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Mohaddes Ardebili F, Manzari Z S, Bozorgnejad M. Effect of Educational Program Based On Exercise Therapy on Burned Hand Function. WJPS. 2014; 3 (1) :39-46
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Medico-Surgical Group, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , manzariz@mums.ac.ir
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BACKGROUND Hands burn was associated with significant functional disorders that severely affected patient’s quality of life. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of educational program based on exercise therapy on burned hand function. METHODS This experimental research was conducted in a period of ten months in 2010-2011 in Mottahari Hospital in Tehran in Iran. The sample included 60 patients, who were randomly assigned into experimental and control groups, half in intervention and half in control group. Educational program was implemented on experimental group. The data collection tools were two observational checklists about determining of hand function. RESULTS Both groups were matched in characteristic of demographic and burn injury. Subjects in experimental group demonstrated significant improvements in range of motion and hand function balance from admission to discharge. CONCLUSION In order to reduce the hand functional impairment caused by burns, it is recommended that special attention be paid to patient education about exercise therapy.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/11/28 | Accepted: 2013/12/11 | Published: 2013/12/11

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