The efficacy of occupational therapy intervention in gaining independence in activities of daily living: A study with reference to the geriatric homes inmates in Pondicherry
S Sathish Kumar, Dr. Vijay Batra
Old age is the later part of life characterized by deterioration in physical capacities. Occupational Therapy interventions (OT) are essential for maintaining functional abilities and independence as people age. The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of occupational therapy on improving activities of daily living skills in elderly population. Design: It was a quasi-interventional research design. Subjects: A total of 100 subjects participated and were allocated to two groups i.e. occupational therapy treatment (routine home care) group & conventional therapy group with50 subjects in each. Conclusion: Occupational therapy intervention implemented for the geriatrics population has significant and positive effects on the physical and mental health & wellbeing of the elderly population.