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The Presence and Impact of Stress Reactions on Disability among Patients with Arm Injury.
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PMID:  21185691     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study explores the prevalence and types of stress reactions and their impact on self-perceived disability among arm-hand-injured patients. It tested the null hypothesis that there is no correlation between stress reactions after traumatic hand injury and arm-specific disability. In a prospective cohort of 24 patients, stress reactions were measured using the Impact of Events Scale-Revised (IES-R), and arm-specific disability was measured using the QuickDASH, an average of 7.5 months (range: 1.5-33 months) after injury. Type of injury, length of time since injury, and gender did not influence scores on the IES-R or the QuickDASH. The IES-R subscales of intrusion and hyperarousal correlated with QuickDASH scores (intrusion: r=0.57, p=0.004; hyperarousal: r=0.45, p=0.029). These findings suggest that the patient may require attention to learn how to engage in the therapy process while experiencing stress reactions.
Authors:
Jane Bear-Lehman; Sally E Poole
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hand therapy : official journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0894-1130     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Ther     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8806591     Medline TA:  J Hand Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Hanley & Belfus. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Occupational Therapy, NYU Steinhardt, New York, New York.
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