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TOPIC: PIP - preparing food.

PIP - preparing food. 5 months 2 weeks ago #223857

Hello Gordon and colleagues, I hope you all had a nice Christmas and good luck for the New Year,
I am at the moment preparing for my husband’s review which could be soon and have a few questions to ask, my husband suffers with O.C.D. anxiety, depression, firstly:-

Question 1 In the PDF guide for PIP Reliability is used to describe `In a reasonable time period no more than twice as long as a person without a physical or mental health condition would take to carry out the activity.` I understand that this could score points for PREPARING FOOD, now as my husband’s illnesses results in him been very unreliable in as lot of activities would this apply to all the descriptors for scoring points ?

Question 2 In PREPARING FOOD should I estimate he roughly takes at least twice as long as a person without a physical or mental health condition or without my husband knowing time my husband to give a more accurate time?

Question 3 In PREPARING FOOD, I am struggling to come up with a good example for preparing & cooking a meal, I suppose something to include washing, cutting vegetables etc. would be a start, do you have an idea of a good example for a meal that I could demonstrate the length of time my husband takes ?

Thank you once again.

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PIP - preparing food. 5 months 2 weeks ago #223873


1. The need to complete an activity in a reasonable time period applies to all of the PIP activities.

2 & 3. It is going to be difficult to show this for preparing and cooking a meal as there is such wide variation in the time from one recipe to another and you will likely need the time it takes your husband to be significantly longer than the twice the time mentioned in the legislation, it will be easier for other activities.

Empirical or observed information will always be better than an estimate as the latter introduces the issue of variance and doubt over the accuracy of the information being supplied.

I assume that much of the delay is down to his OCD rituals, explain these in detail and in particular, if there are any, points where the process needs to be restarted. Provide timings for each stage from what you have seen him do, there should be timers that you can use on any tablet or mobile phone.

The requirement is to prepare and cook a simple meal so don't have him preparing a roast dinner. As to a comparison with a healthy person; I don't think you will find this easy to do but you could compare his timings to your own and most recipes include a preparation time.

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