Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Addressing the Needs of Female Spousal Caregivers Through Journaling and a Time-Use Log
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Creighton University, Omaha, NE, USA
  • Creighton University, Omaha, NE, USA
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Article Information
Advocacy / Evidence-Based Practice / Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Addressing the Needs of Female Spousal Caregivers Through Journaling and a Time-Use Log
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520392. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO2033
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520392. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO2033
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

This pilot mixed-method study explored the use of an activity log and a reflective journal to increase participation in meaningful occupation for female spousal caregivers. Results indicated increased quality of life and satisfaction in performance of meaningful activities. This study increases understanding of caregivers’ occupational performance and adds to the evidence base of OT by exploring an intervention to decrease the negative effects of caregiving.

Primary Author and Speaker: Patricia Watford

Contributing Authors: Vanessa Jewell, Karen Atler