STUDY REGARDING THE OCCUPATION THERAPY INTERVENTION IN FEMALE OFFENDERS
The aim and tasks of this paper are to identify and contribute to the introduction of occupational therapy in the freedom-deprived persons in penitentiaries, trying mainly to identify the women's occupational problems. The study was conducted at the Bacau Penitentiary for minors and youths, over the course of three months, March-May, 2013, the group of subjects being composed of 17 women. The study started from the hypothesis presuming that the use of the occupational therapy intervention in the freedom-deprived women contributes effectively to the improvement of their quality of life. The actual research consisted in applying an intervention with the help of the Occupational Therapy students over the course of three months. After the women were assessed, an occupational therapy intervention plan was conceived and put into practice. The results obtained after the initial assessment indicated the existence of certain occupational problems in the area of leisure time and self-care activities, in the studied subjects. After the occupational therapy intervention, a questionnaire was applied to assess the effectiveness of the intervention. One can say that the use of occupational therapy for the freedom-deprived women lead to the improvement of their quality of life, thus confirming the initial hypothesis.