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Using the Transtheoretical Model of change to implement home safety modifications with community-dwelling older adults: an exploratory study.

Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics

Author: McNulty, M. C. , Johnson, J. , Poole, J. L. , Winkle, M.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2003

Abstract:

Objective: This exploratory study examined the viability of applying Prochaska's Transtheoretical Model (TTM) to community-living older adults making home safety changes over time. Method: The Readiness for Change (RFC) interview and the Westmead Home Safety Assessment were administered to 20 community-dwelling older adults. Eight to twelve weeks later, a follow-up home visit was made to determine how many home safety modifications had been implemented. Results: Participants in the action-related stages (i.e., action and maintenance stages) implemented significantly more home modifications than participants in the non-action stages (i.e., precontemplation, contemplation, and preparation stages, F(1,18) = 7.7; p

Further Details

Full Title: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics
Pages: 13
Volume: 21
Issue: 4
Section: 53
Accession Number: November, 2010
Work Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Older, housing, United States
Reads: 183
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