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
Effect of Occupational Therapy in Promoting Medication Adherence in Primary Care: A Randomized Control Trial
This research poster describes a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of a manualized OT intervention for improving medication management in a primary-care setting. Implications for research and clinical practice are discussed.
Traci Garrison, DHSc, OTR/L
Jaclyn Schwartz, PhD, OTR/L
Todd Daniel, PhD
Elizabeth Moore, PhD
Description Poster #2
Perceptions of Bullying in Senior Housing Communities
The increased incidence of bullying in senior housing communities has the ability to affect the social context of older adults living there, putting them at risk for social isolation and decreased quality of life. As OTs, our expertise in assessing contextual factors, ability to create innovative solutions, and obligation to promote quality of life for all populations and communities make us a valuable resource for understanding and addressing this problem
Caitlin Esposito, OTD, OTR/L
Jenna Leveille, MS, OTR/L
Description Poster #3
Opportunities for OT to Reduce Frailty-Related Disability Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
This presentation examines quality-of-life outcomes for frail older adults who have undergone TAVR for aortic stenosis and highlights opportunities for OT to improve health and reduce frailty-related disability in this population.
Emily Pullman, OTS
Pamela Toto, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA
Description Poster #4
Better Than Any Medication: Understanding the Experiences of People Living With Dementia & Their Caregivers in a Community-Based Arts Program
Participation in community-based arts programs benefits individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Results from a phenomenological study exploring experiences related to relationships and occupational engagement will be presented. Findings demonstrate the value of occupational and social engagement-related experiences in these programs. Collaborating with community-based sites provides opportunities to introduce OT where it does not exist using a strengths-based approach.
Gabrielle Kains, OTD, OTR/L
Melody Taban, OTD, OTR/L
Lydia Navarro-Walker, OTD, OTR/L, CLA
Namrata Grampurohit, PhD, OTR/L
Description Poster #5
Effects of OT-Based Interventions to Reduce Perceived Burden & Depression of Caregivers of Older Adults with Dementia
This is a randomized controlled trial (N = 37) in which individualized OT interventions were provided for three months to support caregiving challenges faced by caregivers of people with dementia. The interventions included illness education, training for safe transfers, medication and appointment organization, exercise methods, and more. These were effective in decreasing depression and mental fatigue and increasing confidence to provide for the next six months, despite the worsening cognitive status of their care recipients.
Turquessa Francis, Ed.D, OTR/L
Leanna Gradolph, OTR/L
Deborah Tse, OTR/L
Sara Vasisko, OTR/L,
Kristen Binkewicz, OTR/L
Kelly DiNatale, OTR/L,
Victoria Anderson, OTR/L
Machiko R. Tomita, Ph.D.