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Table 2 Item development of the occupational balance-questionnaire

From: Development of a new occupational balance-questionnaire: incorporating the perspectives of patients and healthy people in the design of a self-reported occupational balance outcome instrument

Components of occupational balance Items for the OB-quest Suggested items for the revised OB-quest
1. Challenging and relaxing activities 1. In your daily life, are there occupations and activities that you find challenging? 1. Do you generally find your activities in your everyday life under-demanding?
   2. Do you generally find your activities of daily living over-demanding?
2. Activities with acknowledgement by the individual and by the sociocultural context 2. Are there occupations and activities for which you receive acknowledgement? 3. Do you generally receive enough appreciation for activities in your everyday life?
3. Involvement in stressful activities and fewer stressing activities 3. Please think about all your occupations and activities – are there periods in which you feel overstressed? 4. How often do you feel overstressed in your everyday life?
4. Impact of own health condition on activities 4. In your day to day activities, do you feel affected by your health? 5. How much are your activities in your everyday life affected by your health?
5. Satisfaction with the amount of rest and sleep 5. How satisfied are you with the amount of rest and/or sleep that you get? 6. Do you get enough rest?
   7. Do you get enough sleep?
6. Engagement in a variety of activities 6. Do you have a good variety of different occupations and activities that you do? For example, do you do a mixture of physical activities and more sedentary ones (where you are sitting down or staying still)? Or a mixture of creative activities and activities that are more 8. Do you have sufficient variety of different activities that you do? For example, do you do a mixture of physical activities and more sedentary ones (where you are sitting down or staying still)? Or a mixture of creative activities and activities that are more routine for you?
7. Adaptation of activities according to changed living conditions, such as a chronic autoimmune disease or changes in work or family circle 7. How do you rate your ability to adapt your occupations and activities to changing living conditions (e.g. changes in your health, or work)? 9. How well can you adapt your activities in your everyday life to changed living conditions, such as a changed state of health?
   10. How well can you adapt your activities in your everyday life to changed living conditions, such as a change of your professional life or employment status?
8. Activities intended to care for oneself and for others