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Welcome to Research!

Occupational therapy aims to help individuals with various disabilities learn to perform everyday tasks.  Research will help you learn the best physical, psychological, and educational methods for helping your patients.  To see how this integrates into how you will practice occupational therapy, consider the following patient

MB, a 26 year-old female, visits her physician with the complaint of intemittent numbness and tingling in her hands. She states that she experiences the tingling whenever she is driving her car, and that she often is awakened from sleep because of it. She is in her 3rd trimester of pregnancy, but is otherwise in good health. On examination, you determine that the tingling is localized along the first 3 digits. She also has difficulty gripping or making a fist, and seems to be prone to dropping things.

What do you want/need to know to help this patient?

What is the best course of action to help the patient reach their therapy goals?

Use the tabs on this guide to help you answer these questions and the questions for your patient.  For those new to issues of total hip replacement or occupational therapy for older adults, consider starting with the Find Books tab to get an overview or a short essay or chapter on the topic.  For those wanting to dive in straight to the best practices, you can start with the Find Articles tab. Given the interdisciplinary nature of occupational therapy, you may also want to use the Related Subject Guides from other areas to help best treat your patient's needs.

Berg, N.B. (2011, March 8).  Case #2 - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Retrieved from http://www.upstate.edu/cdb/education/grossanat/pt_casestudy2.shtml

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