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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98-100

Restorative occupational therapy for adolescents with chronic kidney disease

1 Department of Occupational Therapy, Hong Kong Children's Hospital, Hong Kong
2 Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Paediatric Nephrology Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong
3 Clinical Research Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital, Hong Kong

Correspondence Address:
Alison Ma
Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Paediatric Nephrology Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital
Hong Kong
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/AJPN.AJPN_22_19

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Occupational therapy is demonstrated to improve quality of life and enable rehabilitation of patients with various chronic diseases. However, their role in managing children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains unclear. Twelve adolescents with CKD managed at a single center in Hong Kong participated in a 4-weeks occupational lifestyle redesign program (OLSRP) comprising 8 sessions of self-initiated individualized activity plans, led by two occupational therapists. Two surveys, the self-management inventory and Chinese version of General Self-efficacy Scale, administered at initiation and end of OLSRP, were used to examine its impact on competence, confidence and self-efficacy scores. Following OLSRP, 91.7% and 75% of 12 adolescents showed significant improvements in composite scores of both scales, with significant increments in self-management concerning disease, social and collaborative skills, diet, proper schedule, medication intake and acceptance of their disease, and problem solving and confidence.

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