Date of Award
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)
Arthritis is the inflammation of any joint in the body, involving continuous symptoms that are highly variable and dependent on the person. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis have been shown to affect a person’s ability to be independent in performing activities of daily living, and aquatic therapy has been shown to decrease pain and improve functional abilities. The purpose of this study was to determine the level of self-reported functional improvement in those who continued to participate in a specialized aquatic program in the Puget Sound region or in the Metro Vancouver area of British Columbia.