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The findings of a small qualitative interview study with 8 parents of 6 children with developmental coordination disorder are reported. The parents discussed the social consequences of their children's motor difficulties. The new International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health was used as a framework for the analysis of the interview(More)
  • Ruth Segal
  • The American journal of occupational therapy…
  • 2000
OBJECTIVE To describe adaptive strategies of time use among mothers with children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and, in particular, the adaptive strategies of unfolding occupations that were commonly used by these mothers. METHOD In-depth interviews were conducted with 17 families with children with ADHD. Parents were asked to(More)
Objective: To measure health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) in elderly symptomatic heart failure patients following treatment with an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (losartan) vs. an angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitor (captopril). Methods: Patients (age ≥65 years) were randomised to losartan, titrated to 50 mg once daily, or captopril,(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate and discuss how individuals' subjective perceptions of personal and environmental issues influence return to work behaviour. METHOD A qualitative design utilizing in-depth interviews and maximum variation sampling of 11 individuals who either returned to work or withdrew from work after a health leave(More)
The purpose of this article is to describe parental adherence to home treatment programs. A qualitative exploratory study with six parents and eight occupational therapists who used the brushing and compression technique (Wilbarger Protocol) was conducted. Participants were interviewed one or two times, exploring their experiences in adhering to the(More)
In studies on the membranlytic action of various saponins on mycelium of Botrytis cinerea and Rhizoctonia solani digitonin, α-hederin and tomatin caused considerable leakage of free amino acids, while aescin and theasaponin were less effective. Cyclamin significantly damaged cell membranes of R. solani, but did not change the selective permeability of B.(More)
This study aims to compare the effects of pressure garment work gloves (PGWGs) and standard-pressure garment gloves (SPGGs) on functional hand use in individuals with hand burns. A quasi-experimental, repeated-measure design was used. Each glove was worn for one week prior to testing. Grip strength, hand function, functional sensation, and functional task(More)
This report describes the development and validation of an instrument to assess the attributions human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected persons who are currently taking antiretrovirals make about the effects of these medications. The specific limitations in functioning that the subjects attributed to the effects of medication were assessed. The scores(More)
An important goal of occupational therapy is to foster clients' participation in daily life. The daily lives of children occur mainly within their homes and schools. Homework is an occupation whose performance affects children's participation in both home and school. A qualitative study of parental self-reports of the strategies they use to foster their(More)
  • Ruth Segal
  • The American journal of occupational therapy…
  • 2004
PURPOSE This paper explores the importance of family daily routines and rituals for the family's functioning and sense of identity. METHODS The findings of this paper are derived from an analysis of the morning routines of 40 families with children with disabilities in the United States and Canada. The participants lived in urban and rural areas. Forty of(More)