Occupational therapy enables clients to self-manage their health through the use of occupation; however, additional occupation-focused assessments are needed to capture people’s subjective experiences associated with everyday activities as awareness of one’s experiences can help promote change.Purpose.
This qualitative case study explored the utility of one such assessment, the Daily Experiences of Pleasure, Productivity, and Restoration Profile (PPR Profile).Method.
Five spousal caregivers completed and discussed the PPR Profile with an occupational therapist. Interviews with the caregivers and therapist occurred during and following use. Content analysis revealed several themes.Findings.
Both caregivers and the occupational therapist reported that use of the PPR Profile provided benefits but not without challenges.Implications.
The findings support preliminary utility of the PPR Profile; however, additional research is needed and occupational therapists need to be aware of the challenges when deciding to use the tool.