Japanese Occupational Therapy Research Volume 38, Issue 1 (February 2019)

Combination therapy using robotics to treat finger and upper-extremity function for a stroke patient with severe upper-extremity paresis Arisa Matsushima 1 , Takashi Takebayashi 2 , Kenta Takeuchi 1 , Shinichi Shimada 3 1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Itami Kousei Neurosurgical Hospital 2Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Comprehensive Rehabilitation, Osaka Prefecture University 3Department of Neurosurgery, Itami Kousei Neurosurgical Hospital Keyword: 上肢 , 手指 , CI療法 , ロボット , 脳卒中 , Upper-extremity , Finger , Constraint-induced movement therapy , Robotics , Stroke pp.78-86
Published Date 2019/2/15
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 Previous research indicates that poor finger mobility one month after stroke onset may indicate poor upper-extremity function. Current treatment consisted of robotic therapy for severe upper-extremity paresis related to inactive finger extension one month after stroke onset. After improving upper extremity function, we used the brief version of transfer package of the constraint-induced movement therapy to transfer functional gain in training into real-world use. Consequently, upper-extremity and real-world functions improved. Thus, combination therapy incorporating robotic therapy might be an effective treatment for stroke patients with severe upper-extremity paresis.

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38巻1号 (2019年2月)
電子版ISSN 印刷版ISSN 0289-4920 日本作業療法士協会