Mandi Sonnenfeld, Julianna Dean, Dylan Dean, Soham Al Snih; Home Repairs and Falls in Older Mexican Americans Age 75 Years and Older. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411510327. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8606
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Date Presented 03/28/20
OTs provide safety recommendations and encourage active participation in the home. This study determines the effect of participation in home repairs on falls in older Mexican Americans. Results of the analysis indicated performing recent home repairs was associated with decreased likelihood of the respondents having fallen within the last 12 months. Interventions targeting increased participation and safety with instrumental activities of daily living are needed.
Primary Author and Speaker: Mandi Sonnenfeld
Additional Authors and Speakers: Julianna Dean
Contributing Authors: Dylan Dean, Soham Al Snih
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