Gains in upper extremity function after stroke via recovery or compensation: Potential differential effects on amount of real-world limb use.

@article{Lum2009GainsIU,
  title={Gains in upper extremity function after stroke via recovery or compensation: Potential differential effects on amount of real-world limb use.},
  author={Peter S. Lum and Sara Mulroy and Richard L. Amdur and Philip S. Requejo and Boris I. Prilutsky and Alexander W. Dromerick},
  journal={Topics in stroke rehabilitation},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={237-53}
}
In terms of integration of the paretic upper extremity in activities of daily living (ADLs), outcome is poor after stroke. Furthermore, amount of real-world arm use appears only weakly correlated with laboratory motor function scales. Therefore, amount of arm use may depend critically on the location, extent, and type of functional gains, which can be quantified with comprehensive kinematic and EMG analysis of ADL performance. Gains in upper extremity function can occur via compensation or… CONTINUE READING