Japanese Occupational Therapy Research Volume 38, Issue 6 (December 2019)

Relationship between function and daily use of a paralytic arm among acute stroke patients: Patient haracteristics, physical functions, and degree of understanding Yoko Sasaki 1 , Kayoko Takahashi 2 , Shotaro Sasaki 1 , Takayuki Miyauchi 1 , Yohtaro Sakakibara 1 1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Yokohama City Seibu Hospital 2Department of Rehabilitation, Kitasato University School of Allied Health Sciences Keyword: 脳卒中 , 上肢機能 , MAL , 急性期 , 片麻痺 , Stroke , Upper limb function , Acute phase , Hemiplegia pp.683-690
Published Date 2019/12/15
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 This study aimed to investigate the factors related to the usage of the paralytic arm during daily activities among acute stroke patients. Particularly, we focused on the patient characteristics, physical functions, and the degree of understanding of how to use the affected arm in daily activities. Participants were 56 acute stroke patients within 1 week of onset. Multivariate logistics regression analysis revealed that the amount of hemiplegic arm use was affected by the arm function (FMA score) and the degree of understanding. These results indicate that acute stage occupational therapy intervention should focus on both improving the function of the paralyzed arm, and evaluating and encouraging the patients to better understand how to use the paralyzed arm in the daily activities.

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38巻6号 (2019年12月)
電子版ISSN 印刷版ISSN 0289-4920 日本作業療法士協会