Danit Langer, Avigayil Horwitz, Hanna Melchior, Adina Maeir; Hand Function, Participation and Quality of Life (QOL) Among People With Hand Conditions. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411500036. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4727
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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
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