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This program adds a new component to the Les Turner ALS Foundation’s already established online educational programs. The foundation had a program for people living with ALS but did not have a program for caregivers prior to this project.
A needs assessment was completed to determine caregiver needs and materials for caregivers were developed based on the needs found. The materials developed were implemented with ten caregivers to determine effectiveness and outcomes before launching the program to the general public.
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
ALS, Caregiver, Occupation, Program, Needs Assessment
Medical Subject Headings
Caregivers, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Occupations, Occupational Therapy, Needs Assessment
Hall, K., Carey, H., Webb, L., & Griggs-Stapleton, L. (2022, April 8). Addressing ALS Caregiver Needs: An Occupation-Based Caregiver Education Program. Poster presented at the Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, University of St Augustine for Health Sciences. Retrieved from https://soar.usa.edu/otdcapstones-spring2022/5