Occupational Identity, Competence, and Environments Among Adults With and Without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Tamar Paley Altit*, Ron Shor, Adina Maeir

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Abstract

Exploring occupational adaptation among adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is essential due to associated occupational difficulties. Occupational Performance History Interview scales—identity, competence, and environments—were compared between 51 adults with and 50 without ADHD who participated in occupations. Internal and external resources supporting occupational participations were represented by the competence and environment scales, respectively. The group with ADHD reported fewer internal and external occupational resources compared to the group without ADHD, despite occupational identity similarities. Study findings suggest that occupational interventions aimed at increasing internal and external occupational resources may support occupational adaptation among adults with ADHD.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)205-215
Number of pages11
JournalOccupational Therapy in Mental Health
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Apr 2019

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Keywords

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Model of Human Occupation
  • occupational adaptation

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