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The strength of the evidence for splinting and serial casting as treatment for elbow contractures: an integrative Critical Literature Review Open Access

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Subject/Keyword
burns
contracture
serial casting
outcome measures
splinting
quality of life
range of motion
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Whitford, Jacki
Supervisor and department
Dr. Brown, Cary (Occupational Therapy)
Examining committee member and department
Dr.Given, Lisa (Library and Information Studies)
Dr. Wielandt, Patricia (Occupational Therapy)
Department
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
Specialization

Date accepted
2011-01-31T22:58:21Z
Graduation date
2011-06
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Elbow contractures in burn survivors lead to difficulties in their ability to perform meaningful occupations. Interventions focus on improving movement at the elbow while considering social and psychological factors in the individual's environmental context. The purpose of the review was to determine the methodological quality of research evaluating splinting and serial casting to improve elbow contractures and resulting functional limitations. A comprehensive search strategy uncovered 10 research studies. Standardized critical appraisal tools and protocols were used to analyze the research. Although some methodological issues were identified, the findings were positive. Strengths and weaknesses of the research were delineated to support and guide the use of serial casting and splinting. A body of research was found to warrant consideration of social and psychological factors. Conclusion. There is preliminary quality of evidence to support the use of splinting and serial casting and important considerations for future research.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R37D7T
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License granted by Jacki Whitford (jayers@ualberta.ca) on 2011-01-31T22:50:45Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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