Journal Club

ASHT members are invited to join the ASHT Journal Club. The Journal Club is the official online forum for the Journal of Hand Therapy. Members earn one free continuing education hour for participating in each one-hour Journal Club chat.

March Journal Chat
Monday, March 27
9:00 PM ET

"Comparison of effects of eccentric training, eccentric-concentric training, and eccentric-concentric training combined with isometric contraction in the treatment of lateral elbow tendinopathy.”

Presented by Diane Coker, DPT, CHT

NEW: Registration is now required for the Journal Club. This chat is free for members.   
To participate in the Journal Chat, members may register by clicking the button below prior to the live chat. Upon registering, you will receive an email within 15-20 minutes with a link to access the chat, so please monitor your inbox and/or spam folders for this communication.

Register

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the ASHT online Journal Club, the learner will:

  • Find the established research question(s) and identify the rationale for the question(s).
  • Define the purpose(s) of the article as described by the author(s).
  • Classify the evidence level of the article according to Sackett's hierarchy.
  • Identify the application of the author’s conclusion to clinical practice.
  • Identify the limitations of the article’s outcome as it applies to the existing body of evidence and to clinical practice.

In order to participate in the Journal Club Chat, members must access their Journal Hand Therapy membership to retrieve articles that are being discussed each month.

To do so, please visit www.asht.org/journal and access your monthly articles as shown below:

Introduction and Standard Questions

In an effort to improve participation and productivity, we have created five standard questions which will be used for each monthly Journal Club Chat. The five questions will be the same each month. The questions are as follows:

  • What is the research topic/problem?
  • What is the purpose of the study?
  • What is the level of evidence? What qualifies it to be that level?
  • What were the results of the study?
  • Will this change your practice?  Why or why not and how?

In order to meet compliance requirements for issuing continuing education credit for Journal Club Chat participation, we are instituting completion requirements as outlined below.

All participants will be required to complete a five question quiz to meet the requirement for assessment of learning outcomes.

  • Participants will be emailed a link to access the quiz within two to five days after the chat.
  • Once the link is sent, participants will have a few days to complete the quiz.  The deadline for completion will be clearly communicated.
  • Within seven days of the deadline, certificates will be issued.

To meet the attendance requirement for awarding continuing education credit:

  • All participants will be required to log-in to the chat within 10 minutes of the start time to be eligible for the free CE credit.  Those who log-in more than 10 minutes after the start time are welcome to participate, but they will not be sent the quiz to earn free CE credit.
  • All participants will be required to actively engage with the discussion.  The chat transcript shows and the online chat system monitors those who are idle on the chat.  Those who are idle for more than 15 minutes will not be sent the quiz to earn free CE credit.

It is the goal of the Journal Club to maximize the teaching/learning experience and enhance critical appraisal skills. We value your participation and hope you find the new format helpful in enhancing your research skills.

2017 Journal Club Schedule 


January

Article: "“Differences in active range of motion measurements in the upper extremity of patients with writer's cramp compared with healthy controls.” 

Prachaya Srivanitchapoom et al. Journal of Hand Therapy, Volume 29, Issue 4, 489-495. Oct-Dec 2016.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jht.2016.02.001

January 30 (Monday)
9:00 PM ET
Presented by Eugene Boeglin, DPT, OCS, CHT

February

Article: "A  randomized controlled trial of the effect of 2-step orthosis treatment for a mallet finger of tendinous origin."

Kazuo Saito, PhD, OTR et al. Journal of Hand Therapy, Volume 29, Issue 4, 433-439. Oct-Dec 2016.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jht.2016.07.005

February 27 (Monday)
9:00 PM ET
Presented by Lori Algar, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

March

Article: "Comparison of effects of eccentric training, eccentric-concentric training, and eccentric-concentric training combined with isometric contraction in the treatment of lateral elbow tendinopathy."

Dimitrios Stasinopoulos, PhD et al. Journal of Hand Therapy. Published online 11/4/16.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jht.2016.09.001

March 27 (Monday)
9:00 PM ET
Presented by Diane Coker, DPT, CHT

April

Article: TBD 

April 24 (Monday)
9:00 PM ET
Presented by Gwen Weinstock-Zlotnick, PhD, OTR/L, CHT

May

Article: “Patient-reported outcomes after open carpal tunnel release using a standard protocol with 1 hand therapy visit.” 

Erin Mack, OTR/L, CHT et al. Journal of Hand Therapy. Published online 7/25/16.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jht.2016.03.007

May 30 (note Tuesday - due to Memorial Day holiday)
9:00 PM ET
Presented by Virginia O'Brien, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

June

Article: TBD

June 26 (Monday)
9:00 PM ET
Presented by Nancy Byl, BS, MPH, PT, PhD, FAPTA

July

Article: "Is there a relationship between impaired median nerve excursion and carpal tunnel syndrome? A systematic review”

Richard Ellis, PhD et al. Journal of Hand Therapy. Published online 9/28/16.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jht.2016.09.002

July 31 (Monday)
9:00 PM ET
Presented by Eugene Boeglin, DPT, OCS, CHT

August

Article: "Relative motion orthoses in the management of various hand conditions: A scoping review"

Melissa J. Hirth, B (OT), MSc et al. Journal of Hand Therapy. Volume 29, Issue 4, 405-432. Oct-Dec 2016.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jht.2016.07.001

August 28 (Monday)
9:00 PM ET
Presented by Lori Algar, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

September

Article: “The relationship between therapist–rated function and patient-reported outcome measures.”

Yvonne Braun, MD et al. Journal of Hand Therapy. Published online 11/29/16.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jht.2016.02.022

September 25 (Monday)
8:00 PM ET (note earlier start time)
Presented by Diane Coker, DPT, CHT

October

Article: TBD

October 30 (Monday)
9:00 PM ET
Presented by Gwen Weinstock-Zlotnick, PhD, OTR/L, CHT

November

Article: TBD

November 27 (Monday)
9:00 PM ET
Presented by Elisabeth McGee, DPT, MOT, PT, OTR/L, CHT, MTC

December

Article: TBD

December 11 (Monday - note 2nd Monday of month due to holiday season)
8:00 PM ET (note earlier start time)
Presented by Nancy Byl, BS, MPH, PT, PhD, FAPTA

 

 

 

 

 


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