Japanese Occupational Therapy Research Volume 37, Issue 2 (April 2018)

The efficacy and safety of self-training using the ReoGo®-J robotic device for upper-extremities in subacute hemiplegia after stroke Naoya Anmoto 1 , Takashi Takebayashi 2 , Ryuji Ito 1 , Kumi Suga 1 , Hajime Tanaka 1 1Department of Occupational Therapy, Nagoya City Rehabilitation Center 2Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Science and Social Welfare, Kibi International University Keyword: 上肢機能 , 脳卒中 , ロボット , 回復期リハビリテーション , Upper-extremity function , Stroke , Robotics , Subacute rehabilitation pp.153-160
Published Date 2018/4/15
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 Seven subacute patients with severe-to-moderate arm deficits after stroke (male:3, female:4;age, forty-eight to eighty-one years old) received occupational therapy (OT) for 40 minutes and self-training using ReoGo-J (Reo practice) for 20 minutes, 5 times a week for 3 weeks. We investigated the operational method, clinical safety, and effectiveness of Reo practice. The results showed no adverse events related to using ReoGo-J. Additionally, shoulder, elbow, and forearm functions were significantly improved through the intervention. The results indicate that robotics might be able to assume a role in the training leading to the improvement of upper-extremity function. However, improvement in the affected upper-extremity use in activities of daily living is unclear because we did not use the outcomes to assess the amount of use of the affected upper-extremities in real-life.

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37巻2号 (2018年4月)
電子版ISSN 印刷版ISSN 0289-4920 日本作業療法士協会