Frances Oakley

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OBJECTIVE A consensus conference on the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer disease (AD) and related disorders was organized by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, the Alzheimer's Association, and the American Geriatrics Society on January 4 and 5, 1997. The target audience was primary care physicians, and the following questions were(More)
BACKGROUND In a cross-sectional study examining late effects of pediatric sarcoma therapy, long-term survivors were evaluated on their activities of daily living (ADL) performance. PROCEDURE Thirty-two persons with Ewing sarcoma family of tumors, rhabdomyosarcoma, and non-rhabdomysarcoma-soft tissue sarcoma enrolled an average of 17 years after treatment.(More)
The Daily Activities Questionnaire (DAQ) was developed to assess activities of daily living (ADL) independence in people with Alzheimer's disease. After administering it to 276 people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, we examined the quality of the rating scale and its structure using a Rasch measurement approach. Results indicated that the original(More)
The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the usefulness of the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) as an outcome measure of instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) in pharmacologic studies of people with Alzheimer's disease. The AMPS simultaneously measures motor and process skills and their effect on the ability of the person to(More)
OBJECTIVE This article presents the results of a cross-cultural reproducibility and test-retest reliability study of a Brazilian version of the Role Checklist, in a population with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS The English version was translated and culturally adapted into Brazilian Portuguese, then administered twice at a 2-week(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if elderly bereaved depressed subjects display difficulty with activities of daily living (ADL) and if their ADL difficulty improves with psychopharmacologic intervention. METHOD The Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS), an ADL assessment measuring ADL motor and ADL process skills, was administered to a pilot sample of(More)
This study focused on the relative utility of the model of human occupation for occupational therapy assessment of persons having mental disorders. The organizational status of the human system and its relationship to adaptive level of functioning and degree of symptomatology were examined in a sample of 30 adult psychiatric patients. We used a six-test(More)
A review of data on behavior and attitudes towards the aged in a spectrum of preliterate societies indicates that the aged maintain meaningful roles and are not subject to the pervasive discrimination and negative stereotyping existent in America. Sociobiological and psychodynamic theories provide a perspective on and understanding of biologic and(More)
OBJECTIVES This study compares the occupational role profile of a large sample of community-living persons without disabilities with the profile of a population of patients with psychosocial or physical disabilities and suggests areas of occupational therapy intervention. METHODS The Role Checklist was used to compare the roles of 1,020 community-living(More)