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Table 5 Multidisciplinary wellness program used to achieve comprehensive rehabilitative outcomes in burned children

From: Nutrition and metabolism in the rehabilitative phase of recovery in burn children: a review of clinical and research findings in a speciality pediatric burn hospital

Wellness discipline Desired outcome Specific intervention Frequency and duration Measurements/measurement outcome
Physical therapy To increase lean body mass and muscle strength Exercise and strength training 2–3 times weekly for 6 weeks Comparisons to standardized scores
• Biceps curl
• Aerobic/endurance test (6-min walk)
To improve endurance to aerobic exercise
• Fine motor skill (manual dexterity)
Nutrition therapy To improve nutritional status and reverse malnutrition Nutritional education and supplementation Weekly for 6 weeks DXA
• High protein Weekly weights
• High calcium
To provide education in nutrition and general health • General healthy diet Patient knowledge of goals
• Nutrition wellness activities (games, cooking, snacks)  
• Wellness garden
Recreational and music therapy To provide relaxation and stress management techniques Music therapy 1–2 times weekly for 6 weeks Patient outcome surveys
Therapeutic dance
Wellness garden
Parent education
Psychological/social support To promote self-esteem and social competence Therapeutic outings Bimonthly or as able Patient outcome surveys
Community reintegration
To identify and establish community resources for continued wellness
  1. The wellness program is provided to patients as an outpatient services. Each discipline is responsible for intervention strategies defined and the required frequency and duration.