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Associated movement in hemiplegia: the effects of force exerted, limb usage and inhibitory training.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1444770     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The intensity of associated movement or motor overflow in the contralateral limb during a unimanual task was evaluated in postacute traumatic brain injured (TBI) young adults with left side hemiplegia and age-matched controls. Both groups demonstrated increased overflow with increasing active limb force, although the trend was for greater overflow to occur in the TBI group, particularly when the spastic limb was active. Following three successive days of inhibitory training with electromyographic feedback, TBI subjects were able to significantly reduce the amount of overflow in the contralateral limb, greater inhibition occurring in the noninvolved limb during spastic limb movement. The results are discussed in terms of a dual model of inhibitory control and the role of such processes in uncoupling the limbs for independent limb usage.
J C Lazarus
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  1992 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-10     Completed Date:  1992-12-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1044-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Physical Education and Dance, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53706.
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MeSH Terms
Biofeedback, Psychology
Brain Injuries / physiopathology
Hemiplegia / physiopathology*,  rehabilitation*
Muscle Contraction*
Neural Inhibition*
Time Factors

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