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Submitted: 12 July 2019 Modified: 12 July 2019
HERDIN Record #: 103096-19071211123960

ACCEPTABILITY OF REHAND DEVICE AMONG LICENSED PHYSICAL THERAPISTS AS A STRENGTHENING MODALITY IN TREATING PATIENTS WITH HAND WEAKNESS.

Aia L. Zerna,
Anton Carlo  . Cariño,
Johann Sebastian  D. Nodado,
Earl Jhosua A. Ibasco

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Hand rehabilitation is an area with the potential for providing orthopedic physical therapists a challenging and rewarding practice. The hands are regularly neglected with regards to creating muscle gatherings and enhancing coordination. In any case, there are loads of incredible items accessible for helping with hand practices for physical related treatment. These items are intended to fortify and generally practice hand muscles to enhance in general utilization of the hand. ReHand Device is an adjustable hand device with a resistance range from 15-20 lbs and the grip strengthener ring with a resistance of 2kg, 4kg and 5 kg that helps builds up the strength of hand and fingers ideal for any kind of sports where your arms strength, coordination, and control are required. With ReHand Device finger strengthener you can work out each finger individually. ReHand grip strengthener kit also beneficial for people who have arthritis, tennis elbow, rheumatoid arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome and it is perfect for all people of all ages and it is easy to use.


Hand function diminishes with age in the two people, particularly after the age of 65 years. An audit is displayed of anatomical and physiological changes in the maturing hand. The age-related changes in prehension design (grasp and squeeze quality) and hand adroitness in the elderly populace are considered. Weakening close by capacity in the elderly populace is, to a huge degree, auxiliary to age related degenerative changes in the musculoskeletal, vascular, and sensory systems. Weakening of hand work in elderly grown-ups is a mix of nearby auxiliary changes (joints, muscle, ligament, bone, nerve and receptors, blood supply, skin and fingernails) and more far off changes in neutral control. These age-related changes are frequently joined by basic obsessive conditions (osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatic joint pain, and Parkinson's malady that are normal in the elderly populace. Evaluation of hand capacity and prehension designs is required with the end goal to decide particular treatment approaches.


ReHand device has 5 criteria, and all responses must pass through each: (1) Functionality, (2) Safety, (3) Materials, (4) Quality/Design, and (5) Acceptability. Pitfalls during transitions can occur throughout the phases.


The main purpose of this study was to determine the Acceptability of ReHand Device as a Strengthening Modality in Treating Patients with Hand Weakness among Licensed Physical Therapist. This study sought to find out the respondent's level of Acceptability Towards ReHand Device in terms of Functionality, Safety, Materials, Quality/Design and Acceptability itself. Furthermore, this study wanted to answer if the acceptability of ReHand Device has a correlation, either individually or collaboratively with the level of acceptability among licensed Physical Therapist.


This study was a descriptive method research. It utilized total enumeration to gather the respondents. The researchers used survey questionnaires as primary source of data composed of 5 criteria. Weighted mean and ranking were the statistical treatment used for the gathered data.


The researchers utilized 30 respondents. 30 licensed Physical Therapists in particular. Based on conclusion of this study, the respondent's level of acceptability in Functionality criteria was very acceptable with an overall weighted mean of 3.80. Safety criteria also had a verbal interpretation of very acceptable with an overall weighted  mean of 3.51. A materials criterion was very acceptable with an overall weighted mean of 3.91. As well as in Quality/Design criteria, was very acceptable with an overall weighted mean of 4.09. The respondents were also rated the Acceptability as very acceptable with an overall weighted mean of 3.56.


The results showed that all selected PT Clinics/Hospital, rated the ReHand Device as very acceptable including five criteria including its five criteria.


Considering the above findings of the study, the researchers offered the following recommendations: Improve the quality/design and safety of the ReHand Device. Include finger joint isolation including the thumb. ReHand Device can be used while doing gross motor movements. Finger resistance can be adjusted.


 


 


 

Publication Type
Thesis/Dissertations
Thesis Degree
BS
Specialization
Department of Physical Therapy
Publication Date
March 2019
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UPH-Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University/Medical Center PT332 Abstract Print Format
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