Kelly Dickson, BS, Pamela Toto, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA; Prevalence of Frailty in Patients Receiving Occupational Therapy Services in Skilled Nursing Facilities. Am J Occup Ther 2016;70(4_Supplement_1):7011500047p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO4126.
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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
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