Susan McDonald, David Levine, Hensley Barnes, Anna Cornett, Kathleen Craig, Sally Langager, Lauren Yeager, Michael Britt; Effectiveness of Adaptive Silverware on Active Range of Motion (ROM) in Individuals With Rheumatoid Arthritis. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411520470. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2714
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Date Presented 03/26/20
The purpose of this study was to quantify active ROM required for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis using built-up spoons with electrogoniometry. Statistical analysis provided quantitative evidence supporting our hypothesis that using a built-up handle requires less active ROM for grasp. Clinical implications suggest that built-up handles may be used for other conditions with limited hand and wrist ROM, not just RA, increasing participation and independence in daily activities.
Primary Author and Speaker: Susan McDonald
Additional Authors and Speakers: David Levine, Hensley Barnes, Anna Cornett, Kathleen Craig, Sally Langager
Contributing Authors: Lauren Yeager, Michael Britt
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