Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
The Influence of Personal and Physical Contexts on OTs’ Intervention Choices When Addressing Contractures
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • West Coast University, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Article Information
Musculoskeletal Impairments / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
The Influence of Personal and Physical Contexts on OTs’ Intervention Choices When Addressing Contractures
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505207. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO8031
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505207. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO8031
Abstract

Date Presented 04/06/19

This quantitative, cross-sectional survey design study conducted with 409 OTs investigated the influence of practice and personal context factors on the choices that OTs make when addressing upper-extremity contractures. In interventions that had a high likelihood of being used, specifically static splinting, stretching, and positioning, there were no practice context barriers found, yet it was with these interventions that there was little belief in their effectiveness.

Primary Author and Speaker: Heather Thomas