Date of Award
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Erin Schwier, EdD, OTD, OTR/L, Program Director
Susan MacDermott, OTD, OTR/L, Doctoral Coordinator
Medical Subject Headings
Occupational Therapy, Ergonomics, Holistic Health, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Biomechanics, Psychosocial Factors
There is presently a lack of occupational therapy interventions that holistically treat work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) commonly found in the hairdressing population. Current studies found in the literature solely focus on the hairdressers’ symptoms, which leads to a more limited understanding of their situation. Furthermore, this focus on symptoms could lead to the possibility of overlooking confounding variables that could play a role in impacting these workers. This capstone project aims to examine the hairdressing occupation as a whole, assessing the health-related needs of hairdressers and create a holistic program that would address current needs and future preventative treatments for this occupation.
Kim, A. (2019). Assessing Workplace Wellness for the Occupation of Hairdressing. [Doctoral project, University of St Augustine for Health Sciences]. SOAR @ USA: Student Capstone Projects Collection. https://doi.org/10.46409/sr.KQNN8928