CE Article: The Manual Ability Measure in Oncology-An Occupation-Based Hand Assessment
Anissa E. Hill, OTR/L, MOT, Christine Chen, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Earn .1 AOTA CEU (1.25 NBCOT PDU/1 contact hour)
Participating in daily occupations usually involves the hands, and regardless of condition or setting, occupational therapists often evaluate and treat the hand. Although the focus of rehabilitation services and therapies is to improve health and function, many of the current tools assess hand disabilities instead of abilities. The Manual Ability Measure-20 is a task-oriented, occupation-based hand assessment that was developed through extensive research, and it is very easy to use. This article will briefly describe how it was developed and provide an example of how it can be used within an oncology setting.
After reading this article you should be able to:
- Identify contributing factors to hand deficits in the oncology population.
- Recognize the research, including the psychometric properties, behind the Manual Ability Measure-20.
- Identify utilization of the Manual Ability Measure-20 in clinical oncology and how it can be integrated into occupational therapy practice.
Learning Level: Entry Level
Target audience: Occupational therapists and Occupational therapy assistants
Content: Category 1: Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation, Client factors; Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention, Outcome
Hill, A., Chen, C., (2012). The Manual Ability Measure in Oncology—An Occupation-Based Hand Assessment. OT Practice, 17(6), CE-1–CE-8
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