Task-Specific Training With Trunk Restraint on Arm Recovery in Stroke

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Results

TR training led to greater improvements in impairment (FM, F=3.79; P<0.035)and greater improvements in function (TEMPA, F=2.71; P<0.05)compared with C. Improvements were accompanied by increased active joint range and were greater in initially more severe patients. In these patients, TR decreased trunk movement and increased elbow extension, whereas C had opposite effects (increased compensatory movements). In TR, changes in arm function were correlated with changes in arm and trunk kinematics.