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作者 Gaudy, Jennifer
書名 Assessing the risk of IADL tasks from the perspective of medically-at-risk older adults and their caregivers
國際標準書號 9781109560886
book jacket
說明 115 p
附註 Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 48-03, page: 1389
Adviser: Anne Dickerson
Thesis (M.S.)--East Carolina University, 2009
The purpose of this study was to understand the impact of chronic disease on the functional ability of older adults by determining which instrumental activities of dialing living (IADL) are most meaningful and may pose a safety hazard for the medically-at-risk older adult who plans to live independently. Data was collected through individual interviews with twelve older adults and their caregivers. The participants had to be recently discharged from a hospital due to their chronic disease that including heart disease, stroke, COPD, dementia, or diabetes. Data analysis indicates that the most important IADLs were driving, managing medication, cooking, and phone use. Participants reported all IADL tasks affected by chronic disease except managing finances and phone use. Qualitative results revealed discrepancy between the caregiver's and participant's perception of driving ability which leads to concerns for safety. It is also suggested there may be safety concerns with medication management. Further examination and research should compare older adults' perception of functional performance and actual performance of IADL tasks
School code: 0600
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 48-03
主題 Gerontology
Health Sciences, Occupational Health and Safety
Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy
Alt Author East Carolina University. Occupational Therapy
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