Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2019
Published Online: August 01, 2019
Updated: April 30, 2020
Differential Effects of Work-Related Task Training on Upper-Extremity Health in OT and Dental Hygiene Students
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Article Information
Hand and Upper Extremity / Health and Wellness / Education of OTs and OTAs / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Differential Effects of Work-Related Task Training on Upper-Extremity Health in OT and Dental Hygiene Students
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505128. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4004
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505128. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4004
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

A longitudinal multicohort study was conducted to evaluate the impact of task training on upper-extremity musculoskeletal discomfort in health professional students. Differential effects on pain and grip strength were noted in dental hygiene students as compared to OT students. This study validates that repetitive task training has a negative impact on health and illuminates a need for development and implementation of preventive interventions for dental hygiene students.

Primary Author and Speaker: Shawn Roll

Contributing Authors: Naoko Kono, Jane Forrest, Wendy Mack