Poster Session  |   August 2016
Comparison of Hand Range of Motion During the Use of Normal and Adaptive (Built-Up) Silverware
Author Affiliations
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Article Information
Arthritis / Hand and Upper Extremity / Musculoskeletal Impairments / Neurologic Conditions / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 2016
Comparison of Hand Range of Motion During the Use of Normal and Adaptive (Built-Up) Silverware
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011500081p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO7101
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011500081p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO7101
Abstract

Date Presented 4/9/2016

The objective of this study was to establish the normal range of motion (ROM) of a healthy hand using built-up spoons with electrogoniometry. Statistical analysis of the data found significant differences in ROM between joints and spoon size and confirmed the hypothesis that less ROM is required to grip the utensils.

Primary Author and Speaker: Susan McDonald

Additional Author and Speaker: David Levine

Contributing Author: Lauren Aguilar