University of Florida Department of Occupational Therapy
Chiung-ju Liu's research goal is to identify modifiable factors and to develop effective interventions that will enable older adults to live an independent and healthy life. I have two research foci: preventing late-life disability prevention and promoting health literacy. My research efforts in late-life disability prevention include: 1) identifying the benefit and limitation of muscle strength training on reducing physical functioning in older adults; and 2) developing and testing a therapeutic home-based exercise program to overcome the limitation of muscle strength training. My research efforts in health literacy promotion include examining the effect of 1) increasing text cohesion and 2) using illustrations or multimedia on processing and comprehension of health information for older adults.