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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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