Single-case-design study of finger-to-axilla compression bandaging for edema of the hemiplegic upper limb

Gustafsson, Louise, Lunnon, Jessica, Hoyle, Melanie, Marshall, Kathryn and Bower, Kylie (2016) Single-case-design study of finger-to-axilla compression bandaging for edema of the hemiplegic upper limb. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70 2: p1-p7. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.019125


Author Gustafsson, Louise
Lunnon, Jessica
Hoyle, Melanie
Marshall, Kathryn
Bower, Kylie
Title Single-case-design study of finger-to-axilla compression bandaging for edema of the hemiplegic upper limb
Journal name American Journal of Occupational Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0272-9490
1943-7676
Publication date 2016-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5014/ajot.2016.019125
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 70
Issue 2
Start page p1
End page p7
Total pages 7
Place of publication Bethesda, MD United States
Publisher American Occupational Therapy Association
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
OBJECTIVE. This single-case study investigated the effectiveness of compression bandaging from the finger to the axilla in reducing poststroke edema in the upper limb.

METHOD. Repeated circumferential measurements were recorded at five points along the participants’ hand and forearm. Analysis of the data included the generation of graphs, celeration lines, and visual analysis.

RESULTS. Five participants with edema (mean 38 days poststroke) were recruited to the study. Fluctuations in edema were observed in all three study phases, with an increasing to decreasing trend in edema between the baseline and intervention phases. There was no clear trend from the intervention to second baseline phase.

CONCLUSION. Bandaging from the fingers to the axilla appears to be effective in reducing edema in the hand and forearm. However, return of edema after removal of the bandaging suggest that a greater understanding of underlying mechanisms and the appropriate intervention protocols is warranted.d
Keyword Compression bandages
Edema
Hemiplegia
Upper extremity
Treatment outcome
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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