Chapter 39 : Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia

Hammond, A ORCID: 2013, 'Chapter 39 : Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia' , in: Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction , Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, USA, pp. 1215-1243.

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This chapter reviews the key features of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia, their treatment and management, as well as the clinical sequelae of these conditions and how they can interfere with meeting occupational performance goals. The impact of these conditions on hand function is also reviewed. The assessment process is discussed, including identifying relevant assessments and clinical tools to evaluate hand function and occupational performance for clients with these conditions. This is followed by discussion and review of the evidence for interventions to enable clients to continue, resume and/or adopt new occupational performance goals: including self-management strategies (such as joint protection/ergonomics, fatigue management, stress management, sleep hygiene), psychological strategies, hand therapy and work rehabilitation. Methods of helping clients understand and adopt self-management strategies are discussed in detail. The seventh edition of Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction emphasizes four key themes that are essential to the best possible occupational therapy for adults with physical disabilities and to the future of the profession: Reliance on evidence/research to inform occupational therapy assessment and intervention - Occupation as the central intervention and outcome of occupational therapy services - Importance of expert activity analysis that synthesizes theoretical knowledge, clinical skills, andawareness of person and contextual factors to occupational therapy practice - Appreciation for the individuality, unique circumstances, and priorities of each patient/client These themes are evident in the book's organization, features, ancillaries, terminology, and authorship

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Radomski, MV and Trombley, CA
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Publisher: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins
ISBN: 978145112746
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Depositing User: Professor Alison Hammond
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2020 09:35
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 05:25

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