Poster Session  |   November 2018
Older Adults’ Perceptions About Participation and Safety Using Walkers
Author Affiliations
  • San Jose State University
Article Information
Assistive Technology / Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   November 2018
Older Adults’ Perceptions About Participation and Safety Using Walkers
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2018, Vol. 72, 7211515255p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-PO5019
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2018, Vol. 72, 7211515255p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-PO5019
Abstract

Date Presented 4/20/2018

Community-dwelling older adults who use walkers were surveyed about their effect on safety and participation. Most walkers were obtained by family or friends. Walkers increased feelings of safety and aided participation in community activities; barriers were weight and bulkiness.

Primary Author and Speaker: Deborah Bolding