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Occupational Therapist

Geriatrics 239
Evaluation of Dyspnea in the Elderly


  • Outline and describe 5 mechanisms of dyspnea including; sensory receptors, afferent impulses, integration and processing within the central nervous system, psychological factors and neuromodulation
  • Analyze 4 unique descriptors of dyspnea in the elderly including prevalence, impact, respiratory sensation and dyspnea during exercise
  • Describe a comprehensive approach for assessment of the elderly individual with dyspnea
  • List and describe 5 strategies used to relieve dyspnea
  • Describe the role of acupuncture as an emerging treatment for dyspnea

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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