Journal article

Brain Motor Control Assessment Post Early Intensive Hand Rehabilitation After Spinal Cord Injury

Maryam Zoghi, Mary Galea

Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation | THOMAS LAND PUBLISHERS, INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: The Brain Motor Control Assessment (BMCA) is a surface electromyography (sEMG)-based measure of motor output from the central nervous system during a variety of reflex and voluntary motor tasks. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the pattern of voluntary movements in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) to investigate whether BMCA could add more resolution to clinical assessments and the recovery path of these patients. Method: Ten participants were recruited from the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre as part of a multicenter randomized controlled trial. Four participants received usual care while the other 3 participants received usual care plus an intensive task-..

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