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What Can Interfere With Doing a Simple Activity?

What Can Interfere With Doing a Simple Activity?

Ability Needed

Type of Ability

Possible Impairments

To feel and move

Sensorimotor

Impaired sensation and perception

Restricted range of motion

Weak muscles

Short endurance

Poor balance

Loss of dexterity and coordination

To create and execute a plan

Cognitive

Difficulty paying attention

Distractibility

Loss of concentration

Impaired judgment

Indecision

Memory problems

Poor problem-solving skills

To want to do the activity and to persevere until it is completed

Psychologic

Apathy

Perceived incompetence

Frustration

Lack of persistence

Decreased coping skills