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.