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C-GLOVES: An evaluation of the effectiveness of compression gloves in arthritis: a feasibility study :Hand assessment manual and glove treatment protocol 13.8.13v2

Jones, V; Alison, H; Prior, Y

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V Jones



Abstract

The C-Gloves compression glove feasibility study evaluated the effects of compression gloves on hand pain, stiffness, joint swelling, finger flexion, grip ability, grip strength and hand function. This manual includes the: inclusion/ exclusion criteria; glove treatment protocol; glove instruction sheet for patients; and protocols for conducting all assessments. These included: hand joint circumference (wrist, MCPs and PIP joints) using a JobskinĀ® tape measure; finger flexion measured using a 15cm ruler from the lateral nail fold to distal wrist crease (2nd=5th digits); and the Grip Ability Test (GAT). The latter was adapted for the right and left hands and the test procedure further standardised, including the use of the GAT MAT. The GAT MAT template is also located in the www.usir.salford.ac.uk depository and can be freely download.

Citation

Jones, V., Alison, H., & Prior, Y. (2013). C-GLOVES: An evaluation of the effectiveness of compression gloves in arthritis: a feasibility study :Hand assessment manual and glove treatment protocol 13.8.13v2. Salford

Other Type Manual / Guide
Publication Date Aug 13, 2013
Deposit Date Aug 8, 2014
Publicly Available Date Aug 8, 2014
Keywords hand assessment; Grip Ability Test; joint swelling; finger flexion; reliability; compression gloves; rheumatoid arthritis; hand osteoarthritis
Additional Information Access Information : The Manual and contents can be freely copied and used for research and educational purposes. The authors and this manual must be acknowledged if the assessment protocols are used in other research studies or publications.
Funders : Dowager Eleanor Peel Medical Trust;Jobskin Ltd;Promedics Ltd
Projects : C-GLOVES: An evaluation of the effectiveness of compression gloves in arthritis: a feasibility study

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