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Exploring occupational balance in adults with personality disorder


- candidate number21419
- NTR NumberNTR5036
- ISRCTNISRCTN no longer applicable
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR9-jan-2015
- Secondary IDs14-N159 / B670201422532 METC Atrium Orbis Zuyd / UZ Ghent
- Public TitleExploring occupational balance in adults with personality disorder
- Scientific TitleA qualitative study about occupational balance in adults with personality disorder
- ACRONYM
- hypothesis
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied
- Inclusion criteria1. Adults between 18 and 65 years
2. Attending partial hospitalization for mental health treatment
3. Diagnosed with a personality disorder (DSM IV)
4. Stable mental state
- Exclusion criteriaWhen participants no longer met the inclusion criteria.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedno
- groupParallel
- TypeSingle arm
- Studytypeobservational
- planned startdate 1-feb-2015
- planned closingdate1-jul-2015
- Target number of participants10
- InterventionsIn-depth interviews. The central theme of the in-depth interviews are the experiences of participants in occupational balance in daily life. Each in-depth interview starts with the question: What do you normally do in a day? The participant determines the direction for the remainder of the interview. The researcher ensures flexibility by asking in more detail about the participant's answers. Topics that will be used: daily activities, occupational patterns, balance in occupations, environment, personality disorder
- Primary outcomeThe experience of occupational balance
- Secondary outcome/
- Timepoints2 or 3 interviews for each participant (max. 1 hour per interview).
- Trial web site
- statusplanned
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES Saartje De Haes
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESDr Dominique van de Velde
- Sponsor/Initiator University Ghent
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
University Ghent
- Publications
- Brief summaryOccupational balance is a popular concept in occupational science. It is derived from the concept 'occupation', which is at the base of the profession 'occupational therapy' and therefore studied in Occupational Science.
Occupational balance can be interpreted as the balance individuals experience in daily life activities. However it is not yet clear how occupational balance is experienced in adults with personality disorder.

Adults in mental health treatment (in partial hospitalisation) experienced transitions in their life. Therefore, they can provide rich information about the topic.

Therefore, the research question of this study is: 'How do adults with personality disorder, in partial hospitalisation at Mondriaan, experience occupational balance?'

Using qualitative research, from the hermeneutic-phenomenological viewpoint, the data will be collected by means of in-depth interviews. The participants are selected by theoretic sampling. A selection of 5 to 10 participants will be made, each of which will be interviewed 2 or 3 times with a maximum of 1 hour per interview.

Before starting the interviews, the participants are required to give informed consent.

The data collection, transcription and analysis will be performed using a cyclic interative procedure. The initial data-collection is followed by data-transcription and data-analysis. On basis of the initial analysis results, a second data collection, transcription and analysis will take place. These steps will be repeated, until saturation of data is occured.

The reliability and validity of the research is increased by describing the process in detail, and using peer-debriefing and member-checking.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD9-jan-2015 - 15-apr-2015


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