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Research Article  |   November 1983
Effect of Occupational Therapy Intervention on Bathing Independence of Disabled Persons
Author Affiliations
  • Laura L. Shillam, OTR, is a senior therapist, University of Washington Hospital, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98195
  • Clara Beeman, M.O.T., is a senior therapist, University of Washington Hospital, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98195
  • Peggy Mellman Loshin, OTR, is an private practice, Seattle, Washington. She was formerly a senior therapist, University of Washington Hospital, Seattle, Washington 98195
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Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Features
Research Article   |   November 1983
Effect of Occupational Therapy Intervention on Bathing Independence of Disabled Persons
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1983, Vol. 37, 744-748. doi:10.5014/ajot.37.11.744
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1983, Vol. 37, 744-748. doi:10.5014/ajot.37.11.744
Abstract

This study was done to demonstrate whether or not occupational therapy intervention increases bathing independence for disabled persons. The bathing section of the Klein-Bell Activities of Daily Living Scale was administered to 19 physically disabled subjects before and after bathing training was completed by occupational therapists. All 19 subjects showed improvement in their ability to bathe themselves.