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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539092/work-remains-meaningful-despite-time-out-of-the-workplace-and-chronic-pain
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Sara Saunders, Bernadette Nedelec, Ellen MacEachen
PURPOSE: Although work has been found to be meaningful and a source of motivation to return to work in certain disabled populations, it was unclear if this was also true for people experiencing a long period of unemployment and job loss due to a musculoskeletal injury. Therefore, the aim of this phenomenological study was to explore the meaning of work for those with chronic work disability due to a musculoskeletal injury. METHOD: The data from 27 interviews, conducted with 9 participants, was analyzed using the Empirical Phenomenological Psychological method...
May 24, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524732/investigating-the-needs-and-wants-of-healthcare-providers-for-promoting-exercise-in-persons-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-qualitative-study
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Yvonne C Learmonth, Brynn C Adamson, Julia M Balto, Chung-Yi Chiu, Isabel M Molina-Guzman, Marcia Finlayson, Elizabeth A Barstow, Robert W Motl
PURPOSE: We undertook a qualitative study that explored the needs of healthcare providers for promoting exercise behaviour among persons with mild or moderate multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: We used interpretive description methodology, and conducted semi-structured interviews with Neurologists (n = 13), occupational therapists (n = 10), physical therapists (n = 11), and nurses (n = 10). The interviews were analysed using thematic analysis. RESULTS: We identified three themes with multiple subthemes regarding exercise promotion by healthcare providers...
May 19, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513084/exploring-the-role-of-occupational-therapy-in-caring-for-cancer-survivors-in-australia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Nicole Buckland, Lynette Mackenzie
BACKGROUND/AIM: With increasing rates of cancer survival in Australia, more people are living with long-term side effects of cancer and its treatment, and cancer survivorship is now considered a distinct phase of cancer care. While occupational therapists play an integral role in multidisciplinary care for people with chronic conditions, there is little evidence documenting the occupational therapy role for people living with chronic cancer-related conditions. This study aimed to explore the views of Australian occupational therapists about current practice and what constitutes best practice for cancer survivors...
May 16, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511813/conservative-management-of-mallet-injuries-a-national-survey-of-current-practice-in-the-uk
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Z Tolkien, S Potter, N Burr, M D Gardiner, J M Blazeby, A Jain, J Henderson
INTRODUCTION: Mallet injuries are common and usually treated conservatively. Various systematic reviews have found a lack of evidence regarding the best management, and it is unclear whether this uncertainty is reflected in current UK practice. METHODS: An online survey was developed to determine the current practice for the conservative treatment of mallet injury among specialist hand clinicians in the UK, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists and surgeons...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511676/physical-therapists-and-importance-of-work-participation-in-patients-with-musculoskeletal-disorders-a-focus-group-study
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Nathan Hutting, Wiebke Oswald, J Bart Staal, Josephine A Engels, Elvira Nouwens, Maria Wg Nijhuis van-der Sanden, Yvonne F Heerkens
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders are a major health problem resulting in negative effects on wellbeing and substantial costs to society. Work participation is associated with positive benefits for both mental and physical health. Potentially, generalist physical therapists (GPTs) can play an important role in reducing absenteeism, presenteeism and associated costs in patients with musculoskeletal disorders. However, work participation is often insufficiently addressed within generalist physical therapy practice (GPTP)...
May 16, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508725/evaluating-change-in-virtual-reality-adoption-for-brain-injury-rehabilitation-following-knowledge-translation
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Stephanie M N Glegg, Liisa Holsti, Sue Stanton, Steven Hanna, Diana Velikonja, Barbara Ansley, Denise Sartor, Christine Brum
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of knowledge translation (KT) on factors influencing virtual reality (VR) adoption and to identify support needs of therapists. HYPOTHESES: Intervention will be associated with improvements in therapists' perceived ease of use and self-efficacy, and an associated increase in intentions to use VR. METHOD: Single group mixed-methods pre-test-post-test evaluation of convenience sample of physical, occupational and rehabilitation therapists (n=37) from two brain injury rehabilitation centres...
April 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506018/return-to-work-predictors-of-stroke-survivors-and-their-spousal-caregivers
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Celia H Schulz, Kyler M Godwin, Gayle I Hersch, Leslie K Hyde, Jocelyn J Irabor, Sharon K Ostwald
BACKGROUND: Return to work is an issue of concern for stroke survivors and their spouses. Ramifications may include loss of income and self-efficacy. OBJECTIVE: This study describes the return to work patterns of stroke survivors and their spousal caregivers post stroke. METHODS: One hundred fifty-nine dyads were examined for their return to work patterns at baseline (post hospital discharge) and then at 3 month intervals for one year. Relationships were determined between work and gender, age, ethnicity, education, type of insurance, type of stroke, location of stroke, motor and cognitive functional status, depression, mutuality, and life satisfaction...
May 6, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494632/children-s-and-teachers-perspectives-on-adjustments-needed-in-school-settings-after-acquired-brain-injury
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Cornelia Kocher Stalder, Anders Kottorp, Maja Steinlin, Helena Hemmingsson
BACKGROUND: Children with acquired brain injury (ABI) often present with functional deficits that influence their societal participation and well-being. Successful reintegration into school calls for individual support to meet each child's adjustment needs. The adjustment needs of children with ABI in school settings have not previously been explored. AIM: The objectives of the present study were (a) to describe adjustment needs in school settings for children with ABI and (b) to explore differences and similarities between reports from the children and their teachers...
May 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491301/short-and-long-term-results-of-an-inpatient-programme-to-manage-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-in-children-and-adolescents
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Giovanni Cucchiaro, Kevin Craig, Kerri Marks, Kristin Cooley, Thalitha Kay Black Cox, Jennifer Schwartz
The aim of this retrospective study was to determine whether an inpatient approach and the use of regional anaesthesia techniques can accelerate the recovery to normal functions in children with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). This study looked at the data of patients admitted to the rehabilitation unit with a diagnosis of CRPS from January 2010 to April 2015. Variables such as hospital stay, medications administered, regional anaesthesia procedures, changes in functional status prior to treatment and at the time of discharge, psychological evaluation and diagnosis were evaluated...
May 2017: British Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486873/occupational-therapists-perception-of-the-concept-of-occupational-balance
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Farzaneh Yazdani, Alia Harb, Mehdi Rassafiani, Laya Nobakht, Nastaran Yazdani
INTRODUCTION: Occupational balance is one of the concepts used by occupational therapists with no consensus on its definition. Literature demonstrates different perspectives when this concept is applied in practice and in its link to other concepts such as health and well-being. This study aims to explore how the concept of occupational balance is perceived and practised by occupational therapy practitioners. METHOD: A qualitative methodology was employed. Fourteen occupational therapists volunteered for the study...
May 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483033/process-to-establish-11-primary-contact-allied-health-pathways-in-a-public-health-service
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Michelle Stute, Nicole Moretto, Maree Raymer, Merrilyn Banks, Peter Buttrum, Sonia Sam, Marita Bhagwat, Tracy Comans
Objective Faced with longstanding and increasing demand for specialist out-patient appointments that was unable to be met through usual medical consultant led care, Metro North Hospital and Health Service in 2014-15 established 11 allied health primary contact out-patient models of care.Methods The models involved six different allied health professions and nine specialist out-patient departments.Results All the allied health models have been endorsed for continuation following demonstration of their contribution to managing demand on specialist out-patient services...
May 9, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478733/the-psychometric-properties-of-the-evaluation-of-daily-activity-questionnaire-in-seven-musculoskeletal-conditions
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Alison Hammond, Yeliz Prior, Mike Colin Horton, Alan Tennant, Sarah Tyson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to psychometrically test the Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire in seven musculoskeletal conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One thousand and two hundred people with ankylosing spondylitis; osteoarthritis; systemic lupus erythematosus; systemic sclerosis; chronic pain; chronic upper limb disorders; or Primary Sjögren's syndrome completed the Evaluation of Daily Activity Questionnaire, Health Assessment Questionnaire and Short-Form Health Survey v2...
May 8, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457691/measuring-intrinsic-hand-strength-in-healthy-adults-the-accuracy-intrarater-and-inter-rater-reliability-of-the-rotterdam-intrinsic-hand-myometer
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Corey McGee
STUDY DESIGN: Clinical measurement study. INTRODUCTION: Measuring the isometric strength generated during isolated hand joint motions is a challenging feat. The Rotterdam Intrinsic Hand Myometer (RIHM; med.engineers, Rotterdam, Netherlands) permits measurement of isolated movements of the hand. To date, there is limited evidence on the inter-rater reliability and limited adult normative data of RIHM. Given that multiple raters, often with varying degrees of experience, are needed to collect normative data, inter-rater reliability testing and a comparison of novice and experienced raters are needed...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454772/effects-of-client-centered-multimodal-treatment-on-impairment-function-and-satisfaction-of-people-with-thumb-carpometacarpal-osteoarthritis
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Barbara Shankland, Dorcas Beaton, Sara Ahmed, Bernadette Nedelec
STUDY DESIGN: Prepost design. INTRODUCTION: Previous research regarding the non-surgical treatment of thumb carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis has been based on protocol driven research designs that primarily examined impairment level changes. Exploration is therefore needed to determine the benefits of individually prescribed orthoses, joint protection and assistive device education programs that are based on the activities the person needs to regularly perform...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441928/canadian-stroke-best-practice-recommendations-telestroke-best-practice-guidelines-update-2017
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Dylan Blacquiere, M Patrice Lindsay, Norine Foley, Colleen Taralson, Susan Alcock, Catherine Balg, Sanjit Bhogal, Julie Cole, Marsha Eustace, Patricia Gallagher, Antoinette Ghanem, Alexander Hoechsmann, Gary Hunter, Khurshid Khan, Alier Marrero, Brian Moses, Kelley Rayner, Andrew Samis, Elisabeth Smitko, Marilyn Vibe, Gord Gubitz, Dariush Dowlatshahi, Stephen Phillips, Frank L Silver
Every year, approximately 62,000 people with stroke and transient ischemic attack are treated in Canadian hospitals. The 2016 update of the Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations Telestroke guideline is a comprehensive summary of current evidence-based and consensus-based recommendations appropriate for use by all healthcare providers and system planners who organize and provide care to patients following stroke across a broad range of settings. These recommendations focus on the use of telemedicine technologies to rapidly identify and treat appropriate patients with acute thrombolytic therapies in hospitals without stroke specialized expertise; select patients who require to immediate transfer to stroke centers for Endovascular Therapy; and for the patients who remain in community hospitals to facilitate their care on a stroke unit and provide remote access to stroke prevention and rehabilitation services...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436709/transitioning-from-occupational-therapy-student-to-practicing-occupational-therapist-first-year-of-employment
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Randy P McCombie, Meredith E Antanavage
This research examined the transition from occupational therapy student to practicing occupational therapist over the course of one's first year of professional employment, as recalled by a sample of occupational therapists. Surveys were mailed to 500 occupational therapists randomly selected from membership in the American Occupational Therapy Association resulting in 202 returned surveys. Median year of graduation was 1998, ranging from 1967 to 2014. In general, respondents indicated the transition was positive...
April 24, 2017: Occupational Therapy in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436703/in-the-driver-s-seat-development-and-implementation-of-an-e-learning-module-on-return-to-driving-after-stroke
#17
Janet Frith, Isobel Hubbard, Carole James, Helen Warren-Forward
Gaps exist in the knowledge of return-to-driving guidelines, and education is needed for Australian health professionals working in the field of stroke. In this paper, authors evaluate the implementation of an e-learning module. A pre- and post-module knowledge test and survey were used to assess the e-module's success in achieving its learning objectives. Initially, 204 learners completed the module, with 68% of learners scoring 100% in the post-module knowledge test. Only 12 learners completed the survey...
April 2017: Occupational Therapy in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436053/measuring-family-centred-practices-of-professionals-in-early-intervention-services-in-taiwan
#18
L-J Kang, R J Palisano, R J Simeonsson, A-W Hwang
BACKGROUND: Family-centred practices emphasize professional supports for forming partnerships with families in early intervention. The Measure of Processes of Care for Service Providers (MPOC-SP) measures the perceptions of paediatric service providers in supporting children and families. This study aimed to establish reliability of the Chinese version of the MPOC-SP (C-MPOC-SP) and to examine professional perceptions of family-centred practices in relation to professional discipline and years of experience...
April 23, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427970/structured-evaluation-of-glioma-patients-by-an-occupational-therapist-is-our-clinical-examination-enough
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Christian Franz Freyschlag, Johannes Kerschbaumer, Daniel Pinggera, Gabriele Bacher, Claudius Thomé
BACKGROUND: Preservation of neurological function is mandatory when offering a surgical intervention to patients with low-grade gliomas (LGG), given that the goal of any treatment is the patient's return to their normal everyday life. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a structured evaluation by an occupational therapist can reveal deficits that might be overseen in routine clinical examination of patients with a surgically treated LGG. METHODS: 20 patients with radiographically suspected LGG have been examined in a standardized fashion at three stages: pre-, postoperatively and three months thereafter...
April 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427709/upper-limb-impairment-is-associated-with-use-of-assistive-devices-and-unemployment-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Ruth Ann Marrie, Gary R Cutter, Tuula Tyry, Stacey S Cofield, Robert Fox, Amber Salter
BACKGROUND: Individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) frequently suffer from impaired sensory function, reduced strength and tremor in the upper limbs, which may interfere with upper limb function. However, upper limb impairment in MS is under-recognized and understudied. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of upper limb impairment in a large sample of persons with MS; the association between upper limb function and employment status in MS; and the frequency of use of assistive devices aimed at addressing upper limb impairments...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
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