Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
This study examined how adults treated with cancer rated their confidence in and difficulty performing activities of daily living (ADLs) and how that was related to receiving OT services. Participants who attended OT had statistically significantly higher confidence in ADLs compared to those who did not attend. Nearly 75% of participants reported experiencing difficulty completing ADLs after cancer diagnosis. OTs can advocate for referrals to OT and target function in treatment.
Primary Author and Speaker: Brittany A. Boyer
Additional Authors and Speakers: Katherine McVey, Leah Gossard
Contributing Authors: Anna M. Quigg, Stacy Buckingham-Howes