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Research Article  |   October 1985
Patient Education Techniques Used at Burn Centers
Author Affiliations
  • Susan Heling Kaplan, MHS, OTR, is an Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, Florida International University, Miami, FL. She is also a doctoral student in educational research at the University of Miami
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Health and Wellness / Wound Management / Features
Research Article   |   October 1985
Patient Education Techniques Used at Burn Centers
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1985, Vol. 39, 655-658. doi:10.5014/ajot.39.10.655
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1985, Vol. 39, 655-658. doi:10.5014/ajot.39.10.655
Abstract

Occupational therapists working in facilities with burn units were surveyed to obtain information on their use of education programs with burn patients. Respondents indicated that verbal instruction and written materials that focus on exercise, splint wearing, skin care, and scarring were used most often with patients and families. Almost all 75 respondents indicated that they felt responsible for providing this information to burn patients, and many replied that their patient education programs were generally effective, as determined by patient cooperation and participation in the rehabilitation process.