Assessment of strength deficits in eight paretic upper extremity muscle groups of stroke patients with hemiplegia.

@article{Bohannon1987AssessmentOS,
  title={Assessment of strength deficits in eight paretic upper extremity muscle groups of stroke patients with hemiplegia.},
  author={Richard W. Bohannon and Michael B. Smith},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={1987},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={522-5}
}
This retrospective investigation was undertaken to describe and compare the initial and discharge strength deficits of eight upper extremity muscle groups of 42 patients who were hemiparetic secondary to cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs). Static strengths of the eight muscle groups were measured using a hand-held dynamometer, and strength deficits were calculated against the side ipsilateral to the side affected by the CVA. A two-way analysis of variance for repeated measures revealed… CONTINUE READING