It has been very interesting to watch the results come in on the quick quiz we posted last week regarding treating older adults. THANK YOU for participating! We hope it was fun, and now… we are ready to give you the feedback on this exercise. First, let me state that it was very gratifying to see so many hit it right on the nail on questions 1 and 3. Well done! As for questions 2 and 4 — well… check it out!
A vast majority got this right. But on the next question, the correct answer (that community dwelling older adults who are functioning well are able to walk over 1/4 mile) got only 22.39% of the votes.
As far as question #3, the greater number of you got it right: Speed of movement is the most powerful predictor of functional decline.
And on the question about the ratio between stretching and exercising, less than 1/4 of you nailed it: it’s 60/4!
We hope that this short quiz proved instructive to some degree. The whole practice of geriatric PT is increasingly relevant: As the boomer generation enters an older age bracket, you are likely to end up with more and more older patients in your care. Geriatrics PT is a topic covered in great detail in a passionate and entertaining style by Dale Avers, PT, DPT, Ph.D. and Patrick VanBeveren, PT, DPT, MA, OCS, GCS, CSCS in their EDUCATA course Functional Assessment and Exercise for the Aging Adult. Dr. Avers is a recipient of numerous awards, and a past president of the Geriatrics Section of the APTA, while Dr. VanBeveren is the past president of the NY chapter of the APTA and has also been recognized for his expertise.
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