Chapter 28 : Osteoarthritis

Hammond, A ORCID: and Jeffreson, P 2002, 'Chapter 28 : Osteoarthritis' , in: Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction: principles, skills and practice (Fifth edition) , Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh.

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is associated with increasing age, but is not an inevitable consequence. It is often considered of little importance and just part of ‘getting old,’ but it is a major contributor to disability and dependence amongst older people, especially women. It is the commonest form of arthritis; a quarter of elderly with arthritis have ADL difficulties and significant disability is found in walking, reaching, stooping and physical function needing endurance and strength. With an ageing population, the impact of OA on individuals, society and health care provision is increasing. This chapter discusses the biopsychosocial impact of osteoarthritis, the treatment team, aims of occupational thereapy, relevant assessments and occupational thereapy interventions, and the evidence base for these.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Turner, A, Foster, M and Johnson, SE
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: 9780443062247
Depositing User: Professor Alison Hammond
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2020 12:58
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 05:26

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