The following represent examples of recent peer-reviewed publications and educational / scientific presentations that were made possible in part by AHTF grants (names of grantees are highlighted).

Burkhalter New Investigator Grant:

1996: Wuori JL, Overend TJ, Kramer JF, MacDermid J. Strength and pain measures associated with lateral epicondylitis bracing. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1998 Jul;79(7):832-7. doi: 10.1016/s0003-9993(98)90366-5. PMID: 9685101.

1998: Poole JL, Walenta MH, Alonzo V, Coe A, Moneim M. A pilot study comparing of two therapy regimens following carpometacarpal joint arthroplasty. Phys. Occup.Ther. Geriatr. 2011;29:(4):327-336, DOI:10.3109/02703181.2011.613530

1999: Cleary C, Sanders AK, Nick TG. Reliability of the skin compliance device in the assessment of scar pliability. J Hand Ther, 2007;20(3):232 – 238.

2000: Shechtman O, Davenport R, Malcolm M, Nabavi D. Reliability and validity of the BTE-Primus grip tool. J Hand Ther 2003;16(1):36-42.

2002: Groth GN Current practice patterns of flexor tendon rehabilitation. J Hand Ther 2005;18(2):169-174

Groth GN Clinical decision making and therapists’ autonomy in the context of flexor tendon rehabilitation. J Hand Ther. 2008;21(3):254-260. DOI:

2008: Lewis E, Fors L, Tharion W. Intertester and intratester reliability of finger goniometry. Am J Occup Ther, 2010;64(4):1-7. doi:10.5014/ajot.2010.09028

Lewis, ES Finger circumference measurements: Inter-tester and intra-tester reliability. Hand Ther. 2010;15:69-72. doi:10.1258/ht.2010.010017

Nunes PM, de Oliveira DG, Aruin AS, Dos Santos, MJ.Relationship between hand function and grip force control in women with hand osteoarthritis.
J Rehabil Res Dev,2012;49(6):855-865.

Guimaraes de Oliveira D, Nunes PM, Aruin AS, Dos Santos MJ. Grip force control in individuals with hand osteoarthritis. J Hand Ther. 2011;24:345–55.

2011: Chai, SC. A preliminary analysis on the relationship between hand discomfort, perceived exertion, and hand function status among piano students. J Hand Ther. 2012;25(4):e12 – e13.

2015: McVeigh KH, Kannas SN, Ivy CC, Garner HW, Barnes CS, Heckman MG, Bushaber DE, Murray PM. Dynamic stabilization home exercise program for treatment of thumb carpometacapal osteoarthritis: A prospective randomized control trial. J Hand Ther June 23, 2021 published online:

2016: Day JM, Lucado AM, Dale RB, Merriman H, Marker CD, Uhl TL. The Effect of Scapular Muscle Strengthening on Functional Recovery in Patients With Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. J Sport Rehabil. 2021 Jan 13:1-10. doi: 10.1123/jsr.2020-0203

2017: Doerrer, S. B., Walter, J. R., Priganc, V., Winston, K., Barth, R. W., & Moss, D. P. (2021). The impact of shoulder pathology on individuals with distal radius fracture. Journal of Hand Therapy.

2017: Menegaldo A. Xhosa translation of DASH and QuickDASH (2017). Available at:

Menegaldo, A. P. Determinants of positive functional outcomes at 16 weeks after flexor tendon repair at a tertiary hospital in South Africa: A descriptive, analytical study. (2019)

2019: Stern, B. Z. (2020). Self-management in adults after distal radius fracture: A mixed methods exploration [Dissertation]. [Downloadable from ProQuest, ID: 27832212]

Stern BZ, Njelesani J, Tsu-Hsin H. Transitioning from hurting to healing: Self- management after distal radius fracture. Disabil. 2021;
DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2021.1962990

Doerrer, S. B., Walter, J. R., Priganc, V., Winston, K., Barth, R. W., & Moss, D. P. (2021). The impact of shoulder pathology on individuals with distal radius fracture. Journal of Hand Therapy.

Stern, BZ Howe TH, Njelesani J. “I didn’t know what I could do”: Behaviors, knowledge and beliefs, and social facilitation after distal radius fracture. J Hand Ther. 2021

Ogilvie KM*, Mah AMJ*, Klar K, Anthony A, Davidge KM, Clarke HM, Ho ES. Prevalence and Predictors of Elbow Flexion Contractures During Early Childhood Following Brachial Plexus Birth Injury. J Hand Ther. Published online: February 10, 2024. DOI:

Evelyn Mackin Grant

2005: Schwartz, DA. Hands across the water: clinical observations of hand therapy practices in Great Britain and Norway. J Hand Ther.2006;19:358-364.

Judy Bell-Krotoski Grab the Evidence Grant

2009: Flinn SR, Goodman G. Effective assessments to identify overuse injuries in unaffected limbs of persons with unilateral upper limb amputations. J Hand Ther.2021;34:298-308.

2016: McGee C, Skye J, Van Heest A. Graded motor imagery for women at risk for developing type I CRPS following closed treatment of distal radius fractures: A randomized comparative effectiveness trial protocol a randomized comparative effectiveness trial protocol. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018;19(1):202-215

Tri-Alliance Grant Honoring the ASHT Founders

2013: Leitkam S, Bush TR, Beasley J, Buschman J. Concurrent validity of goniometric and 3D motion capture measurements of the hand and their effects on a model of finger functionality for clinical assessment. J Hand Ther. 2016;29(3):371-372.

2014: Hardison M, Black D, Roll SC. Effects of mind-body interventions on stress, anxiety and pain hand therapy patients. Am J Occup. Ther. 2018;72

2016: Ziebart C, Dewan N, Tuazon J, MacDermid J. Development of the Home Fall Hazard Checklist. Rehabil Res Pract. 2021, Article ID 5362197.

Babatunde FO Optimising musculoskeletal health: Focus on exercise therapy and psychosocial interventions. MacDermid J, Grewal R, Macedo L, Szekeres M, Advisors

Babatunde FO, MacDermid J, Grewal R, Macedo L, Szekeres M Development and usability testing of a web-based and therapist-assisted coping skills program for managing psychosocial problems in individuals with hand and upper limb injuries: Mixed methods study. JMIR Hum Factors 2020;7(2):e17088 doi:10.2196/17088 PMID: 32374265 PMCID: 7240444

2019: Wolff AL, Ling D, Casey B, Toresdahl B, Gellhorn A. Feasibility and Impact of a Musculoskeletal Health for Musicians (MHM) Program for Musician-Students: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. J Hand Ther. 2021

Yang N, Fufa DT, Wolff AL. A Musician-Centered Approach to Management of Performance Related Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Injuries. J Hand Ther. 2021.

Wolff AL, Robbins L. Leveraging Implementation Science to Prevent and Reduce Musculoskeletal Injury in Musicians: A proposed framework. J Hand Ther. 2021

Ziebart C, Dewan N, MacDermid J. Content Validity of the Comprehensive Home Fall Hazard Checklist, an observational study. Medicine: November 25, 2022 – Volume 101 – Issue 47 – p e31781 doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000031781

Dewan N, Ziebart C, Dabbagh A, MacDermid J.  GoPro Video-based Therapist-rating of comprehensive-home-fall-hazard-checklist shows excellent inter-rater reliability for postmenopausal women with distal radius fracture – a technical report. J Hand Ther 2023. Published online


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