Development and trial of an upper limb assessment tool for the acute neurological patient
Authors: Corben, Louise; Downie, Sharon; Fielding, Leesa
Source: The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 74, Number 2, February 2011 , pp. 95-105(11)
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
Abstract:Background: Within acute neurosciences, occupational therapy upper limb assessment facilitates acute rehabilitation, prevention of secondary complications, and discharge planning.
Purpose: The purpose of this preliminary study was to investigate best practice upper limb assessment of the acute neurological patient.
Procedures: An occupational therapy internal audit identified the need for an acute-specific upper limb assessment. Although a comprehensive literature review failed to identify a suitable pre-existing assessment, two standardised assessments formed the basis of a composite assessment tool.
Findings: Positive clinician feedback to the trial of the composite assessment indicated its potential clinical utility.
Conclusion: Further modification and acute-care trials are recommended to ascertain if the establishment of psychometric properties is warranted.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 2011
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