Poster Session  |   July 2015
Differences in the Hand Force Requirements of Women With Hand Arthritis When Opening Jars With and Without Joint Protection Strategies
Author Affiliations
  • University of Minnesota
Article Information
Arthritis / Musculoskeletal Impairments / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   July 2015
Differences in the Hand Force Requirements of Women With Hand Arthritis When Opening Jars With and Without Joint Protection Strategies
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911515057p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO1108
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911515057p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO1108
Abstract

Date Presented 4/16/2015

Joint protection for hand osteoarthritis (OA) relies on theory but not empirical evidence. This study focuses on how hand positioning and nonskid materials influence forces, pain, and perceived effort during jar opening. New data challenge the belief that nonskid materials alone reduce hand forces.