Japanese Occupational Therapy Research Volume 36, Issue 2 (April 2017)

Robotic therapy in multiple interventions for severe-to-moderate arm deficits in chronic stroke patients Takashi Takebayashi 1,2 , Satoru Amano 3 , Keisuke Hanada 3 , Yuki Uchiyama 4 , Kazuhisa Domen 5 1Department of Rehabilitation Science, Filed of Integrated Neurosciences, Medical Science Course, Graduate School of Hyogo College of Medicine 2Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Science and Social Welfare, Kibi International University 3Department of Rehabilitation, Hospital of Hyogo College of Medicine 4Department of Rehabilitation, Hyogo College of Medicine, Sasayama Medical Center 5Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine Keyword: 上肢機能 , 脳卒中 , (ロボット療法) , ボツリヌス療法 , CI療法 , Upper extremity function , Stroke , Robotics , Botulinum therapy , Constraint-induced movement therapy pp.148-158
Published Date 2017/4/15
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 Effective approaches for severe upper extremity paresis after stroke have not yet been established. This study reports on the progress of several interventions on upper extremity function for chronic stroke patients. Subjects were eight chronic stroke patients with severe upper extremity paresis who received triweekly interventions consisting of 1.0-hour robotic therapy, and 0.5-hour constraint-induced movement therapy combined with electrical stimulation and othosis therapy after botulinum toxin type A injections. Outcomes for all subjects' upper extremity function and amount of affected arm use in activities of daily living significantly improved from pre- to post-intervention. The results indicate that the above multilateral approaches for paretic upper extremity in chronic stroke patients might be efficient.

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36巻2号 (2017年4月)
電子版ISSN 印刷版ISSN 0289-4920 日本作業療法士協会