Summary: Involvement in community activities or programs.
- Avinen L, Da Costa M, Jammot A, Robin S, Vastel J, Bouisson J. [The PASA, a unique place of interconnection]. Soins Gerontol. 2017;22:37-40 pubmed publisher..The multidisciplinary approach and the convergence of new perspectives enables some to revive essential threads of their identity, and others to evolve and build themselves through more rewarding experiences. ..
- Eismann M, Weisshaar R, Capretta C, Cleary D, Kirby A, Persch A. Characteristics of Students Receiving Occupational Therapy Services in Transition and Factors Related to Postsecondary Success. Am J Occup Ther. 2017;71:7103100010p1-7103100010p8 pubmed publisher..Providing transition services to students with disabilities remains an emerging area of practice. Occupational therapy practitioners may contribute to transition teams by intervening to improve functional abilities and health status. ..
- Suerken C, Reboussin B, Sutfin E, Wagoner K, Spangler J, Wolfson M. Prevalence of marijuana use at college entry and risk factors for initiation during freshman year. Addict Behav. 2014;39:302-7 pubmed..These results have implications for targeting substance abuse prevention programs on college campuses. ..
- Shiba K, Kondo N, Kondo K, Kawachi I. Retirement and mental health: dose social participation mitigate the association? A fixed-effects longitudinal analysis. BMC Public Health. 2017;17:526 pubmed publisher..between changes in working status and occupational class, changes in marital status, and post-retirement social participation. Participants who transitioned to retirement reported significantly increased depressive symptoms (? = 0...
- Loftus A, McCauley F, McCarron M. Impact of social prescribing on general practice workload and polypharmacy. Public Health. 2017;148:96-101 pubmed publisher..022). While social prescribing may help patients' self-esteem and well-being, it may not decrease GP workload. Further research is required to optimise social prescribing benefits. ..
- Hajek A, Brettschneider C, Mallon T, Ernst A, Mamone S, Wiese B, et al. The impact of social engagement on health-related quality of life and depressive symptoms in old age - evidence from a multicenter prospective cohort study in Germany. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2017;15:140 pubmed publisher..Encouraging the individuals to start, maintain and expand social engagement in late life might help to maintain and improve HRQoL and decrease depressive symptoms. ..
- Ponce M, Rosas R, Lorca M. Social capital, social participation and life satisfaction among Chilean older adults. Rev Saude Publica. 2014;48:739-49 pubmedTo examine factors associated with social participation and their relationship with self-perceived well-being in older adults...
- Bischoff Mattson Z, Lynch A. Integrative Governance of Environmental Water in Australia's Murray-Darling Basin: Evolving Challenges and Emerging Pathways. Environ Manage. 2017;60:41-56 pubmed publisher..We conclude by offering a perspective on the potential for supporting integrative governance through the bridging capacity of Australia's Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder. ..
- Mulry C, Papetti C, De Martinis J, Ravinsky M. Facilitating Wellness in Urban-Dwelling, Low-Income Older Adults Through Community Mobility: A Mixed-Methods Study. Am J Occup Ther. 2017;71:7104190030p1-7104190030p7 pubmed publisher..Community mobility programming can facilitate the participation of marginalized older adults in community-based occupations. ..
- Ray M, Wallace L, Mbuagbaw L, Cockburn L. Functioning and disability in recent research from Cameroon: a narrative synthesis. Pan Afr Med J. 2017;27:73 pubmed publisherPeople living with disabilities in Cameroon face many barriers to daily functioning and social participation. However, there is limited research on disabilities and their impact...
- Kang L, Hsieh M, Liao H, Hwang A. Environmental Barriers to Participation of Preschool Children with and without Physical Disabilities. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14: pubmed publisher..Our findings provide evidence of environmental barriers that inform practice and policies to modify the barriers and provide an accessible and inclusive environment for families with young children. ..
- Chen B, Song H, Gao Q, Xu M, Wang J, Wang F, et al. Measuring satisfaction with appearance: Validation of the FACE-Q scales for double-eyelid blepharoplasty with minor incision in young Asians- retrospective study of 200 cases. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2017;70:1129-1135 pubmed publisher..Excessive amount of skin must be removed. Patients who responded in this study were extremely satisfied with their decision to undergo double-eyelid surgery and the outcomes and quality of life following the procedure. ..
- Hodgson K, Darling M, Freeman D, Monavvari A. Asking About Pets Enhances Patient Communication and Care: A Pilot Study. Inquiry. 2017;54:46958017734030 pubmed publisher..Asking patients about pets in the family reveals clinically relevant information, improves communication, and strengthens the therapeutic alliance...
- Beauchamp M, Lee A, Ward R, Harrison S, Bain P, Goldstein R, et al. Do Exercise Interventions Improve Participation in Life Roles in Older Adults? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Phys Ther. 2017;97:964-974 pubmed publisher..However, the evidence base for interventions to improve participation remains inconclusive. In particular, whether exercise interventions improve participation in life roles is unclear...
- Memmesheimer R, Lange K, Dölle M, Heger S, Mueller I. Psychological well-being and independent living of young adults with childhood-onset craniopharyngioma. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2017;59:829-836 pubmed publisher..To assess the psychological well-being and social integration of adults with craniopharyngioma diagnosed in childhood...
- Kapoor A, LanctÃ´t K, Bayley M, Kiss A, Herrmann N, Murray B, et al. "Good Outcome" Isn't Good Enough: Cognitive Impairment, Depressive Symptoms, and Social Restrictions in Physically Recovered Stroke Patients. Stroke. 2017;48:1688-1690 pubmed publisher..Current definitions of good functional outcome used in the majority of stroke acute trials focus on activity limitations, but greater attention to multiple levels of recovery is required. ..
- Constantinescu Sharpe G, Phillips R, Davis A, Dornan D, Hogan A. Social inclusion for children with hearing loss in listening and spoken Language early intervention: an exploratory study. BMC Pediatr. 2017;17:74 pubmed publisher..These exploratory findings are positive and warrant further investigation across all five facets of the framework to identify which factors influence social inclusion. ..
- Kawaguchi L, Fouad N, Chiang C, Elshair I, Abdou N, El Banna S, et al. Dimensions of women's empowerment and their influence on the utilization of maternal health services in an Egyptian village: a multivariate analysis. Nagoya J Med Sci. 2014;76:161-71 pubmed..Furthermore, this study revealed that a relatively high proportion of younger women still only limited access to maternal health services in Egypt. ..
- Lai D, Bai X, Guo A. Mediating Effect of Social Participation on the Relationship between Incontinence and Depressive Symptoms in Older Chinese Women. Health Soc Work. 2017;42:94-101 pubmed publisherUrinary and fecal incontinence affect older women's social participation and mental health...
- Silverman F, Tyszka A. Supporting Participation for Children With Sensory Processing Needs and Their Families: Community-Based Action Research. Am J Occup Ther. 2017;71:7104100010p1-7104100010p9 pubmed publisher..Adapted community events that increase participation in context may be a promising intervention to support well-being for people with disabilities and their families. ..
- Edelvik A, Taft C, Ekstedt G, Malmgren K. Health-related quality of life and emotional well-being after epilepsy surgery: A prospective, controlled, long-term follow-up. Epilepsia. 2017;58:1706-1715 pubmed publisher..Individual patterns did not follow seizure outcome changes, indicating that multiple factors are important for long-term HRQOL. ..
- Kratz A, Braley T, Foxen Craft E, Scott E, Murphy J, Murphy S. How Do Pain, Fatigue, Depressive, and Cognitive Symptoms Relate to Well-Being and Social and Physical Functioning in the Daily Lives of Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis?. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017;98:2160-2166 pubmed publisher..pain was associated with 3 of the 4 outcomes; days of higher than usual pain were related to lower same-day social participation (unstandardized β, B=-1.00; P=.002), UE functioning (B=-1.04; P=.01), and LE functioning (B=-.71; P=.04)...
- Weidle B, Jozefiak T, Ivarsson T, Thomsen P. Quality of life in children with OCD with and without comorbidity. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2014;12:152 pubmed publisher..This study was registered in Current Controlled Trials; Nordic Long-term Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD) Treatment Study (ISRCTN66385119). ..
- Umeda C, Fogelberg D, Jirikowic T, Pitonyak J, Mroz T, Ideishi R. Expanding the Implementation of the Americans With Disabilities Act for Populations With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: The Role of Organization-Level Occupational Therapy Consultation. Am J Occup Ther. 2017;71:7104090010p1-7104090010p6 pubmed publisher..standards and guidance for accessibility and accommodations that remove barriers to facilitate community social participation for individuals with disabilities...
- Muskett R, Bourke Taylor H, Hewitt A. Intrarater Reliability and Other Psychometrics of the Health Promoting Activities Scale (HPAS). Am J Occup Ther. 2017;71:7104190010p1-7104190010p8 pubmed publisher..Results included a high aggregate ICC of .90 and an MDC of 5 points. Our evaluation of the HPAS revealed good reliability and stability, suggesting suitability for ongoing evaluation as an outcome measure. ..
- Vlagsma T, Koerts J, Tucha O, Dijkstra H, Duits A, van Laar T, et al. Objective Versus Subjective Measures of Executive Functions: Predictors of Participation and Quality of Life in Parkinson Disease?. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017;98:2181-2187 pubmed publisher..However, within this context, sex needs to be taken into account. ..
- Amagasa S, Fukushima N, Kikuchi H, Oka K, Takamiya T, Odagiri Y, et al. Types of social participation and psychological distress in Japanese older adults: A five-year cohort study. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0175392 pubmed publisherThe most effective type of social participation against psychological distress in older adults is not well documented...
- Nonaka K, Suzuki H, Murayama H, Hasebe M, Koike T, Kobayashi E, et al. For how many days and what types of group activities should older Japanese adults be involved in to maintain health? A 4-year longitudinal study. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0183829 pubmed publisher..Additionally, older adults can obtain positive health outcomes through less frequent participation in alumni groups, compared with the activities of volunteer groups. ..