Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Outcomes for Disability, Pain, and Health Following Surgical Intervention for Peripheral Nerve Disorders: Implications for the OT
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
Article Information
Health and Wellness / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Outcomes for Disability, Pain, and Health Following Surgical Intervention for Peripheral Nerve Disorders: Implications for the OT
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520427. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8726
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520427. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8726
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

Upper-extremity peripheral nerve disorders increase disability and cause emotional stress. Many patients with peripheral nerve disorders undergo surgical intervention, and this research tracks trajectories of disability, pain, and health postoperation (PO). Results show worsening symptoms PO, return to baseline, and finally improvement at 12 weeks. The decline PO endorses early referral to OTs for pain management education as well as activity modifications to decrease experienced disability.

Primary Author and Speaker: Melanie Hubbuck

Contributing Authors: Rose McAndrew, Vicki Kaskutas