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Stability of handwriting performance following injury-induced hand-dominance transfer in adults: A pilot study

Kathleen E. Yancosek PhD, OTR/L, CHT; David R. Mullineaux, PhD


When a servicemember permanently loses the ability to use the dominant hand, he or she faces hand-dominance transfer. Since handwriting is the activity that most often defines hand dominance, this study looked at the handwriting ability of adults who had lost function in their previously dominant hand. The results showed that while not all the participants regained the ability to write with their nondominant hand, most of them tried to write every day. Occupational and physical therapists should diligently try to teach handwriting skills to adults who lose dominant-hand function.

Volume 48 Number 1, 2011
   Pages 59 — 68


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Yancosek KE, Mullineaux DR. Stability of handwriting performance following injury-induced hand-dominance transfer in adults: A pilot study.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(1):59-68.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2010.04.0074
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