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Grip assistive devices studied in women with reumatic diseases
Högskolan i Halmstad, Sektionen för ekonomi och teknik (SET), Bio- och miljösystemforskning (BLESS), Biomekanik och biomedicin.
Section for Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, The Sahlgrenska Academy University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden.
2011 (engelsk)Inngår i: Abstracts EULAR 2011 London, United Kingdom, 25-28 May 2011, 2011Konferansepaper, Publicerat paper (Fagfellevurdert)
Abstract [en]

Background:

Previous studies have shown that persons with reumatoid disease use assistive devices to manage activites of daily living and that loss of grip force and high factors of pain are the main indicator for the use of assitive devices. Furthermore, these studies have pointed out that activities as open and handle bottles, cans are hard items to performe.

Objectives:

This pilot project aimed to evaluate grip assistive devices adapted for people with reduced hand function as grip force and pain also disabilities as difficulties in some daily activities. Furthermore, the project aims to evaluate the participants' reflections and advice about the manageability of the products.

Methods:

The test group consisted of 14 female patients (mean age 60 years) with rheumatoid diseases (Rheumatoid arthritis (7), Osteoarthritis (5), Fibromyalgia (1), Psoriasis arthritis (1)). Eight different grip assistive devices, developed for opening and handle cans, bottles and canned food, were evaluated. The grip assistive devices was evaluated using a rated scale from 0-10 (0= not useful, 10=very useful) and the cut-off for classification as useful were at least five points.

Hand activities were evaluated with the Grip Ability Test (GAT) and the questionnaire Quick DASH (Disability of Arm, Shoulder and Hand). The hand function as pain was marked using visual analogue scale (VAS) and grip force was measured using the electronic grip force device Grippit®.

Results:

The hand test, GAT, was 34.2 ± 12.0 points and the Quick DASH was 45.5 ± 18.1, VAS was 3.8 ± 3.0 and mean grip force was 76.1 ± 37.2 Newton. The grip force was correlated to pain (r= - 0.581, p=0.029) and also to DASH (r=-0.641, p=0.014). Furthermore there was a correlation between DASH and VAS (r=0.748, p=0.002). There was no correlation between GAT and Grip force, DASH or VAS. Concerning the grip assistive devices five of the eight devices were rated over six points and perceived as functional and useful for open bottles and cans. There was a significant correlation between grip force and the grip device (r=0.557, p=0.039) most useful for the patients and a tendency for correlation between grip force and the other four grip assistive devices that the patients has rated as useful.

Conclusions:

This pilot study shows that grip force is one important factor for patients when it comes to chose grip assistive devices. Furthermore, it is individual what grip assistive devices that will be chosen to perform a specific activity. Therefore it is important to measure both hand function and hand activities to maintain good possibilities to perform an active life style with reduced pain and increased grip force in patients with rheumatic diseases.

References:

  1. Dellhag, B. and A. Bjelle (1995). "A Grip Ability Test for use in rheumatology practice." J Rheumatol 22 (8):1559-65
  2. Gummesson, C., M. M. Ward, et al. (2006). "The shortened disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand questionnaire (QuickDASH): validity and reliability based on responses within the full-length DASH." BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7: 44.
  3. Nordenskiold, U (1997). “ Daily activities in women with rheumatoid arthritis. Aspects of patients education, assistive devices and methods for disability and impairment assessment.” Scand J Rehabil Med Suppl 37:1-72.
  4. (2003). “Rheumatoid arthritis: hand function, activities of daily living, grip strength and essential assistive devices.” Curationis 26 (3):98-106.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-15322OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-15322DiVA, id: diva2:421961
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Annual European Congress of Rheumatology, EULAR 2011, London, United Kingdom, 25-28 May, 2011
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Abstract ID: SAT0502-HP

Ann Rheum Dis 2011;70(Suppl3):763

Tilgjengelig fra: 2011-06-10 Laget: 2011-06-10 Sist oppdatert: 2018-03-22bibliografisk kontrollert

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