Research Platform
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Long-Term Barriers to Participation in Meaningful Activities of Women With Breast Cancer
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
  • Clalit Health Services, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
Article Information
Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Assessment/Measurement
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2020
Long-Term Barriers to Participation in Meaningful Activities of Women With Breast Cancer
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500029. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP104B
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500029. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP104B
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

This longitudinal study examined the factors associated with participation in meaningful activities following breast cancer. The findings emphasized the participation restrictions women face, even six years after diagnosis, in activities with high physical demands. Also, associations between participation and physical and cognitive symptoms were found. The findings highlight the need and were the basis for developing a unique, occupation-based intervention following breast cancer.

Primary Author and Speaker: Rachel Kizony

Contributing Authors: Naomi Schreuer, Uzi Milman