Upper-limb function and recovery in the acute phase poststroke.

  title={Upper-limb function and recovery in the acute phase poststroke.},
  author={Johanne Higgins and Nancy E. Mayo and Johanne Desrosiers and Nancy M. Salbach and Sara Ahmed},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  volume={42 1},
This study evaluates stroke patients with upper-limb (UL) motor deficits using measures of impairment and "activity limitation" to quantify recovery of UL function poststroke and to identify predictors of UL function and predictors of UL recovery following stroke. The study also compares the recovery of UL function with that of the lower limb (LL). Measures of impairment and "activity limitation" of the UL and LL improved over the first 5 weeks. The Box and Block Test performance improved the… CONTINUE READING

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