Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Participation in Out-of-Home Activities of Older Adults: Looking Beyond Personal Characteristics
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
  • Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • Rotman Research Institute Baycrest, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Participation in Out-of-Home Activities of Older Adults: Looking Beyond Personal Characteristics
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500059. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9609
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500059. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9609
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

The purpose was to elucidate factors—specifically mobility, behavior, and travel attitudes—that mediate between personal characteristics and participation in out-of-home activities of the elderly. Driving was found to be a major mediator between personal characteristics (e.g., age and education) and participation. The findings demonstrated the multidimensional nature of participation and emphasize the role of OTs in assessing mobility behaviors and travel attitudes of the elderly.

Primary Author and Speaker: Rachel Kizony

Contributing Authors: Pnina Plaut, Dalit Shach-Pinsly, Shlomit Rotenberg, Naomi Schreuer