Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Edema Education and Management Practice Patterns Among OTs Practicing in Hand Therapy: Survey Research
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Advanced Therapy Specialists, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
Article Information
Evidence-Based Practice / Health and Wellness / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Edema Education and Management Practice Patterns Among OTs Practicing in Hand Therapy: Survey Research
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520409. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3718
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520409. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3718
Abstract

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