions is unclear. A systematic search strategy identified 19 papers describing 13 studies. Studies varied in methodology, intervention type, and theory base. The results show the potential for lifestyle approaches, occupational science-based programs, and skill-building to improve mental health. The variety of interventions and methodologies of many studies means that the effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions for this population is not yet determined. High-quality research is required to replicate interventions with emerging potential for effectiveness. 2020-01-15
Keyword(s): occupational therapy; anxiety disorders; psychological stress; psychosocial rehabilitation; systematic review
Publication Date:
2019
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: NUI Galway
Publisher(s): Taylor & Francis
File Format(s): application/pdf
First Indexed: 2019-03-23 06:44:14 Last Updated: 2019-03-23 06:44:14