Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Department or Program
Department or Program Chair
Ruth Ramsey, EdD, OTR/L
Kitsum Li, OTD, OTR/L
It is estimated that by 2020 older adults will makeup one fifth of California's population. Many of these older adults are living in the community and are maintaining their independence. In order to help the older adults to maintain their independence, occupational therapists are turning to the newly emerged wellness promotion model to guide their practice. The wellness promotion model is a holistic model that addresses six domains of wellness (intellectual, spiritual, physical, social, emotional, and vocational). One of the concerns in using this model to guide the emerging practice area in occupational therapy is that there is little information on health and wellness assessments. The purpose of this project was to create an inventory of evidence-based Health and Wellness Assessments for use with the community-dwelling older adult population.
Brent, Elliott David and Carlson, Matthew Jordan, "An Inventory of Evidence-Based Health and Wellness Assessments for Community-Dwelling Older Adults" (2014). Graduate Master's Theses, Capstones, and Culminating Projects. 1.