Mona Dür

Mona Dür
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Objective: To investigate the relationship between daily activities (paid work, childcare, caregiving, voluntary work, sports and social contact), occupational balance, and depressive symptoms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: We analyzed data from the Austrian Corona Panel Project (four timepoints, 6-month period) using regression models w...
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Objectives Population ageing leads to a noticeable increase in demand for informal care. Informal caregivers experience high caregiver burden, such as restricted subjective health and well-being. Occupational balance is associated with subjective health and well-being. However, associations between occupational balance and subjective health and wel...
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Background Research on the optimal period for administering health services, especially rehabilitation interventions, is scarce. The aims of this study were to explore the construct of patients’ convenient therapy periods and to identify indicators based on the perspectives of patients and different health professionals from inpatient neurological...
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Objective Very low birthweight (VLBW) infants have an increased risk of mortality and frequently suffer from complications, which affects parental occupational balance. Occupational balance is the satisfaction with one's meaningful activities, which include everyday activities that people need to, want to, and are expected to do. In contrast to wor...
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Objectives Informal caregivers often experience a restriction in occupational balance. The self-reported questionnaire on Occupational Balance in Informal Caregivers (OBI-Care) is a measurement instrument to assess occupational balance in informal caregivers. Measurement properties of the German version of the OBI-Care had previously been assessed...
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Background Parents’ meaningful activities (occupations) and occupational balance are relevant to neonatal care. Valid and reliable self-reported measurement instruments are needed to assess parents’ occupational balance and to evaluate occupational balance interventions in neonatal care. The aims of this study were to develop a self-reported questi...
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Background Occupational balance is a key concept in occupational science and occupational therapy. However, it is not well operationalized and instruments to evaluate occupational balance are scarce. Aim To translate and validate a Danish version of the 10-item Occupational Balance Questionnaire (OB-Quest). Material and methods Translation was co...
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Background Occupational balance, a fundamental concept in occupational therapy, is the arrangement of right amount and variety of occupations contributes to a person’s health and well-being. This study was aimed to investigate the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the Occupational Balance Questionnaire (OB-Quest) for people with in...
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This paper reports the results of a survey conducted by the Occupational Science Europe Research Committee (OSERC), a subsidiary of Occupational Science Europe (OSE). Its aim was to explore perceptions of the relationship between occupational science and occupational therapy in Europe, and the state of the art in European occupational science resea...
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Parents have a major impact on the outcome of health care of preterm infants. Parents’ engagement in meaningful activities could have an impact on their own health and wellbeing and therefore be relevant in neonatal intensive care. The aim of this study was to explore meaningful activities of parents of very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm infants...
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Objectives In Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome (PSS), there is an apparent lack of data concerning the perspectives of patients, their needs, preferences and difficulties of daily life. This qualitative study was conducted to explore perspectives and needs of patients with PSS that influence health related quality of life (HRQL). Methods We recruited 20...
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Growing evidence shows interrelations of psychological factors, neurological and immunological processes. Therefore, constructs like a balance of activities, the so called “occupational balance”, could also have biological correlates. The aim of this study was to investigate potential associations between occupational balance, functioning, cytokine...
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Background: Personal factors (PFs) are internal factors that determine functioning and the individuals’ experience of disability. Their coverage by patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) has not been examined in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aims of this study were to identify PFs important in the life stories of people with RA and to determine...
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Introduction Occupational balance is an important and widely used concept in occupational therapy and occupational science. There is, however, not one unified definition in use, but several different ones, and thus instruments that measure the concept in research studies are diverse as well. Consequently, it is unclear how instruments and definitio...
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Background There is an increasing call to use patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) in health outcome research, because the perspective of patients is an essential part concerning the end results of health care. The coverage of patients' perspective by PROMs relevant in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been examined regarding all domains of the In...
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Background Occupational therapists are health professionals focusing on activities of daily living as a means, but also as an outcome of therapy. A balance of activities, the so-called “occupational balance”, including other occupations than paid work e.g. self-care, household activities, voluntary work and caring for others, is one potential link...
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Self-reported outcome instruments in health research have become increasingly important over the last decades. Occupational therapy interventions often focus on occupational balance. However, instruments to measure occupational balance are scarce. The aim of the study was therefore to develop a generic self-reported outcome instrument to assess occ...
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Background Based on a literature review occupational balance (OB) is defined as the “individual’s subjective experience of having the right mix (amount and variation) of occupations in his/her occupational pattern”.(1) Occupational scientists include other occupations than paid work e.g. self-care, household activities, voluntary work, caring for o...
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In order to target educational needs of patients more effectively, an Austrian-German educational needs assessment tool (OENAT) was developed, the educational needs of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and hand osteoarthritis (HOA) were described and the relationships between educational needs, gender, disease activ...
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Introduction In order to target the educational needs of patients more effectively, an Austrian-German educational needs assessment tool (OENAT) was developed. The educational needs of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and hand osteoarthritis (HOA) were described and the relationships between educational needs, gend...
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Background Targeted education is likely to enable people with arthritis manage their disease and maintain quality of life. Educational needs assessment tool (ENAT) was developed to help practitioners assess relevant and priority educational needs of people with arthritis. Objectives To use the Austrian-German educational needs assessment tool (OENA...
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Background and aims Busy clinical settings often restrict the possibility to focus on concepts that determine health in a positive way, commonly assessed by using patient-reported outcomes (PROs). We aimed to explore which determinants of health (DHs) are important to people with Crohn's disease (CD), to understand possible gender differences and t...
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Background Functioning in daily activities is commonly regarded as one of the most important outcomes in people with chronic rheumatic diseases, although there is a lack of data comparing the experiences of patients with different chronic autoimmune diseases and scarce data comparing between women and men. Objectives The aim of this qualitative stu...
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Rheumatologist assessment as early as possible is considered essential for patients with inflammatory joint disease. In our Very Early Arthritis Clinic (VEAC), a substantial proportion of initially included and followed patients later stop attendance in the clinic. We questioned attending (AP) and non-attending patients (NAP) regarding current heal...
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To determine which self-report instruments best explain hand functioning measured by a generic comprehensive hand function test. Six questionnaires currently used in hand osteoarthritis (OA), namely, the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2 Short Form (AIMS2-SF), the Australian/Canadian Osteoarthritis Hand Index (AUSCAN), the Cochin scale, the Fun...
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To explore the array of concepts important to patients with chronic systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and to compare these with instruments assessing disease activity, damage, and health status. We conducted a qualitative focus-group study of patients with SLE concerning their problems in daily functioning. The group sessions were tape recorded, t...
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To explore whether the concepts important to patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are covered by self-report instruments assessing functioning. We conducted a qualitative focus group study with PsA patients about their problems in daily functioning. Focus groups were tape recorded and transcribed verbatim. The transcribed texts were divided into...

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In Austria occupational therapists and physiotherapists use the hospital information system to search and filter relevant health data of their patients. Gathering this information is essential for further therapeutic activities. However, this process is not automated by smart systems. Therefore, the aim of the SMARAGD project is to develop a smart aggregation and visualisation of health data for occupational therapists and physiotherapists. Finally, SMARAGD aims to facilitate a more efficient time use in therapy sessions, including an increase in the time used for patient treatment and a decrease in time use for searching relevant information. Mona Dür, director of the Master Degree Programme Applied Health Sciences at the IMC University of Applied Sciences, is the principal investigator. The SMARAGD project is a collaboration between IMC University of Applied Sciences, SYNYO GmbH, University of Graz, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Medical University of Graz, Know-Center GmbH and the University of Vienna. The SMARAGD project is partly funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).
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The aim of this study is to describe occupational balance of people who care for pediatric or neurologic patients in lower Austria. Furthermore, we want to explore potential associations between occupational balance and caregiving activities.