Poster Session  |   August 2016
Prevalence of Frailty in Patients Receiving Occupational Therapy Services in Skilled Nursing Facilities
Author Affiliations
  • University of Pittsburgh
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Long-Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facilities / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 2016
Prevalence of Frailty in Patients Receiving Occupational Therapy Services in Skilled Nursing Facilities
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011500047p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO4126
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011500047p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO4126
Abstract

Date Presented 4/8/2016

The prevalence of frailty was measured by the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe Frailty Instrument (SHARE–FI) among older adults (N = 170) receiving occupational therapy services in a skilled nursing facility. Of these, 72.9% (n = 124) were frail upon evaluation. The results support occupational therapists’ use of the SHARE–FI to distinguish frailty from other clinical conditions to provide effective services.

Primary Author and Speaker: Kelly Dickson

Contributing Author: Pamela Toto