Category: Aids for Daily Living

Brief Or New: Toilet Independence For The Severe Bilateral Upper Limb Amputee.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Toilet aid designed to provide toileting independence for bilateral upper limb amputees or persons with loss of upper limb function. Describes a device made of steel, polyethylene and Uvex cellulose acetate (or materials with similar properties) consisting of a wall brace, support bar, distal extremity or finger, and reinforcement bar. It is attached to the wall near the toilet and can be swung against the wall for storage. The user must be able to wrap toilet paper onto the device and slide it off, using a foot. Includes criteria for use and photographs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. Plastics. AUTHOR: Weisse-Lambrou, R; et al TITLE: Brief or New: Toilet Independence for the Severe Bilateral Upper Limb Amputee JOURNAL: American Journal of Occupational Therapy REF: Vol 39 no 6, Jun 1985: p 397-399 PAGES (including cover): 3 1985.


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