Research Platform
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Cognitive and Functional Abilities of Adults Experiencing Homelessness
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Health Care for the Homeless, Baltimore, MD, USA
Article Information
Assessment Development and Testing / Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Neurologic Conditions / Stroke / Assessment/Measurement
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2019
Cognitive and Functional Abilities of Adults Experiencing Homelessness
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311500015. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP201A
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311500015. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP201A
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

A retrospective analysis of OT evaluations completed by individuals experiencing homelessness identified the frequency of cognitive impairment and determined the predictive ability of cognitive ability on functional performance using standardized assessments. The study results indicate there is a high prevalence of cognitive impairment among individuals experiencing homelessness; however, that cognitive impairment was not predictive of performance on functional assessments.

Primary Author and Speaker: Caitlin Synovec