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The impact of occupational therapy on old people from day-centers
The impact of occupational therapy on old people from day-centers

Author(s): Alina Maria Breaz, Olga Domnica Moldovan
Subject(s): Other
Published by: Editura Lumen, Asociatia Lumen
Keywords: elderly; occupational therapy; therapy impact; therapy statistic significance

Summary/Abstract: The problem of aging is a very important and actual one considering the aging of population in the entire world. The authors present the results of their research on 127 elderly people from day-centers in Arad County. They have implemented a form of occupational therapy for elderly and tried to measure its impact on the subjects. They realized a sort of questionnaire with 10 statements and each subject had to complete it at the beginning and at the end of the occupational therapy (after eight weeks). The 10 items were referring to thoughts and mood states and were appreciated on a Likert Scale with points from 1 to 5. The results obtained were processed with SPSS 17.0 for their statistical significance and interpreted from the theoretical perspective exposed at the beginning of the paper.

  • Issue Year: 1/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 24-33
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English