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Effects of Robot-Assisted Therapy on Upper Limb Recovery After Stroke: A Systematic Review
- G. Kwakkel, B. Kollen, H. Krebs
- Psychology, MedicineNeurorehabilitation and neural repair
- 1 March 2008
Future research into the effects of robot-assisted therapy should distinguish between upper and lower robotics arm training and concentrate on kinematical analysis to differentiate between genuine upper limb motor recovery and functional recovery due to compensation strategies by proximal control of the trunk and upper limb.
Cueing training in the home improves gait-related mobility in Parkinson’s disease: the RESCUE trial
- A. Nieuwboer, G. Kwakkel, I. Lim
- Medicine, PsychologyJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry
- 16 January 2007
Cueing training in the home has specific effects on gait, freezing and balance and may be a useful therapeutic adjunct to the overall management of gait disturbance in Parkinson’s disease.
The impact of physical therapy on functional outcomes after stroke: what's the evidence?
- R. V. van Peppen, G. Kwakkel, S. Wood-Dauphinée, H. Hendriks, P. J. van der Wees, J. Dekker
- Medicine, PsychologyClinical rehabilitation
- 1 August 2004
Based on high-quality RCTs strong evidence was found in favour of task-oriented exercise training to restore balance and gait, and for strengthening the lower paretic limb in stroke patients.
Probability of regaining dexterity in the flaccid upper limb: impact of severity of paresis and time since onset in acute stroke.
Based on the Fugl-Meyer scores of the flaccid arm, optimal prediction of arm function outcome at 6 months can be made within 4 weeks after onset.
Impact of inspiratory muscle training in patients with COPD: what is the evidence?
- R. Gosselink, J. de Vos, S. Van den Heuvel, J. Segers, M. Decramer, G. Kwakkel
- Medicine, EducationEuropean Respiratory Journal
- 1 February 2011
IMT improves inspiratory muscle strength and endurance, functional exercise capacity, dyspnoea and quality of life, and the addition of IMT to a general exercise training program improved PI,max and tended to improve exercise performance.
What Is the Evidence for Physical Therapy Poststroke? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
There is strong evidence for PT interventions favoring intensive high repetitive task-oriented and task-specific training in all phases poststroke, and suggestions for prioritizing PT stroke research are given.
Understanding the pattern of functional recovery after stroke: facts and theories.
Understanding the impact of task-dependent cortical activation patterns in non-invasive methods requires not only information derived from longitudinal studies pertaining to functional outcomes, but also a better understanding of what is kinematically learned during the acquisition of new skills.
Effects of Augmented Exercise Therapy Time After Stroke: A Meta-Analysis
The hypothesis that augmented exercise therapy has a small but favorable effect on ADL is supported, particularly if therapy input is augmented at least 16 hours within the first 6 months after stroke, while this meta-analysis suggests that clinically relevant treatment effects may be achieved on instrumental ADL and gait speed.