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ULTIMO FASCICOLOEUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE

Rivista di Medicina Fisica e Riabilitativa dopo Eventi Patologici

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (SIMFER), European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ESPRM), European Union of Medical Specialists - Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Section (UEMS-PRM), Mediterranean Forum of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (MFPRM), Hellenic Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (EEFIAP)
In association with International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM)
Indexed/Abstracted in: CINAHL, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Periodicità: Bimestrale

ISSN 1973-9087

Online ISSN 1973-9095

 

European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2008 Dicembre;44(4):431-5

 ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Robot-assisted therapy for neuromuscular training of sub-acute stroke patients. A feasibility study

Treger I. 1,2, Faran S. 3, Ring H. 1,2

1 Neurological Rehabilitation Department Loewenstein Rehabilitation Center, Raanana, Israel
2 Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University Ramat Aviv, Israel
3 Institute for Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Aim. Several studies have described the contribution of robotics technology in providing effective treatment options for improving upper-extremity functions in patients with hemiparesis following stroke. The aim of this study was to conduct a preliminary assessment of patient acceptance of an upper extremity robot, the Reo™ Therapy System (Motorika Ltd., Israel), developed specifically for neuromuscular training of upper extremities for use in rehabilitation centers and outpatient clinics.
Methods. Ten in-patient sub-acute stroke patients aged 30-60 years participated in the study. They received 15 sessions of forty five minutes training with the Reo™ Therapy System, in addition to traditional occupational and physical therapy. A feedback questionnaire of the patients’ satisfaction, the Fugl-Meyer test and the Manual Function Test (MFT) were used as outcome measures.
Results. Patient satisfaction with the robot-assisted therapy program and acceptance of working with Reo™ Therapy System was very good. Arm impairment and functionality as measured with the Fugl-Meyer and the MFT increased significantly after treatment.
Conclusion. The Reo™ Therapy System was found to be valued by patients. Further research is necessary in order to identify the most efficient balance of Reo Therapy and traditional therapy methods.

lingua: Inglese


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