[Home safety and severe mental disorders: Developing an evaluation tool].

Canadian journal of occupational therapy. Revue canadienne d'ergotherapie

PubMedID: 26281436

Désormeaux-Moreau M, Dumont C, Aubin G, Larivière N. [Home safety and severe mental disorders: Developing an evaluation tool]. Can J Occup Ther. 2015;82(2):129-40.
BACKGROUND
Home safety evaluation is an important issue within the context of current perspectives on accommodation for people with a serious mental illness who favour a more independent way of life.

PURPOSE
This paper describes the development and content validation of the Evaluation de la sécurité a domicile et de la gestion des risques (ESGR), an occupational therapy assessment tool for people with a serious mental illness.

METHOD
The ESGR was developed from scientific knowledge and clinical experience. Assessing content validity was done in two phases and involved the consultation of 11 experts.

FINDINGS
In its current form, the ESGR includes 67 items organized into three categories (environment, occupation, person).

IMPLICATIONS
According to the experts consulted, there is a clinical interest in using the ESGR to support occupational therapists in the assessment of home safety for people with serious mental illness. The statements are clear and representative of the concept and the target audience.