The purpose of this project was to develop, present, and evaluate a workshop to educate older adults, their families, and healthcare professionals about the availability and use of assistive devices. Assistive devices a potential means for improving independence and quality of life, while reducing the care needs for older adults with physical limitations. The workshop provided information on three categories of assistive devices: (a) mobility aids and accessories, (b) bathroom safety and incontinence products, and (c) aids to daily living. Results demonstrated a 67% increase in knowledge by participants in the categories of bathroom safety and incontinence products and aids to daily living from pre assessment to post assessment based on responses to picture identity questions. Future workshops should be shorter in length, cover a single category of aid at one time, and be directed towards informal caregivers and healthcare professionals rather than the users themselves.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Gerontology, Health education, Health care management|
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