Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
A Best-Practice Modification of the Cougar Home Safety Assessment (CHSA)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, USA
  • Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, USA
  • Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, USA
  • Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, USA
  • Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, USA
  • Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, USA
  • Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, USA
Article Information
Assessment Development and Testing / Evidence-Based Practice / Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
A Best-Practice Modification of the Cougar Home Safety Assessment (CHSA)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500042-7411500242. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6405
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500042-7411500242. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6405
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

This study sought to update the CHSA to ensure compliance with modern safety and technology expectations. OTs completed an online survey to suggest changes to the CHSA 4.0’s 78 criteria. Modifications included wording and content changes in more than half of the items, as well as more detailed instructions. This process resulted in the CHSA 5.0, available at: https://www.misericordia.edu/uploaded/documents/academics/ot/chsa_5.0_April_11_2019.pdf.

Primary Author and Speaker: Grace Fisher

Additional Authors and Speakers: Haley DiMassimo, Caroline Florenzo

Contributing Authors: Rebecca Burgess, Bailee Hymers, Kaitlynn Kuchta, Olivia Natale