Date of Award
Master of Science
Dr. Ben Atchison
Dr. Diane Dirette
Dr. Richard Cooper
Masters Thesis-Open Access
In this research entry-level therapists' were questioned about their readiness to prescribe low-technology adaptive equipment to geriatric populations. The analysis of 33 returned questionnaires have been discussed, with the overall results indicating that experience, familiarity, and education of specific equipment are all significantly related to the confidence levels of entry-level therapists in prescribing those equipment.
Additionally, the results of specific analysis for the groups of equipment, namely dressing, bathing and toileting were entertained. Open ended questions regarding equipment usage, follow up and trends are also discussed. Finally prediction equations are shared resulting from statistical analysis.
Wood, Russell, "Entry Level Therapists’ Perceived Readiness to Prescribe Low-Technology Adaptive Equipment to Geriatric Populations" (2006). Master's Theses. 4668.