Elizabeth Stringer, OTD, OTR/L, Martin Rice, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Perception and Experience Level in Assessing a Pivot Transfer. Am J Occup Ther 2015;69(Supplement_1):6911515163p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO4097.
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Date Presented 4/17/2015
This study explored therapists’ experience and accuracy in rating assistance levels in pivot transfers. Results indicate that accuracy in rating transfers was poor regardless of experience and that the patient’s ground reaction forces (GRFs) were a better predictor than the therapist’s GRFs for rating patient effort during the transfer.
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