Toileting device for patients with decreased hand function

S. M. Paul, T. L. Baron

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Abstract

Physical medicine and rehabilitation is involved with aiding patients in the performance of activities of daily living. The ability to independently perform the acts involved in personal hygiene is important to a disabled person's self-esteem. This report describes a patient with weak distal upper limbs secondary to Guillain-Barre neuropathy, his difficulty with independent hygiene, and the device designed to aid independence in toileting. This device is easy and inexpensive to fabricate, and simple to use. It has applications beyond the Guillain-Barre population including patients with arthritis and burns and those with limited distal upper limb function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-143
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume69
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Hand
Hygiene
Upper Extremity
Equipment and Supplies
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Aptitude
Disabled Persons
Activities of Daily Living
Burns
Self Concept
Arthritis
Population

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  • Rehabilitation

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Toileting device for patients with decreased hand function. / Paul, S. M.; Baron, T. L.

In: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 69, No. 2, 1988, p. 142-143.

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Paul, S. M. ; Baron, T. L. / Toileting device for patients with decreased hand function. In: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 1988 ; Vol. 69, No. 2. pp. 142-143.
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