Revisiting the Do-Live-Well Health Promotion Framework: A Citation Content Analysis Academic Article uri icon

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  • Background. The Do-Live-Well (DLW) framework was first published in 2015 and aimed to fill a theoretical gap in the health promotion literature related to the links between occupational patterns and health. However, the extent of uptake and use of the framework since publication is unknown. Purpose. To explore and reflect on the adoption and application of DLW in the literature. Method. Citation content analysis of two seminal DLW publications was conducted from 2015 to November 2022 across six databases. Findings. Seventeen citations directly applied DLW to inform research ( n = 10), practice ( n = 5) and knowledge translation ( n = 2). Implications. The findings highlight uptake of the framework in a range of settings, and how it can inform an occupation-based understanding of health and well-being. Ongoing knowledge dissemination, development of practice tools, and research to update evidence and examine relevance are needed to further advance the utility and application of the framework.


  • Hamilton, Kennedy A
  • Letts, Lori J
  • Larivière, Nadine
  • Moll, Sandra

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  • January 9, 2023