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dc.contributor.authorBialocerkowski, Andrea E
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:11:13Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:11:13Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.date.modified2013-06-04T00:11:46Z
dc.identifier.issn0004-3591
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/art.24101
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47293
dc.description.abstractObjective To document the activity limitations experienced by patients who had undergone a 4-corner wrist fusion, and the compensatory mechanisms they use in daily life. Methods Patients completed 2 copies of the Adelaide Questionnaire, a measure with a standardized section and an individualized section. The test-retest reliability of the questionnaire was evaluated. Results Twenty-five patients were recruited to the study, and 21 completed both questionnaires. Excellent test-retest reliability was gained for both the standardized and individualized sections of the Adelaide Questionnaire. Conclusion Patients with 4-corner wrist fusions report activity limitations following surgery, particularly with daily tasks that involve hand/forearm rotation and grip strength. Various compensatory mechanisms are used by the majority of patients. The impact of these mechanisms on activity limitations varies between patients, but often decreases impact of the activity limitations on everyday life.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1504
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1511
dc.relation.ispartofissue10
dc.relation.ispartofjournalArthritis Care & Research
dc.relation.ispartofvolume59
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchImmunology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1107
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleActivity limitations and compensatory mechanism use following limited wrist fusion
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBialocerkowski, Andrea E.


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