Adaptive equipment: Its effectiveness for people with chronic lower back pain

Tyson, R. and Strong, J. (1990) Adaptive equipment: Its effectiveness for people with chronic lower back pain. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 10 2: 111-121.

Author Tyson, R.
Strong, J.
Title Adaptive equipment: Its effectiveness for people with chronic lower back pain
Journal name Occupational Therapy Journal of Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0276-1599
Publication date 1990-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 10
Issue 2
Start page 111
End page 121
Total pages 11
Place of publication Thorofare, NJ, United States
Publisher Slack
Language eng
Abstract People with chronic lower back pain frequently have difficulty independently performing daily living tasks. The occupational therapist prescribes assistive devices and adaptive equipment to enhance independent performance of activities of daily living. This study evaluated the effectiveness of nine types of adaptive equipment prescribed for chronic lower back pain patients seen at a major hospital. Equipment effectiveness was evaluated using frequency of use and perceived benefit as the dependent measures. Forty subjects responded to a mailed questionnaire. Of the 120 pieces of equipment in possession, 87.5% were in use and 85% were considered to be of some benefit. The number of occupational therapy sessions was significantly associated with an increased frequency of use and perceived benefit of the adaptive equipment (p < .05).
Keyword Backache
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
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