Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Hydration Habits and Daily Fluid Intake of Institutionalized Older Adults
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
Hydration Habits and Daily Fluid Intake of Institutionalized Older Adults
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505186. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO7026
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505186. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO7026
Abstract

Date Presented 04/06/19

Institutionalized older adults have an elevated risk for dehydration due to aging body systems, medication effects, urinary incontinence, impaired mobility and cognition, and the individual’s beverage habits. Being dehydrated has negative consequences on health, participation, and performance. This study examines the PEO fit of beverage habits for institutionalized older adults to identify associations (+ or -) with overall fluid intake, thereby providing evidence for a hydration program.

Primary Author and Speaker: Carol Rice

Contributing Authors: Noralyn Pickens