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LIVED EXPERIENCES AND OCCUPATIONAL NEEDS OF     VISUALLY CHALLENGED ADULTS LIVING IN MALAYSIA   Teoh Jou Yin , Saraswathy ...
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Lived Experiences and Occupational Needs of Visually Challenged Adults in Malaysia

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One of the first studies to use the Kawa Model in conjunction with an adapted version of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure - showing how models of occupational therapy can be used in combination, as well as adaptations that need to be made for the model to fit the context.

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Lived Experiences and Occupational Needs of Visually Challenged Adults in Malaysia

  1. 1. LIVED EXPERIENCES AND OCCUPATIONAL NEEDS OF VISUALLY CHALLENGED ADULTS LIVING IN MALAYSIA Teoh Jou Yin , Saraswathy Venkataraman, Siti Arbi Kamso (National University of Malaysia), Michael K. Iwama (University of Toronto, Canada). Corresponding author: teoh.jouyin@gmail.com (Teoh Jou Yin)Background Methodology Discussion Occupational therapyLittle is known about the Methods: practitioners shouldlived experiences of visually Qualitative research based on consider influence of:challenged Malaysian narrative inquiry influenced byadults. approaches in phenomenology •Life processes and ethnography. • Activity Performance &The role of occupational Participationtherapy in Malaysian visual Subjects: • Contextsrehabilitation has yet to be Five (5) visually impaired • Internal & Externaldefined. Malaysian adults of various age, Influencing Factors race and religious backgrounds • Concerns about obstaclesThe lived experiences and who have already been through & challengesoccupational needs of the current system for visual • Past, present & futureMalaysian adults with visual rehabilitation. experienceschallenges are identified in References:order to determine areas Location: Brickfields, Malaysia. Brace, M., Herriotts, P., Mccullagh, A., & Nzegwu, F. (2007). Why research -- what research should be done?: report of a collaborativewhere occupational therapy workshop in the UK to discuss social research priorities on visual impairment. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 25(2): 178-189.can potentially contribute. Instrumentation: Iwama, M. (2003) The issue is … Toward culturally relevant - The Kawa Model epistemologies in occupational therapy. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57(5): 582-588 - The Canadian Model of Iwama, M. (2006) The Kawa Model; Culturally Relevant http://facebook.com/KawaModel Occupational Therapy, Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone-Elsevier Occupational Performance / Press @KawaModel Canadian Occupational Law, Mary; Polatajko, Helene; Pollock, Nancy; Mccoll, Mary Ann; Carswell, A. B. (1994). Pilot Testing of the Canadian Occupational http://slideshare.net/KawaModel Performance Measure Performance Measure: Clinical And Measurement Issues. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61(4), 191-197.

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