Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
A correlational study determined if personal contact with transgender individuals and amount of transgender-specific education are correlated with OT students' and practitioners' attitudes and knowledge of transgender communities. Results indicate that contact and hours of education have a significant association with knowledge. Research into factors that relate to preparedness in working with transgender clients is a step toward addressing transgender health disparities.
Primary Author and Speaker: Yan-hua Huang
Additional Authors and Speakers: Nicole Villaescusa, Kendira Villalobos, and Laura Yamaguchi