Implementing 3-Step Workout for Life to Improve ADL Outcomes in Home Health

Principal Investigator

Chiung-ju (CJ) Liu
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Chiung-ju (CJ) Liu PhD, OTR/L, FGSA

Associate Professor

Co-Investigators

Consuelo M Kreider
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Consuelo M Kreider PhD, OTR/L

Clinical Assistant Professor
Santanu K Datta
Department: HP-HEALTH SERVICES ADMIN

Santanu K Datta

ASO PROF

Project Personnel

Graduate Research Assistant

Department: HP-REHAB SCI DOCTORAL PROGRAM

Yun Chan C Shin

GRADUATE AST-G

Research Assistant

Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Kellen B Breton

OPS-Spons Prjs Non-Clerical

Funding Source

Synopsis

The 3-Step Workout for Life was developed to translate improved muscle strength into greater functional gains. The objective of this project is to adapt and augment the 3-Step Workout for Life into an easily deliverable intervention program for home health agencies. Through continual collaborations between project managers, recruited therapists, and fellow agency stakeholders, a series of learning cycles will transpire, further refining the implementation process. This project ultimately aims to promote the independence of older adults in homes and communities by bettering occupational therapists’ ability to implement cost-effective, evidence-based interventions alongside collaborating physical therapists. With recent Medicare payment reforms placing an emphasis on value-based care, the need for utilizing evidence-based practices to optimize patient functional recovery has risen to unprecedented levels.