Allied Rehabilitation Using Web-Based Caregiver MEDiated Exercises for STROKE: The ARMED4STROKE Trial Design

Corien D.M. Nikamp*, Gert Kwakkel, Erik C. Prinsen, Rinske H.M. Nijland, Erwin E.H. van Wegen, Hermie J. Hermens, Jaap H. Buurke

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Abstract

This paper describes the design of the Armed4Stroke program. Patients after stroke and their caregivers are included as a couple. The caregiver is trained as a co-therapist by a physiotherapist experienced in providing caregiver-mediated exercises (CME) to support and motivate the patient. The program consists of 8 weeks of gait and gait-related exercises, complementary to regular rehabilitation therapy. The couple will receive a tailor-made exercise program, which is adapted to the patients’ abilities and goals and is progressive in nature. The program is supported by videos with exercise instructions, which are accessible using a web-based tele-rehabilitation system. It is hypothesized that CME, supported with tele-rehabilitation is able to promote daily mobility and to reduce anxiety and depression in patients after stroke and their caregivers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConverging Clinical and Engineering Research on neurorehabilitation IV
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Neurorehabilitation (ICNR2020), October 13-16, 2020
EditorsDiego Torricelli, Metin Akay, Jose L. Pons
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages427-431
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-70316-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-70315-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event5th International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation, ICNR 2020 - Virtual Event
Duration: 13 Oct 202016 Oct 2020
Conference number: 5

Publication series

NameBiosystems and Biorobotics (BioSysRob)
PublisherSpringer
Volume28
ISSN (Print)2195-3562
ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation, ICNR 2020
Abbreviated titleICNR 2020
CityVirtual Event
Period13/10/2016/10/20

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