Victoria Priganc, Jacqueline Walter, Sandra Sublett; Edema Education and Management Practice Patterns Among OTs Practicing in Hand Therapy: Survey Research. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411520474. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3718
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Date Presented 03/26/20
The lymphatics’ role in edema has been reported. It is unclear how this evidence translates into hand-therapy practice. Survey research explored edema education and management. Frequencies were examined using ChiSquare and Fisher’s Exact tests. Most OTs received edema education outside of academic programs, through on-the-job training, or through continuing education. OT educators can support bringing this knowledge into academic programs to help bridge science and clinical practice.
Primary Author and Speaker: Victoria Priganc
Additional Authors and Speakers: Jacqueline Walter, Sandra Sublett
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