Abstract

Occupational therapists working in facilities with burn units were surveyed to obtain information on their use of education programs with burn patients. Respondents indicated that verbal instruction and written materials that focus on exercise, splint wearing, skin care, and scarring were used most often with patients and families. Almost all 75 respondents indicated that they felt responsible for providing this information to burn patients, and many replied that their patient education programs were generally effective, as determined by patient cooperation and participation in the rehabilitation process.

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