Early and repetitive stimulation of the arm can substantially improve the long-term outcome after stroke: a 5-year follow-up study of a randomized trial.

@article{Feys2004EarlyAR,
  title={Early and repetitive stimulation of the arm can substantially improve the long-term outcome after stroke: a 5-year follow-up study of a randomized trial.},
  author={Hilde M Feys and Willy de Weerdt and Geert Verbeke and Gail A. Cox Steck and Chris Capiau and Carlotte Kiekens and Eddy Dejaeger and Gustaaf Van Hoydonck and Guido Vermeersch and Patrick Cras},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2004},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={924-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Several studies have investigated the effect of therapeutic interventions for the arm in the acute phase after stroke, with follow-ups at a maximum of 12 months. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of repetitive sensorimotor training of the arm at 5 years after stroke. SUBJECTS AND METHODS One hundred consecutive stroke patients were randomly allocated either to an experimental group that received daily additional sensorimotor stimulation of the arm or to a… CONTINUE READING