ECU faculty guest edit issue of occupational therapy journal

Dr. Jane Painter, professor, and Dr. Sharon Elliott, adjunct faculty, were guest editors and coordinators of the Special Issue on Occupational Therapy Opportunities in Fall Prevention in the March-April American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Other College of Allied Health Sciences faculty and graduate students who assisted include:  Dr. Leonard Trujillo, associate professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy; Dr. Leslie Allison, assistant professor, Department of Physical Therapy; and Dr. Andrada Ivanescu, assistant professor, Department of Biostatistics.

Past graduate occupational therapy students who assisted in data collection for the Fear of Falling article include Puneet Dhingra, MS, OTR/L, Justin Daughtery, MS, OTR/L, and Kira Cogdill, MS, OTR/L.

Published in the issue were:

Peterson, E. W., Finlayson, M., Elliott, S. J., Painter, J. A., & Clemson L. (2012).  Unprecedented Opportunities in Fall Prevention for Occupational Therapy Practitioners.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66, 127-130.

Schepens, S., Sen, A., Painter, J. A., & Murphy, S. L. (2012). Relationship between fall-related efficacy and activity engagement in community-dwelling older adults: A meta-analytic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66, 137–148.

Leland, N. E., Elliott, S. J., O’Malley, L., & Murphy, S. L. (2012). Occupational therapy in fall prevention: Current evidence and future directions. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66, 149–160.

Elliott, S. J., Ivanescu, A., Leland, N. E., Fogo, J., Painter, J. A., & Trujillo, L. G. (2012). Feasibility of interdisciplinary community-based fall risk screening. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66, 161–168.

Painter, J. A., Allison, L., Dhingra, P., Daughtery, J., Cogdill, K., & Trujillo, L. G. (2012). Fear of falling and its relationship with anxiety, depression, and activity engagement among community-dwelling older adults. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66, 169–176.