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Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive inherited type of muscular dystrophy that results in progressive muscle weakness and requires a multidisciplinary approach for disease management. Occupational Therapy (OT) services are extremely valuable to this population as individuals diagnosed with this condition face significant difficulty in areas of occupational performance. Research shows occupational therapy services are not being received consistently and there are disparities in services received leaving a gap in the literature about the referral process and the understanding of OT's role.
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, DMD, Neuromuscular Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Occupational Therapy, dystrophin
Medical Subject Headings
Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne, Occupational Therapy, Neuromuscular Disease
Interprofessional Education | Neurosciences | Occupational Therapy
Salinas, M., Greer, M., & Seward, R. (2023, August 2). The Role of Occupational Therapy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Poster presented at the Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, University of St Augustine for Health Sciences. Retrieved from https://soar.usa.edu/otdcapstonessummer2023/46