- •Joint protection programs are not evidence based and poorly adhered to.the envelope of applied forces applied by the fingers during 19 activities of daily living was measured.
- •Study examines reduction in hand forces that these programs using finger sensors In healthy individuals, this envelope of applied forces was 1.4 ± 0.6 N to 34.8 ± 1.6 N.
- •This envelope was similar in participants with hand arthritis: 2.3 ± 1.0 N to 30.7 ± 3.7 N.
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Quiz: # 672
- # 1.Units of force were reported in
- b.foot pounds
- # 2.The force sensors were
- a.readily available commercial models
- b.custom fabricated to meet the needs of this study
- c.in routine use in 10 surveyed hand therapy clinics in Canada
- d.none of the above
- # 3.The protocol called for ________________ as to how to perform the tasks
- a.training of the therapy staff
- b.limited coaching
- c.detailed coaching
- d.no coaching
- # 4.The envelopes for normal and subjects with OA
- a.were not reported
- b.were surprisingly almost identical in both groups
- c.varied slightly in the OA group
- d.varied greatly in the OA group
- # 5.Individuals are generally able to generate more force than is required for typical ADLs
- a.not true
Conflict of interests: The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.
Funding: The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was funded by The Arthritis Society Strategic Operating Grant.
Research ethics: This study was approved by the Health Science Research Ethics Board at Western University (protocol ID no. 108625).