Occupational adaptation as a model for intervention in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)

Date
2021
Authors
Rich, Emily
Evetts, Cynthia L.
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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Abstract

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) often presents with chronic symptoms and impacts a wide variety of areas of occupation, including activities of daily living, sleep, work, school, leisure, play, and social participation. The Occupational Adaptation theory supports practitioners in offering clients opportunities to develop internal adaptive processes to achieve relative mastery in desired occupations. The present manuscript provides a foundation for Occupational Adaptation theory as an appropriate model for intervention in POTS with specific assessments and interventions to guide occupational therapy practitioners in implementing this approach. A case study describes the use of Occupational Adaptation in the clinical intervention of a college student with POTS.

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Keywords
Occupational adaptation, Occupational therapy, Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, POTS, Practice model
Citation
This is the post-print version of an article that is available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/07380577.2021.1974643. Recommended citation: Rich, E. M., & Evetts, C. L. (2021). Occupational adaptation as a model for intervention in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Occupational Therapy In Health Care, 36(3), 271–282. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.