Update on productive aging in the american journal of occupational therapy 2011

Mariana D'Amico

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A review of the productive aging articles published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy during 2011 was conducted and discussed in light of meeting the Centennial Vision charge of supporting practice through evidence. Twelve articles that specifically addressed productive aging were published in AJOT in 2011. The review of these 12 articles found seven Level I studies. Six of the articles were systematic reviews identifying effective interventions for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and their caregivers, and 1 was a randomized controlled trial of fall prevention in community-dwelling older adults. Five were basic research studies. Two of the 5 studies researched professional issues, and 3 addressed client-based issues. The quantity of productive aging research published in 2011 was consistent with the quantity reported in 2009 and 2010. More studies building the body of evidence about the effectiveness of occupational therapy with older adults are needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e61-e72
JournalAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Aging
  • Geriatrics
  • Occupational therapy
  • Research
  • Review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Occupational Therapy


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