Marfan syndrome is an autosomal-dominant inherited disorder of the connective tissue, occurring once in every 10,000 to 20,000 births in the United States. Patients experience involvement of the eyes, skeleton and major blood vessels. Health problems vary among those affected. Healthcare providers who work in diverse settings should be well informed about Marfan syndrome so they can promote early diagnosis and appropriate treatments for this population. By knowing the importance of screening, early diagnosis, treatment, and measures to prevent injury, occupational therapists can help children and adolescents with Marfan syndrome to participate fully and safely in school and other activities.
The goal of this module is to provide occupational therapists with information about the pathology, manifestations and interventions for Marfan syndrome. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Identify pathological changes associated with Marfan syndrome
- Discuss major criteria needed for a diagnosis
- Describe ways to meet the occupational needs of school-aged children and adolescents with this syndrome
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Domain 1: Client factors
Domain 2: Activity demands
Process 3: Intervention
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OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
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