Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Biological, Psychological, and Functional Considerations: Hand Therapists’ Perspectives and Practices Regarding Pain
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • New York University, New York, NY, USA
  • New York University, New York, NY, USA
  • New York University, New York, NY, USA
  • New York University, New York, NY, USA
  • New York University, New York, NY, USA
  • New York University, New York, NY, USA
  • New York University, New York, NY, USA
  • New York University, New York, NY, USA
  • New York University, New York, NY, USA
Article Information
Assessment Development and Testing / Evidence-Based Practice / Hand and Upper Extremity / Education of OTs and OTAs / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Biological, Psychological, and Functional Considerations: Hand Therapists’ Perspectives and Practices Regarding Pain
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505120. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3717
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505120. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3717
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

This ongoing interpretive descriptive study explores hand therapists’ perspectives and practice patterns relative to upper-extremity pain. As per preliminary findings, participants emphasized biological contributions to pain but also acknowledged psychological influences and articulated a functional approach. The findings highlight the need for additional discussion of the value and role of biopsychosocial approaches to pain that extend beyond chronic low-back pain to the upper extremity.

Primary Author and Speaker: Brocha Stern

Additional Authors and Speakers: Jillian Yoo

Contributing Authors: Christina Couto, Hannah Jacobson, Samantha Hou, Allison Brekke, Karén Hinojosa, Armando Flores, Izabella Shimanova