Original article

Restoration of Upper Limb Motor Function After Stroke

1 ORCIDElena V. Kayerova, 2 ORCIDNatalya S. Zhuravskaya, 1 ORCIDEkaterina A. Kozina, 2 ORCIDOlga V. Shakirova

1 Pacific State Medical University, Vladivostok, Russian Federation
2 Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russian Federation


Since the task of eliminating the consequences of a stroke remains unsolved, research on the use of robotic simulators equipped withfeedback to restore upper limb motor functions is of particular relevance.Aim of the study was to conduct an experimental evaluation of the effectiveness of the use of the Anika sensory glove with biologicalfeedback for the restoration of upper extremity motor function in the early period of ischemic stroke.Materials and methods. We analyzed 108 medical histories and selected 28 patients with a single history of stroke and moderate cognitivedisorders, which were divided into 2 groups - control and experimental with 14 individuals each. Patients of the control groupengaged in therapeutic physical culture according to the traditional methodology adopted in neurological practice and aimed at restoringmuscle strength, passive and active movements of the upper extremity. Trainings using the sensory glove Anika with biologicalfeedback were included in the therapeutic physical culture training program for the experimental group.Results. The inclusion of special exercises on the Anika simulator with biological feedback in a comprehensive physical rehabilitationprogram increases the effectiveness of the recovery process, contributing to improving articular mobility, reducing spasticity,increasing muscle strength of the hand, reducing the level of personal and situational anxiety, normalizing psychoemotional state andincreasing the functional mobility of stroke patients.Conclusion. The use of the sensory glove Anika with biological feedback in the early recovery period contributed to the expansion ofthe motor activity of patients, the development of self-care skills, psychological and social adaptation.

Keywords: physical rehabilitation, ischemic stroke, sensory glove

For citation: Kayerova E.V., Zhuravskaya N.S., Kozina E.A., Shakirova O.V. Restoration of Upper Limb Motor Function After Stroke. Bulletin of Rehabilitation Medicine. 2021; 20(1): 21-26. https://doi.org/10.38025/2078-1962-2021-20-1-21-26


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Interregional Fund for Assistance to Relatives of Stroke Patients
Russian Association for Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation of Patients and the Disabled