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Committee Members

Pamela O’Dell-Rossi, MPA, OT/L, CHT, Cynthia Vendeland, OTR/L, CHT, Beth Ekelman, PhD, JD, OTR/L, Karen Keptner PhD, OTR/L


This capstone was at the Cleveland clinic Hand Therapy Department. It focused on exploring, identifying and creating ways to enhance the use of occupation into evaluations and interventions for individuals with hand and other upper extremity conditions. This was done by identifying five evidence and occupation-based recommendations that could be implemented and explored at the Cleveland Clinic (research on outcome measures, updating a handout to address activities of daily living (ADLs) while wearing a splint, updated ADL kits, creating treatment cards, and created a manipulation board). This information was disseminated to the hand therapists for future use in practice.

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Publication Date

Spring 2023


Occupational Therapy, Certified Hand Therapist, Hand Therapy, Occupation-based, Activities of Daily Living, Manipulation Board, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, Orthosis, Outcome Measure


Occupational Therapy