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Sleep disorders are the second most frequent complaint, after pain, in individuals with chronic illness; the healthcare field is considering this an epidemic. Research suggests there is an insufficient amount of awareness and education regarding treating sleep dysfunction among occupational therapy students and practitioners. The purpose of this capstone project was to create an OT education course for OT students and practitioners to utilize when addressing sleep dysfunction with their clients and caregivers. Results of my course support the capstone problem statement; that there is an insufficient amount of awareness and education regarding the treatment and management of sleep dysfunction among occupational therapy students and practitioners.
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Occupational Therapy, Sleep, Students, Non-pharmacological, Sleep Dysfunction
Medical Subject Headings
Occupational Therapy, Sleep, Students, Sleep Wake Disorders, Education--Professional
Occupational Therapy | Sleep Medicine
Shank, H., Smith, M., & Frank, E. (2022, April 12). Occupational Therapy for Sleep Dysfunction: An Education Course for Students and Occupational Therapy Practitioners. Poster presented at the Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, University of St Augustine for Health Sciences. Retrieved from https://soar.usa.edu/otdcapstones-spring2022/52