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Exploring a repetitive training regime for upper limb hemiparesis in an in-patient setting: a report on three case studies

Sterr, A., Freivogel, S. and Voss, A. (2002) Exploring a repetitive training regime for upper limb hemiparesis in an in-patient setting: a report on three case studies Brain Injury, 16 (12). pp. 1093-1107.

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Abstract

Primary objective: To explore the efficacy of a task-oriented repetitive training protocol (RTx) in chronic hemiparetic patients in an in-patient rehabilitation unit. Research design: Three case studies; ABAB design (AˆRTx; Bˆregular rehabilitation programme; 1 week per phase, respectively) in case P1, pre± post intervention comparison in case P2; repeated measure design in case P3. Methods and procedures: Daily training of task-oriented affected hand movements using shaping procedures developed in Constraint-Induced (CI) Movement Therapy. Patients 1 and 2 were trained daily for 90 minutes over 2 weeks. Patient 3 received 60 minutes of daily training for a period of 4 weeks. Outcome measures were Wolf Motor Function Test (WMFT), Frenchay Arm Test, nine-hole peg test, upper extremity MRC, and grip force. Main outcomes and results: Substantial clinical benefits were achieved in all patients. The subjective observations mirrored significant improvements in the outcome parameters. Conclusion: The affected hand training improves upper limb motor functions in chronic patients. It is a 'practicable’ approach for in-patient rehabilitation units.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Sterr, A.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Freivogel, S.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Voss, A.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2002
Identification Number : 10.1080/02699050210155267
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Additional Information : ©2002 Taylor & Francis Ltd
Depositing User : Annette Sterr
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 14:40
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:29
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/286625

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