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Design of Occupational Therapy Interventions for Middle-Aged and Elderly Family Caregivers

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Department of Digital Media Design, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin 64002, Taiwan
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Graduate School of Design, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin 64002, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Hideki Nakano
Healthcare 2021, 9(3), 275; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9030275
Received: 21 December 2020 / Revised: 19 February 2021 / Accepted: 24 February 2021 / Published: 3 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Collection Health Care and Services for Elderly Population)
This study aimed to develop an interactive app for occupational therapy interventions for middle-aged and elderly family caregivers by integrating life review and narrative therapy. The results indicated that the interventions improved the mood of individuals, but the improvement in the quality of life was less significant due to the multiple facets of life. The interface design of the interactive app had good operating characteristics and was above average in terms of learnability and usability. Overall, the intervention program positively improved participants’ psychological aspect, which was in line with the purpose of the life review. Thus, a focus group put forward specific suggestions on the contextual construction of life review, the intelligent development of guiding questions, scenario simulation, and the introduction of creative collaboration functions, which could be used as a reference for subsequent content adjustment and interface design. View Full-Text
Keywords: narrative therapy; occupational therapy; life review; interaction design; caregiver narrative therapy; occupational therapy; life review; interaction design; caregiver
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Chou, W.-H.; Ko, Y.-L.; Huang, X.-Y. Design of Occupational Therapy Interventions for Middle-Aged and Elderly Family Caregivers. Healthcare 2021, 9, 275. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9030275

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Chou W-H, Ko Y-L, Huang X-Y. Design of Occupational Therapy Interventions for Middle-Aged and Elderly Family Caregivers. Healthcare. 2021; 9(3):275. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9030275

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Chou, Wen-Huei, Ya-Ling Ko, and Xiang-Yu Huang. 2021. "Design of Occupational Therapy Interventions for Middle-Aged and Elderly Family Caregivers" Healthcare 9, no. 3: 275. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9030275

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