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Health Coaching Interventions for the Older Adult With Chronic Disease

presented by Karen Mueller, PhD, DPT, PT, NBC-HWC

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Financial: Karen Mueller receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Karen Mueller has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 62 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 29 Minutes

Chronic, lifestyle-related disease is an epidemic in the US. Adults 65 and over are disproportionally affected, with 85% living with multiple conditions. Health coaching has significant evidence supporting its value in chronic disease management. This course will enable physical therapists and occupational therapists to apply evidence-based coaching strategies, especially the emerging strategy of capacity coaching, to improve the quality of life in older persons living with multiple conditions.

Meet Your Instructor

Karen Mueller, PhD, DPT, PT, NBC-HWC

Karen Mueller, PhD, DPT, PT, NBC-HWC, is a clinical professor and professor emerita in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. She also holds certifications as a Professional Health and Well-Being Coach (Wellcoaches) and a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach. As a physical therapist for 44…

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1. An Overview of Chronic Illness in Older Persons: Incidence and Contextual Influences

This chapter will explore the scope of chronic disease using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and social determinants of health to identify and manage the contextual factors increasing the burden of illness in older adults.

2. Integration of Coaching Principles

This chapter will explore key applications of Self-Determination Theory, the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change, and motivational interviewing to support quality of life in older adults with chronic illness.

3. Capacity Coaching for Persons With Multiple/Chronic Conditions

This chapter will utilize a case study for the exploration and application of capacity coaching, an emerging strategy for reducing the challenges of chronic illness and treatment.

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