Japanese Occupational Therapy Research
Online ISSN : 2434-4419
Print ISSN : 0289-4920
Promoting the use of the paretic upper-extremity in the real-world using the improved version of capener splint in the subacute stage after stroke
Atsushi SatouTakashi Takebayashi
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2019 Volume 38 Issue 2 Pages 230-237


We used constraint-induced movement therapy (CI therapy) combined with the improved version of capener splint to facilitate real-world use for stroke patients with no voluntary finger extension. Method:Although we used CI therapy using the spider splint, the stroke patients refused to use the spider splint in the real-world, resulting in the development and use of the improved version of capener splint. Results:The Fugl-Meyer Assessment, Wolf Motor Function Test, and Motor Activity Log improved significantly, and the improved version of capener splint resulted in higher scores than the spider splint in evaluation of the degree of welfare equipment satisfaction. Conclusion:The improved version of capener splint might be a useful orthosis in CI therapy training.

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