Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
The Impact of Functional Tasks: Analyzing Adults’ Sitting-Interface Pressures in Manual Wheelchairs
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, USA
  • Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, USA
  • Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, USA
  • Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, USA
  • Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, USA
Article Information
Evidence-Based Practice / Education of OTs and OTAs / Home Accessibility/Environmental Modification / Neurologic Conditions / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Spinal Cord Injury / Wound Management / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
The Impact of Functional Tasks: Analyzing Adults’ Sitting-Interface Pressures in Manual Wheelchairs
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505227. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8718
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505227. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8718
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

Occupational contexts are sparse in studies examining sitting-interface pressures of wheelchair users. This study evaluated 48 adults’ peak and average pressures in a manual wheelchair while they completed four functional tasks in a kitchen environment based on random assignment. Statistically significant differences occurred in the tasks with different reaching patterns. The findings inform practitioners when appraising the occupational influences on sitting-interface pressures for wheelchair users.

Primary Author and Speaker: Leslie Jackson

Additional Authors and Speakers: Allie Custer, Marissa Imondi, Anita Kolodich, Megan McMaster