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Title: Three-dimensional characteristics of the shoulder post-stroke and their relationships to clinical measures
Authors: Paque, Joyce
Gybels, Tom
Advisors: VAN DEUN, Sara
DE BAETS, Liesbet
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: UHasselt
Abstract: Background: Shoulder complications are common after stroke and influence the upper limb function. Learning about the underlying mechanisms is therefore essential. The aims of this study are to describe the differences found in scapular behavior between stroke patients and healthy controls are described. Secondly, possible relationships between the results of the three-dimensional scapular kinematic analysis and clinical scapular measurements are investigated. Method: 13 stroke patients and 11 healthy controls were recruited. The movement protocol consisted of two tasks: 45° and 120° unilateral anteflexion of the arm. Markers were placed on the trunk, scapula, humerus and forearm on the hemiplegic side in stroke patients and the dominant side in healthy controls. 3D movements were recorded by 15 Vicon-cameras. Afterwards a clinical examination was executed, measuring scapular lateral rotation by means of inclinometry, scapular distance, acromial distance and pectoralis minor length. SPSS statistics was used for statistical analysis. Results: Significant differences between both groups were found at the trunk and humerus. Stroke patients showed more extension (p<0.03) and heterolateral rotation (p<0.04) of the trunk. They also tended to move more in the frontal plane during the lowering phase of the task (p<0.03). Moderate to high correlations (0.557 to 0.836) were found between 3D measured scapular rotations measured with 3D analysis and the clinical tests. Stepwise linear regression generated several significant models (R
Notes: master in de revalidatiewetenschappen en de kinesitherapie-revalidatiewetenschappen en kinesitherapie bij musculoskeletale aandoeningen
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/19560
Category: T2
Type: Theses and Dissertations
Appears in Collections: Master theses
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