Colleen Maher, Rochelle J. Mendonca; Impact of an Activity-Based Program on Health, Quality of Life, and Occupational Performance of Women Diagnosed With Cancer. Am J Occup Ther 2018;72(2):7202205040p1-7202205040p8. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2018.023663.
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OBJECTIVE. We evaluated the impact of a 1-wk activity program on the health, quality of life (QOL), and occupational performance of community-living women diagnosed with cancer.
METHOD. A one-group pretest–posttest repeated-measures design was used. Participants completed a functional health measure (36-Item Short Form Health Survey [SF–36]), a QOL measure (World Health Organization Quality of Life–Brief version [WHOQOL–BREF]), and an occupational performance and satisfaction measure (Canadian Occupational Performance Measure [COPM]) before and 6 wk after program completion. The COPM was also administered on Day 5.
RESULTS. Paired t tests for the SF–36 and WHOQOL–BREF showed no significant differences, except for the WHOQOL–BREF’s Social Relationships subscale (p < .008). Repeated-measures analyses of variance showed a significant difference in COPM performance and satisfaction scores (p < .001).
CONCLUSION. The activity program effectively improved occupational performance and satisfaction and social relationships of community-living women diagnosed with cancer.
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