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Type Thesis or Dissertation - Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Title Self-care and functional mobility outcomes of patients diagnosed with tuberculosis of the spine in Kwazulu Natal
Author(s)
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
URL http://wiredspace.wits.ac.za/handle/10539/20074
Abstract
There is a lack of research available on the functional outcomes achieved by
patients with Tuberculosis (TB) of the spine, which is relevant for occupational
therapists (OTs) to set diagnosis-specific outcomes. The aim of the study was
to determine the self-care and functional mobility outcomes achieved by TB
spine patients, in KwaZulu Natal, and the factors impacting on these
outcomes.
A quantitative cross-sectional descriptive design was used and sampling
included all TB spine patients accessing the hospitals included in the study.
Data collection occurred over a nine month period. The outcome measures
used included: a demographic and medical questionnaire, the American
Spinal Injury Association classification scale, and the self-care and mobility
sections within the Spinal Cord Independence Measure III

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