Journal article

Mothers' perceptions of their children's occupational therapy processes: a qualitative interview study

Niina Kolehmainen, Edward Duncan, Lorna McKee, Jill Francis

British Journal of Occupational Therapy | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

This study aimed to explore parents' views of the management of their children's occupational therapy in the United Kingdom (UK). Forty-one parents of children recently seen by occupational therapists were approached. Seven mothers from four different health boards who agreed to participate were interviewed about their experiences and views of their child's occupational therapy. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed thematically. The interview data suggest that achieving a good quality therapy process requires therapists to appreciate mothers' desire actively to 'do things' to help their child and to protect their child from harm. Therapists can support mothers in this by fac..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the participants for their contribution, and Professor Adrian Grant for his contribution to the design of the project. The study was funded by Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government Health Directorates (ref: CZF/1/38). The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors. The funder was not involved in the conduct of the study or preparation of the manuscript.