Help Hospitalized Veterans (HHV) Reports Benefits Of Craft Kit Therapy
Craft kits also provide a diversion and entertainment for those facing extended hospitalization and/or confinement. Patients with a good mental attitude and outlook toward treatment have better chances for improvement.
In a baseline performance measurement study of craft kit therapy, craft care specialists found the following improvements in patients:
-- Functional improvement - 48 percent
-- Self-assessment - 47 percent
-- Attention span - 45 percent
-- Motivation - 51 percent
These results and the benefits of craft kit therapy are discussed in a recently published JRRD guest editorial.
HHV is the nation's largest supplier of craft kits used within VA and military hospitals. Since its inception, HHV has delivered more than 25 million kits, along with other products and services, valued at (including shipping) $410 million.
JRRD is an open-access, international peer-reviewed rehabilitation journal published in English, with 10 regular issues published per year. The journal has been a leading research journal in the field of rehabilitation medicine and technology for 45 years. JRRD publishes original research articles, clinical studies, topical reviews, and editorials from U.S. and international researchers covering 31 rehabilitation disciplines. JRRD publishes both multi- and single-topic issues.
The journal is an official publication of VA's Rehabilitation Research and Development Service.
Source: Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development
There are no references listed for this article.
Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:
Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. "Help Hospitalized Veterans (HHV) Reports Benefits Of Craft Kit Therapy." Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 4 Feb. 2010. Web.
22 May. 2017. <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/178114.php>
Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. (2010, February 4). "Help Hospitalized Veterans (HHV) Reports Benefits Of Craft Kit Therapy." Medical News Today. Retrieved from
Please note: If no author information is provided, the source is cited instead.
Contact our news editors
For any corrections of factual information, or to contact our editorial team, please see our contact page.
Copyright Medical News Today: Excluding email/sharing services explicitly offered on this website, material published on Medical News Today may not be reproduced, or distributed without the prior written permission of Medilexicon International Ltd. Please contact us for further details.