Mothers’ experience of being involved with the transfer of the CO-OP approach: A qualitative study

Soraya Gharebaghy, Mehdi Rassafiani, Roshanak Vameghi, Malahat Akbarfahimi, Debra Cameron, Helene J. Polatajko, Narges Shafaroodi

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Abstract

Introduction: Since mothers are the best persons to facilitate transfer in their children, it is important to understand their experience with implementing the cognitive orientation to daily occupational performance approach at home. Therefore, this study aims to explore mothers’ experiences in facilitating transfer during implementing cognitive orientation to daily occupational performance approach at the home in children with specific learning disorder. Method: A semi-structured interview was applied for mothers of children receiving cognitive orientation to daily occupational performance. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and the data were analyzed using a continuous comparison technique and inductive content analysis. Results: Five themes emerged which described the mothers’ experiences of being involved with the transfer of cognitive orientation to daily occupational performance approach at home including (1) mothers’ feelings toward themselves; (2) supportive therapist; (3) supportive social settings; (4) multidimensional educational content; and (5) educational methods. Conclusion: Mothers expressed that cognitive orientation to daily occupational performance approach was simple, but they needed deeper information and skills. They provided suggestions for increasing the involvement during cognitive orientation to daily occupational performance intervention to increase transfer.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Occupational Therapy
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021
Externally publishedYes

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