Hand function and quality of life before and after fasciectomy for Dupuytren contracture.

By Engstrand C, Krevers B, Nylander G, Kvist J Related Articles Hand function and quality of life before and after fasciectomy for Dupuytren contracture. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Jul;39(7):1333-1343.e2 Authors: Engstrand C, Krevers B, Nylander G, Kvist J Abstract PURPOSE: To describe changes in joint motion, sensibility, and scar pliability and to investigate the […]

Will environmental interventions affect the level of mastery motivation among children with disabilities? A preliminary study.

By Waldman-Levi A, Erez AB Related Articles Will environmental interventions affect the level of mastery motivation among children with disabilities? A preliminary study. Occup Ther Int. 2015 Mar;22(1):19-27 Authors: Waldman-Levi A, Erez AB Abstract Children with developmental disabilities tend to demonstrate lower levels of mastery motivation in comparison with typically developing children. The goal of […]

Reorganizing therapy: changing the clinical approach to upper limb recovery post-stroke.

By Hubbard IJ, Carey LM, Budd TW, Parsons MW Related Articles Reorganizing therapy: changing the clinical approach to upper limb recovery post-stroke. Occup Ther Int. 2015 Mar;22(1):28-35 Authors: Hubbard IJ, Carey LM, Budd TW, Parsons MW Abstract Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability, and as a consequence, most therapists will provide health care […]

Reliability and validity of the upper-body dressing scale in Japanese patients with vascular dementia with hemiparesis.

By Endo A, Suzuki M, Akagi A, Chiba N, Ishizaka I, Matsunaga A, Fukuda M Related Articles Reliability and validity of the upper-body dressing scale in Japanese patients with vascular dementia with hemiparesis. Occup Ther Int. 2015 Mar;22(1):10-8 Authors: Endo A, Suzuki M, Akagi A, Chiba N, Ishizaka I, Matsunaga A, Fukuda M Abstract The […]

Processes of early stroke care and hospital costs.

By Svendsen ML, Ehlers LH, Hundborg HH, Ingeman A, Johnsen SP Related Articles Processes of early stroke care and hospital costs. Int J Stroke. 2014 Aug;9(6):777-82 Authors: Svendsen ML, Ehlers LH, Hundborg HH, Ingeman A, Johnsen SP Abstract BACKGROUND: The relationship between processes of early stroke care and hospital costs remains unclear. AIMS: We therefore […]

Hand use at home and in clinical settings by children with cerebral palsy: a qualitative study.

By Brandão M, Ocarino JM, Bueno KM, Mancini MC Related Articles Hand use at home and in clinical settings by children with cerebral palsy: a qualitative study. Occup Ther Int. 2015 Mar;22(1):43-50 Authors: Brandão M, Ocarino JM, Bueno KM, Mancini MC Abstract The purpose of this study was to understand the physical, attitudinal, and assistive […]

Effectiveness of an occupational therapy home programme in Spain for people affected by stroke.

By Ávila A, Durán M, Peralbo M, Torres G, Saavedra M, Viana IM Related Articles Effectiveness of an occupational therapy home programme in Spain for people affected by stroke. Occup Ther Int. 2015 Mar;22(1):1-9 Authors: Ávila A, Durán M, Peralbo M, Torres G, Saavedra M, Viana IM Abstract The main aim of this paper is […]

Effect of an exercise programme for the prevention of back and neck pain in poultry slaughterhouse workers.

By Bertozzi L, Villafañe JH, Capra F, Reci M, Pillastrini P Related Articles Effect of an exercise programme for the prevention of back and neck pain in poultry slaughterhouse workers. Occup Ther Int. 2015 Mar;22(1):36-42 Authors: Bertozzi L, Villafañe JH, Capra F, Reci M, Pillastrini P Abstract The objectives of this study were to determine […]

Diversional and physical nonpharmacological interventions for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.

By Fitzsimmons S, Barba B, Stump M Related Articles Diversional and physical nonpharmacological interventions for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. J Gerontol Nurs. 2015 Feb;41(2):8-17 Authors: Fitzsimmons S, Barba B, Stump M Abstract This article is the last of a four-part series addressing the use of non-pharmacological interventions for older adults with behavioral and […]

The Accountability-Well-Being-Ethics framework: a new philosophical foundation for occupational therapy.

By Taff SD, Bakhshi P, Babulal GM Related Articles The Accountability-Well-Being-Ethics framework: a new philosophical foundation for occupational therapy. Can J Occup Ther. 2014 Dec;81(5):320-9 Authors: Taff SD, Bakhshi P, Babulal GM Abstract BACKGROUND: The context that supported occupational therapy’s inception has been replaced with new challenges brought on by globalization and dramatic changes in […]