A multi-center randomized clinical trial was performed in 7 Dutch rehabilitation centers to compare the effect of an arm support (AS) training device in combination with interactive rehabilitation games to intensive conventional reach training (CON) on recovery of arm-hand function by the Fugl-Meyer assessment (FM). An improvement of 10 and 8 points on the FM was found for respectively the CON and AS group. These preliminary results indicate that a lowtech system for arm support in rehabilitation is equally effective as intensive conventional reach training.
|Title of host publication||Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation|
|Editors||J.L. Pons, D. Torricelli, M. Pajaro|
|Place of Publication||Toledo, Spain|
|Number of pages||1329|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Name||Biosystems & Biorobotics|
Kottink, A. I. R., Prange, G. B., Buurke, J., & Rietman, J. S. (2013). The Effect of an Arm Support Device on Recovery of Arm-Hand Function in Sub-acute Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial. In J. L. Pons, D. Torricelli, & M. Pajaro (Eds.), Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation (pp. 11-15). (Biosystems & Biorobotics; No. 1). Toledo, Spain: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34546-3