I will continue to build knowledge of time use, participation in everyday activities, and interventions that can increase the quality of life of people with chronic conditions. I am investigating interventions that aim to increase participation through the use of self-management techniques and compensatory approaches, such as time use and social and environmental supports, including technology, both low and high-tech.
- PhD, Education, Colorado State University
- MS, Occupational Therapy , Colorado State University
- BS, Occupational Therapy , Pacific University
My graduate work addressed basic clinical constructs such as home safety and independence with people in an inpatient psychiatric setting and older adults. I have extensively used the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills Assessment, an observational assessment of instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) and leisure activities, that through the use of Rasch measurement, can create equal interval measures of people’s motor and process IADL ability. I have also completed several studies using the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure to understand people’s subjective understanding of their performance of everyday activities. I have tied IADL ability and perceptions of ability to engage in desired daily activities with time use and quality of life for persons with chronic conditions such as people with Parkinson’s disease.