A recent book by USC Occupational Therapy faculty members has been ranked among the top 250 health publications for 1999, according to Doody Publishing and Review Service.
Lifestyle Redesign: Implementing the Well Elderly Study, by Deborah Mandel, Laurie Nelson, Jeanne Jackson, Ruth Zemke and Florence Clark, is one of only three books in the occupational therapy profession to receive this honor in 1999, and one of 16 occupational therapy publications to receive such an honor since this annual listing was established in 1993.
The book profiles the therapeutic interventions used in USC’s ground-breaking 1997 Well Elderly Research Project, which received international attention as the first occupational therapy study to be published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It was also the first to demonstrate that occupational therapy can slow age-related health declines and in some instances improve health and well-being among senior citizens.
Doody praised the book’s “succinct yet rich elaboration on the theory and techniques of lifestyle redesign that can be used in research, instruction and study of occupation based practice.”