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Case Report: The Development Of A Feeding Harness For An Als Patient.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Feeding harness which acts as a pulley, allowing a person with strong elbow extensors but weak flexors to bring a hand to the mouth for self-feeding. Harness made of a thermoplastic form for each shoulder, tubing across the back of the neck, wrist cuffs, and cotton or nylon cord threaded through the tubing to connect the cuffs and allow one arm to pull up the other for feeding. Developed for a patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ( ALS). COMMENTS: Author affiliated with ALS and Neuromuscular Clinics, The Mt Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 10029. SKILLS REQUIRED: Plastics. AUTHOR: Takai, V L TITLE: Case Report: The Development of a Feeding Harness for an ALS Patient JOURNAL: American Journal of Occupational Therapy REF: Vol 40 no 5, May 1986: p 359-361 NARIC CALL NUMBER: J6537 PAGES (including cover): 4 1986.

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