Title

Older adults’ perceptions about participation and safety using walkers

Publication Date

11-1-2018

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Department

Occupational Therapy

Disciplines

Geriatrics | Occupational Therapy

Publication Title

The American Journal of Occupational Therapy

Volume

72

Issue

4_Supplement_1

DOI

10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-PO5019

Abstract

Community-dwelling older adults who use walkers were surveyed about their effect on safety and participation. Most walkers were obtained by family or friends. Walkers increased feelings of safety and aided participation in community activities; barriers were weight and bulkiness.

Comments

Originally presented on 4/10/18 at the Annual Meeting of the American Occupational Therapy Association in Salt Lake City, UT.

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