The development of a community-based occupational therapy retirement transition program for first responders and their families

dc.contributor.advisorPickens, Noralyn
dc.creatorSyrotiak, Boguslawa Teresa
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-1383-0543
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-20T19:51:02Z
dc.date.created2021-08
dc.date.issued8/4/2021
dc.date.submittedAug-21
dc.date.updated2021-09-20T19:51:02Z
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to develop a retirement transition program outline for first responders. The study followed a design of hermeneutic phenomenology in Phase 1 and participatory research in Phase 2. Data was collected during six online focus group discussions. The data were analyzed using thematic analysis in Phase 1 and content analysis in Phase 2. In Phase 2, the study design used a participatory research approach, where social workers and occupational therapists joined forces together with retired first responders to create a retirement program outline. Phase 1 data yielded four themes: The Supersuit, Civilian, The Door Shuts, and Staying Busy. Phase 2 culminated with the development of a 12-session retirement transition program outline. The retirement program needs to be manualized and piloted for effectiveness testing in occupational therapy practice. The study concluded with the recognition that retired first responders and their family members can benefit from occupational therapy services during retirement transition. Interprofessional collaboration with social workers can enrich such community practice.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/13258
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectRetirement
dc.subjectRetirement transition
dc.subjectFirst responders
dc.subjectLaw enforcement
dc.subjectFire authority
dc.subjectOccupational therapy
dc.subjectOccupational adaptation
dc.titleThe development of a community-based occupational therapy retirement transition program for first responders and their families
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
local.embargo.lift8/1/2024
local.embargo.terms8/1/2024
thesis.degree.departmentOccupational Therapy
thesis.degree.disciplineOccupational Therapy
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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