A Pilot Study on the Perceived Outcomes of Client-Selected Activities in a Family Transitioning Out of Homelessness
Date of Award
Occupational Therapy (M.S.)
Although homelessness has been considered an emerging area of practice in occupational therapy, family homelessness still remains a largely underserved area with minimal research. Families experiencing homelessness are more likely to experience high stress, often impacting roles and interactions. Through the Model of Occupational Empowerment, this exploratory pilot study assessed the effect of occupational therapy in a family experiencing homelessness using the Parent Stress Index and Canadian Occupational Performance Measure. This pilot study found that occupational therapists working with families who are homeless should consider the contextual limitations of their clients when facilitating similar programs.
Pauly, Elizabeth; Robinson, Michelle; and Ward, Jasmine, "A Pilot Study on the Perceived Outcomes of Client-Selected Activities in a Family Transitioning Out of Homelessness" (2017). Community Based. 6.