Techniques to improve function of the arm and hand in chronic hemiplegia

Completed

Phase N/A Results

Results

During the course of treatment, FM scores of subjects receiving PNF improved 18%, B/B improved 25%, and EMG-stim improved 42%. The aggregate FM improvement of the treated groups was significant from pretreatment to posttreatment, and the improvement was maintained at three-month and nine-month follow-ups (all p < 0.005). The treated subjects' improvement in grip strength was also maintained at both follow-ups (p < 0.010). The control group showed no significant change in FM scores or grip strength.