The development of a design and construction process protocol to support the home modification process delivered by occupational therapists

Russell, RC, Newton, RA and Ormerod, MG 2017, 'The development of a design and construction process protocol to support the home modification process delivered by occupational therapists' , Journal of Ageing Research . (In Press)

[img] PDF - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (620kB) | Request a copy

Abstract

Modifying the home environments of older people as they age in place is a well-established health and social care intervention. Using design and construction methods to redress any imbalance caused by the ageing process or disability within the home environment, occupational therapists are seen as the experts in this field of practice. However, the process used by occupational therapists when modifying home environments has been criticised for being disorganised and not founded on theoretical principles and concepts underpinning the profession. To address this issue, research was conducted to develop a design and construction process protocol specifically for home modifications. A three stage approach was taken to the analysis of qualitative data generated from an on-line survey, completed by 135 occupational therapists in the UK. Using both the existing Occupational Therapy Intervention Process Model, and the Design and Construction Process Protocol as the theoretical frameworks, a 4 phase, 9 sub-phase design and construction process protocol for home modifications was developed. Overall, the study is innovative in developing the first process protocol for home modifications, potentially providing occupational therapists with a systematic and effective approach to the design and delivery of home modification services for older and disabled people.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Ageing Research
Publisher: Hindawi
ISSN: 2090-2204
Related URLs:
Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Depositing User: A Johnson
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2017 14:16
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2017 15:22
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/44660

Actions (login required)

Edit record (repository staff only) Edit record (repository staff only)

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year