Dawn Christman, BS, Martin S. Rice, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Richelle Gray, BS, CTRS; Investigating the Effect of Caregiver Height and Body Mass Index When Completing a Pivot Transfer. Am J Occup Ther 2015;69(Supplement_1):6911515164p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO4098.
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Date Presented 4/17/2015
This study investigates the forces required when transferring a patient using different caregiver physical heights and body mass indexes (BMI) combined with different patient heights and BMIs. Results may lead to better clinical reasoning when handling patients.
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