Year of Publication


Date of Thesis


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Occupational Therapy

Subject Categories

Occupational therapy for the aged; Physical fitness for the aged -- Psychological aspects; Intrinsic motivation


Several research studies have been performed in occupational therapy research, looking at the concepts of patient incorporation, meaningful and purposeful occupations of intervention, and patient motivation. This study integrated these three concepts in order to compare subjects' performance in and perception of two upper extremity strengthening activities.

[This is an excerpt from the abstract. For the complete abstract, please see the document.]



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.