Thekey components of the research
Citation of the article using APA format
Stapanian, M. A., Stapanian, A. M. P., & Staley, K. E. (2010). Case Report—Rehabilitation for Bilateral of Fingers. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 64,923–928.doi: 10.5014/ajot.2010.09153.
The research question
Does the frostbite of the hands that lead to amputation have any healthy challenges to the patient and how are they addressed?
Description of subjects
There is only one subject in this case, a 40-year-old man who had a serious frostbite on the hands. The subject was selected through a randomized controlled trial.
The level of evidence
The level of evidence presented here is 1. This is because all the evidence obtained has its roots in the randomized controlled trial which is properly designed. Likewise, there are interventions and recommendations that are made on this particular client.
Type of research design
The single-case research design is employed in this case because the forty year old man is the only subject who is used in the whole study.
The intervention used
They involved the rehabilitations that began at home and lasted for one month. Likewise, there was intensive occupational therapy that took a period of 8 months.
The types of measurements
The method used to gather the data is observation and it is very valid and reliable.
Statistical analyses uses
There are no statistical analyses.
Results of the study
The patient did not experience the nightmares
He had the capacity to drive a car whose transmission was automatic.
He was able to put laces on his shoes
He was able to work full time and on part-time basis
There were significant changes as the subject was able to conduct some activities that he was unable to do initially. He, therefore, performed his office duties successfully and the method could help other clients who are struggling to fit to their occupations.
Limitations of the study
No limitation is identified. The possible disadvantages are:
Only one subject was used
The results may differ from subject to subject
Applications to my learning
This article is useful because it will equip me with the knowledge to help those individuals with the frostbite of the hands condition. People with this condition could be helped to adapt to different environments.
Stapanian,M. A., Stapanian, A. M. P., & Staley, K. E. (2010). CaseReport—Rehabilitation for Bilateral of Fingers. AmericanJournal of Occupational Therapy, 64,923–928.doi: 10.5014/ajot.2010.09153.