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Active-passive bilateral therapy as a priming mechanism for individuals in the subacute phase of post-stroke recovery: a feasibility study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20736818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of treating inpatient stroke survivors with active-passive bilateral therapy as a motor priming technique before occupational therapy.
DESIGN: Single case series with two matched pairs in the subacute post-stroke rehabilitation phase. The test patients received active-passive bilateral therapy plus upper limb motor training. Control patients received only the motor training.
RESULTS: Both Fugl-Meyer Upper Extremity scores and Action Research Arm Test scores improved in this small group of test and control patients. The magnitude of improvement was greater in test patients who received active-passive bilateral therapy plus unilateral training.
CONCLUSIONS: We conclude that it is feasible and safe to administer active-passive bilateral therapy in a hospital setting.
Authors:
Mary Ellen Stoykov; James W Stinear
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1537-7385     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-21     Completed Date:  2010-11-16     Revised Date:  2013-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803677     Medline TA:  Am J Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  873-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Occupational Therapy, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Disability Evaluation
Feasibility Studies
Female
Humans
Male
Matched-Pair Analysis
Middle Aged
Paresis / physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Physical Therapy Modalities*
Pilot Projects
Stroke / physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Upper Extremity / physiopathology*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
K01HD056216/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; K12 HD055931/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; K12 HD055931/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; K12 HD055931-03/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; K12 HD055931-04/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; K12 HD055931-05/HD/NICHD NIH HHS
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