University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Research
Research

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

The Living Well with Chronic Conditions Laboratory led by Beth Pyatak explores the impact of chronic conditions such as diabetes and arthritis on health and well-being, particularly among populations which are medically underserved or at elevated risk for poor health and quality of life. Research conducted in this lab focuses on identifying unmet needs among such populations which are potentially amenable to occupational therapy intervention; developing and evaluating intervention approaches to address these needs; and identifying strategies to widely disseminate these interventions to positively impact population health and well-being. A variety of research methodologies are used, including quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.

Funded Projects

Previous Projects

  • Beating the Odds: Facilitating Lifestyle Change in Urban Latino Young Adults with Diabetes (PI: E. Pyatak)
  • Improving Adherence in Type 1 Diabetes by Peer Mentoring: A Feasibility Study (Subcontract PI: E. Pyatak)
  • Helmsley Type 1 Diabetes Transition “Let’s Empower and Prepare” Program (PI: A. Peters)

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