The role of occupational therapy for individuals living with sickle cell disease
The purpose of the research study was to determine the role occupational therapy plays in the management of sickle cell disease (SCD). A descriptive survey was administered to 39 persons living with or caring for persons living with SCD. This survey was administered at two sickle cell foundations and one hospital. ^ The research study determined that none of the 10.3% of the sample who had rehabilitative therapy received occupational therapy. Furthermore, at least 50% of persons surveyed agreed that SCD affected their activities of daily living; at least 38.5% agreed that work and productive activities were hampered; and at least 18% agreed that play/leisure activities were affected. No one within the sample received gene therapy. ^ It was concluded that occupational therapy is relevant for persons who are disabled by SCD. It is recommended that occupational therapists realize the importance of treating patients with SCD from a more holistic perspective. ^
Health Sciences, Rehabilitation and Therapy
Tishana Terry-Ann Henry,
"The role of occupational therapy for individuals living with sickle cell disease"
(January 1, 2002).
ProQuest ETD Collection for FIU.