Electromyographic biofeedback improves upper extremity function: a randomized, single-blinded, controlled trial
To examine the effects of a 6-week surface electromyographic biofeedback intervention on the re-learning of upper extremity motor function in subjects with paretic upper extremity after stroke.
Conclusions: We did not identify studies that addressed the specific research question. Based on the clinical evidence review, we are unable to determine the benefits of continual long-term compared with short-term physiotherapy after stroke. The cost-effectiveness of continual long-term physiotherapy after stroke in Ontario is unknown. We estimate that publicly funding continual long-term physiotherapy after stroke in Ontario would result in additional costs of between $445,000 and $888,000 annually over the next 5 years. Patients and caregivers who we spoke with felt that patients who have experienced a stroke should be ...
Abstract Background: Post-stroke survivors with right hemisphere injury have more impairments in postural control and balance. However, the impact of the hemisphere injured on the process of balance reacquisition has not been fully explored. We hypothesized that stroke survivors could learn balance tasks (H1), but right hemisphere damaged patients would show poor motor learning if compared to left hemisphere damaged patients (H2)Objective: To investigate whether the brain-damaged side after stroke affects the learning of a balance task. Methods: Three groups were recruited: twenty stroke survivors (ten left and te...
Conditions: Ischemic Stroke; Hemorrhagic Stroke Interventions: Device: BCI-FES dorsiflexion therapy; Behavioral: Physiotherapy one hour; Behavioral: Physiotherapy two hours Sponsor: University of California, Irvine Recruiting
Conclusion: Evidence gathered from this systematic review of literature is inconclusive due to the lack of research focusing on those with tetraplegia. Higher power studies (level 1-3) are needed with the focus on those with tetraplegia. PMID: 32043944 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]