Objectives: This study was designed to determine the effects of Volar-Dorsal Wrist/Hand Immobilization Splint on upper extremity motor components and function of stroke patients. Methods: fourteen
patients were participated in this study. The patients were selected based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria, and were given the splint after a primary evaluation. They were reevaluated after one, two and three months. In order to assess spasticity, the range of motion, and upper extremity function, the Modified Ashworth Scale [MAS] , the goniometry, and fugl-meyer assessment were used respectively. The splints were used 2 hours during the day and the whole night in three months.
Results: The amount of the upper extremity function changes [P [v] =0.07] was not significant: and the amount of the ranges of the motion changes [P [v] =0.02] were statistically significant. The changes in range of motion of other joints and spasticity were not significant [P [v] >.05] .
Malek Amini ,Aryan shamili ,Marzieh Pshmdarfard ,
Long Term Effects of Volar-Dorsal Wrist/ Hand Immobilization Splint on Motor Components and Function of Stroke Patients,
Iran. Rehabil. J. 2015;
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