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 - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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