Chapter 10 : Joint protection and fatigue management

Hammond, A ORCID: 2010, 'Chapter 10 : Joint protection and fatigue management' , in: Rheumatology: Evidence based Practice for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists. , Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, pp. 137-150.

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Joint protection and fatigue management address the priority concerns of people with arthritis: pain, fatigue and hand and finger function (Heiburg & Kvien 2002, Hewlett et al 2005). Joint protection underlies all rehabilitation of people whose joints are at risk from arthritis (Cordery & Rocchi 1998), yet fatigue management is often inadequately addressed (Hewlett et al 2005). To be effective, both require people with arthritis changing habits and routines. Teaching facts can be done quickly but enabling long-term behavioural change requires greater input. This chapter discusses what joint protection and fatigue management strategies are, practical applications, evidence for effectiveness, how to help people change and outcome measures.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Dziedzic, KS and Hammond, A
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: 9780443069345
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Depositing User: Professor Alison Hammond
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2020 09:51
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 05:25

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