The long-term goal of this project is to advance best practices in occupational therapy (OT) to manage fall risk factors and reduce fall rates in older adults with stroke. To address this long-term goal, this team previously developed and pilot-tested a therapeutic yoga intervention to improve balance, balance self-efficacy, and fear of falling and a group OT intervention to improve the management of fall risk factors and fear of falling. The success of both prior studies supports Merging Yoga and group OT to improve balance, balance self-efficacy, and fall risk factor management. The objectives of this feasibility study are to 1) further develop, standardize, and manualize the MY-OT intervention and 2) assess change in balance, balance self-efficacy, and fall risk factor management.
8 week intervention of yoga plus occupational therapy. The objectives of this feasibility study are to 1) further develop, standardize, and manualize the MY-OT intervention and 2) assess change in balance, balance self-efficacy, and fall risk factor management.
- Yoga and occupational therapy Other
Intervention Desc: group OT addressed fall risk factors, such as risk factors inside and outside and how to best manage them. yoga was delivered in sitting, standing, and floor postures ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: Yoga and occupational therapy Description: twice a week for 8 weeks. one hour of group occupational therapy for fall risk factor management and one hour of yoga for balance
- Masking: Open Label
- Purpose: Treatment
- Endpoint: Safety/Efficacy Study
- Intervention: Single Group Assignment
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Change in balance using Berg Balance Scale||8 weeks||No|
|Secondary||Change in balance confidence using Activities Balance Confidence Scale||8 weeks||No|
|Secondary||Change in falls management behaviors using the Falls Management Behavior Questionnaire||8 weeks||No|