Journal article

Rehabilitation outcome of upper extremity skilled performance in persons with cervical spinal cord injuries

Annemie IF Spooren, Yvonne JM Janssen-Potten, Govert J Snoek, Maarten J Ijzerman, Eric Kerckhofs, Henk AM Seelen

JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE | FOUNDATION REHABILITATION INFORMATION | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To investigate changes in arm hand skilled performance during and after active rehabilitation in (sub)groups of subjects with cervical spinal cord injuries. DESIGN: Longitudinal multi-centre cohort study. PATIENTS: Persons with cervical spinal cord injuries during (n?=?57) and after (n?=?35) rehabilitation. METHODS: Patients from 8 Dutch rehabilitation centres received therapy as usual. At 3 time-points during active rehabilitation and one year after discharge arm hand skilled performance was measured using the Van Lieshout hand function test, the Grasp Release Test (for basic activities) and the Functional Independence Measure and the Quadriplegia Index of Function (for complex a..

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Grants

Awarded by ZONMW Rehabilitation Research programme


Funding Acknowledgements

This Study is part of the ZONMW Rehabilitation Research programme "Physical strain, work capacity and mechanisms of restoration of mobility in the rehabilitation of individuals with spinal cord injury" and was Funded through grant 1450010. The PHL University College, department of Health Care, Belgium, provided additional funds.