Predictors of Motor, Daily Function, and Quality-of-Life Improvements After Upper-Extremity Robot-Assisted Rehabilitation in Stroke.

CONCLUSION. Manual dexterity was a valuable predictor of motor impairment and daily function after RT. Outcomes at different levels may have different predictors. PMID: 24797196 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research

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IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 3272: The Effect of Animal-Assisted Therapy on the State of Patients’ Health After a Stroke: A Pilot Study International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph16183272 Authors: Kristýna Machová Radka Procházková Michal Říha Ivona Svobodová A stroke is a condition that can give rise to consequences such as cognitive and physical constraints, which sometimes manifest in the psychological condition of the patient. Such patients commence rehabilitation as soon as is possible, which involves a multi-disciplinar...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Our objective was to investigate the impact of low-intensity aerobic training on cognitive functions in severely deconditioned subacute and chronic stroke patients. For this purpose, a randomized, controlled pilot study was designed involving subacute and chronic stroke patients. Thirty-seven eligible patients participated in the 4-week-long randomized, controlled pilot study. Patients were randomized into study group and control group and both groups participated in conventional physiotherapy included occupational therapy. Only the study group’s patients participated in a low-intensity aerobic training by cycle ergo...
Source: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusion: This retrospective study suggests that Cerebrolysin may improve the level of consciousness in stroke patients with MCS, which should be further investigated in a well-designed, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion: This pilot study is the first to measure pain-free passive range of motion during electrical stimulation. Our findings demonstrate the lack of an acute effect of TENS and t-NMES on pain reduction. PMID: 31298627 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Top Stroke Rehabil Source Type: research
Conclusions and Significance: Whilst spouses generally return to their daily routines after a family members' mild stroke, some will experience increased time pressures and occupational disruptions. Health providers should prepare spouses for behavioral and emotional changes in people with mild stroke. PMID: 31264497 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Scand J Occup Ther Source Type: research
CONCLUSION AND RELEVANCE: Robotic hand training was feasible, safe, and well tolerated. Participants reported and demonstrated improvements in functional use of the affected arm. Thirty percent of participants achieved clinically significant improvements on the AMAT. We recommend further study of the device in a larger study using the AMAT as a primary outcome measure. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: It is feasible and safe to implement a robotic hand training protocol for people with moderate to severe arm impairment in an outpatient setting. Robotic training may provide a viable option for this group to actively participate...
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research
CONCLUSION AND RELEVANCE: MetacogVR is feasible for adults with chronic stroke. The effect of MetacogVR is best captured through measures of upper extremity motor performance, occupational performance, and participation. WHAT THIS ARTICLES ADDS: Traditional, impairment-based approaches to chronic stroke rehabilitation may require integration with cognitive-strategy training to affect performance on meaningful goals. PMID: 31318679 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Computerized clinical assessment using the Kinect sensor promises to facilitate tele-evaluation and complement telehealth applications. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: Computerized clinical assessment can enable patients to conduct evaluations remotely in their homes without therapists present. PMID: 31318673 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The Daily Life Performance Transfer Sheet is a useful tool for care managers in the care management of clients with stroke. PMID: 31318672 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research
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