Objective evaluation of hand function in scleroderma patients to assess effectiveness of physical therapy

L. J. Askew, V. L. Beckett, Nan An Kai Nan An, E. Y S Chao

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Abstract

A system was developed to evaluate the hand function of patients with scleroderma objectively in terms of joint contracture, range of movement, dexterity, strength, and skin compliance. Twelve patients with progressive systemic sclerosis were evaluated using this technique to determine the effectiveness of classic physical therapy methods. A statistically significant improvement in hand function was found after a single physical therapy treatment. This conservative mode of treatment may contribute to improved hand function in patients with scleroderma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)224-232
Number of pages9
JournalBritish Journal of Rheumatology
Volume22
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1983

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Scleroderma
Physical therapy
Therapy
therapy
Hand
evaluation
Evaluation
Systemic Sclerosis
Diffuse Scleroderma
Contracture
Compliance
Skin
Therapeutics
Joints
Evaluate
Range of data

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Askew, L. J., Beckett, V. L., Kai Nan An, N. A., & Chao, E. Y. S. (1983). Objective evaluation of hand function in scleroderma patients to assess effectiveness of physical therapy. British Journal of Rheumatology, 22(4), 224-232.

Objective evaluation of hand function in scleroderma patients to assess effectiveness of physical therapy. / Askew, L. J.; Beckett, V. L.; Kai Nan An, Nan An; Chao, E. Y S.

In: British Journal of Rheumatology, Vol. 22, No. 4, 1983, p. 224-232.

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Askew, LJ, Beckett, VL, Kai Nan An, NA & Chao, EYS 1983, 'Objective evaluation of hand function in scleroderma patients to assess effectiveness of physical therapy', British Journal of Rheumatology, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 224-232.
Askew, L. J. ; Beckett, V. L. ; Kai Nan An, Nan An ; Chao, E. Y S. / Objective evaluation of hand function in scleroderma patients to assess effectiveness of physical therapy. In: British Journal of Rheumatology. 1983 ; Vol. 22, No. 4. pp. 224-232.
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