Community Based Occupational Therapy Interventions For Clients With Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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Author’s Message The author called the reader’s attention to the potential opportunity for community-based occupational therapy interventions for clients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The authors of the study explored this option using three case studies of people with HIV and how their lives have been individually affected by the disease which is evident by numerous symptoms such as fatigue, chronic pain, problems with mobility, concentration and memory, depression and anxiety. This has also created occupational problems such as inability to participate in different roles, self-care, leisure etc. and the unwillingness to participate in certain occupations due to a decrease in self-efficacy. The author also used the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) with Conceptual Framework for Therapeutic Occupation (CFTO) to aid in explaining and guiding the intervention used in the case studies. Occupational therapist are known for addressing problems of daily living , skills in energy conservation, adaptive equipment use and many more, as well as expertise in establishment of roles, interest, autonomy and so on. The author anticipates the restoration of some/all occupational performance in all 3 case studies in order to increase quality of life by using occupational therapy interventions. Application Environment is a construct under Model of human occupation (MOHO); it includes the physical, social, cultural, economic and political features within a person’s context that

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