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Productive Aging: IADLs

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CategorySpecific InterventionStrength of Evidence

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Occupation-Based and Client-CenteredHome-based multicomponent program (including occupational therapy) in adults with differing functional abilitiesStrong Evidence

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Multidisciplinary vision rehabilitation to improve function in older adults with low visionArea for Future Research

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Client-centered occupational therapy program, such as Lifestyle Redesign programArea for Future Research

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Occupation-centered interventions in the home setting for community-dwelling older adultsArea for Future Research

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Functional Activity Interventions Exercise involving functional activities for older adultsArea for Future Research

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Simulated IADL programs for older adultsArea for Future Research

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Performance Skills InterventionsProgressive resistance strength training to improve community mobility and meal preparation Area for Future Research

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Physical activity for improving self-efficacy and increasing satisfaction with physical function and increasing time spent on activities of moderate or greater intensity in older adultsArea for Future Research

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Physical conditioning to improve driving performance for older adultsArea for Future Research

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Long-term physical exercise program to improve community mobilityArea for Future Research

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Physical activity performance to improve IADL performanceArea for Future Research

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Weight training to improve walking performance Area for Future Research

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Cognitive skill training for community-dwelling older adultsArea for Future Research

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Multidisciplinary vision rehabilitation to improve function in older adults with low visionArea for Future Research

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Home Modification and Assistive TechnologyHome modifications to improve IADL performance in older adultsArea for Future Research

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Interventions Supporting Participation in Driving Physical conditioning to improve driving performance for older adultsArea for Future Research

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Short-term classroom and on-road instruction to improve driving knowledgeArea for Future Research

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Visual skills training, community mobility programs, and vehicle adaptations to improve driving performance in older adultsArea for Future Research

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Susan Stark, Washington University School of Medicine, starks@wusm.wustl.edu (R)

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Renne Johnson, Salem State University, rcam623@yahoo.com (I)

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Productive Aging: Falls Prevention and Home Modification

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CategorySpecific InterventionStrength of Evidence

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Multicomponent or Multifactorial InterventionsMulticomponent or multifactorial intervention approach addressing multiple risk factors to reduce fallsStrong Evidence

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Home safety assessment for older adults with visual impairmentArea for Future Research

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Physical Activity InterventionsPhysical activity (regardless of type) to reduce falls and decrease fall riskArea for Future Research

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Strengthening, balance retraining, and a walking plan to reduce falls and injuries for those >80 yearsArea for Future Research

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Home Assessment and Home ModificationHome modification and adaptive equipment provided by occupational therapy practitioners to reduce functional decline and improve safetyStrong Evidence

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Occupational therapy assessment followed by home modifications for those with a history of fallsArea for Future Research

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Home modification for older adults aging with a disability, reduced perceived difficulty with ADLs and IADLsArea for Future Research

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Home safety assessment for older adults with visual impairmentArea for Future Research

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Collaborate on Productive Aging: Falls Prevention and Home Modification Research

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(R= interested in sharing recently completed or ongoing research; I= interested in initiating research; C= interested in sharing clinical data)

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Susan Stark, Washington University School of Medicine, starks@wusm.wustl.edu (R)

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Linda Struckmeyer, University of Florida, lstruckmeyer@phhp.ufl.edu (I)

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Productive Aging: Health Management and Maintenance 

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CategorySpecific InterventionStrength of Evidence

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Client-Centered Occupational Therapy ProgramsClient-centered occupational therapy to improve physical functioning and occupational performance related to health management in frail, older adults and older adults with osteoarthritis and macular degenerationStrong Evidence

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Health Education ProgramsGroup health education programs led by educators and other health professionalsArea for Future Research

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Self-Management ProgramsSelf-management health programs individually tailored in conjunction with health professionalsArea for Future Research

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Peer-led self-management programs that include diagnosis-specific information, medication management, and problem-solving skillsArea for Future Research

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Specific Performance Skill InterventionsCognitive-behavioral intervention for improving adherence to a physical-activity programArea for Future Research

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Cognitive-behavioral intervention for improving sleep of older adult with insomniaArea for Future Research

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Community-based health management program combined with skills training for community-dwelling older adults with severe mental illnessArea for Future Research

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Collaborate on Productive Aging: Health Management and Maintenance

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(R= interested in sharing recently completed or ongoing research; I= interested in initiating research; C= interested in sharing clinical data)

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Susan Stark, Washington University School of Medicine, starks@wusm.wustl.edu (R)

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Jaclyn Schwartz, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, jtarloff@uwm.edu (R)

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Carmen Aguirre, Concordia University, Chicago, crf_aguirrce@cuchicago.edu (I)

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Ellen Klem, klem.ellen@gmail.com (I)

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