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AB1062 Investigation of Interaction between Hand Dexterity and Parental Attitude in Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  1. U. Berberoğlu1,
  2. E. Ünal1,
  3. P. Dizmek1,
  4. G. Arın1,
  5. Y. Bilginer2,
  6. E.D. Batu2,
  7. Z.S. Arıcı2,
  8. H.E. Sönmez2,
  9. S. Özen2
  1. 1Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
  2. 2Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey


Background There was a gap in the literature about the reason of high prevalence of hand- and wrist-related symptoms in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (1).

Objectives This study was planned for investigate hand dexterity and the relationship between children's hand dexterity and parental attitude in children with Juvenil Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA).

Methods 34 children with JIA (according to International League Aganist Rheumatism (ILAR) Classification) and 38 healthy children that matched according to age, sex and hand dominance. 9 Hole Peg Test (9PHT) and Functional Dexterity Test (FDT) were used to evaluate hand dexterity for both groups (2,3). Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ) was applied for assessing daily living activities (4). Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) and State and Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) were applied to investigate parental attitude.

Results There was no difference between hand dexterity values of two groups (p>0.05). There was no relationship between Hand Dexterity Scores and CHAQ, BDI, BAI, STAI.

Conclusions Consequently, the result of the tests we used have shown that hand dexterity was not affected by parental attitude.

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  3. Poole, J.L., Burtner, P.A., Torres, T.A., McMullen, C.K., Markham, A., Marcum, M.L. et al. (2005) Measuring Dexterity in Children Using the Nine-hole Peg Test. Journal of Hand Therapy, 18 (3), 348–351.

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Disclosure of Interest None declared

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