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How adults with ADHD get engaged in and perform everyday activities
Psychiatric Clinic, Norrbotten County Council, Luleå.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Health and Rehab.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9143-9235
2013 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 282-291Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Objective: An increasing number of adults with ADHD face problems with everyday activities, and occupational therapists play an important role regarding interventions for this particular group. However, there is a knowledge gap within occupational therapy regarding how adults with ADHD experience engagement in everyday activities. The aim of this study was to understand the experiences of engagement in, and describe how adults with ADHD performed everyday activities. Methods: Twelve people with ADHD between the ages of 21 and 38 were interviewed using a semi-structured interview guide. Data were analysed based on a qualitative content analysis. Results: The results showed how engagement in and performance of everyday activities depended on inspiration, facilitating support, and feelings of togetherness with other people. Conclusions: These results show how adults with ADHD can find strategies to become more independent in their performance of everyday activities. Furthermore, this study suggests how occupational therapists can increase opportunities for adults with ADHD to engage in different activities, make choices, and find meaning in everyday activities.

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2013. Vol. 20, no 4, p. 282-291
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-9733DOI: 10.3109/11038128.2013.799226ISI: 000321010600006PubMedID: 23713791Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84879670919Local ID: 8665fceb-e8ab-4fe0-a423-723dede3efb9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-9733DiVA, id: diva2:982671
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Validerad; 2013; 20130603 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved

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