Date Presented 04/200/21
Older adults in the United States are at high risk for polypharmacy, which is related to increased falls, confusion, constipation, weakness, and tiredness. OTs are uniquely prepared to notice function-related impairments due to polypharmacy but do not routinely screen for or address it. This study found that an infographic increased OTs' knowledge of and willingness to intervene regarding polypharmacy and may be cost effective and time efficient in encouraging OTs to attend to polypharmacy side effects.
Primary Author and Speaker: Anna M. Quigg
Contributing Authors: Jennifer Gordon, Allison Bigg, Kathleen Graser, and Victoria Fichter