Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Changing the Perception of Frailty of Community-Dwelling Older Adults Who Participate in OT-Led Education
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer, NC, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Changing the Perception of Frailty of Community-Dwelling Older Adults Who Participate in OT-Led Education
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515363. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2606
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515363. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2606
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

Frailty can increase the likelihood of hospital readmission and the transition from home to assisted care, decrease life satisfaction, and reduce lifespan. This small study examined how perceptions of frailty of older adults changed when they participated in a six-part OT-led community education program. The repeated-measures analysis revealed a reduction in frailty-risk identification, improvement in walking speed, and increased grip strength for occupational engagement.

Primary Author and Speaker: Susan Blair