The Journal of Japan Academy of Health Sciences
Online ISSN : 2433-3018
Print ISSN : 1880-0211
ISSN-L : 1880-0211
What do adults with cerebral palsy want occupational therapist to do for them?
Naomi WatanabeTakashi YamadaKumiko Terayama
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2009 Volume 12 Issue 2 Pages 98-105

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As an occupational therapist with years of experience treating adults with cerebral palsy, one began to search for answers to the following questions: What do adults with cerebral palsy want occupational therapists to do for them? Are occupational therapists able to satisfy their needs? Therefore, an attempt was made to seek answers to these questions. Three adults with cerebral palsy and two of their mothers were interviewed. Data gathered through interviews were examined to find out what adults with cerebral palsy expect from occupational therapists. The study found that adults with cerebral palsy anticipate a number of things from occupational therapists. They expect to receive physical and psychological care, help to perform activities of daily living and geriatric care. In addition, the therapists need to perform the role of a consultant.

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