Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
How Hydration Habits Influence Morning Balance and Blood Pressure (BP) of Institutionalized Older Adults (IOA)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, USA
  • Texas Woman's University, Dallas, TX, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
How Hydration Habits Influence Morning Balance and Blood Pressure (BP) of Institutionalized Older Adults (IOA)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505158. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6007
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505158. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6007
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

Institutionalized older adults (IOA) have an elevated risk for dehydration, falling, and poor blood pressure (BP) regulation due to aging, comorbidities, medications, and a person’s beverage habits. Poor fluid habits can negatively affect health, participation, and performance. This study examines the PEO fit of beverage habits of IOA to identify influencers (plus or minus) of morning balance and BP and subsequently possible falls. The research findings provide evidence for use in a hydration program.

Primary Author and Speaker: Carol Rice

Contributing Authors: Noralyn Pickens