Master of Occupational Therapy Student Critically Appraised Topics

Faculty Advisor

Anita Witt Mitchell, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

Community Practitioner

Tamara Calhoun, OTD, OTR/L


Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 5-20-2020


The final portfolio contains 5 research articles from national and international journals. The study designs included in this portfolio are one small-scale RTC, one retrospective pretest posttest design, and three case studies. The studies included help answer our PICO question and help draw conclusions about how to care for adults with radial nerve palsy in regards to splinting. Three of the articles compared static splinting and dynamic splinting in regards to improvements in hand function. Two of the articles focused on dynamic splinting as a means of treatment for adults with radial nerve palsy.


The accompanying presentation for this poster can be viewed here:

Effectiveness of Splinting in Adults with Radial Nerve Palsy

66426626-77748080-CAT.pdf (318 kB)
Project Portfolio


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