Assessment of spasticity: from EMG to patients' perception

Judith Francina Maria Fleuren

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research external, graduation UT

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    Abstract

    Spasticity is a common phenomenon which often develops after an upper motor neuro lesion, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury. The clinical picture after an UMN lesion depends primarily upon its location and extent, and the time since it occurred, rather than on the pathogenesis of the lesion. Spasticity is part of the positive phenomena, characterized by an exaggerated motor response, elicited for instance during physical examination. The interval between an acute lesion and the appearance of spasticity varies from days to months.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Hermens, Hermanus J., Supervisor
    • Rietman, Johan Swanik, Supervisor
    • Snoek, G.J., Co-Supervisor, External person
    Thesis sponsors
    Award date2 Oct 2009
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs978-90-365-2869-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2009

    Keywords

    • Upper motor neuro lesion
    • BSS-Biomechatronics and rehabilitation technology
    • Spasticity

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