Mariya Avinash John, Dr. Arunkumar. M, Niranjen. S
Vol. 15, Jan-Jun 2023
The main purpose of this study is to determine the effect of Cognitive orientation to activity living of daily occupation Performance (CO-OP) to improve IADL skills among Geriatric patients with dementia. The study was done using a quasi experimental design and convenient sampling technique was adapted to select the patient with dementia at a mild level in the age group of 60 to 70 years. Totally thirty patients were selected and divided into 15 in the control group and 15 in the experimental group. The experimental group underwent cognitive orientation to daily occupational performance (CO-OP) to improve IADL skills and the control group underwent conventional occupational therapy to improve handwriting. Total intervention is given for 3 months consisting of 30minutes sessions for each 30 sessions, weekly 3 days. To measure IADL for old age people with dementia, Lawton Brody IADL scale has been used. The statistical analysis showed significant changes in the experimental group after CO-OP intervention. Analysis revealed that, Occupational Therapist can provide CO-OP-based activities for the geriatric condition with dementia during the instruction and treatment of IADL, which helps to conduct better results of IADL.