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Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285837/the-effect-of-shoulder-position-on-inferior-glenohumeral-mobilization
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Dexter W Witt, Nancy R Talbott
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional clinical measurement study. INTRODUCTION: Inferior mobilizations are used to treat patients with shoulder dysfunctions. Common positions recommended for promoting an inferior glide include: (1) an open-packed position (OPP) in which the shoulder is in 55° of abduction, 30° of horizontal adduction, and no rotation; (2) neutral position (NP) of the shoulder; and (3) position of 90° of shoulder abduction (ABDP). Studies comparing the impact of position on inferior mobilization are lacking...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285836/hand-therapists-report-perceived-differences-in-patient-referrals-from-hand-surgeons-vs-other-referral-sources-a-survey-study
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Kristin Valdes, Mike Szekeres, Joy C MacDermid
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive research. INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE: Survey research was performed to determine if there is a perceived difference in outcomes of patients referred to hand therapy from specialized hand surgeons vs nonspecialized physicians. METHODS: The survey was administered to members of the American Society of Hand Therapists through an electronic mailing. RESULTS: A total of 744 American Society of Hand Therapists members responded to the survey...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279625/upper-limb-functional-capacity-of-working-patients-with-osteoarthritis-of-the-hands-a-cross-sectional-study
#3
Stefaan Vansteenkiste, Michiel F Reneman, Pepijn J M van der Eerden, Remko Soer, Pieter U Dijkstra, Corry K van der Sluis
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional design was used. INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the effects of osteoarthritis of the hands (OAH) on work ability in working patients with OAH. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The study aimed to analyze the differences in upper limb functional capacity (ULFC) between working patients with OAH and healthy workers and to evaluate variables associated with ULFC and with self-reported disability (SRD) in working patients with OAH...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256304/load-distribution-of-the-hand-during-cylinder-grip-analyzed-by-manugraphy
#4
Marion Mühldorfer-Fodor, Steffen Ziegler, Christoph Harms, Julia Neumann, Günther Kundt, Thomas Mittlmeier, Karl Josef Prommersberger
STUDY DESIGN: Clinical measurement and basic research. INTRODUCTION: Manugraphy allows assessing dynamically all forces applied perpendicular to a cylinder surface by the whole contact area of the hand with a high spatial resolution. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To identify the physiological load distribution of the whole contact area of the hand during cylinder grip. METHODS: A sample of 152 healthy volunteers performed grip force tests with 3 cylinder sizes of the Manugraphy system (novel, Munich, Germany) on 3 different days...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256305/the-effects-of-kinesiotape-on-the-treatment-of-lateral-epicondylitis
#5
Hassan Shakeri, Manijeh Soleimanifar, A M Arab, Shirin Hamneshin Behbahani
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. INTRODUCTION: KinesioTape (KT) is a noninvasive method to treat pain and muscular dysfunction. PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of KT with and without tension on pain intensity, pain pressure threshold, grip strength and disability in individuals with lateral epicondylitis, and myofacial trigger points in forearm muscles. METHODS: Thirty women with lateral epicondylitis and myofacial trigger point in forearm muscles were randomly assigned to KT with tension and placebo (KT without tension)...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237075/rasch-analysis-indicates-that-the-simple-shoulder-test-is-robust-but-minor-item-modifications-and-attention-to-gender-differences-should-be-considered
#6
Jayaprakash Raman, Joy C MacDermid, David Walton, George S Athwal
STUDY DESIGN: Repeated cross-sectional study. INTRODUCTION: Multiple studies have evaluated the psychometric properties of the Simple Shoulder Test (SST) through traditional methods supporting it as valid and reliable. Since the evidentiary pool supporting the use of the SST has only partially addressed key measurement properties and the development of SST pre-dates the common use of Rasch model, validation of SST has become a necessity to establish as a reliable and valid PRO for shoulder conditions...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237074/systematic-review-predicting-adverse-psychological-outcomes-after-hand-trauma
#7
Emma Ladds, Nathalie Redgrave, Matthew Hotton, Michael Lamyman
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: After traumatic hand injury, extensive physical and psychological adaptation is required following surgical reconstruction. Recovery from injury can understandably be emotionally challenging, which may result in impaired quality of life and delayed physical recovery. However, the evidence base for identifying high-risk patients is limited. METHODS: A PROSPERO-registered literature search of MEDLINE (1946-present), EMBASE (1980-present), PsychInfo, and CINAHL electronic databases identified 5156 results for studies reporting psychological outcomes after acute hand trauma...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237073/predictors-of-outcomes-after-rotator-cuff-repair-a-meta-analysis
#8
Jayaprakash Raman, David Walton, Joy C MacDermid, George S Athwal
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. INTRODUCTION: Clinical outcomes associated with rotator cuff repair (RCR) are generally favorable, but no study has attempted to establish a set of predictors that affect outcomes. PURPOSE OF STUDY: This study aims to statistically analyze articles and establish a set of predictors that affect outcomes after RCR. METHODS: An electronic literature search of multiple databases was conducted to identify studies that addressed prognosis after RCR...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237072/effect-of-immobilization-of-metacarpophalangeal-joint-in-thumb-carpometacarpal-osteoarthritis-on-pain-and-function-a-quasi-experimental-trial
#9
Raquel Cantero-Téllez, Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Kristin Valdes, Pedro Berjano
STUDY DESIGN: A quasi-experimental trial. INTRODUCTION: Orthoses are effective to decrease pain and improve function in patients with carpometacarpal osteoarthritis (CMC OA). However, current research does not support one design of an orthosis as more effective and/or more favorable than another. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of 2 different static orthosis on pain and functional abilities on CMC OA...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237071/exploring-the-needs-of-certified-hand-therapists-regarding-electronic-applications
#10
Nathan Short, James LaRowe, T'Neill Treherne, Olivia Francis, Christopher Garau, Michael Schutt, Chun Yu Wei
STUDY DESIGN: Survey. INTRODUCTION: App technology may provide a beneficial clinical resource for CHTs. PURPOSE OF STUDY: This descriptive study examined beneficial components for inclusion in a potential app for certified hand therapists to use as a clinical resource based on a nationwide survey. METHODS: Certified hand therapist members of the American Society of Hand Therapists were surveyed to evaluate preferences of content to be included in a potential clinical app...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236565/novel-isometric-exercises-for-the-dynamic-stability-programs-for-thumb-carpal-metacarpal-joint-instability
#11
Lori DeMott
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 21, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236564/electrogoniometer-measurement-and-directional-analysis-of-wrist-angles-and-movements-during-the-sollerman-hand-function-test
#12
Thomas Dauncey, Harvinder P Singh, Joseph J Dias
STUDY DESIGN: Clinical measurement. INTRODUCTION: To investigate the characteristics of wrist motion (area, axis, and location) during activities of daily living (ADL) using electrogoniometry. METHODS: A sample of 83 normal volunteers performed the Sollerman hand function test (SHFT) with a flexible biaxial electrogoniometer applied to their wrists. This technique is accurate and reliable and has been used before for assessment of wrist circumduction in normal volunteers...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236563/a-clinical-trial-of-tension-and-compression-orthoses-for-dupuytren-contractures
#13
Annelien Brauns, Maarten Van Nuffel, Luc De Smet, Ilse Degreef
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial on 2 patient groups with Dupuytren's disease. INTRODUCTION: Despite an unpredictable outcome, surgery remains an important treatment for Dupuytren's disease. Orthotic devices are a controversial noninvasive treatment method to influence the myofibroblasts in the nodules. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To detect how much improvement 2 types of orthotic device (tension and compression) as only treatment intervention can provide on a Dupuytren's contracture...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236562/hand-rest-and-wrist-support-are-effective-in-preventing-fatigue-during-prolonged-typing
#14
Bianca Callegari, Marília Maniglia de Resende, Manoel da Silva Filho
STUDY DESIGN: Case series (longitudinal). INTRODUCTION: Only few reports concerning the efficacy of commonly used strategies for preventing upper limb occupational disorders associated with prolonged typing exist. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: We aimed to investigate whether the duration of typing and the use of 2 strategies (hand rest and wrist support) changes muscle physiological response and therefore the electromyography records. METHODS: We enrolled 25 volunteers, who were unfamiliar with the task and did not have musculoskeletal disorders...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236561/normative-data-on-functional-grip-strength-of-elderly-in-singapore
#15
Ita Suzana Mat Jais, Kai Li Chan, Mun Kitt Austin Loke, Saleem Abdul Rahim, Shian Chao Tay
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study for clinical measurement. INTRODUCTION: Most daily tasks require individuals to exert grip strength with torque, which can be challenging for elderly as their strength diminishes with age. We postulate that to assess the functional capacity of an individual, it is important to evaluate the functional grip strength instead of the maximal static grip strength. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The objective of this cross-sectional study is to establish normative data for the functional grip strength of elderly aged 60 years and older in the Singapore population...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233620/overall-health-status-in-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-case-control-study
#16
Tomasz Wolny, Pawel Linek, Edward Saulicz
STUDY DESIGN: A case-control study. INTRODUCTION: There are no reports in the literature that evaluate the overall health status (OHS) of patients with mild to moderate forms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) using 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36). PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To assess OHS in patients with mild to moderate CTS, in comparison with healthy subjects. METHODS: The study involved 273 healthy people and 140 people diagnosed with CTS...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228346/functional-range-of-motion-of-the-hand-joints-in-activities-of-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health
#17
Verónica Gracia-Ibáñez, Margarita Vergara, Joaquín L Sancho-Bru, Marta C Mora, Catalina Piqueras
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional research design. INTRODUCTION: Active range of motion (AROM) is used as indicator of hand function. However, functional range of motion (FROM) data are limited, and fail to represent activities of daily living (ADL). PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To estimate dominant hand FROM in flexion, abduction and palmar arching in people under 50 years of age performing ADL. METHODS: AROMs and hand postures in 24 representative ADL of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) were recorded in 12 men and 12 women...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153395/response-to-comment-on-patient-reported-outcomes-following-open-carpal-tunnel-release-using-a-standard-protocol-with-one-hand-therapy-visit
#18
LETTER
Deborah C Bohn, Erin M Mack
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 30, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034489/health-promotion-wellness-and-prevention-in-hand-therapy-a%C3%A2-survey-study
#19
Ann M Lucado, David W Taylor, Deborah M Wendland, Brian Connors
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. INTRODUCTION: Noncommunicable diseases including diabetes and cardiovascular disease are associated with increased complications and cost of health care. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: To describe beliefs and extent to which hand therapists include health promotion, wellness, and prevention (HPWP) in practice and to elucidate barriers to the incorporation of HPWP. METHODS: A 38-question survey evaluating hand therapists' beliefs, practice of HPWP, and barriers was sent to American Society of Hand Therapists members...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317656/the-sensory-function-of-the-uninjured-nerve-in-patients-after-median-and-ulnar-nerve-injury
#20
Marcin Ceynowa, Rafał Pankowski, Marek Rocławski, Tomasz Mazurek
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. INTRODUCTION: Some patients after median or ulnar nerve injury report a diminished sensibility in the fingers that are supplied by the uninjured nerve. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the function of the uninjured nerve in patients after peripheral nerve injury to assess the presence and degree of its functional impairment. METHODS: There were 28 patients with median and 29 patients with ulnar nerve injury examined for sensory disturbances in the injured and uninjured nerves, using several tests assessing touch, temperature, and vibration sensibility...
January 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
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