3203.2 Older Adults and Disability

Monday, October 29, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
It is important to address the health needs of older adults with disabilities. Among topics this session addresses include: the ethnic disparities in disability among middle-aged and older Israeli adults, the prevalence of falling and injuries in older adults with a physical disability, the role of life-long socioeconomic position and health behavior, associations of socioeconomic status with depressive symptoms and perceived helplessness in people with hip osteoarthritis, as well as body mass index and symptoms and quality of life indicators of individuals aging with disabilities.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss how adversity and stressful life events can influence physical health among older adults over the life course. 2. Identify what disability group is at greatest risk of falling. 3. Identify how different aspect of socioeconomic status influence different stages of chronic illnesses: onset verses progression. 4. Discuss the role of socioeconomic status on psychosocial health outcomes in individuals with hip osteoarthritis. 5. Compare symptoms and QoL of people aging with disabilities to the US general population.

Prevalence of Falling and Injuries in Older Adults with a Physical Disability
Marcia Finlayson, OT, PhD, Aimee Verrall, MPH, Patricia Matsuda, PT, PhD, DPT, Ivan Molton, PhD and Mark Jensen, PhD

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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