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Falls self-efficacy and occupational adaptation among elders.

Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics

Author: Peterson, E., Howland, J., Kielhofner, G., Lachman, M.E., Assmann, S., Cote, J., Jette, A.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1999

Abstract:

Objective: To use the Model of Human Occupation as a conceptual framework to assess the contribution falls self-efficacy makes to six measures of occupational adaptation. Methods: Two-hundred and seventy randomly selected senior housing residents, aged 62, were interviewed in their homes to collect information on demographics, fall history, fall risk factors, fear of falling, and measures of adaptation. The response rate was 63%. Linear regressions were conducted to achieve the study objective. Results: Fifty-five percent of respondents expressed fear of falling during the next year. Falls self-efficacy related to falling independently contributed to 5 out of 6 measures of occupational adaptation.


Further Details

Full Title: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics
Pages: 1-16
Volume: 16
Issue: 1/2
Accession Number: September, 2011
Notes: Print discarded
Electronic Resource Number: 10.1080/J148v16n01_01
Keywords: older, safety improvement, assessment
Reads: 404
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