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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689182/occupational-therapy-for-nonoperative-four-part-proximal-humerus-fracture-a-case-report
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William P Finley, Steve Van Lew
OBJECTIVE: Proximal humerus fractures are highly traumatic and debilitating. Surgical fixation may be contraindicated in older clients, thus requiring a systematic rehabilitation protocol. These clients may suffer loss of independence and require long-term assistance if not treated properly. METHOD: In this case report, we describe the occupation-based conservative rehabilitation of a retired male client after a four-part proximal humerus fracture. Outcome measurements used were the QuickDASH, the Numeric Rating Scale for Pain, goniometric measurements, and manual muscle testing...
May 2018: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689175/older-manufacturing-workers-and-adaptation-to-age-related-changes
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Martha J Sanders
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to understand the age-related changes, adaptations, and contexts that support older workers in the manufacturing sector. METHOD: In a multiple-case study, 10 older workers from two manufacturing companies completed the Job Content Questionnaire, Health and Productivity Questionnaire, and semistructured interviews and underwent task observations for 8 hr over 4 mo. RESULTS: Age-related changes affecting job tasks included near vision, upper extremity strength, grip strength, joint stiffness, and endurance...
May 2018: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29688085/music-therapy-applied-to-complex-blast-injury-in-interdisciplinary-care-a-case-report
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Rebecca Vaudreuil, Luis Avila, Joke Bradt, Paul Pasquina
PURPOSE: Music therapy has a long history of treating the physiological, psychological, and neurological injuries of war. Recently, there has been an increase in the use of music therapy and other creative arts therapies in the care of combat injured service members returning to the United States from Iraq and Afghanistan, especially those with complex blast-related injuries. This case report describes the role of music therapy in the interdisciplinary rehabilitation of a severely injured service member...
April 24, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655955/employment-and-paid-work-among-participants-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-diacetylmorphine-and-hydromorphone
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Mohammadali Nikoo, Marc Vogel, Fiona Choi, Michael J Song, Jensen Burghardt, Zafar Zafari, Katarina Tabi, Anastasia Frank, Skye Barbic, Christian Schütz, Kerry Jang, Michael Krausz
BACKGROUND: Employment is one of the less studied but a significant outcome of medication-assisted treatment. Thus, we aimed to explore employment outcomes of medication-assisted treatment with hydromorphone (HDM) or diacetylmorphine (DAM). The secondary aim was to estimate characteristics of this population as well as treatment-related factors associated with these outcomes. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of a randomized, double blind controlled trial. A total of 102 and 100 participants were randomized to receive injectable DAM or HDM for 6 months respectively...
April 12, 2018: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619890/evolution-of-upper-limb-kinematics-four-years-after-subacute-robot-assisted-rehabilitation-in-stroke-patients
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Ophélie Pila, Christophe Duret, Jean-Michel Gracies, Gerard E Francisco, Nicolas Bayle, Émilie Hutin
PURPOSE: To assess functional status and robot-based kinematic measures four years after subacute robot-assisted rehabilitation in hemiparesis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-two patients with stroke-induced hemiparesis participated in a ≥3-month upper limb combined program of robot-assisted and occupational therapy from two months post-stroke, and received community-based therapy after discharge. Four years later, nineteen (86%) participated in this long-term follow-up study...
April 5, 2018: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575485/impact-of-a-fatigue-management-in-work-programme-on-meeting-work-demands-of-individuals-with-rheumatic-diseases-a-pilot-study
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Róisín C McCormack, Finbar O'Shea, Michele Doran, Deirdre Connolly
INTRODUCTION: Work disability and job loss are serious consequences of rheumatic diseases (RDs), and fatigue is a symptom of RDs commonly reported to have an impact on work performance. A FAtigue ManagEment in Work (FAME-W) programme was developed to facilitate the self-management of fatigue in work. The present pilot study explored if FAME-W could facilitate individuals with RDs to manage fatigue in work and improve their ability to meet work demands. METHODS: Twenty-seven individuals with a variety of rheumatic diagnoses completed a 4-week, 2-h occupational therapy-led self-management programme...
March 25, 2018: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545709/the-impact-of-group-occupational-therapy-using-a-cueing-system-on-executive-function-of-preschool-aged-children-with-brain-lesions
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Sang-Min Seo
[Purpose] This study investigates the effects of group occupational therapy using a cueing system on the executive function of preschool-aged children with brain lesions. [Subjects and Methods] Six preschool-aged children with brain lesions participated in this study. A 24-session occupational therapy program (1 session/week, 50 minutes/session) designed based on a cueing system was administered to examine the changes in the participants' executive function. The behavior rating inventory of executive function-preschool (BRIEF-P) was used to check the magnitude of improvement of executive functions after therapy...
February 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29516554/cultural-competence-in-healthcare-in-the-community-a-concept-analysis
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Saras Henderson, Maria Horne, Ruth Hills, Elizabeth Kendall
This study aims to conduct a concept analysis on cultural competence in community healthcare. Clarification of the concept of cultural competence is needed to enable clarity in the definition and operation, research and theory development to assist healthcare providers to better understand this evolving concept. Rodgers' evolutionary concept analysis method was used to clarify the concept's context, surrogate terms, antecedents, attributes and consequences and to determine implications for further research...
March 7, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501256/-computer-assisted-therapy-and-video-games-in-psychosocial-rehabilitation-for-schizophrenia-patients
#9
G Brun, H Verdoux, G Couhet, C Quiles
OBJECTIVES: Video games and virtual reality have recently become used by clinicians for training or information media or as therapeutic tools. The purpose is to review the use of these technologies for therapy destined for schizophrenia patients. METHODS: We conducted a review in October 2016 using Pubmed, Scopus and PsychInfo using the following Medical Subject Headings (MESH): "video games", "virtual reality" and "therapy, computer-assisted/methods", each associated with "schizophrenia"...
February 28, 2018: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29479850/radiation-exposure-to-sonographers-from-nuclear-medicine-patients-a-review
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REVIEW
Victoria Jean Earl, Mohamed Khaldoun Badawy
Following nuclear medicine scans a patient can be a source of radiation exposure to the hospital staff, including sonographers. Sonographers are not routinely monitored for occupational radiation exposure as they do not commonly interact with radioactive patients or other sources of ionizing radiation. This review aims to find evidence relating to the risk and amount of radiation the sonographer is exposed to from nuclear medicine patients. It is established in the literature that the radiation exposure to the sonographer following diagnostic nuclear medicine studies is low and consequently the risk is not significant...
February 25, 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468104/cerebellar-stroke-occupational-therapy-and-physical-therapy-management-from-intensive-care-unit-to-outpatient-a-case-report
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Christopher M Wilson, Christina L Mitchell, Katherine M Hebert
Cerebellar stroke increases the risk of extensive physical disability and long-term institutionalization. The purpose of this case report is to describe the 14-month longitudinal rehabilitation management and outcomes from the intensive care unit, inpatient rehabilitation unit and outpatient care of a patient after cerebellar stroke. A goal of this case report is to provide rehabilitation clinicians with a long-term perspective and understanding of the course of recovery for a patient after cerebellar cerebrovascular accident or related injury...
December 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460955/a-pilot-study-can-the-ufov-assessment-be-used-as-a-repeated-measure-to-determine-timing-of-on-road-assessment-in-stroke
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Annabel McNamara, Christopher John Barr, Malcolm J Bond, Stacey George
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Useful Field of View scores are predictive of on-road performance post-stroke. No objective data exist to determine if the Useful Field of View (UFOV) assessment can be used as a repeated measure in the post-stroke population to determine timing of occupational therapy on-road assessment as recovery occurs. The aims of this study were to determine whether there is a practice effect if the UFOV is administered at one, two and three months' post-stroke and to assess optimal time post-stroke to refer to an on-road assessment...
February 20, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439340/implementation-of-an-occupational-therapy-program-for-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-in-france-patients-and-caregivers-perspectives
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Aline Corvol, Alix Netter, Arnaud Campeon, Dominique Somme
BACKGROUND: The French National Alzheimer Plan 2008-2012 created specialized Alzheimer teams, which provide up to 15 sessions of cognitive rehabilitation in the patient's home for 3 months. Sessions are conducted by an occupational therapist and a gerontological nursing assistant. OBJECTIVES: As the patient's experience is one determinant of successful implementation, we explored the usefulness of these teams as viewed by the patient and his or her main caregiver...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435845/occupational-therapy-for-the-head-and-neck-cancer-patient
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Priscilla Park, Mahjabeen Hashmi
Occupational therapy is a health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. A diagnosis of head and neck cancer (HNC) often invokes fear and anxiety because of the potential negative impact of the diagnosis and/or treatment on lifestyle and well-being. Occupational therapists perform a unique and important role in addressing quality of life concerns for HNC patients through applied expertise in lifestyle management, facilitating the use of positive coping strategies and daily routine management...
2018: Cancer Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423259/comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-pilot-of-a-randomized-control-study-in-a-swedish-acute-hospital-a-feasibility-study
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Theresa Westgård, Isabelle Ottenvall Hammar, Eva Holmgren, Anna Ehrenberg, Aase Wisten, Anne W Ekdahl, Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff, Katarina Wilhelmson
Background: Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) represent an important component of geriatric acute hospital care for frail older people, secured by a multidisciplinary team who addresses the multiple needs of physical health, functional ability, psychological state, cognition and social status. The primary objective of the pilot study was to determine feasibility for recruitment and retention rates. Secondary objectives were to establish proof of principle that CGA has the potential to increase patient safety...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363140/pre-retirement-job-and-the-work-to-retirement-occupational-transition-process-in-australia-a-review
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REVIEW
Jackie Eagers, Richard C Franklin, Matthew K Yau, Kieran Broome
BACKGROUND: The transition from work to retirement is a complex process and unique experience with a relationship existing between work and retirement with implications for health in later life. This review explored the relationship between pre-retirement job and participation in the work-to-retirement transition process in Australia by exploring: (i) factors influencing retirement in relation to pre-retirement job; (ii) how jobs are classified; (iii) the effect of pre-retirement job (based on categories) on this occupational transition; and (iv) the potential role for occupational therapy in this occupational transition...
January 24, 2018: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325486/intensive-client-centred-occupational-therapy-in-the-home-improves-older-adults-occupational-performance-results-from-a-danish-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tove Lise Nielsen, Niels Trolle Andersen, Kirsten Schultz Petersen, Helene Polatajko, Claus Vinther Nielsen
BACKGROUND: There is growing interest in enabling older adults' occupational performance. We tested whether 11 weeks of intensive client-centred occupational therapy (ICC-OT) was superior to usual practice in improving the occupational performance of home-dwelling older adults. METHODS: An assessor-masked randomized controlled trial among adults 60 + with chronic health issues, who received or applied for homecare services. Recruitment took place September 2012 to April 2014...
January 12, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313391/re-imagining-occupational-therapy-clients-as-communities-presenting-the-community-centred-practice-framework
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Nerida Hyett, Amanda Kenny, Virginia Dickson-Swift
BACKGROUND: Occupational therapists' are increasingly working with communities and providing services at the community level. There is, however, a lack of conceptual frameworks to guide this work. AIM: The aim of this article is to present a new conceptual framework for community-centered practice in occupational therapy. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The conceptual framework was developed from qualitative multi-case research on exemplars of community participation...
January 9, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290505/hand-therapists-attitudes-environmental-supports-and-self-efficacy-regarding-intimate-partner-violence-in-their-practice
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Marudan Sivagurunathan, Tara Packham, Lindsay Dimopoulos, Robyn Murray, Kim Madden, Joy C MacDermid
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive, cross-sectional. INTRODUCTION: Intimate partner violence (IPV) may involve physical, psychological, or sexual abuse. Although hand injuries are reported as common sequelae of IPV, there is limited attention to this issue in hand therapy research reports or practice recommendations. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The primary aim is to describe the attitudes and beliefs of hand therapists (HTs) about IPV issues. METHODS: A sample of 189 HT completed a standardized survey investigating perceptions regarding issues pertaining to IPV...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290080/burden-between-undersupply-and-overtreatment-in-the-care-of-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax
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Hans-Stefan Hofmann, Tobias Suttner, Reiner Neu, Tobias Potzger, Tamas Szöke, Christian Grosser, Michael Ried
BACKGROUND:  The optimal treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) is still controversial. The purpose of this study was to analyze the incidence of recurrence, the recurrence-free time, and to identify risk factors for recurrence after PSP. METHODS:  We performed a retrospective analysis of 135 patients with PSP who were treated either conservatively with a chest tube ( n  = 87) or surgically with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS; n  = 48) from January 2008 through December 2012...
December 31, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
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