Abstract

Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.

The purpose of this study was to quantify active range of motion (ROM) required for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) 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 built-up handles may be used for people with other conditions with limited hand and wrist ROM, not just RA, increasing participation and independence in daily activiti

Primary Author and Speaker: Susan McDonald

Additional Authors and Speakers: David Levine, Hensley Barnes, Anna Cornett, Caroline Craig, Sally Langager, Lauren Yeager, and Michael Britt

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