Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Home Repairs and Falls in Older Mexican Americans Age 75 Years and Older
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
  • Proof-Reading-Service.com, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
Article Information
Diabetes / Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Neurologic Conditions / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Wound Management
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Home Repairs and Falls in Older Mexican Americans Age 75 Years and Older
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510327. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8606
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510327. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8606
Abstract

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