Poster Session  |   July 2017
The Effectiveness of Hand Exercise and Thermal Modalities Agents in Managing Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis in Hands: Randomized Controlled Study
Author Affiliations
  • American International College
  • Worcester Public Schools
  • King Saud University
Article Information
Arthritis / Hand and Upper Extremity / Musculoskeletal Impairments / Physical Agent Modalities / Rheumatoid Arthritis / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   July 2017
The Effectiveness of Hand Exercise and Thermal Modalities Agents in Managing Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis in Hands: Randomized Controlled Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111520286p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO4025
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111520286p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO4025
Abstract

Date Presented 3/31/2017

This pretest–posttest RCT investigated the efficacy of exercise and thermal modalities (paraffin wax, hydrotherapy) in managing osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in hands. Little statistical data to support use of these modalities in arthritic hands exist. Significant scores indicating effectiveness of intervention methods were found.

Primary Author and Speaker: Said Nafai

Additional Authors and Speakers: Elizabeth Stevens-Nafai, Hashem Salman