Poster Session  |   July 2015
Supporting Safety for Prebariatric Surgery Candidates: Effects of Obesity and Degenerative Joint Disease on Movement
Author Affiliations
  • Boston University
Article Information
Arthritis / Musculoskeletal Impairments / Obesity / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   July 2015
Supporting Safety for Prebariatric Surgery Candidates: Effects of Obesity and Degenerative Joint Disease on Movement
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911505019p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO1110
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911505019p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO1110
Abstract

Date Presented 4/16/2015

Obesity and knee degenerative joint disease affect clients’ mobility and participation. The influence of body structures on mobility for clients undergoing bariatric surgery was examined in this study. Occupational therapists have the expertise to create client-centered, occupation-based interventions to reduce clients’ fall risks.