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Caregiver Burden in Head and Neck Cancer Dysphagia Cases (2022)

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Caregivers are indispensable members of the care support team for individuals with head and neck cancer (HNC). Even though the need is recognized, there are very few ways to measure the impacts of dysphagia in HNC on caregivers. In addition to this, ...
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Art Activities in Long-Term Care: A Scoping Review (2022)

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Outcomes for the use of art in therapy overlap with the goals of occupational therapy (OT) with older adults in long-term care, which include improving and maintaining health and well-being through engagement in occupations. There is a lack of eviden ...
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Effects of Client-Centered Occupational Therapy on Behavioral Psychological Symptoms, Social Interaction, Occupational Performance, Quality of Life, and Caregiver Burden Among the Individuals with Dementia (2022)

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This study aimed to verify the effects of client-centered occupational therapy (OT) on individuals with dementia. Twenty participants were randomly assigned to an experimental group (client-centered OT) and a control group (general OT). Pretest, post ...
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Pilot Study of the Cognitive-Functional Intervention for Adults (Cog-Fun A): A Metacognitive-Functional Tool for Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (2022)

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There is a need for evidence-based OT interventions to help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who often experience chronic challenges in their life roles. The objective of this study was to determine the preliminary effectiv ...
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Healthy Aging and Dementia: Findings from the Nun Study (2003)

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The Nun Study is a longitudinal study learning about the relationship between aging and Alzheimer’s disease for 678 Catholic sisters from the School Sisters of Notre Dame congregation. The Nuns participated in discussing risk factors, annual examin ...