Date of Award
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Aged; Attitude of Health Personnel; Chronic Disease -- prevention & control; Health Promotion
Purpose: Explore the essence of occupational therapy (OT) practitioners’ perceptions of their experiences with health and wellness programming; to further understand the lack of this type of programming by finding out what their needs are in order to provide it.
Methods: A qualitative, phenomenological study was used to gather data to answer the research questions. Following IRB approval, convenience/snowball sampling was used to access participants and gather data. Five registered occupational therapists participated in this study.
Results: OT practitioners have positive views for health and wellness promotion; however, in order to be successful to OT practitioner must have an internal drive to provide such programming
Conclusion: There are many benefits for promoting health and wellness at the community level; however, OT practitioners find there are more barriers than supports, and there must be an internal drive from the OT practitioner in order to be successful.
Nelson-Deering, Danielle and Pratt, Haley, "Occupational Therapy Practitioners' Views on Health and Wellness Promotion Programming: A Qualitative Study" (2015). Occupational Therapy Capstones. 145.