Lymphedema Case Study

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This project started with the a narration of a story with the goal of teaching health professionals in Kenya on how to effectively manage lymphedema using evidence-based interventions, discussed at Rocky Mountain University in Utah this spring with Dr. Priganc, my mentor and primary reviewer of this capstone . I had no idea where to start, but I had a passion to help lymphedema clients who are seeking help, but are unaware that lymphedema can be effectively managed.
I saw an unmet need, but I had no idea on how to meet this need. However, through the excellent direction of Dr. Priganc, it became imperative to raise awareness of this lymphedema intervention that exists to address a societal need by increasing the awareness of an effective intervention.
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Using skillful art, I was able to create flyers and brochures to raise lymphedema awareness. When I asked my friends from Kenya about the best ways to raise lymphedema awareness in their country, the feedback I got was to use social media.
I have touched based with people with great minds, who have directed my efforts to present the project. These include the marketer in Kenya, Diana Aketch, a physician assistant and currently a marketing major student in Kenya, and Elijah Oenga, an administrative marketer at Kabarak University in Nakuru. They have relentlessly dedicated their time amidst their busy schedule via phone calls, emails, and WhatsApp text messaging from more than a thousand miles away to help with the implementation of the campaign of raising lymphedema awareness.
This is just the beginning of my lymphedema journey, with the long-term goal of educating health professionals, clients, and the public of Kenya on how to effectively manage lymphedema. It is through the keen eye of clinical expertise, critical thinking skills, and peer reviewed evidence-based scientific inquiry, that I will be successful in promoting the value of occupational therapy in promoting health and wellness, quality of life, and the overall goal to increase participation in occupational performance among those impacted with lymphedema (AOTA,
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