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A survey on handrail installation for stroke patient.

Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy

Author: Cheung, S.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1997


A major component of occupational therapy has been the prescription of equipment to increase independent living. However, little information exists in the literature regarding a suitable position for handrail installation. The aim of this article is to determine the most commonly recommended position for a toilet handrail for a patient with spasticity following a stroke. The rationale for the positioning of the handrail is also explored. The study failed to find the most recommended position for the position of the hand rail. Further research is needed to identify the ideal position.

Further Details

Pages: 10-13
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Accession Number: 20.11.02
Keywords: mobility, rail, design
Reads: 328