Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Measuring Quality of Life (QOL) Through Participation: A Synthesis of Multiple Qualitative Studies on Occupational Autonomy
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Article Information
Health and Wellness / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Measuring Quality of Life (QOL) Through Participation: A Synthesis of Multiple Qualitative Studies on Occupational Autonomy
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515328. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1724
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515328. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO1724
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

Through qualitative synthesis of findings from 10 grounded-theory studies on perceptions of QOL of engaged patients with chronic conditions, the authors propose the theory of occupational autonomy, which defines QOL as one’s ability to participate in one’s valued, desired, or chosen occupations, providing powerful support for AOTA’s Vision 2025, which stresses OT’s role in maximizing “health, well-being, and QOL for all people, populations, and communities. ”

Primary Author and Speaker: Barbara Kornblau

Contributing Authors: Debora Oliveira, Sarah Mbiza