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Occupational therapy for independent-living older adults. A randomized controlled trial.

Authors
  • Clark, F
  • Azen, S P
  • Zemke, R
  • Jackson, J
  • Carlson, M
  • Mandel, D
  • Hay, J
  • Josephson, K
  • Cherry, B
  • Hessel, C
  • Palmer, J
  • Lipson, L
Type
Published Article
Journal
JAMA
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1997
Volume
278
Issue
16
Pages
1321–1326
Identifiers
PMID: 9343462
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Significant benefits for the OT preventive treatment group were found across various health, function, and quality-of-life domains. Because the control groups tended to decline over the study interval, our results suggest that preventive health programs based on OT may mitigate against the health risks of older adulthood.

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