Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Effectiveness of Adaptive Silverware on Active Range of Motion (ROM) in Individuals With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, USA
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, USA
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, USA
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, USA
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, USA
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, USA
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, USA
  • Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, TN, USA
Article Information
Arthritis / Musculoskeletal Impairments / Rheumatoid Arthritis / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Effectiveness of Adaptive Silverware on Active Range of Motion (ROM) in Individuals With Rheumatoid Arthritis
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520470. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2714
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520470. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2714
Abstract

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