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Grabrail prescription:cumulative research findings 1992-1998

Occupational Therapist:NSW, OT Newsletter.

Author: Bridge, C.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1998


There is a lack of guidelines on selection, installation and positioning of toilet grabrails competently, resulting in poor outcomes. Results from current research indicate that men and women have slightly different requirements and that individual anthropometric dimensions such as height are crucial. Overall, biomechanical results to date support grabrail prescription as a means to reduce biomechanical demands on the lower limbs. The article calls for interested occupational therapists to undertake research in the area of grabrail prescription so that there is accurate data on which to base clinical judgements.

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Publish Dates: Sept. 19
Accession Number: 4.6.03
Keywords: rail
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