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How to Recognize and Serve Patients With Cognitive Dysfunction

How to Recognize and Serve Patients With Cognitive Dysfunction
O&P News, June 2017

As a young clinician, Sara Morgan, CPO, PhD, a researcher with the Department of Rehabilitative Medicine, Division of Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of Washington in Seattle, wondered how well she had been identifying patients with cognitive dysfunction.

“I had the opportunity to modify my practice based on various clinical experiences. Mainly, I noticed that patients who had cognitive dysfunction were challenged in understanding or remembering the instructions I was giving them,” she told O&P News. “Years later, I was able to assess it in a study.”

Research Trials in O&P

STEP UP to Avert Amputation in Diabetes (STEP UP)

O&P News, June 2017
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02356848 Purpose: This study will evaluate a comprehensive, tailored behavioral intervention aimed to improve foot self-care and…

Childhood and adult socioeconomics may impact adult BMI

January 11, 2017
Both childhood and adult socioeconomic position continue to impact BMI in adulthood, according to data published in PLOS Medicine. David Bann, PhD, research…

Significant differences in care found for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

January 4, 2017
Significant regional and age-dependent differences in access to care were seen for Europeans with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, according to research published in the…
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How to Recognize and Serve Patients With Cognitive Dysfunction

O&P News, June 2017
As a young clinician, Sara Morgan, CPO, PhD, a researcher with the Department of Rehabilitative Medicine, Division of Prosthetics and Orthotics at…

Research Trials in O&P

STEP UP to Avert Amputation in Diabetes (STEP UP)

O&P News, June 2017
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02356848 Purpose: This study will evaluate a comprehensive, tailored behavioral intervention aimed to improve…

Childhood and adult socioeconomics may impact adult BMI

January 11, 2017
Both childhood and adult socioeconomic position continue to impact BMI in adulthood, according to data published in PLOS Medicine. David Bann

Significant differences in care found for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

January 4, 2017
Significant regional and age-dependent differences in access to care were seen for Europeans with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, according to research…

High BMI, socioeconomic position in adolescence may affect cognitive function in midlife

December 9, 2016
High BMI and household socioeconomic position during adolescence may influence cognitive function in midlife, according to researchers at the Hebrew…

Rebuilding Lives

A Burn and a Banjo

O&P News, December 2016
When he was 18 years old, Jean-Baptiste Reinhardt, better known as “Django,” critically injured his ring and pinky fingers in a fire; 18…

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Overcoming Challenges in Treatment of Patients With Obesity, Diabetes

O&P News, December 2016
Rates of obesity and diabetes are increasing in health care. The CDC reported an obesity prevalence of 37.9% among U.S. adults in 2014, and reported…

Meeting Highlights

O&P Practices ‘Think Pink’ for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

O&P News, November 2016
As October passes by, so too does a yearly tradition – breast cancer awareness month. The annual health campaign, organized by both major and…

Research uses smart textiles to improve the lives of patients with neurological disorders

October 26, 2016
Investigators at the University of Rhode Island’s Wearable Biosensing Laboratory announced they are performing research to use smart textiles…

Research Trials in O&P

Functional Performance Evaluation of NU-FlexSIV Socket

O&P News, September 2016
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02678247 Purpose: The overall objective of this study is to provide a more comfortable and functional…

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