Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Rapid Geriatric Assessment (RGA): A Tool for OT Within Older Adult Populations
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Rapid Geriatric Assessment (RGA): A Tool for OT Within Older Adult Populations
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500050. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8605
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500050. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8605
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

To address the growing number of older adults (≥ 65 years) living with multimorbidity conditions (two or more chronic diseases), OTs will need to utilize evidence-based tools to identify and manage these conditions. In addition to traditional activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, and functional performance measures, the RGA has proven to be a useful assessment tool for OTs, linked to direct intervention planning and functional outcomes.

Primary Author and Speaker: Selena Washington

Additional Authors and Speakers: Julia Henderson - Kalb