Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy encompasses and develops knowledge about peoples' daily activities in relation to development processes, health and well-being.Daily activities refers to everyday doings that are socio- cultural defined and meaningful for the individual for example tasks at home, work, school and during leisure.

Occupational therapy studies how factors related to the individual, such as the disease or injury, in interaction with environmental factors impact upon individuals or groups possibilities to be engaged in daily activities. The research also focuses on how engagement in activities influences health and ill-health. Furthermore, occupational therapy study how activities can be used therapeutically to promote peoples' health and development and, also to prevent ill-health.

Published: 6 April 2011

Luleå University of Technology