Effect of the Occupational Engagement Home Program (MyHOeME©) for Older Persons in the Community


  • Akehsan Dahlan Centre for Occupational Therapy Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Campus of Selangor, 42300 Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia,
  • Harnisha Haidhir Rehabilitation Unit, Seremban Health Clinic, 70300 Rasah Road, Negeri Sembilan
  • Tengku Mohd Asri Tengku Makhtar Rehabilitation Unit, Putrajaya Health Clinic, Precinct 9, No. 1, P9E Street, Federal Government Administrative Center, 62250 Precinct 9, Federal Territory of Putrajaya
  • Muhammad Hidayat Sahid Universitas Indonesia, Jl. Lingkar, Pondok Cina, Kecamatan Beji, Kota Depok, Jawa Barat 16424, Indonesia




Older People, Home Programme, Occupational Therapy


Malaysia faces a pressing issue as its older population is projected to reach 16% by 2030.  While global and national initiatives focus on health and independence, there exists a gap in structured activities for older persons.  Our study introduces MyHOeME, a 5-week program designed by an occupational therapist, which addresses the physical, cognitive, and social facets of ageing through personalized activities.  This quasi-experimental study involved 78 older persons in the community.  The results indicate a significantly enhanced health-related quality of life after attending MyHOeME, emerging as a promising solution for the well-being of Malaysia's ageing population.


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How to Cite

Dahlan, A., Haidhir, H., Tengku Makhtar , T. M. A., & Sahid , M. H. (2024). Effect of the Occupational Engagement Home Program (MyHOeME©) for Older Persons in the Community. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 9(27), 107–112. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v9i27.5628

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