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Occupational therapy for patients with chronic diseases: CVA, rheumatoid arthritis and progressive diseases of the central nervous system.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9184785     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A substantial proportion of the patients treated by occupational therapists have a chronic disease. The aim of this study was to describe the outlines of occupational therapy treatment for three specific groups of chronic diseases: progressive neurological diseases, cerebrovascular accident and rheumatoid arthritis. A total of 143 therapists, working in 49 occupational therapy departments in The Netherlands, were asked to complete a standard registration from based on the ICIDH. This form consisted of three sections: (a) patient characteristics, (b) occupational therapy diagnosis and treatment goals in terms of ICIDH and (c) treatment characteristics. The present study concerns 507 patients: 102 had progressive neurological diseases (PND), 338 had a CVA and 67 had rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Our results showed that each patient group was characterized by a specific treatment approach. Especially at the level of treatment programmes substantial differences between groups were observed. Besides the clear differences, similarities in approaches were found between the PND and RA group, e.g. total time spent on therapy differed largely between the PND and RA patients (both averages 6 h) and the CVA patients (average 14 h).
Authors:
M J Driessen; J Dekker; G Lankhorst; J van der Zee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Disability and rehabilitation     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0963-8288     ISO Abbreviation:  Disabil Rehabil     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-24     Completed Date:  1997-07-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9207179     Medline TA:  Disabil Rehabil     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  198-204     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Netherlands Institute of Primary Health Care, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / rehabilitation*
Central Nervous System Diseases / rehabilitation*
Cerebrovascular Disorders / rehabilitation*
Chronic Disease
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Occupational Therapy / methods*
Patient Care Planning*
Questionnaires
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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