Abstract

Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.

A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence of physical function disabilities and determine the frequency of assistive technology (AT) use among low-income older Hispanics. The prevalence of functional disabilities was 57.8%. Women were 2.86 times more likely to report a disability than men. The frequency of AT use was low. This highlights the urgent need for AT interventions to address the functional needs of older Hispanic women from low-income communities.

Primary Author and Speaker: Elsa Orellano

Contributing Authors: Marta Rivero-Méndez, Erick L. Suárez-Pérez, Claudia X. Boneu-Meléndez, Jefrey W. Jutai, Mauricio Lizama-Troncoso, Ivonne Z. Jiménez-Velázquez, and Nelson Varas-Diaz

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