Concept Analysis of Human Functioning and Potential Applications to Mental Health Evaluation

Desrosiers, Julie (Haute école de travail social et de la santé Lausanne EESP, HES-SO) ; Larivière, Nadine (School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke) ; Desrosiers, Johanne (School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke) ; Boyer, Richard (Medical School, Université de Montréal)

In the medical and mental health literature, the concept of functioning is commonly used and refers to different terms and definitions. The purpose of this study was to clarify the term “functioning” and examine instruments that evaluate human functioning. The Walker and Avant method was used to conduct a concept analysis. This analysis identified four main attributes that allow human functioning to be operationalized and support development of a measure of functioning in mental health. The manner in which occupational therapists and occupational scientists conceptualize human functioning, enriches the understanding of this concept in mental health.


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Santé
Branch:
Ergothérapie
School:
HETSL
Institute:
LaReSS - Laboratoire de Recherche Santé - Social, HETSL
Subject(s):
Santé
Date:
2019-11
Pagination:
28 p.
Published in:
Occupational Therapy in Mental Health
Numeration (vol. no.):
2020, vol. 36, no.1, pp. 1-28
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ISSN:
1541-3101
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