Sandra Hobson

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The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the everyday experience of community-dwelling elders, with particular attention to seniors' perceptions of safety, fear of falling, independence, and quality of life. We also aimed to identify contextual factors that influence the health of elders who had fallen and/or had a fear of falling. Data(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the influence of multisensory stimulations in a Snoezelen room on the balance of individuals with dementia. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Canadian long-term care home. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-four residents (average age 86 years), in a long-term care home diagnosed with dementia, were assigned randomly to(More)
BACKGROUND Recent evidence supports the usefulness of occupational therapy models, particularly the Occupational Performance Process, in structuring research evidence to inform practice. PURPOSE In this paper we report the results of our work to identify and summarize quantitative and qualitative research evidence about occupational therapy intervention(More)
PURPOSE Individuals with developmental disabilities have poor eating habits and are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, obesity, and osteoporosis. Needs and preferences for a nutrition education and foods skills program were explored in adults with developmental disabilities, agency managers, and support workers. METHODS Twenty-eight adults with(More)
According to Department of Health figures published in 2008, between 56% and 74% of people would prefer to be cared for and to die at home although at present only 18% of deaths occur in the home, and 17% take place in care homes. According to The Hospital Guide, published by Dr Foster Intelligence in 2009, one in seven hospitals do not provide any(More)
BACKGROUND Mobility scooters can facilitate community participation among individuals with mobility limitations. However, accidents are a serious concern with scooter use. Scooter training has been recommended to improve safety, but there are currently few validated programs available. Therefore, we developed a Systematic, Comprehensive, One-to-One Training(More)