Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2019
Published Online: August 01, 2019
Updated: April 30, 2020
Outcomes of a Therapeutic Nighttime Positioning (NTP) Program: 24-Hour Postural Care
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, USA
Article Information
Evidence-Based Practice / Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Education of OTs and OTAs / Learning Disabilities / Long-Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facilities / Neurologic Conditions / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Professional Issues / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Outcomes of a Therapeutic Nighttime Positioning (NTP) Program: 24-Hour Postural Care
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505143. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO5006
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505143. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO5006
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

Postural management in the lying orientation should be routinely addressed for those with impaired movement. This study found that the implementation of a nighttime positioning (NTP) program yielded significant improvements in the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of those with multiple disabilities, including difficulty moving independently. Highlighting the therapeutic benefits of supporting the body at nighttime will advance OT practice.

Primary Author and Speaker: Kourtni Reed