Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
The goal of the study was to examine the implications of a variety of hand-related diagnoses using the broad prospective of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. The hand-condition group reported significantly (p < .05) lower perceived quality of life (QoL), higher levels of disability, and reduced hand strength and dexterity in comparison with a healthy control group. Personal factors, hand function, and pain explained 29% of the variance in QoL. The results support the application of a broader biopsychosocial approach in hand therapy practice.
Primary Author and Speaker: Danit Langer
Contributing Authors: Avigayil Horwitz, Hanna Melchior, and Adina Maeir