Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy: Volume 49 Issue 2 , Open Access


Table of contents

Skills for transition: the perspectives of women seeking asylum in Ireland

Dermot O’Callaghan, Emma O’Riordan, Yvonne Pennisi

Current domestic and international research predominantly examines the past experiences of people seeking asylum and the negative influences such experiences have on health and…


Post-operative management of flexor tendon injuries at zone II and flexor pollicis longus – a survey of Irish practice

Michelle Spirtos, Mary Naughton, Emma Carr, Tadhg Stapleton, Michelle O'Donnell

The post-operative management of flexor tendon injuries has been the focus of considerable exploration and there continues to be variation in approaches and methods of…


Multidisciplinary approach to assessment and intervention of feeding problems in children with autism spectrum disorders: a clinical perspective

Isabelle Beaudry-Bellefeuille, Maria Pomoni, Angharad Welch, Tania Moriyón-Iglesias, Marta Suárez-González, Eduardo Ramos-Polo

The aim of this paper is to share the details of a multidisciplinary approach, which includes occupational therapy, and to review the factors that should be considered in the…


Experiencing success: an occupational therapy partnership programme. Gymnastics for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Helen Ambrose

This paper aims to outline and evaluate a pilot partnership programme – an Occupational Therapy–led gymnastics group intervention for children aged eight to twelve with a…


The meaning of open-water swimming for adults in Ireland: a qualitative study

Edel Murray, Jackie Fox

There has been an increase in swimming in natural bodies of water as reported in personal qualitative accounts. However, limited academic research has explored the meaning of this…


A gardening and woodwork group in mental health: a step towards recovery

Róisín Sinnott, Maria Rowlís

This paper aims to evaluate the impact of an eight-week gardening and woodwork group programme on individuals’ recovery goals in an adult community mental health setting.


A scoping review of occupational therapy interventions in the treatment of people with substance use disorders

Deirdre Anne Ryan, Pauline Boland

Diagnosis of substance use disorders and addictive behaviours are growing worldwide. It is timely to examine and collate literature on the nature of occupational therapy…


Can an ecological-transactional systems model in occupational therapy contribute to a social prescribing programme?

Erika Johansson, Emil Rapo, Ingeborg Nilsson

The spread and level of loneliness is today considered a public health issue. Attempts to promote or reduce the level of loneliness have been made, one of which is social…