Association of arm motor impairment on arm use and functional ability and quality of life post stroke

動脚 (Moving Legs)
In the March edition of Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine http://bit.ly/hczDty Dr. Gyrd Thrane and his team from the Department of Physical rehabilitation University of TromsøNorway assess the effect of arm motor impairment on actual arm use, measured by an accelerometer, in the early post-stroke period. The group found that Fugl-Meyer Motor Assessment (FMA) score was associated with Arm movement ratio (AMR) score, the ratio of arm use duration between the more and less affected arm.
The HandTutor and ArmTutor system encourages the patient to actively exercise their impaired hand and arm in order to train arm and hand movement impairments and increase arm and hand movement ability and functional outcome.
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