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Occupational Therapy with People Affected by Cardiovascular Disease

Siniša Štefanac orcid id ; Rumailah Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Puni tekst: hrvatski pdf 105 Kb

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Puni tekst: engleski pdf 105 Kb

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Cardiovascular diseases are a serious health problem because they inevitably lead to the impairment of individuals functioning in all aspects of everyday life, including self care activities, productivity, leisure time activities, social relationships, self-confidence/self-esteem etc. These problems require adequate approaches to solving them. For this reason, the role of an occupational therapist working in inpatient and outpatient treatment with persons suffering from cardiovascular diseases is of great importance for both – the patient and for his environment. The occupational therapist using occupational therapy assessments and interventions receives quantitative and qualitative information that are an indispensable part of a holistic approach in occupational therapy treatment. Starting from these insights, in the prevention and rehabilitation of cardiovascular patients, special emphasis is increasingly placed on the role of the occupational therapist in the hospital and outpatient treatment. With adequate and timely set up occupational therapy rehabilitation program, occupational therapists can greatly assist people who have cardiovascular problems and impact their functional disability to a minimum.

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cardiovascular diseases; occupational therapy; occupational therapist; rehabilitation

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