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Effects of colour narrative in community-dwelling older adults: A mixed methods study

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Title: Effects of colour narrative in community-dwelling older adults: A mixed methods study
Authors: Takashima, Risa Browse this author
Inoue, Takao Browse this author
Yoshida, Yuko Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Sakaue, Mari Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Suzuki, Teppei Browse this author
Ogasawara, Katsuhiko Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: Storytelling
older adults
preventive occupational therapy
snow country
mixed methods study
Issue Date: 5-Dec-2020
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal Title: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume: 29
Issue: 7
Start Page: 542
End Page: 554
Publisher DOI: 10.1080/11038128.2020.1849395
PMID: 33280464
Abstract: Background Based on occupational storytelling/story-making, this study developed Colour Narrative, a program to promote the health and well-being of community-dwelling older adults. Objectives To conduct a pilot study to implement Colour Narrative in a heavy snowfall area of Japan and verify the participants' experiences in the program and its effectiveness. Material and methods An advanced mixed methods design was used. The participants were 22 members of a community-based social group for older adults. Quantitative measurements of life functions and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) were conducted before and after the intervention. Qualitative data were collected from focus group interviews regarding the participants' experiences during the intervention process. Lastly, both datasets were integrated. Results The harsh living conditions due to heavy snowfall reduced the participants' overall activity. In this environment, Colour Narrative encouraged them to control their lives more in their own ways and enhanced their HRQOL. The core of their experiences was 'negotiating occupations'. This negotiation was a highly intellectual task that significantly improved their cognitive function. Conclusions The structure and content of Colour Narrative were found to be useful and feasible for community-dwelling older adults. Significance Colour Narrative offers a new occupation-based intervention strategy for preventive occupational therapy.
Rights: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy on 05 Dec 2020, available online:
Type: article (author version)
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