Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
The Effects of Participation in Peer-Supported Group-Activity Intervention on the Quality of Life Among Community-Dwelling Adults
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA
Article Information
Complementary/Alternative Approaches / Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Education of OTs and OTAs / Mental Health / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
The Effects of Participation in Peer-Supported Group-Activity Intervention on the Quality of Life Among Community-Dwelling Adults
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515365. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2611
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515365. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2611
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

This Participatory Action Research aimed to increase the quality of life among community-dwelling adults through participation in a reflection-based problem-solving intervention. It explored the effects of group activity on functional mobility, social interactions, and emotional health in community-dwelling adults residing in subsidized housing. In a nine-week intervention, participants showed an 87% increase in functional movement scores on the TUG and social interactions.

Primary Author and Speaker: Jalisa Johnson

Additional Authors and Speakers: Amy Rollins, Jeanne Wenos