Forced use of the upper extremity in chronic stroke patients: results from a single-blind randomized clinical trial.

@article{Lee1999ForcedUO,
  title={Forced use of the upper extremity in chronic stroke patients: results from a single-blind randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Johanna H. van der Lee and Robert C. Wagenaar and Gustaaf J. Lankhorst and Tanneke W. Vogelaar and Walter Ljm Devill{\'e} and L. M. Bouter},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1999},
  volume={30 11},
  pages={2369-75}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Of all stroke survivors, 30% to 66% are unable to use their affected arm in performing activities of daily living. Although forced use therapy appears to improve arm function in chronic stroke patients, there is no conclusive evidence. This study evaluates the effectiveness of forced use therapy. METHODS In an observer-blinded randomized clinical trial, 66 chronic stroke patients were allocated to either forced use therapy (immobilization of the unaffected arm combined… CONTINUE READING
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