Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

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.

Primary Author and Speaker: Mandi Sonnenfeld

Additional Authors and Speakers: Julianna Dean

Contributing Authors: Dylan Dean, Soham Al Snih

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