Japanese Occupational Therapy Research Volume 38, Issue 2 (April 2019)

The long-term effects of constraint-induced movement therapy on a stroke patient with moderate upper-extremity paresis in the acute phase Kohei Obuchi 1 , Takashi Takebayashi 2 , Katsuaki Matsui 1 , Hiroshi Horiuchi 3 , Yuichi Nakamura 4 1Department of Rehabilitation, Nagano Matsushiro General Hospital 2Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Comprehensive Rehabilitation, Osaka Prefecture University 3Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Nagano Matsushiro General Hospital 4Department of Neurosurgery, Nagano Matsushiro General Hospital Keyword: 脳卒中 , 急性期 , 上肢機能 , CI療法 , 電気刺激 , Stroke , Acute phase , Upper-extremity function , Constraint-induced movement therapy , Electrical stimulation pp.222-229
Published Date 2019/4/15
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 We investigated the long-term effects of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) among stroke patients in the acute phase, and combined it with electrical stimulation therapy for the patient with moderate upper-extremity paresis. After discharge from our hospital, we investigate upper-extremity function for one year and found an improvement in upper-extremity function and the amount and quality of arm use in real world activities both immediately and one year after intervention. The results indicate that using the CIMT in the acute phase after stroke onset might have long-term effectiveness. Since our findings represent only one case, it is necessary to expand the sample size and define similar problems in the future.

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38巻2号 (2019年4月)
電子版ISSN 印刷版ISSN 0289-4920 日本作業療法士協会