Japanese Occupational Therapy Research
Online ISSN : 2434-4419
Print ISSN : 0289-4920
Program development and preliminary methods of applying the Positive Occupation-Based Practice to clients with mental disabilities
Takuya NoguchiMakoto Kyougoku
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2019 Volume 38 Issue 1 Pages 54-63


The purpose of this research was to study the program development of Positive Occupation-Based Practice (POBP) based on occupations promoting well-being and to examine how to apply the POBP. Learning materials were created with three occupational therapists familiar with occupation-based practice. The examination was administered to 6 clients with mental disorders. We adopted Assessment of Positive Occupation 15 (APO-15), Equating Assessment of Positive Occupation (EAPO) and General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSES) as the effect indicators in this study. In addition, this study examined the intervention effects while using the generalized linear mixture model (GLMM) for data analysis, taking into account the random effect. As a result, 33 types of learning materials for occupation to promote well-being were created. The intervention effect of POBP was recognized in “engagement” of APO-15 and “positive occupation” of EAPO. POBP may contribute to the promotion of well-being among clients with mental disorders.

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