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Scleroderma limits individuals in normal activities of daily living. Occupational therapy is recommended for individuals with scleroderma within the first few years of the disease. Studies have shown that occupational therapy is effective in individuals with scleroderma. Scleroderma or systemic sclerosis is a complex polygenetic disease that has 2 subtypes: Limited Affects individuals' muscles and how they functions, Diffuse Affects individuals’ internal organs (Shah, 2013). The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of occupational therapy in damaged hand muscles of females with scleroderma.
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Medicine and Health Sciences | Movement and Mind-Body Therapies | Rehabilitation and Therapy | Sports Sciences
Callahan, Abby, "The Effects of Occupational Therapy For Damaged Hand Muscles in Females with Scleroderma" (2022). EXSI 432/532: Research Methods in Exercise Science: Research Proposal Posters. 142.