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

Promoting the use of the paretic upper-extremity in the real-world using the improved version of capener splint in the subacute stage after stroke Atsushi Satou 1 , Takashi Takebayashi 2 1Department of Rehabilitation, Asahi University Hospital 2Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Comprehensive Rehabilitation, Osaka Prefecture University Keyword: 手指機能 , CI療法 , 装具療法 , 脳卒中 , 片麻痺 , Finger function , Constraint-induced movement therapy , Orthosis therapy , Stroke , Hemiplegia pp.230-237
Published Date 2019/4/15
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 Objective: We used constraint-induced movement therapy (CI therapy) combined with the improved version of capener splint to facilitate real-world use for stroke patients with no voluntary finger extension. Method: Although we used CI therapy using the spider splint, the stroke patients refused to use the spider splint in the real-world, resulting in the development and use of the improved version of capener splint. Results: The Fugl-Meyer Assessment, Wolf Motor Function Test, and Motor Activity Log improved significantly, and the improved version of capener splint resulted in higher scores than the spider splint in evaluation of the degree of welfare equipment satisfaction. Conclusion: The improved version of capener splint might be a useful orthosis in CI therapy training.

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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