Brocha Stern, Jillian Yoo, Christina Couto, Hannah Jacobson, Samantha Hou, Allison Brekke, Karén Hinojosa, Armando Flores, Izabella Shimanova; Biological, Psychological, and Functional Considerations: Hand Therapists’ Perspectives and Practices Regarding Pain. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411505141. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3717
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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
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