After 4 weeks of training the hypothesis that the more natural training program would yield greater functional changes was proven correct.
Analysis indicated that both methods improved reaching without trunk use Reaching performance scale (RPS), but the trunk -stabilized group led to more significant changes. Training under less restrictive conditions associated with Task-Related Training (TRT) (auditory feedback from trunk sensor) as compared to stabilized TRT, led to improved functional and impairment measure scores (WMFT, FM and shoulder flexion). Conclusion: Fading feedback with both training methods, during extended TRT reaching/grasping practice generally led to some improvements. However, as demonstrated by impairment and functional outcome measures, using TRT with an auditory feedback signals is a more effective approach than forcing the stabilization of the trunk during rehabilitation of the upper-limb.
- Stabilization training Behavioral
Intervention Desc: training of arm function with the trunk stabilized ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: 1 Description: stabilization training group
- Auditory training group Behavioral
Intervention Desc: response to an auditory signal ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: 2 Description: auditory response training group
- Allocation: Randomized
- Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
- Purpose: Treatment
- Intervention: Parallel Assignment
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Secondary||FM and shoulder flexion||1 year||No|