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Research Article  |   November 1990
Use of the Role Checklist With the Patient With Multiple Personality Disorder
Author Affiliations
  • Jane Musgrave Sepiol, MS, OTR/L, is Program Manager of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Norwood Hospital, 800 Washington Street, Norwood, Massachusetts 02062
  • Jeanette Froehlich, MS, OTR/L, is Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, University of New England, Biddeford, Maine
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Mental Health / Practice
Research Article   |   November 1990
Use of the Role Checklist With the Patient With Multiple Personality Disorder
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1990, Vol. 44, 1008-1012. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.11.1008
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1990, Vol. 44, 1008-1012. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.11.1008
Abstract

A paucity of occupational therapy evaluation tools exists for use with patients with multiple personality disorder. The Model of Human Occupation (Kielhofner & Burke, 1980), particularly the volition and habituation subsystems within this model, proved useful for the identification of the many facets of patients with multiple personality disorder on a short-term treatment unit. The Role Checklist (Oakley, Kielhofner, Barris, & Reichler, 1986), a tool derived from the Model of Human Occupation, was adapted for use with this population and was found to be beneficial in the identification of common goals held by most of the personalities of each patient with multiple personality disorder. The use of the Role Checklist is illustrated with a case example.