Article: Enabling Meaningful Activities and QoL

Course Overview

3 CEUs.

Purchase access to the questionnaire on this open access journal article. You will be required to read the article and answer multiple choice questions related to the article (you must get 70% and above to qualify for the 3 CEUs).  

Objectives of this course:

On completion of this CPD activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Discuss meaningful activities and the factors that support them in care facilities.
  2. Describe the four phases of the BAM approach and the basic principles of each.
  3. Draw out important principles for designing an activity programme in a LTCF.
You have until 31st December 2023 to complete this task.




De Vriendt P, Cornelis E, Vanbosseghem R, Desmet V, Van de Velde D. Enabling meaningful activities and quality of life in long-term care facilities: The stepwise development of a participatory client-centred approach in Flanders. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2019;82(1):15-26. doi:10.1177/0308022618775880


Summary of the article

This article describes the theoretical basis and value of meaningful activities in the context of the older adult. The research conducted reviewed residents experiences of activities and QoL in Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF) and the experiences of professionals working in these units and compared this to the available literature. This was used to develop an approach to provision for meaningful activities within these units. The BAM approach is discussed and a pilot study into its effectiveness in impacting on QoL presented.

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