Customized Three-Dimensional Printed Splints for Neonates in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Three Case Reports
This is the first published study to highlight the feasibility of creating customized splints using 3D print technology for fragile neonates.
Hand Impairment and Function in Children and Adolescents With Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue
The results of this study can help clinicians identify, assess, and monitor daily activities, performance skills, and symptoms of children and adolescents with heritable disorders of connective tissue (HDCTs) to promote their participation in all aspects of daily life.
Impact of Occupational Therapy on Self-Care After Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Among Children With Cerebral Palsy
This study shows improvement in upper and lower extremity dressing and PEDI-CAT daily activities score among children with cerebral palsy, which suggests that inpatient occupational therapy post-SDR may provide benefits.
Goal-Directed Personalized Upper Limb Intensive Therapy (PULIT) for Children With Hemiparesis: A Retrospective Analysis
This study informs occupational therapy practitioners about the effectiveness of the Personalized Upper Limb Intensive Therapy (PULIT) for children with hemiparesis to increase the dexterity of the impaired and dominant upper limb, improve ADL performance, and achieve individual goals.
Development of a Short-Form Stroke Impact Scale Using a Machine Learning Algorithm for Patients at the Subacute Stage
This article details the development of a short-form Stroke Impact Scale Version 3.0 (SIS 3.0) using a machine learning algorithm (ML–SIS) and concludes that the measure has good potential to be efficient and informative for clinical settings and provides scores that are valid and comparable to those of the original measure.
This systematic review highlights evidence to support that occupational therapy interventions delivered via telehealth are similarly effective as those delivered face-to-face, especially for neurological and pain conditions.
This study supports the promotion and integration of standard family-centered measures (FCMs) into practice to enhance providers’ expertise and quality of care and to guide family-centered care (FCC) interventions and monitor their outcomes.
Canine-Assisted Intervention Effects on the Well-Being of Health Science Graduate Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial
The findings of this study show that a canine-assisted intervention (CAI) is a valuable tool for students and young adults experiencing mental health challenges, including decreased quality of life (QOL), stress, and anxiety.
Columns: Brief Report
This study highlights gaps in occupational therapists’ knowledge regarding how best to assess and treat sleep problems and offers next steps to improve the profession’s capacity to address the occupation of sleep.