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Use of resting splints by patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7234956     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A follow-up evaluation of 50 patients with rheumatoid arthritis who were fitted with full bilateral wrist and hand resting splints revealed that 62 percent wore them most or all of the prescribed time. Patients deviated from the prescribed splint program when their symptoms remitted or diminished, and adhered more closely to the program when they experienced persistent inflammation. Patients splinted during a hospital stay were somewhat more compliant than those splinted as outpatients. Patients judged to be noncompliant discontinued splint usage because of a decrease of joint pain or stiffness, or both. Their decision did not appear detrimental, since, during the course of the study, there was no significant difference between compliant and noncompliant patients in range of motion of hand or wrist joints at followup evaluation and, when range of motion at the time of initial evaluation was compared with that at the follow-up examination, a higher proportion of noncompliant (37%) than compliant patients (16%) showed improvement.
Authors:
J Feinberg; K D Brandt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0272-9490     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Occup Ther     Publication Date:  1981 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-07-09     Completed Date:  1981-07-09     Revised Date:  2012-08-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705978     Medline TA:  Am J Occup Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / therapy*
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Hand
Humans
Infant
Male
Middle Aged
Patient Compliance*
Rest
Splints*
Wrist
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
AM 20582/AM/NIADDK NIH HHS

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