Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Social Eating and Parkinson's Disease (PD): Eating Difficulties and Stigma Are Associated With Reduced Social Participation
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
  • Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Parkinson's Disease / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Social Eating and Parkinson's Disease (PD): Eating Difficulties and Stigma Are Associated With Reduced Social Participation
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515295. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6052
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515295. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6052
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

People with PD who have eating difficulties and experience stigma may avoid social eating and reduce their overall social participation. This study presents a conceptual model of social eating in PD and the results of a secondary data analysis. OTs should consider the impact of eating difficulties upon the social lives of people with PD, and future work should focus on intervention approaches to optimize the social eating experience.

Primary Author and Speaker: Amber Murray-Smith

Contributing Authors: Michael Stevenson, Linda Tickle-Degnen