《Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Theory and Practice》 ›› 2019, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (6): 709-713.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-9771.2019.06.016

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Effects of Robot-assisted Therapy Combined with Mirror Therapy on Upper Limbs Rehabilitation in Patients with Hemiplegia after Stroke

RONG Ji-feng1, DING Li2, ZHANG Wen1, WANG Wei-ning3, DENG Mei-kui1, XIONG Li1, JIA Jie2   

  1. 1.Center of Rehabilitation Therapy, the First Rehabilitation Hospital of Shanghai, Shanghai 200090, China;
    2.Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200040, China;
    3.School of Kinesiology, Shanghai University of Sport, Shanghai 200438, China
  • Received:2019-01-09 Revised:2019-02-21 Online:2019-06-25
  • Contact: JIA Jie, E-mail: shannonjj@126.com
  • Supported by:
    Shanghai Science and Technology Commission Project (No. 15441901603 )

Abstract: Objective To explore the effects of robot-assisted therapy combined with mirror therapy (MT) on upper limbs in patients with hemiplegia after stroke.Methods From January, 2017 to June, 2018, 56 patients with hemiplegia after stroke were randomly divided into control group (n = 28) and observation group (n = 28). The control group received conventional therapy, and the treatment group received robot-assisted therapy combined with MT, additionally. They were assessed with Fugl-Meyer Assessment-Upper Extremities (FMA-UE), Wolf Motor Function Test (WMFT), Functional Independence Measure (FIM) and modified Barthel Index (MBI) before and four weeks after treatment.Results Four weeks after treatment, the scores of FMA-UE, WMFT and MBI were better in both groups (t > 2.959, P < 0.05), and were better in the observation group than in the control group (t > 4.732, P < 0.001).Conclusion Robot-assisted therapy combined with MT could improve the function of upper limb and activities of daily living in patients with hemiplegia after stroke.

Key words: stroke, hemiplegia, robot-assisted therapy, mirror therapy, upper limbs

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