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Whitney Lucas Molitor, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, BCG; Erika Clark, OTS; Brittney Moser, OTS


Background: Globally, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer. Women diagnosed with breast cancer often experience physical and psychosocial changes influencing occupational participation and quality of life. Limited evidence exists that reports outcomes of occupation-based occupational therapy interventions for women with breast cancer.

Method: In this scoping review, we map occupation-based occupational therapy interventions conducted by occupational therapy professionals for women undergoing rehabilitation for breast cancer. The Joanna Briggs Institute Guidelines provided a structure for the review.

Results: Six articles met the inclusion criteria. Interventions included health management, leisure, and social participation occupations.

Conclusion: Occupational therapy interventions are important in promoting occupational engagement and quality of life for women experiencing breast cancer. Few studies exist that report these findings, thus necessitating more research.