Open Access Capstone
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Background: Older adults who plan to go home from a SNF after having injuries have increased concerns about their transition and feel they have limited knowledge and information on community resources. There is research on the critical roles of occupational therapy in preparing community-dwelling older adults to transition home from SNF. However, limited research on community-dwelling older adults' perception of their self-efficacy and discharge preparedness after receiving occupational therapy services at SNF.
Purpose: This project examines the perceptions of community-dwelling older adults’ preparedness and self-efficacy after receiving occupational therapy services in a SNF to increase their quality of life and decrease hospital readmissions after they return home.
Theoretical Framework: The Value and Meaning in Occupations Model (ValMO) and Model of Occupational Wholeness theoretical framework were used to frame and provide context for this study to assess community-dwelling older adults’ self-perceived occupational performance and satisfaction and the effectiveness of the intervention.
Methods: A convergent mixed-method, pretest, and posttest design. This design selected participants admitted to a skilled nursing facility to address community-dwelling older adults’ perception and self-efficacy during SNF discharge preparation.
Results: The quantitative pretest, posttest, and two-week phone call follow-up results reveal a statistical significance (p
Leah Simpkins, OTD, OTR/L, CPAM, CDP, PNAP
Renee Causey-Upton, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, CLA, FAOTA
2023 Shih-Ni Lai
LAI, SHIH-NI N., "Community-Dwelling Older Adults’ Perceived Self-Efficacy and Readiness for Discharge After Receiving Occupational Therapy Services at a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)." (2023). Occupational Therapy Doctorate Capstone Projects. 120.
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