Table 1: Methodological quality of the included article.

Author, year, countryAimMethods designPopulation settingResultQuality of study based on CASP

Teitelman et al. [45], 2010, USATo discuss the potency of the social environment in facilitating occupational engagement in PWDQualitative.
Data collection: interview and observation
Data analysis: Van Manen’s phenomenological analysis
2 study cases: 2 PWD (moderate), 2 family members, 2 staff.
Setting: Therapeutic activity sessions in occupational therapy in a memory support unit
Social therapeutic interactions can promote or inhibit occupational engagementStrengths: Clear aim. Appropriate design. Transparent data collection and data analysis. Ethics considered. Clear statement of findings. Discussion of evidence and credibility of findings.
Weaknesses: Unclear if some participants chose not to take part. No topic guide for interviews. No details on how research was explained to participants

PWD = people with dementia; CASP = Critical Appraisal Skills Programme.