Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Hand Function, Participation and Quality of Life (QOL) Among People With Hand Conditions
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Hadassah and Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Hadassah and Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel
  • Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Hadassah and Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Article Information
Hand and Upper Extremity / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Hand Function, Participation and Quality of Life (QOL) Among People With Hand Conditions
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500026. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4727
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500026. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4727
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

The goal of the study was to examine the implications of a variety of hand-related diagnoses using the broad prospective of the International Classification of Functioning. The hand-condition group reported significantly (p < .05) lower perceived QOL, higher levels of disability, and reduced hand strength and dexterity in comparison to a healthy control group. Personal factors, hand function, and pain explained 29% of the variance in QOL. The results support the application of a broader biopsychosocial approach in hand-therapy practice.

Primary Author and Speaker: Danit Langer

Contributing Authors: Avigayil Horwitz, Hanna Melchior, Adina Maeir