The Effect of an Arm Support Device on Recovery of Arm-Hand Function in Sub-acute Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConverging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation
EditorsJ.L. Pons, D. Torricelli, M. Pajaro
Place of PublicationToledo, Spain
PublisherSpringer
Pages11-15
Number of pages1329
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-34545-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameBiosystems & Biorobotics
PublisherSpringer
Number1

Keywords

  • METIS-301866
  • IR-90988

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    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