AOTA Poster Summary

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During the poster session at AOTA’s centennial conference, a poster regarding “Effectiveness of a Comprehensive Home Health Program on Functional Independence of Older Adults” has caught my attention. This quantitative study consisted of 47 older adults living independently, and is capable of using assistive technology for a variety of ADL tasks. Clients were over the age of fifty, utilize assistive technology, and were living alone. The researchers correlate the level of independence, number of falls, and pain level when performing ADLs to the effectiveness of home healthcare programs. The level of independence was assessed on an 8-point scale, the number of falls was recorded, and pain level was assessed on a 10-point scale.
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