Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Efficacy of Lifestyle Redesign for Improving Participation, Quality of Life, and Mental and Physical Status Among Elderly in Israel: A Mixed-Methods Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Efficacy of Lifestyle Redesign for Improving Participation, Quality of Life, and Mental and Physical Status Among Elderly in Israel: A Mixed-Methods Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515322. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO1046
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515322. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO1046
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

This study describes the initial efficacy results of the Israeli version of Lifestyle Redesign©, aimed to promote healthy aging and prevent functional deterioration. In a pilot study (N=9), an improvement was found in participation, quality of life, and depressive symptoms. The qualitative data shed light on the active ingredients of this group OT intervention. An ongoing study is aiming to assess the maintenance of these results after three months and to compare them to a matched control group.

Primary Author and Speaker: Talia Maeir

Additional Authors and Speakers: Yafit Gilboa

Contributing Authors: Aviva Beit-Yosef, Tamar Wechsler, Yael Safra