Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

The purpose of this study was to quantify active ROM required for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis using built-up spoons with electrogoniometry. Statistical analysis provided quantitative evidence supporting our hypothesis that using a built-up handle requires less active ROM for grasp. Clinical implications suggest that built-up handles may be used for other conditions with limited hand and wrist ROM, not just RA, increasing participation and independence in daily activities.

Primary Author and Speaker: Susan McDonald

Additional Authors and Speakers: David Levine, Hensley Barnes, Anna Cornett, Kathleen Craig, Sally Langager

Contributing Authors: Lauren Yeager, Michael Britt

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