Cory W. McGee, OTR/L, CHT; Differences in the Hand Force Requirements of Women With Hand Arthritis When Opening Jars With and Without Joint Protection Strategies. Am J Occup Ther 2015;69(Supplement_1):6911515057p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO1108.
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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.
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