Japanese Occupational Therapy Research
Online ISSN : 2434-4419
Print ISSN : 0289-4920
Importance of home-visit occupational therapy for an adult with ADHD and comorbid disorders:
A case of a patient frequently hospitalized due to difficulties with housework and childrearing
Izumi MashimoKayano YotsumotoKeiko KadoyaTakeshi Hashimoto
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2019 Volume 38 Issue 1 Pages 87-95


This article examined the importance of home-visit occupational therapy for an adult with ADHD and comorbid disorders. The patient was in her 40s, and was frequently admitted to the hospital due to difficulties with housework and childrearing. During home-visit occupational therapy, the OTR intervened in daily occupations and adjusted the environment accordingly, while considering characteristics of disabilities associated with ADHD, for example, simplifying the cleaning process by taking into account attention deficit and enhancing visual cues. In addition, family psychoeducation and multidisciplinary support was provided. Consequently, the patient became able to perform housework and raise her children. She continued to live at home without admission for two years since this OT intervention. Therefore, the significance of occupational therapy for adult ADHD patients suggests that occupational therapists rebuild patients' life by utilizing medical knowledge of disability characteristics and expert knowledge of their occupation.

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