NEW! AOTA Virtual Conference 2020 Poster Presentations
Topic focused course bundles each include 5 posters selected for presentation at the 2020 AOTA annual conference. Each poster is presented via audio narration by the poster presenter and have 2 quiz questions to assess your learning. A discussion board is available in each module for you to share thoughts and ask questions.
We hope that you find this new addition to our virtual conference series educational and enjoyable!
Earn: .1 AOTA CEU, 1.25 NBCOT PDU/1 Contact Hour
Description Poster #1
Home Repairs & Falls in Older Mexican Americans Age 75 Years & Older
OTs provide safety recommendations and encourage active participation in the home. This study determines the effect of participation in home repairs on falls in older Mexican Americans. Results of the analysis indicated performing recent home repairs was associated with decreased likelihood of the respondents having fallen within the last 12 months. Interventions targeting increased participation and safety with instrumental activities of daily living are needed.
Mandi Sonnenfeld, MOT, OTR/L
Julianna M. Dean, CSCS, PhD
Dylan Deal, MD
Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD
Description Poster #2
OT in Primary Care: Assessing Cognitive Needs of Veterans within the Veterans Administration
The aim of this project is to present a model for increasing awareness of OT services within the VA Medical Center by including OT within patient-aligned care teams. Veterans will be assessed for functional cognitive deficits based upon specific demographic values or referral from primary-care providers (PCPs). Improved access to OT services and increased satisfaction of PCPs will likely present as an example of the distinct contribution of OT services within a primary-care environment.
Nicole Murgas Yarbrough, OTD, OTR/L
Sandra Stoll, MA, OTR/L, CHES
Description Poster #3
Recruiting Clients Incarcerated: Development & Utility of a Jail-Based Screening Tool for OT Transition & Integration Services
Screening and assessment of neurological and physical dysfunction, mental-health care, and living skills are critical re-entry needs for justice-involved individuals. Yet recruitment of individuals for OT re-entry programming in jails is challenging. Building upon our previous research, this study explores the development, implementation feasibility, and utility of a screening tool designed for Saint Louis University’s OT and Integration Services.
Claire Daaleman, MOT, OTR/L
Lisa Jaegers, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Christine Hayes, MOT, OTR/L
Matt Brandenburg, OTD/S
Description Poster #4
Supporting People’s Right to Participate in the Community: OT Practitioner Perspectives
This qualitative study explored how OT practitioners (OTPs) address community participation (CP) within their clinical practices. Three interviews yielded four themes: OT’s role in CP, professional context, professional resources, and the “how to” of CP. Findings demonstrate that OTPs have an important role in addressing CP. This poster presentation includes an overview of strategies that can support practitioners to more effectively address CP across practice settings.
Emily McLane, OTR/L
Jenna Heffron, OTR/L, PhD
Leslie Reid, MS
Description Poster #5
The Impact of an Occupation-Based Parkinson's Caregiver Program on Caregiver's Quality of Life (QOL)
The purpose of the experimental study was to determine if QOL would be enhanced through an educational and skill practicum series for caregivers of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). This study found positive improvements on specific components of the PD Caregiver QOL scale, and caregivers self-reported that the course provided valuable and insightful information. The study reinforces the need for OTs to explore opportunities and means to enhance QOL in PD caregivers.
Jennifer Labonte OTD, MS, OTR/L,
Casey Humphrey OTD, MHA, OTR/L,
Renee Causey-Upton PhD, OTD, MS, OTR/L