Nicole Woo, Pu Xia, Simone V. Gill, PhD, OTR/L; Supporting Safety for Prebariatric Surgery Candidates: Effects of Obesity and Degenerative Joint Disease on Movement. Am J Occup Ther 2015;69(Supplement_1):6911505019p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO1110.
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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.
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