I was very interested in papers that were presented about defining terms. I listened to two paper; one about occupational identity and another about occupational balance (Wagman et al 2011). Interesting, especially for us at RCOMH, where we are reviewing the concept of participation as part of our project Developing a measure of participation in mental health
, both papers used the same methodology (Walker and Avant 2011). Developing consistent definitions of key terms (operationalisation) is very important for conducting research so that can be pooled. To read more see:
- Walker, L. O., & Avant, C. K. (2011). Strategies for theory construction in nursing (5ed.). Upper Saddle River NJ: Prentice Hall.
- Wagman, P., Håkansson, C., & Björklund, A. (2011). Occupational balance as used in occupational therapy: A concept analysis Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, Published online 2011 07 25.